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Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan visited Learn OBots


9th Dec, 2019

LearnOBots is an EdTech company that was incubated at NUST Technology Incubation Center and has now graduated into a small and medium enterprise, opening up its office at NSTP. As part of the NSTP inauguration, LearnOBots was visited by H.E Mr Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan along with COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Rector NUST and ministers from different ministries. The delegates were briefed about the work that LearnOBots is doing to transform the existing education model in Pakistan and its products that will revolutionize education in Pakistan and worldwide. Founded by Muhammad Faisal Laghari, a graduate of NUST SEECS and Shamyl Bin Mansoor, faculty of NUST SEECS, the company has worked with different schools all over Pakistan. With their new products they are reaching for worldwide markets and aim to become the best EdTech company in the world. 


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Research Paper of Dr Asad W. Malik's has been published


5th Dec, 2019

Dr Asad W. Malik's research article, "Sustainable vehicle-assisted edge computing for big data migration in smart cities" in IEEE Internet of Things (IoT)

Impact factor: 9.515

Authors:  Maria Kanwal (MSIT student), Asad Waqar Malik, Anis Ur Rahman, Imran Mahmood, Muhammad Shahzad.




Three awards were conferred to the faculty members of the department of computing​


3rd Dec, 2019

The 12th UG Convocation of  NUST-SEECS was held on 3rd December 2019 in Jinnah Auditorium, NUST, Islamabad. In order to appreciate the faculty members for rendering their best teaching skills, contributions in research and participation in community service, three main awards were announced. This year all three awards were conferred to the faculty members of the department of computing. The Best Teacher award was presented to Dr Arsalan Ahmed, the Best Researcher award was conferred to Dr Rafia Mumtaz and the Best Community Service Award was given to Dr Asad Ali Shah.



Research Paper of Dr Muazzam Ali Khan Khattak has been accepted for publication


25th Nov, 2019

Research Paper Accepted in Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine Journal, IF 1.84




​Research Paper of Dr Asad W. Malik's has been published

18th Nov, 2019

Dr Asad W. Malik's research article, "Toward scalable cloud data center simulation using high‐level architecture"  has been published in  Software: Practice and Experience with an  Impact factor: 1.931. This paper is co-authored by Bukhtawar Elahi (MSIT Student), Dr Anis U. Rahman and Dr Muazzam A. Khan from SEECS.





Research Paper of Dr Rafia Mumtaz has been accepted for publication

16th Nov, 2019

The research paper of Dr Rafia Mumtaz , titled, "Spatiotemporal Clustering and Analysis of Road Accident Hotspots by Exploiting GIS Technology and Kernel Density Estimation", has been accepted in Computer Journal with impact factor 1. This is her fifth journal paper of the year 2019.




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Two Research Papers of Dr Muhammad Moazam Fraz have been Published

15th Nov, 2019
  • I Khurram, M.M. Fraz , M Shahzad, NM Rajpoot , "Dense-CaptionNet: A Sentence Generation Architecture for Fine-Grained Description of Image Semantics", Cognitive Computing, Vol. 11, Nov, 2019. IF: 4.287

  • M.M. Fraz , S. A. Khurran, S. Graham, M. Shaban, Asif Loya, N.M. Rajpoot , "FABnet: Feature attention based network for simultaneous segmentation of microvessels and nerves in routine histology images of oral cancer", Neural Computing and Applications, Vol. 20 , No. 1, Oct, 2019. IF: 4.66​


 
 

Research Paper of Dr Asad W. Malik has been Published

15th Nov, 2019

A vehicular network-based intelligent transport system for smart cities. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks. 

Authors: Tayyaba Zaheer, Asad W. Malik, Anis U. Rahman, Ayesha Zahir, & M. Moazzam Fraz. (2019).

https://doi.org/10.1177/1550147719888845

First Published November 14, 2019 

Impact Factor: 1.614  






Research Paper of Dr Muazzam Ali Khan Khattak has been accepted for publication

8th Nov, 2019

Exploiting Cooperative Sensing for Accurate Target Tracking in Industrial Internet of Things" is accepted for publication in International Journal of Distributed Sensor Network. Impact Factor 1.8




Research papers of Dr Hassan Khaliq Qureshi accepted in Nov 2019

6th Nov, 2019

Journal p​aper accepted in Elsevier Physical communications with an impact factor of 1.45. Details of paper follow:

  • B. S. Khan , S. Jangsher, H. K. Qureshi, S. H. Ahmed , "Predicted Mobility Based Profitable Relay Selection In Cooperative Cellular Network With Mobile Relays", Elsevier Physical Communication, Vol. 1 , No. 1-10, Jul, 2019.

Two conference papers accepted:

  • A. B. Masood , M. Lestas, H. K. Qureshi, N. Christofides, N. Ashraf, F. Mehmood , "Closing the Loop in Cyber-Physical Systems using Blockchain: Microgrid Frequency Control Example", Proceedings of the IEEE Middle East & North Africa COMMunications Conference (MENACOMM), Nov, 2019, Manama , Bahrain.
  • Z. Ahmed , S. M. Danish, H. K. Qureshi, M. Lestas , "Protecting IoTs from Mirai Botnet Attacks using Blockchains", Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), Sep, 2019, Limmasol , Cyprus.

