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Dr. Abdul Ghafoor
Head of Department
Department of Information Security

MCS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Humayun Road, Rawalpindi
Tel : 0092-51-561-52-33345, +92-3436234654

Specialization
Control Systems

Education
PhD  in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Control Engineering), University of Western Australia, Australia

Dr Abdul Ghafoor completed his BE  Telecommunication Engineering, from UET Lahore, in 1994 with gold medals for securing first position in academics as well as in research project. He completed MS in Electrical Engineering from E&ME College (NUST) in 2003 with cumulative GPA 4.00/4.00 and securing first position. He was awarded NUST split MS/PhD scholarship in 2003 and he joined University of Western Australia for pursuing PhD. During his PhD research in Australia, he was recipient of various scholarships, including International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Australian Postgraduate Award. His PhD research work was on `Model Reduction´ which is an important area of Control Systems.  After successfully completing PhD, he rejoined MCS (NUST) in 2008, where he is currently teaching various courses related to Control Systems to undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervising postgraduate (MS and PhD) theses besides other academic and research activities. He has contributed over 117 research publications which include 64 Journals.

​Dr Abdul Ghafoor has been awarded

  • Research Productivity Award 2015
  • NUST Best Researcher Award for year 2013.
  • NUST Best Teacher Award for the year 2009.
  • MCS Best Researcher Award for year 2014.
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    Research Areas include:
  • Model and Controller Reduction
  • Through Wall Image Enhancement
  • Image Fusion
  • Image Segmentation
  • Image Watermarking
  • Cognitive Radios
  • Ground Penetration Radar
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    Graduate/ Doctoral Students
    PHD
  • N. Iltaf (Co-Sup), Pervasive Computing Environment (Completed 28/8/2013)
  • M. M. Riaz, Through Wall Image Enhancement (Completed 4/9/2013)
  • M. Imran, Model Reduction Techniques and Applications (Completed 10/11/2014)
  • Jameel, Image Fusion Techniques (Completed 08/12/2014)
  • Ahmed (Co-Sup), Development of Image Fusion Techniques (Completed 27/01/2016)
  • Majeed, Remote Sensing Image Processing (In Progress)
  • R. Javed, (Co-Sup), Crowd Behaviour Analysis and Monitoring (In Progress)
  • Amin, Image Processing (In Progress)
  • K. N. Sukhia, Image Processing (In Progress)
  • M. Kunwal, Image Processing (In Progress)
  • K. S. Haider, (Co-Sup), Model Reduction (In Progress)
  • MS

  • S. K. Bangush, Vision Based Localization and Tracking of Mobile Node
  • S. Z. Farooq, Multiband Joint Detection for Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks
  • S. Tariq, Convexity Analysis for Multiband-Sensing of Complex Gaussian Signal in Cognitive Radio
  • M. R. Khokhar, Image Segmentation Based on Fuzzy Rule Based System and Multilevel Graph Cuts
  • M. Imran, Image Watermarking
  • Shahid, Wall Characteristics Estimation/Extraction for Through wall Imaging Systems
  • S.Iqbal, Spatial Spectrum Sensing Algorithm for Cognitive Radios
  • D.A.  Chaudhary (Co-Sup), Contrast Enhancement in Poor Visibility Conditions
  • M.Iqbal, Convexity Analysis for Waveform based Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio
  • M. Z. Iqbal, Face Recognition in Video
  • S.Tabasum, Analysis and Reduction of PAPR of NC OFDM Signals
  • U. Ghafoor, Trade-off Between Spectrum Cost and Quality of Service in Cognitive Radios Network
  • F. Nazir (Co-Sup), Flood Mapping using Satellite Images
  • N. Iqbal, Application of Compressive Sensing in Cognitive Radio network
  • Mughal, Cluster-Based Cooperative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios
  • Z. Ilyas, Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks
  • M. Kayani, Eulerian Video Magnification
  • Z. Imtiaz, Robust Saliency Detection Scheme
  • F. Shamshad, Image/Video Denoising
  • S. Alam, Bright Lesions Detection in Retinal Images using Varying Box Sizes
  • U. Rafiq, Image / Video Layer Separation
  • F. Ahmad, Improved Image local Descriptors
  • J. Yaqub, A Quality Measure to Assess Contrast of the Images
  • Siddique, A Quality Assessment Technique for Image Fusion
  • R. Annum, A Hybrid Scheme for Detection of Salient Regions
  • Nadeem, An Improved Seamless Image Cloning Technique
  • H. Ahmed, An Improved Content Based Image Retrieval Technique
  • Z. Khan, Development of Brightness Compensation and Contrast Enhancement Technique for Liquid Crystal Displays
  • A. Shahzadi, Development of a New Object Recoloring Technique
  • S. Sabir, Development of New Multi-focus Fusion Technique
  • H. Abid, Efficient Reconstruction of Optical Coherence Tomographic Images
  • J. Malik, A Quality Measure to Assess Contrast of the Images
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    Journal papers

