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Dr. Imran Tauqir
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

MCS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Humayun Road, Rawalpindi
Tel : 0092-561-119-33033

Specialization
Digital Signals Processing / Digital Image  Processing and Stochastic Process

Education
PhD (UET) Pakistan

  • 2009 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Image Processing)
  •          University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2007 M.Phil. Mathematics course work 
  •          University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2005 M.S Electronics and Communication Engineering
  •           University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 1995 Electronic Warfare Course
  •           Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi.
  • 1994 B.E. Telecommunication Engineering
  •           University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 1992 1 year Diploma in Telecomm
  •           Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • 1989 B.Sc. Double Mathematics and Physics
  •           Pakistan Military Academy Kakul, Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • 1987 F.Sc. Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry
  •           Junior Cadets Battalion, Pakistan Military Academy Kakul, Abbottabad, Pakistan.
     
  • 2012 Case Method Orientation Workshop, NUST, Islamabad
  •          Remote sensing and Satellite Communication, MCS, Rawalpindi
  • 2011 Quality Assurance and Self-Assessment Procedure, NUST, Islamabad
  • 2011 Workshop on PEC Cost and Contract Documents, PEC HQ, Islamabad.
  • 2010 Professional Development Workshop Teaching as a Professional Organized by Professional Development Center, NUST, Islamabad.
  • 2010 Workshop on Broad Band Networks Organized at Military College of Signals Rawalpindi.
  • 2009 Training on WIMAX Technology Organized by Interactive Group.
  • 2007 Advance Topics in Multimedia, LUMS, Lahore.
  • 2004 Professional Development Course on Digital Image Processing Organized at Institute of Space Technology Islamabad.
  • 2001 Junior Staff Course and Mid Carrier Course Organized at Military College of Signals Rawalpindi.
  • 2000 Training on System Informative Configuration and Logistics of Alcatel Switch 4300L Held at National Logistic Cell Rawalpindi.
  • 2000 Huawei SBS Transmission Equipment and Operation of Management System, Huawei Technologies Company Ltd.
  • 2000 Training on Alcatel 4755 Network Management Center Basic Release 4.2 Held at National Logistic Cell Rawalpindi.
  • 2000 Operation and Maintenance A1100 ACX Network, Alcatel Pakistan Limited.
  • 1998 Training on Troposcatter Communication Equipment Organized at 6 Signals Battalion Karachi.
  • 1997 Training on Ericsson Staff Talk Exchange Organized by Ericson Pakistan.
  • 1997 Operation and Management of PATCOMS, MCS, Rawalpindi.
  • 1991 Diploma in Delta Mobile Operation Course, Ericson, Pakistan.
  • Academic Administration

  • Remained on various appointments that include HoD Research, HoD Electrical Engineering Department and Dir Image Processing Centre from 2008 to date.
  • UG Curriculum Revision
  • Conducted PEC Accreditation.
  • Formulated Self-Assessment report for HEC.
  • Development of new LABS and Up gradation OF existing labs in the Department of Electrical and computer Engineering above Rs. 70.0M.
  •  Proposals formulations

  • Established of R&D Centre for Information Security. Capital Cost: Rs. 51.7M 
  • Established Nano electronics R&D Centre. Capital cost: Rs. 53 M
  • Enhancement of Library Facilities to Support R&D activities”. Capital cost: Rs 58.984 M
  • Established of Simulation Lab for Teaching & R&D of Electronics & Digital Processing Labs. Capital cost:14 M
  • Established of an Appl Physics Lab at MCS. Capital Cost:   Rs 6.7 M
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     Research Area of Interest 

  • Wavelet based image processing.
  • Sparse signal/ image coding. 
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Stochastic Process
  • Research Desertions and Projects

