Dr. Maria Waqas

Assistant Professor

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Department of Computer & Information Systems Engineering

NED University of Engineering & Technology

Contact No.: 92-21-99261261 (Ext: 2287)

E-mail: mariaw@neduet.edu.pk


Research Profile

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
  • Co-PI - National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing (December 2020 – date)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Computational Biology
  • Cytomorphic and Neuromorphic Hardware Design
  • Object Detection and Tracking
  • Electronic Integrated Circuit Deign
  • High Performance Computing
  • Deep Learning

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Muhammad Ali ismail, Maria Waqas, Mirza Muhammad Muzammil, Uzair Abid, Talha Zia, Water Body Detection and Boundary Area Calculation using an Enhanced Water Index - The Manchar Lake Case Study”, Journal of Water and Climate Change. (Accepted) [IF: 1.9]
  • Muhammad Ali Ismail, Maria Waqas, Farah Sadiq, “N-Body Simulation Inspired by Metaheuristics Optimization”, Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 1143-1155, 2022. [IF: 1.486]

  • Umar Iftikhar, Kashif Asrar, Maria Waqas, "Evaluating the Performance of Cryptographic Algorithms for IOT Based Devices", Journal of Engineering, Technology and Applied Science Research, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 7867-7874, 2021.

  • Maria Waqas, Mauizah Nasir, Adeel Hussain Samdani, Habiba Naz, Maheen Tanveer, “Customer Activity Recognition System using Image Processing”, International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 63-66, 2021.

  • Maria Waqas, Umar Iftikhar, Muhammad Safwan, Zain Ul Abidin, Ahmed Saud, “Smart Vehicle Parking Management System using Image Processing”, International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 161-166, 2021.
  • Shaheena Noor, Maria Waqas, Muhammad Imran Saleem and Humera Noor Minhas, "Automatic Object Tracking and Segmentation using Unsupervised SiamMask", IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 106550 – 106559, 2021. [IF: 4.098]
  • Umar Iftikhar, Kashif Asrar, Maria Waqas, Syed Abbas Ali, “Access Management using Knowledge Based Multi Factor Authentication in Information Security”, International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 119-124, 2021.
  • Maria Waqas, Muhammad Khurram, Rezaul Hasan, "Analog Electronic Circuits to Model Cooperativity in Hill Process", Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 39, no. 4, 678-685, 2020.
  • Maria Waqas, Muhammad Khurram, Rezaul Hasan, "Bio-cellular processes modeling on silicon substrate: receptor–ligand binding and Michaelis Menten reaction", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing (Springer), vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 329-340, 2017. [IF: 1.06]
  • Umar Iftikhar, Kashif Asrar, Maria Waqas, Syed Abbas Ali, “BOTNETs: A Network Security Issue -  From Definition to Detection and Prevention”, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Vol. 11, No. 11, 2020.
  • Ibshar Ishrat, Wajiha Muzaffar Ali, Sana Ghani, Sadia Sami, Maria Waqas and Fakhra Aftab, "Smart Door Lock System with Automation and Security", Science International, Lahore, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 73-76, 2017.

Teaching Profile

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching experience: 20 years

  • 2010 - date          Assistant Professor, Department of Computer & Information Systems Engineering

  • 2001 – 2009          Lecturer, Department of Computer & Information Systems Engineering

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate Level

  • Digital Logic Design

  • Microprocessor Based Systems Design

  • Computer Organization & Design

  • Data Structures & Algorithms

  • Database Management Systems

  • Computer Programming

  • Object Oriented Programming

  • Fundamentals of Computers Engineering

Post Graduate Level

  • Computing Essentials

  • Data Structures and Databases

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Neurocomputation

  • Advanced Algorithm Analysis

  • Machine Learning

TEACHING FEEDBACK

  • Course: CS-116 Object Oriented Programming (Undergraduate, Spring 2021), Score: 9.511

  • Course: Computer Programming (Undergraduate, Fall 2020), Score: 9.635

  • Course: CS-412 Data Structures and Databases (MS, DEIM, Fall 2020), Score: 9.778

  • Course: CS-116 Object Oriented Programming (Undergraduate, Spring 2020), Score: 9.288

  • Course: CS-115 Computer Programming (Undergraduate, Fall 2019), Score: 9.749

  • Course: CS-212 Computer Organization and Design (Undergraduate, Spring 2019), Score: 9.507

  • Course: CS-214 Digital Logic Design (Undergraduate, Fall 2018), Score: 9.642

  • Course: CS-212 Computer Organization and Design (Undergraduate, Spring 2018), Score: 9.619

RECENT UNDERGRADUATE FINAL YEAR PROJECTS

  • Automatic code generation for web front-end using artificial intelligence (2021)

  • Head movement and eyeball tracking using machine learning and computer vision (2021)

  • Real estate price predictor (2021)

  • Face image super resolution using machine learning (2021)

  • Vehicle parking management using image processing (2020)

  • Acoustic modelling using deep learning for Quran recitation assistance (2020)

  • Face image super resolution using machine learning (2020)

  • Modern-day BI based smart predictor (2020)

  • Sketch based image retrieval using convolution neural networking (2020)

  • Facial features analysis using deep learning (2020)

  • Intelligent behavior management system using machine learning (2019)

  • Personal GYM trainer (2019)

  • Customer activity recognition system using image processing  (2019)

  • Car driving simulator using virtual reality (2019)

  • Virtual reality realization of self-designed housing units (2019)

  • Augmented reality based text to 3D visualizer for kindergarten students (2018)


Administrative Profile

  • 2020 – date          Co-PI - National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing

  • 2019 - date          Member Board of Studies (CIS)

  • 2017 - date          OBE (Outcome Based Education) Coordinator

  • 2017 – date          Member Curriculum Review Committee (Undergraduate)

  • 2017 – date          In charge Computation Lab

  • 2013 – date          Undergraduate Coordinator

  • 2006 – 2014          In charge Logic Design & Switching Theory Lab

  • 2006 – 2018          Class Advisor


Personal Achievements

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • 2019          Ph.D., Computation Biology, NED University of Engineering & Technology

  • 2008          M. Engg., Computer Architecture & System Design, NED University of Engineering & Technology, CGPA 4.0

  • 2001          B.E., Computer Systems Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, 5th position

SKILLS

  • Programming                   C/C++, Python, Java, PHP, HTML, MySQL, Assembly Language (MIPS, 80XXX)

  • Operating Systems          Windows, Linux

  • Design Tools                     MATLAB, Cadence, Verilog, LabVIEW, NI Multisim

  • Documentation                 Microsoft Office, LaTex

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Awarded NEDAASC best Publication Award 2017

  • Awarded MoST funding during Ph.D. worth Rs. 2.3 million

  • Member Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) – Professional Engineer

  • Maintained a CGPA of 4.0 (out of 4.0) in postgraduate engineering education.

  • Ranked among the top 10% throughout the four years during undergraduate engineering education.

  • Received NED University Scholarship on securing 3nd position in Third Year of engineering.

  • Received Karachi Board of Intermediate Scholarship for getting 2nd position among females and 3rd overall in Higher Secondary Education.