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Dr. Yasar Ayaz (HoD)
Associate Professor
Department of Robotics and Intelligent Machine Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, NUST HQ, Islamabad.
Tel : +925190856030-31

Specialization
Robotics and Machine Intelligence

Education
PhD (Mechatronics Engineering), Tohoku University, Japan

  • National Record: Maximum number of International Research Papers authored from any final degree project in the field of engineering in Pakistan. (10 x Research Papers). Pakistan Book of Records (24 November 2017).

  • Awarded PBR Gold Medal by Pakistan Book of Records.

  • National Record: Maximum number of Research Papers in International Journals bearing Thomson Reuters Impact Factor authored from any final degree project in the field of engineering in Pakistan. (3 x Papers) – Pakistan Book of Records (24 November 2017).

  • Awarded PBR Gold Medal by Pakistan Book of Records.

  • Awarded President’s Gold Medal for being the Overall Best Teacher of NUST (Pakistan) for the year 2012. Conferred by President of Pakistan (Mr. Mamnoon Hussain) on May 7, 2014.

  • Named as one of the Top 20 Most Eminent Scientists of Pakistan by National Academy of Young Scientists of Pakistan (NAYS). (10 March 2017 – Scientists Day)

  • Awarded honorary title of Specially-Appointed Associate Professor by Tohoku University, Japan.

  • Founder and President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Pakistan.

  • Founder and Chairman of Pakistan’s National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI).

  • Elected Deputy Chairman of Technology Foresight Committee on Robotics at Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Pakistan.

  • Developed Pakistan’s National Robotics Mapping for Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Pakistan.

  • Organized First National Workshop on Robotics Technology for Industrial Development of Pakistan, April 2017.

  • Advisor of Team-NUST: First Team from South Asia that Qualified for RoboCup: Standard Platform League.

  • Featured in Who’s Who in the World, Berkeley, USA as notable international academician and researcher (2013 to present).

  • Author of more than 80 International Publications in International Journals, Invited Book Chapters and International Conferences.

  • Cited by Top Universities / Institutes of more than 13 countries including Japan, USA, France, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Canada, China, Iran, Croatia, Singapore, Australia, Pakistan etc.

  • Lead Organizer & General Chair: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), Islamabad 2014.

  • Research on Hand Gesture based Emotion Identification accorded Best Paper Award at International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction ICHCI 2019, London, UK.

  • Research on Robotic Grasping using Soft Fingers accorded Third Best Technical Paper Award

  • at International Conference on Climbing & Walking Robots: CLAWAR 2013, Sydney, Australia.

  • Visiting Professor at New York University (NYU), AD in their Research Centric Summer School on Interactive Robotics and Media, June 2012.

  • Declared Best Teacher of the Year by the Faculty Board of Studies, NUST School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering for the years 2010 and 2011.

REVIEWER / MEMBER EDITORIAL BOARD

  • ​​IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
  • IEEE / ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier)

  • Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (Elsevier)

  • International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS)

  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). 

  • IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).

  • IEEE / RSJ International Conference on Automation Systems Engineering (CASE). 

  • IEEE RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots.

  • IEEE / ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). 

  • IEEE RAS International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (RoBio).

 PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

  • PEC Professional Engineer (P.E.)

  • IEEE (Senior Member)

  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (Professional)​

  • Founder and President IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Pakistan​

Active Research Projects:

  • Human-Like Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots

  • Dynamics and Control for Humanoid Robots Stepping Over Large Obstacles

  •  RRT*-Smart: A Rapid Convergence Sampling Based Algorithm for Fast Real Time Optimal Mobile Robot Motion Planning

  • Navigation Planning for Mobile Robots using Pulse Coupled Neural Networks

  • Steering of a Mobile Robot using Human Brain Control Interface (BCI)

  • Design and Development of an Active Exoskeleton for Foot Orthosis

  • Design and Development of an Intelligent Robotic Prosthetic Hand

  • Design and Development of a Cost-Efficient Haptic Device for Robotic Surgery

  • Development of Adaptive Fuzzy Algorithms for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping of Mobile Robots

  • Stereo Vision Based Robot Localization, Mapping and Navigation Motion Planning and Navigation of Mobile Robots in Crowded Human Environments

  • RoboCup Humanoids: Standard Platforms League

  • Open Source Platform for Numerical Simulation

  • Modeling and Robust Control of Grid Connected Converters

​ISI Thomson Reuters Indexed Journal Publications

  • Faisal Mehmood, Yasar Ayaz, Sara Ali, Rita de Cassia Amadeu and Haleema Sadia, “Dominance in Visual Space of ASD children using multi-robot joint attention integrated distributed imitation system”, IEEE Access, 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2951366, Nov 2019.

