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Name Mohammad Haroon Yousaf
Designation Associate Professor
Department Computer Engineering (Taxila)
Highest Qualification PhD Engg. UET Taxila
Specialization Image Processing, Computer Vision, Video Processing, Gesture Recognition
Phone No +92 51 9047574
Cell No
Fax No +92 51 9047420
Email [email protected]

PhD. Computer Engineering

MSc. Computer Engineering

BSc. (Honours) Computer Engineering

Human Action/Activity Recognition

Object Detection and Recognition

Computer Vision for Intelligent Surveillance Systems

4 x PhD Positions for HEC Funded “Swarm Robotics Lab” under National Centre for Robotics and Automation

Applications are invited from Pakistani Nationals for funded PhD positions for the HEC Funded “Swarm Robotics Lab” under National Centre for Robotics and Automation. The lab is established at the Computer Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan and positions are available for a period of 36 months maximum.

Qualifications:

At least MS/ME degree in Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Mechatronics Engineering/Electronics Engineering/Software Engineering/Telecom Engineering/Computer Science or similar discipline (18 years education) from HEC/PEC recognized universities/institutes; preferably with experience of research and development in Public or Private Sector. Candidate must be enrolled in PhD program of Computer Engineering/Software Engineering/Telecom Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics Engineering/Computer Science at UET Taxila.

The key research areas are:

  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Decentralized Communication for Robots
  • Computer Vision and Deep Learning
  • Robot Vision
  • Real-Time Object Detection and Recognition
  • Human Action Detection and Recognition
  • Vision for Intelligent Surveillance Systems

Candidates having qualifications above the minimum requirement and having knowledge of above-mentioned research areas with prior experience of working will be preferred.

Fixed Stipend: Rs. 25,000/- per month (All Inclusive) and Fee waiver.

It is clarified that the above positions are for purely Ad-hoc appointment against the aforesaid project for the maximum period specified.

Application Procedure:

  1. Interested candidates may submit their CV along with scanned copies of CNIC and all documents (Academic/Professional) to the following mailing address: Registrar, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan Ph: 051-9047406 Fax: 051- 9047420
  2. After submission of all the documents in Hard form, a scanned copy of all the relevant documents should be sent via email to (Dr. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Associate Professor/Director Swarm Robotics Lab, [email protected] with subject titled “Application for PhD Position @ SRL_NCRA
  3. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing in the interview.
  4. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview.
  5. In order to be considered, applications must be submitted by Friday, 24 January 2020.

SCI-INDEXED Journals (Accepted/Published) – [25]