  • A. Jabeen, M. M. Riaz, N. Iltaf and A. Ghafoor, “Image Contrast Enhancement using Weighted Transformation Function,” IEEE Sensors Journals, 2016.ISSN:1530-437X, IF: 1.889
  • U. Zulfiqar, M.  Imran and A. Ghafoor, “A New Frequency Limited Interval Gramian based Model Order Reduction Technique”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, 2016. ISSN:1549-7747, IF: 1.136
  • U. Zulfiqar, M. Imran  and A. Ghafoor, “Cross-Gramian based frequency-weighted model order reduction technique”, IET Electronics Letters, Vol 52(16), pp 1376-1377, 2016.ISSN:0013-5194, IF: 0.854
  • A. Ahmad, S. Ahmed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. Zaidi, “Fusion of multi-focus images with registration inaccuracies,” Signal, Image and Video Processing, 2016.ISSN:1863-1703, IF: 0.872
  • A. Ahmad, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. Zaidi, “Noise Resistant Image Fusion for Multi-exposure Sensors,” IEEE Sensors Journals, Vol 16(13), pp 853-857, 2016.ISSN:1530-437X, IF: 1.889
  • N. Baig, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and A. M. Siddiqui, “Image Dehazing Using Quadtree Decomposition and Entropy-Based Contextual Regularization,” IEEE Signal processing Letters, Vol 23 (6), pp 853-857,  2016.ISSN:1070-9908, IF: 1.661
  • N. Iqbal, A. Mahmood, S. Hussain and A. Ghafoor, “Bayesian Compressive Sensing Framework for Spectrum Reconstruction in Rayleigh Fading Channels", Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Vol 24(4), pp 2340-2352, 2016 ISSN: 1300-0632, IF: 0.518
  • U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. A. Cheema, “Fuzzy Logic and Active Contours based Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Segmentation”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol 52(1), pp 181-188, 2016 ISSN:0018-9251, IF: 1.672
  • B. Mughal, S. Hussain, A. Ghafoor and R. Ghaffar, Cooperative subcarrier sensing using antenna diversity based weighted virtual sub clustering, China Communications,  2016 ISSN: 1673-5447, IF: 0.424
  • Z. Ilyas, A. Ghafoor and S. Hussain, “A Database Assisted Quality of Service and Pricing Based Spectrum Allocation Framework for TV White Spaces", Wireless Personal Communications, pp 1-17, 2016.  ISSN: 0929-6212, IF: 0.701
  • S. Iqbal, A. Ghafoor, S. Hussain and R. Ghaffar, “PAPR Based Spatial Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Networks", Computer and Electrical Engineering, 2016.  ISSN: 0045-7906, IF: 1.048
  • A. Jameel, A. Ghafoor and M. M. Riaz, “Guided Filter and IHS based Pansharpening,” IEEE Sensors Journals, Vol 16(1), pp 192-194, 2016 ISSN:1530-437X, IF: 1.889
  • B. Mughal, S. Hussain, A. Ghafoor, Cluster-Based Cooperative Subcarrier Sensing Using Antenna Diversity-Based Weighted Data Fusion, Arabian Journal for Science and EngineeringVol 41(9), pp 3425–3439,,  2016 ISSN: 2193-567X, IF: 0.728
  • M. Imran and A. Ghafoor, “Model Reduction of Nonsingular Generalized Systems using Limited Frequency Interval Gramians,” IMA Jounal Mathematical Control and Information, doi: 101093/imamci/dnu045, 2015.ISSN: 0265-0754, IF: 1.156
  • A. Jameel, A. Ghafoor and M. M. Riaz, “Wavelet and guided filter based multifocus fusion for noisy images,” Optik - International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Vol 126(23) pp 3920-3923, 2015 ISSN:0030-4036, IF: 0.742
  • M. Imran and A. Ghafoor, “A Frequency Limited Interval Gramian based Model Reduction Technique with Error Bounds, ”Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Vol 34(11), pp 3505-3519, 2015 ISSN:0278-081X, IF: 1.178
  • A. Ahmad, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. Zaidi, “An Improved Infrared/Visible Fusion for Cosmological Images,” Advances in Astronomy, 2015. .ISSN: 1687-7969, IF: 0.811
