Personal Information

BHUTTA, Muhammad Usman Maqbool

Research Interests

Intelligent and Robust Multi-Robotics Applications, Autonomous Vehicles, Sensor Fusion, Networked Robots, Cloud-Based SLAM



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Current Position

PhD candidate and fellow at Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Ram-Lab (Robotics and Multiperception Lab)Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), HK

Supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Ming Liu
Scholarship: Punjab Endowment Fund's Shahbaz Shareef Merit Scholarship 'SSMS', Pakistan
Previous Scholarship: HEC position based Scholarship (three times) during M.Sc. (Electronics) at QAU. 

Quick Education Overview

Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering (Ongoing...)
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKUST, HK (Top 15 in Engineering and Technology in World)

MPhil in Electronics

Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan (#1 University of Pakistan)
Supervisor: Dr. Hasan Mahmood
Research: Image processing and communication

M.Sc. in Electronics
Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan (#1 University of Pakistan)

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Who Am I

Current Co-founder in start-up company Lisee Technology Corporation. 5+ years experience specializing in project management for research and development, web development and marketing at Friends Corporate Technologies. He has been a part of some other startups related to real estate, marketing, and automation. A super nerd who loves entrepreneurship, deep learning, and enjoys to develop the idea to reality. Interested in devising a better problem-solving method for challenging tasks, and learning new technologies and tools if the need arises.
I have experiences in;
EE and Web Applications Project Management, Event Management, Media, Production, Marketing and Tourism

Feel Free to contact any time using the social links, I'll surely respond :)

For Collaboration

For research work in Robotics, Autonomous Driving, Deep Learning, SLAM, Digital Electronics / Communication things and even any Startup, If you need any kind of Collaboration, Please feel free to contact :)

Current Location

June 18 | Moved to Github :)

Important Notice:

This personal website has been moved to http://usmanmaqbool.github.io

See you there in future :)

May 18: Paper has been accepted in IEEE-CYBER 2018

May 18 | Received Audience Award in Campus Challenge @ HKUST Transportation

Nov 2017 | RAM-LAB Annual Dinner at Shangri-La Shenzhen, China

Receiving "Best Mapper Award" from Prof. Lujia Wang
L2R: Tobias Stegemann (ETH), Prof. Ming Liu(HKUST), Usman Maqbool Bhutta (HKUST), Antonio Del Negro (Politecnico di Milano)
Presenting my research work :)

July 2017 | #ICVS2017

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Pleasure to meet with Prof. Roland Siegwart 
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With my Prof. Liu Ming, Prof. Roland Siegwart and ram-lab members

May 2017 | Successfully Completed the Graduate Teaching Assistant Training

April, 2017 | Awarded with Silver Medal #HKUSTvsHKU #Cricket

My Supervisor 'Prof. Ming LIU' was interviewed by China Daily on driverless technology!

Call for Papers The 11th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS 2017) will be held in Shenzhen, China, July, 2017. We warmly welcome contributions of papers targeting the conference scope. More information at http://icvs2017.ram-lab.com

Dec, 2016 | Recieved Best External Award by Ram-Lab HKUST, CityU, HK

Oct, 2016 to Present | PhD student @ Robotics Institute (RI), HKUST, HK

August, 2016 | PhD Admission at HKUST

PhD Scholarship* in Electronics & Computer Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), top 14th University of Engineering and Technology in 2016 world ranking.
📖 Research Area: Robotics and Control Systems
* Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS) by PEEF Pakistan and more than 15 news in Pakistan reported this. Alhumdulillah, I'm one of 33 students from all over the Pakistan who got selected for scholarship :)

Feb 16 – Jun 16 | Teaching @ BZU Sub-campus Sahiwal, Pakistan

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Lecturer (Visiting), Department of Computer Science, BZU sub campus Sahiwal, Pakistan
Computer Organization and Assembly Language (COAL) to BS-CS 4th Semester and MCS 2nd Semester.

Oct 15-May 16 | Teaching at Department of Physics, Government PG College Sahiwal Pakistan

Government PG College Sahiwal

Teaching BS and M.Sc. physics courses (Electronics related courses + Labs + Projects

Feb 13 – Aug 15 | CEO @ Friends Corporate Technologies Islamabad

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
50+ Projects | Electronics/ Electrical Engineering, R&D, image processing, Web Applications Development, MVC Applications.
Further Details:
Being entrepreneur, I started my company ‘Friends Corporate Technologies’ in 2013. Due to 
professional development and other opportunities, I could not continue.

Journal Paper | SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL (Lahore) 2015

Zoha Qamar, Bushra Yaseen, and Usman Maqbool, "
Efficient Reset Design Techniques" in SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL (Lahore) 2015

Link: Click here to view

Conference Paper | IEEE, ICALIP 2014

, Muhammad Usman Maqbool, Hasan Mahmood, and Haroon Malik. "An intelligent approach for robust detection and recognition of multiple color and font styles automobiles license plates: A feature-based algorithm." In Audio, Language and Image Processing (ICALIP), 2014 International Conference on, pp. 956-961. IEEE, 2014.
  • 1st  Author: Muhammad Usman Maqbool Bhutta (Scholar, QAU Islamabad)
  • 2nd Author: Dr Hasan Mahmood (Assistant Professor, QAU Islamabad)
  • 3rd Author: Dr Haroon Mahmood (Associate Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)

July 2011 | Receiving Certificate from U.S. Ambassador Cameron Munter

Participated in Acting and Directing Theater Workshop organized by US Embassy Pakistan and Pakistan National Council of the Arts. This picture also publish at U.S. Embassy Pakistan Facebook page.

December 2010 | With Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Vice Chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University

Dr. Masoom Yasinzai VC of Quaid-i-Azam University

2 dayz earlier, Inter/Hostel Competition was held and Vice Chancellor of Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan was also invited as Honorable guest and he saw me there,Now while giving certificate 2 me, VC looked at me and after some time he said that, '"Some of our students have joined more then one societies of this university, I am not going to point out that peoples :D & I answered at that time, " Sir I know who are that Peoples in your mind :p"

December 2008 | with Prof. Dr. Qasir A Naqvi

Receiving Award of Honour from Prof. Dr. Qasir A Naqvi (President of Teachers Society of QAU Also Chairman of Dept. of Electronics QAU) and Dr. Aqeel Ashraf