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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Dr. Muhammad Usman Akram
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer & Software Engineering

CE&ME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi
Tel : 00923336913921
Email :  

Specialization
Digital Image Processing

Education
Ph.D. (Computer Engineering), Pakistan

Usman Akram is assistant professor in college of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan. He Holds a PhD degree in Computer Engineering with specialization in medical image analysis and is among the youngest PhDs in Pakistan. His research areas are image/signal processing, biometrics, medical image analysis and pattern recognition. 

He is a recipient of different national and international awards such as P@SHA 2012, APICTA 2012, Travel fellowships, cash awards on journal publications, commandant’s plaque of excellence etc.  Currently he is working on implementation of a telescreening system for diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy in coordination with Shifa International Hospital and AFIO (Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology).

Medical image analysis, Biometrics, Image/signal processing, Machine Learning, pattern recognition

Book Chapters:

1. Aslam, W., Khan, M. A., Akram, M. U., Saqib, N. A., & Rho, S. (2016). Energy Efficient Image Compression and Transmission in WSN. Emerging Innovations in Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies, 67.

2. Samra Irshad, M. Usman Akram, Sara Ayub, Anaum Ayaz, “Retinal Blood Vessels Differentiation for calculation of Arterio-Venous Ratio”, Image analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS, Canada, 2015

3. Ammama Furrukh Gill, Syeda Alishbah Fatima, M. Usman Akram, Sajid Gul Khawaja, Saqib Ejaz Awan , "Analysis of EEG Signals for Detection of Epileptic Seizure using Hybrid Feature Set",  Theory and Applications of Applied Electromagnetics, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Volume 344, pp 49-57, 2015 

4. S. Ayaz, S. Sahar, M. Zafar, M. U. Akram, Y. Nadeem "Analysis of OCT Images for Detection of Choroidal Neovascularization in Retinal Pigment Epithelial Layer", 21st International Conference on Neural Information Processing, LNCS, pp. 226-233, Malaysia, Nov 2014.

5. M. U. Azhar, M. D. Ashraf, A. Haider, S. O. Maruf, M. Naqvi, S. G. Khawaja, M. U. Akram, "Separation and Classification of Crackles and Bronchial Breath Sounds from Normal Breath Sounds Using Gaussian Mixture Model", 21st International Conference on Neural Information Processing, LNCS, pp. 495-502, Malaysia, Nov 2014. 

6. M. Usman Akram, Sarmad Abbas, Anam Usman, Ubaid ullah Yasin, "Detection of Hemorrhages in Colored Fundus Images using Non Uniform Illumination Estimation",  Image analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), LNCS, pp.329-336, Portugal, 2014. 

7. Anam Usman, Sarmad Abbas, M. Usman Akram, Yasser Nadeem, " A Robust Algorithm for Optic Disc Segmentation from Colored Fundus Images", Image analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), LNCS, pp. 303-310, Portugal, 2014.

8. M. Usman Akram, Shehzad Khalid, “A software system for grading diabetic retinopathy by analyzing retinal images”, In book “Knowledge based processes in software development”, IGI Global, 2012.

9. M. Usman Akram, Mahmood Akhtar, M. Younus Javed, “An Automated System for the Grading of Diabetic Maculopathy in Fundus Images”, 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, LNCS 6666, pp. 36-43, Nov 2012, Qatar 

10. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Shoab A Khan, “Detection of Neovascularization for Screening of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy”, Image analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), LNCS, Portugal, pp. 372-379, Portugal, June12. 

11. M. Usman Akram, Aftab Khan, Khalid Iqbal and Wasi Haider Butt, “Retinal Image: Optic Disk Localization and Detection”, Image analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), LNCS 6112, pp.40-49, Portugal, June10. 

12. Anam Tariq, M. Usman Akram, Sarwat Nasir, Rabia Arshad, “Fingerprint Image Postprocessing Using Windowing Technique”, Image analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), LNCS 5112, pp. 915–924, Portugal, June08. 

13. Rabia Anwar, M. Usman Akram, Rabia Arshad, “A Modified Singular Point Detection Algorithm”, Image analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer), LNCS 5112, pp. 905–914, Portugal, June 2008. 