  • A. Jameel, A. Ghafoor and M. M. Riaz, “All in Focus Fusion using Guided Filter,” Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, Vol 26(3), pp 879-889, 2015. ISSN:0923-6082, IF: 1.436
  • A. Ghafoor and M. Imran, “An Hierarchical Balancing Approach for Frequency Weighted Model Reduction”, IET Electronics Letters, Vol 51(10), pp 763-765, 2015.ISSN:0013-5194, IF: 0.854
  • S. Tabassum, S Hussain,  A Ghafoor, "Peak to Average Power Ratio Reduction in NC–OFDM Systems," Journal of Electrical Engineering, The Journal of Slovak University of Technology Vol 66(3), pp 154-158, 2015. ISSN: 1335-3632, IF: 0.407
  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, and V. Sreeram, “Limited Frequency Interval Gramian based Model Reduction for Generalized Non-singular Discrete Time Systems,” IET Control Theory and Applications, Vol 9(9), pp 1356-1363, 2015. ISSN: 1751-8644, IF: 1.957
  • F. Nazir, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and F. Arif, “Contrast Stretching and Histogram Smoothness based SAR Image Enhancement for Flood Map Generation,” Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol 15, pp 273-276, 2015. ISSN:1561-8633, IF: 2.277
  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Time Limited Gramians based Model Reduction and Error Bounds”, The Journal of Franklin Institute, Vol 352(1), pp 33-51,  2015.ISSN:0016-0032, IF: 2.327
  • U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. A. Cheema, “Weighted Fusion of MRI and PET Images based on Fractal Dimensions”, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, pp 1-12, 2015. ISSN: 0923-6082, IF: 1.436
  • W. M. W. Muda, V. Sreeram, M. B. Ha and A. Ghafoor  “Comments on "Model-Order Reduction Using Variational Balanced Truncation With Spectral Shaping"”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - I: Fundamental Theory and Applications, vol 62(1), pp 333-335, 2015. ISSN:1549-8328, IF: 2.393
  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, and V. Sreeram, “A Frequency Weighted Model Order Reduction Technique and Error Bounds,” Automatica, vol 50(12), pp 3304-3309, 2014. ISSN:0005-1098, IF: 3.635
  • M.  Imran and A. Ghafoor, “Stability Preserving Model Reduction and Error Bounds Using Frequency Limited Gramians for Discrete Time systems”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Vol 61, Issue 9, pp 716-720, 2014. ISSN:1549-7747, IF: 1.136
  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, and V. Sreeram, “Frequency Weighted Model Order Reduction Technique and Error Bounds for Discrete Time Systems,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/498453, 2014. ISSN:1024-123X, IF: 0.644
  • S. S. Ali, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor,  U. Javed, M. W. Baig and M. U. Arif, “Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy System and MTF based Panchromatic Sharpening,” Soft Computing, DOI: 10.1007/s00500-014-1526-z,  2014.ISSN: 1432-7643, IF: 1.63
  • M. Z. Iqbal, A. Ghafoor, A. M. Siddiqui and U. Khalid, “Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform and SVD based Medical Image Resolution Enhancement,” Signal Processing, Vol 105, pp. 430-437, 2014.ISSN:0165-1684, IF: 2.063
  • A. Jameel, A. Ghafoor and M. M. Riaz, “Adaptive Compressive Fusion for Visible and IR Sensors,” IEEE Sensors Journals, Vol 14(7), pp. 2230-2231, 2014.ISSN:1530-437X, IF: 1.889
  • S. Khalid, A. Masood, F. B. Hussain, H. Abbas and A. Ghafoor,, “Load Balanced Routing for Lifetime Maximization in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks,” International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/979086, 2014.  ISSN:1550-1329, IF: 0.906
  • F. Nazir, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and F. Arif, “Contrast Stretching and Histogram Smoothness based Flood Detection,” Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, Vol 2, pp. 5037-5045, 2014.
