Faculty Profile

Dr. Murtaza Taj

Assistant Professor

Computer Sciences

Dr. Taj earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in electronic engineering and computer science from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom, in 2009 and 2005, respectively. He received his BE (IT) degree (with distinction) in Engineering from Hamdard University, Pakistan, in 2003. Currently, he is holding the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. His research interests are object detection and tracking using multimodal sensors.  He has served as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and the International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. He has also served as the Electronic Media Chair of IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS 2007).

    • Article
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Efficient multitarget visual tracking using random finite sets . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Distributed and decentralized multicamera tracking . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Target detection and tracking with heterogeneous sensors . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-camera track-before-detect . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-feature graph-based object tracking . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Relative position estimation of non-overlapping cameras . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Content and task-based view selection from multiple video streams . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Distributed visual sensing for virtual top-view trajectory generation in football videos . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-modal particle filtering tracking using appearance, motion and audio likelihoods . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Audio-assisted trajectory estimation in non-overlapping multi-camera networks . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Audiovisual tracking using STAC sensors . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Objective evaluation of pedestrian and vehicle tracking on the clear surveillance dataset . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Detection and tracking of humans and faces . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-view multi-object detection and tracking . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-camera scene analysis using an object-centric continuous distribution hidden markov model . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Object and scene-centric activity detection using state occupancy duration modeling . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Content-aware ranking of video segments . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Event analysis on TRECVid 2008 LondonGatwick dataset. . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Recognizing interactions in video . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Interaction recognition in wide areas using audiovisual sensors . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Hands-on experience in image processing: the automated lecture cameraman . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). 3D Architectural Modeling: Coarse-to-fine model fitting on point cloud . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). DYNAMICALLY TARGETED AD AUGMENTATION IN VIDEO . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Leveraging Smartphones to Monitor Attendance in Public Facilities . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Simultaneous Detection and Tracking with Multiple Cameras . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Tracking interacting targets in multi-modal sensors . ,
    • Book Section/chapter
      • Taj, M. .(2014). 2D Human Pose Estimation and Tracking in Non-overlapping Cameras . Human Behavior Understanding in Networked Sensing , Springer International Publishing , pp. 261-281
    • Conference Papers
      • Taj, M. .(2015). 3D Architectural Modeling: Efficient RANSAC for n-gonal primitive fitting . Eurographics , ACM
      • Taj, M. .(2014). 2D articulated human pose tracking: A hybrid approach . IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing , IEEE
      • Taj, M. .(2014). Efficient 2D human pose estimation using mean-shift . IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing , IEEE
    • Patent
      • Taj, M. .(2015). METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL IMAGING . , USPTO
      • Taj, M. INGRAIN: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY TARGETED AD AUGMENTATION IN VIDEO . , USPTO
TitleSemesterCode
Computer GraphicsFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IIFall Semester 2014-151401
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2014-151401
Digital Image ProcessingSpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2014-151402
Master's Thesis ISpring Semester 2014-151402
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2014-151402
Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
Computer GraphicsFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2015-161501
Computer Vision FundamentalsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Digital Image ProcessingSpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project ISpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Computer VisionSpring Semester 2015-161502
Computer GraphicsFall Semester 2016-171601
Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
Computer Vision FundamentalsSpring Semester 2016-171602
Digital Image ProcessingSpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Directed Research ProjectSpring Semester 2016-171602
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSummer Semester 2016-171603
Computer GraphicsFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Computational Problem SolvingSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Computational Problem SolvingSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Computer GraphicsFall Semester 2011-121101
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2011-121101
    Digital Image ProcessingSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2011-121102
    Computational Problem SolvingSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Computer GraphicsFall Semester 2012-131201
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2012-131201
    Computational Problem SolvingFall Semester 2012-131201
    Digital Image ProcessingSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Computer GraphicsFall Semester 2013-141301
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Computational Problem SolvingFall Semester 2013-141301
    Digital Image ProcessingSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Master's Thesis ISpring Semester 2013-141302
    Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2013-141302