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Muhammad Shahzad
Assistant Professor
Department of Computing

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: 051-90852157
Email: muhammad.shehzad@seecs.edu.pk
Web: http://seecsnust.seecs.edu.pk/faculty/muhammadshahzad.html

Specialization:

Education:
PhD - Radar Remote Sensing, 3-D Computer Vision & Image Analysis, Point Cloud Processing - Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany - Germany - 2016

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad received B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, M.Sc. degree in autonomous systems (robotics) from the Bonn Rhein Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany, and his PhD degree on radar remote sensing & image anaylsis at the department of Signal Processing in Earth Observation (SiPEO), Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany in 2004, 2011 and 2016 respectively. His Phd topic was automatic 3-D reconstruction of objects from point clouds retrieved from spaceborne synthetic-aperture-radar (SAR) image stacks. During his PhD, he proposed several novel and sophisticated methodologies and achieved several “firsts” in the international community, e.g. the first façade models from interferometric SAR (InSAR) data, its first reconstruction of an entire city, the first 2D building footprint models from InSAR and the first reconstruction of even individual trees. His work was closely linked to the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellite missions, the biggest German Earth observation endeavors ever, with both scientific as well as commercial applications. Besides, he also attended twice two weeks professional thermography training course at Infrared Training Center (ITC), North Billerica, Massachusetts and Portland, Oregon, USA in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Moreover, he worked as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, Technical University of Graz, Austria in 2015/16. Since 2016, he has been working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad. Furthermore, he is also a Co-Principal Investigator of recently established Deep Learning Laboratory (DLL) under the umbrella of National Center of Articial Intelligence (NCAI), Islamabad. His research interests include application of deep learning for processing unstructured/structured 3-D point clouds, optical RGBD data, and very high-resolution radar images.

Deep Learning

Synthetic Aperture Radar Image Processing, 3-D Point Cloud Processing, Object Reconstruction, Artifical Intelligence & Machine (Deep) Learning Applied To Digital Images, Image Analysis, Object Detection & Recognition, Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Processing. 

 

