Visual Object Detection: A Retrospective & Recent Trends


Dr. Muhammad Shahzad received B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, M.Sc. degree in autonomous systems (robotics) from the Bonn Rhein Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin, Germany, and his PhD degree on radar remote sensing & image anaylsis at the department of Signal Processing in Earth Observation (SiPEO), Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen (TUM), Munich, Germany in 2004, 2011 and 2016 respectively. His PhD topic was automatic 3-D reconstruction of objects from point clouds retrieved from spaceborne synthetic-aperture-radar (SAR) image stacks. His work was closely linked to the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellite missions, the biggest German Earth observation endeavors ever, with both scientific as well as commercial applications. Besides, he also attended twice two weeks professional thermography training course at Infrared Training Center (ITC), North Billerica, Massachusetts and Portland, Oregon, USA in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Moreover, he worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, Technical University of Graz, Austria in 2015/16. Since 2016, he has been working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad. Furthermore, he is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Deep Learning Laboratory (DLL) established under the umbrella of National Center of Arti cial Intelligence (NCAI), Islamabad.