Faculty Ihtesham Ul Islam

Ihtesham Ul Islam

Associate Professor
  • Military College of Signals
  • 051927028

Dr. Ihtesham ul Islam is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Software Engineering, Military College of Signals -MCS, National University of Sciences and Technology-NUST, Pakistan. Dr. Ihtesham specializes in computer vision and AI research. He obtained his PhD in Computer & Control Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2015, his MS in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Myongji University Korea in 2009, and his BS in Computer Engineering from UET Peshawar, Pakistan in 2006. With over 15 years of experience, he has taught a wide range of subjects including Digital Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Data Structures & Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Computer Logic Design, Computer Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Microprocessor-based System design, Operating Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Signals & Systems, Machine Learning, Professional Practices, Software Design and Architecture, and Software Construction. His research interests include medical image and signal analysis, kinship recognition, face recognition, fingerprint recognition, multi-modal biometric recognition in the wild, crowd behavior modeling, and prediction analytics in healthcare. Dr. Ihtesham is actively involved in supervising research students, publishing impactful research papers, and participating in funded projects. He successfully completed the international project IBN@TEIN (worth 150K Euros) in 2023, focusing on AI applications in intelligent networks. This project was funded by Asi@Connect and involved collaboration with partners from Korea, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Pakistan. Currently, he serves as the principal investigator of AI-GDMP, an international research project (worth 13M PKR) granted by PHC Global Pakistan under its AI-SAROSH knowledge hub, funded by IDRC Canada. The project aims to improve maternal health with AI technologies.

Academic Background
PhD (Computer Vision And Artificial Intelligence) Polytechnic Institute of Turin March 05, 2012 - February 24, 2015
Honours and Awards
Multi-feature-based crowd video modeling for visual event detection August 01, 2021 Habib Ullah, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Mohib Ullah, Muhammad Afaq, Sultan Daud Khan, Javed Iqbal, Multimedia Systems - Volume 27, Pages 589-597
Fast Codebook Generation Using Pattern Based Masking Algorithm for Image Compression July 19, 2021 Muhammad Bilal, Zahid Ullah, Ihtesham Ul Islam, IEEE Access - Volume 9, Pages 98904-98915
Energy-efficient auto-scaling of virtualized network function instances based on resource execution pattern December 01, 2020 Asif Mehmood, Afaq Muhammad, Talha Ahmed Khan, Javier Jose Diaz Rivera, Javed Iqbal, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Wang-Cheol Song, Computers & Electrical Engineering - Volume 88, Article Number 106814
An efficient SDN‐based LTE‐WiFi spectrum aggregation system for heterogeneous 5G networks April 15, 2020 Khizar Abbas, Muhammad Afaq, Talha Ahmed Khan, Adeel Rafiq, Javed Iqbal, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Wang-Cheol Song, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies - Pages 1-16, Article Number e3943.
Towards 5G network slicing for vehicular ad-hoc networks: An end-to-end approach January 01, 2020 Muhammad Afaq, Javed Iqbal, Talha Ahmed , Ihtesham Ul Islam, Murad Khan, Muhammad Sohail Khan, Computer Communications - Volume 149, Pages 252-258
Energy loss prediction in nonoriented materials using machine learning techniques: A novel approach November 12, 2019 Mahmood Khan, Afaq Muhammad, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Javed Iqbal, Muhammad Shoaib, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies - Article Number e3797, Pages 1-7
Traffic priority based delay-aware and energy efficient path allocation routing protocol for wireless body area network October 01, 2019 Fasee Ullah, Zaka Ullah, Sheeraz Ahmad, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Saeed Ur Rehman, Javed Iqbal, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing - Volume 10, Pages 3775-3794
Spatio-temporal sEMG image enhancement and motor unit action potential (MUAP) detection: algorithms and their analysis October 01, 2019 Ihtesham ul Islam, Khalil Ullah, Muhammad Afaq, Muhammad Hasanain Chaudary, Muhammad Kashif Hanif, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing - Volume 10, Pages 3809-3819
Future of Big Data and Deep Learning for Wireless Body Area Networks December 31, 2018 Fasee Ullah, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Abdul Hanan Abdullah, Atif Khan, Book on Deep Learning: Convergence to Big Data Analytics - Chapter 5, Pages 53-77
Fusion of Color and Depth Information for Facial Recognition using a Multi Perspective Approach November 01, 2017 Mudassir Aman, Waqar Shah, Ihtesham ul Islam, Bilal Jan, Muhammad Amir, Bilal-ur-Rehman, Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences: Part A-Physical and Computational Sciences - Volume 54(4), Pages 365-374
Illumination normalization using independent component analysis and filtering June 15, 2017 Fawad Khan, Asif Khan, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Muhammad Uzair, Habib Ullah, Imaging Science Journal - Volume 65, No. 5, Pages 308-313
Geometric and Textural Cues for Automatic Kinship Verification February 09, 2015 Andrea Bottino, Tiago Figueiredo Vieira, Ihtesham Ul Islam, International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 29, No. 3, Article Number 1556001 (18 pages)
Robust multi-scale orientation estimation: Directional filter bank based approach September 01, 2014 Mohammad Asmat Ullah Khan, Khalil Ullah, Asif Khan, Ihtesham UlIslam, Applied Mathematics and Computation - Volume 242, Pages 814-824
Subclass discriminant analysis of morphological and textural features for hep-2 staining pattern classification July 01, 2014 Santa Di Cataldo, Andrea Bottino, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Tiago Figueiredo Vieira, Elisa Ficarra, Pattern Recognition - Volume 47, Issue 7, Pages 2389-2399
Unsupervised Cross-Domain Adaptation through Mutual Mean Learning and GANs for Person Re-identification February 22, 2023 - February 23, 2023 IHTESHAM UL ISLAM, QAZI MAZHAR UL HAQ, Leethar Yao, Bo-Yu Lin, 3rd IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2023
A multi-perspective holistic approach to Kinship Verification in the Wild May 04, 2015 - May 08, 2015 Andrea Bottino, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Tiago Figueiredo Vieira, 2015 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG)
The FG 2015 Kinship Verification in the Wild Evaluation May 04, 2015 - May 08, 2015 Jiwen Lu, Junlin Hu, Venice Erin Liong, Xiuzhuang Zhou, Andrea Bottino, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Tiago Figueiredo Vieira, Xiaoqian Qin, Xiaoyang Tan, Songcan Chen, Shahar Mahpod, Yosi Keller, Lilei Zheng, Khalid Idrissi, Christophe Garcia, Stefan Duffner, Atilla Baskurt, Modesto Castrillón-Santana, Javier Lorenzo-Navarro, 2015 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2015
Automatic verification of parent-child pairs from face images November 20, 2013 - November 23, 2013 Tiago Figueiredo Vieira, Andrea Bottino, Ihtesham Ul Islam, Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, CIARP 2013: Progress in Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis, Computer Vision, and Applications
ASST. PROF FAST NATIONAL UNIVERSITY January 15, 2009 - March 04, 2012
LECTURER UET PESHAWAR September 01, 2006 - March 01, 2007
Associate System Engineer Northwest Research March 02, 2006 - August 16, 2006