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Research Groups

Department of Electrical Engineering

  1. Research Group I: Electrical Power Engineering
  2. Electrical power research group emphasizes all aspects of electrical energy for the simplification of technological issues as well as for the solution of societal problems pertaining to technology. The research area mainly includes electrical energy distribution and management, renewable energy and power system protection. The group is involved in optimization of smart grid, applications of telecommunication in smart grid and smart grid energy management at distribution level. Moreover, some of the group members also undertake research in grounding of power substation. The research in the area of grounding system mainly involves topology detection, fault diagnosis, and design of substation grounding grid. Recently we have started working on fault diagnosis of grounding grid by using Electrical Impedance Tomography. This work will introduce the application of electrical impedance tomography in power engineering. A number of master and PhD students are also engaged with the research group in carrying out their research. The group has a number of publications in international journals and conferences. Please feel free to browse through the faulty profiles to find out more.

    Areas of Research
    • Electrical Power Distribution
    • Power System Protection and Control
    • Smart Grid Resources Optimization
    • Smart Grid Operation and Control
    • Energy Management in Smart Grid
    • Green Energy
    • Distributed Energy Generations and Smart Grid
    • Grid Grounding
    Team Leader: Dr. Aamir Qamar
    Members:
    • Dr. Muhammad Iqbal
    • Dr. Muhammad Naeem
    • Dr. Ayaz Ahmad
    • Dr. Mubashir Husain Rehmani
    • Engr. Mushtaq Ahmad Bhatti
    • Engr. Ali Shahbaz Haider
    • Engr. Sadiq Ahmad
    • Engr. Ghulam Mohyuddin
  3. Research Group II: Communication and Networks
  4. The telecommunications research group undertakes research and development in current and future communications networks. The research group brings together multi-disciplinary researchers in the general area of telecommunication and networking including wireless systems, multimedia processing, cognitive radio networks, self-organizing, ad hoc and sensor network, smart grid and optical network. In addition, the group has a keen interest on the protocols, algorithms, architectures and systems that can provide dramatic improvements in these and other applications for wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, cognitive radio sensor network, heterogeneous networks, peer to peer network and mobile access to cloud computing resources. We have a number of publications in international journals and conferences. Please feel free to browse through our faculty profiles to find out who we are, what research we do and courses and research training opportunities we offer.

    Areas of Research
    • Wireless Communication and Signal Processing
    • Self-organizing Networks
    • Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
    • Cognitive Radio Networks
    • Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks
    • Image, Video and Multimedia streaming
    • Applied Optimization
    • Smart Grid
    • Optical Networks
    • Peer to Peer Networks
    • Pattern Recognition
    Team Leader: Dr. Nadia Nawaz Qadri
    Members:
    • Dr. Rahim Dad Khan
    • Dr. Muhammad Altaf
    • Dr. Muhammad Naeem
    • Dr. Muhammad Iqbal
    • Dr. Ayaz Ahmad
    • Dr. Mubashir Husain Rehmani
    • Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed
    • Dr. Zeeshan Kaleem
    • Dr. Omer Chughtai
    • Engr. Mushtaq Ahmad Bhatti
    • Mr. Fasih ur Rehman
    • Engr. Farooq Alam Orakzai
    • Engr. Zahooruddin
    • Engr. Maliha Amjad
    • Engr. Ayesha Maryam Siddiqui
  5. Research Group III: Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence
  6. Recent technologies based on artificial intelligence are shaping the world, which motivate the team to divert their research towards intelligent solutions utilizing different techniques, including artificial neural networks, deep learning, fuzzy systems and optimization techniques. The Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Group investigates and develops various tools and techniques for analyzing and modeling visual data, with an aim to propose novel solutions to different challenges. Typical research problems are, for example, object detection, motion estimation and tracking, and visual scene understanding. In addition, the group investigates automatic control and disturbance estimation in industrial systems.

    Areas of Research

    The research activities of the group primarily comprise the following.