ISI Indexed Journal Papers:

1. Akbar, Shahzad, Muhammad Usman Akram, Muhammad Sharif, Anam Tariq, and Ubaid ullah Yasin. "Decision Support System for Detection of Papilledema through Fundus Retinal Images." Journal of Medical Systems 41, no. 4 (2017): 66. [Impact factor: 2.213]

2. Samina Khalid, M. Usman Akram, Taimur Hassan, Ammara Nasim, and Amina Jameel, “Fully Automated Robust System to Detect Retinal Edema, Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, and Age Related Macular Degeneration from Optical Coherence Tomography Images,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2017, Article ID 7148245, 15 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/7148245 [Impact Factor: 2.134]

3. Khush Naseeb Fatima, Taimur Hassan, M. Usman Akram, Mahmood Akhtar, and Wasi Haider Butt, "Fully automated diagnosis of papilledema through robust extraction of vascular patterns and ocular pathology from fundus photographs," Biomed. Opt. Express 8, 1005-1024 (2017) [Impact Factor: 3.34]

4. Khawaja, Sajid Gul, M. Usman Akram, Shoab Ahmed Khan, Arslan Shaukat, and Saad Rehman. "Network-on-Chip based MPSoC architecture for k-mean clustering algorithm." Microprocessors and Microsystems 46 (2016): 1-10. [Impact Factor: 0.471]

5. Jamil, Uzma, M. Usman Akram, Shehzad Khalid, Sarmad Abbas, and Kashif Saleem. "Computer Based Melanocytic and Nevus Image Enhancement and Segmentation." BioMed Research International 2016 (2016). [Impact Factor: 2.134]

6. Khalid, Shehzad, Uzma Jamil, Kashif Saleem, M. Usman Akram, Waleed Manzoor, Waqas Ahmed, and Amina Sohail. "Segmentation of skin lesion using Cohen–Daubechies–Feauveau biorthogonal wavelet." SpringerPlus 5, no. 1 (2016): 1603. [Impact Factor: 0.982]

7. Salam, Anum A., Tehmina Khalil, M. Usman Akram, Amina Jameel, and Imran Basit. "Automated detection of glaucoma using structural and non structural features." SpringerPlus 5, no. 1 (2016): 1519. [Impact Factor: 0.982]

8. Syed, Adeel M., Taimur Hassan, M. Usman Akram, Samra Naz, and Shehzad Khalid. "Automated diagnosis of macular edema and central serous retinopathy through robust reconstruction of 3D retinal surfaces." Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 137 (2016): 1-10. [Impact Factor: 1.82]

9. Waheed, Zahra, M. Usman Akram, Amna Waheed, Muazzam A. Khan, Arslan Shaukat, and Mazhar Ishaq. "Person identification using vascular and non-vascular retinal features." Computers & Electrical Engineering (2016). [Impact Factor: 1.084]

10. Saima Shaheen, M. Usman Akram, Aasia Khannum, Shoab A. Khan, M.Younas Javed, A Cross Layer Error Control Scheme for Efficient WLAN Multimedia Streaming, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Accepted [impact factor: 1.346]

11. Hassan, Bilal, Gulistan Raja, Taimur Hassan, and M. Usman Akram. "Structure tensor based automated detection of macular edema and central serous retinopathy using optical coherence tomography images." JOSA A 33, no. 4 (2016): 455-463. [Impact Factor: 1.55]

12. Taimur Hassan, M. Usman Akram, Shafaat A Bazaz et al., “Automated segmentation of sub-retinal layers for the detection of macular edema”, Applied Optics, 55(3), 454-461, 2016. [Impact Factor: 1.784]

13. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Shehzad Khalid, Sarmad Abbas, M. Younus Javed, Ubaid ullah Yasin, “Glaucoma Detection using Novel Optic Disc Localization, Hybrid Feature Set and Classification Techniques”, Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 38(4), 643-655, OCT 2015. [impact factor: 0.888]

14. Amna Waheed, M. Usman Akram, Shehzad Khalid, Zahra Waheed, Muazzam A Khan, Arslan Shaukat, “Hybrid Features and Mediods Classification based Robust Segmentation of Blood Vessels”, Journal of Medical Systems, Vol 39, No. 10, OCT 2015. [impact factor: 2.213]

15. Sheeraz Akram, Muhammad Younus Javed, M. Usman Akram, Usman Qamar and Ali Hassan, “Pulmonary Nodules Detection and Classification Using Hybrid Features from Computerized Tomographic Images”, J. Med. Imaging Health Info. Vol. 6, No. 1, 1-8, 2016. [impact factor: 0.503]

16. Amna Waheed, Zahra Waheed, M. Usman Akram, Arslan Shaukat, "Removal of False Blood Vessels Using Shape Based Features and Image Inpainting," Journal of Sensors, vol. 2015, Article ID 839894, 13 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/839894. [impact factor: 1.182]