  • N. Iltaf, A. Ghafoor, U. Zia and M. Hussain, “An Effective Model for Indirect Trust Computation in Pervasive Computing Environment”, Springer, Wireless Personal Communications, DOI 10.1007/s11277-013-1299-1, 2014. ISSN:0929-6212, IF: 0.701
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Through Wall Image Enhancement using Fuzzy and QR Decomposition”, The Scientific World Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/487506, 2014.
  • A. Jameel, A. Ghafoor and M. M. Riaz, “Improved Guided Image Fusion for Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography Imaging”, The Scientific World Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/695752, 2014.
  • U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. A. Cheema, “MRI and PET Image Fusion using Fuzzy Logic and Image Local Features”, The Scientific World Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/708075 , 2014.
  • F. Nazir, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and F. Arif, “Flood Detection/Monitoring using Adjustable Histogram Equalization Technique”, The Scientific World Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/809636, 2014.
  • S. S. Ali, M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Fuzzy Logic and Additive Wavelet based Panchromatic Sharpening”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, DOI 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2258321, 2014. ISSN:1545-598X, IF: 2.228
  • U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. A. Cheema, “MRI Brain Classification using Texture Features, Fuzzy Weighting and Support Vector Machine”, Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol 53, pp 73-88, 2013.
  • U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. A. Cheema, “Local Features and Fuzzy Logic based Medical Image Segmentation”, Radioengineering Journal, vol 22(4), pp 1091-1097, 2013. ISSN: 1210-2512, IF: 0.59
  • N. Iltaf, A. Ghafoor and U. Zia, “A Mechanism for Detecting Dishonest Recommendation in Indirect Trust Computation”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, DOI: 10.1186/1687-1499-2013-189, 2013. ISSN: 1687-1499, IF: 0.627
  • M. R. Khokher, A. Ghafoor and A. M. Siddiqui, “Image segmentation using multilevel graph cuts and graph development using fuzzy rule-based system”, IET Image Processing, Vol 7(3), pp 201-211, 2013. ISSN:1751-9659, IF: 0.86
  • M. Z. Iqbal, A. Ghafoor and A. M. Siddiqui, “Satellite Image Resolution Enhancement using Dual-Tree Complex Wavelet Transform and Non Local Means”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Vol 10(3), pp. 451-455, 2013. ISSN:1545-598X, IF: 2.228
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Principal Component Analysis and Minimum Description Length Criterion based Through Wall Image Enhancement”, Chinese Physics Letters, Vol 30, 2013. ISSN:0256-307X, IF: 0.875
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Spectral and Textural Weighting using Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy System for Through Wall Image Enhancement”, Progress in Electromagnetics Research B, Vol 48, pp. 115-130, 2013.
  • M. R. Khokher, A. Ghafoor and A. M. Siddiqui, “Graph Cuts based Image Segmentation using Fuzzy Rule Based System”, Radioengineering Journal, Vol. 21(4), pp. 1236-1245, 2012. ISSN: 1210-2512, IF: 0.59
  • A. Ghafoor and M. Imran, “A Non-blind Color Image Watermarking Scheme Resistant against Geometric Attacks”, Radioengineering Journal, Vol. 21(4), pp. 1246-1251, 2012. ISSN: 1210-2512, IF0.59
  • S. Tariq, A. Ghafoor and S. Z. Farooq, “Analysis for Joint Multiband Sensing-Time Adaptive M-QAM Signal Detection in Cognitive Radios”, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Journal, Special issue: Wired and Wireless Telecommunication Technologies, Vol 34(6), pp. 892-899, 2012. ISSN:1225-6463, IF: 0.809
