Dr. Muhammad Waqas Anwar
Head of Department / Associate Professor, Computer Science
Area of Interest: Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

I, Dr. Muhammad Waqas Anwar is currently working as Associate Professor in the department of computer science, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus. I graduated from Hamdard University in 2001 and joined CUI as Lecturer in 2002. After 2.5 years, I proceeded for PhD from Harbin Institute of Technology. P.R.China and accomplished my research work in the field of Artificial Intelligence and specifically Natural Language Processing.

Teaching Resources

Publications:

Book Chapters:
1. S. Naz, M. I. Razzak, K. Hayat, Waqas Anwar, S. Z. Khan (2014), "Challenges in Baseline Detection of Arabic Script Based Languages", Intelligent Systems for Science and Information Studies in Computational Intelligence, edited by: Liming Chen,Supriya Kapoor,Rahul Bhatia, published by: Springer, pp: 181-196, Standard: 978-3-319-04701-0   
Journal Papers:
1. Muhammad Mushtaq , Rizwan ul Haq , Waqas Anwar (2021), "A computational study of suppression of sharp wave ripple complexes by controlling calcium and gap junctions in pyramidal cells", BIOENGINEERED, pp: 2603–2615, Vol: 12, Issue: 1, ISSN: 2165-5987, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21655979.2021.1936894, Impact Factor: 3.269   
2. Romila Aziz, Muhammad Waqas Anwar, M. H. Jamal, U. I. Bajwa (2021), "A hybrid model for spelling error detection and correction for Urdu language", Neural Computing and Applications, Impact Factor: 5.606   
3. Haseeb Younis, Muhammad Waqas Anwar, Muhammad U. G. Khan, A. Sikandar, U.I.Bajwa (2021), "A New Sequential Forward Feature Selection (SFFS) Algorithm for Mining Best Topological and Biological Features to Predict Protein Complexes from Protein–Protein Interaction Networks (PPINs)", Interdiscip Sci Comput Life Sci, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12539-021-00433-8, Impact Factor: 2.233   
4. R.Maqsood, U.I.Bajwa, G. Saleem, R. H. Raza, Muhammad Waqas Anwar (2021), "Anomaly recognition from surveillance videos using 3D convolution neural network", Multimedia Tools Applications, ISSN: 1573-7721, Impact Factor: 2.757   
5. S. Riaz, Muhammad Waqas Anwar, I. Riaz (2021), "Multiscale Image Dehazing and Restoration: An Application for Visual Surveillance", Computers, Materials & Continua, Impact Factor: 3.772   
6. Rafiq, M., Bajwa, U.I., Gilanie, G, Muhammad Waqas Anwar (2021), "Reconstruction of scene using corneal reflection", Multimedia Tools Applications, ISSN: 1380-7501, Impact Factor: 2.757   
7. G. Gilanie, U.I. Bajwa, M. M. Waraich, Muhammad Waqas Anwar (2021), "Risk-free WHO grading of astrocytoma using convolutional neural networks from MRI images", Multimedia Tools Applications, pp: 4295–4306, Vol: 80, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-020-09970-8, Impact Factor: 2.757   
8. Samia Riaz, Muhammad Waqas Anwar, I. Riaz, Y. Nam, M.A. Khan (2021), "Visibility Restoration Using Generalized Haze-Lines", Information Technology and Control, pp: 188-207, Vol: 50, Issue: 1, Standard: 1392-124X, Impact Factor: 0.905   
9. Misba Sikarndar ; Waqas Anwar ; A. Almogren, Ikram Ud Din, N.Guizani (2020), "IoMT-Based Association Rule Mining for the Prediction of Human Protein Complexes", IEEE Access, pp: 6226 - 6237, Vol: 8, Standard: 2169-3536, Impact Factor: 3.745   
10. S. Alam, U.I.Bajwa, N. Haq, N. Ratyal Waqas Anwar (2020), "Skin Disease Classification using Neural Network", Current Medical Imaging, pp: 711 - 719, Vol: 16, Issue: 6, Standard: 1573-4056, Impact Factor: 0.812   
11. M.T.Chaudhary. M. H. Jamal. Waqas Anwar, M. Salman (2020), "Thermal-benchmarking for cloud hosting green data centers", Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, Vol: 25, Impact Factor: 2.798   
12. A.Sikandar, Waqas Anwar, M.Sikandar (2019), "Combining Sequence Entropy and Subgraph Topology for Complex Prediction in Protein Protein Interaction (PPI) Network", Current Bioinformatics, pp: 516 - 523, Vol: 14, Issue: 6, Standard: 1574-8936, Impact Factor: 1.198   
13. R. Irfan, Z. Rehman, A. Abro, Camelia Chira , Waqas Anwar (2019), "Ontology Learning in Text Mining for Handling Big Data in Healthcare Systems", Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, pp: 649-661, Vol: 9, Issue: 4, Standard: 2156-7018, Impact Factor: 0.659   
14. U.I. B, A.A.Shah, Waqas Anwar, (2018), "Computer-Aided Detection (CADe) System for Detection of Malignant Lung Nodules in CT Slices - a Key for Early Lung Cancer Detection", Current Medical Imaging Reviews, pp: 422-429, Vol: 14, Issue: 3, Standard: 1573-4056, Impact Factor: 1.059   
