Dr Wasiq Khan

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Dr. Wasiq KHAN is a Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence & Data Sciences within the Department of Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Wasiq received his B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics and Geography following an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Pakistan. At Bradford University UK, He received an M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence for Board Games following a Ph.D. in Speech Processing & Intelligent Reasoning and a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (PGCHEP).

Previously, Wasiq has been working as a Project Manager and Lead Data Scientist on various Large-Scale research projects in collaborations with Academic Institutions and Industry across the globe. As a visiting Consultant and Technical Lead at Manchester Metropolitan University, Wasiq has successfully delivered the EU funded research project (iBorderCtrl: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/700626).

Research Interests:
Wasiq is research active within the domain of Artificial Intelligence, Deep/Machine Learning, Speech Processing and Video/Image data analysis. Wasiq has successfully delivered various large-scale projects covering Artificial Intelligence and Data Science applications in diverse domains mostly including: Aero-Space, UAVs & Smart city applications, Object tracking in videos, Sensor fusion applications, Medical and Bio-informatics, Healthcare technologies, Defence and Security systems, Automated deception detection, Speech & Speaker verification/identification, Route optimization and Robotics.

Wasiq has been publishing the research outcomes in high impact Journals, peer reviewed conferences, News blogs & Media, Scientific and public events. He is an active reviewer for top ranked Journals and government funding bodies including EPSRC, STFC, UKRI and NIHR. Along with his research activities, Wasiq is fully involved in teaching, administrative roles and Ph.D supervisions. Wasiq has established academic citizenship within his research domain along with his Fellowship of Higher Education Academy, UK.

Degrees

2015, University of Bradford, United Kingdom, PhD (Speech Processing & Intelligent Reasoning)
2013, University of Bradford, United Kingdom, Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (PGCHEP)
2008, University of Bradford, United Kingdom, MSc Artificial Intelligence for Board Games
2006, COMSATS University, Pakistan, MSc in Computer Science
2004, University of the Punjab, Pakistan, BSc in Maths, Physics and Geography

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Data Science/Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Project Technical Manager & Lead Researcher, Mathematics, Computing and Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2017 - 2019
PostDoc Research Associate, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Central Lancashire, 2014 - 2017
Research Fellow, School of Engineering, Intelligent Systems, Reading University, 2013 - 2014
Assistant Lecturer/Senior Lab Demonstrator, Computer Science, University of Bradford, 2010 - 2013

Highlighted publications

Khan W, Hussain A, Sohail K, Jumailey M, Nawaz R, Liatsis P. 2021. Analysing the Impact of Global Demographic Characteristics over the COVID-19 Spread Using Class Rule Mining and Pattern Matching Royal Society Open Science, 08 :01-19 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kuru K, Khan W. 2021. A Framework for the Synergistic Integration of Fully Autonomous Ground Vehicles With Smart City IEEE ACCESS, 9 :923-948 DOI Author Url

Khan W, Crocket K, Oshea J, Hussain A, Khan B. 2020. Deception in the Eyes of Deceiver: A Computer Vision and Machine Learning Based Automated Deception Detection Expert Systems with Applications, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khan W, Hussain A, Kuru K, Al-askar H. 2020. Pupil Localisation and Eye Centre Estimation using Machine Learning and Computer Vision Sensors, 20 :3785-3785 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kuru K, Ansell D, Khan W, HALIL YETGIN. 2019. Analysis and Optimization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarms in Logistics: An Intelligent Delivery Platform IEEE Access, 7 :15804-15831 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bilal M, Khan W, Muggleton J, Rustighi E, Jenks H, Pennock SR, Atkins PR, Cohn A. 2018. Inferring the most probable maps of underground utilities using Bayesian mapping model Journal of Applied Geophysics, 150 :52-66 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kuru K, Khan W. 2018. Novel hybrid object-based non-parametric clustering approach for grouping similar objects in specific visual domains Applied Soft Computing, 62 :667-701 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Khan W, Kuru K. 2017. An Intelligent System for Spoken Term Detection That Uses Belief Combination IEEE Intelligent Systems, 32 :70-79 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Journal article

