We have been blessed with a baby girl named Aroush (means "angel from paradise").
According to an automated ranking system arnetminer.org, I rank 2nd in the world in the area of "data mining/query processing" according to "new star"
ranking metric (as on 22-01-2013). "New star" considers the researchers with academic longevity at most equal to 5 years
and ranks them based on their research activities in recent years. See the complete
I have received Discovery Early Career Researcher Award worth $375,000 and a Discovery Project (with Dr. Wei Wang) research grant worth $360,000. See this page for details.
Muhammad Aamir Cheema is currently a Lecturer (since Nov-2013) at Monash University, Melbourne. Prior to this, he was a Research Fellow (2011-2013) at School of Computer
Science and Engineering at The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. degree (2008-2011) under the joint supervision of
Prof. Xuemin Lin and Dr. Wei Wang from
UNSW, Australia. His Ph.D. thesis studied efficient processing of proximity-based spatial queries such as reverse k nearest neighbors queries, range queries
and k-closest pairs queries. The thesis was awarded
2012 Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering.
His current research interests include spatial databases, uncertain databases, data privacy and data quality.
Before he started Ph.D., he served as Associate Lecturer at School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia. He taught Database Systems (COMP9311) in 07s2.
He received Masters by Research degree in Computer Science and Engineering from UNSW, Australia (2005-2007) under the supervision of Prof. Xuemin Lin.
The research problem addressed in the thesis was
related to Nearest Neighbor Queries in Spatio-Temporal Databases. Interested readers can read this thesis (in form of HTML pages) or pdf file.
He completed Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (specialization in Computers)
from UET Lahore, Pakistan, from 2001 to 2005.
Winner of scholarship offered by Ministery of Science and Technology Pakistan.
Extra Curricular Achievments
Urdu Editor of ECHO 2005, Official magazine of UET Lahore.
"Best Humorous Writer Award" consecutively two years for Essay writing competitions held in 2003 and 2004 in UET Lahore. I have been writing to different famous pakistani monthly magazines like Urdu Digest. I have also been writing for children magazines. Here are some of Humorous Articles written by me.
Winner of Annual Skit Competition organized by Dramatic Society UET Lahore.My skit "Jungle Online" got best skit award in 2003 and "Death Impossible" got best production award in 2004.
Participated in All Pakistan Inter Board Badminton tournament held in Larkana as a member of Multan board team.
Participated in First Pakistan University Games as a Captain of Badminton team of UET Lahore.
Participated as a goal keeper of hockey team which secured first position in Inter Faculty tournament 2003.
Participated as a captain of table tennis team of Electrical Engineering which got Runner up prize in Inter-faculty competition 2004.