  • Umer Asgher, Riaz Ahmad, Noman Naseer, Yasar Ayaz, Muhammad Jawad Khan and Muhammad Kamal Amjad, “Assessment and Classification of Mental Workload in the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) Using Fixed-Value Modified Beer-Lambert Law", IEEE Access, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 143250 – 143262, Oct 2019 

  • Waseem Shahzad, Yasar Ayaz, Muhammad Jawad Khan, Noman Naseer, Mushtaq Khan, “Enhanced Performance for Multi-Forearm Movement Decoding Using Hybrid IMU–sEMG Interface”, Frontiers in Neurorobotics,  July 2019.

  • Sara Ali, Faisal Mehmood, Darren Dancey, Yasar Ayaz, Muhammad Jawad Khan, Noman Naseer, Rita De Cassia Amadeu, Haleema Sadia, and Raheel Nawaz, “An Adaptive Multi-Robot Therapy for Improving Joint Attention and Imitation of ASD Children”, IEEE Access, Vol 7, pp. 81808 – 81825, June 2019. 

  • Asim Zaheer ud Din, Yasar Ayaz, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Momena Hasan, Salman Masaud, Naveed Muhammad, “Cost-effective telemetry for energy network of an electricity distribution company: part I”, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 889 – 902, 2019.

  • Rizwan Asif, Ali Athar, Faisal Mehmood, Fahad Islam, Yasar Ayaz, “Whole-body motion and footstep planning for humanoid robots with multi-heuristic search”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 116, pp. 51–63, 2019.

  • Zaid Tahir, Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Yasar Ayaz and Raheel Nawaz, “Potentially guided bidirectionalized RRT* for fast optimal path planning in cluttered environments” , Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, Volume 108, pp. 13-27, October 2018.

  • Mamoona Shami, Salman Maqbool, Hasan Sajid, Yasar Ayaz and Sen-ching Samson Cheung, People Counting in Dense Crowd Images using Sparse Head Detections, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Feb 2018.

  • Shahid Ikramullah Butt, Umer Asgher, Umar Mushtaq, Riaz Ahmed, Faping Zhang, Yasar Ayaz, Mohsin Jamil and Muhammad Kamal Amjad, “Intelligent machine vision based Modeling and Positioning System in Sand casting process”, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Hindawi, Volume 2017, Article ID 3192672, Jan 2017.

  • Zeeshan Asfar, Saad Nauman, Ghufran ur Rehman, Fahad Mumtaz Malik, Yasar Ayaz , and Naveed Muhammad, “Development of Flexible Cotton-Polystyrene Sensor for Application as Strain Gauge”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 24, December 2016 

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi and Yasar Ayaz, “Potential Functions based Sampling Heuristic For Optimal Path Planning”, Autonomous Robots, Springer, Vol 40, Issue 6, pp. 1079-1093, August 2016.

  • Sara Baber Sial, Muhammad Baber Sial, Yasar Ayaz, Syed Irtiza Ali Shah and Aleksandar Zivanovic, “Interaction of robot with humans by communicating simulated emotional states through expressive movements”, Intelligent Service Robots, Springer, Vol 9, Issue 3, pp. 231- 255, July 2016.

  • Muhammad Yaqoob, Sardar Rushan Sher Qaisrani, Muhammad Waqas Tariq, Yasar Ayaz, Sohail Iqbal and Sajid Nisar, “Design and Control of a Haptic Enabled Robotic Manipulator”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), InTech Publishers, 12:109, 2015.

  • Mohsin Jamil, Usman Rashid, Rizwan Arshad, Muhammad Nasir Khan, Syed Omer Gilani and Yasar Ayaz, "Robust Repetitive Current Control of Two-Level Utility-Connected Converter using LCL Filter", The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), Springer, pp. 1-18, 2015.

  • Muhammad Zeeshan Baig, Yasar Ayaz, Syed Omer Gilani, Mohsin Jamil and Muhammad Naveed, “Motor imagery based EEG signal classification using self-organizing maps”, Science International, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 1165-1170, 2015.

  • Badar Ali, Yasar Ayaz, Naveed Muhammad, Syed Omer Gilani, Mohsin Jamil, “Improved Method for Stereo Vision based Human Detection & Target Person Following by Mobile Robot”, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 102-119, 2015.

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, and Yasar Ayaz, “Intelligent bidirectional rapidly-exploring random trees for optimal motion planning in complex cluttered environments”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, Vol. 68, pp. 1-11, 2015.