  • S. Akram, S. Nadeem, A. Ghafoor, and C. Lee, “Consequences of nanofluid on Peristaltic flow in an asymmetric channel” International journal of Basic & Computer Sciences IJBAS/IJENS, Vol 12(5), pp. 75-91, 2012
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Information Theoretic Criterion based Clutter Reduction for ground Penetrating Radar”, Progress in Electromagnetics Research B, Vol 45, pp. 147-164, 2012.
  • S. Akram, A. Ghafoor, and S. Nadeem, “Mixed convective heat and Mass transfer on a peristaltic flow of a non-Newtonian fluid in a vertical asymmetric channel”, Heat Transfer - Asian Research, Vol 41(7), pp. 613-633, 2012.
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Principle component analysis and fuzzy logic based through wall image enhancement”, Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIER), Vol 127, pp. 461-478, 2012. ISSN:1559-8985, IF: 1.315
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Through Wall Image Enhancement based on Singular Value Decomposition”, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation - A special issue on Propagation Models and Inversion Approaches for Subsurface and Through-Wall imaging, doi:10.1155/2012/961829, 2012. ISSN:1687-5869, IF: 0.75
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Fuzzy Logic and Singular Value Decomposition based Through Wall Image Enhancement”, Radioengineering Journal - A special issue on Advanced RF Measurements, Vol 21, no 2, pp. 580-589, 2012. ISSN: 1210-2512, IF: 0.59
  • N. Iltaf, A. Ghafoor and M. Hussain, “Modeling interaction using trust and recommendation in ubiquitous computing environment”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2012 doi: 10.1186/1687-1499-2012-119.ISSN: 1687-1499, IF: 0.627
  • S. Sahlan, A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “A new method for the model reduction technique via a limited frequency interval impulse response Gramians”, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Vol 55, Issue 3-4, pp. 1034-1040, 2012.ISSN:0895-7177, IF: 1.366
  • A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Model Reduction via Limited Frequency Interval Gramians”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - I: Fundamental Theory and Applications, Vol 55(9), pp 2806-2812, 2008.ISSN:1549-8328, IF: 2.393
  • A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “A Survey/Review of Frequency Weighted Balanced Model Reduction Techniques”, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol 130, 2008.ISSN:0022-0434, IF: 0.975
  • R. Treasure, A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Frequency Weighted Identification and Model Reduction of 2-D Separable Denominator Systems”, International Journal of Modeling and Simulations Vol 28, No 4, 2008.
  • A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Partial-Fraction Expansion based Frequency Weighted Model Reduction Technique with Error Bounds”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol 52(10),  pp. 1942-1948, 2007.ISSN:0018-9286, IF: 2.777
  • A. Ghafoor, V. Sreeram and R. Treasure, “Frequency Weighted Balanced Model Reduction Technique retaining Hankel Singular Values”, Asian Journal of Control, Vol 9, No. 1, pp. 50-56, 2007. ISSN:1561-8625, IF: 1.407
  • O. Kaneko, K.M. Grigoriadis, A. Ghafoor, V. Sreeram, Q. Wang, J. Lam, H. Gao and Q. Wang, “Discussion on: Energy-to-Peak Model Reduction in 2-D Discrete Systems in Fornasini-Marchesini Form”, European Journal of Control, Vol 12, pp. 431-436, 2006.ISSN:0947-3580, IF: 1.342
  • A. Ghafoor, J. Wang and V. Sreeram, “Frequency Weighted Model Reduction Technique with Error Bounds for 2-D Separable Denominator Discrete Systems”, International Journal of Information and System Sciences, Vol 1, No 2, pp 105-119, 2005.
  • Conference papers