  1. Ammar Mohsin Butt, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Fiza Murtaza, Saima Nazir, Serestina Viriri, Sergio A. Velastin, “Agglomerative Clustering and Residual-VLAD Encoding for Human Action Recognition” Published in Applied Sciences, June 2020 (IF: 2.217).
  2. Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin, Yu Qian “Vectors of Temporally Correlated Snippets for Temporal Action Detection” Published in Computers and Electrical Engineering, Volume 85, May 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2020.106654 (IF: 2.189).
  3. Hajr Bint-e-Naeem, Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “Multiple batches of motion history images (MB-MHIs) for multiview human action recognition” Accepted in Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s13369-020-04481-y 2020. (IF: 1.518)
  4. Adeel Ahmed Jamil, Fawad Hussain, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Ammar Mohsin Butt, Sergio A. Velastin “Vehicle Make and Model Recognition Using Bag of Expressions” Published in Sensors, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1033, (2019) (IF: 3.0).
  5. Nudrat Nida, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Aun Irtaza, Sergio A. Velastin “Deep temporal motion descriptor (DTMD) for human action recognition” Accepted in Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, DOI:10.3906/elk-1907-214 2019 (In Press). (IF: 0.625)
  6. Saima Nazir, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Jean-Christophe Nebel, Sergio A. Velastin “Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Bag of Expressions (D-STBoE) Model for Human Action Recognition” Published in Sensors, Vol. 19, No. 12, 2790, (2019) (IF: 3.0).
  7. Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “TAB: Temporally Aggregated Bag-of-Discriminant-Words for Temporal Action Proposals” Published in Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Vol. 183, PP: 42-52, June 2019. (IF: 2.645)
  8. Nudrat Nida, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Aun Irtaza, Sergio A. Velastin “Instructor activity recognition through deep spatiotemporal features and feedforward Extreme Learning Machines Published in Mathematical Problems in Engineering Vol. 2019, 2474865, 2019. (IF: 1.179)
  9. Nudrat Nida, Aun Irtaza, Ali Javed, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Muhammad Tariq Javed “Melanoma Lesion Detection and Segmentation using Deep Region based Convolutional Neural Network and Fuzzy C-Means Clustering” Published in International Journal of Medical Informatics. Vo. 124, PP: 37-48, April 2019. (IF: 2.73)
  10. Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin, Yu Qian “End-to-End Temporal Action Detection using Bag of Discriminant Snippets (BoDS)” Published in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 2, PP: 272-276 (2019) (IF: 3.268).
  11. Abinta Mehmood Mir, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hassan Dawood “Criminal Action Recognition Using Spatio-temporal Human Motion Acceleration DescriptorPublished in Journal of Electronic Imaging Vol. 27, No. 6, 063016 (2018) (IF:0.924).
  12. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Kanza Azhar, Fiza Murtaza, Fawad Hussain “Visual Analysis of Asphalt Pavement for Detection and Localization of Potholes” Published in Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 38, PP: 527-537 (October 2018).(IF:3.772)
  13. Basharat Hussain, Shah Nawaz, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Visual Vehicle Detection Scheme on Low-Powered Embedded GPUPublished in Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 1867-1877, 2019. (IF:1.637).
  14. Saima Nazir, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “Evaluating Bag of Visual Features Approach using Spatio Temporal Features for Action Recognition Published in Elsevier Computer and Electrical Engineering Vol 72, PP: 660-669 (November 2018) (IF: 2.189).
  15. Saima Nazir, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Jean-Christophe Nebel, Sergio A. Velastin “A Bag of Expression Framework for Improved Human Action Recognition” Published in Pattern Recognition Letters vol. 103, PP:39-45 (February 2018) (IF: 2.8).
  16. Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “PMHI: Proposals from Motion History Images for Temporal Segmentation of Action Videos” Published in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 2, PP: 179.183 (2018) (IF: 3.268).
  17. Hina Arshad, Khurram Khurshid, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Role of Feature Position in Recognition of Human Vehicle Interaction” Published in Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 5, No. 2 , PP 105-116, June 2017. (IF: 0.297)
  18. Hafiza Sundus Farooq, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Fawad Hussain “A Generic Passive Image Forgery Detection Scheme using Local Binary Pattern with Rich Models” Published in Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering Volume 62, August 2017, Pages 459-472 (IF: 2.189).
  19. Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “Multi-view Human Action Recognition using 2D Motion Templates based on MHIs and their HOG Description” Published in IET Computer Vision, Vol 10, Issue 7, PP: 758-767, 2016 (IF: 1.6).
  20. Saadia Zahid, Fawad Hussain, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib “Optimized Audio Classification and Segmentation Algorithm by using Ensemble MethodsPublished in Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015 (IF-01.179)
  21. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib “Virtual Keyboard: Real-time Finger Joints Tracking for Keystroke Detection and RecognitionPublished in Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering Vol. 39, No. 2, PP:923-934, 2014. (IF-1.518).
  22. Gulistan Raja, Awais Khan, Ahmad Khalil Khan, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Performance Analysis of HEVC In-Loop Filter” Published in Life Science Journal 10 (11s), 2013. PP: 337:342, (IF-0.167).
  23. Baber Khan, Ahmad Khalil Khan, Gulistan Raja, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Implementation of Modified Mean-shift Tracking Algorithm for Occlusion Handling” Published in Life Science Journal 10 (11s), 2013. PP: 331:336, (IF-0.167).
  24. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib, Kanza Azhar, Fawad Hussain, Muhammad Rizwan, Malik M. Asim “Towards The Development of Virtual Keyboard: An Activity Recognition ApproachPublished in Life Science Journal 10 (10s), 2013. PP: 275:282, (IF-0.167).
  25. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib, Kanza Azhar “Fuzzy Classification Of Instructor’s Morphological Features For Autonomous Lecture Recording System” Published in INFORMATION Journal, Vol. 16, No. 8 (B) PP:6367-6382, August, 2013, , (IF-0.358).

HEC-RECOGNIZED Journals (Accepted/Published) – [13]

