FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. Ahmar Rashid

Associate Professor
Email: ahmar.rashid@giki.edu.pk
Qualifications: PhD EE, JNU, South Korea; MS CSE, NUST, Pakistan; BS CSE, GIKI, Pakistan
Research Interests: Electrical Impedance Tomography, Inverse algorithms, evolutionary algorithms (EAs), Computer Vision
Telephone: (Ext. 2552)

Profile


Dr. Ahmar enjoys about Sixteen years of industrial as well as research and development experience. His professional experiences include preparing functional specifications, designing and implementing software for financial applications, as well as diagnosis, troubleshooting and resolution of customer’s technical issues.
His research research work inlcudes the perfomrance analysis of optimization algorithms to track non-stationary boundaries using electrical impedance tomography (EIT) with application in industrial process monitoring and medical imaging. His PhD thesis was on the application of oppositional biogeography-based optimization, which is one of the most recently developed evolutionary algorithms, to solve the boundary estimation problems using EIT. The specific problem solved was that of the estimation of the size and location of the human heart, while a patient is told to hold his/her breadth. Much of the research worked completed during this period has been published in journals of high international repute.
His MS thesis was on the implementation and analysis of t-spanner networks, a sub-domain of graph theory, which may be used to solve combinatorial optimization problems.
His research interests include
  • Electrical Impedance Tomography: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a non-invasive impedance imaging modality which has been actively studied for its industrial as well as medical applications. The research focus is on dynamic target tracking as well as localization of anomalies in EIT medical images.
  • Evolutionary algorithms (EAs)Application and analysis of EAs to solve the static as well as dynamic optimization problems.
  • Machine Learning and Robotic Vision : Dynamic path planning, dynamic target tracking, probabilistic localization and applications of of machine learning algorithms in the field of computer vision and robotics.
  • BioInformatics : Design and implementation of novel algorithms and techniques in the field of genomics, addressing problems such as finding hidden messages in the DNA,  the genome assembly and the genome sequence aligbment problems.

Selected List Of Publications


Journal Publications

  1. Z. Halim, M. Atif, A. Rashid, and C. A. Edwin 2017 Profiling Players Using Real-World Datasets: Clustering the Data and Correlating the Results with the Big-Five Personality Traits IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Vol. --, 201-. [ISSN: 1949-3045, Thomson Reuters JCR 2017, Impact factor 3.149, IEEE]. download
  2. S. U. Ansari, M. Hussain, A. Rashid, S. M. Ahmad, S. Mazhar, and K. J. Siddiqui 2017 Validating Numerical Solution of Transient Darcy Flow using Stabilized Mixed Finite Element Method Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, In Press, (ISI journal, 2016 impact factor 0.713)
  3. Z. Halim, M. Waqas, A.R. Baig and A. Rashid 2017 Efficient Clustering of Large Uncertain Graphs Using Neighborhood Information International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, In press [ISSN: 0888-613X]. (ISI journal, 2016 impact factor 2.845). download
  4. S. U. Ansari, M. Hussain, S. M. Ahmed, A. Rashid, S. Mazhar 2017  Stabilized Mixed Finite Element Method for Transient Darcy Flow Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering 41 85–97.  
  5. A. Rashid, S. Kim, D. Liu, K. Y. Kim 2016, A dynamic oppositional biogeography-based optimization approach for time varying electrical impedance tomography physiological measurement 37 820–842. (ISI journal, 2016 impact factor 2.058). download
  6. A. Rashid, B. S. Kim, A. K. Khambampati, S. Kim, K. Y. Kim 2011 An oppositional biogeography-based optimization technique to reconstruct organ boundaries in human thorax using electrical impedance tomography, Physiological Measurement 32 767-96 (ISI journal, 2016 impact factor 2.058). download
  7. A. K. Khambampati, A. Rashid, J. S. Lee, B. S. Kim, L. Dong, S. Kim, K. Y. Kim 2011 Estimation of void boundaries in flow field using expectation maximization algorithm. Chemical Engineering Science 66 355-374 (ISI journal, 2016 impact factor 2.895). download
  8. A. Rashid, A. K. Khambampati, B. S. Kim, S. Kim, M. J. Kang, K. Y. Kim. 2010 An EKF based estimation scheme for sedimentation processes in process vessels using EIT-type measurement data. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 21 521-530 (ISI journal, 2016 impact factor 1.203).
  9. A. K. Khambampati, A. Rashid, U. Z. Ijaz, S. Kim, M. Soleimani, K. Y. Kim 2009 Unscented Kalman filter approach to track moving interfacial boundary in sedimentation process using three-dimensional electrical impedance tomography. Phil. Trans.  R. Soc. A. 367 3095-3120 (ISI journal, 2016 impact factor 2.97).

Conference Series, Journal Publications

  1. A. Rashid, B. S. Kim, A. K. Khambampati, L. Dong, S. Kim, K. Y. Kim 2010 Dynamic boundary estimation of heart within a complete cardiac cycle using electrical impedance tomography. Journal of Physics: Conference series 224 012042.
  2. A. K. Khambampati, A. Rashid, B. S. Kim, L. Dong, S. Kim, K. Y. Kim 2010 EM algorithm applied for estimating non-stationary region boundaries using electrical impedance tomography. Journal of Physics: Conference series 224 012044.
  3. B. S. Kim, A. Rashid, A. K. Khambampati, L. Dong, S. Kim, K. Y. Kim 2010 Tracking resistivity changes using suboptimal fading extended Kalman filter in electrical impedance tomography. Journal of Physics: Conference series 224 012024.

