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Mr Fahad Islam (ON STUDY LEAVE)
Lecturer
Department of Robotics and Intelligent Machine Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +925190856066

Specialization
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Education
MS (Robotic Systems Development, Robotics Institute),  Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Awards and Honors
  • Awarded Fulbright Scholarship Award for graduate studies in Carnegie Mellon University (2013-2014) 

  • Nominated for Rector’s Gold Medal for Best Senior Year Project (2012) 

  •  Awarded three Student Recognition Awards by NUST SEECS (2012) 

  • Won Navigation Robotics (NavBot) at Institute of Space Technology (2012)
  • Won National Engineering Robotics Contest 2011 (NERC 2011) 

  • Finalist; Lipton Talent Hunt (2011) 

  • Awarded NUST GPA based scholarship in every semester 

  • Awarded scholarship for intermediate and undergraduate studies by Federal Board
  • Awarded 1st Runner-up prize in PsiFi LUMS 2011 (2011) 

  •  Awarded Best Science Project award in FBISE Science project competition (2007) 

 
Professional Affiliation
  • Member IEEE, USA
  • Member IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
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I work on motion planning for mobile robots, manipulators and mobile-manipulators. My goal is to enable robots accomplish tasks in the environments that are structured for humans. Specifically I work on Search-based and Sampling-based motion planning with the help of which I try to solve complex manipulation problems.
 
Active Research Projects
  • Development of an Intelligent Assistive Wheelchair for Elderly and Disabled Users
  • Design and Implementation of an Island Search Algorithm using Experience Graphs (E-graphs) for Mobile Manipulation Planning
  • Robocup Humanoids: Standard Platforms League
  • Fahad Islam, Venkatraman Narayanan and Maxim Likhachev, "Dynamic Multi-Heuristic A*," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015.
  • Nasir, Jauwairia, et al. "RRT*-SMART: A rapid convergence implementation of RRT*." International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 10 (2013).
  • Nasir, Jauwairia, Fahad Islam, and Yasar Ayaz. "Adaptive Rapidly-Exploring-Random-Tree-Star (RRT*)-Smart: Algorithm Characteristics and Behavior Analysis in Complex Environments." Asia-Pacific Journal of Information Technology and Multimedia 2.2 (2013).
  • Qureshi, Ahmed Hussain, et al. "Potential guided directional-RRT* for accelerated motion planning in cluttered environments." Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2013.
  • Islam, Fahad, et al. " RRT*-smart: Rapid convergence implementation of RRT* towards optimal solution." Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), 2012 International Conference on. IEEE, 2012.
Under Graduate (UG)
 
  • ME-449 Introduction to Robotic Systems
  • EE-201 Electrical Engineering
Open Silicon Limited, Islamabad, Pakistan (2012-2013)
  • Design Engineer (Software Department)