  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, S. Akram and V. Sreeram, “Limited Frequency Interval Gramian based Model Reduction for Nonsingular Generalized Systems", IEEE Australian Control Conference, Perth, Western Australia, November 4-5, pp. 441-444, 2013.
  • X. Du, A. Jazlan, V. Sreeram, R. Togneri, A. Ghafoor and S. Sahlan, “A Frequency Limited Model Reduction Technique for Linear Discrete Systems ", IEEE Australian Control Conference, Perth, Western Australia, November 4-5, pp. 421-426, 2013.
  • U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. A. Cheema, “Fuzzy Active Contours based SAR Image Segmentation", IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems, November 12-15, Okinawa, Japan, pp. 17-21, 2013.
  • A. Jameel, A. Ghafoor and M. M. Riaz, “Entropy Dependent Compressive Sensing based Image Fusion", IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems, November 12-15, Okinawa, Japan, pp. 764-769, 2013.
  • F.Nazir, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and F. Arif, “Contrast Enhancement Based Flood Monitoring", IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems, November 12-15, Okinawa, Japan, pp. 525-530, 2013.
  • U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, M. R. Khokher, A. Ghafoor and T. A. Cheema, “Fuzzy Logic and Local Features based Medical Image Segmentation", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 15-18, Melbourne, Australia, pp 1148-1152, 2013.
  • M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, M. H. Khurshid, “Principal Component Analysis and minimum Description Length Criterion based Through Wall Image Enhancement", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), July 21-26, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 2513-2516, 2013.
  • S. Tabassum, S. Hussain and A. Ghafoor, "A Novel Adaptive Mode PAPR Reduction Scheme for NC-OFDM based Cognitive Radios", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) – Spring, June 2-5, Dresden, Germany 2013.
  • M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Singular Value Decomposition and Akaike Information Criterion based Through Wall Image Enhancement", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) – Spring, June 2-5, Dresden, Germany 2013.
  • S. S. Ali, M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Hybrid Component Substitution and Wavelet Based Image Fusion", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, May 26-31, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 2498-2502, 2013.
  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor and M. M. Riaz, “Adaptive Watermarking Technique Based on Human Visual System and Fuzzy Inference System",IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 19-23, Beijing, China,pp. 2816-2819, 2013.
  • S. S. Ali, M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Fuzzy Logic and Additive Wavelet Based Image Fusion",IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 19-23, Beijing, China, pp. 761-764, 2013.
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Ground Penetrating Radar Image Enhancement Using Singular Value Decomposition",IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 19-23, Beijing, China,pp 2388-2391, 2013.
  • M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, "Fuzzy C-Means and Principal Component Analysis Based GPR Image Enhancement", IEEE Radar Conference, April 29 - May 3, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2013.
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Wavelet Transform and Singular Value Decomposition based Clutter Reduction for Through Wall Imaging", IET International Radar Conference, April 14-16, Xi’an, China, pp. 966-971, 2013.
  • A. Shahid, M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Wall Parameter Estimation Using Propagation Time Delay", IET International Radar Conference, April 14-16, Xi’an, China, pp. 1719-1724, 2013.
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Principal Component Analysis and Akaike Information Criterion based Image Enhancement for Ground Penetrating Radar", IET International Radar Conference, April 14-16, Xi’an, China, pp. 960-965, 2013.
  • N. Iltaf, A. Ghafoor and U. Zia, “A recommendation exchange protocol between smart devices in pervasive computing environment”, 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, March 25-28, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 1050-1055, 2013.