    • Subspace clustering and shape understanding
    • Unsupervised/Supervised segmentation of natural images
    • Real time and multi-view action recognition
    • Pedestrian detection and tracking
    • Natural language processing
    • Bio-medical image analysis
    • Adaptive and incremental learning
    • Intelligent resource management
    • Design of hardware accelerators for computer vision applications
    • System modeling and intelligent control
    • Estimation of physical properties for nanostructured superconducting films
    Team Leader: Dr. Tallha Akram
    Members:
    • Dr. Muhammad Uzair
    • Dr. Nadia Nawaz Qadri
    • Dr. Muhammad Altaf
    • Dr. Sajjad Ali Haider
    • Dr. Syed Rameez Naqvi
    • Dr. Muhammad Kamran
    • Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq
    • Mr. Fasih-ur-Rehman
    • Engr. Kamran Fiaz
    • Engr. Rizwan Qureshi
    • Engr. Ali Shahbaz Haider
    • Engr. Sidra Naeem
  7. Research Group IV: Advanced Digital Design (ADD) Group
  8. The Advanced Digital Design (ADD) research group is established under the umbrella of Electrical Engineering Department of COMSATS Institute of IT, Wah. This group is involved in the design of high performance digital systems (satisfying area, speed and power metrics) for a vast range of applications. The research activities of this group span all levels of abstraction including high level description and HDL design, functional verification and simulation, bit true software modeling and FPGA prototyping, physical layout and placement. The research activities are targeted for a number of key applications i.e. signal processing, control, advanced video coding, forward error correction for next generation communication standards, In addition, the group is also involved in research on formal verification and asynchronous digital design.

    Areas of Research

    The faculty and graduate students at ADD research group are involved in the broad range of research activities. The ADD group activities fall under the following major research areas.

    • Embedded systems and hardware/software co-design
    • HDL IP Core development and FPGA prototyping of digital systems
    • VLSI design for ASICs
    • Design of low power asynchronous digital circuits
    • Formal verification methods
    • High performance digital architectures for advanced channel coding algorithms especially, LDPC and Turbo channel decoders
    • Digital architectures of advanced video coding standards
    • Digital design for beyond CMOS technologies in particular, the Quantum dot Cellular Automata (QCA) technology
    • Design of ultra-low power reversible circuits for various applications
    Team Leader: Dr. Muhammad Awais
    Members:
    • Dr. Rameez Naqvi
    • Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed
    • Dr. Nadia Nawaz Qadri
    • Dr. Wilayat Khan
    • Engr. Amna Mehboob
    • Engr. Kamran Fiaz
    • Engr. Ali Roman
    • Engr. Anas Razzaq

Department of Management Sciences

  1. Research Group I: Finance
  2. The finance group major areas of research are investments, and corporate finance. The research group is committed to provide quality research and also provide guideline for the students of research degree.

    Members:
    • Dr. S.Muhammad Ali Tirrnizi (Assistant Professor)
    • Dr. Khurram Shafi (Assistant Professor)
    • Dr. Majid Jamal Khan (Assistant Professor)
    • Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba Kayani (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Adnan Shoaib (Lecturer)
    • Ms. Farah Riaz (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Shahab u Din (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Sharifullah Jan (Lecturer)
    • Ms. Qurat ul Aim (Lecturer)
    • MS. Naima Saleem (Lecturer)
  3. Research Group II (ECONOMICS) Members:
    • Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad (Advisor, Academics)
    • Dr. Abdul Qayyum Khan (Associate Professor)
    • Dr. Tamkeen Fatima (Assistant Professor)
  4. Research Group III: Human Resource Management (HRM)
  5. Human Resource Management is the key competency factor of any organization or department. Research activities carried out in HRM are of prime importance. The group is engaged in activities related to research and development projects in human resource management.

