Talha is generally interested in the modelling, control and estimation of complex dynamical systems. In his research, he works with such systems in the form of complex networks of human agents as consumers of natural resources, as opposed to the conventional treatment of human behavior as disturbances, exogenous inputs or uncertainties. He employs research from social-psychology to form mathematical models of consumer behaviour. For analysing these models, he frequently applies tools from Optimal Control, Game theory and Network Science to help pin down the characteristics of sustainable societies. He has also worked on control and estimation problems in robotics. This includes both theoretical and development work in Robotic Vision, SLAM and State Estimation
Currently he is serving as an Assistant Professor of Research at the LUMS Center for Water Informatics & Technology (WIT) and teaches in the SBA School of Science and Engineering at LUMS.