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Dr. Hasan Sajid (Dy. HoD)
Assistant Professor
Department of Robotics and Intelligent Machine Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +925190856080

Specialization
Computer Vision, machine learning and deep learning

Education
PhD (Electrical & Computer Engineering), University of Kentucky, USA

Education:

  • PhD.  Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA (2016). 

  • MS-Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA (2014).                                                                       

  • BE-Mechatronics Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan (2007) 

Honours & Awards:

  • Nominated for outstanding graduate student award by Electrical and Computer Engineering(ECE)​ department.

  • Best Paper Finalist in IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), 2014.

  • Recipient of prestigious US State Department Fulbright Scholarship for Master’s program in US, 2012. 

  • Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky tuition fee waiver scholarship, USA, 2012.

  • Won 1st Prize in National Engineering Robotics Contest (NERC) 2006, organized by NUST, FESTO Germany and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan. A total of 54 teams participated in the nationwide contest.

  • Received a grant of Rs 1 Million for Final Year Project from NUST and HEC, Pakistan, 2007.

  • Thrice received NUST Undergraduate Merit Scholarship for academic distinction. 

Reviewer:

  • IEEE TR​ANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO TECHNOLOGY.

  • IIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA.

  • ELSEVIER JOURNAL OF IMAGE COMMUNICATION.

  • IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTIMEDIA AND EXPO (ICME)​​​​​​​​​

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​Research Interests:

Research Projects:

  • Crowd Analytics: Anomaly detection and crowd counting in high density settings.

  • Traffic Analytics: Vehicle detection, classification and counting

  • Autonomous Minimal Invasive Surgery

  • Visual Odometry from aerial images 

  • Background Subtration for Static and Moving Cameras

​Journal Papers:

  • Hasan Sajid, Sen-Ching Samson Cheung, "Universal Multi-Mode Background Subtraction", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2016. (Impact factor 3.73)

  • Hasan Sajid, Sen-Ching Samson Cheung and Nathan Jacobs, "Appearance based Background Subtraction for Moving Cameras",Journal of Signal Processing: Image Communication, 2016. (Impact factor 1.6)

Conference Papers:

  • ​Hasan Sajid and Sen-Ching Samson Cheung, "VSig: Hand-Gestured Signature Recognition and Authentication with Wearable Camera", in IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), 2015.

  • Hasan Sajid and Sen-Ching Samson Cheung, "Background subtraction for Static and Moving Camera", in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2015.

  • Hasan Sajid, Sen-Ching Samson Cheung, "Background subtraction under sudden illumination change", IEEE workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), pp. 1-6, 2014.

  • O. Hasan, S. Mansoor, H. Sajid, Z. Amjad, S. Nisar and T. Hasan, “Al Zahrawi - A Training Robot and Simulator for Minimal Invasive Surgery”. INMIC 2011.

  • Nassar Ikram, Shakeel Durranii, Hasan Sajid, Husnain Saeed, "A Wireless Multimedia Sensor Network Based Intelligent Safety and Security System (IS3)," sensorcomm, pp.388-392, 2009 Third International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, 2009.

Patents:

Hasan Sajid, Emad Felemban, Adil A. Sheikh and Husnain Saeed. 2016. A Novel methodology for Vision based Day and Night Traffic Analytics. United States Patent Pending.

Book Chapters:

Dr. Nassar Ikram, Shakeel Durrani, Hasan Sajid and Husnain Saeed, ‘Wireless Sensor Networks: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications’, In: Junaid Ahmed Zubairi (Ed), Applications of Modern High performance Networks, Bentham Publishers, NY USA. (eISBN: 9781608050772, 2009)​

​Courses at SMME:

  • Measurement and Instrumentation - Undergraduate

  • Control Systems - Undergraduate

  • Machine Learning - Postgraduate​

​Industry Experience:

  • Team Lead - Mechatronics (Project: Telesurgical Robot and Simulator), SEECS, NUST. (June 2011 - Aug 2012)

  • Research Officer (BPS-17), Public Sector R&D Organization. (Oct 2007 - June 2011)​