Welcome!

I am Farzan, a second-year Computer Science Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. I am fortunate to be working with Prof. Jim Tørresen as part of the ROBIN group. I did my masters in Mechatronics Engineering from Air University, Islamabad, and worked with Prof. Noman Naseer. In the meanwhile, I was working as a Lab Engineer at the Dept. of Mechatronics Engineering.

My research goal is to build a predictive model from multi-sources of information to analyze the behavior and emotional state of the human for predicting future events or actions. The multi-modal multi-architectural deep learning approach would be useful to increase access to mental health services or to provide a better robot companion for elderly people. The study is focusing on analysis and modeling using data collected from different smartphone apps and sensors (wearable or ambient).

In the past, I worked on multi-robot patrolling of infrastructures, with an emphasis on robot perception methods for automatic detection and classification of abnormal situations and security threats in the context of infrastructure surveillance. I also worked with Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) during my masters focused on Optimal feature selection from functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) signals using genetic algorithms for BCI.

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Recent News

02/01/2020

  • Journal paper accepted based on Human Activity Recognition from Multiple Sensors Data Using Multi-Fusion Representations and CNN in "ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing,Communications, and Applications (TOMM)", (Impact Factor 2.87).

21/11/2019

  • Successfully defended my mid PhD evaluation.

25/10/2019

04/09/2019

19/08/2019

15/07/2019

  • Presented my work on sensor fusion in 2019 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) at Budapest Hungry.

11/06/2019

  • Presented my work in Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis 2019 at Norrköping, Sweden.

03/04/2018

  • Started Ph.D. at University of Oslo.

05/02/2018

  • Journal Paper accepted in "Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation" titled "fNIRS-based Neurorobotic Interface for gait rehabilitation".(Impact Factor 3.5)

14/10/2017

  • A paper titled "On 3D Simulators for Multi-Robot Systems in ROS: MORSE or Gazebo?" in IEEE Proceedings International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) Shanghai, China, October 11-13, 2017

2/10/2017

22/06/2017

  • A paper titled "Enhancing Classification Performance of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy- Brain–Computer Interface Using Adaptive Estimation of General Linear Model Coefficients" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Neurorobotics, Impact factor 2.48.

10/03/2017

  • A paper titled "Optimal Feature Selection from fNIRS Signals using Genetic Algorithms for BCI" has been accepted for publication in Neuroscience Letters,Impact factor 2.10.

16/06/2016

05/05/2016

04/03/2016

  • Travelled to Busan, Korea for extracting the brain signals using functional near-infrared spectroscopy(fNIRS). Availed

the opportunity to work on the DYNOT-232 (NIRx Medical Technologies, LLC.) and the Imagent (ISS, Champaign, Illinois).