Ghareeb S, Hussain A, Khan W, Al-Jumeily D, Baker T, Al-Jumeily R. 2021. Dataset of student level prediction in UAE Data in Brief, 35 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khan W, Hussain A, Sohail K, Jumailey M, Nawaz R, Liatsis P. 2021. Analysing the Impact of Global Demographic Characteristics over the COVID-19 Spread Using Class Rule Mining and Pattern Matching Royal Society Open Science, 08 :01-19 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khan W, Hussain A, Khan SA, Al-Jumailey M, Nawaz R, Liatsis P. 2021. Analysing the impact of global demographic characteristics over the COVID-19 spread using class rule mining and pattern matching Royal Society Open Science, 8 :201823-201823 DOI

Kuru K, Khan W. 2021. A Framework for the Synergistic Integration of Fully Autonomous Ground Vehicles With Smart City IEEE ACCESS, 9 :923-948 DOI Author Url

Khan W, Alusi S, Tawfik H, Hussain A. 2021. The relationship between non-motor features and weight-loss in the premanifest stage of Huntington's disease PloS one, 16 :e0253817 DOI Author Url

Alaskar H, Hussain AJ, Khan W, Tawfik H, Trevorrow P, Liatsis P, Sbaï Z. 2020. A data science approach for reliable classification of neuro-degenerative diseases using gait patterns Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments, 6 :233-247 DOI

Khan W, Crocket K, Oshea J, Hussain A, Khan B. 2020. Deception in the Eyes of Deceiver: A Computer Vision and Machine Learning Based Automated Deception Detection Expert Systems with Applications, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kleanthous N, Hussain A, Khan W, Liatsis P. 2020. A new machine learning based approach to predict Freezing of Gait Pattern Recognition Letters, DOI Author Url Public Url

Mohammed Almansor MA, Zhang C, Khan W, Hussain A, Alhusaini N. 2020. Cross Lingual Sentiment Analysis: A Clustering-Based Bee Colony Instance Selection and Target-Based Feature Weighting Approach Sensors, 20 :5276-5276 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khan W, Hussain A, Alaskar H, Shamsa TB, Ghali F, Al-Jumeily D, Al-Shamma’a A. 2020. Prediction of Flood Severity Level Via Processing IoT Sensor Data Using Data Science Approach IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Public Url

Khan W, Hussain A, Kuru K, Al-askar H. 2020. Pupil Localisation and Eye Centre Estimation using Machine Learning and Computer Vision Sensors, 20 :3785-3785 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khalaf M, Alaskar H, Hussain AJ, Shamsa TB, Maamar Z, Buyya R, Liatsis P, Khan W, Tawfik H, Al-Jumeily D. 2020. IoT-enabled Flood Severity Prediction via Ensemble Machine Learning Models IEEE Access, DOI Author Url Public Url

Ahmed Z, Hussain A, Khan W, Baker T, Al-Askar H, Lunn J, Liatsis P, Al-Jumeily D, Al-Shabandar R. 2020. Lossy and Lossless Video Frame Compression: A Novel Approach for the High-Temporal Video Data Analytics Remote Sensing, DOI Author Url Public Url

