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Dr. Zulfiqar Habib
Professor / Chairman,
Department of Computer Science
Official Email: drzhabib@ciitlahore.edu.pk
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  (145)

Biography:

Dr. Zulfiqar Habib was born in Pakistan on September 1, 1966. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2004 from Kagoshima University Japan followed by the award of Postdoctoral fellowship of two years by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Currently he is holding the position of full Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Lahore, serving as the Chairman of eight campuses of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, and In-Charge of Center for Research in VIG-Robotics. Dr. Zulfiqar has achieved various awards in education and research including Farogh-e-Taleem (Promotion of Education) Gold Medal for the best performance in field of education, two Research Productivity Awards by Ministry of Science & Technology, Pakistan and three graduate merit fellowships by Japanese and German Governments. He is member of editorial board, advisor and reviewer of many famous ISI journals and funding agencies. He is organizer of various international conferences. He has been invited as keynote or tutorial speaker to numerous conferences and involved in various academic activities. Dr. Zulfiqar’s teaching & research interests broadly span the areas of Computer Graphics, Path Planning, Robotics, Geometric Modeling, Reverse Engineering of Images, Computer Vision, and Digital Image Processing. He has published a large number of highly cited research papers in impact factor journals. Currently he is supervising a large number of PhD students with the active involvement in national and international funding projects.

 Approved Funding Projects:

  1. PDE-based geometric modelling, image processing, and shape reconstruction, EU Horizon 2020, MSCA-RISE, 2018-2021.
  2. E-Assessment System for C/C++ Programming Assignments, National ICTR&D Funds (Technical R&D, 2017-18).
  3. Pak Currency Recognition, National ICTR&D Funds (NGIRI, 2015-16).
  4. A Visualization Tool for Scientometric, Bibliometric, and Content Analysis of Scholarly Communications, HEC (SRGP, 2016-17).
  5. Energy efficient fair path planning for non-holonomic mobile robots, HEC (NRPU, 2014-16).
  6. An Ambient Intelligence Platform supporting Context Aware Planning, HEC (SRGP, 2015-16).
  7. Smart Learning Advanced Tools for Education in Mathematics up to Grade 2, National ICTR&D Funds (NGIRI, 2013-14).

Teaching Resources, Research Activities, Funding Projects & Scholarships 

Publications:
Books:
1. M. N. Ashraf, Z. Habib, M. Hussain (2015), "Computer Aided Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy", published by: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, pp: 188, Standard: 978-3-659-77209-2    (External URL)
2. Z. Habib (2010), "Spiral Function and Its Application in CAGD", published by: VDM Verlag, pp: 248, Standard: ISBN: 978-3-639-24988-0    (External URL)
Book Chapters:
1. Allah Bux Sargano, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2017), "Vision Based Human Activity Recognition: A Review", Advances in Computational Intelligence Systems, Volume 513 of the series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, edited by: Plamen Angelov, published by: Springer, pp: 341-371, Standard: 978-3-319-46561-6 (Print) 978-3-319-46562-3 (Onlin    (External URL)
2. Z. Habib, M. Sarfraz (2004), "A Rational Spline with Inflection Points and Singularities Tests on Convex Data", , published by: Kluwer, pp: 281-297, Standard: 978-1-4020-1817-6    (External URL)
3. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2003), "Family of G2 Spiral Transition Between Two Circles", Advances in Geometric Modeling, pp: 133-150, Standard: 978-0-470-85937-7    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Allah Bux Sargano, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2017), "A comprehensive review on handcrafted and learning-based action representation approaches for human activity recognition", Applied Sciences, Vol: 7, Issue: 1, Standard: 2076-3417, Impact Factor: 1.726    (External URL)
2. Ghulam Gilanie, Hafeez Ullah, Mustansar Mehmood, Usama Ejaz, Zulfiqar Habib (2017), "Colored Representation of Brain Gray Scale MRI Images to potentially underscore the variability and sensitivity of images", Current Medical Imaging Reviews, pp: xxx-xxx, Vol: xx, Issue: xx, Standard: 1875-6603 (Online), 1573-4056 (Print), Impact Factor: 0.613    (External URL)
