Education

Asif_Cropped_2007Feb. 2007 – present                     Post-Doc Computer Science :                     GIST, Gwangju, South Korea

2003 – 2006                                Ph.D. Computer Systems Engineering :             G I K Institute, Topi, NWFP, Pakistan

2001 – 2003                                M. S Computer Systems Engineering :              G I K Institute, Topi, NWFP, Pakistan

1996 – 1998                            M.Sc. Nuclear Engineering :                    PIEAS, Islamabad, Pakistan

1994 – 1996                            M.Sc. Physics :                                                 Univ. of Peshawar,  Peshawar, Pakistan

1992 – 1994                            B.Sc. :                                                    Islamia College, Peshawar, Pakistan

Professional  experience

Oct 1998 – June 2006                            Senior Scientist :                                                   PINSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan

June 2006-present            Asst. Professor :                                                                            PIEAS, Islamabad, Pakistan

Teaching Experience

·         4 years of teaching experience with medium of instruction being English

·         1 year regular at PIEAS and

·         3 years as adjunct faculty member at the following universities:

o         GIK Institute of Engg. Sciences & Tech., Topi, Pakistan

o         National University of Computer and emerging sciences (FAST-NU), peshawar pakistan

o         Institute of Management & Sciences, (IM&Sciences) peshawar pakistan

Research

Areas

·         Digital Watermarking

·         Machine Learning

·         Bioinformatics

·         Image Processing

·         Genetic Programming and

·         Computational Materials Science.

Supervision of PhD Research Projects

·         Digital Watermarking using Machine Learning Approaches, PhD research, Imran Usman, PIEAS, Pakistan (in progress)

·         Intelligent Image Authentication Using Watermarking, PhD research, Rafiullah Chamlavi, PIEAS, Pakistan (in progress)

Thesis

Projects

·         Intelligent Perceptual Shaping of a Digital Watermark, PhD Thesis, GIK Institute, Pakistan, 2006.

·         Optimizing ROC curves using Genetic Programming, MS Thesis, GIK Institute, Pakistan, 2003.

·         Laser Tissue Interaction, MS Thesis, PIEAS, Pakistan, 1998.

·         Study of Scintillation Detector, M.Sc. Thesis, Dept. of Physics, University of Peshawar, 1996

Reviewer

·         Information Sciences (Elsevier Science)

·         Computational Materials Science (Elsevier Science

·          Signal Processing (Elsevier Science),

·         International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research.

Member Review Committee: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO, European Conference on Genetic Programming, EUROGP, and IEEE International Multitopic Conference, INMIC

Awards received

·         Gold medalist in M.Sc. Physics, University of Peshawar

·         Award of Fellowship M. Sc. Nuclear Engineering from PIEAS.

·         Award of HEC indigenous PhD scholarship.

·         Award of post-Doc Scholarship under brain Korea Program by GIST, South Korea

Invited Talks

·         Genetic Perceptual Shaping of a Digital Watermark, Colloquium, June, 2006, PIEAS, Pakistan

·         Intelligent Structuring of a Digital Watermark, Seminar, April 2007, GIST, Gwangju, South Korea.

·         Intelligent Extraction of a Digital Watermark from a Distorted Image, Seminar, Nov. 2007, GIST, South Korea.

References

·         Professor Anwar Majid Mirza, Head of department of Computer Science, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), Islamabad, Pakistan; anwar.m.mirza@nu.edu.pk, anwar.m.mirza@gmail.com

·         Dr. Javed Bashir, Deputy Chief Scientist, PINSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan; jbashir@pinstech.org.pk,    

·          Professor Tai-Sun Choi, Dept. of Mechatronics, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Republic of Korea, tschoi@gist.ac.kr

International Journal Publications:

1.     A. Khan, S. F. Tahir, A. Majid, and Tae-Sun Choi, Machine Learning based Adaptive Watermark Decoding in View of an Anticipated Attack, Pattern Recognition, Elsevier Science, 2008 (available online; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patcog.2008.01.007).

2.     A. Chaudhry, A. Khan, A. Ali and Anwar M. Mirza, A Hybrid Image Restoration Approach: Using Fuzzy Punctual Kriging and Genetic Programming, International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 224-231, 2007.

3.     R. Chamlawi, A. Khan, and A. Idris, Wavelet Based Image Authentication and Recovery, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Springer Verlag, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 795-804, 2007.

