CS Undergraduates Showcase Their Senior Projects
The Department of Computer Science arranged an event to showcase the Senior Projects of the CS graduating class on May 18, 2012.
The undergraduate Senior Projects were initially evaluated by the CS faculty, after which external evaluators from the industry and academics were invited to review and evaluate the projects and give the students their feedback.
The projects displayed personified innovation and practicality. The Poor Man's Reader, developed by Muhammad Bilal Zafar and Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, is a system that provides an integrated text-to-speech and English-to-Urdu translation service, based on image input from a mobile phone. This project also won first prize at the Softec Competition 2012.
The ViGet, a project by Asadullah Naweed and Muhammad Salik Nadeem, is an iOS API for development of (gesture based) Natural User Interfaces, including an implementation of the state of the art TLD algorithm for long term tracking of previously unknown objects in unconstrained environments. This project received the second prize at Softec 2012.
The ‘Android based security system’ is a low-cost, intelligent security solution using Android platforms for surveillance, computation and communication developed by Mohammad Adil, Talal Riaz and Tahir Cheema. It implements face recognition as a component.
‘Renovating Legacy Games’ is a novel method for increasing the spatial and temporal resolution of sprite-based animation. It implements existing work for the spatial aspect and also extends it to solve the temporal problem. This is the creation of Usman Cheema.
Muhammad Haris Baig and Shabbir Marzban developed ‘Real Time Apparel Visualization,’ a virtual mirror that allows the user to try out clothes in different colors and designs. The application implements accurate fitting of transformed clothes on to the user’s body using a Kinect device and a combination of existing and novel Computer Vision and Computer Graphics techniques.
Maisem Jaffer Ali’s creation, ‘Provenance on SPADE’ is a full-featured application-level SPADE reporter for Microsoft Windows, which facilitates data-provenance auditing in Windows.
‘Multidimensional search exploiting graphical patterns over large networks’ is a tool to represent information as a 3D interactive graph developed by Amar Hassan. The application uses hierarchical categorisation/summarisation using information clustering based on a recursive similarity measure.
Anza Javaid presented her ‘DSLR based Face Recognition,’ a face recognition system incorporating an automated Canon DSLR camera.
Faran Rafi and Usama Tariq are the creaters behind ‘Code Clone Visualization,’ an interactive tree map visualisation to represent and analyse data from software designed to detect structural code clones.
‘Garbage Collection Algorithms’ is an implementation of three existing compile-time memory management schemes, and a comparison with the novel Offline GC garbage-collection scheme, implemented in the TakaTuka JVM developed by Muhammad Safdar Iqbal and Muhammad Abdur Rauf.
Anam Islam, Fouad Yaseen and Sameera Ghayyur developed the ‘3D Hand Tracking,’ an implementation of a 3D position, orientation and articulation tracker of human hands using marker-less visual data obtained from a single Kinect sensor.
‘Real Time Face Morphing,’ is a system that allows users to paint human faces with 2D textures in real-time video presented by Anique Rogers Tahir. It also extends to simpler 3D objects other than faces.
The external evaluators from the industry and academics were very impressed by the presentations and showed a keen interest in each project. The evaluators included Sajjad Kirmani, Infogistic; Zia Imran, VahZay; Ahrar Naqvi, Ebryx; Syed Ali, 7vals; Ammar Hassan and Saad Zaeem, Caramel tech; Hashim Ali, mantaq, Murad Akhter, Tin Tash; and Zafar Khan, Sofizar. The academics present at the occasion were Asad Hussain from CIIT Lahore and Waqar Mahmood from UET.
An evaluator from Tin Tash, Murad Akhter showed a deep interest in the projects and expressed his gratitude at being invited to the event. “It was a wonderful event and I had a great time speaking with the students. I'd like to continue chatting with some of the students who worked on the projects,” said Akhter.
Also showcased at the event were CS 100 projects by freshman, which generated a lot of interest from the audience.