M. M. Yagoub, Ph.D.


Assoc. Prof. of Remote Sensing and GIS

Department of Geography and Urban Planning

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

UAE University, P. O. Box 17771, Al-Ain, UAE

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Dr. M. M. Yagoub graduated from the Department of Surveying Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Khartoum in

 1991 and obtained his PhD from the College of Geoinformation Sciences at the University Technology Malaysia in 1999.

 In 2007, he promoted to associate professor and achieved the Teaching Faculty Recognition Award bestowed by H.H. Sheik Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan,

UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He worked at the University of Khartoum, Tongji University in Shanghai, the International Islamic

University in Malaysia, and currently at the UAE University.  He established and directed the Master Program of Remote Sensing and GIS at the UAE University

between 2002 and 2005 and worked as the Chairman of the Geography Department between 2005 and 2007.

He teaches various geoinformation courses such as Surveying Engineering, Cartography, Computer Cartography, Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing,

GIS, and Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS (Urban Planning, Petroleum, Coastal, Health).  His research interest is in education and

application of remote sensing and GIS. He published and presented more than 20 papers in international journals, local, and international conferences.

 Examples of his work involved using GIS for wind energy, camels, petroleum, urban monitoring, virtual reality, and multimedia.

Examples of Dr. Yagoub's Researches in Refereed Journals



Yagoub, M.M. and Engel B., (2008). Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) in Developing Countries: Case of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The  Journal of Terrestrial Observation, Vol. 1, 2: 69-88,

Yagoub, M.M and Mohsin A. Abbasi, (2007). GIS for Asset Management at the United Arab Emirates University.

Yagoub, M.M. (2006). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Business: Customer Distribution in Al Ain. Bulletin of The Egyptian Geographical Society, vol. 79: 49-60

Yagoub, M.M. (2006). Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Population Studies in the Gulf: A case of Al Ain City (UAE). Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, vol. 34 (1):7-21.

Yagoub, M.M. and G.  R. Kolan (2006). "Monitoring Coastal Zone Land Use and Land Cover Changes of Abu Dhabi Using Remote Sensing". Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, vol. 34 (1):57-68.

Yagoub, M.M. and M. A. Gadir (2005). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications for Health: Case of Al Ain, UAE. Al-Ensaniat, Journal of Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Vol. 1 :1-26.

Yagoub, M.M. (2005). Remote sensing and GIS education in the UAE. The Middle East GIS Bi-Monthly, GIS Development, vol. 1 (1): 22-25.


Yagoub, M.M. (2004). Monitoring of urban growth of a desert city through remote sensing: Al-Ain (UAE) between 1976 and 2000. International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol.25 (6): 1063-1076. (Published by Taylor & Francis ), (

Hobbs, J. J. and Yagoub, M.M. (2003). The Discipline of Geography in the United Arab Emirates. The Arab World Geographer. Vol. 6 (3): 194-201. (

Yagoub, M.M. and Hobbs, J.J. (2003). Geographic information system applications for camels: the case of Al-Ain, UAE. The Arab World Geographer, vol. 6 (2): 101-111. (


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