    Members:
    • Dr. Mushtaq Ahrnad (Advisor, Academics)
    • Dr. Samina Nawab (Associate Professor)
    • Dr. S. Mazhar Abbas (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Ahsan Qamar (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Safdar Nazeer (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. M. Ismail Khan (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. M. Mohsin Zahid (Assistant Professor)
    • Ms. Tahira Asif (Manager Student Affairs)
    • Syed Sikandar Wali (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Affan Bokhari (Lecturer)
  6. Research Group III: Marketing
  7. Members:
    • Dr. Amer Rajput (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Faheem A. Khan  (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. M. Mohsin Zahid  (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Abid Naeem(Lecturer)
  8. Research Group IV: Humanities
  9. Members:
    • Mr. Masood ur Rahman (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Ayaz Qadeer (Assistant Professor)
    • Ms. Ambreen Nasir (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Usama Hashimi (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Behram Khan (Lecturer)

Department of Computer Sciences

  1. Research Group I: Networks & Distributed COMPUTING (NDCRG)
  2. NDCRG has focused the underlined topics of networks & communication systems such as Network Protocols, Simulations and Modeling, Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning, Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETS), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSN), Parallel and Distributed Networks (PDN), Vehicular ad-hoc network (VANETS) and other promising areas of networks in their research.


    Team Lead: Dr. Ehsan-Ullah Munir (Associate Professor)
    Group Sectary: Dr. Tariq Umer (Assistant Professor)
    Members:
    • Dr. Sheraz Anjum (Associate Professor)
    • Dr. Nadir Shah (Assistant Professor) 
    • Dr. Khalil Afzal (Assistant Professor) 
    • Mr. Waheed Ahmad Khan (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Khalid Ibrahim (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Muhammad Bilal (Lecturer)
    • Ms. Anum Masood (Lecturer)
    • Ms. Beenish Noor (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Shahzad Ahmad (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Mubeen ul Bsharat (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Muhammd Amjad (Lecturer)
    • Ms. Hina Jamil (Research Associate)
    • Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim (Research Associate)
    • Mr. Sabeeh Ahmad Saeed (Research Associate)
  3. Research Group II: Information Security, Data Mining & Business intelligence (ISDMBI) 
  4. ISDMBI is focused on doing quality research for developing novel ideas for extracting useful hidden knowledge in the data. This knowledge can further be used to propose different solutions particularly when dealing with large datasets. The group is also focused to address security concerns related to data. In a nutshell, research at ISDMBI is specialized in the areas: data mining, machine learning, data warehousing and decision support system, fingerprinting, differential privacy and watermarking.

    Team Lead: Dr. Muhammad Kamran (Assistant Professor)
    Group Sectary: Ms. Arubah Hussain (Lecturer)
    Members:
    • Dr. Muhammad Javed Iqbal (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Majid Mumtaz  (Lectuer)
    • Mr. Amjad Usman (Lecturer)

  5. Research Group III: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (SERG) 
  6. SERG aims to conduct effective research in the fields of software development. The groups is focused on the research on Software process Modeling, Requirement Engineering, Software Management, Algorithmic engineering, and Empirical software Engineering.

    Team Lead: Dr. Wasif Nisar (Associate Professor)
    Group Secretary: Faisal Shafique Butt (Assistant Professor)
    Members:
    • Dr. Waqar Mehmood (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Najmul Ikram Qazi (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Kashif Ayyub (Assistant Professor)
    • Mr. Riaz Ahmed (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Daud Abdullah (Lecturer)
    • Ms. Shamaila Qayyum (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Nabeel Alam Khattak  (Lecturer)
  7. Research Group IV: Image Processing and Intelligent System Design
  8. IPIS is working with an objectives to carry out research and development activities of image processing algorithms for real life applications. The group is also responsible to teach courses related to image processing at MS and PhD level. The group is actively participating in the state of art research in the fields of pattern recognition, computer vision, graphics and image processing. Image Processing, Swarm Intelligence, Multi Agent System and Expert Systems.

