Dr Wasiq Khan

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Dr. Wasiq KHAN is a Senior Academic in Artificial Intelligence & Data Sciences within the Department of Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He is also serving as a Visiting Professor of Artificial Intelligence (University of Anbar, Iraq). 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 by a Ph.D. in Speech Analysis & Intelligent Reasoning and a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (PGCHEP).

Wasiq has been leading several large-scale research projects as Senior Research Scientist in collaborations with Academic Institutions and Industry across the globe. He is research active within the domain of Artificial Intelligence, Deep/Machine Learning, Data Science, Speech and Video/Image data analysis. Currently, Wasiq is leading on several ongoing research projects mostly covering Applied AI and Data science in diverse domains including: Defence and Security systems (e.g., suspect identification, deep behaviour analysis), Deep facial analysis (e.g., deception detection, mental health), Aerospace (e.g., domestic drones/UAVs, cockpit monitoring), & Smart city applications (e.g., deep vision), and Healthcare technologies (e.g., blind mobility aid, HCI in autism).

Wasiq has been publishing the research outcomes in high impact Journals, peer reviewed conferences, News blogs & Media, Scientific festivals and public events. He is an active reviewer for top ranked Journals (e.g., Transactions) 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

2021, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Leadership and Management Certificate (ILM)
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

Visiting Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, The University of Anbar, 2022 - present
Senior Academic in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, 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

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, Khan SA, Al-Jumailey M, Nawaz R. 2020. Association Learning Between the COVID-19 Infections and Global Demographic Characteristics Using the Class Rule Mining and Pattern Matching Royal Society Open Science, 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

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

Topham LK, Khan W, Al-Jumeily D, Hussain A. Human Body Pose Estimation for Gait Identification: A Comprehensive Survey of Datasets and Models ACM Computing Surveys, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Kleanthous N, Hussain AJ, Khan W, Sneddon J, Al-Shamma'a A, Liatsis P. 2022. A survey of machine learning approaches in animal behaviour Neurocomputing, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Shams F, Abbas A, Khan W, Khan US, Nawaz R. 2022. A death, infection, and recovery (DIR) model to forecast the COVID-19 spread. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine Update, 2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Khalil S, Hassan A, Alaskar H, Khan W, Hussain A. 2021. Fuzzy Logical Algebra and Study of the Effectiveness of Medications for COVID-19 MATHEMATICS, 9 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 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

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

Khan W, Hussain A, Khan SA, Al-Jumailey M, Nawaz R. 2020. Association Learning Between the COVID-19 Infections and Global Demographic Characteristics Using the Class Rule Mining and Pattern Matching Royal Society Open Science, 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, 140 :119-126 DOI Author Url Publisher 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

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, 12 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

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 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

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

Khan W, Hussain A, Alaskar H, Baker T, Ghali F, Al-Jumeily D, Al-Shamma’a AI. 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. Pupil Localisation and Eye Centre Estimation using Machine Learning and Computer Vision Sensors, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Topham LK, Khan W, Al-Jumeily D, Hussain A. Human Body Pose Estimation for Gait Identification: A Comprehensive Survey of Datasets and Models ACM Computing Surveys, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Abd DH, Khan W, Thamer KA, Hussain AJ. 2021. Arabic Light Stemmer Based on ISRI Stemmer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 12838 LNAI :32-45 DOI

Faisal MM, Mohammed MS, Abduljabar AM, Abdulhussain SH, Mahmmod BM, Khan W, Hussain A. 2021. Object Detection and Distance Measurement using AI Proceedings - International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE, 2021-December :559-565 DOI

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 :408-419 DOI Publisher Url 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 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 Author Url 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

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

Khan W, Topham L, Khan B, Yasen S, Al-Dahiri A, Vellasco M, Kolivand H, Hussain A. Acceptance and Perception of Covid-19 Vaccination for Children 2022 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, 2022 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence Publisher Url Public Url

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

Chapters

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

Other Professional Activity:

Visiting Professor of AI (The University of Anbar, Iraq). 2022

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.

External collaboration:

Malaysia University, Prof. Heri et. al. 2022

Supplywell Ltd, UK, Rich Salt. 2021

Teesside University, UK, Dr Alaa Al-Kafri. 2021

University of Sharjah, UAE, Dr Thar Baker. 2021

NUST, Pakistan, Dr Sajjad Ali. 2021

COMSATS University, Pakistan, Dr Faisal Nawaz. 2020

Khalifa University, UAE, Prof. Panos Liatsis. 2020

Prince Abd-Sattam University, KSA, Dr Haya Al-Askar. 2020

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

San Bernardino, US, Dr Bilal Khan.

Research Grants Awarded:

British Council, Going Global Partnerships: UK – Malaysia – ASEAN +3 Catalyst Grants for Enhancing Graduate Employability, Dhiya Al-Jumeily OBE; Dr. Atif Waraich; Ms Jan Lunn; Prof Jin Wang; Prof Mike Riley; Dr. Helen McCormack, Grant value (£): 50000, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2021

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

Media Coverage:

https://cacm.acm.org/news/254344-detecting-deception/fulltext, Detecting Deception, ACM News, Communications of the ACM. 2021

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

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.

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

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