Karim Malik, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Other Degrees:
MSc, King University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Contact Information:


Research Interests:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Landscape change detection and modelling
  • Landscape similarity analysis
  • Computer vision methods and convolutional neural networks applications in Geography/GIScience.

Selected Publications:

Malik, K., Robertson, C. , Braun, D. and Greig, C., 2021. U-Net convolutional neural network models for detecting and quantifying placer mining disturbances at watershed scale. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation,104, 102510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2021.102510

Malik, K., and Robertson C. , 2021. Landscape Similarity Analysis Using Texture Encoded Deep-Learning Features on Unclassified Remote Sensing Imagery. Remote Sensing. 13(3), 492. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13030492

Malik, K. and Robertson, C., 2020. Exploring the Use of Computer Vision Metrics for Spatial Pattern Comparison. Geographical Analysis, 52(4), 617-641.

Malik, K., McLeman, R., Robertson, C. and Lawrence, H., 2020. Reconstruction of past backyard skating seasons in the Original Six NHL cities from citizen science data. The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien, 64(4), 564-575.

Al-Thukair, A. A., Malik, K., and Nzila, A. , 2020. Biodegradation of selected hydrocarbons by novel bacterial strains isolated from contaminated Arabian Gulf sediment. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-12

Hasan, M.A., Mamun, A.A., Rahman, S.M., Malik, K., Al Amran, M., Uddin, I., Khondaker, A.N., Reshi, O., Tiwari, S.P. and Alismail, F.S., 2021. Climate Change Mitigation Pathways for the Aviation Sector. Sustainability, 13(7), 3656.

Malik, K., Rahman, S. M., Khondaker, A. N., Abubakar, I. R., Aina, Y. A., and Hasan, M. A. 2019. Renewable energy utilization to promote sustainability in GCC countries: policies, drivers, and barriers. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26(20), 20798-20814.

Al-Thukair, A. A., and Malik, K., 2016. Pyrene metabolism by the novel bacterial strains Burkholderia fungorum (T3A13001) and Caulobacter sp (T2A12002) isolated from an oil-polluted site in the Arabian Gulf. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 110, 32-37.