Research Experience

Research Assistant , Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany

December 2011 - February 2016

Assistant Manager , Public Sector R&D Organization, Islamabad, Pakistan

November 2004 - August 2008

Journal

(1.) A. Zulfiqar, M. M. Ghaffar, M. Shahzad, C. Weis, M. I. Malik, F. Shafait, N. Wehn , "AI-ForestWatch: semantic segmentation based end-to-end framework for forest estimation and change detection using multi-spectral remote sensing imagery", Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 15 , No. 2, PP. 024518, May, 2021. IF: 1.36
(2.) Nazia Perwaiz, Muhammad Moazam Fraz, Muhammad Shahzad , "Stochastic attentions and context learning for person re-identification", PeerJ Computer Science, Vol. 7 , No. e447, Mar, 2021. IF: 3.09
(3.) Muhammad Hamza Mughal, Muhammad Jawad Khokhar, Muhammad Shahzad , "Assisting UAV Localization Via Deep Contextual Image Matching", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS), Vol. 14 , No. -, PP. 2445-2457, Jan, 2021. IF: 3.827
(4.) Saba Mehmood, Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Moazam Fraz , "DCARN: Deep Context Aware Recurrent Neural Network for Semantic Segmentation of Large Scale Unstructured 3D Point Cloud", Neural Processing Letters, Vol. 52 , No. 3, Oct, 2020. IF: 2.89
(5.) M. A. Hashmi, Q. Riaz, M. Zeeshan, M. Shahzad, M. M. Fraz , "Motion Reveal Emotions: Identifying Emotions from Human Walk Using Chest Mounted Smartphone", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. PP , No. -, Jun, 2020. IF: 3.076
(6.) M. Haroon, M. Shahzad, M. M. Fraz , "Multi-sized Object Detection Using Spaceborne Optical Imagery", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS), Vol. 13 , No. -, PP. 3032 - 3046, Jun, 2020. IF: 3.392
(7.) I. Khurram, M.M . Fraz , M. Shahzad, N. M. Rajpoot , "Dense-CaptionNet: A Sentence Generation Architecture for Fine-Grained Description of Image Semantics", Cognitive Computation, Vol. 12 , No. 2, PP. 1-31, Mar, 2020. IF: 4.287
(8.) I. Gohar, Q. Riaz, M. Shahzad, M. Z. U. H. Hashmi, H. Tahir, M. E. U. Haq , "Person Re-Identification Using Deep Modeling of Temporally Correlated Inertial Motion Patterns", Sensors, Vol. 20 , No. 3, PP. 949, Feb, 2020. IF: 3.275
(9.) M. Kanwal, A. W. Malik, A. U. Rahman, I. Mahmood, M. Shahzad , "Sustainable vehicle-assisted edge computing for big data migration in smart cities", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 7 , No. 3, PP. 1857 - 1871, Dec, 2019. IF: 9.515
(10.) M. K. Ali, A. Rajput, M. Shahzad, F. Khan, F. Akhtar, A. Börner , "Multi-Sensor Depth Fusion Framework for Real-Time 3D Reconstruction", IEEE Access, Vol. 7 , No. -, PP. 136471 - 136480, Sep, 2019. IF: 4.098
(11.) M. Z. U. H. Hashmi, Q. Riaz, M. Hussain, M. Shahzad , "What Lies Beneath One’s Feet? Terrain Classification Using Inertial Data of Human Walk", Applied Sciences, Vol. 9 , No. 15, PP. 3099, Jul, 2019. IF: 2.474
(12.) R. M. S. Bashir, M. Shahzad, M. M. Fraz , "VR-PROUD: Vehicle Re-identification using PROgressive Unsupervised Deep architecture", Pattern Recognition, Vol. 90 , No. -, PP. 52-65, Jun, 2019. IF: 5.898
(13.) S. Arshad, M. Shahzad, Q. Riaz, M. M. Fraz , "DPRNet: Deep 3D Point based Residual Network for Semantic Segmentation and Classification of 3D Point Clouds", IEEE Access, Vol. 7 , No. 1, PP. 68892-68904, May, 2019. IF: 4.098
(14.) Q. Riaz, M. Z. H. Hashmi, M. A. Hashmi, M. Shahzad, H. Errami, A. Weber , "Move Your Body: Age Estimation Based on Chest Movement During Normal Walk", IEEE Access, Vol. 7 , No. -, PP. 28510-28524, Mar, 2019. IF: 4.098
(15.) N. Pervaiz, M. M. Fraz, M. Shahzad , "Person Re-Identification Using Hybrid Representation Reinforced by Metric Learning", IEEE Access, Vol. 6 , No. -, PP. 77334 - 77349, Dec, 2018. IF: 4.098
(16.) M.Shahzad, M. Maurer, F. Fraundorfer, Y. Wang, X. X. Zhu , "Buildings Detection in VHR SAR Images Using Fully Convolution Neural Networks", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 57 , No. 2, PP. 1100 - 1116, Jan, 2018. IF: 5.63
(17.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , "Automatic Detection and Reconstruction of 2-D/3-D Building Shapes From Spaceborne TomoSAR Point Clouds", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 53 , No. 2, PP. 1292-1310, Jan, 2016. IF: 5.63
(18.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , "Robust Reconstruction of Building Facades for Large Areas Using Spaceborne TomoSAR Point Clouds", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 53 , No. 2, PP. 752-769, Jan, 2015. IF: 5.63
(19.) M. Schmitt, M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , "Reconstruction of Individual Trees from Multi-Aspect TomoSAR Data", Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 165 , No. -, PP. 175-185, Jan, 2015. IF: 8.218
(20.) X. X. Zhu, N. Ge, M. Shahzad , "Joint Sparsity in SAR Tomography for Urban Mapping", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Vol. 9 , No. 8, PP. 1498-1509, Jan, 2015. IF: 6.688
(21.) X. X. Zhu, M. Shahzad , "Facade Reconstruction Using Multiview Spaceborne TomoSAR Point Clouds", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 52 , No. 6, PP. 3541-3552, Jan, 2014. IF: 5.63