    Team Lead: Dr. Muhammad Sharif (Associate Professor) Group Secretary: Dr. Musarrat Abdullah (Assistant Professor) Members:
    • Mr. Faisal Azam (Assistant Professor)
    • Ms. Saleha Masood (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Majid Mumtaz (Lecturer)
    • Mr. Muhammad Fayyaz (Lecturer)
    • Mrs. Samia Riaz (Lecturer)
  9. Detection and Recognition for evolutionary robotics (DRER) Research Group Introduction
  10. DRER aims to concentrate on the concept of computer vision employed by evolutionary robotics for areas such as surveillance, crowd security and target tracking. The main constraint in any robotics vision algorithm is the development of decision criteria and making it illumination invariant. DRER research interests are mainly focused on employing pattern recognition algorithms which are invariant to illumination changes for defense and security applications. Pattern Recognition, Embedded Systems, Correlation Filters, Evolutionary Robotics

    Team Lead: Akber Abid Gardezi (Assistant Professor)
    Members: 
    • Mr. Hafiz Hassaan Saeed (Lecturer)

Department of Mathematics

  1. Research Group I: Fluid Mechanics

Fluids Mechanics is the partition of physics which comprises the study of fluids and the forces on them. Fluid mechanics can be allocated into fluid statics is the study of fluids at rest; and fluid dynamics is the study of the effect of forces on fluid motion. It is a branch of continuum mechanics, a subject which models matter without using the information that it is made out of atoms; that is, it models matter from a macroscopic perspective rather than from microscopic. Fluid mechanics, especially fluid dynamics, is an active field of research with many problems that are partly or wholly unsolved.
Team Lead: Dr. Muhammad Kamran (Assistant Professor)
Members:

  • Dr. M. Bilal Ashraf (Assistant Professors)
  • Dr. Hafiz Mohammad Obaid (Assistant Professors)
  • Dr. Humaira Yasmeen (Assistant Professors)
  1. Research Group II: Analysis

This group deals with Harmonic Analysis, it is the branch of mathematics which deals with study of and generalization of the notation of Fourier series and Fourier transforms. The main objective of harmonic analysis is the representation of functions and signals as the superposition of basic waves. It has become a vast subject with applications in areas as diverse as signal processing, quantum mechanics, tidal analysis and neuroscience.
Team Lead: Dr. Amjad Hussain (Assistant Professor
Members:

  • Dr. Sufyan Mukhtar (Assistant Professors)
  • Dr. Rafiq Sial (Assistant Professors)
  1. Research Group III: Wave Propagation

The propagation of mechanical disturbances in solids is of interest in many braches of the physical sciences and engineering. We aim to present an account of the theory of wave propagation in elastic solids. Wave propagation phenomena which are considered by the members of this group are radiation, reflections, refraction and influence of small deformation in terms of stress and heat propagation.
Team Lead: Dr. Adnan Jahangir (Assistant Professors)
Members:

  • Dr. Nazeer Muhammad (Assistant Professors)
  1. Research Group IV: Image Processing

Digital image processing allows a much wider range of algorithms including different transforms like, wavelet transform, Fourier transform, and Fresnel transform to be applied to the input data and can avoid problems such as the build-up of noise and signal distortion during processing along with different application of encryption etc.
Tem Lead: Dr. Abdul Wahab (Assistant Professors)
Members:

  • Dr. Nazeer Muhammad (Assistant Professors)
  1. Research Group V: Algebra and Geometry

Team Lead: Dr. Shabie Farwa (Assistant Professors)
Members:

  • Dr. Yasir Bashir (Assistant Professors)
  • Dr. Sarfraz Nawaz Malik (Assistant Professors)
  1. Research Group VI: Quality Control

Team Lead: Dr. Shabbir Ahmed (Assistant Professors)
Members:

  • Dr. Munir Akhtar (Assistant Professors)
  • Ms. Maryam Murtaza (Lecturer)

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  1. Campus Established: 2001
  2. Current student’s Enrollment 3750
  3. Departments 05
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  10. Up till now, more than 200 research papers have been published in HEC recognized journals

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