  • Image Fusion for security and surveillance. 
  • Image enhancement (Fog/Haze Removal) from videos in real time.
  • Automated face recognition system.
  • Finger Print Verification System.
  • Gait Recognition System.
  • Biometric Hand Vein Identification & Authentication Sys.
  • Speaker Recognition System
  • Assessment of Alzheimer’s disease using MRI Neuro-imaging biomarker.
  • Image Watermarking
  • Q-factor wavelet transform
  • Wavelet based edge detection
  • Image Compression of coefficients in wavelet domain using Hidden Markov Models
  • Wavelet based image denoising using HMM
  • Image compression based on geometric wavelets.
  • Efficient SPIHT based image Coding
  • Real time tracking of targets from moving as well as stationary cameras.
  • Extraction of Contour Lines from Raster Maps
  • Atlas Based Segmentation of Brain Structures Using 3D MRI
  • Flood Monitoring / Detection Using SAR Image Analysis techs
  • Refereed Journal/ Book Chapters

    [1] Wajiha Habib,  Tabinda Sarwar, Adil Masood Siddiqui and Imran Touqir, “Wavelet denoising of multiframe optical coherence tomography data using similarity measures” volume 11, Issue 1, IET Image Processing • September 2016 DOI:  10.1049/iet-ipr.2016.0160 , Print ISSN 1751-9659, Online ISSN 1751-9667
     
    [2] Naqvi, S.A.Raza; Touqir, I.; Siddiqui, A., Sparse Representation of Image and Video Using Easy Path Wavelet Transform, Journal of Signal Processing, Feb 2014.
     
    [3] Nisar Ahmed, Yasir Saleem, Imran Touqir “A Study of Insulin Delivery Systems”RIAI - Revista Iberoamericana de Automatica e Informatica Industrial 03/2013; 23(1):37-48(ELSEVIER).
     
    [4] Contrast Enhancement in Poor visibility conditions, Journal of Radio Engineering, June 2013,  ISSN 1210-2512.
     
    [5] Imran Touqir and etl, “Improving the Quality of service of Global Roaming in Mobile Network Using 4G: An Overview,” Archives Des Sciences, August 2012, ISSN 1661-464X.
     
    [6] Imran Touqir and Muhammad Saleem , “Novel Edge Detector,” (12th International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis, NY, USA) Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 4958, pages 432-443, Springer Berlin/ Heidelberg, April 2008.
     
    [7] Imran Touqir and Muhammad Saleem, “Novel Wavelet Synthesis for Edge Detection,” Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2008.
     
    [8] Imran Touqir, Muhammad Saleem and Adil Masood Siddiqui, “Novel Wavelet Based Edge Detection,” WSEAS Transaction on Signal Processing, Issue 9, vol 2, pp. 1306-1313, ISSN 1790-5022, 2006.
     
    [9] Muhammad Saleem, Adil Masood Siddiqui and Imran Touqir, “Image Registration Using Improved Feature Correspondence”, WSEAS Transaction on Signal Processing, Issue 9, vol 2, pp. 1306-1313, ISSN 1790-5022, 2006.
     
    [10] Muhammad Usman Riaz, Imran Touqir and Maham Haider, “Wavelet-based Image Modelling for Compression Using Hidden Markov Model” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 7(11), 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2016.071139.
     
    [11] Shakeel Ahmad Waqas, Imran Touqir, Nasir Khan and Imran Rashid, “Efficient Relay Selection Scheme based on Fuzzy Logic for Cooperative Communication” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 7(11), 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2016.071138.
     
    [12] Qazi Mazhar, Adil Masood Siddique, Imran Touqir and Adnan Ahmad Khan, “Image De-Noising and Compression Using Statistical based Thresholding in 2-D Discrete Wavelet Transform” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 7(11), 2016.
     
    [13] Maham Haider, Muhammad Usman Riaz, Imran Touqir and Adil Masood Siddiqui,“Denoising in Wavelet Domain Using Probabilistic Graphical Models” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 7(11), 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2016.071141.
     
    [14] Imran Touqir, Adil Masood Siddique and Yasir Saleem, “Wavelet based Scalable Edge Detector” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), 7(11), 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2016.071126.
     
    [15] U.Zaka, I.Tauqir, A.M Siddique, A.Rashdi, "Time Varying Equalization of Doubly Selective Channel,” Science International Journal, Lahore Pakistan. 29(1), 2017, January-February, Section A, Page No 153-156.
     
    [16] Ali IqbalL*, Imran Touqir*, Asim Ashfaq*, Natasha Khan and fahim Arif "Comparison of Effects of Entropy Coding Schemes Cascaded with Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees," accepted in Mehran University Research journal 2017.