4.     A. Khan, I. Usman, S. F. Tahir, L. Gilani, Intelligent Attack Adaptive Watermarking, Submitted in Machine Learning, 2008.

5.     A. Khan, M. H. Shamsi, and Tae-Sun Choi, Predicting the Role of Halloysite Clay on the Mechanical Properties of Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites, submitted in journal of Computational Chemistry, 2008.

6.     I. Usman, and A. Khan, Adaptive visual tuning of a watermark in discrete cosine transform domain, submitted in Optics Express, 2008.

7.     A. Khan, S. F. Tahir, and Tae-Sun Choi, Intelligent Extraction of a Digital Watermark from a Distorted Image, IEICE TRANS. INF. & SYST., Vol.E91-D,No.7,pp.-,Jul. 2008.

8.     A. Khan, M. F. Khan, and Tae-Sun Choi, Proximity Based GPCRs Prediction in Transform Domain, accepted in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.04.074.

9.     A. Khan, and S. J. Javed, Predicting Regularities in Lattice Constants of GdfeO3-type Perovskites, Acta Crystallographica, B64, pp.120-122, 2008.

10.   M. F. Khan, A. Khan, A. M. Khan, A. Kavokin, Using Multi Level Nearest Neighbor Classifiers for G-protein Coupled Receptor Sub-families Prediction, Bioinformatics Research and Applications, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 4463, pp. 564-576, 2007.

11.   J. Javed, A. Khan, A. Majid, A. M. Mirza, and J.Bashir, Lattice Constant Prediction of Double Perovskites using Support Vector Machines, Computational Materials Science, Elsevier Science, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 627-634, 2007.

12.   A. Khan and Anwar M. Mirza, Genetic Perceptual Shaping: Utilizing Cover Image and Conceivable Attack Information Using Genetic Programming, Information Fusion, Elsevier Science, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 354-365, 2007.

13.   R. Chamlawi, A. Idris, A. Khan and Z. Munir, A Secure Semi-Fragile Watermarking Scheme for Authentication and Recovery of images based on Wavelet Transform, Transactions On Engineering, Computing And Technology, v. 17, 2006, pp. 217-221.

14.   I. Usman, A. Khan, R. Chamlawi, and A. Majid, Image Authenticity and Perceptual Optimization via Genetic Algorithm and a Dependence Neighborhood International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 615-620, 2007.

15.   Syed Fahad Tahir, A. Khan, Abdul Majid, and Anwar M. Mirza, Intelligent Decoding of a Watermark in View of an Anticipated Attack, Transactions On Engineering, Computing And Technology, v. 15, 2006, pp. 175-180.

16.   L. Gilani, A. Khan, and A. M. Mirza, Distortion Estimation in Digital Image Watermarking using Genetic Programming, Transactions On Engineering, Computing And Technology, v. 15, 2006, pp. 103-108.

17.   A. M. Khan, and A. Khan, Intelligent Fusion of Visible and Thermal Images in Wavelet Domain, submitted in journal of Pattern Analysis and Applications, Springer, 2006.

18.   I. Usman, A. Khan, and Anwar M. Mirza, Robust Intelligent Watermarking, Submitted in Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 2007.

19.   A. Khan, A Novel Approach to Decoding: Exploiting Anticipated Attack Information Using Genetic Programming, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems, vol. 10, no. 5, 2006, pp. 337-347.

20.   A. Khan, Anwar M. Mirza and A. Majid, Intelligent Perceptual Shaping of a Digital Watermark: Exploiting Characteristics of Human Visual System, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems, vol. 10, no. 3, 2006, pp. 213-223.

21.   A. Khan, A. M. Mirza, A, Majid, Optimizing Perceptual Shaping of a Digital Watermark Using Genetic Programming, Iranian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE), vol. 3, pp. 144-150, 2004.

22.   A. Khan, A. Majid, and Anwar M. Mirza, Combination and Optimization of Classifiers in Gender Classification Using Genetic Programming, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems, vol. 9, page 1-11, 2005.

23.   A. Majid, A. Khan and Anwar M. Mirza, Combining Support Vector Machines Using Genetic Programming, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, vol. 3, No. 2, 2006, pp. 109-125.

24.   K. M. Khan, A. Khan. Catalytic reduction of NO with H2 on a square surface:a Monte Carlo simulation study. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol.14, No. 34, (2002) 7919-7931.