 
 
 

Journal Papers and book chapters of Dr Syed Ali Hassan and Dr Hassaan Khaliq accepted in November 2019

6th Nov, 2019
  1. A journal paper by Dr Syed Ali Hassan and Dr Hassaan Khaliq has been accepted to IEEE Network Magazine (IF: 7.5) in October 2019
  2. Two Journal papers of Dr Syed Ali Hassan accepted in IEEE Access (IF: 4.08) and Sensors (IF: 3.03) in September and October 2019, respectively. 
  3. A book Chapter of Dr Syed Ali Hassan and his graduate student Mr. M. Asim Jan accepted to Springer Book on "Drone Communications" Nov 2019
  4. A book Chapter of Dr Syed Ali Hassan and his PhD student Mr. Shah Zeb has been accepted to Spring Book on "BackScatter Communications" Oct 2019
  5. A book Chapter of Dr Syed Ali Hassan and his PhD student Mr. Qamar Abbas has been accepted to Spring Book on "Backscatter Communications" Oct 2019.



 

​Research papers of Dr Iftikhar Ahmad Rana accepted for publication in October, 2019

  1. "Integral Backstepping and Synergetic Control of Magnetic Levitation System" in IEEE ACCESS I.F. 4.098
  2. "Nonlinear Control for Growth of Cancerous Tumor Cells"  in IEEE ACCESS I.F. 4.098


19 - 29th October, 019

a. Framework to Develop Computerized Physician Order Entry System for a Medical Specialty.

b. A Framework for Mapping Crime Data on Sociological Hypothesis.




 

​Journal Paper of Dr Rafia Mumtaz has been published - 24th October, 2019

 
Dr Rafia Mumtaz's research article, "Efficient Water Quality Prediction Using Supervised Machine Learning" has been published in Water journal with an IF=2.54. This paper is co-authored by Dr Asad Ali Shah, Dr Rabia Irfan, Ms Hirra Anwar from SEECS and José García-Nieto from the University of Malaga, Spain.





Three Journal papers of Dr Iftikhar Ahmad Rana have been accepted for publication - 21st October, 2019

1) "Design of Fuzzy-PI and Fuzzy-Sliding Mode Controllers for Single-Phase Two-stages Grid-connected Transformerless Photovoltaic Inverter" in Electronics (I.F. 1.764)
 
2) " Integral Backstepping based MPPT controller for photo-voltaic system using SEPIC converter" accepted in 7th international conference on "Control, Mechatronics and Automation" to be held in TU Delft, Netherlands on November 6-8, 2019, Web: www.iccma.org


 




Young Scientist award for 2019 - 28th September, 2019

NUST-SEECS Faculty Member Wins Young Scientist Award at 15th International Conference on Document Analysis & Recognition (ICDAR 2019). Prof Dr Faisal Shafait, Professor at NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS), Department of Computing, has received the ‘International Association for Pattern Recognition Young Scientist Award for 2019’ in Sydney, Australia, during the 15th International Conference on Document Analysis & Recognition (ICDAR 2019).




Two Research papers of Dr Muhammad Moazam Fraz have been published - 20th September, 2019

M.M. Fraz , M. Badar, A.W. Malik, S. A. Barman , "Computational Methods for Exudates Detection and Macular Edema Estimation in Retinal Images: A Survey", Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, Vol. 26 , No. 4, PP. 1193–1220, Sep, 2019. IF: 7.242

M. Shaban, S.A. Khurram, M. M. Fraz , N. Alsubaie, I. Masood, S. Mushtaq, M. Hassan, A. Loya & N. M. Rajpoot , "A Novel Digital Score for Abundance of Tumour Infiltrating Lymphocytes Predicts Disease Free Survival in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma", Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 9 , No. 1, PP. 13341 (2019) , Sep, 2019. IF: 4.525​
 
 

Appointment as Associate Editor of IEEE Access - 19th September, 2019

Dr Muazzam A. Khan Khattak has been appointed as Associate Editor of IEEE Access, USA as an acceptance of his contributions.






Research paper of Dr Rafia Mumtaz has been accepted for publication - 24th Sep, 2019

Article Title: "Water Quality Monitoring: Frome Conventional to Emerging Technologies"  in the Journal "Water Supply" 

Journal : Water Supply
IF:0.922


Book Chapter of Dr Rafia Mumtaz & Dr Syed Ali Hassan has been approved - 11th Sep, 2019

 
Book chapter titled, "crop health monitoring using IOT- enabled Agriculture", submitted to "IoT Architectures, Models, and Platforms for smart City applications has been accepted. Dr Syed Ali Hassan is the co-author of this chapter. The book chapter will be published by IGI-Global
 




Research paper of Dr Asad W. Malik has been published- 4th Sep, 2019

Haseeb, Muhammad, Asad Waqar Malik, Anis U. Rahman, and Mian M. Hamayun. "Towards Distributed Heterogeneous Simulation using the Internet of Things." IEEE Internet of Things Journal (Sept. 2019), IF = 9.515.