  1. Saddam Hussain Khan, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Fiza Murtaza, Sergio A. Velastin “Passenger Detection and Counting During Getting On And Off From Public Transport System” Published in NED University Journal of Research, Vol. 17, No. 2, PP: 35-46, 2020. (HEC Recognized- X Category)
  2. Hassan Ahmed Sial, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Fawad Hussain “Spatio-Temporal RGBD Cuboids Feature for Human Activity Recognition” Published in The Nucleus, Vol 55, No. 3, PP:139-149 (2018). (HEC-Recognized Y-Category)
  3. Farrah Aslam, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Fawad Hussain “Human Activity Based Video Retrieval Using Optical Flow And Local Binary Patterns” Published in NED Journal of Research, Vol 15, No. 4, PP:93-106, 2018. (HEC Recognized- X Category)
  4. Amjad Mehmood, Muhammad Obaid Ullah, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “A proposed real-time feature extraction on field programmable gate array for human detectionPublished in NED University Journal of Research, Vol 14, No. 2, PP: 47-59, 2017. (HEC Recognized-X)
  5. Muniza Wahid, Sahib Khan, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Variable Least Significant Bits Grayscale Image StegnographyPublished in Pakistan Journal of Science, September 2015 (HEC Recognized-X)
  6. Saira Kanwal, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Optimization of Real Time Edge Enhanced Object Tracking Algorithm on Video ProcessorPublished in Technical Journal UET Taxila, Vol. 19, No. IV, PP: 78-88, 2014. (HEC Recognized-Y)
  7. Mujtaba Hassan, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Hand Structure Analysis for Finger Identification and Joint LocalizationPublished in New Horizon by IEEEP Vol: 81, Page 29, 2014. (HEC Recognized-Y)
  8. Hira Bashir, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Selection of Optimal Path Planning Algorithm for Autonomous Robots in Structured EnvironmentPublished in The Nucleus 51, No. 4. PP. 397-405 (2014). (HEC Recognized-Y)
  9. Zain ul abidin, Gulistan Raja, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Performance Anslysis of 3-D DWT, 3-D DFT, 3-D DCT, 3-D DHT for Medical Image CompressionPublished in NEW HORIZON by IEEEP Vol: 79-80, Page 29, 2013. (HEC Recognized-Y)
  10. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib, Fawad Hussain, Muhammad Rizwan “Visual Gesture Based Augmented Virtual Keyboard SystemPublished in The Nucleus 50, No. 4 (2013). (HEC Recognized-Y)
  11. Umair Ullah Tariq, Daud A. Asif, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Fawad Hussain “A Review of Vision-Based Perceptive Interfaces: A Mouse AlternativePublished in The Nucleus 50, No. 4 (2013). (HEC Recognized-Y)
  12. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib “A Novel Interface of Adjustable Pedals for Automotive: A Gesture Recognition ApproachPublished in Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 11 (11), 1575-1583, 2012. (HEC Recognized, ISI MASTER List)
  13. M. Abdul Basir, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf ”Transparent Compression Scheme for Linux File System” Published in The Nucleus 49, No. 2 (2012). (HEC Recognized-Y)

Book Chapters – [1]

  1. Rodrigo Fernandez, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Timothy J. Ellis, Zezhi Chen, Sergio A. Velastin “Traffic Flow Analysis” Book Chapter in Computer Vision and Imaging in Intelligent Transportation Systems, PP-131-162, March 2017.

International Conferences / Journals – [29]

