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Alhamdulillah, An international patent of EDCAS Research Group has been published and granted by USPTO (https://patents.justia.com/
This patent is of a high-precision IC to generated reference current. This patent is the result of International collaborative research between EDCAS and KACST, Saudi Arabia. This might well be the first-ever patent in IC design domain from Pakistani Academic sector. This patent is the sign of the fast pace at which research in KIET is achieving maturity.
GSSE Fall 2017 result can be found here
Mr. Zaid Pirwani was awarded scholarship to attend a 2 weeks training program on Robot Operating System (ROS) at Aachen University of Applied Science, Germany. 40+ people from 25+ countries attended this training program from 14th to 25th August, 2017. Zaid is currently enrolled in 2nd year of master’s degree at GSSE-PAF KIET. Zaid is also working as a research assistant on an ICTRnD funded project @ PAF-KIET regarding the development of Intelligent Mobile Robots for firefighting. This project is being supervised by Dr. Muhammad Bilal Kadri.
Dr. M. Bilal and his team are using ROS for their ICTRnD funded project. They have recently started indigenous development of ROS compatible hardware robots, named as MUSAFIR v2, the robots use Cameras (Mono and Stereo Vision), Thermal Camera, UltraSonic Sensors, LIDAR, 9-Axis IMU, GPS and Odometry. They were able to use ROS for the basic tasks of inter-system communication and sensor data visualization; however some of the more advanced topics were still to be learned, such as SLAM.
The ROS course at Aachen Germany covered topics from the basics to advanced algorithms of implementing localizing and mapping algorithms, along with path planning on a known/unknown maps and with different robot drive systems, differential and ackerman. Since Zaid already had some experience with ROS, the participation in the course was on par with the professionals and other students which took part in the course (40+ people from 25+ countries), half of the participants were professionals and/or PhD candidates working around the world on different Robotics related projects, autonomous cars, robots for inspection/cleaning/repairing of Wind Turbines and such.
EDCAS Research group, headed by Dr. Arsalan Jawaid, at KIET has been awarded research funds by ICTR&D to design and develop a Monolithic CMOS Multi-Sensor Microsystem. This is a three years project with a funding of almost 50 million PKR.
Dr. Khurram Junejo’s PhD Student Mr. M. Azmi Umer will be visiting Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) as a full time visiting student to conduct research at iTrust research center located in SUTD under the MOU signed by KIET and iTrust last year. He will be staying for three months and will follow up on Dr. Khurram’s work on the “Advancing Security of Public Infrastructure using Resilience and Economics (ASPIRE)” project.
A part of current research by Dr. Imran Naseem and his group is published in the Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing (CSSP, Springer) journal. CSSP is an ISI indexed journal with a respectable impact factor of 1.694. The research primarily focuses on the extension of the conventional Back Propagation Through Time (BPTT) algorithm using the intriguing concept of fractional calculus. The proposed Fractional BPTT algorithm has shown to outperform the conventional method. The paper is available online: https://link.springer.com/
Another paper titled “VP-FLMS: A Novel Variable Power Fractional LMS Algorithm ” has been accepted for oral presentation in 2017 Ninth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), Milan. The research proposes a novel method of automatically selecting the optimum power for the fractional LMS algorithm.
A research paper by EDCAS research group on a highly accurate current reference IC has been alhamdulillah accepted in Elsevier Journal of Microelectronics. This IC was designed in the last quarter of 2015 and measurements were performed in KIET during Fall 2016. The most heartening fact of this work has been the contribution from our own GSSE students/faculty-members who started working in this field not so far away in 2014. Members invovled in this work are Yasir Siddiqi, Naveed, Aqib Shahbaz and Arsalan Jawaid. The title of the paper is “PVT-tolerant Current Reference Generation using different PTAT currents”.
The embedded Systems research group has published an ISI indexed journal paper. This work has been done in collaboration with University Umm-al-Qura, Saudia Arabia.
Ali Asghar, Muhammad Mazher Iqbal, Waqar Ahmed, Mujahid Ali, Husain Parvez, and Muhammad Rashid, “Exploring Shared SRAM Tables in FPGAs for Larger LUTs and Higher Degree of Sharing,” International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing.
Following three research papers by EDCAS research group of GSSE have been accepted for publication in the 2nd IEEC (International Electrical Engineering ) Conference arranged jointly by NED and IEP, Karachi. It is an encouraging fact that our graduate-students + young faculty members are among the first authors of these papers. This points to the fact that slowly but gradually a research ecosystem is developing in KIET where younger peers are able to carry out and publish standard research.
1. Asma, Ayesha, Naveed, Yasir, Arsalan, Actively Biased Differential Drive Rectifier circuit with Backscattering Communication,
2. Naveed, Ayesha, Asma, Yasir, Arsalan, Temperature Sensors and Interface For Ultra-Low Power Microsystems
3. Ayesha, Asma, Naveed, Yasir, Arsalan, Efficiency Improvement of a Wireless Power Transfer System
Following two research papers by Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence group are accepted for publication.
