Department of Geography
McGill University
805 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, QC H3A 2K6 Canada

Telephone: (514) 398 -5316
Fax: (514) 398 - 7437

Dr. Raja Sengupta

Associate Professor

Geography & McGill School of Environment

Research Interests: Theory and Practice of Geographic Information Science (Spatial Decision Support Systems and Agent-Based Modelling)

Applications of GIS to Water Resources Management, Conservation Payments and Payment for Environmental Services (PES), and Spatial Epidemiology.


Ph.D. (2000) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Geography)

M.S. (1995) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Geology)

M.Sc. (1993) Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India (Applied Geology)

B.Sc. (1991) St. Xaviers College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India (Geology)



Academic Appointments:

2003-Present Associate (2009-) and Assistant (2003-2009) Professor, Dept. Of Geography and McGill School of Environment, McGill University; Associate Member of School of Computer Science (2007-2012).


2011 -2012 Associate Professor, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi, India


2010(Jan-May) Visiting Faculty, Center for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi


2009(Jun-Dec) Visting Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore


2000-2003       Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


1999-2000       Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, University of Iowa.


Journal Editorial Board Membership

Transactions in GIS (2011-2016)

Water International (2007-2010; 2016-present)


Professional Positions and Service:

2012 & 2016: Member, Program Committee, GIScience 2012; GIScience 2016 (Local Organization Chair)

2016: Member, Program Committee, CAMUSS 2016

2016: Organizer, Workshop on Agent-Based Models & Complexity Science

2007-Present: Member, Program Committee, Spatial Knowledge and Information (SKI), Canada.

2007-2010     Member, Publications Committee, International Water Resources Association

2006-2007     Editor, Water International (Journal of the International Water Resources Association)

2007               Invited Participant, Specialists Meeting on Agent-based Modeling of Complex Social Systems (NCGIA)

2005               Member, Program Committee, XIIth World Water Congress 2005 (New Delhi, India)

2004-2006       Member, Awards Committee, International Water Resources Association

2003-2005       AAG Representative to the Universities Consortium on Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)

2000-2003      Director, Universities Water Information Network.