  • Malik Anas Ahmed, Yasar Ayaz, Mohsin Jamil, Syed Omer Gillani, Muhammad Babar Rasheed, Muhammad Imran, Nadeem Ahmed Khan, Waqas Majeed and Nadeem Javaid, “Comparative analysis of classifiers for developing an adaptive computer assisted EEG analysis system for diagnosing epilepsy”, BioMed Research International, Hindawi, Article ID 638036, 2015.

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Saba Mumtaz, Yasar Ayaz, Osman Hasan, Mannan Saeed Muhammad and Muhammad Tariq Mahmood, “Triangular Geometrised Sampling Heuristics For Fast Optimal Motion Planning”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), InTech Publishers, 12:10, 2015, (Top Most Popular Paper of IJARS for 3 consecutive weeks in February - March 2015).

  • Mohsin Jamil, Asad Asghar Janjua, Iqra Rafique, Shahid Ikramullah Butt, Yasar Ayaz, and Syed Omer Gilani, "Optimal Control based Intelligent Controller for Active Suspension System", Life Science Journal, Vol. 10 No. 12s, pp. 653-659, December 2013.

  • Jauwairia Nasir, Fahad Islam, Usman Malik, Yasar Ayaz, Osman Hasan, Mushtaq Khan, and Mannan Saeed Muhammad, “RRT*-Smart: A rapid convergence implementation of RRT*”,

  • International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), InTech Publishers, 2013, Vol. 10, 299:2013.

  • Aamir Iftikhar, Mushtaq Khan, Khurshid Alam , Syed Hussain Imran, Liaqat Ali, Yasar Ayaz, and Ashfaq Khan, “Turbine blade manufacturing through Rapid Tooling (RT) process and its quality inspection”, International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 534-538, 2013.

  • Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Shunsuke Komuzunai, Yuki Nomura, Tomoya Myojin, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, “Humanoid Robot Motion Generation Scheme for Tasks Utilizing Impulsive Force,” International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR), World Scientific Publishing Company, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 1250008-1 to 1250008-23, 2012.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita, Shunsuke Komizunai and Masaru Uchiyama, "A Human-Like Approach Towards Humanoid Robot Footstep Planning", International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), InTech Publishers, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 98-109, 2011.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "Human-like Approach to Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots," International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR), vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 125-149, 2007. 

SCOPUS and World Academic Union Indexed International Journal Papers

  • Sara Ali, Yasar Ayaz and Muhammad Jawad Khan, “Use of Latest Robots for Autism Spectrum Disorder”, Advances in Robotics & Mechanical Engineering (ARME), Lupine Publishers, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 30-31, October 03, 2018 

  • Sara Ali, Rumshaa Yunus, A. Arif,  Yasar Ayaz, M Baber Sial,  R Asif,  N Naseer, M Jawad Khan, “Hand Gestures Based Emotion Identification Using Flex Sensors”, International Journal of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Sciences, Science Press, Vol 12, No 9, pp. 882-886, 2018.

  • Ali Bin wahid, U Siraj, M Affan, H Ahmad, F Islam, U Ansari, M Naveed, Yasar Ayaz, “Development of Modular Framework for the Semi-Autonomous RISE Wheelchair with Multiple User Interfaces Using Robot Operating System (ROS)”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research Vol. 7, No. 5, September 2018.

  • Muhammad Shoaib Azam, Syed Omer Gilani, Mohsin Jamil, Yasar Ayaz, Muhammad Naveed, Muhammad Nasir Khan, “Saliency Based Object Detection and Enhancements Using Spectral Residual Approach in Static Images and Videos”, Advanced Science Letters, Volume 21, Number 12, December 2015, pp. 3677-3679(3).

  • Shehryar Ali Khan, Yasar Ayaz, Mohsin Jamil, Syed Omer Gillani, Muhammad Naveed, Ahmed Hussain Qureshi and Khawaja Fahad Iqbal, “Collaborative Optimal Reciprocal Collision Avoidance for Mobile Robots”, International Journal of Control and Automation, Vol. 8, No. 8, pp. 203-212, 2015.

  • Shahab Shahid Khawaja, Mohsin Jamil, Qasim Awais, Umer  Asgher,  Yasar  Ayaz,  “Analysis of Classical Controller by Variation of Inner Loop and Controller Gain for Two- Level Grid-Connected Converter”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 8, Issue 20, 2015.

  • Muhammad Faisal, Mohsin Jamil, Qasim Awais, Usman Rashid, Muhammad Sami, Syed Omer Gilani, Yasar Ayaz and Muhammad Nasir Khan, “Iterative Linear Quadratic Regulator (ILQR) Controller for Trolley Position Control of Quanser 3DOF Crane”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 8, Issue 16, 2015.