17. Saima Shaheen, Aasia Khannum, M. Usman Akram, Shoab A.Khan, SangHyun Seo, M.Younas Javed, "Evaluating the Significance of Error Checksums for Wireless Video Streaming", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Accepted [impact factor: 1.346]

18. Saima Shaheen, M. Younus Javed, Muid Mufti, Shehzad Khalid, Aasia Khanum, Shoab A. Khan and M. Usman Akram, "A Novel Compression Technique for Multi-Camera Nodes through Directional Correlation", International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Article ID 539838, Feb 2015. [impact factor: 0.923]

19. Sajid Gul Khawaja, Mian Hamza Mushtaq, Shoab A. Khan, M. Usman Akram, Habib ullah Jamal, " Designing Area Optimized Application-Specific Network-On-Chip Architectures while Providing Hard QoS Guarantees", Plos One, April 21, 2015, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125230 [impact factor: 3.534]

20. S. Akram, M. Y. Javed, A. Hussain, F. Riaz, M. U. Akram, "Intensity Based Statistical Features for Classification of Lungs CT Scan Nodules Using Artificial Intelligence", Taylor and Francis Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 27, No. 6, 2015. [impact factor: 1.0]

21. Shehzad Khalid, M. Usman Akram, Shahid Razzaq, "Behaviour recognition using multivariate m-Mediods based modelling of motion trajectories",  Multimedia Systems, 485-505, 21(5), Oct 2015. [impact factor: 0.619]

22. Wasi Haider Butt,  M. Usman Akram, Shoab A Khan, M. Yonus Javed,  "Covert Network Analysis for Key Player Detection and Event Prediction Using a Hybrid Classifier," The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2014, Article ID 615431, 13 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/615431. [impact factor: 1.730]

23. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Shoab A Khan, M. Younus Javed, "Automated Detection of Exudates and Macula for Grading of Diabetic Macular Edema", Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicines, Volume 114, Issue 2,  pp. 141–152,  April 2014. [impact factor: 1.555]

24. M. Usman Akram, Shehzad Khalid, Anam Tariq, Shoab A Khan, Farooque Azam, "Detection and Classification of Retinal Lesions for Grading of Diabetic Retinopathy", Computers in Biology and Medicines, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp. 161–171, ,  February 2014. [impact factor: 1.162]

25. M. Usman Akram, Shehzad Khalid, Anam Tariq, M. Younus Javed, “Detection of Neovascularization in Retinal Images using Multivariate m-Mediods based Classifier”, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Vol 37, pp. 346-357, 2013 [impact factor: 1.664]

26. Anam Tariq, M. Usman Akram, Arslan Shaukat, Shoab A Khan, Automated Detection and Grading of Diabetic Maculopathy in Digital Retinal Images Springer Journal of Digital Imaging, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 803-812, 2013. [Impact factor: 1.255]

27. M. Usman Akram, Shehzad Khalid, Shoab A Khan, “Identification and Classification of Microaneurysms for Early Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy”, Pattern Recognition (Elsevier), Vol 46, No.1, 107-116, 2013 [Impact Factor: 2.63]

28. M. Usman Akram and Shoab A. Khan, “Multilayered Thresholding Based Blood Vessel Segmentation for Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy”, Springer journal of Engineering with Computers (EWCO), Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 165-173, 2013.  [Impact factor:0.739] 

29. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, M. Almas Anjum, M. Younus Javed, “Automated Detection of Exudates in Colored Retinal Images for Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy”, OSA Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 51 No. 20, 4858-4866, 2012. [Impact factor: 1.748]

30. M. Usman Akram and Shoab A. Khan, “Automated detection of dark and bright lesions in retinal images for early detection of diabetic retinopathy”, Springer Journal of Medical Systems (JOMS), Vol. 36, No. 5, 3151-3162, 2012. [Impact factor:1.783]

Non ISI Indexed Journals: 

1. Anum Mehmood, M. Usman Akram, Mahmood Akhtar, Vertebra Localization Using Shape Based Analysis and Unsupervised Clustering from X-ray Images, PJCIS (2016), Vol. 1, No. 1 : 29-41

2. Anum Abdul Salam, M. Usman Akram, Shafaat A. Bazaz, Syed Muhammad Anwar, Kamran Wazir, Imran Basit, Improved automated detection of glaucoma from fundus image using hybrid features, Al-Shifa Journal of Ophthalmology, 11(2): 103-115, 2015

3. S Rashid, U Akram, SA Khan , WML: Wireless Sensor Network based Machine Learning for Leakage Detection and Size Estimation, Procedia Computer Science, 2015

