Dr. Majida Kazmi

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

My research interests are in the areas of Digital Systems Design, Computer vision and Artificial Intelligence

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

 

Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) with specialization in Digital Systems Design and Digital Image Processing, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan, 2017

ME (Electrical Engineering), NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan, 2008

BE (Electrical Engineering), NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan, 2005

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant Professor, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan (March 2018 to date)

Senior Assistant Professor, Bahria University Karachi Campus (Jan 2018 to March 2018)

Research Scholar and Teacher Assistant, PNEC, NUST (Aug 2011 to May 2017)

Lecturer, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan (Dec 2007 to Dec 2009)

Lab Engineer, Usman Institute of Technology, Karachi, Pakistan (June 2007 to Dec 2007)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. Member, Industrial Advisory Board, CIS, NED University (2021 to date)
  2. Member, Board of Review, Students Affairs NED University (2019 to date)
  3. HEC approved Supervisor, Ref. HEC/HRD/ASA/2021/88071
  4. Supervisor (02) PhD NED University
  5. GEC member for (02) PhD students in SSUET
  6. GEC member for (02) PhD students in PNEC, NUST.
  7. Supervised four (03) Masters ISP NED University.
  8. Reviewer in Springer Nature Applied Sciences Journal (2019 to date)
  9. Reviewer in Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research (ETASR) (2021 to date)
  10. Organized as Chair Printing and local arrangements “First NED Women conference”, 20-21 Dec 2019
  11. Organized as Program Secretary “34th All Pakistan IEEEP Students Seminar” (IEEEPSS34-2019)
  12. Organized “First International Conference on Carbon Neutral Built Environment”- 20 and 21 December 2018
  13. Organized as Program Secretary “First International Conference on 4th Industrial Revolution” (IC4IR-2018)
  14. Merit scholarship from NUST for PhD studies.
  15. Served as technical program committee in 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication 2013 (IEEE-IC4-2013)
  16. Served as technical program committee in 32nd IEEEP National Engineering Students Competition 2017 (NESC'17)

 

RECENT UG FINAL YEAR PROJECTS

 

  1. Grains Analyzer
  2. Crop health monitoring using ML
  3. AI enabled DME diagnosis using OCT images
  4. Artificial Intelligence based efficient vehicle classification system for intelligent transportation system
  5. A real time system for fruit grading and quality management
  6. Automated diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy on FPGA
  7. Software defined Camera
  8. Machine vision system for bottle defects detection
  9. Aqua culture system
  10. Building management system
  11. Invisible watermarking for protection of digital Holy Quran
  12. Artificial Intelligence based Urdu Ligatures Segmentation on FPGA

 

FUNDED PROJECTS

 

  1. CONSOLE: Machine vision based industrial Inspection system for quality assurance, TTSF HEC worth 9.001 million PKR as Project Principal Investigator in collaboration with Procter and Gamble, Pakistan, (ongoing project).
  2. Artificial intelligence as a pathway to reduce industrial Downtime cost through hybrid predictive maintenance (ADVICE), NCAI-RF worth 13.16 million PKR as Project Principal Investigator in collaboration with Matco Foods, Pakistan (ongoing project)
  3. A-Eye Diagnostics, worth 1 million PKR as Project Principal Investigator in collaboration with Dr. Rehman Siddiqui (Director of Retina Services, Aga Khan Hospital), Pakistan (ongoing project)
  4. CNN based Efficient Urdu OCR on FPGA, Independent Research Project from NED worth 1 million PKR as Project Principal Investigator (Completed)
  5. Thar Karachi Student Mobility Campaign for reducing Carbon footprint – HEC Social Integration Program, HEC Funding 0.5 million PKR (Completed)
  6. Hira Foundation School Robotics and STEM program, HFS Funding 0.6 million PKR, as Co-Principal Investigator (Completed)
  7. Efficient Fruit Grading System, NEDAASC funding 2018-2019, as Project Supervisor (0.1 million PKR, Completed)
  8. A Machine Vision based Industrial Inspection System for Bottle Defects, NEDAASC funding 2019-2020 as Project Supervisor (0.1 million PKR, Completed)
  9. FPGA based system for automated diagnosis of Retinopathy", Ignite funding 2018-2019 as Project Supervisor (75,000 PKR, Completed)
  10. Ligature segmentation for Urdu OCR on FPGA", Ignite funding 2019-2020 as Project Supervisor (70,000 PKR, Completed)
  11. IoT based Aquaculture Monitoring", Ignite funding 2019-2020 as Project Supervisor (78,000 PKR, Completed)

 

 

BOOK

     1. M. Hashir, M. Kazmi, H. R. Khan, S. A. Qazi, STEM and DIY Robotics Curriculum, A Teachers’ Manual, 2020

 

 

LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

ISI Indexed Journal:

 