  • Muhammad Faisal, Mohsin Jamil, Usman Rashid, Syed Omer Gilani, Yasar Ayaz, and Muhammad Nasir Khan, “A Novel Dual-loop Control Scheme for Payload Anti-Swing and Trolley Position of Industrial Robotic 3DOF Crane”, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vols. 789-790 (2015) pp 658-664, Trans Tech Publications, pp. 658-664, 2015.

  • Muhammad Asim Waris, Mohsin Jamil, Yasar Ayaz and Syed Omer Gilani “Classification of Functional Motions of Hand for Upper Limb Prosthesis with Surface Electromyography”, International Journal of Biology And Biomedical Engineering, North Atlantic University Union, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 15-20, January 2014.

  • Jauwairia Nasir, Fahad Islam and Yasar Ayaz, “Adaptive RRT*-Smart: Algorithm characteristics and behavior analysis in complex environments”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 39 - 51, December 2013.

International Book Chapters and Monographs

  • Sara Ali, Mohammad Samad, Faisal Mehmood, Yasar Ayaz, Wajahat Mehmood Qazi, Muhammad Jawad Khan, and Umer Asgher, “Hand Gesture Based Control of NAO Robot Using Myo Armband”, Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, Vol 953, pp. 449-457, July 2019

  • Sara Ali, Faisal Mehmood, Yasar Ayaz, Umer Asgher, and Muhammad Jawad Khan, “Effect of Different Visual Stimuli on Joint Attention of ASD Children Using NAO Robot”,  Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, Springer, Vol 953, pp. 490-499, July 2019.

  • Umer Asgher, José Arzola-Ruiz, Riaz Ahmad, Osmel Martínez-Valdés, Yasar Ayaz, and Sara Ali, Modeling and Multi-objective Optimization of Insulating Lining Using Heuristic Technique “Exploration of Variable Codes (EVC)”, Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer Vol 953, pp. 427-437, July 2019.

  • Muhammad Taha Manzoor, Umer Sohail, Noor-e-Mustafa, Muhammad Hamza Asif Nizami and Yasar Ayaz, “Design of a Single Motor Based Leg Structure with the Consideration of Inherent Mechanical Stability”, 4th International Conference on Mechanics and Mechatronics Research (ICMMR 2017), IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an, China, June 2017.

  • Saima Tariq, Sara Baber, Asbah Ashfaq, Yasar Ayaz , Muhammad Naveed and Saba Mohsin, “Interactive Therapy Approach Through Collaborative Physical Play Between a Socially Assistive Humanoid Robot and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, Social Robotics, Volume 9979 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, pp. 561-570, October 2016. ISBN: 978-3-319-47436-6.

  • Muhammad Zeeshan Baig, Yasir Mehmood and Yasar Ayaz, “A BCI System Classification Technique Using Median Filtering and Wavelet Transform”, Dynamics in Logistics, Part of the series Lecture Notes in Logistics, Springer, pp. 355-364, 2015.

  • Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Yuki Nomura, Shunsuke Komizunai, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, "An Impact Motion Generation Support Software", Chapter 11, Cutting Edge Robotics 2010, Advanced Robotic Systems Journal and In-Tech Publishing Company, pp. 175-186, 2010.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita and Masaru Uchiyama, "Navigation Planning with a Human-like Approach", Chapter 11, Mobile Robots Navigation, Advanced Robotic Systems Journal and In-Tech Publishing Company, pp. 223-240, 2010.

  • Yasar Ayaz, “Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots”, Doctoral Thesis (Robotics and Machine Intelligence), Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan, 2009.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "Human-like Approach Towards Footstep Planning," Chapter 15, Humanoid Robots: Human- like Machines, Advanced Robotics Systems Journal and I-Tech Education and Publishing, pp. 295-314, 2007.

  • Yasar Ayaz, “Autonomous footstep planning for humanoid robots,” Master’s Thesis (Electrical Engineering: Controls and Signal Processing), College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, 2005.

International Conference Papers (Full Paper Peer Reviewed 

2018 

  • Sara Ali, Yasar Ayaz, Muhammad Jawad Khan, Faisal Mehmood, “Therapy for Autsim Using Robots as Virtual Agents”, International Conference on Virtual Reality Technology, pp. 81-84, Quanzhou, China, Nov 2018.

  • Sara Ali, Faisal Mehmood, Yasar Ayaz , Noman Naseerb , Umer Asgher a , Muhammad    Jahangeer Qureshi b 'and M. Jawad Khan, “Cognitive assessment for autistic children using robotic therapy: an fNIRS study”, III-46, fNIRS2018, biennial meeting of the Society for fNIRS, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 2018.