4. Faraz Tahir, M. Usman Akram, Mujahid Abbas, Albab Ahmad Khan, Detection of Laser Marks from Retinal Images for Improved Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy, International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Application, Vol 7, pp. 131 – 138, 2015

5. Daniyal Usmani, M. Usman Akram, Sarmad Abbas, Tanveer Ahmed and Imran Basit, “Generation of Retinal Image Mosaic using Weber Local Descriptor”, Journal of Information Assurance and Security , pp. 111 – 119, Vol 10, No. 3, 2015

6. Israr Ul Haq, Usman Akram, Yoshifumi Saijoz, “Detection of Abnormal Blood Vessels on Optic Disc for Diagnosis of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy”, Journal of the Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers Vol.3, No.1, pp.1–5, 2015

7. Israr ul haq, Usman Akram, Yoshifumi Saijo, “Automated detection of optic disc using vessels tracking”, Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol. 52, pp 283-284 (2014)

8. Safia Shabbir, Anam Tariq and M. Usman Akram, “A Comparison and Evaluation of Computerized Methods for Blood Vessel Enhancement and Segmentation in Retinal Images”, International Journal of Future Computer and Communication, Vol. 2, No. 6, 600-603, 2013. 

9. Kiran Yaseen, Anam Tariq and M. Usman Akram, “A Comparison and Evaluation of Computerized Methods for OD Localization and Detection in Retinal Images”, International Journal of Future Computer and Communication, Vol. 2, No. 6, 613-616, 2013.

10. Ibaa Jamal, M Usman Akram, Retinal Image Preprocessing:

Background and Noise Segmentation , TELKOMNIKA Indonesian Journal on Electrical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 537-544, 2012

11. M. Usman Akram, Ibaa Jamal, Anam Tariq, “Blood Vessel Enhancement and Segmentation for Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy”, TELKOMNIKA Indonesian Journal on Electrical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 327-334, 2012

12. Anam Tariq, M, Usman Akram, Personal Identification using Ear Recognition, TELKOMNIKA Indonesian Journal on Electrical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 321-326, 2012

13. M. Usman Akram, Assia Khanum, Khalid Iqbal, “An automated System for Liver CT Enhancement and Segmentation”, ICGST-GVIP Journal, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 17-22, October 2010 [ISSN # 1687-4005]

14. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Sarwat Nasir, Shoab A. Khan, “Fingerprint Image: Pre and Post-Processing”, International Journal of Biometrics, Inderscience, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 63-80, May2008  [ISSN # 1755-8301]

Conference Proceedings:

1. Shaukat, Arslan, Hazrat Ali, and Usman Akram. "Automatic Urdu Speech Recognition using Hidden Markov Model." In Image, Vision and Computing (ICIVC), International Conference on, pp. 135-139. IEEE, 2016.

2. Kazmi, Afza, Muazzam A. Khan, and M. Usman Akram. "DeVANET: Decentralized Software-Defined VANET Architecture." In Cloud Engineering Workshop (IC2EW), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 42-47. IEEE, 2016.

3. Lubna Aziz, Javeria Ayub, Abdul Samad, Usman Akram, Sara Ayub, Samra Irshad and Imran Basit, "Differentiation of Blood Vessels in Retina into Arteries and Veins Using Neural Network", ICE Cube, Pakistan Apr 2016. 

4. Javeria Ayub, Jamil Ahmad, Usman Akram, Muhammad Jan, Sara Ayub, Lubna Ayub and Imran Basit, "Glaucoma Detection through Optic Disc and Cup Segmentation using K-mean clustering", ICE Cube, Pakistan Apr 2016.

5. Madiha Tahir, Usman Akram and Muhammad Arslan Idris, “Online Signature Verification using Segmented Local Features”, ICE Cube, Pakistan Apr 2016.

6. Attia irum

7. Akram, M. Usman, Muazzam A. Khan, Madiha Naveed, and Sarah Gul. "Liver Image Analysis using Color and Texture Descriptors.", DIPEWC, UAE, 2016

8. Waheed, Zahra, Amna Waheed, and M. Usman Akram. "A robust non-vascular retina recognition system using structural features of retinal image." 2016 13th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST). IEEE, 2016.

9. Maruf, Syed Osama, M. Usama Azhar, Sajid Gul Khawaja, and M. Usman Akram. "Crackle separation and classification from normal Respiratory sounds using Gaussian Mixture Model." In 2015 IEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), pp. 267-271. IEEE, 2015.