15. A.Sikandar ; Waqas Anwar ; U.I.Bajwa ; X.Wang, M.Sikandar (2018), "Decision Tree Based Approaches for Detecting Protein Complex in Protein Protein Interaction Network (PPI) via Link and Sequence Analysis", IEEE Access, pp: 22108-22120, Vol: 6, Standard: 1531-1309, Impact Factor: 3.557   
16. Muhammad A.H.N., M.Majdinasab,U.Latif, M.Nasir, G.Gokce, Waqas Anwar. A.Hayat (2018), "Development of a disposable electrochemical sensor for detection of cholesterol using differential pulse voltammetry", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, pp: 398-405, Vol: 159, Standard: 0731-7085, Impact Factor: 2.831   
17. N. Khan, Waqas Anwar, U. I. Bajwa, F.Ahmad (2017), "Statistical machine translation of Indian languages: a survey", Journal of Neural Computing and Applications, Vol: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-017-3206-2, Standard: 0941-0643, Impact Factor: 4.213   
18. S. Raj, Z. Rehman, S. Rauf, R. Siddique, Waqas Anwar (2015), "An Artificial Neural Network Approach for Sentence Boundary Disambiguation in Urdu Language Text", The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, pp: 395-400, Vol: 12, Issue: 4, Standard: 1683-3198, Impact Factor: 0.582   
19. Lin Yao, Hong Liu, Yi Liu, Xinxin Li, Waqas Anwar (2015), "Biomedical Named Entity Recognition based on Deep Neutral Network", International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology, pp: 279-288 , Vol: 8, Issue: 8, Standard: 1738-9968   
20. E.U.Munir, S.Ijaz, S. Ahmad, A.N. Khan, Waqas Anwar (2015), "Novel Approaches for Scheduling Task Graphs in Heterogeneous Distributed Computing Environment", The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, pp: 270-277, Vol: 12, Issue: 3, Standard: 1683-3198, Impact Factor: 0.582   
21. Salah-ud-Din Ayubi, U.I.Bajwa, Waqas Anwar (2015), "Super-Resolution Based Enhancement of Cardiac MR Images", Current Medical Imaging Reviews,, pp: 105-113, Vol: 11, Issue: 2, Standard: 1573-4056, Impact Factor: 1.059   
22. S.A.Khan, Waqas Anwar, U.I.Bajwa, X. Wang (2015), "Template Based Affix Stemmer for a Morphologically Rich Language", The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, pp: 146-154, Vol: 12, Issue: 2, Standard: 1683-3198, Impact Factor: 0.582   
23. Zili Zhang, Xuan Wang, Waqas Anwar, and Zoe L. Jiang (2014), "A Comparison of Moments-based Logo Recognition Methods", Abstract and Applied Analysis, Vol: 2014, Issue: Article ID 854516, Standard: 1085-3375, Impact Factor: 1.274   
24. A. Sadiq, F.Ahmad, S.A. Khan, J.Carlos, T. Naz, Waqas Anwar (2014), "Modeling and analysis of departure routine in Air Traffic Control based on Petri Net", Journal of Neural Computing and Applications, pp: 1099-1109, Vol: 25, Issue: 5, Standard: 0941-0643, Impact Factor: 1.763   
25. S. Naz, K, Hayat, M.I. Razzak, Waqas Anwar, S. A. Madani, S. U. Khan (2014), "The Optical Character Recognition of Urdu-like Cursive Scripts", Pattern Recognition, pp: 1229-1248, Vol: 47, Issue: 3, Standard: 0031-3203, Impact Factor: 2.632   
26. U.I.Bajwa. I.A.Taj, Waqas Anwar, X. Wang (2013), "A Multifaceted Independent Performance Analysis of Facial Subspace Recognition Algorithms", PLoS ONE, pp: e56510, Vol: 8, Issue: 2, Standard: 1932-6203, Impact Factor: 4.092   
27. .Ijaz, E.U.Munir, Waqas Anwar, W.Nisar (2013), "Efficient Scheduling Strategy for Task Graphs in Heterogeneous Computing Environment", The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, pp: 486-492, Vol: 10, Issue: 5, Standard: 1683-3198, Impact Factor: 0.39   
28. Zobia Rehman, Waqas Anwar, U.I.Bajwa,.X. Wang (2013), "Morpheme Matching Based Text Tokenization for a Scarce Resourced Language", PLoS ONE, pp: e68178, Vol: 8, Issue: 8, Standard: 1932-6203, Impact Factor: 4.092   
29. L. Xinxin, X. Wang, Waqas Anwar (2013), "Simple Semi-supervised Learning for Chinese Word Segmentation and Pos Tagging", Information Technology Journal, pp: 5955-5961, Vol: 12, Issue: 20   
30. U.I.Bajwa. I.A.Taj, Waqas Anwar (2012), "A Unified Classifier for Robust Face Recognition Based on Combining Multiple Subspace Algorithms", Optics Communications, pp: 4324-2332, Vol: 285, Issue: 21-22, Standard: 0030-4018, Impact Factor: 1.486   
31. Zobia Rehman, Waqas Anwar (2012), "Hybrid Approach for Urdu Sentence Boundary Disambiguation", The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, pp: 250-255, Vol: 9, Issue: 3, Standard: 1683-3198, Impact Factor: 0.582   
Conference Papers:
1. Shahid Iqbal, M.U.S.Khan, Waqas Anwar (2020) "English to Urdu: Optimizing Sequence Learning in Neural Machine Translation", 3rd International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (iCoMET), Standard: 978-1-7281-4970-7   
