Center for Research in VIG-Robotics

Computer Vision, Digital Image Processing, Graphics & Simulation (VIG) and Robotics are now very hot areas with a lot of applications in hospitals, forensic departments, software houses, electronic & print media, security agencies, industries & offices, Pakistan air force & NESCOM, GIS, OCR, and many more. Center for research in VIG-Robotics was established at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus, to provide a centralised and multidisciplinary platform for several researchers working in the following fields: 

International Collaboration
  • Cardiff University, UK
  • Korea University, Korea
  • Bournemouth University, Poole Dorset, UK
  • University of Bergen, Norway
  • University of Bradford, UK
  • University of Cantabria, Spain
  • University of Seville, Spain
  • Indeform Ltd, Lithuania
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
  • King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Inonu University (Now Edge University), Turkey
  • University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Michigan University, USA

Current Funding Projects

  • PDE-based Geometry modelling, Image processing, and shape Reconstruction (PDE-GIR), EU Horizon 2020 MSCA RISE 2016
  • E-Assessment System for C/C++ Programming Assignments, National ICT R&D Fund (IGNITE)
  • An Alternative to Biopsy: Automated Detection, Grading and Classification of Brain Tumor from Anatomical Information Scanned through MR Scanners, HEC
  • Smart Learning Advanced Tools for Education in Mathematics up to Grade 2, ICTR&D Funds (NGIRI)
  • Pak Currency Recognition,  ICTR&D Funds (NGIRI)

Completed Funding Projects

  • Energy efficient fair path planning for non-holonomic mobile robots, HEC
  • An Ambient Intelligence Platform supporting Context Aware Planning, HEC
  • A Visualization Tool for Scientometric, Bibliometric, and Content Analysis of Scholarly Communications, HEC

Current PhD Students

1. Ms. Amna Khan, A Bezier curve based fair coverage path planning for non-holonomic mobile robots, HEC Funds, with the collaboration of Korea University, Key publications: Online Complete Coverage Path Planning Using Two-wayProximity Search.

2. Mr. Khurshid Asghar, Robust Image Forgery Detection and Localization using Texture Information, with the collaboration of King Saud University & Cardiff University, Key publications: Copy-Move and Splicing Image Forgery Detection and Localization.

3. Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Ashraf, Diagnosis and Monitoring of Diabetic Retinopathy using Digital Fundus Images, Key publications: Diabetic Retinopathy.

4. Mr. Mubbashar Saddique, Robust Video Forgery Detection and Localization using Artificial Intelligence Techniques, with the collaboration of Korea University, Key publications: Brain Tumor Segmentation.

5. Mr. Ghulam Gilanie, Automated Detection and Classification of Brain Tumor from MRI Images using Machine Learning Methodswith the collaboration of Victorea Hospital, Bahawal, Key publications: Classification of Normal and Abnormal Brain MRI Slicesusing Gabor Texture and Support Vector MachinesColored Representation of Brain Gray Scale MRI Imagesto potentially underscore the variability and sensitivity of images.

Graduated PhD Students

1. Dr. Allah Bux, Vision-based Human Action Recognition using Machine Learning Techniques, Split site PhD program of CUI and Lancaster Univ., Key publications.

2. Dr. Iram Noreen, Motion planning of car-like mobile robots in cluttered environments, HEC Funds, with the collaboration of Korea University, Key publications: Optimal Path Planning in Cluttered Environment UsingRRT*-AB.

For complete list, please visit individual home pages of Members.

A group photo with students of robotics