10. Muhammad, Amna Pir, M. Usman Akram, and Muazzam A. Khan. "Survey Based Analysis of Internet of Things Based Architectural Framework for Hospital Management System." In 2015 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), pp. 271-276. IEEE, 2015.

11. Mahida Tahir, M. Usman Akram, “Online signature verification using hybrid features”, International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics (InfoSec2015), South Africa, Nov 2015. 

12. Zahra Waheed, M. Usman Akram, Amna Waheed, Arslan Shaukat, Robust Extraction of Blood Vessels for Retinal Recognition, International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics (InfoSec2015), South Africa, Nov 2015. 

13. Najam Dar, M. Usman Akram, Anam Usman, Shoab A Khan, ECG Biometric Identification for General Population Using Multiresolution Analysis of DWT Based Features, International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics (InfoSec2015), South Africa, Nov 2015. 

14. Salam, Anum Abdul, M. Usman Akram, Kamran Wazir, Syed Muhammad Anwar, and Muhammad Majid. "Autonomous Glaucoma detection from fundus image using cup to disc ratio and hybrid features." In 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), pp. 370-374. IEEE, 2015.

15. Salam, Anum Abdul, M. Usman Akram, Sarmad Abbas, and Syed M. Anwar. "Optic disc localization using local vessel based features and support vector machine." In Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE), 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2015.

16. Pir, Amna, M. Usman Akram, and Muazzam A. Khan. "Internet of things based context awareness architectural framework for HMIS." In 2015 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom), pp. 55-60. IEEE, 2015.

17. Asra Ashraf, M. Usman Akram, Shehzad Amin Sheikh, Detection of Retinal Whitening, Cotton Wool Spots and Retinal Hemorrhages for Diagnosis of Malarial Retinopathy, IEEE TENCON 2015, Macau, Nov 2015. 

18. Taimur Hassan, M. Usman Akram, Shafaat A Bazaz, “Review of OCT and Fundus Images for Detection of Macular Edema, 12th annual International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, China, Sept, 2015

19. Amna Waheed, Zahra Waheed, M. Usman Akram, A Robust Algorithm For Segmentation of Blood Vessels in the Presence of Lesions in Retinal Fundus Images, 12th annual International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, China, Sept, 2015 

20. Asra Ashraf, M. Usman Akram, Shehzad Amin Sheikh, Sarmad Abbas, Detection of Macular Whitening and Retinal Hemorrhages for Diagnosis of Malarial Retinopathy, 12th annual International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, China, Sept, 2015

21. Anum Abdus Salam, M. Usman Akram, Kamran Wazir, S. M. Anwar, A Review Analysis on Early Glaucoma Detection Using Structural Features, 12th annual International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, China, Sept, 2015

22. Khush Naseeb Fatima, M. Usman Akram, Shafaat A Bazaz, Papilledema Detection in Fundus Images Using Hybrid Feature Set, 5th International Conference on IT Convergence and Security August 24th-27th, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

23. Najam Dar, M. Usman Akram, Muazzam A Khan, Arslan Shaukat, ECG Based Biometric Identification For Population With Normal And Cardiac Anomalies Using Hybrid HRV And DWT Features, 5th International Conference on IT Convergence and Security August 24th-27th, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

24. A Shaukat, M Aziz, U Akram, Facial Expression Recognition Using Multiple Feature Sets, 5th International Conference on IT Convergence and Security August 24th-27th, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

25. Sadaf Ayaz, Sadaf Saher, M. Usman Akram, Imran Basit, “A Case Study Approach: Iterative Prototyping Model Based Detection of Macular Edema in Retinal OCT Images”, International Conference on Software

Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2015), USA

26. M. Usman Akram, Daniyal Usmani, Tanveer Ahmad, Sarmad Abbas, Syeda Fouzia Noor, "Seamless fundus image stitching using WLD to improve field of view", IEEE 5th International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and Its Applications (DICTAP 2015), Lebanon, Apr 2015

27. Faisal, M. Usman Akram, Faraz, Adnan, "Human identification using dental biometric analysis", IEEE 5th International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and Its Applications (DICTAP 2015), Lebanon, Apr 2015

28. Mavera Mazhar Butt, M. Usman Akram, Shoab A Khan, "Denoising practices for electrocardiographic (ECG) signals: A survey," in Computer, Communications, and Control Technology (I4CT), 2015 International Conference on , pp.264-268,  April 2015

29. Faisal Rehman, M. Usman Akram, Naveed Riaz, F. Kunwar, A Sharp Comparison of Biometric Techniques and Dental Biometrics. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Engineering & Emerging Technologies (ICEET), Superior University, Lahore, PK, 26-27 March, 2015.