  • S. Z. Farooq and A. Ghafoor, "Analysis of Multiband Sensing-Time Joint Detection Cognitive Radios Framework for Real Gaussian Channels", 10th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology (IBCAST), January 15-19, Islamabad, Pakistan, pp406-411, 2013.
  • M. S. Iqbal, A. Ghafoor, M. Sajjad and R. Ghaffar, “Channel State Dependent Adaptive Spatial Spectrum Sensing Algorithm for Cognitive Radios", The 10th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, January 11-14, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States,pp 613-616, 2013.
  • N. Iltaf and A. Ghafoor, “A fuzzy based credibility evaluation of recommended trust in pervasive computing environment", The 10th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, January 11-14, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, pp 669-672,2013.
  • N. Iltaf, A. Ghafoor and M. Hussain, “An Attack Resistant Method for Detecting Dishonest Recommendations in Pervasive Computing Environment”, 18th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON), December 12-14, Singapore,pp 173-178, 2012.
  • A. Ghafoor, M. Imran and M. R. Khokher, “A Robust Non-blind Color Image Watermarking Scheme", 12th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), December 5-7, Guangzhou, China, pp1392-1396,2012.
  • M. R. Khokher, A. Ghafoorand A. M. Siddiqui, “Image Segmentation using Fuzzy Rule Based System and Graph Cuts", 12th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), December 5-7, Guangzhou, China, pp. 1148-1153,  2012.
  • M. R. Khokher, A. Ghafoor and A. M. Siddiqui, “Multilevel Graph Cuts based Image Segmentation”, Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), December 3-5, Fremantle, Western Australia, 2012. 10.1109/DICTA.2012.6411726
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Wavelet Transform and Principle Component Analysis based Clutter Reduction for Through Wall Imaging", 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), October 25-28, Montreal Canada, pp. 1597-1602,2012.
  • M. Imran and A. Ghafoor, “A PCA-DWT-SVD based Color Image Watermarking", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), October 14-17, Coex, Seoul, Korea, pp. 1147-1152,2012.
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Fuzzy C-Means and Singular Value Decomposition based Through Wall Image Enhancement", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), October 14-17, Coex, Seoul, Korea, pp. 457-461, 2012.
  • M. Iqbal and A. Ghafoor, "Convexity Analysis of Multiband Joint Detection Framework for Waveform-based Sensing in Cognitive Radios", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) – Fall, September 6-9, Quebec City, Canada 2012. DOI:10.1109/VTCFall.2012.6399372
  • S. Z. Farooq and A. Ghafoor, "Analysis of Multiband Sensing-Time Joint Detection Framework for Cognitive Radio Systems", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) –Fall, September 6-9, Quebec City, Canada 2012.DOI: 10.1109/VTCFall.2012.6399359
  • M. Z. Iqbal, A. Ghafoor and A. M. Siddiqui, "Wavelet transform and non local means based super resolution", IEEE International Symposium on Computer and Communication, July 1-4, Cappadocia, Turkey, pp. 119-124, 2012.
  • S. Tariq and A. Ghafoor, "Convexity analysis for cyclostationary detection in cognitive radios", IEEE International Symposium on Computer and Communication, July 1-4, Cappadocia, Turkey, pp. 795-799, 2012.
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, "QR decomposition based Image enhancement for through wall imaging", IEEE Radar Conference, May 07-11, Atlanta, USA, pp. 0978-0983, 2012.
  • N. Iltaf, A. Ghafoor and M. Hussain, “An Adaptive Framework for Trust based Security in Pervasive Computing Environment”, The 9th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, January 17-19, Las Vagas, USA, 2012.
  • N. Iltaf, A. Ghafoor and M. Hussain, “On Trust Management for Multimedia P2P Applications in Autonomic Networking”, The 2011 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, December 12-15, Jeju , Korea, pp. 24 – 28, 2011.
  • N. Iltaf, A. Ghafoor and M. Hussain, “STEP-α: An Algorithmic Approach towards Trust based security in Pervasive Computing Environment”, The 2011 IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, December 12-15,Jeju , Korea, pp. 330 – 336, 2011
  • S. Bangash and A. Ghafoor, “Vision based Mobile Node Localization using a Landmark”, IEEE International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, December 6-8, Wellington, pp. 255 – 259, 2011.
