arfan

 

Dr. M. Arfan Jaffar
Research Professor, SIPL, GIST, South Korea
Assistant Professor FAST-NUCES, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: 0082 062-715 3258 (off)
0082 10-5808 3258 (mob)
Email: arfan.jaffar@nu.edu.pk or arfanjaffar@gist.ac.kr


 

Research Interest

I am interested in conducting research in areas related with image processing, machine learning, computer vision, artificial intelligence and medical image processing. I am specially interests in biologically inspired ideas like genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks, and their soft-computing applications. Recently, I have been involved in solving image/video restoration problems using neuro-fuzzy techniques, homogeneous and heterogeneous combination of classifiers using genetic progemming, optimization of shaping functions in digital watermarking and image fusion. Currently, I am working in these fields.

 


Medical Image Processing
  • Brain Tumor Detection and 3D visualization of MR Images
  • Fusion of Brain MR and CT Images
  • Breast Cancer detection form Mammogram Images
  • Ultrasound Anomaly detection for Baby and Mother Care
  • Lungs Segmentation and Nodule Detection

Image Processing

  • Image Watermarking
  • Gender Classification
  • Facial Expression Classification
  • Image Fusion
  • Image Restoration
  • Mathematical Morphology

Video Processing

  • Color Video Segmentation
  • Color Video Watermarking
  • Video Restoration

Machine Learning

  • Neural Networks
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Support Vector Machine

 

Achievements


 

Research Conferences Attended and Paper Presented

Teaching Experience


July 2009 - Current Assistant Professor, FAST-NUCES, Islamabad Campus.
Jan 2008 – July 2009 Visiting Lecturer, FAST-NUCES, Islamabad Campus.
Dec 2006 – June 2009 Visiting Lecturer, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Dec 2005 – Jan 2008 Visiting Lecturer, Bahria University, Islamabad
April 2003 – Dec 2005 Software Engineer, Max. Technology (Software House), Islamabad

 

Education



2007 – 2009 PhD (Computer Science), FAST-NUCES, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2005 – 2006 MS (Computer Science), FAST-NUCES, Islamabad, Pakistan.
2001 –2003 MSc (Computer Science), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
1998 –2000 BSc (Math/Physics), Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

Interested Computer Subjects

Digital Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Computational Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Analysis and Design of Algorithms, Optimization Techniques


Research Supervision

PhD Thesis Current Students

MS Theses Completed

Undergraduate Projects

 

 

References



Dr. Anwar Majid Mirza, Professor & Head of Department, Computer science National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST) Islamabad. anwar.m.mirza@nu.edu.pk

Dr. A. Rauf Baig, Professor, Computer science National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST) Islamabad. rauf.baig@nu.edu.pk

 

 

List of Publications

Book Chapters:

 

