DR. IMRAN AHMAD
School of Computer Science
University of Windsor

Research

Research Interests

  • Image and Video Retrievals
  • Image and Video Analysis
  • Multimedia Systems
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
Sample Publications

Journal Publications
  • Naimul M. Khan, Riadh Ksantini, Imran Shafiq Ahmad and Ling Guan, "SN-SVM: a Sparse Nonparametric Support Vector Machine Classifier", Journal of Signal, Video and Image Processing (SIViP), Vol. 08, No. 08, Nov., pp. 1625 – 1637, 2014.
  • Almas Abbasi, Woo Chaw Seng and Imran Shafiq Ahmad, "Multi Block Image Watermarking Using Genetic Programming In Wavelet Domain", International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), Vol. 11, No. 06, Nov. pp. 582 – 589, 2014.
  • Naimul M. Khan, Riadh Ksantini, Imran Shafiq Ahmad and Ling Guan, "Covariance-guided One-Class Support Vector Machine", Pattern Recognition, Vol. 47, No. 06, Jun., pp. 2165 – 2177, 2014.
  • Naimul M. Khan and Imran Shafiq Ahmad, "An Efficient Signature Representation for Retrieval of Spatially Similar Images". Signal, Video and Image Processing (SIViP), Vol. 6, No. 01, pp. 55 - 70, 2012.
  • Naimul M. Khan, Riadh Ksantini, Imran Shafiq Ahmad, and Boubakeur Boufama, "A Novel SVM + NDA Model for Classification with an Application to Face Recognition". Pattern Recognition, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 66 - 79, 2012.
  • Riadh Ksantini, Boubakeur Boufama and Imran Shafiq Ahmad, " A New KSVM + KFD Model for Improved Classification and Face Recognition". Journal of Multimedia, Vol. 06, No. 01, pp. 39 - 47, 2011.
  • Imran Shafiq Ahmad, "Text-based Image Indexing and Retrieval using Formal Concept Analysis". Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Vol. 02, No. 03, pp. 150-170, 2008.
  • Xiaoliu Chen and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "Shape-based Image Retrieval using k-means Clustering and Neural Networks". In Advances in Image Video Technology , Springer LNCS 4872, pp. 893-904, 2007.
  • Imran Ahmad and William I. Grosky, "Indexing and Retrieval of Images by Spatial Constraints". Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 291-320, 2003.
  • Imran Ahmad and William I. Grosky, "Spatial Similarity-Based Retrievals in Image Databases", Journal of Computer Science and Information Management, Vol. 02, No. 02, pp. 1-10, 1999.
  • Farshad Fotouhi, Imran Ahmad, William Grosky and Abad A. Shah, "Temporal Object System (TOS)", Journal of Database Management, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 3-14, 1994.
  • Imran Ahmad , "Ring of UNIX Processes Using Named Pipes for Concurrency Studies", Michigan Academician, Vol. XXIV, No. 1/2, pp. 121-132, 1994.
Conference Publications
  • Pejman Habashi, Boubakeur Boufama and Imran Shafiq Ahmad, "The Bag of Micro-Movements for Human Activity Recognition", International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR 2015) LNCS 9164, Niagara Falls, Canada, Jul. 22 – 24, pp. 269-276, 2015.
  • Naimul M. Khan, Riadh Ksantini, Imran Shafiq Ahmad and Ling Guan, "Incorporating Covariance Information in One Class Support Vector Classification", 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Vancouver, May. 26 – 31, pp. 3352 – 3356, 2013.
  • Naimul M. Khan, Riadh Ksantini, Imran Shafiq Ahmad and Ling Guan, "A Sparse Support Vector Machine Classifier with Nonparametric Discriminants", International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2012), LNCS 7553, Switzerland, Sep. 11 – 14, pp. 330 – 338, 2012.
  • Syed Hamid Dezfoulian, Dan Wu and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "A Generalized Neural Network Approach to Mobile Robot Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance", 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-12), Jun. 26 - 29, 2012.
  • Riadh Ksantini, Boubakeur Boufama, Imran Shafiq Ahmad and Naimul Mefraz Khan, "A New Combined KSVM and KFD Model for Classification and Recognition", 5th ICDIM 2010, Jul. 05 - 08, 2010
  • Naimul Mefraz Khan, Riadh Ksantini, Imran Shafiq Ahmad and Boubakeur Boufama, "A New SVM + NDA Model for Improved Classification and Recognition", ICIAR 2010, Portugal, Jun. 21 - 23, pp. 127 - 136, 2010
