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Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC)
Dr Syed Sajjad Haider Zaidi
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Habib Ibrahim Rehmatulla Road, Karachi
Tel : Cell:0321-388-8853  Tel: +92(21) 48503224  FAX: +92(21) 99240112

Electrical Engineering

PhD (Electrical, Machines and Pattern Recognitions) Michigan State University, MS (Control) NUST, BE (Electrical) NUST

​Dr Syed Sajjad Haider Zaidi is highly qualified assistant professor and researcher at PNEC NUST.
·         Winner NUST Scholarship for PhD studies at USA 
·         Winner HEC final year support for PhD Studies 
·         Research Assistant General Motor (USA) Funded Project 

·         Electrical Machines and Drives 
·         Power Engineering 
·         Pattern Recognition 
·         Signal Processing

·         Development of Acoustic Signature Analysis 
·         Development of Online Vibration Analysis 
·         Perimeter Security System, MUSTAED 
·         Development of Vessel Monitoring System 
·         Development of Face recognition system 
·         Embedded system for diagnosis 
·         Underwater Image Enhancement 
·         MRI Tumor Classification 
·         Transformer Health Monitoring

·         Electrical Machines and Power System 
·         Power System Analysis 
·         Power System Control Methodologies 
·         Hybrid Power System 
·         Analysis and control of electrical machines and drives 
·         Fault tolerant design and operation of electrical machine and drives  
·         Implementation of Pattern Recognition methods 
·         Fault diagnosis using intrusive and non intrusive methods 
·         Prognosis (Remaining Useful Life (RUL) estimation) methods of non linear systems​



1.                   “Prognosis of Gear Failures in DC Starter Motors Using Hidden Markov Models” ; Zaidi, S; Aviyente, S; Salman, M; Shin, K; Strangas, E; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,  Volume: PP , Issue: 99 ; Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 1


2.                   “Time–Frequency Analysis for Efficient Fault Diagnosis and Failure Prognosis for Interior Permanent-Magnet AC Motors”, Strangas, E.G.; Aviyente, S.; Zaidi, S.S.H.; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume: 55 , Issue: 12, Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 4191 – 4199


3.                   “The Effect of Failure Prognosis and Mitigation on the Reliability of Permanent-Magnet AC Motor Drive” Strangas, E.G. ; Aviyente, S. ; Neely, J.D. ; Zaidi, S.S.H.; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Volume: 60 , Issue: 8 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TIE.2012.2227913, Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 3519 - 3528


4.                   Fault diagnosis of onboard automobile machine control using FFT algorithms”; Salman Javaid, Syed Sajjad  H Zaidi, Ahmed Majeed Khan,; Year November 2013, link: design/real-world-applications/4424792/2/Fault-diagnosis-of-onboard-automobile-machine-control-using-FFT-algorithms




5.                   “Non intrusive operational health identification of in-service electrical machine”; Zaidi, S.S.H. , Strangas, E.G.; 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society IECON 2012 - Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 5120 – 5125 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IECON.2012.6388977


6.                   “Misfire fault detection in SI engine using sliding mode observer”; Rizvi, M.A. ; Zaidi, S.S.H. ; Akram, M.A. ; Bhatti, A.I.; 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2012; Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IECON.2012.6388978, Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 5114 - 5119


7.                    “Improving the Reliability of Electrical Drives through Failure Prognosis”, Elias Strangas, Selin Aviyente, John Neely, S. Sajjad H. Zaidi; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronic and Drives, SDEMPED 2011. Publication Year: 2011


8.                   “Prognosis of electrical faults in permanent magnet AC machines using the hidden Markov model”, Sajjad, H. Zaidi Syed; Wesley, G. Zanardelli; Aviyente, Selin; Strangas, E. G.; 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2010,  Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 2634 – 2640


9.                   Failure prognosis of DC starter motors using hidden Markov models” , Zaidi, S.S.H.; Aviyente, S.; Salman, M.; Shin, K.-k.; Strangas, E.G.; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, 2009. SDEMPED 2009.


10.               Time-Frequency Based Feature Extraction and Classification for Fault Diagnosis in Electric Drives” ;Aviyente, S.; Zaidi, S.; Strangas, E.G.; Signals, Systems and Computers, 2007. ACSSC 2007. Conference Record of the Forty-First Asilomar Conference on ; Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 857 - 860


11.               Comparative Study of Time-Frequency Methods for the Detection and Categorization of Intermittent Faults in Electrical Drives”, Sajjad, S.; Zaidi, H.; Zanardelli, W.G.; Aviyente, S.; Strangas, E.G.; IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronic and Drives,  SDEMPED 2007. Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 39 - 45


12.               “Comparison and improvement of PCA and LBP efficiency for face recognition”, Qasim, R. ; Shirazi, M.M. ; Arshad, N. ; Qureshi, I. ; Zaidi, S.; Computer,Control & Communication (IC4), 2013 3rd International Conference on Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IC4.2013.6653734, Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 1 – 64


13.               “Application of image processing techniques for the extraction of vehicle number plates over ARM target board” Muzammil, M.J. ; Zaidi, S.; 3rd International Conference on Computer,Control & Communication (IC4), 2013 Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IC4.2013.6653768, Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 1 - 54


14.               “Broken rotor bar detection of single phase induction motor using Wigner-Ville Distributions”; Hafeez, S. ; Zaidi, .S.H. ; Siddiqui, A; IEEE 18th Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA), 2013; Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ETFA.2013.6647960 Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 1 - 7



15.          “Regenerative Hybrid Propulsion System and Regenerative Auxiliary Machinery Design for Marine Vessels”; Syed Sajjad Haider Zaidi, Attaullah Ali Memon, Hasan Khalid, 11th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology,15-17 May 2012. Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 ·       Assistant Professor NUST ( Since August 2010) 
 ·        Graduate Research Assistant (Two Years 2008-2010) 
 ·         Teacher Assistant (One and Half Year 2007-2008)

Subjects Taught:
·         Electrical Machines and Drives (UG & PG Course) 
·         Power System Analysis (PG Course) 
·         Power Generation & Distribution (PG Course) 
·         Power System Operation & Control (PG Course) 
·         Power Electronics (UG Course) 
·         Signal Processing (PG Course) 
·         Pattern Recognition (PG Course) 
·         Time Frequency and Wavelet Analysis (PG Course)