International Journal Accepted Papers

  1. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Anwar M. Mirza, Asmat ullah Ch, “Fuzzy Entropy and Morphology based fully automated Segmentation of Lungs from CT Scan Images”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC) Vol.5, No.12, December 2009.
  2. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain and Anwar M. Mirza, “Fuzzy Entropy based Optimization of Clusters for the Segmentation of Lungs in CT Scanned Images”, Knowledge and Information Systems Springer (KAIS)
  3. M. Arfan Jaffar, Bilal Ahmed, Nawazish Naveed, M. Ishtiaq, Ayyaz Hussain and Anwar M. Mirza, “Fuzzy Wavelet-Based Color Image Segmentation using Self-Organizing Map Neural Network”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  4. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Anwar M. Mirza, “Genetic Fuzzy based Automatic Lungs Segmentation from CT scans Images”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  5. Ayyaz Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza, Asmat ullah Ch “Detail Preserving Fuzzy Filter for Impulse noise removal”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC) Vol.5, No.12, December 2009
  6. Ayyaz Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza, “A Hybrid Image restoration Approach: Fuzzy Logic and directional weighted median based uniform Impulse Noise Removal”, Knowledge and Information Systems, (KAIS)
  7. Ayyaz Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza, “Random Valued Impulse Noise Removal using Fuzzy Logic”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  8. M. Ramzan, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad A. Shahid, “Value based Intelligent Requirement Prioritization (VIRP): Expert Driven Fuzzy Logic based Prioritization Technique”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  9. Zunera Jalil, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar m. Mirza, “A Novel Text Watermarking Technique, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  10. Sajid Hussain, M. Ramzan, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad A. Shahid, “A Novel Approach for Architecture Based Software Maintenance Prediction”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  11. Abdul Rauf, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad A. Shahid, “Fully Automated GUI Testing & Coverage Analysis using Genetic Algorithms, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  12. Abdul Basit Siddiqui, M. Arfan Jaffar Ayyaz Hussain, Anwar M. Mirza, “Block- based Pixel Level Multi-focus Image Fusion using Particle Swarm Optimization”, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  13. Qurat-ul-Ain, M. Arfan Jaffar, and Anwar M. Mirza, Texture based Classification and Segmentation of Brain Tumor using Fuzzy Diffusion, International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  14. M. Arfan Jaffar, Bilal Ahmed, Nawazish Naveed, Ayyaz Hussain and Anwar M. Mirza, “Color Video Segmentation using Fuzzy C-Mean Clustering with spatial information”, WSEAS Transaction on SIGNAL PROCESSING, 2009
  15. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, M. Nazir, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, GA-SVM based Lungs Nodule Detection and classification, LNCS/CCIS 61, pp. 133–141, 2009. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  16. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, 3D Lungs Nodule Detection and Classification, ICIC Express Letters, An International Journal of Research and Surveys 2009, Vol. 3 No: 4(A) Dec 2009
  17. Ayyaz Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar, M. Nazir, Abdul Basit, and Anwar M. Mirza, Modified Histogram based Fuzzy Filter, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer-Verlag, 5496 (2009) 277-284
  18. Tayyaba Azim, M. Arfan Jaffar, M. Ramzan, and Anwar M. Mirza, Automatic Fatigue Detection of Drivers through Yawning Analysis, LNCS/CCIS 61, pp. 125–132, 2009. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  19. Tayyaba Azim, M. Arfan Jaffar, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Automatic Fatigue Detection of Drivers through Real Time Eye Tracking”, ICIC Express Letters, An International Journal of Research and Surveys 2010, Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2010
  20. M. Ishtiaq, M. Arfan Jaffar, Zahoor Jan, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Robust and Imperceptible Watermarking of Video Streams for Low Power Devices”, LNCS/CCIS 71, pp. 165–132, 2009. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  21. Ayyaz Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, Impulse Noise Removal using Robust Statistical Estimators and Fuzzy Logic, ICIC Express Letters, An International Journal of Research and Surveys 2009, Vol. 3 No: 4(A) Dec 2009
  22. Tayyaba Azim, M. Arfan Jaffar, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Real Time Fatigue Detection of Drivers through Eye Closure Duration and Yawning Analysis”, ICIC Express Letters, An International Journal of Research and Surveys 2010, Volume 4, Issue 3(A), June 2010
  23. M. Arfan Jaffar, Bilal Ahmed, Nawazish Naveed, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, “Multi domain Features based Classification of Mammogram Images using SVM and MLP, ICIC Express Letters, An International Journal of Research and Surveys, Vol.4, No.3(B), June 2010 ICIC Express Letters (ICIC-EL)

 

