DR Mohsen Kalantari Soltanieh

DR Mohsen Kalantari Soltanieh


  • Land Administration, Cadastre, Building Information Modelling (BIM), 3D GIS, Spatial Data Infrastructure (Internet of Things, Volunteered Geographic Information System, Sensor Web Enablement)



  • I bring a wealth of experience in developing successful research grant applications, engaging with the industry and profession, building strong research teams, conducting research in Australia and overseas, and leading a research centre. My area of research includes Public-Private Partnership in land administration, Blockchain, cadastral surveying, 3D cadastre, eland administration, smart cities, location-based IoT, 3D GIS, crowdsourced spatial data, spatial semantics, spatial metadata, building information modelling (BIM) and FM. I bring in-depth and rich skills in university teaching, developing teaching grants, coordinating degrees, inter/cross-disciplinary curriculum development, accreditation, and assisting students to progress in their studies. In this context, I have the vision to develop teaching methods considering that the learners in universities have grown up with digital technologies. This philosophy also entails that today’s formal learning classroom and online distance learning systems are to keep students motivated. I have built and maintained a strong network with the surveying and spatial industry across Australia and Internationally. I will bring strong industry and professional links with Australian and international bodies and government agencies such as United Nation, World Bank, Open Geospatial Consortium, Inter-governmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping (ICSM), mapping and land authorities across Australia, Singapore Land Authority, Surveying and Mapping agency of Malaysia as well as internationally renowned private sector. Beyond contributions to academia, my research has had a demonstrable contribution to industry; most notably, I am a co-founder of, Faramoon, a start-up company that has licensed technology developed in my research group for commercialisation purposes. I aim to foster a mindset that advocates the importance of entrepreneurship in the academic research to raise the culture of entrepreneurship in your School.   


Member of

  • Surveying and Spatial Science Institute. Member 2006 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • Graduate Certificate, University of Melbourne 2013
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2008
  • MSc, 2004
  • BSc, 2001

Awards and honors

  • Victoria Fellowship 2012, Business Victoria - Science Technology & Innovation, 2012
  • Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Fellowship, Aust DIISRTE / Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), 2012
  • Special Postgraduate Studentship, The University of Melbourne, 2005
  • International Student Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Iran, 2004



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I welcome students from different backgrounds relevant to my research interests.