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​Group Heads

  • Dr. Fahim Arif
  • Dr. Rafia Mumtaz 
  • Dr. ​Fahim Arif

    Introduction

    Dr. Fahim Arif has done Bachelors in Telecommunication from Military College of Signals (UET Lahore) in 1995 and Master in Sciences in Computer Software Engineering from National University Science and Technology in 2003. He has won NUST Endowment fund scheme scholarship for NUST in 2003 and International Research Support Initiative Program Fund from HEC in 2007. He has completed his PhD degree from NUST in 2009. His contribution to international research in recent few years is excellent. He has presented/published eight research papers in different international conferences including USA and Canada. In addition to his research publications, he is doing as reviewer for various international conferences. He work as international researcher in System and Computer Engineering Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada in 2007 and participated numerous research and academic activities. Recently, his biography has been published by South Asian Publication Who’s Who in the World 2008 Edition

    Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing, Software Engineering, Digital Image Processing.
  • Professional Memberships:
  • IEEE (2006-2008)
  • Pakistan Society of Remote sensing and GIS
  • ACM
  • SPIE
  • Publications

  • Fahim Arif and An-Ming Wu, “Using Processed Imagery of FORMOSAT-2 Satellite for Disaster Investigation / Prediction” in the Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, IPCV 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas Nevada, USA, 2 Volumes (IPCV’09), pp.946-950.
  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar, Aysegul Cuhadar and An-Ming Wu, “Enhancing Pixel Projection Method of Geometric Correction of Satellite Imagery with Wavelet Based Resampling Algorithm” in Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies (CCCT 2007), 12-15 July 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar and An-Ming Wu, “Geometric correction of high resolution satellite imagery and its residual analysis” in Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Advances in Space Technology, 2-3 Sep 2006, Islamabad, Pakistan, pp 162-166.
  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar and An-Ming Wu, “Most Favorable Automatic Georeferencing Based on GCPs Selection using Least Square Method” in Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Digital Earth will be held at Chinese Cultural University, Taipei, Taiwan, 25-26 May 2006.
  • Fahim Arif and Muhammad Akbar, “A New Approach for Anti-aliasing Raster Data in Air Borne Imagery” in Proceedings of SPIE’s Photonics North Symposium held at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada, 12-14 Sep 2005.
  • Fahim Arif and Muhammad Akbar, “Resampling Air Borne Sensed Data using Bilinear Interpolation Algorithm” in Proceedings of IEEE ICM 2005 held in Taipei, Taiwan, 10-12 Jul 2005.
  • Fahim Arif and Muhammad Akbar, “Empowering Spatial Domain Filters of Digital Image Processing with IFE Tool” in Proceedings of IEEE INMIC 2004 held in FAST, Lahore, 24-26 Dec 2004.
  • Journal Publications

  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar and An-Ming Wu, “Projection Method for Geometric Modeling of High Resolution Satellite Images Applying Different Approximations", Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNCS) Vol: 4319/2006, pp. 421-432.
  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar, Aysegul Cuhadar and An-Ming Wu, “Level-3 Geometric Correction of FORMOSAT-2 Daily Revisit Imagery for Disaster Inverstigation", International Journal of Sensing Technologies.
  • Book Chapters

    Book Title “IPCV’, publisher “CSREA Press”, year “2009”, isbn “1-60132-119-8’, bibsource “DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de”, pages 946-950. Fahim Arif and An-Ming Wu, “Using Processed Imagery of FORMOSAT-2 Satellite for Disaster Investigation / Prediction”. July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas Nevada, USA, 2 Volumes}

     

    ​Dr. Rafia Mumtaz

    Introduction

     Dr. Rafia Mumtaz is the faculty member of MCS, NUST. Her first degree was in Software Engineering at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan. She did her Masters in Software Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. She has been awarded Endowment Fund Scholarship during her masters’ studies in 2005. She has been awarded a scholarship by NUST in 2006 for her PhD studies abroad. She joined the astrodynamic group at Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, UK in 2006 and worked on attitude determination of spacecraft under the supervision of Dr. Phil Palmer. She successfully completed her PhD in 2010 and continued her research in remote sensing and image processing.

    Research Interests

    Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Astrodynamics  

    Research Collaboration

    Currently involved in collaboration with Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, UK

    Publications

  • Rafia Mumtaz, Raja Iqbal, “Image Enhancement Using NonSubsampled Contourlet Transform” IFIP TC12 International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing (IIP 2006), vol.228, Adelaide, Australia, September 2006.
  • Rafia Mumtaz, Dr. Phil Palmer, “Attitude Determination of Satellite through image registration” International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2008.
  • Rafia Mumtaz, Dr. Phil Palmer, “Attitude Determination through image registration” International Conference on Space Technology (ICST), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009.
  • Rafia Mumtaz, Dr. Phil Palmer, “Extracting Attitude knowledge from the Offsets in Earth Observational Imagery”, International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics (ISSFD), Toulouse, France, 2009.
  • Journal Publications

    Attitude Determination by exploiting Geometric Distortions in Stereo Earth Images submitted in IEEE Aerospace Transaction in May 2010.
     
     Faculty and students are welcome to join our research group.