  • M. Jawad Khan, Yasar Ayaz, Faisal Mehmood, Sara Ali, Noman Naseer, Umer Asgher and Muhammad Jahangeer Qureshi, “Enhanced classification accuracy using deep learning for mental math: an fNIRS study”, III-43, fNIRS2018, biennial meeting of the Society for fNIRS, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 2018.

2017 

  • Ali Bin Wahid, Usama Siraj, M Affan, Habib Ahmed, Fahad Islam, Umar Ansari, Muhammad Naveed, and Yasar Ayaz, “Development of ROS-based Modular Framework for Semi- Autonomous RISE Wheelchair with Multiple User Interfaces”, ACM International Conference on Automation, Control and Robots (ICACR), 2017 

2016

  • Ali Athar, Abdul Moeed Zafar, Rizwan Asif, Armaghan Ahmad Khan, Fahad Islam, Yasar Ayaz and Osman Hasan, "Whole-body motion planning for humanoid robots with heuristic search", IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 4720 – 4727, Daejeon, South Korea, October 2016 

  • Asim Zaheer, Yasar Ayaz, Momena Hasan and Muhammad Salman, “Sampled-data robust feedback linearization using estimator”, IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC), pp. 276-281, Auckland, New Zealand, April 2016

2015

  • Idrees Hussain, Muhammad Talha Imran, Abdul Haseeb Ayub, Shams Azeem, Maham Tanveer, Fahad Islam and Yasar Ayaz, "Designing of motions for humanoid goal keeper robots" , IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (Robio), Zhuhai, China, 2015.

  • Muhammad Sarmad Khan, Asad Ali Awan, Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Fahad Islam, Yasar  Ayaz and Osman Hassan, "Safe-radius based motion planning of hexapod using RRT-  connect" , IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA), pp. 415-418, Yunnan, China, 2015.

  • Muhammad Sami, Yasar Ayaz , Mohsin Jamil , Syed Omer Gilani, Muhammad Naveed, "Text Detection and Recognition for Semantic Mapping in Indoor Navigation", 5th IEEE International Conference on IT Convergence and Security (ICITCS), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, 2015.

  • Shehryar Ali Khan, Yasar Ayaz and Mohsin Jamil, “Collaborative Optimal Reciprocal Collision Avoidance for Mobile Robots”, In Proceedings of International conference on Green Computing and Engineering Technology (ICGCET), paper # 74, Dubai, UAE, 2015.

  • Shahab Shahid Khawaja, Mohsin Jamil, Qasim Awais, Umer Asgher and Yasar Ayaz, “Analysis of Classical Controller by Variation of Inner-Loop and Controller Gain for Two- Level Grid-Connected Converter”, In Proceedings of International conference on Green Computing and Engineering Technology (ICGCET), paper # 84, Dubai, UAE, 2015.

  • Muhammad Faisal, Mohsin Jamil, Qasim Awais, Usman Rashid, Muhammad Sami, Syed Omer Gilani, Yasar Ayaz and Muhammad Nasir Khan, “Iterative Linear Quadratic Regulator

  • (ILQR) Controller for Trolley Position Control of Quanser 3DOF Crane”, In Proceedings of International conference on Green Computing and Engineering Technology (ICGCET), paper # 90, Dubai, UAE, 2015.

  • Muhammad Faisal, Mohsin Jamil, Usman Rashid, Syed Omer Gilani, Yasar Ayaz, and Muhammad Nasir Khan, “A Novel Dual-loop Control Scheme for Payload Anti-Swing and Trolley Position of Industrial Robotic 3DOF Crane”, In Proceedings of International Conference on Robotics, Mechanics and Mechatronics (ICRMM), Singapore, 2015.

2014

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Saba Mumtaz, Yasar Ayaz, and Osman Hasan, “Triangular Geometrised Sampling Heuristics For Fast Optimal Motion Planning”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), (Accepted).

  • Mohsin Jamil and Yasar Ayaz, “Design and Analysis of Repetitive Controllers for Grid Connected Inverter Considering Plant Bandwidth for Interfacing Renewable Energy Sources”, International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), Milwaukee, USA, 2014. (Accepted)

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Yasar Ayaz, Mansoor Shaukat, Mannan Saeed, and Whoi Yul Kim, “Replanning Using Delaunay Triangulation for Real Time Motion Planning in Complex Dynamic Environments”, In Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Singapore, 2014. (Accepted)

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Saba Mumtaz, Abdul Ahad Ashfaque Sheikh, Khawaja Fahad Iqbal, Yasar Ayaz, and Osman Hasan, “Augmenting RRT* with Local Trees for Real Time Motion Planning in Complex Cluttered Environments”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR), Miedzydroje, Poland, 2014. (Accepted)

  • Mannan Saeed Muhammad, Husna Mutahira, Kun-Woo Choi, Whoi-Yul Kim, and Yasar Ayaz, “Calculating Accurate Window Size For Shape-From-Focus”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Applications (ICISA), Seoul, South Korea, 2014.