Conference Proceedings

  1. S. U. Ansari, M. Hussain, S. Mazhar, A. Rashid, S. M. Ahmad 2015 Parallel stabilized mixed Galerkin method for three-dimensional Darcy flow using OpenMP, National Software Engineering Conference (NSEC).
  2. S. U. Ansari, M. Hussain, A. Rashid, S. Mazhar, S. M. Ahmad 2015 Three-Dimensional Stabilized Mixed Galerkin Method for Darcy Flow,13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT)
  3. S.U. Ansari, M. Hussain. S. Mazhar, A. Rashid and S.M. Ahmad 2015 Stabilized Mixed Galerkin Method for Transient Analysis of Darcy Flow, ICMSAO, Istambul, Turkey.
  4. A. Naushad, A. Rashid, S. Mazhar 2014 Analysing the Performance of EIT images using the point spread function, submitted to The Tenth International Conference on Emerging Technologies 2014 (ICET 2014), Islamabad.
  5. A. Rashid, A. K. Khambampati, B. S. Kim, L. Dong, S. Kim, K. Y. Kim 2010 A differential evolution based approach to estimate the shape and size of complex shaped anomalies using EIT measurements, Springer CCIS 121 206-15.
  6. A. Rashid, A. K. Khambampati, B. S. Kim, S. Kim, K. Y. Kim. A State Evolution Model to Monitor Sedimentation Process Using Electrical Impedance Tomography. In Proceedings of the 3rd   International Workshop on Process Tomography, Tokyo, Japan, April 17-19, 2009.
  7. A. K. Khambampati, A. Rashid, J. S. Lee, B. S. Kim, S. Kim, M. J. Kang, K. Y. Kim. Three-dimensional electrical resistance tomography applied to soil resistivity distribution for locating earth grounding system. In Proceedings of the 3rd   International Workshop on Process Tomography, Tokyo, Japan, April 17-19, 2009.
  8. A. K. Khambampati, A. Rashid, J. S. Lee, S. Kim, K. Y. Kim. Three-dimensional boundary estimation in sedimentation process using electrical impedance tomography with the aid of unscented Kalman filter. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications, Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki,  Shimonoseki City, Japan,  July  6-9, 2008.

Teaching @GIKI


Fall 2017:

  •   Undergrad: CS101  Introduction to Computing
  •   Graduate:   CSE 506 Advanced Algorithms and Computational Techniques (CSE Core)

 

Spring 2017:
  •    Undergrad  : CS221  Data Structures and Algorithms
  •                           CSE474 BioInformatics
  •    Graduduate: Graph Theory

Past:

  •    Undergrad: Robotic Vision, Logic Design, Wireless and Mobile Networks, Theory of Automata
  •    Graduate: CSE 672 Analysis of Stochastic Processes
  •                     CSE535  Advanced Image Processing
  •                     CSE639 Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Teaching @ Foundation University


  • Fundamentals of Data communications, Computer Networks, Computer Programming, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Theory of Automata and Engineering Ethics.

MS Students (Supervised/Co-supervised)


Alamgir Noushad

  • ANALYSING THE PERFORMANCE FIGURES OF MERIT FOR THE ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY USING THE POINT SPREAD FUNCTION
  • Graduated in 2014

Muhammad Atif

  • Data mining-based profiling players using StarCraft data for verifying dispositional theory
  • In Co- Supervision with Dr. Zahid Halim
  • Graduated in 2016

Aamir Zeb

  • MOBILE PHONE USAGE, FEATURE PREFERENCES AND CONCEPTUALIZATION AMONG VARIOUS DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Expected to graduate after Fall 2016

Muhammad Kamran

  • Clique finding in graphs
  • Expected to graduate after Spring 2017

Muhammad Imran

  • In Co- Supervision with Dr. Muhammad Asif
  • Expected to graduate after Fall 2017

Administrative Duties and Committee Work


  • Member of HEC National Curriculum Review Committee for Computer Engineering Program.
  • Member of  GIKI Academic council 
  • Member Undergraduate Admissions Committee
  • Team Lead for Islamabad Admission Centre for GIKI Undergrad Admissions, Fall 2015
  • Meber of Anti-Rigging Committee

International Collaborations and MOUs


  • Prominent role in drafting and signing an MOU with University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), USA for student and faculty exchange between UMKC and GIK Institute.
  • Prominent role in drafting and signing an MOU with Kumnoh Institue of Technology (KIT), Korea for student and faculty exchange between KIT and GIK Institute.

External Commitments


  • Member of NUST SEECS, Industry Advisory Board (IAB). 
  • Member of Study Board, KFUIT

Invited Talks and Meetings


2014
  • First Meeting of the HEC National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC) Computer (Systems) Engineering held on November 10-12, 2014, at HEC Regional Headquarters,  Lahore.

2015 
  • Final Meeting of the HEC National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC)  Computer (Systems) Engineering held on April 10-12, 2015, at HEC Regional Headquarter, Peshawar.
2016
  • Meeting of the  NUST-SEECS Industry Advisory Board (IAB). The meeting focused on enhancing the academia-industry linkage and its impact through industrial feedback on the design, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum for BESE degree programs.
2017
  • Invited Talk on Outcome based education, Khawaja Farid University of Engineering and Information Technology
  • Study Board Meeting of BS Computer Engineering Program at Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology (KFUEIT), Rahim Yar Khan.
 


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