  1. Umber Saba, Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Serestina Viriri “Plant Species Identification using Discriminant Bag of Words (DBoW)” Published in VISAPP - 15th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Valletta, Malta (2020).
  2. Hira Imtiaz, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Design and Implementation of Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring Algorithm on DSP for Small UAV Applications” Published in International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) 2019 Islamabad, Pakistan.
  3. Waqar Ahmed, M. Abubakr, Esha Rashid, Nudrat Nida, Shah Nawaz, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Digit Recognition for Meter Reading using Faster R-CNN” Published in International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry (ICRAI), Islamabad Pakistan 2019.
  4. Saima Nazir, Yu Qian, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin, Eduard Vazquez, Ebroul Izquierdo “Human Action Recognition Using Multi-Kernel Learning for Temporal Residual Network” Published in VISAPP - 14th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Prague, Czech Republic (2019).
  5. Nudrat Nida, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Aun Irtaza, Sergio A. Velastin “Bag of Deep Features for Instructor Activity Recognition in Lecture Room” Published in 25th International Conference on Multimedia Modelling, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2019 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05716-9_39
  6. Waqas Ahmad, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Robust Activity Recognition Model via Motion Templates” Published in IEEE ICE Cube, Quetta Pakistan 2018.
  7. Qurat ul Ain Ali, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Role of spatio-temporal feature position in recognition of human vehicle interaction” Published in IEEE TENCON 2018.
  8. Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “Da-Vlad: Discriminative Action Vector Of Locally Aggregated Descriptors For Action Recognition” Published in IEEE ICIP 2018.
  9. Saima Nazir, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “Feature Similarity and Frequency Based Weighted Visual Words Codebook Learning Scheme for Human Action Recognition” Published in 8th Pacific Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, Wuhan China (2017).
  10. Saima Nazir, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “Inter and Intra Class Correlation Analysis (IICCA) for Human Action Recognition in Realistic Scenarios” Published in International Conference on Pattern Recognition Systems, Madrid Spain (June 2017).
  11. Muhammad Hanif, Fawad Hussain, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin, Zezhi Chen “Shadow Detection for Vehicle Detection in Urban Environments” Published in International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR) to held at Montreal Canada in July 2017.
  12. Mubashir Noman, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “An Optimized and Fast Scheme for Real-time Human Detection using Raspberry Pi” Published in International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Application held at Gold Coast Australia in December 2016.
  13. Kanza Azhar, Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib “Computer Vision Based Detection and Localization of Potholes in Asphalt Pavement Images” Published in 29th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering 2016, Vancouver Canada.
  14. Asim Raza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hassan Ahmed Sial, Gulistan Raja “HMM-based Scheme for Instructor Activity Recognition in a Lecture Room Environment” Published in Smart Computing Reviews, Korea.
  15. Fiza Murtaza, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Sergio A. Velastin “Multi-view Human Action Recognition using Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) Description of Motion History Images (MHIs)” Published in IEEE Frontiers of Information Technology held at Islamabad in December 2015.
  16. Hadia Bashir, Fawad Hussain, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “Smart Algorithm for 3D Reconstruction and Segmentation of Brain Tumor from MRIs using Slice Selection Mechanism” Published in Smart Computing Review. Vol. 5, No. 3, June 2015.
  17. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Kanza Azhar, Hassan Ahmed Sial “A Novel Vision Based Approach for Instructor's Performance and Behavior Analysis” Presented for Publication in 2nd International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications at UAE, 2015.
  18. Akhtar Hanif, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Adnan Fazil, Suhail Akhtar “Inflight Helicopter Blade Track Measurement using Computer Vision” Published in IEEE TENSYMP 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PP: 56-61.
  19. Arslan Mubashar Khan, Waqas Umar, Taimoor Choudhary, Fawad Hussain, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf “A New Algorithmic Approach for Fingers Detection and Identification” Published in Proc. SPIE 8768: International Conference on Graphics and Image Processing; 03/2013.
  20. Naveed Khan Baloch, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Waqar Ahmad, M. Iram Baig ”Algorithm for Efficient Attendance Management: Face Recognition based approach” Published in International Journal of Computer Science Issues (IJCSI), July 2012.
  21. Sahib Khan, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, “Implementation of VLSB Stegnography using Modular Distance Technique” Published in Innovations and Advances in Computer, Information, Systems Sciences, and Engineering, Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering Volume 152, pp. 511-525, 2012
  22. Sahib Khan, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Jamal Akram “Implementation of Variable Least Significant Bits Steganography Using DDDB Algorithm” Published in International Journal of Computer Science Issues (IJCSI), Vol. 8 Issue 6 No. 3 November 2011
  23. Aiman Nadeem, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib “Management Information System for Documents Archiving and Organization Security” Published in 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering (ICACTE) 2010, Chengdu, China.
  24. Sameen Shaukat, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib “Real-Time Feet Movement Detection and Tracking for Controlling a Toy Car” Published in 3rd International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering (ICACTE) 2010, Chengdu, China.
  25. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Khubab Ahmed, Kanza Haroon, Hafiz Adnan Habib “Human Activity Recognition for Intelligent Video Lecture Recording” Published in International Conference on Recent Achievements in Mechatronics, Automation, Computer Science and Robotics (MACRO 2010), Tirgu-Mures, Romania
  26. Khubab Ahmed, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Hafiz Adnan Habib “Autonomous Lecture Recording System for distance Learning” Presented at NCICT 2007 at UST Bannu, Pakistan
  27. Hafiz Adnan Habib, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Muid Mufti “Novel Video Lecture Acquisition Framework A Gesture Recognition Approach” WSEAS Transaction on Computer January 2007
  28. Hafiz Adnan Habib, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Muid Mufti “Gesture and Scene Recognition Based Autonomous Video Lecture Acquisition Framework for Distance Learning” WSEAS International Conference on Distance Learning, Lisbon, Portugal 2006
  29. Hafiz Adnan Habib, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Muhammad Mohibullah “Modifies Laws Texture Energy Measures for Ceramic Tiles” Published in NCET 2004(Joint Venture of IEEE , ACM ,SZABIST) at Szabist Karachi, Pakistan.
  1. Action Recognition for Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems
  2. Bag of Expressions for Human Activity Recognition
  3. Temporal Action Detection in Long and Untrimmed Videos
  4. Computer Vision Based Asphalt Pavement Analysis
  5. Human Action and Behavior Recognition in Lecture Room Environment

Worked as Acting Chairman, Computer Engineering Department in Summer (2009 & 2012 & 2013 & 2014 & 2015 & 2016) and Spring-2018.