3. Khurshid Asghar, Zulfiqar Habib, Muhammad Hussain (2017), "Copy-Move and Splicing Image Forgery Detection and Localization: A Review", Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, pp: 281-307, Vol: 49, Issue: 3, Standard: 0045-0618 (Print), 1834-562X (Online), Impact Factor: 0.583  Abstract  (External URL)
4. Amna Khan, Iram Noreen, Zulfiqar Habib (2017), "On Complete Coverage Path Planning Algorithms for Non-holonomic Mobile Robots: Survey and Challenges", Journal of Information Science and Engineering, pp: 101-121, Vol: 33, Issue: 1, Standard: 1016-2364, Impact Factor: 0.333    (External URL)
5. Amna Khan, Iram Noreen, Hyejeong Ryu, Nakju L. Doh, Zulfiqar Habib (2017), "Online Complete Coverage Path Planning Using Two-way Proximity Search", Intelligent Service Robotics, pp: 229-240, Vol: 10, Standard: 1861-2776 (print), 1861-2784 (electronic), Impact Factor: 0.875    (External URL)
6. Iram Noreen, Amna Khan, Hyejeong Ryu, Nakju L. Doh, Zulfiqar Habib (2017), "Optimal Path Planning in Cluttered Environment Using RRT*-AB", Intelligent Service Robotics, pp: 12, Standard: 1861-2776 (print), 1861-2784 (electronic), Impact Factor: 0.875    (External URL)
7. Iram Noreen, Amna Khan, Zulfiqar Habib (2016), "A Comparison of RRT, RRT* and RRT*-Smart Path Planning Algorithms", International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, pp: 20-27, Vol: 16, Issue: 10, Standard: 1738-7906, Impact Factor: 1.44    (External URL)
8. Khurshid Asghar, Ghulam Gilanie, Mubbashar Saddique, Zulfiqar Habib (2016), "Automatic Enhancement of Digital Images using Cubic Bézier Curve and Fourier Transformation", Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, pp: xxx-xxx, Vol: xx, Issue: xx, Standard: 0127-9084, Impact Factor: 0.405    (External URL)
9. Allah Bux Sargano, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2016), "Human Action Recognition from Multiple Views Based on View Invariant Feature Descriptor Using Support Vector Machines", Applied Sciences, Vol: 6, Issue: 10, Standard: 2076-3417, Impact Factor: 1.726    (External URL)
10. Iram Noreen, Amna Khan, Zulfiqar Habib (2016), "Optimal Path Planning using RRT* Based Approaches: A Survey and Future Directions", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, pp: 97-107, Vol: 7, Issue: 11, Standard: 2158-107X (Print) 2156-5570 (Online), Impact Factor: 1.41    (External URL)
11. Zulfiqar Habib, Ghulam Rasool, Manabu Sakai (2015), "Admissible curvature continuous areas for fair curves using G2 Hermite PH quintic polynomial", Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, pp: 140-146, Vol: 27, Issue: 2, Standard: 1319-1578  Abstract  (External URL)
12. Zulfiqar Habib; Manabu Sakai (2013), "Fairing an arc spline and designing with G2 PH quintic spiral transitions", International Journal of Computer Mathematics, pp: 1023-1039, Vol: 90, Issue: 5, Standard: 0020-7160 (Print) 1029-0265 (Online), Impact Factor: 0.566  Abstract  (External URL)
13. Zulfiqar Habib, Manabu Sakai (2012), "Fairing arc spline and designing by using cubic Bezier spiral segments", Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, pp: 141-160, Vol: 17, Issue: 2, Standard: ISSN: 1392-6292 (Print), 648-3510 (Online), Impact Factor: 0.685  Abstract  (External URL)
14. Zulfiqar Habib & Manabu Sakai (2011), "Cubic spiral transition matching G2 Hermite end conditions", Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications, pp: 525-536, Vol: 4, Issue: 4, Standard: 1004-8979 (Print), 2079-7338 (Electronic), Impact Factor: 0.696  Abstract  (External URL)
15. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2010), "Admissible regions for rational cubic spirals matching G2 Hermite data", Computer Aided Design, pp: 1117-1124, Vol: 42, Issue: 12, Standard: 0010-4485, Impact Factor: 1.667    (External URL)
16. Sarpono, Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2009), "Fair cubic transition between two circles with one circle inside or tangent to the other", Numerical Algorithms, pp: 461-476, Vol: 51, Issue: 04, Standard: 1017-1398, Impact Factor: 0.716    (External URL)
17. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2009), "G2 Cubic Transition Between Two Circles With Shape Control", Computational and Applied Mathematics, pp: 133-144, Vol: 223, Issue: 01, Standard: 0377-0427, Impact Factor: 1.292    (External URL)
18. Z. Habib (2008), "Interactive Shape Preserving Interpolation by T-conic Spiral Spline", Computer Graphics and CAD/CAM , pp: 025-040, Vol: 02, Issue: (1-6), Standard: 1817-3489    
19. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2008), "Transition between concentric or tangent circles with a single segment of G2 PH quintic curve", Computer Aided Geometric Design, pp: 247-257, Vol: 25, Issue: 4-5, Standard: 0167-8396, Impact Factor: 1.33    (External URL)
20. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2007), "Circle to circle transition with a single PH quintic spiral", Scientiae Mathematicae Japonicae, pp: 361-371, Vol: 66, Issue: 01, Standard: 1346-0862     (External URL)
21. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2007), "G2 Pythagorean Hodograph Quintic Transition Between Two Circles with Shape Control", Computer Aided Geometric Design, , pp: 252-266, Vol: 24, Issue: 05, Standard: 0167-8396, Impact Factor: 1.33    (External URL)
22. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2007), "On PH Quintic Spirals Joining Two Circles with One Circle Inside the Other", Computer Aided Design, pp: 125-132, Vol: 39, Issue: 02, Standard: 0010-4485, Impact Factor: 1.667    (External URL)
23. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2006), "An Answer to an Open Problem on Cubic Spiral Transition Between two Circles", Computer Algebra - Design of Algorithms, pp: 046-052, Vol: 1514, Standard: 1880-2818    (External URL)
24. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2005), "G2 PH Quintic Spiral Transition Curves and their Applications", Scientiae Mathematicae Japonicae, pp: 207-217, Vol: 61, Issue: 02, Standard: 1346-0862     (External URL)
25. Z. Habib, M. Sarfraz, M. Sakai (2005), "Rational Cubic Spline Interpolation with Shape Control", Computers & Graphics, pp: 594-605, Vol: 29, Issue: 04, Standard: 0097-8493, Impact Factor: 1.089    (External URL)
26. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2005), "Spiral Transition Curves and their Applications", Scientiae Mathematicae Japonicae, pp: 195-206, Vol: 61, Issue: 02, Standard: 1346-0862     (External URL)
27. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2005), "Web-based Visualization of Conic and Arc/Conic Spirals", Computer Graphics and CAD/CAM, pp: 016-026, Vol: 01, Issue: 1-6, Standard: 1817-3489    
28. Z. Habib, M. Sakai, M. Sarfraz (2004), "Interactive Shape Control with Rational Cubic Splines", Computer-Aided Design & Applications, pp: 709-718, Vol: 1, Issue: 1-4, Standard: 1686-4360     (External URL)
29. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2004), "Shapes of Planar Cubic Curves", Scientiae Mathematicae Japonicae, pp: 133-138, Vol: 59, Issue: 1, Standard: 1346-0447    (External URL)
30. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2003), "G2 Planar Cubic Transition between two Circles", International Journal of Computer Mathematics, pp: 959-967, Vol: 80, Issue: 08, Standard: 0020-7160 , Impact Factor: 0.546    (External URL)
31. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2003), "Quadratic and T-Cubic Spline Approximations to a Planar Spiral", Mathematicae Japonicae, pp: 149-156, Vol: 51, Issue: 01, Standard: 1346-0447     (External URL)
32. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2002), "G2 Two-Point Hermite Rational Cubic Interpolation", International Journal of Computer Mathematics, pp: 1225-1231, Vol: 79, Issue: 11, Standard: 0020-7160 , Impact Factor: 0.546    (External URL)
33. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2002), "High Accurate Rational Cubic Curve", Scientiae Mathematicae Japonicae, pp: 479-484, Vol: 55, Issue: 03, Standard: 1346-0447    (External URL)
34. M. Sarfraz, Z. Habib (2000), "Rational Cubics and Conics Representation: A Practical Approach", Engineering Journal of IIUM, pp: 7-15, Vol: 01, Issue: 02, Standard: 1511-788X    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Allah Bux Sargano, Xiaofeng Wang, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2017) "Human Action Recognition using Transfer Learning with Deep Representations", International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Standard: ISSN: Electronic 2161-4407, Print 2161-4393    (External URL)
2. Amna Khan, Iram Noreen, Zulfiqar Habib (2016) "Coverage Path Planning of Mobile Robots using Rational Quadratic Bézier Spline", Frontiers of Information Technology, pp: 319-323, Standard: ISBN: 978-1-5090-5300-1    (External URL)
3. Iram Noreen, Amna Khan, Zulfiqar Habib (2016) "Optimal Path Planning for Mobile Robots Using Memory Efficient A*", Frontiers of Information Technology, pp: 142-146, Standard: 978-1-5090-5300-1    (External URL)