  • Muhammad Affan Zia, Umer Ansari, Mohsin Jamil, Omer Gillani, and Yasar Ayaz, “Face and Eye Detection in Images using Skin Color Segmentation and Circular Hough Transform”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), pp. 211-213, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014. 

  • Faheem Ijaz, Nouman Mehmood, Mohsin Jamil, and Yasar Ayaz, “Developments in Adaptive Control Techniques for Machine Tools”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), pp. 186-190, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014.

  • Osama Jamil, Mohsin Jamil, Yasar Ayaz, Khubab Ahmad, “Modeling, Control of a Two-Wheeled Self-Balancing Robot”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), pp. 191-199, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014.

  • Shahwar Yaseen, Yasar Ayaz, Khawaja Fahad Iqbal, Naveed Muhammad, Syed Omer Gilani, Mohsin Jamil, and Syed Iritza Ali, “Centre of Mass Avoidance Planner using Radius of Gyration for Reciprocal Velocity Obstacles”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), pp. 118-124, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014.

  • Umair Iqbal, Syed Irtiza Ali Shah, Fazl-e-Umer, Mohsin Jamil and Yasar Ayaz, “Development of Low Cost Radio Range Testing System for Unmanned Disaster Relief Helicopter”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), pp. 255-258, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014.

  • Usman Ayub Sheikh, Mohsin Jamil, and Yasar Ayaz, “A Comparison of Various Robotic Control Architectures for Autonomous Navigation of Mobile Robots”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), pp. 239-243, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014.

  • Muhammad Yaqoob, Sardar Rushan Qaisrani, Muhammad Waqas, Yasar Ayaz, Sohail Iqbal, and Sajid Nisar, “Control of Robotic Arm Manipulator with Haptic Feedback Using Programmable System on Chip”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), pp. 300-305, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014.

  • Zain Murtaza, Noaman Mehmood, Mohsin Jamil, and Yasar Ayaz, “Design and Implementation of Low Cost Remote-Operated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Emerging Allied Technologies in Engineering (iCreate), pp. 37-41, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2014.

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Saba Mumtaz, Khawaja Fahad Iqbal, Yasar Ayaz, Mannan Saeed Muhammad and Osman Hasan , “Triangular Geometry based Optimal Motion Planning using RRT*”, In Proceedings of International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC), pp. 380-385, Yokohama, Japan , March 2014.

  • Muhammad Zeeshan Baig, Ehtesham Javed, Yasar Ayaz, Waseem Afzal, Syed Omer Gilani, Muhammad Naveed and Mohsin Jamil, “Classification of Left/Right Hand Movement from EEG Signal by Intelligent Algorithms”, In Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Computer Applications & Industrial Electronics (ISCAIE), pp. 178-183, Penang, Malaysia, April 2014.

  • Muhammad Asim Waris, Mohsin Jamil, Yasar Ayaz, and Syed Omer Gilani “Classification of Functional Motions of Hand for Upper Limb Prosthesis with Surface Electromyography”, International Journal of Biology And Biomedical Engineering, North Atlantic University Union, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 15-20, January 2014.

2013​

  • Jauwairia Nasir, Fahad Islam, and Yasar Ayaz, “Adaptive RRT*-Smart: Algorithm characteristics and behavior analysis in complex environments”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 39 - 51, December 2013.

  • Mohsin Jamil, Asad Asghar Janjua, Iqra Rafique, Shahid Ikramullah Butt, Yasar Ayaz, and Syed Omer Gilani, "Optimal Control based Intelligent Controller for Active Suspension System", Life Science Journal, Vol. 10 No. 12s, pp. 653-659, December 2013.

  • Badar Ali, Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Khawaja Fahad Iqbal, Yasar Ayaz, Syed Omer Gilani, Mohsin Jamil, Naveed Muhammad, Faizan Ahmed, Mannan Saeed Muhammad, Whoi-Yul Kim, and Moonsoo Ra , “Human Tracking by a Mobile Robot using 3D Features”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (RoBio), December, 2013.

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Khawaja Fahad Iqbal , Saba Mumtaz , Syeda Madiha Qamar , Fahad Islam , Yasar Ayaz, Naveed Muhammad , Mannan Saeed Muhammad, Osman Hasan, Whoi Yul Kim and Moonsoo Ra, “Adaptive Potential Guided Directional-RRT*”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (RoBio), December, 2013.