Member, National Curriculum Review Committee by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan 2014.

Member, Curriculum Review Committee by Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan 2019.

Program Evaluator (Expert Computer Engineering), Pakistan Engineering Council.

Director Postgraduate Studies, CPED UET Taxila (Since April 2015)

Convener, Open House and Job Fair (2016-onwards).

Warden, UET Taxila Hostels

Member, Departmental Semester Committee, CPED (2010-onwards)

Member, Departmental Committee for the Implementation of OBE Model

Member Examination Scrutiny committee UET Taxila (2005-onwards)

Member, House Allotment Rules Formation Committee 2016.

Member, University Medical Rules Formation Committee 2016

Member, Central Purchase Committee (CPC), UET Taxila (2017-onwards)

Member, Research Monitoring Committee (CPED, SED)

Technical Member from CPED for Central Purchase Committee UET Taxila (2011-onwards).

Member Scrutiny Committee for new hiring UET Taxila (2011-onwards)

Advisor M.Sc. students CPED, UET Taxila. (2010-2015)

In-charge, Admission Committee for induction of MSC. Computer Engineering Students (2011-onwards)

Member Transport committee, UET Taxila (2010-onwards)

Member Board of Faculty of Telecommunication and Information Engineering (2009-2010).

Convener, UAMC (Undergraduate Academics Monitoring Committee) CPED for (2009-2010). 

Member Organizing Committee ICM 2005 (International Conference on Micro Electronics)

Student Project Chair GRAMI 2006 (International Conference on Graphics, Multimedia and Imaging)

Member Organizing Committee ICOCN 2007 (International Conference on Optical Communication and Networks)

Chief Organizer CEC(Computing and Engineering Competition 2008) at UET Taxila

President JAVASOFT 2006 at UET Taxila.

Chief Organizer JAVASOFT 2005 at UET Taxila.

Member Student Project committee for DICE 2012 @ UET Taxila

Member purchase committee for Video and Image Processing Laboratory (HEC funded project) at UET Taxila (from June 2005 to June 2006)

Ex-Incharge Course Allocation for Computer Engineering Department UET Taxila.

Ex-Incharge Examination affairs Computer & Software Engg. Department UET Taxila.

Ex-Incharge Trips and tour affairs Computer & Software Engg. Department UET Taxila.

Ex-Incharge Store Computer & Software Engg. Department UET Taxila.

Ex-Member Time-Table Team for Computer Engineering Department UET Taxila.

Research Grants:

  1. Won grant of 79 Million Rs. for the establishment of Swarm Robotics Lab under National Centre or Robotics and Automation.
  2. Research grant of 1,00,000 Rs. for Research Academia Collaboration for year 2019 by NESCOM Pakistan.
  3. Research grant of 1,00,000 Rs. for Research Academia Collaboration for year 2019 by NESCOM Pakistan.
  4. Research grant of 9,20,000 Rs. for Faculty Research Project approved for year 2017 by ASR & TD, UET Taxila.
  5. Research grant of 3,57,000 Rs. for Faculty Research Project approved for year 2015 by ASR & TD, UET Taxila.
  6. Research grant of 2,24,000 Rs. for Faculty Research Project approved for year 2013 by ASR & TD, UET Taxila.
  7. Research grant of 1,50,000 Rs. for PhD research work approved and utilized for year 2011 by ASR & TD, UET Taxila.

Associate Professor at UET Taxila            (From 29th December, 2015 to Present)

Assistant Professor at UET Taxila            (From 12th July. 2007 to 28th December, 2015)

Lecturer at UET Taxila                            (From 16th Feb, 2005 to 11th July 2007)

Visiting Lecturer at UET Taxila               (From 26th Nov, 2004 to 15th Feb, 2005)

Editor, Technical Journal, UET Taxila (2013-onwards)

Editorial Advisory Board, Pakistan Journal of Computers and Information Systems

Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Journal of Emerging Research

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics

Reviewer, Neurocomputing

Reviewer, Pattern Recognition Letters

Reviewer, Informatics in Medicine Unlocked

Reviewer, Advanced Engineering Informatics

Reviewer, ETRI Journal                

Reviewer, IEEE Access

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems

Reviewer, IET Computer Vision

Reviewer, The Nucleus

Reviewer, The Computer Journal

Reviewer, Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering (Outstanding Reviewer Recognition in 2014)

Reviewer, Computing and Informatics Journal

Reviewer, Mehran University Research Journal

Reviewer, Transaction on Multimedia

TPC, Int. Conf. on Imaging for Crime Detection 2016-2017, Spain.