  • M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Fuzzy Singular Value Decomposition based Clutter Reduction for Through Wall Imaging”, IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, September 14-16, Bologna, Italy, pp.106 – 110, 2011
  • S. Z. Farooq and A. Ghafoor, “Multiband Joint Detection Framework for Complex Gaussian Signals in Cognitive Radios”, 22nd IEEE Personal Indoor Mobile Radio Communications, September 11-14, Toronto, Canada, pp. 493 – 497, 2011
  • R. Akhtar, A. Rashdi and A. Ghafoor, “Grouping Technique for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radios” IEEE International Conference on Wireless VITAE, May 18-20, Aalborg, Denmark, pp. 80 – 85, 2009.
  • R. Khan, A. Ghafoor and R. N. Iqbal, “A Blind Image Adaptive Watermarking Scheme for Audio using Wavelet Transform”, IEEE International Conference on Digital Image Processing, March7-9, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 67 – 71, 2009.
  • S. Ahmed, R. N. Iqbal and A. Ghafoor, “Direct Hallucination: Direct Locality Preserving Projections (DLPP) for Face Superresolution”, IEEE International Conference on Advance Computer Theory and Engineering, December 20-22, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 105-110, 2008.
  • S. Sahlan, A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Properties of Frequency Weighted Balanced Truncation Techniques”, IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, September 22-25, Scottsdale, USA, pp. 765-770, 2007.
  • A. Ghafoor, S. Sahlan, and V. Sreeram, “A new Frequency Weighted Model Reduction Technique with Error Bounds”, IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, August 5-8, Harbin, China, pp. 1962-1967, 2007.
  • A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Frequency Interval Gramians based Model Reduction”, IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, December 4-7, Singapore, pp. 2002-2006, 2006.
  • A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Frequency Weighted Model Reduction: A Survey”, IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, December 5-8, Singapore, pp. 1543-1548, 2006.
  • A. Ghafoor and V. Sreeram, “Generalized Frequency-Weighted Balanced Related Reduction Techniques and Error Bounds”, Asian Control Conference, July 18-21, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 564-570, 2006.
  • A. Ghafoor, J. Wang and V. Sreeram, “Frequency Weighted Model Reduction Technique with Error Bounds for 2-D Separable Denominator Discrete Systems”, IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control and Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, June 27-29, Cyprus, pp. 525-530, 2005.
  • V. Sreeram and A. Ghafoor, “Frequency Weighted Model Reduction Technique with Error Bounds”, IEEE American Control Conference, June 8-10, Portland, OR, USA, pp. 2584-2589, 2005.
  • A. Ghafoor, V. Sreeram and R. Treasure, “On Frequency Weighted Balanced Truncation Technique retaining Hankel Singular Values” Proceedings of  the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2-4,  pp. 638-642,  2004.
  • A. Ghafoor, R. N. Iqbal and S. Khan, “Robust Image Matching Algorithm”, EURASIP Video/Image Processing and Multimedia Communication Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, July 2-5,pp. 155-160, 2003.
  • A. Ghafoor, R. N. Iqbal and S. Khan, “Modified Chamfer Matching Algorithm”, Proceedings Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning,  Hong Kong, March 21-23, pp. 1102-1106, 2003.
  • A. Ghafoor, R. N. Iqbal and S. Khan, “Image Matching Using Distance Transform”, 13th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis, Halmstad, Sweden, June 29 - July 2, pp. 654-660, 2003
  • 2008 – onwards    National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

    Teaching following subjects: Control Systems, Discrete Time Control Systems 

     

     

     

    2003 – 2007     University of Western Australia

    Tutorials and Lab Demonstrations of the following subjects:

    Control Engineering, Electronic Circuits and Signal Processing 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1998 – 2001     National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

    Lecturer of the following subjects:

    Basic Electrical Engineering, Electronic Devices, Circuit/Network Analysis and Digital Signal Processing