    Refereed Conference

    [17] U. Zaka, B. A. Baloch, M. Alam and I. Touqir, "Detection of peaks of ECG signal using wavelet transform," Software Engineering Conference (NSEC), 2014 National, Rawalpindi, 2014, pp. 43-47. doi: 10.1109/NSEC.2014.6998239
     
    [18] Naqvi, S.A.Raza; Touqir, I.; Siddiqui, A., "Image and Video Compression Using Easy Path Wavelet Transform," Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2013), Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on , vol., no., pp.1,5, 27-30 Aug. 2013
     
    [19] S.A. Raza Naqvi, I. Touqir, S.A. Raza ; Adaptive Geometric Wavelet Transform Based Two Dimensional Data Compression” 7TH IEEE GCC Conference, 2013
    [20] Wajiha Habib, Adil Masood Siddiqui and Imran Touqir "Wavelet Based Despeckling Of Multiframe Optical Coherence Tomography Data Using Similarity Measure and Anisotropic Diffusion Filtering" in proc of  IEEE BIBM 2013 Conference.
     
    [21] Danish Ali Chaudhry, Adil Masood Siddiqui, Imran Touqir, “Contrast Enhancement
    of bad weather degraded images” , The 15th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, July 17-19,2013, Banff, Canada.
     
    [22] Imran Touqir and etl, “Optimal WaveletBasis for Image Compression,” INCT 2012, pp. 91-94, ISBN: 978-605-86637-0-1, Istanbul, Turkey, 3-5 October, 2012.
     
    [23] Imran Touqir,  Muhammad Saleem, and Adil Masood Siddiqui, “Novel Edge Detection,”  International Conference on Information Technology (ITNG‘07), IEEE Computer Society, pp. 175-180, Washington, DC, USA, April 2007.
     
    [24]  Imran Touqir and Mohammad Saleem, “Application of Wavelet Scale Correlation,” Second International Conference on Mathematics and its Applications in Information Technology, LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan, March 2008.
     
    [25] Imran Touqir and Muhammad Saleem, A. M., “Hybrid Edge Detector,” International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), pp. 1-4, Lahore, Pakistan, April 2007.
    [26] Muhammad Saleem, Adil Masood Siddiqui, Imran Touqir, “Efficient Features Correspondence for Image Registration,” Proc. of 6th WSEAS International Conference on Signal, Speech and Image Processing (SSIP’06), Lisbon , Portugal, September 22-24, 2006.
     
    [27] Imran Touqir, Muhammad Saleem and Adil Masood Siddiqui, “Edge Detection by Wavelet Scale Correlation,”  Proc. of the 6th WSEAS International Conference on Signal, Speech and Image Processing, Lisbon, Portugal Pages 54-57, 2006. ISBN ~ ISSN:5432-1234
     
    [28] Muhammad Saleem, Adil Masood Siddiqui, Imran Touqir, “An Efficient Image Matching Algorithm‖, Proc. of 10th world multiconference on Systemic, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, vol-v, pp. 175-179.
     
    [29] Wajiha Habib,Adil Masood Siddiqui and Imran Touqir, "Wavelet denoising of multiframe optical coherence tomography data using correlation analysisProc". SPIE 8922, IX International Seminar on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 89220H (19 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2034302.
     
    [30] Maria Rehman ; Imran Touqir ; Wajiha Batool; Selection of optimal wavelet bases for image compression using SPIHT algorithm. Proc. SPIE 9445, Seventh International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2014), 94450Q (February 12, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2182135.
    1. Stochastic Processes
    2. Digital Image Processing
    3. Digital Signal Processing
    4. Signals and Systems
    5. Network Analysis
    6. Linear Algebra
    7. Probability and Statistics
    8. Statistical Quality Control
    9. Wavelet Transforms and its Applications in Image Processing
    10. Wavelets and Compression.
    11. Time Frequency Analysis
  • ​Communication Officer in Pakistan Army 1989-1992
  • Officer Commanding Comm center, 1994-1995
  • Officer Commanding Electronic warfare Centre, 1998-2000
  • Member Technical for microwave and switches, NLC Communication Project 2000-2002
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