  • Muhammad Asim Waris, Mohsin Jamil, Syed Omer Gilani, and Yasar Ayaz, “Control of Upper Limb Active Prosthesis Using Surface Electromyography”, Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Biology, Medical Physics, Medical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering (BioMed), pp. 47-51, September 2013.

  • Jauwairia Nasir, Fahad Islam, and Yasar Ayaz, “Adaptive RRT*-Smart: Algorithm characteristics and behavior analysis in complex environments”, Proceedings of International Multi-Conference on Artificial Intelligence Technology (M-CAIT), Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, Paper ID: 22, August 2013.

  • Badar Ali, Khawaja Khawaja Fahad Iqbal, Yasar Ayaz, Muhammad Naveed, “Human detection and following by a mobile robot using 3D features”, Proceedings of International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), pp. 1714-1719, Takamatsu, Japan, 2013.

  • Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Khawaja Fahad Iqbal, Syeda Madiha Qamar, Fahad Islam, Yasar Ayaz, and Muhammad Naveed, “Potential guided directional-RRT* for fast optimal motion planning”, Proceedings of International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), pp. 519-524, Takamatsu, Japan, 2013.

  • Syeda Madiha Qamar, Khawaja Fahad Iqbal, Ahmed Hussain Qureshi, Naveed Muhammad, Yasar Ayaz, and Abdul Ghafoor Abbasi, “A solution to perceptual aliasing through probabilistic fuzzy logic and SIFT”, Proceedings of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Wollongong, Australia, pp. 1393-1398, 2013.

  • Akhtar Khurshid, Abdul Ghafoor, Muhammad Afzal Malik, and Yasar Ayaz, “Modeling and analysis of robotic grasping using soft fingers”, Proceedings of International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR): Nature Inspired Mobile Robots, Sydney, Australia, pp. 643-650, 2013.  (Third Best Technical Paper Award)

  • Jauwairia Nasir, Fahad Islam, Usman Malik, Yasar Ayaz, Osman Hasan, Mushtaq Khan, and Mannan Saeed Muhammad, “RRT*-Smart: A rapid convergence implementation of RRT*”, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), 2013, Vol. 10, 299:2013.

  • Aamir Iftikhar, Mushtaq Khan, Khurshid Alam , Syed Hussain Imran, Liaqat Ali, Yasar Ayaz, and Ashfaq Khan, “Turbine blade manufacturing through Rapid Tooling (RT) process and its quality inspection”, International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 534-538, 2013.

​2012

  • Muhammad Yaqoob, Sardar Rushan Qaisrani, Muhammad Waqas, Yasar Ayaz and Sohail Iqbal, “Low Cost Tactile, Force and Size Feedback System for Surgical Robotics”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Innovative Systems Engineering (ICIES), Egypt-Japan University of Sciences and Technology (EJUST), Alexandria, Egypt, December 2012.

  • Shabih Ul Hassan, Bilal Ahmed, Bilal Shaukat, Habib ur Rehman Paracha, Usman Malik, Saad Qaiser, Nabeel Anwar and Yasar Ayaz, “Modified SOM Based Intelligent Semi-Autonomous Navigation System”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Neural Network Applications in Electrical Engineering (NEUREL),Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, 2012.

  • Fahad Islam, Jauwairia Nasir, Usman Malik, Yasar Ayaz and Osman Hasan, “RRT*-Smart: Rapid convergence implementation of RRT* towards optimal solution”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), pp. 1651-1656, Chengdu, China, August 2012.

  • Aamir Iftikhar, Mushtaq Khan, Asim Nisar , Syed Hussain Imran, and Yasar Ayaz, “Turbine blade manufacturing through Rapid Tooling (RT) process and its quality inspection”, Proceedings of the 37th International MATADOR Conference, Paper No: 3230, Manchester, England, UK, July 2012.

  • Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Shunsuke Komuzunai, Yuki Nomura, Tomoya Myojin, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, “Humanoid Robot Motion Generation Scheme for Tasks Utilizing Impulsive Force,” International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR), World Scientific Publishing Company, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 1250008-1 to 1250008-23, 2012.

2011

  • Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita, Shunsuke Komizunai and Masaru Uchiyama, "A Human-Like Approach Towards Humanoid Robot Footstep Planning", International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS), Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 98-109, 2011.

  • Syed Usman Ahmed, Usman Ali Malik, Khwaja Fahad Iqbal, Yasar Ayaz and Kunwar Faraz, "Sparsed Potential-PCNN for Real Time Path Planning and Indoor Navigation Scheme for Mobile Robots", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), pp. 1729-1734, Beijing, August 2011.