Conference

(1.) S. A. Khan, Y. Shi, M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , "FGCN: Deep Feature-Based Graph Convolutional Network for Semantic Segmentation of Urban 3D Point Clouds", Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops, Jun, 2020, Seattle, Washington , USA.
(2.) N. Pervaiz, M. M. Fraz, M. Shahzad , "Hierarchical Refined Local Associations for Robust Person Re-Identification", Proceedings of the Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Industry (ICRAI), Oct, 2019, NUST , Pakistan.
(3.) F. Kamran, M. Shahzad, F. Shafait , , "Automated Military Vehicle Detection from Low-Altitude Aerial Images", Proceedings of the Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Dec, 2018, Canberra , Australia.
(4.) S. Batool, M. Z. Ali, M. Shahzad, M. M. Fraz , , "End to End Person Re-Identification for Automated Visual Surveillance", Proceedings of the third IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Applications and Systems (IPAS 2018), Dec, 2018, Inria Sophia Antipolis , France.
(5.) R. M. S. Bashir, M. Shahzad, M. M. Fraz , , "DUPL-VR: Deep Unsupervised Progressive Learning for Vehicle Re-Identification", Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Nov, 2018, Las Vegas , United States.
(6.) I. Khurram, M. M. Fraz, M. Shahzad , , "Detailed sentence generation architecture for image semantics description", Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Nov, 2018, Las Vegas , United States.
(7.) W. Ansar, M M Fraz, M Shahzad , , "Two Stream Deep CNN-RNN Attentive Pooling Architecture for Video-based Person Re-Identification", Proceedings of the 23rd Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, Nov, 2018, Madrid , Spain.
(8.) M.Shahzad, M. Maurer, F. Fraundorfer, Y. Wang, X. X. Zhu , , "Extraction of buildings in vhr SAR images using fully convolution neural networks", Proceedings of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Jul, 2018, Valencia , Spain.
(9.) M. Badar, M. Shahzad, M. M. Fraz , , "Simultaneous Segmentation of Multiple Retinal Pathologies Using Fully Convolutional Deep Neural Network", Proceedings of the Medical Image Understanding and Analysis, Jan, 2018, Southampton , United Kingdom.
(10.) Y. Sun, M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Building Height Estimation in Single SAR image using OSM building footprints", Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Mar, 2017, Dubai , United Arab Emirates.
(11.) M. Schmitt, M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Forest remote sensing on the individual tree level by airborne millimeterwave SAR", Proceedings of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016, Beijing, China, Jan, 2016, Beijing , China.
(12.) Y. Sun, M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "First prismatic building model reconstruction from TomoSAR point clouds", Proceedings of the XXIII ISPRS Congress 2016, Prague, Czech Republic , Jan, 2016, Prague , Czech Republic.
(13.) X. X. Zhu, N. Ge, M. Shahzad , , "Exploiting Group Sparsity in SAR Tomography", Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar and Remote Sensing (CoSeRa) , Jan, 2016, Pisa , Italy.
(14.) X. X. Zhu, N. Ge, M. Shahzad , , "Group Sparsity in SAR Tomography – Experiments on TanDEM-X Data Stacks", Proceedings of the 16th International Radar Symposium (IRS), Jan, 2016, Dresden , Germany.
(15.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu, R. Bamler , , "Façade structure reconstruction using spaceborne TomoSAR point clouds", Proceedings of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Jan, 2016, Munich , Germany.
(16.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Reconstruction of building footprints using spaceborne TomoSAR point clouds", Proceedings of the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015, ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume II-3/W5, 2015, Jan, 2015, La Grande Motte , France.
(17.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Detection Of Buildings In Spaceborne TomoSAR Point Clouds Via Hybrid Region Growing And Energy Minimizatison Technique", Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Conference (JURSE), Jan, 2015, Lausanne , Switzerland.
(18.) M. Shahzad, M. Schmitt, X. X. Zhu , , "Segmentation and crown parameter extraction of individual trees in an airborne TomoSAR point cloud", Proceedings of the PIA15+HRIGI15 – Joint ISPRS conference, International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-3/W2, 2015, Jan, 2015, Munich , Germany.
(19.) X. X. Zhu, Y. Wang, M. Shahzad, R. Bamler , , "Spaceborne TomoSAR and Beyond: From SAR Image Stacks to Objects", Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar (EUSAR), Jan, 2014, Berlin , Germany.
(20.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Reconstructing 2-D/3-D Building Shapes From Spaceborne Tomographic SAR Point Clouds", Proceedings of the Photogrammetric Computer Vision (PCV), International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Technical Commission III Symposium, Jan, 2014, , Switzerland.
(21.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Automatic Large Area Reconstruction of Building Facades from Spaceborne TomoSAR Point Clouds", Proceedings of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Jan, 2014, Quebec , Canada.
(22.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Reconstruction of Building Facades Using Spaceborne Multiview TomoSAR Point Clouds", Proceedings of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Jan, 2013, Melbourne , Australia.
(23.) X. X. Zhu, M. Shahzad, Y. Wang, R. Bamler , , "Tomographic Urban Imaging Using TerraSAR-X High Resolution Spotlight Data Stacks", Proceedings of the ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013, Jan, 2013, Edinburgh , United Kingdom.
(24.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Robust Building Facade Reconstruction from Spaceborne TomoSAR Points", Proceedings of the CMRT13 - City Models, Roads and Traffic 2013 - ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Jan, 2013, Antalya , Turkey.
(25.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "Building façades reconstruction using multi-view tomosar point clouds", Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Jan, 2013, Sao Paulo , Brazil.
(26.) M. Shahzad, X. X. Zhu , , "From TomoSAR Point Clouds to Objects: Facade Reconstruction", Proceedings of the Tyrrhenian Workshop on Advances in Radar and Remote Sensing (TyWRRS), Jan, 2012, Naples , Italy.
(27.) M. B. Malik, A. Hasan, N. ur Rehman, M. Shahzad , , "State-space recursive least squares based object tracking", Proceedings of the 8th International Multitopic Conference INMIC 2004, Jan, 2004, , Pakistan.

Assistant Professor , School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
October 2016 - Present



Courses taught at SEECS
UG Courses:

CS370 Artificial Intelligence (3+1)

CS250 Data Structures & Algorithms (3+1)

EE433 Digital Image Processing (3+1)

CS474 Computer Vision (2+1)

 

PG Courses:

CS878 Deep Learning (3+0)

CS862 Advanced Image Processing (3+0)

RM898 Research Methodology (2+0)