1. Iftikhar ul Sami, & Khurum Nazir Junejo, “Predicting FutureGold Rates using Machine Learning Approach”, 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Information Technology, 2017, Jordan.
2. Muhammad Yaseen Khan, Shah Muhammad Emaduddin, & Khurum Nazir Junejo “Harnessing English Sentiment Lexicons for Polarity Detection in Urdu Tweets: A Baseline Approach”, 11th IEEE Int. Conf. on Semantic, Computing, 2017, US.
Dr. Imran Naseem was invited to give a talk at Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research (CISIR), at University of Technology Petronas (UTP) Malaysia on 14th March, 2017. Title of the talk was “Localized Feature Extraction for Biomedical and Biometric Applications”. The talk was attended by faculty members and graduate students.
GSSE Spring 2017 result can be found here
- Students securing term GPA between 3.00 – 3.49 will be awarded scholarship of 30% relaxation in next semester fee, whereas students securing term GPA of 3.5 or above shall be given a relaxation of 50% in next semester fee.
- Award of scholarship in first semester will be decided on the basis of GSSE Entrance Test Performance. Students securing a score between 70% to 79.9%, and 80% or above shall be awarded scholarship of 30% and 50% relaxation in first semester fee respectively.
- List of eligible students with the requisite details will be forwarded to Finance department at the beginning of each semester.
iTrust hosted in SUTD is the leading research center in the region for research in securing cyber physical system. SUTD was setup as research and academic collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and serves as MIT’s most active and vibrant collaboration in the Asia.
Under this collaboration, the two institutes would foster a friendly relationship through mutual cooperation in following areas of interest, subject to mutual agreement:
a) Joint research activities
b) Participation in seminars and academic meetings
c) Exchange of academic materials and other information; and
d) Student exchange for research.
The understanding came into effect after signing a letter of intent by Director iTrust, Professor Aditya Mathur, and Dean Academics, PAF-KIET, Dr. Muzzaffar Mahmood. Dr. Jonathan Goh, and Dr. Khurram Nazir Junejo will be the two corresponding persons from iTrust and PAF-KIET, respectively.
ISI Indexed Journal Published by EDCAS Research Group – Oct 2016: The research article by EDCAS (Electronic Devices, Circuits and Systems), research group of GSSE, has been accepted in an ISI Indexed Journal having impact factor of 0.25. The paper titled “60 GHz-Band Low Noise Amplifier” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers. The manuscript will be published in JCSC Vol. 26, No.5 (May 2017).
International Conference publications by IMR Research Group – Oct 2016: The following research articles by IMR (Intelligent Mobile Robotics), research group of GSSE, have been accepted for publication in ICSPC 2016 to be held in Melaka, Malaysia in December 2016.
A Simulation Framework for Decentralized Formation Control of Non-holonomic Differential Drive Robots
Sensor Fusion of INS, Odometer and GPS for Robot Localization
First time a conference paper from a Pakistani University accepted at ICFPT – September 2016: It is for the first time that a conference paper from a Pakistani University has been accepted at International Conference on Field Programmable Technology. ICFPT (along with FPL, FCCM and ACM-FPGA) is one of the best conferences related to the domain of Reconfigurable Computing. The conference paper titled “Exploring Shared SRAM Tables Among NPN Equivalent Large LUTs in SRAM-Based FPGAs”, has been accepted for publication by Embedded Systems Research group at GSSE, KIET.
ISI Indexed Journal Published by Dr. Khurram Junejo – August 2016: The research article titled “Terms-based Discriminative Information Space for Robust Text Classification” by Dr. Khurram Junejo has been accepted for publication in Journal of Information Sciences having impact factor of 4.03.
ISI Indexed Journal Published by Signal Processing Research Group – August 2016: The research article by EDCAS Signal Processing research group of GSSE, has been accepted in an ISI Indexed Journal having impact factor of 1.178. The paper titled ” A Novel Adaptive Kernel for the RBF Neural Networks” has been accepted for publication in “Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing” by Springer.
International Conference and Workshop publications by Dr. Khurram Junejo – August 2016: The following research articles by Dr. Khurram Junejo have been accepted for publication in International Conferences and Workshops.
“Data Driven Physical Modelling for Intrusion Detection in Cyber Physical Systems”, Singapore Cybersecurity Conference 2016, Singapore
“Behavior-Based Attack Detection and Classification in Cyber Physical Systems Using Machine Learning”, ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop, (ASIACCS) 2016, China. A* in CORE ranking.
“A Dataset to Support Research in the Design of Secure Water Treatment Systems”, (CRITIS), 2016, France.
