News & Success Stories

Secondments under Horizon 2020 in 2019

Two PhD students for University of Bergen Norway and two faculty members for Bournemouth University UK are sponsored in 2019 for the secondments under European Commission's funding project Horizon 2020. Among these,  three have started their secondments of two months to be completed by the end of August. Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Habib is Coordinating Principal Investigator,
Country representative and PI at CUI (third country partner) of said project.

PhD Completion of Dr. Khurshid Asghar

Dr. Khurshid Asghar of CS Department has successfully completed his PhD entitled "Robust Image Forgery Detection and Localization using Texture Information" on 16-04-2019. He is supervised by Dr. Zulfiqar Habib and Co-Supervised by Dr. Muhammad Hussain, Professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. During the course of his PhD, he visited Cardiff University for 6 months.

Secondments under Horizon 2020 in 2018

Dr. Zulfiqar Habib has visited University of Bradford UK for one month.
Dr. Allah Bux has visited Bournemouth University UK for two months.

PhD Completion of Dr. Amna Khan

Dr. Amna Khan of CS Department has successfully completed her PhD entitled "A Bezier Curve Based Coverage Path Planning of Non-holonomic Mobile Robots" on 3-10-2018. She is supervised by Dr. Zulfiqar Habib. During the course of her PhD, she visited Korea University for 6 months. Her PhD was funded by HEC under the grant of NRPU.

PhD Completion of Dr. Iram Noreen

Dr. Iram Noreen, the first student of CS Department has successfully complected her PhD on 22-01-2018. All examiners have declared her PASS with excellent remarks. She is supervised by Dr. Zulfiqar Habib and completed her thesis on "Motion planning of car-like mobile robots in cluttered environments" in the record time of 3.5 years. During the course of her PhD, she visited Korea University for 6 months. Her PhD was funded by HEC under the grant of NRPU.

Breakthrough of International Funding Through European Union's H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
European Union’s Horizon 2020 MSCA-RISE (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) has started funding with the kick off meeting on Dec. 18, 2017 for the PDE-GIR project (Jan 2018-Dec 2021) under grant agreement No. 778035. Computer Science Department of CUI Lahore campus is representing Pakistan through Dr. Zulfiqar Habib. CUI is among the consortium of eight partners including an industry and International Universities from UK, Spain, Norway, Lithuania, Pakistan and Malaysia. Said project is in the area of Geometry modelling, Image processing, and shape Reconstruction (GIR). Participation of other members in this 4 years funding project is open for the graduate students and faculty of relevant area or members of VIG-Robotics group.

Short Visits of Japan for Graduate Students

Japan Science and Technology (JST) agency has approved short visits of Japan for two students of VIG-Robotics, the research centre of Computer Science Department, CIIT Lahore campus. The case was submitted through In-Charge VIG_Robotics, Dr. Zulfiqar Habib for MS students Mr. M. Awais Shoukat and Mr. Aqib Mumtaz.

PhD Completion of Dr. Allah Bux Sargano

Dr. Allah Bux has completed his PhD in Computer Science under the Faculty Development Program of CIIT Lahore Campus and Lancaster University, UK. The research was jointly supervised by Dr. Plamen Angelov, Professor at Lancaster University and Dr. Zulfiqar Habib, Professor at CIIT, Lahore Campus and successfully completed in three years, the minimum possible duration. Title of the thesis is "Vision-based Human Action Recognition using Machine Learning Techniques".

Visit at Korea University

HEC has awarded travel grant for Mr. Mubashar to visit at Korea University for 6 months w.e.f., 18-11-2017 to work under the supervision of Prof. Hyoung Joong KIM

Visit at Cardiff University, UK

HEC has awarded travel grant for Dr. Zulfiqar Habib to visit at Cardiff University UK for 3 weeks w.e.f., 18-11-2017 for the collaboration in research with Dr. Xianfang Sun and Prof. Paul Rosin

Visit at Cardiff University, UK

HEC has awarded travel grant for Mr. Khurshid Asghar to visit at Cardiff University for 6 months in 2017 to work under the supervision of Dr. Xianfang Sun and Prof. Paul Rosin

Visit at Korea University

Ms. Iram Noreen and Ms. Amna Khan are sponsored under NRPU to visit Korea University for 6 months w.e.f., 28-2-2016 to work under the supervision of Dr. Nakju Doh
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