4. M. N. Ashraf, Z. Habib, M. Hussain (2014) "Texture Feature Analysis of Digital Fundus Images for Early Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy", Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, CGIV2014, pp: 57-62, Standard: 978-1-4799-5720-0    (External URL)
5. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Aug 2010) "Interpolation with PH quintic spirals", 7th IEEE International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, CGIV2010, Sydney, pp: 80-85, Standard: 978-1-4244-7840-8    (External URL)
6. R. Aisha, F. Iffat, Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Oct 2010) "Smoothing an arc spline using PH quintic spiral transitions", International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology, pp: 133-136, Vol: 1, Standard: 978-1-4244-8138-5    (External URL)
7. F. Iffat, R. Aisha, Z. Habib (Oct 2010) "Spur Gear Tooth Designing With an S-shaped Cubic Bezier Transition Curve", International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology, pp: 129-132, Vol: 1, Standard: 978-1-4244-8138-5    (External URL)
8. R. Aisha, F. Iffat, Z. Habib (Oct 2010) "Using PH quintic transition curves in gear tooth designing", International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology, pp: 65-69, Vol: 1, Standard: 978-1-4244-8138-5    (External URL)
9. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Aug 2009) "Smoothing arc splines by cubic curves", The Proceedings of IEEE 6th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, pp: 199-204, Standard: 978-0-7695-3789-4    (External URL)
10. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Oct 2008) "Fair path planning with a single cubic spiral segment", The Proceedings of IEEE 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization    (External URL)
11. A. A. Raza, Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Oct 2008) "Interpolation with rational cubic spirals", The Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, ICET-Pakistan, pp: 98-103, Standard: 978-1-4244-2210-4    (External URL)
12. A. Ali, Z. Asma, A. Sana, Z. Habib (Jun 2008) "On a special case of path planning", Proceedings of the 7th CIIT workshop on research in computing, , Standard: 978-969-8779-18-4   
13. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Sep 2005) "Circle to Circle Transition with a Single Cubic Spiral", ASTED International Conference on Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP 2005), Benidorm, pp: 691-696, Standard: 0-88986-528-0    (External URL)
14. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Jul 2005) "Conic Spiral Spline", International Conference on Geometric Modeling, Visualization & Graphics (GMV), Standard: 0-9707890-3-3    (External URL)
15. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Jul 2005) "Hermite Interpolation on Sphere", The Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, CG, pp: 416-421, Standard: 0-7695-2392-7    (External URL)
16. M. Sakai, Z. Habib (Dec 2005) "Spirals Between Two Circles With One Circle Inside the Other", The Proceedings of the Joint Research Workshop on Applied Mathematics, Ryukoku University, Seta Camp, pp: 141-146    (External URL)
17. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Oct 2004) "Constrained Guided Spiral Transition Curves", Workshop on Computer Algebra – Design of Algorithms, Implementations and Applications (CA-ALIAS’03),, pp: 164-170, Vol: 1395    (External URL)
18. M. Sakai, Z. Habib (Dec 2004) "On Shapes of Bézier Conic Segments", The Proceedings of the Joint Research Workshop on Applied Mathematics, Ryukoku University, Seta Camp, pp: 153-158    (External URL)
19. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Jul 2004) "Reachable Regions for Spiral Segments and Applications in Geometric Modelling", The Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, CG, pp: 21-26    (External URL)
20. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Dec 2004) "Simplified and Flexible Spiral Transitions for use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modelling", The Proceedings of Third International Conference on Image and Graphics, ICIG-Hong Kong, China IEEE , pp: 426-429, Standard: 0-7695-2244-0    (External URL)
21. M. Sakai, Z. Habib (Apr 2004) "Spiral Conditions for Splines and Their Applications to Curve Design", Numerical Analysis and New Information Technology, RIMS (Research Institute for Mathematical Science, pp: 235-243, Vol: 1362    (External URL)
22. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Dec 2003) "Family of G2 Cubic Transition Curves", The ProThe Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Geometric Modeling and Graphics, GMAG’03-, pp: 117-122, Standard: 0-7695-1985-7    (External URL)