25.   J. Bashir, N. Iqbal, R. T. A. Khan, M. J. Akhtar, A. Khan, and C. A. Majid. X-Ray Powder Diffraction Analysis of Crystal Structure of Lanthanum Orthovandate. The Nucleus, 38 (1) 2001, 1-5.

26.   J. Bashir, R. T. A. Khan, M. N. Khan, N. Iqbal, A. Waheed, A. Khan, and Q. Zaman. Upgradation of the Triple Axis Neutron Spectrometer TKSN-400 Installed at PARR-1. The Nucleus, 38 (1) 2001, 23-8

 

International Conference Publications:

1.     Asmullah Chaudhry, Rafiullah Chamlawi, Anwar M. Mirza and A. Khan, An Amalgamation of Linear and Non-Linear Image Restoration Filters Using Genetic Programming, accepted in Fifth International Conference on Computer Science (ICCS 2008), April 25-27, 2008

2.     M. F. Khan, A. M. Khan, A. Khan, and A. Bangash, Prediction of Protein Sub-Cellular Localization through Weighted Combination of Classifiers IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE 2007), April 11-12, 2007, Lahore, Pakistan.

3.     M. F. Khan, A. M. Khan, A. Khan, Tai-Sun Choi, and N. Iqbal G-protein Coupled Receptor Subfamilies Prediction Based on Nearest Neighbor Approach , Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics & BioEngineering (BIBE), Boston, USA, pp. 1348-1354, 14-17 October 2007.

4.     I. Usman, and A. Khan, Towards a better robustness-imperceptibility tradeoff in digital watermarking, accepted in the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE), 3-13 Dec. 2007.

5.     Kashif Iqbal, Ajmal Bangash, Asmatullah Chaudhry, and A. Khan, Activity based Contrast Enhancement of Compressed Digital images in DCT Domain, IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE 2007), April 11-12, 2007, Lahore, Pakistan.

6.     A. Chaudhry, K. Iqbal, A. Khan and A.M. Mirza, Enhancing Contrast of Compressed Images: Reducing Block Artifacts Adaptively, Proceedings of the International IEEE Conference (INMIC 2006), Pakistan, Dec. 2006, pp. 140-145.

7.     A. M. Khan, and A. Khan, Fusion of Visible and Thermal Images Using Support Vector Machines, Proceedings of the International IEEE Conference (INMIC 2006), Pakistan, Dec. 2006, pp. 146-151.

8.     A. Majid, A. Khan and Anwar M. Mirza Intelligent combination of Kernels information for improved classification, Proc. of International conference on machine learning and its applications ICMLA05, Los Angeles, USA, 2005, pp. 16-21.

9.     A. Khan, S. A. Husain, A. M. Mirza, Asmatullah. Optimizing ROC curves using Genetic Programming. TECHCOM, Karachi, 2003.

10.   A. Majid, A. Khan, and Anwar M. Mirza, Gender Classification using Cosine Discrete Transformation: A Comparison of Different Classifiers, Proceedings of the International IEEE Conference (INMIC 2003), Pakistan, Dec. 2003.

11.   A. Majid, A. Khan, and Anwar M. Mirza, Improving Performance of Nearest Neighbourhood Classifier Using Genetic Programming, in the proc. of International conference on machine learning and its applications ICMLA04, KY, USA, 16-18 Dec. 2004, pp. 469-75.

12.   A. Majid, Anwar M. Mirza and A. Khan, Combining Nearest Neighbourhood Classifiers Using Genetic Programming Proceedings of the International Multi-topic (INMIC 2005), IEEE Conference, December, Pakistan, pp.1-6.

13.   Asmatullah, A.M. Mirza, A. Khan, Blind Image Restoration Using Back Propagator, Proceedings of the International Multi-topic (INMIC 2003), IEEE Conference, December Islamabad, pp. 55-58.

14.   Abdul Majid, A. Khan and Anwar M. Mirza Gender Classification using Cosine Discrete Transformation: A Comparison of Different Classifiers, in the Proceedings of the International Multi-topic, IEEE Conference (INMIC 2003), Dec.2003,Islamabad, pp. 59-64.

15.   A. Khan, M. Ikram, and Y. Hamza, Finding  Refractive Index of a Pigeon Tissue through Laser Optics , Proc. of 6th National Symposium on Frontiers of Physics, Quaid-I-Azam University, 1997, Islamabad, Pakistan.