2010

  • Sajid Hussain, Rana M. Ather, Javed Iqbal, Akhtar Nawaz, Hammad Nazeer, Umar Karim, and Yasar Ayaz, "Design and Development of a Low Cost Automated Trans-Radial Prosthetic Limb", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology (ICIIT), Vol 1, pp. 161-165, Lahore, October 2010.

  • Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Yuki Nomura, Shunsuke Komizunai, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, "An Impact Motion Generation Support Software", Chapter 11, Cutting Edge Robotics 2010, Advanced Robotic Systems Journal and In-Tech Publishing Company, pp. 175-186, 2010.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita and Masaru Uchiyama, "Navigation Planning with a Human-like Approach", Chapter 11, Mobile Robots Navigation, Advanced Robotic Systems Journal and In-Tech Publishing Company, pp. 223-240, 2010.

2009

  • Yasar Ayaz, Takuya Owa, Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar and Masaru Uchiyama, "Footstep Planning for Humanoid Robots Among Obstacles of Various Types,", Proceedings of IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), pp. 361-366, Paris, December 2009.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Khalid Munawar, Teppei Tsujita and Masaru Uchiyama, "Planning Footsteps in Obstacle Cluttered Environments," Proceedings of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), pp. 156-161, Singapore, July 2009.

  • Yasar Ayaz, “Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots”, Doctoral Thesis (Robotics and Machine Intelligence), Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan.

2008

  • Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Shunsuke Komizunai, Yuki Nomura, Takuya Owa, Tomoya Myojin, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, "Analysis of Nailing Task Motion for a Humanoid Robot," Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1570-1575, France, September 2008.

  • Teppei Tsujita, Atsushi Konno, Shunsuke Komizunai, Yuki Nomura, Takuya Owa, Tomoya Myojin, Yasar Ayaz and Masaru Uchiyama, "Humanoid Robot Motion Generation for Nailing Task," Proceedings of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), pp. 1024-1029, China, July 2008.

2007

  • Yasar Ayaz, Atsushi Konno, Teppei Tsujita, Masaru Uchiyama and Khalid Munawar, "Obstacle Stepping Over Strategy for Humanoid Robots," Proceedings of SICE System Integration Division Annual International Conference (SI), pp. 533-534, Hiroshima, December 2007.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "A Human-like Approach towards Humanoid Robot Footstep Planning," Proceedings of JSME International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (RoboMec), 1A1-B02, Akita, May 2007.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "Human-like Approach Towards Footstep Planning," Chapter 15, Humanoid Robots: Human-like Machines, Advanced Robotics Systems Journal and I-Tech Education and Publishing, 2007.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "Human-like Approach to Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots," International Journal of Humanoid Robotics(IJHR), vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 125-149, 2007.

  • Mannan Saeed, Yasar Ayaz, Saeed-ur-Rehman and Sadia Farah, "Design and Development of a Six-Legged Robot with Simplified Control Architecture", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Lahore, Pakistan, April 2007.

  • 2006

  • Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Muhammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama, "Human-like Approach to Footstep Planning Among Obstacles for Humanoid Robots," Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 5490-5495, Beijing, China, October 2006.

2005

  • Yasar Ayaz, “Autonomous footstep planning for humanoid robots,” Master’s Thesis (Electrical Engineering: Controls and Signal Processing), College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, 2005.

2004

  • Mannan Saeed, Yasar Ayaz and Saeed-ur-Rehman, "Design and Development of a Six-Legged Robot with Simplified Control Architecture", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSEA), pp. 89-94, Islamabad, 2004.

  • Yasar Ayaz and Muhammad Bilal Malik, “Tracking of a Speech Signal Using SSRLS and its Regeneration", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSEA), pp. 122-126, Islamabad, 2004.

  • Yasar Ayaz, Bilal Afzal, Mannan Saeed and Saeed-ur-Rehman, "Design, Fabrication and Control of a Two-Legged Walking Robot", Proceedings Of IEEE International Workshop on Robot Motion & Control (RoMoCo), pp 73-78, Poland, June, 2004.​​

Post Graduate (PG)

  • RIME 914 Robot Motion Planning

  • RIME 812 Mobile Robotics

  • CSE 860 Artificial Intelligence

  • RIME 832 Machine Learning

  • EE 826 Linear Control Systems

  • EM 800 Robotics-I

  •  EM 805 Robotics-II

Under Graduate (UG)

  • RIME 421 Introduction to Mechatronics and Robotics

  • EE 272 Computer Systems and Programming

  • EE 171 Basic Electrical Engineering

Japan

  • NEDO Industrial Technology Research Grant Program

  • NEDO Intelligent Robot Technology Software Project

Pakistan

  • Alcatel Pakistan Limited: (Manufacturing Department)

  • National Institute of Electronics (NIE): (Mechatronics Laboratory)