International Conferences Accepted Papers

  1. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Anwar M. Mirza, Asmat ullah Ch “Fuzzy Entropy and Morphology based fully automated Segmentation of Lungs from CT Scan Images”, First International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISII2008), December 11-13, 2008, at Kumamoto, Japan
  2. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, M. Nazir, Anwar M. Mirza, “GA and Morphology based fully automated Segmentation of Lungs from CT scan Images”, International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modeling, Control and Automation December 10-12 December 2008, Vienna, Austria
  3. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Anwar M. Mirza, “Lungs Nodule Detection by using Fuzzy Morphology from CT scan Images”, IACSIT SC 2009, Singapore April 17-20, 2009, Singapore
  4. M. Arfan Jaffar, Bilal Ahmed, Nawazish Naveed, Ayyaz Hussain and Anwar M. Mirza, “Color Video Segmentation using Fuzzy C-Mean Clustering with spatial information”, 8th WSEAS International Conference on SIGNAL PROCESSING, Istanbul, Turkey, May 30 - June 1, 2009, Turkey
  5. M. Arfan Jaffar, Zeeshan Hayder, Ayyaz Hussain, and Anwar M. Mirza, “An Intelligent Ensemble Based Systems for Breast Cancer Diagnosis”, International Conference on Telecom technology and applications (iCTTA 2009), 6-8 June 2009, Manila, Philippines
  6. M. Arfan Jaffar, Bilal Ahmed, Nawazish Naveed, Ayyaz Hussain, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Fuzzy c-means clustering with spatial information for Color image segmentation”, Third International Conference on Electrical Engineering 2009(ICEE 2009), Lahore, 9-11 April 2009, Pakistan
  7. M. Arfan Jaffar, M. Ishtiaq, Ayyaz Hussain, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Wavelet based color segmentation using SOM” , International Conference on Telecom technology and applications (iCTTA 2009), 6-8 June 2009, Manila, Philippines
  8. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, 3D Lungs Nodule Detection and Classification, Second International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISII2009), September 13-15, 2009, at QinHuangDao, China
  9. M. Arfan Jaffar, Bilal Ahmed, Ayyaz Hussain, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, Multi domain Features based Classification of Mammogram Images using SVM and MLP, Fourth International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, December 7 - 9, 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  10. M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, GA-SVM based Lungs Nodule Detection and classification, International Conference on Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, December 10 ~ 12, 2009, Jeju, Korea
  11. M. Arfan Jaffar, Qurat-ul-Ain, Ayyaz Hussain, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, Fuzzy Curvelet Based Fully Automated Segmentation of Brain from MR Images, International Conference on Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, December 10 ~ 12, 2009, Jeju, Korea
  12. Ayyaz Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza, Asmat ullah Ch, “Detail Preserving Fuzzy Filter for Impulse noise removal”, First International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISII2008), December 11-13, 2008, at Kumamoto, Japan
  13. Ayyaz Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar, M. Nazir, Abdul Basit, and Anwar M. Mirza, Modified Histogram based Fuzzy Filter, Mirage2009, France May, 4-6 2009
  14. Ayyaz Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Fauzia Jabeen and Anwar M. Mirza, Impulse Noise Removal using Robust Statistical Estimators and Fuzzy Logic, Second International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISII2009), September 13-15, 2009, at QinHuangDao, China
  15. M. Ishtiaq, M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Wavelet-Based Video Segmentation using Self-Organizing Map Neural Network”, IACSIT SC 2009, Singapore April 17-20, 2009
  16. M. Ishtiaq, M. Arfan Jaffar, Zahoor Jan, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Robust and Imperceptible Watermarking of Video Streams”, International Conference on Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, December 10 ~ 12, 2009, Jeju, Korea
  17. M. Ishtiaq, Bushara Sikandar, M. Arfan Jaffar, PSO based Image Watermarking, International Conference on Information Science and Applications, Third International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISII2010), September 13-15, 2009, at Dalian, China
  18. Yasir Mehmood, Muhammad Ishtiaq, M. Arfan Jaffar, Classifier Ensemble Optimization for Gender Classification using Genetic Algorithm, IEEE International Conference Information and Emerging Technologies (ICIET), 2010, Karachi, Pakistan 2010 [DOI: 10.1109/ICIET.2010.5625731]
  19. M. Nazir, M. Ishtiaq, Anab Batool, M. Arfan Jaffar, Feature Selection for Efficient Gender Classification, WSEAS Intern. Conferences, June 13-15, 2010, "G. Enescu" University, Iasi, Romania
  20. Muhammad Sharif, Muhammad Ishtiaq and M Arfan Jaffar, Adaptive Structuring Element and Morphological Operators using Binary PSO, International Conference on Information Computing and Applications (ICICA 2010), October 15-18, 2010 Tangshan, China
  21. Tayyaba Azim, M. Arfan Jaffar, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Skin detection in luminance images using Threshold”, International Conference on Telecom technology and applications (iCTTA 2009), 6-8 June 2009, Manila, Philippines
  22. Tayyaba Azim, M. Arfan Jaffar, and Anwar M. Mirza, “Driver Fatigue Detection through Real time Eye Tracking”, International Symposium on Management Engineering 2009, August 5 - 7, 2009 at Dalian, China
