Dr. Allah Bux Sargano
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Area of Interest: Image processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Human Activity Recognition
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Dr. Allah Bux Sargana is serving as Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Lahore campus, Pakistan. He earned his PhD degree in computer science from Lancaster University, United Kingdom and MS degree in Computer Science from COMSATS university Islamabad, Pakistan. His PhD supervisor Prof. Angelov, is a Fellow of the IEEE, IET, and HEA, authored or co-authored 300 peer-reviewed publications, 6 patents, 3 research monographs (by Wiley, 2012 and Springer, 2002 and 2018) cited over 7600+ times with an h-index of 42 and i10-index of 123.

Dr. Sargana has 15 years of professional experience in teaching and research. His research interests broadly span the areas of machine leaning, image processing and computer vision, including but not limited to, human activity recognition, scene recognition, currency recognition, facial emotion recognition, and deep learning techniques for visual recognition. He has authored and co-authored more than 10 articles in international journals and conferences. He served as visiting researcher at Bournemouth University, United Kingdom. He has participated in more than a dozen international conferences held in USA, UK, Jordan, Switzerland, and Pakistan.

Funded Research and Development Projects 

  • Funding of PKR 200,000/- for Recognition and Verification System for Pakistani Paper Currency (PI).
  • Funding of FYP project under the NGIRI program of Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund). (Co-PI)
  • Fall 2020-Funding of FYP project under the NGIRI program of Ignite (Formerly National ICT R&D Fund). (PI)

Google Scholar Profile 

https://scholar.google.com.pk/citations?user=AA6T98kAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Teaching Resources

CSC455-Computer Vision:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/125W94qx2-1cW1rF9QY4OzsBvIRUTveso?usp=sharing

CSC241- Object Oriented Programming:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15L8GlS_b6kYVbqJ37-uEY9sztpByDt44?usp=sharing

 

 

Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. L You, X Yang, JJ Pan, TY Lee, S Bian, K Qian, Z Habib, AB Sargano, ... (2020), "Fast character modeling with sketch-based PDE surfaces", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Impact Factor: 2.60    (External URL)
2. A Mumtaz, A Bux Sargano, Z Habib (2020), "Fast Learning Through Deep Multi-Net CNN Model For Violence Recognition In Video Surveillance", The Computer Journal, Impact Factor: 1.077    (External URL)
3. AB Sargano, X Gu, P Angelov, Z Habib (2020), "Human action recognition using deep rule-based classifier", Multimedia Tools and Applications, pp: 1-15, Impact Factor: 2.60    (External URL)
4. Muhammad Sarfraz, Allah Bux Sargano, Nuhman Ul Haq (2019), "An intelligent system for paper currency verification using support vector machines", Scientia Iranica, pp: 59-71, Vol: 26, Issue: Special Issue on: Socio-Cognitive Engineering, Standard: 2345-3605, Impact Factor: 1.025    (External URL)
5. Allah Bux Sargano, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2017), "A comprehensive review on handcrafted and learning-based action representation approaches for human activity recognition", Applied Sciences, pp: 110, Vol: 7, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 1.726    (External URL)
6. Ubaid Ur Rahman, Allah Bux Sargano, Usama Ijaz Bajwa (2017), "Android-Based Verification System for Banknotes", Journal of Imaging, pp: 54, Vol: 3, Issue: 4    (External URL)
7. Allah Bux Sargano, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2016), "Human action recognition from multiple views based on view-invariant feature descriptor using support vector machines", Applied Sciences, pp: 309, Vol: 6, Issue: 10, Impact Factor: 1.726    (External URL)
8. Allah Bux Sargano, Muhammad Sarfraz, NuhmanUl Haq (2014), "An intelligent system for paper currency recognition with robust features", Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, pp: 1905-1913, Vol: 27, Issue: 4/2014, Standard: 1064-1246, Impact Factor: 0.936    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. MA Shoukat, AB Sargano, Z Habib, L You (2019) "An automatic cluster-based approach for depth estimation of single 2D images", 2019 13th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA), Island of Ulkulhas, Maldives.    (External URL)
2. Chaudhry et al. (2019) "Modelling and Simulation of Lily flowers using PDE Surfaces", 2019 13th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA), Island of Ulkulhas, Maldives    (External URL)
3. Syyam Noor ; Muhammad Hasham ; Zulfiqar Habib ; Allah Bux Saragano (2019) "Real-Time Rehabilitation and Fitness System using Depth Sensor", 2019 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan.   
4. MA Shoukat, AB Sargano, Z Habib, L You (2018) "Automatic Depth Estimation from Single 2D Image via Transfer Learning Approach", 2018 2nd European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Bern, Switzerland    (External URL)
5. A Mumtaz, AB Sargano, Z Habib (2018) "Violence Detection in Surveillance Videos with Deep Network Using Transfer Learning", 2018 2nd European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Bern, Switzerland    (External URL)
6. Allah Bux Sargano, Xiaofeng Wang, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2017) "Human action recognition using transfer learning with deep representations", International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), USA    (External URL)
7. Allah Bux Sargano, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2017) "Human Activity Recognition using Machine Learning Techniques ", FST Christmas Conference, Lancaster, UK   
8. Ghulam Farooque, Allah Bux Sargano, Imran Shafi, Waqar Ali (2016) "Coin Recognition with Reduced Feature Set SIFT Algorithm Using Neural Network", International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Pakistan    (External URL)
9. Allah Bux, Plamen Angelov, Zulfiqar Habib (2016) "Vision based human activity recognition: a review", 16TH Annual UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, Lancaster, UK    (External URL)
10. Allah Bux Sargano, Muhammad Sarfraz, NuhmanUl Haq (2013) "Robust Features and Paper Currency Recognition System", ICIT 2013 The 6th International Conference on Information Technology, Amman, Jordan    (External URL)

Qualification

PhD Computer Science
Lancaster University, United Kingdom
2014 to 2017
   
MS Computer Science
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
2009 to 2011
   
M.Sc. Computer Science
University of Sindh , Pakistan
2001 to 2002
   
B.Sc. Computer Science
University of Sindh , Pakistan
1998 to 2001
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Oct 2007 to Date
   

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