2. Fatima Riaz ; Muhammad Waqas Anwar ; H.Muqades (2020) "Maximum Entropy based Urdu Named Entity Recognition ", International Conference on Engineering and Emerging Technologies (ICEET), Standard: 978-1-7281-4581-5   
3. Usman Mohy Ud Din, Waqas Anwar and G. A. Mallah (2020) "Maximum Entropy Based Urdu Part of Speech Tagging", International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications, Standard: 978-981-15-5231-1   
4. Tayyaba Fatima, Raees Ul Islam, Muhammad Waqas Anwar (2018) "Morphological and Orthographic Challenges in Urdu Language Processing: A Review", 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, pp: 44-51, Standard: 979-10-95546-24-5   
5. F. Ahmad, A. Sadiq, A. M. M. Enríquez, A. Muhammad, Waqas Anwar, U.I Bajwa, M. Naseer (2017) "Component Based Architecture for the Control of Crossing Regions in Railway Networks", 16th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, pp: 540-545, Standard: 978-1-5386-1419-8   
6. Sabahat Mir, Safdar Zaman, Muhammad Waqas Anwar (2015) "Printed Urdu Nastalique Script Recognition Using Analytical Approach", 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, pp: 334-340, Standard: 978-1-4673-9666-0   
7. S.Naz, K.Hayat, M.I.Razzak, Waqas Anwar, H. Akbar (2013) "Arabic script based character segmentation: A review", 2013 World Congress on Computer and Information Technology, pp: 1-7, Standard: 978-1-4799-0462-4   
8. S.Naz, K.Hayat, M.I.Razzak, Waqas Anwar, H. Akbar (2013) "Arabic script based language character recognition: Nasta'liq vs Naskh analysis", 2013 World Congress on Computer and Information Technology (WCCIT), pp: 1-7, Standard: 978-1-4799-0462-4   
9. S.Naz, K.Hayat, M.I.Razzak, Waqas Anwar, H. Akbar (2013) "Challenges in Baseline Detection of Cursive Script Languages", Science and Information (SAI) Conference   
10. N Khan, Waqas Anwar, U.I Bajwa, N. Durrani (2013) "English to Urdu Hierarchical Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation", Proceedings of the IJCNLP-13 Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing, pp: 72-76   
11. S. Iqbal, Waqas Anwar, U.I. Bajwa, Z. Rehman (2013) "Urdu Spell Checking: Reverse Edit Distance Approach", Proceedings of the IJCNLP-13 Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP), Vol: 58-65   
12. S.A.Khan, Waqas Anwar, U.I.Bajwa, X. Wang (2012) "A Light Weight Stemmer for Urdu Language: A Scarce Resourced Language", Proceedings of the COLING-12, 3rd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP), pp: 69-78   
13. F. Jahangir, Waqas Anwar, U.I.Bajwa, X. Wang (2012) "N-gram and Gazetteer List Based Named Entity Recognition for Urdu: A Scarce Resourced Language", Proceedings of the COLING-12, 10th Workshop on Asian Language Resources (ALR)   
14. Sajjad A.Khan, Waqas Anwar,U.I.Bajwa (2011) "Challenges in Developing a Rule based Urdu Stemmer", Proceedings of the IJCNLP-11 Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP), pp: 46-51   
15. Zobia Rehman, Waqas Anwar, U.I.Bajwa (2011) "Challenges in Urdu Text Tokenization and Sentence Boundary Disambiguation", Proceedings of the IJCNLP-11 Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP), pp: 40-45   
16. F. Ahmad, Hejiao Huang, Wang Xiao-long,Waqas Anwar (2008) "A Technique for Generating the Reduces Reachability Graph of Petri Net Models", International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics   
17. Waqas Anwar, Xuan Wang, Lu Li, Xiao-long Wang (2007) "A Statistical Based Part-of-Speech tagger for Urdu Language", International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Standard: 978-1-4244-0972-3   
18. Xuan Wang, Lu-Li, Lin Yao, Waqas Anwar (2006) "A Maximum Entropy Approach to Chinese Pin Yin-To-Character Conversion", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Standard: 1-4244-0099-6   

Qualification

PhD
Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R.China
2004 to 2008
   

Experience

Associate Professor/Head of Department
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Mar 2021 to Date
   
Associate Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
2016 to 2021
   
Associate Professor/Head of Department
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
2013 to 2016
   
Associate Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
2012 to 2013
   
Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
2008 to 2012
   
Lecturer
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
2002 to 2008
   

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