“Predicting Daily Mean Solar Power Using Machine Learning Regression Techniques”, INTECH, 2016, Ireland/Pakistan
“Dynamic Gesture Recognition using Machine Learning Techniques and Factors Affecting its Accuracy”, (INTECH) 2016, Ireland/Pakistan.
“Grade Prediction Using Supervised Machine Learning”, 4th Global Summit on Education, 2016, Malaysia.
International Conference publications by Signal Processing Research Group – August 2016: Two research papers from the SP research group have also been accepted in the 6th International Conference on Intelligent & Advance System (ICIAS 2016), Malaysia. These are mainly contributed by our PhD student Mr Arif as a part of his PhD research. The titles of the papers are the following:
Design of Optimum Error Nonlinearity for Channel Estimation in the Presence of Class-A Impulsive Noise.
The q-Normalized Least Mean Square Algorithm.
International Conference publications by IMR Research Group – August 2016: The following research articles by IMR (Intelligent Mobile Robotics), research group of GSSE, have been accepted for publication in INTECH 2016 to be held in Islamabad in September, 2016..
Fuzzy based tuning of a Sensor Fusion based Low Cost Attitude Estimator
Machine Speed Control Using Fuzzy PID for Hydro Power Plant
Inverse Fuzzy Modeling for the Cancellation of Nonlinearity in Unknown Hammerstein Model
Prestigious International PhD Scholarship for a Graduate of the SP Research Group – July 2016: Shujaat Khan of the SP research group has secured a prestigious fully funded PhD scholarship in the Brain Bio-Engineering Department of the Korean Advance Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). The department is known for its esteemed research activities and is ranked 26th in the international ranking for the engineering discipline (2015). Shujaat won this competent scholarship on the basis of his excellent MS thesis with the SP research group resulting in three high quality ISI indexed publications.
Conference Publications by the SP Research Group – July 2016: Two research papers from the SP research group have been accepted in the 6th International Conference on Intelligent & Advance System (ICIAS 2016), Malaysia. These are mainly contributed by our PhD student Mr Arif as a part of his PhD research. The titles of the papers are the following:
1. Design of Optimum Error Nonlinearity for Channel Estimation in the Presence of Class-A Impulsive Noise.
2. The q-Normalized Least Mean Square Algorithm.
Further details can be found at the conference website: http://usite.utp.edu.my/icias2016/
IROI is a world renowned institute, directly funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The institute has been given the status of a National Key Laboratory and is headed by Prof. Dr. Ing. Wang ZhiGong. Research collaboration with IROI will enhance research capabilities considerably along with access to state-of-the-art circuit and system design technologies.
ISI Indexed Journal Paper acceptance by EDCAS – May 2016: EDCAS paper on Customized IO Design for Through-Silicon-Interposer 2.5D Integration Topology in 28nm accepted in Wiley’s Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications.
ISI Indexed Journal Paper acceptance by DM & VA – April 2016: GSSE’s Data Mining and Visual Analystics group’s journal paper focusing on a literature review of intelligent software product lines has been accepted for publication in Elsevier Computer Standards and Interfaces, having impact factor of 0.9.
Successful filing of two patents to the US Patent Office by EDCAS – April 2016: GSSE EDCAS (Electronic Devices, Circuits and Systems) research group successfully filed two patents to the US Patent and Trademark Office. These patents are based on EDCAS’s collaboration with KACST-KSA, which is being going on for last two years. Titles of the disclosed inventions are PRECISION CURRENT REFERENCE GENERATOR CIRCUIT and LOW-POWER HIGH-SPEED LVDS TRANSCEIVER.
ISI Indexed Journal Paper acceptance by SP – March 2016: Signal Processing group’s journal paper concerning Complex Hadamard Transforms has been accepted for publication in IET Electronics Letters, having impact factor of 0.93.
ISI Indexed Journal Paper acceptance by ES student – March 2016: Embedded Systems PhD student, Muhammad Mazhar Iqbal’s paper has been accepted in Journal of Circuits Systems and Computers (JCSC), having impact factor of 0.25.
EDCAS students’ recognition at national conference – March 2016: EDCAS student’s project on Multi-Spectral Imaging Readout IC awarded recognition and cash-reward in a National Conference on Emerging Trends and Innovation in Computing and Technology at Bahria University, Karachi.
Research associate position for EDCAS student – January 2016: EDCAS Masters Student Yasir Siddiqi qualified as a research associate for a project of Standard-Cell Library Development in deep submicron processes at United Arab Emirates University.
ISI Indexed Journal Paper acceptance by SP – December 2015: Signal Processing group’s members, Shujaat Khan and Imran Naseem’s journal paper has been accepted for publication in Current Bioinformatics journal, having impact factor of 0.921. The research was conducted in collaboration with University of Western Australia.
ISI Indexed Journal Paper acceptance by ES – November 2015: Embedded Systems members, Ali Asghar and Husain Parvez have published a paper is International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing (IJRC), having impact factor of 0.28.