Kuru K, Ansell D, Khan W, HALIL YETGIN. 2019. Analysis and Optimization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarms in Logistics: An Intelligent Delivery Platform IEEE Access, 7 :15804-15831 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khan W, Badii A. 2019. Pathological Gait Abnormality Detection and Segmentation by Processing the Hip Joints Motion Data to Support Mobile Gait Rehabilitation Research in C Medical & Engineering Sciences, 07 :1-9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khan W, Crockett K, Bilal M. 2018. Adaptive framing based similarity measurement between time warped speech signals using Kalman filter International Journal of Speech Technology, Springer, 21 :343-354 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bilal M, Khan W, Muggleton J, Rustighi E, Jenks H, Pennock SR, Atkins PR, Cohn A. 2018. Inferring the most probable maps of underground utilities using Bayesian mapping model Journal of Applied Geophysics, 150 :52-66 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kuru K, Khan W. 2018. Novel hybrid object-based non-parametric clustering approach for grouping similar objects in specific visual domains Applied Soft Computing, 62 :667-701 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Khan W, Ansell D, Kuru K, Bilal M. 2018. Flight Guardian: Autonomous Flight Safety Improvement by Monitoring Aircraft Cockpit Instruments Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, AIAA, 15 :203-214 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Khan W, Kuru K. 2017. An Intelligent System for Spoken Term Detection That Uses Belief Combination IEEE Intelligent Systems, 32 :70-79 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Khan W, Holton R. 2015. Time warped continuous speech signal matching using Kalman filter International Journal of Speech Technology, Springer, 18 :419-431 DOI

Khan W, Badii A, Khan A, et al . 2014. SITUATION ASSESSMENT THROUGH MULTI-MODAL SENSING OF DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS TO SUPPORT COGNITIVE ROBOT CONTROL Facta Universitatis, Series: Mechanical Engineering, 12 :251-260

Bilal M, Chan P, Khan W, Khan W. 2013. Cooperative Network for Vehicular Communications: Game Theoretic Distribution of Reward among Contributing Vehicles Cyber Journals: Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications (JSAT), 03 :11-25 Author Url Publisher Url

Khan W, Holton R. Decision Support System for Keyword Spotting Using Theory of Evidence International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, 8 :22-30 DOI

Dataset

Khan W, Nawaz F, Yasen S, Hussain A. 2020. Face Mask Detection Video Dataset DOI Publisher Url

Khan W, Hussain A, Nawaz F. 2020. Video Dataset for COVID-19 Social Distancing and Human Detection Validation DOI Publisher Url

Conference publication

Natasa K, Hussain A, Khan W, Sneddon J, Mason A. 2020. Feature Extraction and Random Forest to Identify Sheep Behavior from Accelerometer Data Intelligent Computing Methodologies, ICIC 2020 12465 DOI Public Url

Alshabandar R, Hussain A, Keight R, Khan W. 2020. Students Performance Prediction in Online Courses Using Machine Learning Algorithms 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khan S, Khan W, Hussain A. 2020. Phishing Attacks and Websites Classification Using Machine Learning and Multiple Datasets (A Comparative Analysis) ICIC, 2020 International Conference on Intelligent Computing DOI Public Url

Crocket K, Oshea J, Khan W. 2020. Automated Deception Detection of Males and Females From Non-Verbal Facial Micro-Gestures IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence DOI Author Url Public Url

Khan W, Hussain A, KHAN B, Shamsa TB, Nawaz R. 2019. Novel Framework for Outdoor Mobility Assistance and Auditory Display for Visually Impaired People 12th International Conference on the Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE2019: Robotics, Sensors, Data Science and Industry 4.0.) DOI Author Url Publisher Url

O'Shea J, Crocket K, Khan W, Bandar Z. 2018. A hybrid model combining neural networks and decision tree for comprehension detection 2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) DOI Publisher Url

O'Shea J, Crockett K, Khan W, Kindynis P, Antoniades A, Boultadakis G. 2018. Intelligent Deception Detection through Machine Based Interviewing 2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) DOI

Crockett K, Stoklas J, O’Shea J, Krügel T, Khan W. 2018. Adapted Psychological Profiling verses the right to an explainable decision IJCCI 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, :5-14

Khan W, Ansell D, Kuru K, Amino M. 2016. Automated aircraft instrument reading using real time video analysis 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS) :416-420 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Khan W. 2014. A Time Effective Approach for Vector Similarity Measurement Based on Vector Addition http://psrcentre.org/images/extraimages/6%20114026.pdf, 3rd International Conference on Power, Control and VLSI Engineering (ICPCVE'2014) :21-27 Publisher Url

