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Ms Sara Baber Sial
Lecturer
Department of Mechanical Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, NUST, Islamabad
Tel : +92 51 9085 6072

Specialization
Robotics

Education
MS (Human Robot Interaction),Middlesex University, London, UK

Academic Qualification

MASTERS: Masters by Research in Human-Robot Interaction, Middlesex University, London, U.K, Oct 2013

BACHELOR: B.E: Mechatronics Engineering, EME College, NUST, 2010

Professional Trainings: LPKF machine training, Training Workshop on Hydraulic, electro- Hydraulic, Pneumatic and basic electro- Pneumatic Equipment, FESTO, various professional training courses and workshops related to robotics, Hands on Workshop on "How to use and program Super Computers"

Work Experience:

R/D, Teaching 5 years experince

  • Jan2014-till date-NUST, Pakistan: Teaching as Lecturer at School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, NUST, Courses Taught: Control systems, Engineering Drawing and graphics, Computer aided drawing (CAD)
  • Dec 2012- March 2013,Middlesex U.K: Taught Lab-View to undergraduate students at Middlesex University, U.K
  • April 2011-2012, NUST, Pakistan: Worked as Lab-Engineer, Taught labs of programming language C, Fluid dynamics, Mechanical vibrations
  • Sep 2010, LUMS, Pakistan: Worked as Lab-engineer, taught workshop practice, electric circuits, and programming language labs

Internships:

Alcatel-Lucent (Managed Services Department): worked in the services and maintenance department. Managed a team of engineers for the default site maintenance

Attock Oil Refinery (Engineering Department): Performed field work for one week. Studied the working of different sub staged machines involved in the refining process

HONOURS & AWARDS

  • Selected for Masters on fully funded scholarship by NUST
  • Won merit scholarship in 6 different semesters in undergraduate program
  • Won 2rd position in COMPEC, national competition held at NUST, Pakistan
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  • Communicating simulated emotional states of Robot by Expressive movements
  • Autonomous Navigation and Obstacle avoidance on P3-AT Robots
  • Apollo: A multimodal Framework for a socially evocative robotic System based on human-human interaction
  • Interactive Therapy Approach through Collaborative Physical Play between a Socially Assistive Humanoid Robot and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • OIZZU: Human robot interaction by expressive movements and gestures using a bipedal humanoid kit without face
  • An Intelligent Hand Gesture Recognition System.

Journal Publications as Leading Author:

  • Sara Baber Sial, Muhammad Baber Sial, Yasar Ayaz, Syed Irtiza Ali Shah, Aleksandar Zivanovic “Interaction of Robot with Humans by Communicating Simulated Emotional States through Expressive Movements”, Intelligent Service Robotics (Springer) 2016, ISI index Factor: 0.658   

Inte​rnational Conference Publications as Leading Author:

  • Sara Baber Sial, Husnain Ahmad, Osama Farooq, Muhammad Naveed and Yasar Ayaz, Oizzu: A Bipedal Humanoid Robot Development Kit, ICIAI 2017
  • Saima Tariq, Sara Baber Sial, Asbah Ashfaq, Yasar Ayaz, Muhammad Naveed, Saba Mohsin, “Interactive Therapy Approach Through Collaborative Physical Play Between a Socially Assistive Humanoid Robot and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47437-3_55, In book: Social Robotics, pp.561-570
  • Sara Baber Sial, Alex Zivanovic on “Communicating Simulated Emotional States of Robots by Expressive Movements”, ICSR 2013
  • Umer Rasheed, Sara Ali, Mariam Ahmed, Jamal Afridi on “Generic Vision Based Algorithm for Driving Space Detection in Diverse Indoor and Outdoor Environments”, ICMA 2010


  • ME-314 Control Systems
  • ME-110Engineering Drawing & Graphics (UG)
  • ME-111Computer Aided Design (UG)
  • EE-212 Basic Electronics (UG)
  • EE-826 Linear Control Systems (PG)​