Sheikh Waqas Akhtar

Sheikh Waqas Akhtar

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sheikh.waqas@ucp.edu.pk
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Sheikh Waqas Akhtar received his Master degree in Computer Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad in 2017 and Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore in 2010. Since then, he has held positions in both industry and academia. He has worked as Services Engineer for Ericsson, a global telecom company, in the IP & Core Switching department. He has also worked as a researcher at INRIA Lille Nord Europe- France on various machine Learning/AI projects. His expertise and research interests include machine learning, signal/image processing, computer vision and optimization. He is keen to see his algorithms solve challenging problems in healthcare, transportation, manufacturing industry and telecommunication and further improve state of the art. His teaching philosophy is to motivate students, develop their vision and intuition, give them the necessary tools and techniques, and build up their confidence to pursue their goals while working independently or in a team.

MS Computer Engineering Machine Learning, Computer Vision National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad 2017
BSc Electrical Engineering Electronics, Communication systems University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore 2010
Researcher INRIA Lille Nord Europe 2017-2018
Services Engineer Ericsson Pakistan Pvt Ltd 2011-2013
1 Sheikh Waqas Akhtar, Saad Rehman, Mahmood Akhtar, Farhan Riaz, Muazzam A. Khan, Qaiser Chaudry, Rupert Young, Improving robustness of neural networks using K-support norm based adversarial training, in IEEE Access, vol. 4, no. , pp. 9501-9511, 2016. (Impact Factor: 3.557)

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