Research paper of Dr Rafia Mumtaz & Dr Syed Ali Hassan has been published - 2nd Sep, 2019
 
Precision Agriculture Techniques and Practices: Form Considerations to Applications" has been published in Sensors as part of the Special Issue UAV-Based Applications in the internet of Things (IoT)




Research paper of Dr Qaiser Riaz has been accepted for publication - 31st July, 2019
 
Title: What Lies Beneath One's Feet? Terrain Classifications Using Inertial Data of Human Walk
: Applied Sciences (MDPI)
IF : 2.217
Authors Names: Muhammad Zeeshan Ul Hasnain Hashmi, Dr Qaiser Riaz, Dr Mehdi Hussain, Dr Muhammad Shahzad




Research paper of Dr Shahzad Younis has been accepted for publication - 23rd July, 2019
 
Title: m-SAAC: Multi-Stage Adaptive Approximation Control to Select Approximate Computing Modes for Vision Applications
 
In this paper, we demonstrate that data-driven analysis can provide better insight into approximation requirements for image processing applications. Furthermore, this analysis is leveraged to design the multi-stage adaptive approximation control (m-SAAC) methodology that can save compute power by utilizing approximate computing, without compromising on image quality.
Forum:  Microelectronics Journal
IF: 1.284

Dr Muazzam Ali Khan has been published jounal paper in IEEE ACCESS - 8th July, 2019
 
Dr Muazzam Ali khan has published another journal paper in IEEE Access having impact factor of 4.098 on Classification of Digital Image for Diagnosis of Skin Cancer




Research paper of Dr Saad Qaisar has been accepted for publication - 2nd July, 2019
 
Research paper of Dr Saad Qaisar has been accepted for publication in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Title: Node Selection and Utility Maximization for Mobile Edge Computing Driven IoT



Three Journal papers and three Conference papers by Dr Hassaan Khaliq Qureshi have been accepted for publication in past three months.

3rd May, 2019


1. Three Journal papers accepted in past three months

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ource Efficient Allocation and RRH Placement for Backhaul of Moving Small Cells", IEEE Access, Vol. 1 , No. 1-10, Mar, 2019. IF: 3.55

Combined Data Rate and Energy Management in Harvesting Enabled Tactile IoT Sensing Devices", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 1 , No. 1-12, Feb, 2019. IF: 5.43

Energy Management in Harvesting Enabled Sensing Nodes: Prediction and Control", Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Vol. 132 , No. 104-117, Jan, 2019. IF: 3.991

2. Three conference papers accepted in past three months

A Lightweight Blockchain based Two Factor Authentication Mechanism for LoRaWAN Join Procedure", Proceedings of the IEEE 53rd International Conference on Communications (ICC), May, 2019, Shangai , China.

Realizing an Implementation Platform for Closed Loop Cyber-Physical Systems using Blockchain", Proceedings of the IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Apr, 2019, Kuala Lumpu , Malaysia.

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imization of slot allocation in hybrid VLC/RF networks for throughput maximization", Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Days (WD) Conference, Apr, 2019, Manchester , United Kingdom






Journal Paper of Dr Salman Abdul Ghafoor has been accepted for publication - 26th April, 2019


Journal paper published in IEEE Communications Letter and it is a single author Jounal




Research Papers have been accepted for publication in IEEE ACCESS - 4th April, 2019

1. Output voltage regulation of FC-UC based hybrid electric vehicle using integral backstepping control

2. Integral backstepping and synergetic control for tracking of infected cells during early antiretroviral therapy.
IF: 3.557



Journal paper of Dr Abdul Wahid has been accepted for publication in IEEE Access - 21st March, 2019

Title: Emotion classification and crowd source sensing; A lexicon based approach




Talk in FICC San Francisco California USA - 15th March, 2019






Journal Paper has been accepted for publication in IEEE ACCESS by Dr Qaisar Riaz - 14th February, 2019

Move your Body Age Estimation Based on Chest Movement During Normal Walk, has been accepted for publication in IEEE Access





Journal Paper published by Dr Hassaan Khaliq Qureshi - 24th January, 2019

Title: "Energy managment in Harvesting Enabled Sensing Nodes: prediction and Control" in Elsevier Journal of Network and computer application (JNCA) is accepted
IF: 3.991



Research Paper has been accepted by Dr Sajjad Hussain - 23rd January, 2019

Journal Papers Published by Dr Syed Ali Hassan in 2018 - 23rd January, 2019

Dr Syed Ali Hassan, faculty member of TCN Group, has completed the golden jubilee of his journal papers and his 50th journal paper has been accepted. Dr Ali published 16 jounal papers in calender year 2018 and his cummulative impact factor is more than 130. He has also authored of more than 100 conference papers
 
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