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Dr. M Mohsin Riaz 2019-03-27T05:05:30+00:00

He is working as an Assistant Professor at Center for Advanced Studies in Telecommunication (CAST), COMSATS University, Islamabad. His research interest is in Digital signal and image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, fuzzy logic. He is leading the signal processing research group (SPRG) at CAST. He has the membership of various engineering organizations including Pakistan Engineering Council, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

Fundings

Development of low-cost complete blood count system, COMSATS Research Grant Program, PKR 182,000, 2017-18.
A machine vision system for visually impaired people, Pakistan Science Foundation, PKR 641,176, 2015-16.
Fruit grading and classification system, COMSATS University, PKR 32,000, 2014.

Educational Information

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Academic Experience

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January 2014 To Date Assistant Professor COMSATS University Islamabad
September 2009 August 2013 Research Associate National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad

Publications

  1. A. Majeed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, “Super-resolution based on self-example learning and guided filtering,” Signal, Image and Video Processing, pp. 1-8, 2018.
  2. A. Majeed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, “A framework for outdoor RGB image enhancement and dehazing,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 932-936, 2018. 
  3. B. Amin, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, “A hybrid defocused region segmentation approach using image matting,” Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, pp. 1-9, 2018.
  4. F. Shamshad, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, “Poisson denoising for astronomical images,” Advances in Astronomy, pp. 1-7, 2018.
  5. R. Samee, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, “Adaptive interpolation and segmentation based reversible image watermarking,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 77, no. 20, pp. 26821-26843, 2018.
  6. R. Ahmed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, “Attack resistant watermarking technique based on fast curvelet transform and robust principal component analysis,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 77, no. 8, pp. 9443-9453, 2018.
  7. R. Annum, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, “Saliency detection using contrast enhancement and texture smoothing operations,” Signal, Image and Video Processing, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 505-511, 2018.
  8. S. S. Ali, M. Z. Iqbal and M. M. Riaz, “Describing contrast across scales,” ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, vol. 128, pp. 326-337, 2017.
  9. K. N. Sukhia, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, “Overlapping white blood cells detection based on watershed transform and circle fitting,” Radioengineering Journal, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1177-1181, 2017.
  10. U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, and T. A. Cheema, “Weighted fusion of MRI and PET images based on fractal dimension,” Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 679-690, 2017.
  11. M. Kayani, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, N. Iltaf, “An efficient eulerian video magnification technique for micro-biology applications”, Radioengineering Journal, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 316-322, 2017.
  12. A. Ahmad, S. Ahmed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. Zaidi, “Fusion of multifocus images with registration inaccuracies,” Signal, Image and Video Processing Journal,vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 463-470, 2017.
  13. A. Jabeen, M. M. Riaz, N. Iltaf and A. Ghafoor, “Image contrast enhancement using weighted transformation function,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 20, pp. 7534-7536, 2016.
  14. R. Mehmood, N. Huda, J. Song, M. M. Riaz, N. Iqbal and T. S. Choi, “Improved mean shift target localization using true background weighted histogram and geometric centroid adjustment,” Radioengineering Journal, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 612-622, 2016.
  15. N. Baig, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, and A. M. Siddiqui, “Image dehazing using quad-tree decomposition and entropy based contextual regularization,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 853-857, 2016.
  16.  A. Ahmad, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. Zaidi, “Noise resistant fusion for multi-exposure sensors,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 13, pp. 5123-5124, 2016.
  17. A. Jameed, M. M. Riaz, and A. Ghafoor, “Guided filter and IHS based pan-sharpening,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 192-194, 2016.
  18. U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, and T. A. Cheema, “SAR image segmentation based on active contours with fuzzy logic,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 52 , no. 1, 181-188, 2016.
  19. S. S. Ali, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, U. Javed, M. W. Baig, M. U. Arif, “Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy system and MTF based panchromatic sharpening,” Soft Computing Journal, vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 4695-4708, 2016.
  20. A. Jameed, A. Ghafoor, and M. M. Riaz, “Wavelet and guided filter based multifocus fusion for noisy images,” Optik – International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, vol. 126, no. 23, pp. 3920-3923, 2015.
  21. A. Ahmad, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. Zaidi, “An improved infrared/visible fusion for astronomical images,” Advances in Astronomy, pp. 1-8, 2015.
  22. F. Nazeer, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, and F. Arif, “Contrast-stretching- and histogramsmoothness-based synthetic aperture radar image enhancement for flood map generation,” Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol. 15, pp. 273-276, 2015.
  23. A. Jameed, A. Ghafoor, and M. M. Riaz, “All in focus fusion using guided filter,” Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing Journal, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 879-889, 2015.
  24. M. Z. Iqbal, A. Ghafoor, A. M. Siddiqui, M. M. Riaz, and U. Khalid, “Dual-tree complex wavelet transform and SVD based medical image resolution enhancement,” Signal Processing Journal, pp. 430-437, 2014.
  25. A. Jameed, A. Ghafoor, and M. M. Riaz, “Adaptive compressive fusion for visible/IR sensors,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 2230-2231, 2014.
  26. U. Javed, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor and T. A. Cheema, “Local features and fuzzy logic based medical image segmentation,” Radioengineering Journal, vol. 22, no. 4, 2013. 
  27. M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Principal component analysis and minimum description length criterion based through wall image enhancement,” Chinese Physics Letters, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 040703, 2013.
  28. M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Principle component analysis and fuzzy logic based through wall image enhancement,” Progress in Electromagnetic Research, vol. 127, pp. 461-478, 2012.
  29. S. S. Ali, M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Fuzzy logic and additive wavelet based panchromatic sharpening,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 11, no. 1, 357-360, 2014.
  30. M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Through wall image enhancement based on singular value decomposition,” International Journal of Antenna and Propagation, pp. 1-18, vol. 2012. 
  31. M. M. Riaz and A. Ghafoor, “Fuzzy logic and singular value decomposition based through wall image enhancement,” Radioengineering Journal, vol. 22, no. 1, 2012.

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Awards

HEC Approved Supervisor 2015 – To Date
Research Productivity Awards, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2015 – 2018.
Signal Processing Research Group Head, COMSATS University, Pakistan. 2015 – To Date.
Judge, FIRST Lego League (FLL), Islamabad, Pakistan. 2019.
External Examiner (BS, MS and PhD), at various universities, Pakistan. 2014 – 2019.
Active Alumni Member Award, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 2018.
Session Chair, Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET) Conference, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018.
Session Chair, International Conference on Intelligent Systems Engineering (ICISE) Conference, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018.
Letter of appreciation on outstanding research performance from Commandant, Military College of Signals, NUST, Pakistan, 2012.
Best oral presentation award at technical session of IEEE International Industrial Electronics Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2012.
Reviewer, Impact factor journals and reputed conferences, 2010 – To Date.
Nominated for presidential award (Izaz-e-Sabqat), 2010.
Gold medal in MSEE degree, International Islamic University, Islamabad, 2009.
HEC indigenous fellowship for MS and PhD studies, 2007 – 2013.
Awarded travel grants by IEEE on outstanding paper quality in IGARSS 2012, ICASSP 2013, ISCAS 2013 and IGARSS 2013.

Memberships

  • Member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC Reg. no: Electro/9061).
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

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Languages and Skills

Languages Skills
   
Urdu Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
English Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
Punjabi Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

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2008 2009 Internee Engineer Nokia Siemens Network (NSN), Islamabad.