23. M. Sakai, Z. Habib (Dec 2003) "Family of G2 Cubic Transition Curves", The Proceedings of the Joint Research Workshop on Applied Mathematics, Ryukoku University, Seta Camp, pp: 141-146    (External URL)
24. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Jul 2003) "G2 Pythagorean Hodograph Quintic Transition Between Two Circles", The Proceedings of RIMS (Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences) on Computer Algebra - Algorit, pp: 57-67, Vol: 1335    (External URL)
25. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Jul 2003) "Shapes of Parametric Cubic Curves", The Proceedings of RIMS (Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences) on Computer Algebra - Algorit, pp: 68-75, Vol: 1335    (External URL)
26. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Nov 2002) "G2 Planar Spiral Cubic Interpolation to a Spiral", The Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, IV’02-UK, IEEE Comput, pp: 51-56, Standard: 0-7695-1656-4    (External URL)
27. M. Sakai, Z. Habib (Dec 2002) "Planar G2 Cubic Transition Curves Between Two Circles", The Proceedings of the Joint Research Workshop on Applied Mathematics, Ryukoku University, Seta Camp, pp: 95-100    (External URL)
28. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (Nov 2002) "Spiral Spline Interpolation to a Planar Spiral", The Proceedings of RIMS (Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences) on Computer Algebra - Algorit, pp: 102-108, Vol: 1295    (External URL)
29. Z. Habib, M. Sakai (2002) "T-Cubic and Arc/T-Cubic Spirals for Web-based Visualization of Planar Data", The Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE Workshop on Information & Computer Science: Internet Computing, Standard: 9960-07-187-1,   
30. Z. Habib, M. Sarfraz (Jul 2001) "A Rational Cubic Spline for the Visualization of Convex Data", The Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization-IV’01-UK, IEEE Compute, pp: 744-748, Standard: 0-7695-1195-3    (External URL)
31. M. Sakai, Z. Habib (Dec 2001) "Spiral Cubic Spline Interpolation to a Planar Spiral", The Proceedings of the Joint Research Workshop on Applied Mathematics, Ryukoku University, Seta Camp, pp: 215-220    (External URL)
32. M. Sarfraz, Z.Habib (Jul 1999) "Conic Representation of a Rational Cubic Spline", The Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization-IV’99-UK, IEEE Compute, pp: 232-237, Standard: 0-7695-0210-5    (External URL)
33. M. Sarfraz, Z.Habib and M. Hussain (Jul 1998) "Piecewise Interpolation for Designing of Parametric Curves", The Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization-IV’98-UK, pp: 307-313, Standard: 0-8186-8509-3    (External URL)
34. M. Sarfraz, M. Hussain, and Z. Habib (Aug 1997) "Local convexity preserving rational cubic spline curves", The Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Visualization, IV’97-UK, pp: 211-218, Standard: 0-8186-8076-8    (External URL)
Qualification:
Post Doctoral Fellowship by JSPS (it is not degree) Apr 2004 to Mar 2006
Kagoshima University, Japan
Ph.D. (Earned Degree) Apr 2000 to Mar 2004
Kagoshima University, Japan
Experience:
Professor Aug 2012 to Date
Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Associate Professor Jan 2011 to Aug 2012
Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Associate Professor Aug 2007 to Jan 2011
Department of Computer Science, National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore
Assistant Professor Apr 2006 to Aug 2007
Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Post Doctoral Researcher Apr 2004 to Mar 2006
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima Japan
Teaching & Research Assistant (During Ph.D. & Post Doc) Apr 2000 to Mar 2006
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima Japan
Visiting Lecturer Jan 1999 to Jan 2000
Department of Computer Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Visiting Faculty Member Mar 1997 to Mar 2000
College of Computer & Management Sciences, Faisalabad
Visiting Lecturer Apr 1997 to Mar 2000
NFC Institute of Chemical Engineering, Faisalabad
Lecturer Sep 1993 to Mar 2000
National Textile University, Faisalabad
Researcher Sep 1996 to Feb 1997
Dept. of Industrial Applications, Fraunhofer Graphics Institute, Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt Germany
Teacher & Researcher Sep 1992 to Aug 1993
Department of Mathematics, Punjab University, Lahore
Programmer Nov 1991 to Sep 1992
Crescent Software Products (CresSoft) Pvt. Ltd. & IBSE, Lahore

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