30. Saima Shaheen, Aasia Khannum, Shoab A Khan, M. Usman Akram, M. Younus Javed, "Using MAC frame header for efficient multimedia streaming over IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN," in Computer, Communications, and Control Technology (I4CT), 2015 International Conference on,  pp.570-574, April 2015

31. Uzma Abbasi, Muhammed Usman Akram, "Classification of Blood Vessels as Arteries and Veins for Diagnosis of Hypertensive Retinopathy", 10th IEEE International Computer Engineering Conference, Egypt, December 2014.

32. Aniqa Azam, M. Usman Akram and Usman Qammar, "Optic Disc Segmentation from Colored Retinal Images using Vessel Density", 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) , pp. 313-318, Pakistan, Dec 2014.

33. Adeel Muzaffar Syed, Muhammad Usman Akbar, M. Usman Akram and Joddat Fatima, ''Automated Laser Mark Segmentation from Colored Retinal Images", EEE 17th International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC 2014), Pakistan, Dec 2014.

34. Saima Waseem, Usman Akram, Bilal Ashfaq, "Drusen Detection From Colored Fundus Images for Diagnosis of Age Related Macular Degeneration", 7th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, Sri Lanka, Dec 2014. 

35. Saima Waseem, Usman Akram, Bilal Ashfaq, "Drusen Exudate Lesion Discrimination in Colour Fundus Images", 14th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2014), pp. 176-180, Kuwait, Dec 2014

36. Daniyal Usmani, Tanveer Ahmed, M. Usman Akram, Danyal Saeed, "Fundus Image Mosaic Generation for Large Field of View", 14th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2014), pp. 30-34, Kuwait, Dec 2014

37. Faraz Tahir,Usman Akram, Mujahid Abbass, Albab Ahmad khan, "Laser Marks Detection from Fundus Images", 14th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2014), pp. 147-151, Kuwait, Dec 2014

38. Samra Irshad, M. Usman Akram, Ubaid ullah Yasin"Automated detection of cotton wool spots for the diagnosis of hypertensive retinopathy", 7th Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, Egypt, December 2014.

39. Muniba Saleem, M. Usman Akram, "Detection of haemorrhages for diagnosis of malarial retinopathy", 7th Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, Egypt, December 2014.

40. Samra Irshad, M. Usman Akram, Salman Ahmed, "System for automatic differentiation of retinal vessels into arteries and veins", 7th Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference, Egypt, December 2014.

41. Israr ul haq, Usman Akram, Yoshifumi Saijo, "Automated Detection of New Vessels for Classification of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy", Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Image Processing, pp.304-308,  2014

42. A. F. Gill, S. A. Fatima, A. Nawaz, A. Nasir, M. U. Akram, S. G. Khawaja, S. Ejaz, "Time Domain Analysis of EEG Signals for Detection of Epileptic Seizure", 2014 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications (ISIEA2014), Malaysia, Sept 2014.

43. Sabeen Basit, Shoab A Khan, M. Usman Akram, "Segmentation of Coronary Arteries", 2014 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications (ISIEA2014), Malaysia, Sept 2014. 

44. M. Usman Akram, Hassan Moatasam Awan, Abdullah Amaan Khan, "Dorsal Hand Veins Based Person Identification", 4th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, tools and applications, France, Oct 2014.

45. Sarmad Khitran, M. Usman Akram, Anam Usman, Ubaidullah Yasin, "Automated System for the Detection of Hypertensive Retinopathy", 4th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, tools and applications, France, Oct 2014.

46. Hassan Wahab, Syed Rizwan Haider, Sarmad Khitran, Noor ul Huda, M. Usman Akram, "Bright Region and Vessel Density based Robust Optic Disc Segmentation", 4th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, tools and applications, France, Oct 2014. 

47. S. Rashid, M. Usman Akram, S. Khan, "Wireless Sensor Network for Distributed Event Detection based on Machine learning", 2014 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom 2014),  Taiwan, 2014. 

48. Y. Zaidi, M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, "Retinal Image Analysis for Diagnosis of Macular Edema using Digital Fundus Images", 2013 IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT), Jorden, Dec 2013.

49. Ghazanfer Raza, Majid Rafique, Anam Tariq, M. Usman Akram, "Hybrid Classifier Based Drusen Detection in Colored Fundus Images", 2013 IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT), Jorden, Dec 2013.