Khan W, Jiang P, Holton R. 2014. Word Spotting in Continuous Speech Using Wavelet Transform 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (EIT), IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT) :275-279 DOI Author Url

Khan W, Jiang P, Chan P. 2012. Word recognition in continuous speech with background noise based on posterior probability measure IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology, DOI

Bilal M, Asfand-e-Yar , Mockford S, Khan W, Awan I. 2012. Trace saver: A Tool for Network Service Improvement and Personalised Analysis of User Centric Statistics Barsoum N, Faiman D, Vasant P. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON POWER CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 6th Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization 1499 :215-221 DOI Author Url

Chapters

Keeley C, James O, Wasiq K. 2019. Reconciling Adapted Psychological Profiling with the New European Data Protection Legislation’ Springer DOI Publisher Url

External collaboration:

https://www.silent-talker.com/, Silent Talker Ltd, Dr James D Oshea. 2020

https://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/dr-kaya-kuru.php, University of Central Lancashire, Dr Kaya Kuru. 2019

University of California, Los Angeles, Dr Bilal M KHAN. 2019

The Manchester University, Dr Tariq Aslam. 2019

https://www.iborderctrl.eu/, Manchester Metropolitan University, Dr Keeley Crocket, Dr James D Oshea. 2019

https://www.reading.ac.uk/computer-science/dcs-bio-a-badii.aspx, Reading University, Prof Atta Badi. 2018

Other invited event:

Session Chair, Russia, Session Chair, Developments in eSystems Engineering Conference Series, 2019. 2019

Manchester Science Festival, Manchester, Chairing Committee. 2018

Best of UCLan, Preston, Research showcase. 2015

Conference presentation:

A Framework: Intelligent Outdoor Mobility Assistance for Visually Impaired People, Developments in eSystems Engineering Conference Series, Kazan, Russia, Oral presentation. 2019

A Time Effective Approach for Vector Similarity Measurement Based on Vector Addition, 3rd International Conference on Power, Control and VLSI Engineering (ICPCVE'2014) Jan. 5-6, 2014 Dubai (UAE), UAE, Oral presentation.

Automated aircraft instrument reading using real time video analysis, 2016 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS), Sofia, Bulgaria, Oral presentation.

Key Word Spotting in Speech, IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, WI, USA, Oral presentation.

Spoken Term Detection in Background Noise, IEEE International Conference, USA, Oral presentation.

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Heterogeneous data processing for obstacle identification and recognition in real environment, Grant value (£): 70000, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2019

Manchester metropolitan University, Gender Study in deception detection systems, Dr Keeley Crockett, Grant value (£): 2000, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2019

Manchester Metropolitan University, Automated deception detection using facial micro-gestures, Dr Keeley Crockett, Grant value (£): 7300, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2018

Membership of professional bodies:

Academic Member, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. 2017

Industrial connections:

European Dynamics, iBorderCtrl; https://www.iborderctrl.eu/ Technical Manager & Lead researcher, https://www.eurodyn.com/. 2017

Silent Talker, iBorderCtrl, https://www.iborderctrl.eu/. 2017

Stremble Ltd., Germany, iBorderCtrl/Lead Researcher, https://stremble.com/;%20https://www.iborderctrl.eu/. 2017

Global Material Solutions, Intelligent Property Management Agent Chief Technology Consultant, http://www.globalmaterialsolutions.co.uk/. 2016

McLaren Technology Center, Flight Guardian. 2014

The Great Circle, Flight Guardian. 2014

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of Higher Education Academy. 2015

Media Coverage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6oUGcLPDDQ&feature=player_embedded, Virtual Border Guard/iBorderCtrl research Flight Guardian research; Research blogs/ The Conversation.

Other Professional Activity:

Reviewer for: 1) Top ranked Journals including IEEE Transactions on Emerging Technologies, AiAA Aerospace Information Systems, Journal of Aircrafts, IEEE Int. Sys Conference, Journal of Sciences etc. 2) Government funding bodies including EPSRC, NIHR, STFC 3) International conferences invited speaker, session chair & reviewer.

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