TPC, Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition Systems, 2017 Spain.

TPC, Int. Conf. of Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2017-2018 Islamabad.

TPC, Int. Conf. of Robotics and Automation for Industry (ICRAI), 2019 Islamabad.

General Secretary, Teaching Staff Association, UET Taxila 2015 & 2016.

President, Teaching Staff Association, UET Taxila 2013.

General Secretary, FAPUASA, Punjab Chapter, 2013, 2016.

General Secretary, Teaching Staff Association, UET Taxila 2012.

Executive Member, Teaching Staff Association, UET Taxila 2011.

Joint Secretary, Teaching Staff Association, UET Taxila 2010.

Senior Member IEEE (92189327), Member PEC (COMP-5725), Senior Member IACSIT (80347001), Member IAENG (102501), Ex- Member IEICE Japan.

Graduate and Post-Graduate Level: Digital Image Processing Techniques, Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction, Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Under-Graduate Level: Digital Image Processing, Object Oriented Programming, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Computer Architecture, Introduction to Computing, Computer Fundamentals.

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Best University Teacher Award by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan for year 2012-2013

  1. International Conference on Micro-Electronics (ICM) 2005.
  2. International Conference on Graphics, Multimedia and Imaging (GRAMI) 2006.
  3. International Conference on Optical Communication and Networks (ICOCN) 2007.
  4. International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST) 2012.
  5. One Day PhD Conference/Seminar, 2012 UET Taxila
  6. International Conference on Graphics and Image Processing (ICGIP) Singapore 2012.
  7. One Day PhD Conference/Seminar, 2013 UET Taxila
  8. IEEE Technical Symposium (TENSYMP) Region 10, Malaysia, 2014.
  9. Science, Technology and Engineering for Development Conference, Islamabad, 2014
  10. 2nd International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA’15), UAE, 2015.
  11. International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Application held at Gold Coast Australia, December 2016
  12. 8th Pacific Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology (PSIVT’2017) Wuhan China.
  13. IEEE TENCON 2018, Jeju South Korea.

PhD Thesis:

  1. “Saima Nazir” Bag of Expressions for Human Activity Recognition” (SED, Completed in 2018)
  2. “Fiza Murtaza” Temporal Action Detection in Long and Untrimmed Videos” (CPED, Completed in 2019)
  3. “Muhammad Waqas” Action Recognition for Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems” (TED, Started in 2014)
  4. “Naseer Ahmed” Computer Vision Based Asphalt Pavement Analysis (CPED, Started in 2015)
  5. “Nudrat Nida” Human Action and Behavior Recognition in Lecture Room Environment” (CPED, Started in 2016)

MS Thesis:

  1. “Naveed Khan Baloch” Intelligent System for Attendance Management: Face Recognition Based Approach (CPED, Completed in 2010-2011)
  2. “Sahib Khan” Implementation of Variable Least Significant Bit Steganography (TED, Completed in 2011)
  3. “Abdul Basir” Linux Kernal Transparent Compression (CPED, Completed in 2012)
  4. “Mujtaba Hassan” Hand Structure Analysis for Finger Identification and Joints (CPED, Completed in 2012)
  5. “Saira Kanwal” Optimization of Real Time Edge Enhanced Object Tracking Algorithm on DSP (CPED, Completed in 2012-2014)
  6. “Hira Bashir” Environment Learning and Automatic Path Planning (CPED, Completed in 2012-2013)
  7. “Asim Raza” Instructor Activity Recognition using Spatiotemporal Techniques (CPED, Completed in 2012-2014)
  8. “Akhtar Hanif” Inflight Helicopter Blade Track Measurement using Computer Vision (CPED, Completed in 2013-2014)
  9. “Arubah Hussain” Sleeping Foreground Problem for People Counting” (CPED, Completed in 2013-2015)
  10. “Hassan Ahmed” Human Activity Recognition using RGBD Bag of Words” (CPED, Completed in August 2014)
  11. “M. Qasim Shafiq” Localization and Tracking of People Moving inside a Train Carriage” (CPED, Defended in 2013-2016)
  12. “Fiza Murtaza” Human Action Recognition Algorithm for a Multi-camera Video Dataset” (CPED, Completed in 2015)
  13. “Mubashir Noman” Real-Time People Detection Algorithm on Raspberry Pi” (CPED, Completed in 2016)
  14. “Naseer Ahmed” Secure Image Steganography Technique for Covert Communication” (CPED, Completed in 2015)
  15. “Hafiza Sundus Farooq” A Generic Forgery Detection Technique” (CPED, Completed in 2016)
  16. “Bilal Rasheed” Vehicle Make and Model Recognition for Intelligent Transportation System” (CPED, Completed in 2017)
  17. “Saddam Hussain” Detection and Counting of Passengers Getting On and Off from Bus” (CPED, Completed in 2017).
  18. “Basharat Hussain” Visual Vehicle Detection Scheme on Low-Powered Embedded GPU (CPED, Completed in 2017)
  19. “Abinta Mehmoor Mir” Street Crime Scene Recognition in Surveillance Videos  (CPED, Completed in 2017)
  20. “Usman Riaz” Visibility Restoration of Hazy Images Containing White Objects  (CPED, Completed in 2018)
  21. “Qurat ul Ain Ali” Activity Recognition for Human-Vehicle Interaction  (CPED, Completed in 2018)
  22. “Malik Ali Gul” Abnormal Human Activity Recognition for Elderly Patient Care (CPED, Completed in 2018)
  23. “Umber Saba” Plant Species Recognition using Computer Vision (CPED, Completed in 2018)
  24. “Hira Imtiaz” Design and Implementation of Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring for Small UAV Applications on DSP (CPED, Completed in 2019)
  1. International Workshop on “Robotics and Assistive Living” by Centre for Water Informatics-LUMS on 13-10. 2018 at LUMS Lahore.
  2. International Workshop on “Precision Agriculture and Forestry” by Centre for Water Informatics-LUMS on 12-10. 2018 at LUMS Lahore.
  3. International Workshop on “OBA Accreditation Process for Program Evaluators” by PEC on 08-09.02.2018 at PEC HQ Islamabad.
  4. International Workshop on "Outcome Based Education" by PEC & UET Taxila on 06-07.02.2018 at UET Taxila.
  5. Workshop on “Entrepreneurship Skills” by Directorate of Staff Development, UET Taxila on 29.11.2017 at UET Taxila.
  6. Training on “OBA Accreditation Process for Program Evaluators” by PEC on 29.04.2017 at PEC HQ Islamabad.
  7. International Workshop on "Outcome Based Education and Implementation" by PEC & UET Taxila on 01-02.02.2017 at UET Taxila.
  8. EDITOR’s CAFÉ, One Day Event by Asian Council of Science Editors, 18th November 2016, Islamabad.
  9. International Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship and Incubation, Two Days Symposium in Islamabad September 2016.
  10. ACSE Workshop on Peer Review and Research Integrity, One day workshop by Asian Council for Science Editors 18th February, 2016 in Islamabad.
  11. EDITOR’s CAFÉ, One Day Event by Asian Council of Science Editors, 21st November 2015, Islamabad.
  12. Symposium on Re-Designing Engineering Education in Pakistan organized by UET Taxila on 19th October 2015.
  13. USAID Workshop on Small Grant Proposal, 14th October 2015, Islamabad
  14. International Workshop on “Essentials of Entrepreneurship – A Toolkit for Entrepreneurs” December 9-11, 2014, COMSTECH Islamabad, Pakistan
  15. Entrepreneurship Workshop for Engineers and Scientist 5-days workshop conducted by USIAD, HEC and NUST at NUST from 2nd – 6th June 2014
  16. One Day Workshop (Communication Skills for Teachers) by Sir Syed Memorial Society Islamabad at Case Islamabad, November, 2011
  17. PCEPT (Professional Competancy Enhancement Program for University Teachers) by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, September-October, 2011
  18. Modeling of Biological and Active Machine Vision in Robotics. 3-days Workshop held by GET Lab, University of Paderborn, Germany and  MCS, National University of Science and Technology, Rawalpindi Pakistan in 2008.
  19. ICT Centric University Excellence Program (sponsored by Ministry of IT and National ICT R & D Fund) at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore, Pakistan in July-August 2007. “Outstanding” and “Excellent” Grades in Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures respectively.
  20. Workshop on Application Specific Integrated Circuit ( ASIC ) Design. Under IEE University of Engineering and Technology Taxila Chapter held at UET Taxila in 2004.