50. Khawar Ali, Shoab A Khan, M. Usman Akram, "Aircraft Tracking Based on KLT Feature Tracker and Image Modeling", 2013 IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT), Jorden, Dec 2013.

51. M. Usman Akram, Sundus Mujtaba and Anam Tariq, "Automated Drusen Segmentation in Fundus Images for Diagnosing Age Related Macular Degeneration", 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computer and Computation, pp. 21-24, Turkey, Nov, 2013. 

52. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Shoab Khan and Shafaat Bazaz, "Microaneurysm Detection for Early Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy", 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computer and Computation, pp.25-28, Turkey, Nov, 2013. 

53. Joddat Fatima, Adeel M Syed, M. Usman Akram, "Feature Point Validation for Improved Retina Recognition", 2013 IEEE Workshop on Biometrics Measurements and Systems for Security and Medical Applications, pp. 13-16, Italy, Sept 2013.   

54. Joddat Fatima, Adeel M Syed, M. Usman Akram, "A Secure Personal Identification System Based on Human Retina", 2013 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2013), pp. 90-95, Malaysia, Sept 2013. 

55. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Zabeel Bashir, Shoab A Khan, "Gaussian Mixture Model Based Handwritten Numeral Character Recognition", 2013 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2013), pp. 81-85, Malaysia, Sept 2013. 

56. M. Usman Akram, Zabeel Bashir, Anam Tariq, Shoab A Khan "Geometric Feature Points Based Optical Character Recognition", 2013 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2013), pp. 86-89, Malaysia, Sept 2013. 

57. Anam Tariq, M. Usman Akram, and M. Younus Javed, “Lung Nodule Detection in CT Images using Neuro Fuzzy Classifier”, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), pp. 49-53, Singapore, 2013. 

58. Anam Tariq, M. Usman Akram, and M. Younus Javed, “Computer Aided Diagnostic System for Grading of Diabetic Retinopathy”, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), pp. 30-35, Singapore, 2013. 

59. Anam Tariq, M. Usman Akram, Arslan Shaukat, Shoab A Khan, “A Computer Aided System for Grading of Maculopathy”, 6th Cairo International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, pp. 31-34, Egypt, 2012.

60. Umer Aftab, M. Usman Akram, “Automated Identification of Exudates for Detection of Macular Edema”, 6th Cairo International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, pp. 27-30, Egypt, 2012. 

61. Sana Qamber, Zahra Waheed, M. Usman Akram, “Personal Identification System Based on Vascular Pattern of Human Retina”, 6th Cairo International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, pp.64-67, Egypt, 2012. 

62. M. Usman Akram, Ibaa jamal, Anam Tariq and Junaid Imtiaz, “Automated Segmentation of Blood Vessels for Detection of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy”, IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, pp. 232-235, Hong Kong, Jan 2012. 

63. Anam Tariq, M. A. Anjum, M. Usman Akram, “Personal Identification using Computerized Human Ear Recognition System”, IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Network Technology (ICCSNT 2011), pp. 50-54, Dec 2011, China. 

64. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq and Shoab A Khan, “Retinal Recognition: Personal Identification using Blood Vessels”, 6th International Conference on Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST 2011), pp. 180-184, 11-14 Dec, UAE

65. Anam Tariq, M. Usman Akram and Shoab A Khan, “An Automated System for Fingerprint Classification using Singular Points for Biometric Security”, 6th International Conference on Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST 2011), pp. 170-175, 11-14 Dec, UAE

66. M. Usman Akram and Anam Usman, “Computer Aided System for Brain Tumor Detection and Segmentation”, IEEE International Conference on Computer Networks and Information Technology (ICCNIT), pp. 299-302, July 2011, Abbottabad, Pakistan

67. M. Usman Akram, Anuam Ayaz and Junaid Imtiaz, “Morphological and Gradient Based Fingerprint Image Segmentation”, IEEE ICICT, July 2011, Karachi, Pakistan

68. Maryam Mubbashar, Anam Usman and M. Usman Akram, “Automated System for Macula Detection in Digital Retinal Images”, IEEE ICICT, July 2011, Karachi, Pakistan

69. M. Usman Akram and Assia Khanum, “Retinal Images: Blood Vessel Segmentation by Threshold Probing”, IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2010), pp.475-479, 3rd – 6th October 2010, Penang, Malaysia. 

70. Anam Tariq, M. Usman Akram, “An Automated System for Colored Retinal Image Background and Noise Segmentation”, IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA 2010), pp. 405-409, 3rd – 6th October 2010, Penang, Malaysia. 

