Dr. Meher Nigar Neema


Academic Qualifications:

    Post-Doc     2017:    TUT, Japan
               Awarded the prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
               (JSPS FELLOWSHIP) for conducting ostdoctoral study.


    PhD              2010:    TUT Japan
               Awarded the prestigious Japanese Government Scholarship
               (MONBUKAGAKUSHO SCHOLARSHIP) for conducting doctoral


    MURP           2004:    BUET, Dhaka
                 Conducted research on "Spatial Optimization Using Genetic
                 Algorithm" and awarded the prestigious Dr. Rashid gold medal to
                 honour the highest CGPA recipient student among the students of
                 all departments in the university in MURP program in the year 2004.


    BURP            2002:    BUET, Dhaka
                  Obtained first class with honours and 2nd position in order of Merit
                  in BURP program, BUET, 2002. Awarded Merit Scholarship in BURP
                  program, BUET, 1996-2002. Awarded ‘Dean’s list award’ in all levels
                  of BURP program, BUET, 1996-2002.


    HSC              1995:    Begum Badrunnessa Govt. Girl's
                                        College, Dhaka
                     Awarded Merit Scholarships in H.S.C. Examinations,  Begum
                     Badrunessa Govt. Girls’College, Dhaka, 1993-1995.       
    SSC               1993:   Engineering University School, Dhaka


Research Interests:

  • Green City Planning

    Application of GIS and Operations Research Techniques (Artificial Intelligence Algorithms and Modelling) in: Green City and Green Space Planning, Sustainable Environmental, Green Transport and Disaster Management Planning for Present and Future Generations

Journal publications:

  • M. Rahman and M.N. Neema, (2015), “A GIS Based Integrated Approach to Measure the Spatial Equity of Community Facilities of  Bangladesh”, AIMS Geosciences, 1(1): 21-40. doi: 10.3934/geosci.2015.1.21

  • S. M.Labib, M.N. Neema, Z.Rahman, H. Patwary, and S.H. Shakil(2018),“Carbon dioxide emission and bio-capacity indexing for transportation activities: A methodological development in determining the sustainability of vehicular transportation systems”, Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier, USA, Vol. 223, pp. 57-73.

  • F. R.Ashik, S.A. Mim and M. N Neema (2019),“Towards vertical spatial equity of urban facilities: An integration of spatial and aspatial accessibility”, Journal of Urban Management, Elsevier.

  • Zafri, N. M., Nurullah M., Neema, M. N., & Waliullah, M. (2021). Spatial accessibility to healthcare facilities in coastal region of Bangladesh. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  • MN Neema, MR Hossain, AM Haque, MHM Farhan, (2014). Multi-Criteria Evaluation of Quality of Exisiting Urban Parks in Dhaka City-Towards Achieving Livable City, International Journal of Environment 3 (3), 1-15.

Conference and Seminar Proceedings:

  • T. Akter, M.M. Hasan, A.U. Zaman, M.R. Hossain, and M.N. Neema, "Analysis of Potential Factors Bringing Disparity in House Rent of Dhaka City", Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA) (published by LNCS, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, pp. 408-421, June, 2013.


    D.R. Raja and M.N. Neema, “Impact of Urban Development and Vegetation on Land Surface Temperature of Dhaka City", Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA) (published by LNCS, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg), pp. 351-367, June 24-27, 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


    N. Sharmeen and M. N. Neema (2016), “Development of a GIS-based model for optimum traffic flow distribution through estimating travel demand and travel behavior analysis in some selected major routes of Dhaka city, Bangladesh”, 2016 UCCONNECT Conference, University of California, Riverside, 11-13 February, 2016, Riverside, CA, USA.


    M. B.Edrish and M. N. Neema (2018), “Identifying Low Lying Catchment Area for Ensuing Sustainable Disaster Management: A Case Study on Haor Flash Flood Area Detection”, The 2nd International Conference on Green Architecture 2018 (ICGrA 2018).


    M.H.Rahman, M.H. Islam and M.N. Neema, (2019), “Compactness of Neighborhood Spatial Structure: A Case Study of Selected Neighborhoods of DNCC and DSCC area”, The 1st International Conference on Sustainability in Natural and Built Environment, 19-23 January, 2019.


    U. Saha,M. F. Islam and M. N. Neema (2019), “A Microsimulation Based Approach to Investigate Intersection Performance: A Case Study on Bhulta Intersection of Dhaka, The 2nd International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice (iCERP 2019)by Global Circle for Scientific, Technological and Management Research (GCSTMR), Sydney, Australia, pp. 129-138.