Dr Asim Siddiqui BSc (Hons), MRes, PhD

Research Fellow

Asim is currently working as a Research Fellow for the Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) at the University of Greenwich. His first degree is in Computer Science from the University of Greenwich, and after completing his MSc by Research in 2000 from the same institution, he joined FSEG. He has worked on various research projects including the Aircraft Accident Statistics and Knowledge (AASK) Database, World Trade Center (WTC) Evacuation Study, EU funded BeSeCu (Behaviour, Security, Culture) and LIFEBID (Lessons In Fire & Evacuation Behaviour In Dwellings). He has contributed to over 14 research papers during this period.  In 2020, he was awarded a PhD for his research on the data sharing between Building Information Modelling and Fire Safety Engineering.

In addition to his main research duties, Asim has supervised over 30 Undergraduate and Postgraduate project students between 2006 and 2013. Also, he worked as a tutor for over six Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses between 1999 and 2007.


  • PhD
  • MSc by Research (Computer Science
  • BSc(Hons) Computing Science


British Computer Society (MBCS)

Research / Scholarly interests

Integration and use of Fire Safety Engineering with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Smart Building Management Systems.

Design and development of databases to store and analyse data related to human behaviour during evacuation.

Recent publications


Siddiqui, Asim A. , Ewer, John A., Lawrence, Peter J., Galea, Edwin R. , Frost, Ian R. (2021), Building information modelling for performance-based fire safety engineering analysis – a strategy for data sharing. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Building Engineering, 42: 102794 2352-7102 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102794).

Conference proceedings

Hulse, Lynn M. , Galea, Edwin R., Wales, David, Thompson, Owain F. , Siddiqui, Asim (2015), Recollection of flame height and smoke volume in domestic fires. Interscience Communications Ltd. In: , , , Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 201. Interscience Communications Ltd, London , 6 . pp. 453-464 . ISBN: 9780993393303 (doi: ).