Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Control Systems

This domain deals with the design, construction and use of different robots. It also focuses on modeling and  simulation of dynamical systems.

Dr. AbuBakr, Lab Engineer Haji Ahmed, Lab Engineer Ali Zaidi

Signal and Image Processing

This domain focuses on the methods and techniques, to process and analyze signals e.g. audio,images, and video to perform useful operations such as signal enhancement, signal filtering, data compression and feature extraction. In feature extraction algorithms, important information can be extracted from signals for further processing. The feature extraction is the basis for computer vision and machine learning algorithms.

Dr Nauman Razzaq, Dr Adnan Saeed, Lec Aneeqa Ramzan, Lec Shahzad Hussain

Communication Systems and Networks

Communication system deals with the transmission of data/signal from source to destination via wired/wireless channel. This domain focuses on communication networks, digital communications, wireless communication, information theory, mobile communication, coding theory, wireless sensor networks, wireless channel modeling, and design and implementation of wired/wireless transceivers.

Dr. Abdullah Waqas, Lec Aneeqa Ramzan

Analog and Digital Integrated Circuits

Research in this domain covers the entire spectrum of analog, digital and mixed signal integrated circuits. Modern Digital ICs contains millions of transistors inside a single chip. It mainly focuses on IC design methodologies which include circuit design, synthesis, layout, and verification of integrated circuits using CAD software tools and also IC fabrication steps.

Dr Khalid and Lec Shahzad Hussain

RF and Microwave Engineering

RF/Analog System and Microwave Engineering research develop advanced technologies and systems using the electromagnetic properties of radiofrequency (RF) and microwaves. Research activities involved in this area aim to achieve practical solutions for current technologies, for example, wireless communications, RF circuits, and radio detection and ranging (radar) systems and remote sensing. It also includes Non-contact physiological signal monitoring, RF and digital beamforming, Human-aware localization, Remote sensing for human-machine interaction etc

Dr. Adnan Saeed

Power Systems and Power Electronics

Power electronics is the engineering study of converting electrical power from one form to another. At a world-wide average rate of 12 billion kilowatts every hour of every day of every year, more than 80% of the power generated is being reprocessed or recycled through some form of power electronic systems. A lot of energy is wasted during this power conversion process due to low power conversion efficiency. It is estimated that the power wasted in desktop PCs sold in one year is equivalent to seventeen 500MW power plants! It is therefore very important to improve the efficiency of these power conversion systems. It is estimated that with the widespread use of efficient and cost-effective power electronics technology, the world could see a 35% reduction in energy consumption.

Electric power systems are comprised of components that produce electrical energy and transmit this energy to consumers. A modern electric power system has mainly six main components: 1) power plants which generate electric power, 2) transformers which raise or lower the voltages as needed, 3) transmission lines to carry power, 4) substations at which the voltage is stepped down for carrying power over the distribution lines, 5) distribution lines, and 6) distribution transformers which lower the voltage to the level needed for the consumer equipment. The production and transmission of electricity is relatively efficient and inexpensive, although unlike other forms of energy, electricity is not easily stored, and thus, must be produced based on the demand

Lec Abdul Basit Taj, Sr. Lab Engineer Haji Ahmed, Lab Engineer Rizwan