71. M. Usman Akram and Anam Tariq, “Automated Optic Disk Localization and Detection in Colored Retinal Images”, ACM FIT, Pakistan, Dec 2009.

72. M. Usman Akram, Sarwat Nasir, Shoab A. Khan, “Comparison of Matched Filter and Wavelet Based Blood Vessel Enhancement”, 11th IASTED Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP), pp. 260-264, USA, 17-19 August, 2009. 

73. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Shoab A. Khan, “Retinal Images Blood Vessel Segmentation”, 3rd IEEE International conference on Information and Communication Technologies, pp. 181-186, Pakistan, 15-16 August, 2009. 

74. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, “Cooperative Friendship Networks through SLAC and Newscast”, 3rd IEEE International conference on Information and Communication Technologies, pp. 31-34, Pakistan, 15-16 August, 2009. 

75. M. Usman Akram, Ali Atzaz, M. Younus Javed, Umair Ali khan Niazi, “Preprocessing and Blood Vessel Segmentation of Retinal Images”, IASTED conference on Visualization, Imaging and Image Processing (VIIP), pp. 13-18, UK, 13-15 July 2009. 

76. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Sarwat Nasir, Shoab A. Khan, “Gabor Wavelet Based Vessel Segmentation in Retinal Images”, IEEE CIIP, Tennessee, pp. 116-119, USA, 29, April, 09. 

77. M. Usman Akram, Sarwat Nasir, M. Almas Anjum, M Younus Javed, “Background and Noise Extraction from Colored Retinal Images”, IEEE CSIE, IEEE Computer Society, LosAngeles, pp. 573-577, USA, April, 09. 

78. M. Usman Akram, Ali Atzaz, Syed Farrukh Aneeque, Shoab A. Khan, “Blood Vessel Enhancement and Segmentation Using Wavelet Transform”, IEEE ICDIP, pp. 30-34, Thailand, March 2009. 

79. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Sarwat Nasir, “Retinal Image: noise Segmentation”, IEEE INMIC, pp. 116-119, Pakistan, Dec08.

80. Sarwat Nasir, Imtiaz khokhar, M. Usman Akram, “Optimum Filter Overlapping Scheme For Deriving Speaker Dependent Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients”, 10th IASTED Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP), USA, August08.

81. M. Usman Akram, Sarwat Nasir, Anam Tariq, Irfan Zafar, “Improved Fingerprint Image Segmentation using New Modified Gradient Based Technique”, 21st IEEE Canadian conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, pp. 1967-1971, Canada, May08.

82. Aasia Khanum, M. Usman Akram, “Fuzzy Based Facial Expression Recognition”, IEEE Congress on Image and Signal Processing(CISP 2008), IEEE Computer Society,  pp. 598-602, China, May 2008. 

83. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Sarwat Nasir, Aasia Khanum, “Core Point Detection Using Improved Segmentation and orientation”, The 6th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA08), pp.637-644, Qatar, April 2008.

84. M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Shahida Jabeen, Shoab A. Khan, “Fingerprint Image Segmentation Based on Boundary Values”, 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP08), Vol.1, pp. 134-138, Portugal,  Jan 2008.

85. M. Usman Akram, Sarwat Nasir, Rabia Anwer, Rabia Arshad, Shoab A. Khan, “Core Point Detection Using Fine Orientation Field Estimation”, 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP08), Portugal,  Vol.1, pp. 351-356, Jan 2008.

86. M. Usman Akram, Irfan Zafar, Wasim Siddique, Zohaib Mushtaq, “Facial Expression Recognition Based on Fuzzy Logic”, 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP08), Vol.1, pp. 383-388, Portugal, Jan 2008.

87. M. Usman Akram, Assia Khanam, “Optimal Core Point Detection”, 3rd all Pakistan Electrical Engineering Conference (APE2C), Pakistan, Nov. 2007 (Runner-ups Paper Award)


  • Mar 2013 - Till Present (Assistant Professor) College of E&ME, NUST

  • Jan 2013 –June 2013 (Assistant Professor)Bahria University, Islamabad

  • Aug 2009- Jan 2013 (Senior Lecturer)Bahria University, Islamabad

  • Feb 2008- July 2009 (Lab Engineer) College of E&ME, NUST

  • March 2008- Feb 2009 (Lecturer Visiting Faculty) Foundation University Institute of Management and Computer Sciences (FUIMCS)

Industry Experience​

  • July 2013 – May 2015 Team Lead on ICT R&D Funded Project “Development of a Net Enabled Retinal Image Analysis & Screening System for Grading & Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy and its Integration in i-telemedicine System”, CASE, Islamabad​​