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Dr Syed Omer Gilani
Assistant Professor
Department of Robotics and Intelligent Machine Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
SMME
Tel : 925190856052

Specialization
Visual Neuroscience

Education
PhD (Electrical & Computer Engineering), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Syed Omer Gilani earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore, in 2013. Between 2006 and 2008,
he worked on various vision and augmented-reality based projects at Interactive Multimedia Lab, Singapore. His current research interests include human
computer interaction, biological vision, and machine learning.

​Active research areas

  • Visual Saliency
  • Bio-signal Analysis (EMG and EEG)
  • Neural Rehabilitation.
  • Autonomous path planning in terrestrial robots.

Current Graduate Students

Mhd. Zia ur Rehman

RIME-2015

Fatima Ehsaan

BMES-2016

Maria Wahid

BMES-2016

Naireen Zaheer

BMES-2016

Najwa Farooq

BMES-2016

Tooba

BMES-2015

Abdullah Tahir

RIME-2016

Usama Wajhi

RIME-2015

Usman Khalid

RIME-2015

Aqsa Arshad

RIME-2015

Graduated Students

Adeel Mahmood

ME-2015

Saad Saddique

ME-2015

Osama Jamil

RIME-2015

Abu-bakar

RIME-2014

Talah Qayum

RIME-2014

Usman Ayub

RIME-2015

Usman Rashid

RIME-2015

Hassan Mahmood

RIME-2014

Shoaib Azam

RIME-2014

Zahra Fazal

BMES-2014

Research Assistants

Bushra Saeed

Sep 2016 - …

Saira Rashid Tarar

Aug 2013 – Aug 2016

Teaching Assistants

Faisal Zain

Fall 2017

Usama Wajhi

Fall 2016

Usman Ayub

Fall 2015

Selected Journal Publications

  • Dawarikanath Mahpatra, Syed Omer Gilani, Mukesh Hari. Coherency based Spatio-temporal Saliency Detection for Object Video Segmentation.IEEE Transactions: Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 8(3):454:462,2014.
  • Muhammad Asim Waris, Mohsin Jamil, Yasar Ayaz, Syed Omer Gilani.Classi cation of Functional Motions of Hand for Upper Limb Prosthesis with Surface Electromyography. International Journal of Biology and Biomedical Engineering, 8(10), 2013. 
  • Esther Xiu Wen Wu, Syed Omer Gilani, Jeroen J.A. van Boxtel, Ido Amihai, Fook Kee Chua, Shih-Cheng Yen. Parallel programming of saccades during natural scene viewing: Evidence from eye movement positions. Journal of Vision, 13(12):17, 2013.
  • Mohsin Jamil, Syed Omer Gilani, Asad Asghar Janjua, Iqra Ra que,Shahid Ikramullah Butt, Yasar Ayaz. Optimal Control based Intelligent Controller for Active Suspension System. Life Science Journal, 10(12s), 2013. 
  • Esther Xiu Wen Wu, Syed Omer Gilani, Jeroen J.A. van Boxtel, Ido Amihai, Fook Kee Chua, Shih-Cheng Yen. Optimization of Fixations during Scene Viewing - 2012. Journal of Vision, 12(9):1018, 2012. 
  • Syed Omer Gilani, Chua Fook Kee, Shih-Cheng Yen. Fixation Durations During Scene Transitions . Journal of Vision, 11(11):512, 2011. 
  • Syed Omer Gilani, Chua Fook Kee, Shih-Cheng Yen. Visual Correlates of Fixation Durations During Scene Transitions. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 4(3):71, 2011.
  • ​Zhiying Zhou, Adrian David Cheok, Jefry Tedjokusumo and Gilani Syed Omer wIzQubesTM - A Novel Tangible Interface for Interactive Story telling in Mixed Reality. International Journal of Virtual Reality, 7(4):9-15, 2008.

    Selected Conference Publications

    • Syed Omer Gilani, R Subramanian, H Hua, S Winkler, SC Yen. Impact of image appeal on visual attention during photo triaging. In: 20th international IEEE Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Melbourne, VIC,September, 2013.
    • Muhammad Asim Waris, Mohsin Jamil, Yasar Ayaz, Syed Omer Gilani.Control of Upper Limb Active Prosthesis Using Surface Electromyography. In: Proceedings of Europment Conference - Recent advances in Biology, medical physics, medical chemistry biochemistry and biomedical engineering, Venice, Italy, September, 2013.
    • Zhiying Zhou, Syed Omer Gilani, Stefan Winkler. Open Source OCR Framework using Mobile Devices. In: Proc. of the SPIE (Multimedia on mobile devices), San Jose, CA, January, 2008.
    • Peng Song, Stefan Winkler, Syed Omer Gilani, ZhiYing Zhou. Vision based Projected Tabletop Interface for Finger Interactions. In: Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Human Computer Interaction (in conjunction with ICCV), Rio De Janeiro, October, 2007.
    • ​ZhiYing Zhou, Syed Omer Gilani, Stefan Winkler What You Write is What You Get - A Novel Mixed Reality Interface. In: Proc. of HCI International, Beijing, July, 2007.
    • Hassan Fleyeh, Syed Omer Gilani, Mark Dougherty. Road Sign Detection and Recognition using Fuzzy ARTMAP: A Case Study of Swedish Speed limit Signs. In: Proc. of Arti cial Intelligence and Soft Computing, Palma De Mallorca, August, 2006.

    ​Book Chapter

    • Peng Song, Stefan Winkler, Syed Omer Gilani, ZhiYing Zhou. Vision based Projected Tabletop Interface for Finger Interactions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, HumanComputer Interaction, 2007, Volume 4796, Pages 49-58.

    U.S. Patent

    • Steven Zhou and Syed Omer Gilani, Interactive Transcription System and Method. Publication No. US2009/0195656, November, 2008.

​Undergraduate Courses

  • CS 102: Computer Systems & Programming (2-2) Fall, 2013-2014
  • EE 476: Introduction to Robotics (2-2) Spring, 2014
  • EE 103: Electrical Engineering (2-1) Spring, 2015

Graduate Courses

  • BMES 813: Biomedical Instrumentation (3-0) Spring, 2013
  • BMES 811: Signal & Imaging in Medicine (3-0) Spring, 2013-2014
  • BMES 814: Neural Engineering(3-0) Summer, 2013
  • BME 822: Selected Topics in Biomedical Engineering (3-0) Spring, 2014
  • BMES 815: Biosensors and instrumentation (3-0) Spring, 2014
  • EC 803: Computer Vision (3-0) Spring, 2013-2014
  • EM 870: Advanced Embedded Systems (3-0) Spring, 2015