  • Naimul Mefraz Khan and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "A New Signature for Quadtree based Image Matching", 7th MoMM2009, Dec. 14 - 16, pp. 20 - 27, 2009.
  • Nan Xing and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "Shape-based Image Retrieval", 7th MoMM 2009, Dec. 14 - 16, pp. 543 - 547, 2009.
  • Huajing Yao and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "Adaptive Foreground Segmentation Using Fuzzy Approach", 4th ICDIM 2009, Nov. 1 - 4, pp. 104 - 109, 2009.
  • Nan Xing and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "Shape-based Image Retrieval in Fuzzy Clustering Paradigm", FLAIRS-21, May 15 - 17, pp. 121 - 122, 2008.
  • Xiaoliu Chen and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "Shape-based Image Retrieval using k-means Clustering and Neural Networks", PSIVT 2007, Dec. 17-19, 2007, pp. 893-904, 2007.
  • Xiaoliu Chen and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "Neural Network-Based Shape Retrieval using Moment Invariants", FIT 2006, Dec. 20 - 21, 2006.
  • M. Khalid Khan, Aurangzeb Khan, Mohammad A. U. Khan and Imran Ahmad , "On-Line Signature Verification by Exploiting Inter-Feature Dependencies", ICPR 2006, Aug. 20 - 24, 2006.
  • Imran Ahmad and Muhammad Talal Ibrahim, "Image Classification and Retrieval using Correlation", CRV 2006, Jun. 7 - 9, 2006.
  • M. Ikram Ullah, Faraz Ahsan, Imran Ahmad A. F. M. Ishaq, "Analysis of File System Space Utilization Patterns in UNIX Based Volumes", IEEE - ICET 2005, Sep. 17 - 18, 2005, pp. 542 - 546.
  • Imran Ahmad, "SWAP the Filter", IADIS International Conference e-Society 2005, Jun. 27 - 30, 2005, pp. 677-679.
  • Imran Ahmad and Taek-Sueng Jang, "Old Fashion Text-based Image Retrieval using FCA", ICIP, Sep. 14-17, 2003. Vol. III, pp. 33-36.
  • Imran Ahmad, "Image Indexing and Retrieval using Moment Invariants", iiWAS2002, Sep. 10-12, 2002. pp. 93-104.
  • Imran Ahmad, "Content-Based Retrieval in RISC Environment", iiWAS2000, Sep. 26-28, 2000, pp. 317-329.
  • Imran Ahmad, "Content-based Search and Image Retrieval", FAIS, South Korea, Nov. 26, 1999, pp. 16-27.
  • Imran Ahmad and William I. Grosky, "Spatial Similarity-Based Retrievals and Image Indexing By Hierarchical Decomposition", IDEAS'97, Aug. 25-27, 1997, pp. 269-278.
  • Imran Ahmad and William I. Grosky, "Image Indexing and Spatial Similarity-Based Retrievals", Intl. Workshop on Multimedia Technology and Systems, Jun. 12-17, 1997, pp. 96-129.
  • William I. Grosky, Zhaowei Jiang and Imran Ahmad , "Structured Browsing of Image Databases", Intl. Workshop on Multimedia Information Systems and Hypermedia, Mar. 23-24, 1995, pp. 7-14.
  • Imran Ahmad, "Evolution and Adaptibility in Scientific Databases", 1995 (101th) Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Mar. 10-11, 1995.
Technical Reports
  • Naimul Mefraz Khan, Riadh Ksantini, Imran Shafiq Ahmad and Boubakeur Boufama, "A Novel SVM + NDA Model for Classification with an Application to Face Recognition", Technical Report 09-026, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON - Canada, Nov. 2009.
  • Naimul Mefraz Khan and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "A New Signature for Quadtree-based Image Matching", Technical Report 09-015, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON - Canada, Jun. 2009.
  • Huajing Yao and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "Adaptive Foreground Segmentation using Fuzzy Approach", Technical Report 09-013, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON - Canada, May. 2009.
  • Nan Xing and Imran Shafiq Ahmad , "Shape-based Image Retrieval in Fuzzy Clustering Paradigm", Technical Report 08-004, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON - Canada, Jan. 2008.
Research Grants
  • Tri-Success Grant Program, University of Windsor: 2010-11.
  • NSERC: 2004-09.
  • HEC - Pakistan: 2005-06.
  • HEC - Pakistan: 2004-05.
  • NSERC: 2000-04.
  • Faculty Development Grant, Western Connecticut State University, CT, USA: 1998
  • Dissertation Support Grant, Wayne State University, MI, USA: 1996