Team



Dr. Riaz Uddin
Assistant Professor
Lab Director & Principal Investigator
NCRA- Haptics Human Robotics & Condition Monitoring Lab, NEDUET Karachi,Pakistan.
Email:  riazuddin@neduet.edu.pk

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Dr.  Riaz  Uddin  received  his  BE  and  M.Engg. degrees  from  the  Department  of  Electrical  Engineering,  from NED University of Engineering and Technology in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He received his PhD Degree in  Mechatronics  in  2016  from  (Human-Robotics  Lab)  GIST,  South  Korea.  His  PhD  research  is  based  on research  projects from the international industries/organizations  such  as  Agency  for Defence Development (ADD Korea), National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning and Industrial fusion strategic technology development program, Basic Research Projects in High-tech Industrial Technology, and Global Frontier R&D Program, Ministry of Industries, Korea. During these projects, He has also  been  the  part  of  Haptic  Technology  Research  Center  (HTRC),  South  Korea.  He  is  the  inventor  of Predictive  Energy  Bounding  Algorithm  (EBA)  for  Stable  &  Transparent  Haptic  Teleoperation  Control  and published  the  state-of-the-art  review  for  Predictive  Teleoperation  Control  Approaches.  He  is  also  a  very active reviewer of reputed journals from IEEE, Elsevier and Springer. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor  in  the  Department  of  Electrical  Engineering  at  NED  University  of  Engineering  and  Technology, Karachi,  Pakistan  (initially  joined  as  lecturer  in  2005),  where  he  is  responsible  to  teach  undergraduate/ Masters/ PhD courses majorly related to Controls, Robotics,Mechatronics, and Power Systems/ Smart Grid Control along  with  supervising  Masters  and  PhD  students.  In  addition,  he  is  also  working  as  Deputy Management Representative ISO 9000 / Deputy Director Quality Enhancement Cell of the University. He has been the Co-Convenor, Conference Chair and Deputy Chief Organizer of International Electrical Engineering Conference (IEEC-2016, -2017, -2018, respectively). Recently, He won a mega project for establishing the affiliated  Lab(naming  Haptics,  Human-Robotics  and  Condition  Monitoring  Lab) of  National  Center  of Robotics and Automation (NCRA) by Planning Commission(PC)/ HEC, Pakistan.

 

Dr. Syed Riaz un Nabi
Co-Principal Investigator
NCRA - Haptics  Human Robotics & Condition Monitoring Lab, NEDUET Karachi, Pakistan.

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Dr. Syed Riaz un Nabi was postdoctoral researcher in the department of Earth Observation Sciences, ITC-University of Twente, Netherlands. His current field of research is Indoor Modelling using Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM). He has completed his PhD from IIT-Italy in the field of Mobile Robotics. He has overall twelve years of experience including five years of experience in a public sector R&D organization and around seven years of experience as faculty member at NED UET.

 

Waqas Saeed
Business Development Manager
NCRA - Haptics  Human Robotics & Condition Monitoring Lab, NEDUET Karachi, Pakistan

Email:waqassaeed@neduet.edu.pk

 

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Waqas is passionate & enthusiast about cutting edge technologies especially artificial intelligence and Robotics. He loves to work in a hybrid environment with both business and technology skillset. Having associated with Huawei Saudi Arabia for six years, he gained an international exposure in technology business. Waqas holds MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Business Administration- Karachi. He graduated from the NED university of Engineering and Technology-Karachi in 2007 where he received his Bachelors of Engineering degree in Telecommunications. He was associated with Wateen Telecom before he got admission in IBA in 2008. At Haptics Lab, he is responsible to bring in industrial projects, promote academic-industrial collaboration, obtain funding from external sources and formulating a marketing strategy of products.


 

Muhammad Faraz Ahmed
Research Associate
NCRA - Haptics  Human Robotics & Condition Monitoring Lab, NEDUET Karachi, Pakistan.
Email: farazahmed@neduet.edu.pk

Muhammad Faraz Ahmed, a System Design Engineer. He received his B.E. in Electronics Engineering from PAF-KIET in 2014, and M.Engg. Degree from the Department of Electronics Engineering - NED University of Engineering and Technology in 2018. Faraz  have expertise in Project Management with 5 years’ experience in Reverse Engineering, PCB Designing, Circuit Design and Simulation, Microcontroller Programming, Embedded and IoT Developments based on GSM, GPS and Wi-Fi Technologies, BOM Sourcing, PCB Assembly and Testing.

 

Ali Jamshaid
Research Associate
NCRA - Haptics  Human Robotics & Condition Monitoring Lab, NEDUET Karachi, Pakistan.
Email: alijamshaid@neduet.edu.pk

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Ali Jamshaid received his B.E from PAF KIET and M.E degree from NED University of Engineering and Technology. Master's Thesis was based on "Estimation of Surgical Needle Penetration using Kalman Filter". He has 4 years experience in Automation & Instrumentation controls serving Ophth Pharma Pvt Ltd as Automation & Operations Engineer. Along with it he provided Automation solutions to MNC's (GSK, Abbott, Sanofi Aventis, Soorty & Novartis). He also received certification in Engineering Project Management  from University of California, Irvine.


 


 

Muhammad Affan
Research Assistant
NCRA - Haptics  Human Robotics & Condition Monitoring Lab, NEDUET Karachi, Pakistan.

Email: maffan@neduet.edu.pk

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Muhammad Affan is an Electrical Engineering Graduate from NEDUET and has joined the NCRA-NEDUET team in May 2019. He aims to extend his research expertise in Robotics, Automation & Soft Computing techniques by working at NCRA-NEDUET. His current work encompasses model-based and model-free control methodologies. With his work, he aspires to make a lasting impact by revolutionizing engineering, pioneering new ideas and enhancing the lives of masses.
Research Interests: Model-Predictive Control, Deep Reinforcement Learning.


 

 

Hira Amjad
Research Assistant
NCRA - Haptics  Human Robotics & Condition Monitoring Lab, NEDUET Karachi, Pakistan.

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Hira Amjad received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Electronic Engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, in 2016 and 2018, respectively. During her masters, she was appointed as an intern under Prime Minister’s Youth Training Scheme (PMYTS) in the department of Electronic Engineering at NED University of Engineering and Technology in 2018. Hira also conducted labs for final year and second year and also worked on research presentation with Chairman Department of Electronics Engineering. Before joining Haptics Lab, She was working as a Research Assistant under HEC NRPU Project “3D Indoor Modelling and Classification of Indoor Environment” in the department of Electronic Engineering at NED University of Engineering and Technology in 2019.