Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Taj

Designation

Professor / Dean Faculty of Engineering

Contact Information
Phone : 92-51-111878787 Ext: 250
Address : Islamabad
Profile Summary
Dr Imtiaz has vast teaching, research and industrial development experience in the fields of Computer Vision, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Biometrics and Optics. He has expertise both in algorithm development and hardware system development.
Qualification
PhD Electronics and Information Engineering Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan 2001
MS Electronics and Information Engineering Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan 1998
BS Electrical Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar 1993
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professor, HOD Electrical Engineering Capital University of Science and Technology, (CUST) Islamabad Since - 2015
Professor, HOD Electronic Engineering Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad 2011 - 2015
Professor Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad, Pk 2007 - 2011
Senior Faculty Member Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad 2001 - 2007
Industrial EXPERIENCE
Senior Member Technical Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE) 2001 - 2006
Member Technical Staff Communication Enabling Technologies, Islamabad 2005 - 2001
Junior Engineer Engineers International Pvt Ltd 1994 - 1995
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Registered as Professional Engineer
Pakistan Engineering Council, Reg No. Elect/11315
Senior Member
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE Membership No: 80200127
Honors & Awards
1. 
Award of Outstanding Young Researcher from Institute of Electronics Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Japan
2. 
Scholarship award of Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of Pakistan for postgraduate studies in Japan
3. 
Merit scholarship awards throughout the academic career
Research Areas / Interests
Real time implementation of image registration algorithms, Super resolution imaging, Biometrics including fingerprint, face and iris recognition, Signature verification, Human Gait recognition, Efficient video encoding, Pattern classification algorithms, Automatic video tracking, Vision based navigation, Handwritten Urdu script recognition, Medical diagnosis using pattern classification algorithms
Research Projects
Automatic Personal Identification Biometrics System (APIBS) for Large Scale Applications ICT R&D Fund, Ministry of IT and Telecom Pakistan PKR 14.70 Million 2008 - 2010
Real Time Implementation of H.264 Decoder for Heterogeneous Multicore Architectures National ICT R&D Fund, Ministry of IT and Telecom PKR 16.64 Million 2009 - 2012
Research SUPERVISion
1. 
PhD Cross-term Suppression in Wigner Distribution
2. 
PhD A Combination of Linear and Quadratic Time-Frequency Techniques for Time-Varying Signals
3. 
PhD Performance Enhancement of Subspace Learning Face Recognition by Effective Use of Classifiers
4. 
PhD Fingerprint Enhancement and Nonlinear Distortion Removal by effective use of Contextual filtering
5. 
MS Automatic Diagnostic System (ADS) Based on ECG Signal Analysis and Classification
6. 
MS Robust vision based target tracking for fast moving object
7. 
MS Robust Iris Recognition based on Efficient Local Binarization for Feature Extraction
8. 
MS Robust Palmprint Recognition by Edge Matching Using Oriented Hausdorff Similarity
9. 
MS Cancer Diagnosis base on pattern classification of Microarray Gene Profiling (MGeP) Data
10. 
MS Polar Binary Encoding of Iris Texture for Real Time Personal Identification
11. 
MS Acoustic Context Recognition Using Image Processing Techniques on Time-frequency Images
Publications
    Journal Papers
  • M. Sajid, Imtiaz A. Taj, Usama I. Bajwa , and Naeem I. Ratyal, "Role of Facial Asymmetry towards Recognizing Age-Separated Face Images", Computers & Electrical Engineering (Elsevier), (Article in Press)2015
  • M. Asif, Imtiaz A. Taj, SM Ziauddin, MB Ahmad, M Tahir, "An efficient inter prediction mode selection scheme for advanced video coding based on motion homogeneity and residual complexity", Transactions of IEEJ, (Article in Press)2015
  • M Asif, Imtiaz A. Taj, SM Ziauddin, MB Ahmad, M Tahir, "A Hybrid Scheme Based on Pipelining and Multitasking in Mobile Application Processors for Advanced Video Coding", Scientific Programming, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Vol: 2015 , 2015
    Conference Papers
  • Muhammad Zeeshan Baig , Yasir Mehmood , Ehtasham Javed and Imtiaz A. Taj, "Exploiting GPU Parallel Processing for AFIS Performance Improvement", 2nd International Conference on Engineering & Emerging Technologies (ICEET), 2015
  • Muhammad Asif, Imtiaz A. Taj, Maaz Bin Ahmed, SM Ziauddin and M. Tahir, "An efficient scheme for intra-prediction block size and mode selection in advanced video coding", 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2015), 2015
  • Muhammad Asif, Saqib Majeed, Imtiaz A. Taj, Maaz Bin Ahmed, SM Ziauddin, "Exploiting MB level parallelism in H. 264/AVC encoder for multi-core platform", 2014 IEEE/ACS 11th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), , Pages: 125-130, ISSBN/ISSN: DOI: 10.1109/AICCSA.2014.7073188, 2014
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