PhD Thesis:

  1. “Saima Nazir” Bag of Expressions for Human Activity Recognition” (SED, Completed in 2018)
  2. “Fiza Murtaza” Temporal Action Detection in Long and Untrimmed Videos” (CPED, Completed in 2019)
  3. “Muhammad Waqas” Action Recognition for Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems” (TED, Started in 2014)
  4. “Naseer Ahmed” Computer Vision Based Asphalt Pavement Analysis (CPED, Started in 2015)
  5. “Nudrat Nida” Human Action and Behavior Recognition in Lecture Room Environment” (CPED, Started in 2016)

MS Thesis:

  1. “Naveed Khan Baloch” Intelligent System for Attendance Management: Face Recognition Based Approach (CPED, Completed in 2010-2011)
  2. “Sahib Khan” Implementation of Variable Least Significant Bit Steganography (TED, Completed in 2011)
  3. “Abdul Basir” Linux Kernal Transparent Compression (CPED, Completed in 2012)
  4. “Mujtaba Hassan” Hand Structure Analysis for Finger Identification and Joints (CPED, Completed in 2012)
  5. “Saira Kanwal” Optimization of Real Time Edge Enhanced Object Tracking Algorithm on DSP (CPED, Completed in 2012-2014)
  6. “Hira Bashir” Environment Learning and Automatic Path Planning (CPED, Completed in 2012-2013)
  7. “Asim Raza” Instructor Activity Recognition using Spatiotemporal Techniques (CPED, Completed in 2012-2014)
  8. “Akhtar Hanif” Inflight Helicopter Blade Track Measurement using Computer Vision (CPED, Completed in 2013-2014)
  9. “Arubah Hussain” Sleeping Foreground Problem for People Counting” (CPED, Completed in 2013-2015)
  10. “Hassan Ahmed” Human Activity Recognition using RGBD Bag of Words” (CPED, Completed in August 2014)
  11. “M. Qasim Shafiq” Localization and Tracking of People Moving inside a Train Carriage” (CPED, Defended in 2013-2016)
  12. “Fiza Murtaza” Human Action Recognition Algorithm for a Multi-camera Video Dataset” (CPED, Completed in 2015)
  13. “Mubashir Noman” Real-Time People Detection Algorithm on Raspberry Pi” (CPED, Completed in 2016)
  14. “Naseer Ahmed” Secure Image Steganography Technique for Covert Communication” (CPED, Completed in 2015)
  15. “Hafiza Sundus Farooq” A Generic Forgery Detection Technique” (CPED, Completed in 2016)
  16. “Bilal Rasheed” Vehicle Make and Model Recognition for Intelligent Transportation System” (CPED, Completed in 2017)
  17. “Saddam Hussain” Detection and Counting of Passengers Getting On and Off from Bus” (CPED, Completed in 2017).
  18. “Basharat Hussain” Visual Vehicle Detection Scheme on Low-Powered Embedded GPU (CPED, Completed in 2017)
  19. “Abinta Mehmoor Mir” Street Crime Scene Recognition in Surveillance Videos  (CPED, Completed in 2017)
  20. “Usman Riaz” Visibility Restoration of Hazy Images Containing White Objects  (CPED, Completed in 2018)
  21. “Qurat ul Ain Ali” Activity Recognition for Human-Vehicle Interaction  (CPED, Completed in 2018)
  22. “Malik Ali Gul” Abnormal Human Activity Recognition for Elderly Patient Care (CPED, Completed in 2018)
  23. “Umber Saba” Plant Species Recognition using Computer Vision (CPED, Completed in 2018)
  24. “Hira Imtiaz” Design and Implementation of Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring for Small UAV Applications on DSP (CPED, Completed in 2019)

PhD Admission 2018 @ UET Taxila.

Centre for Computer Vision Research (C2VR) and Swarm Robotics Lab

 

PhD Positions are available in Centre for Computer Vision Research (C2VR) and Swarm Robotics Lab at Department of Computer Engineering UET Taxila. C2VR is working in collaboration with Swarm Robotics Lab under National Centre for Robotics and Automation, VISRnD @ CPED UET Taxila and international research groups. SWARM ROBOTICS LAB will also be hiring for Research Associates and Research Assistants soon. The key research areas are:

  • Real-Time Object Detection and Recognition
  • Human Action Detection and Recognition
  • Vision for Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Vision for Intelligent Surveillance Systems
  • Computer Vision and Deep Learning
  • Robotics and Vision
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Decentralized Communication for Robots

 

PhD Position will be decided on highly competitive grounds. Selected candidates may be funded through Endowment Fund Scheme (Rs. 60000/- per month) and Swarm Robotics Lab (Rs. 25000/- per month). Quality Research proposals alongwith applications are mandatory for Funded Positions. For application procedure, research proposal and further guidance, contact

Dr. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Associate Professor/Director Swarm Robotics Lab [email protected]

 

Last Date to Apply 10th August 2018. HEC HAT-1 is mandatory.