  1. Fareeha Sameen, Abdul Momin Kazi, Majida Kazmi, Munir A Abbasi, Saad Ahmed Qazi1 and Lampros K Stergioulas “Improving Routine Immunization Coverage through Optimally Designed Predictive Models” in Computers, Materials & Continua, ISSN: 1546-2218, [ISI indexed journal IF=4.89]
  2. Syed Wali, Muhammad Hassan ul Haq, Majida Kazmi and Saad Ahmed Qazi “An End-to-End Machine Learning based Unified Architecture for Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring” in Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research [ESCI, HEC recognized journal]
  3. Hashim Raza Khan, Abul Hasan, Majida Kazmi, Muhammad Nabeel Fayyaz, Hamza Khalid, Saad Ahmed Qazi, “A Holistic Approach to Urdu Language Word Recognition Using Deep Neural Network”, in Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, Available online [ESCI, HEC recognized journal]
  4. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Hashim Raza Khan, Saad Ahmed Qazi and Lampros Stergioulas, "Resource-Efficient Image Buffer Architecture for Neighborhood Processors," in IEEE Access, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3025344 [ISI indexed journal IF=3.6]
  5. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Pervez Akhtar “A Pareto-Optimal Multi-filter Architecture on FPGA for Image Processing Applications. Circuits Syst Signal Process 38, 4762–4786 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00034-019-01083-4 [ISI indexed journal IF=1.998]
  6. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Pervez Akhtar “An efficient and compact row buffer architecture on FPGA for real-time neighborhood image processing”. J Real-Time Image Proc 16, 1845–1858 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11554-017-0690-7, [ISI indexed IF=2.01]
  7. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Pervez Akhtar, Nassar Ikram “A Low Cost Structurally Optimized Design for Diverse Filter Types” PLoS ONE, (2016) [ISI indexed journal IF=2.87]
  8. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Pervez Akhtar, Dur-e-shahwar Kundi “FPGA Based Compact and Efficient Full Image Buffering for Neighborhood Operations” Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering (AECE), vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 95-104, (2015) [ISI indexed journal IF=0.59]
  9. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Pervez Akhtar, Nassar Ikram “A FPGA based Reconfigurable 2D Filter Architecture for Biomedical Image Preprocessing” Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1-10, (2016) [ISI indexed journal]
  10. Dur-e-Shahwar Kundi, Arshad Aziz, Majida Kazmi “An Efficient Single Unit T-box/Tinverse- box Implementation for 128-bit AES on FPGA” Wiley Journal of Security Communication Networks, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1725-1731 (2015). [ISI indexed journal IF=1.06]
  11. Zareen Tabasum, Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz and Saad Qazi “A Robust Wavelet Based Digital Image Watermarking Technique Using FPGA” Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering Technology (MUJSE), vol. 29, no. 4, 2015 [ESCI, HEC recognized journal]
  12. Razia Maroof, Pervez Akhtar, Majida Kazmi “Performance Comparison of LRBAC Method with DRLSE for the Segmentation of Tumors in MRI Images” Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering Technology (MUJSE), vol. 29, no. 4, 2015 [ESCI, HEC recognized journal]

Book Chapter:

  1. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Pervez Akhtar, Nassar Ikram “A FPGA Based Two Level Optimized Local Filter Design for High-Speed Image Processing Applications” Advances in Information and Communication Technology, part 2, Vol 538 of the series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp 19-30, 2016, [Springer Book Chapter]

 

Conferences:

  1. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Pervez Akhtar, Aliza Maftun and Wasay Bin Afaq “Medical image denoising based on adaptive thresholding in contourlet domain” 5th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, Chongqing, China 2012, pp. 313-318.
  2. Quratulain, Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz “FPGA Based Secure Architecture for Medical Imaging” IEEE 8th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences Technologies (IBCAST 2011) 10-13 January 2011 Pakistan.
  3. Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, Pervez Akhtar “Secure Transfer of Digital Images DICOM” 25th IEEEP Annual Multi-topic International Symposium (SIMTS-2010), 17-18 March 2010 Pakistan.

Submitted in ISI indexed Journals:

 

  1. Majida Kazmi, Hashim Raza Khan, Lubaba, Hashir Bin Khalid and Saad Ahmed Qazi “Machine Learning based Optimal Short-term Electricity Load Forecasting for Higher Educational Institutions” Energy Reports Elsevier [IF=3.595]
  2. Hashim Raza Khan, Majida Kazmi, Lubaba, Abul Hasan, Hahir bin Khalid, Saad Ahmed Qazi and Lampros Stergioulas “Development of an efficient architecture of Energy Monitoring System” IEEE Access [IF=3.5745]
  3. Hashim Raza Khan, Majida Kazmi, Haris Bin Ashraf, Muhammad Hashir Bin Khalid, Abul Hasan, and Saad Ahmed Qazi “Single Phase Isolated AC-DC PFC Cuk Converter Supply for an IoT enabled BLDC Ceiling Fan with sensor less speed control based on FOC” Electronics MDPI [IF=2.110]
  4. Muhammad Faris, Tariq Javid, Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, “Segmented Multistage Reconstruction of Magnetic Resonance Images” Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering [IF=1.102]
  5. Syeda Nashra Raza, Majida Kazmi, Arshad Aziz, “Hardware Implementation of Image Enhancement Technique for Biometrics” in Computers, Materials & Continua, [IF=4.89]
  6. Majida Kazmi, Samreen Habib, Saad Hayat, Arshad Aziz, Lubaba and Saad Ahmed Qazi “An invisible watermarking technique for digital Quran” Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, [IF=1.711]