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Name Dr. Waqar Ahmad
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Computer Engineering (Taxila)
Highest Qualification PhD Engg. Politecnico di torino, Italy
Specialization VLSI/FPGA architectures, High Level Synthesis (HLS), Embedded Multimedia, Image and Video Coding, Multimedia Signal Processing
Phone No +92-51-9047580
Cell No +92-334-8502214
Fax No +92-51-9047-420
Email [email protected]

PhD in Electronics and Communications Engineering, 2017

Politecnico di torino, Italy

M.Sc. Computer Engineering, 2011

University of Engineering and Technology Taxila

B.Sc. Computer Engineering, 2008

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad

Image and Video Coding

Multimedia Signal Processing

Video Compression

FPGA/VLSI architectures for multimedia signal processing

High Level Synthesis (HLS) based VLSI architectures

Embedded Multimedia


  1. Waqar Ahmad , Maurizio Martina, Guido Masera “High Level Synthesis Based FPGA Implementation of H.264/AVC Luma Sub-pixel Interpolation Filter”, European Modeling Symposium, 28-29 Nov. 2016 Pisa, Italy

  2. Waqar Ahmad , Maurizio Martina, Guido Masera “Complexity and Implementation analysis of Synthesized View Distortion Estimation Architecture in 3D High Efficiency Video Coding”, International Conference on 3D Imaging, 14-15 Dec. 2015 Liege, Belgium

  3. Gouping Xiao, Waqar Ahmad, Syed Azhhar Ali Ziadi, Massimo Ruo Roch, Giovanni Causapruno, “High Speed VLSI architecture for Finding the First W maximum/minimum Values”, International Conference on Electronics Applications (APPLEPIES) 5-6 May, 2014

  4. M. Daud Abdullah Asif, Umair Ullah Tariq, Mirza Nauman Baig, Waqar Ahmad, “A Novel Hybrid Method for Text Detection and Extraction from News Videos”, Midlle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 2014

  5. Umair Ullah Tariq, Waqar Ahmad, M. Daud Abdullah Asif, Mubashir Hussain, “Gender Perception From Faces Using Boosted LBPH (Local Binary Pattern Histograms)”, Carpathian Journal of Electronic and Computer Engineering, 2013

  6. Naveed Khan Baloch, Waqar Ahmad, Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, Muhammad Iram Baig “Algorithm for Efficient Attendance Management: Face Recognition based approach”, International Journal of Computer Science Issues (IJCSI'12)

  • Patron   .... Taxilians Robotics and Automation Club(TRAC)
  • Member .... Software Developlment Centre (SDC), FT&IE


  • Member  .... Undergraduate Academic Monitoring Committee(UAMC) CPED
  • Incharge .... Maintenance Cell FT&IE


Assistant Professor                                                          Dec/13 - to date   Computer  Engineering Department, UET Taxila

Lecturer                                                                           Dec/08 – Dec/13    Computer  Engineering Department, UET Taxila

Lab. Engineer                                                                   05/March/08 –10/Dec/08 Electrical Engineering Department, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad


Session Chair, European Modelling Symposium 28 - 29 November 2016, Pisa, Italy Link

Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

Teaching of following subjects at Undergraduate levels:

  • VLSI System Design 
  • Advance Digital Design  
  • Digital Electronics
  • Microelectronics
  • Electric Circuits

    Reviewer for Journals

    Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers   Journal Link

    • Won Ph.D. Scholarship from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC)

    • Won Campus Gold Medal in B.Sc. Computer Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad

    • Won Institute Silver Medal in B.Sc. Computer Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad

    • Overall 1st Position in the Class in B.Sc. Computer Engineering

    • Throughout 1st Position in all eight semesters in the Class in B.Sc. Computer Engineering


    MS thesis supervision

    1. A Novel Hybrid Method for Text Detection and Extraction from News Videos

    • 3 Weeks training on IC Nanometer Design at National Institute of Electronics (NIE) Islamabad

    • Attended the 5TH International Workshop on Frontiers of Information Technology,2007

    • Attended the 3rd International Conference on Open Source Systems & Technologies, 2009

    • Attended two days short course on Network Security Systems (CSC-01) Held at Headquarters PEC, Islamabad

    • Attended and completed Open Source Software Training conducted by Open Source Resource Center, Pakistan Software Export Board, Ministry of Information Technology at COMSATS Abbottabad