About Me

I am a second-year Ph.D. student at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. My major is Information Science. My advisor is Dr. Hassan A. Karimi . My CV is available here .

Research: My interests touch several areas of GIS, Machine Learning, and Topological Data Analysis. In particular, in the past few years, my research work was focused on using techniques from computer vision, topological data analysis, and machine learning for airborne and mobile (AV) LiDAR point cloud data. I also recently started to study the theoretical aspects of Active Learning and Deep learning for the point cloud dataset.


Meirman Syzdykbayev; Hadi Hajari; Hassan A. Karimi
An Ontology for Collaborative Navigation Among Autonomous Cars, Drivers, and Pedestrians in Smart Cities
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Meirman Syzdykbayev; Hassan A. Karimi
Persistent Homology for Detection of Objects from Mobile LiDAR Point Cloud Data in Autonomous Vehicles
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Ph.D. in Information Science
University of Pittsburgh, School of Computing and Information
Advisor: Dr. Hassan Karimi
August 2017 – Present

PRO.MS. in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing
University of Pittsburgh, The Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
August 2015 – May 2017

B.S. cum laude in Geography
L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan
September 2008 – June 2012

Teaching assistance

Teacher assistant for Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Fall 2017/2018/2019
Teacher assistant for Spatial Data Analytics, Spring 2019
Teacher assistant for Machine Learning Introduction , Spring 2018



GIS and Remote Sensing, Spatial Statistics, Spatial Database Systems, Location-Based Services, Machine Learning, Topological data analysis


Python, R, Java, JavaScript,SQL