Husam is a PhD. candidate at the Centre for Advanced Modelling and Geospatial Information Systems (CAMGIS) at University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
In 2019, he was awarded the "Presidents’ Scholarship" from UTS. In 2018, he was awarded the International Research Scholarship for the same course. He received his Bachelor in Civil Engineering and Masters in Remote Sensing & GIS from University Putra Malaysia (UPM).
He has several peer-reviewed publications on the application of machine learning methods. He was one of the main contributors to the paper that received the Best Paper Award in 2019 ISPRS Geospatial Week in Enschede, the Netherlands.
Husam has collaborated with international researchers from well-known international institutes and disaster resilience teams from Japan, Netherlands, Korea and Malaysia.
His research interests include the application of deep learning techniques for natural hazard modelling (such as landslides), earth resources management and smart cities. He also has interest in feature extraction from satellite imagery, UAV-based remote imaging, spatial decision support systems, environmental disaster management and early warning systems.