  23. Tayyaba Azim, M. Arfan Jaffar, Fauzia Jabeen, and Anwar M. Mirz, Yawning and Pupil detection based Fatigue Detection, Fourth International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, December 7 - 9, 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  24. Tayyaba Azim, M. Arfan Jaffar, Fauzia Jabeen, and Anwar M. Mirza, Automatic Fatigue Detection of Drivers through Yawning Analysis, International Conference on Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, December 10 ~ 12, 2009, Jeju, Korea
  25. M. Ramzan, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad A. Shahid, “Intelligent Requirement Prioritization using Fuzzy Systems”, International Symposium on Management Engineering 2009, August 5 - 7, 2009 at Dalian, China
  26. Muhammad Ramzan, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad Ali Shahid, Value Based Fuzzy Requirement Prioritization and its Evaluation Framework, Fourth International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, December 7 - 9, 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  27. M. Ramzan, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad A. Shahid, “Requirement Prioritization using Fuzzy Logic: an Artificial Intelligent Approach”, FUKOAKA, Japan
  28. M. Ramzan, M. Amjad Iqbal, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad Ali Shahid, Project Scheduling Conflict Identification and Resolution using Genetic Algorithms, International Conference on Information Science and Applications, ICISA 2010, Seoul, Korea
  29. Muhammad Ramzan, Muhammad Aasem, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad Ali Shahid Analysis and optimization of Software Requirements Prioritization techniques, ICIET 2010, Karachi, Pakistan
  30. Sumrina Kanwal Wajid, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza, Robust and Imperceptible Image Watermarking using Full Counter Propagation Neural Networks, International Conference on Information and Network Technology 2009, Perth, Australia July 10-12, 2009
  31. Ahmar Qamar, M. Arfan Jaffar, “A Supervisory System to Detect Suspicious Behavior in Online Testing System”, International Conference on Information and Network Technology 2009, Perth, Australia July 10-12, 2009
  32. Qurat-ul-Ain, Irfan Mehmood, Syed M. Naqi, M. Arfan Jaffar, Baysian Classification using DCT Features for Brain Tumor Detection, 14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, 8, 9 & 10 September 2010 Cardiff, Wales, UK
  33. Qurat-ul-Ain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Fully Automated Segmentation of Brain Tumor from MR Images, E-Hap Karachi, Pakistan
  34. Qurat-ul-Ain, Ghazanfar Latif, M. Arfan Jaffar, and Anwar M. Mirza, Classification and Segmentation of Brain Tumor using Texture Analysis, 9th WSEASE International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Engineering, and Data Bases, (AIKED 2010), University of Cambridge, UK
  35. Sidra Batool Kazmi, Qurat-ul-Ain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Facial Expression Classification using Texture Analysis, The 5th International Conference on Future Information Technology (FutureTech 2010) May 20-24 (Thu.-Mon.), 2010, Busan, Korea
  36. Sidra Batool Kazmi, Qurat-ul-Ain, M. Arfan Jaffar, Texture analysis based facial expression recognition using a bank of Bayesian classifiers, IEEE International Conference Information and Emerging Technologies (ICIET), 2010, Karachi, Pakistan 2010 [DOI: 10.1109/ICIET.2010.5625676]
  37. Mohsin Bilal, M. Shareef, M. Arfan Jaffar, Image Restoration using Modified Hopfield Fuzzy Regularization Method, The 5th International Conference on Future Information Technology (FutureTech 2010) May 20-24 (Thu.-Mon.), 2010, Busan, Korea
  38. Abdul Basit Siddiqui, M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Anwar M. Mirza, Optimal Block-based Feature-level Multi-focus Image Fusion, The 5th International Conference on Future Information Technology (FutureTech 2010) May 20-24 (Thu.-Mon.), 2010, Busan, Korea
  39. Bushara Sikandar, M. Ishtiaq, M. Arfan Jaffar, Genetic Algorithm based Image Watermarking, International Conference on Information Science and Applications, ICISA 2010, Seoul, Korea
  40. M. Amjad Iqbal, Naveed Kazim, M. Arfan Jaffar, M. Ramzan, Rauf Baig, Opposition based Genetic Algorithm with Cauchy Mutation for Function Optimization, International Conference on Information Science and Applications, ICISA 2010, Seoul, Korea
  41. Abdul Rauf, M. Arfan Jaffar, Arshad Ali Shahid, Multi Objective GUI Testing and Coverage Analysis, International Conference on Information Science and Applications, ICISA 2010, Seoul, Korea
  42. Asma Kausar, M. Ishtiaq, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza, Optimization of Ensemble based Decision using PSO, World Congress on Engineering London, U.K., 30 June - 2 July, 2010
  43. Almas abbasi, Zahoor Jan, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza, Genetic Programming based Robust Image Watermarking using wavelet and Morton Order, The First International Symposium on Information and Knowledge Management (ISIKM2010), September 13-15, 2009, at Dalian, China
  44. Waqas Nawaz, M. Arfan Jaffar, Ayyaz Hussain, Fast Directional Weighted Median Filter for Removal of Random-Valued Impulse Noise, IEEE International Conference Information and Emerging Technologies (ICIET), 2010, [DOI: 10.1109/ICIET.2010.5625731]
  45. M. Aamir Khan, M. Nazir, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza, Fuzzy clustering and fuzzy entropy based classification model, 6th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), 2010 [DOI: 10.1109/ICET.2010.5638379]
  46. M. Jamil Anwar, M. Ishtiaq, M. Amjad Iqbal, M. Arfan Jaffar, Block-based digital image watermarking using Genetic Algorithm, 6th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), 2010 [DOI: 10.1109/ICET.2010.5638488]
  47. Zahoor Jan, M. Arfan Jaffar, Fauzia Jabeen, Azhar Rauf, Watermarking scheme based on wavelet transform, genetic programming and Watson perceptual distortion control model for JPEG2000, 6th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), 2010 [DOI: 10.1109/ICET.2010.5638368]