Ameer H. Khan
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(+852) 65985117 | | A.H. Khan | Ameer Hamza | ahk
    
          Jan. 2022 Present
Working on projects initiated by Smart City Research Institute (SCRI).
Developing path planning and control algorithms for a mobile robotic platform for autonomous indoor localization and mapping.
Teaching and research supervision of graduate students.
    
  June 2021 Dec. 2021
Developing intelligent algorithms for dialogue intent classification using NLP. Primary focus on developing few‑shot learning mechanisms.
Integrating the deep‑learning based medical image classification techniques with NLP engines to create Medical Visual Question Answering (Med‑
VQA) systems.
  May 2021
Worked on a research framework for a multilingual conversational analytics engine using deep‑learning based NLP techniques.
  March 2021 April 2021
Utilized the graph theory tostudy the patterns of the virus transmissionthrough a population while considering the social dynamics and environment
Utilized the computer graphics soware and physics engines to simulate the flow of virus particles and develop a microscopic understanding of the
dynamics of virus transmission.
    
  Sep. 2015 May 2016
Worked in the Cyber‑physical systems lab at the Department of Computing under the supervision of Professor Zili Shao. The research was focused
on indoor localization, mapping, and path planning of drones.
Worked on the development of a camera‑based 3D localization system and used it to guide the motion of a drone in an indoor environment.
Studied computer vision models for the localization of an object in 3D space using multiple video streams, and explored the prospects of applying
deep learning techniques to solve the problem of indoor positioning.
       
 June Aug. 2014
Worked on the project to design PLC programs that were intended to control components of a medium‑size reactor system.
Completed an independent project to interface temperature transducer with 8051‑microcontroller using assembly language.
     Graduated
    Aug. 2016 Jan. 2021
My research is primarily focused on developing an artificial learning‑based control framework for hybrid robotic agents, a novel combination of
traditional articulated robots with the emerging field of so robotics. I developed algorithms for the motion control of articulated robots while
consideringcritical real‑world constraints suchas; obstacle avoidance, RCM constraints forsurgical robots, and nonholonomic constraintsofthemobile
platforms. I also explored the prospects of integrating so actuators with articulated robots and carried out several experimental studies to bridge the
gap between classical control and so robotic control paradigm.
My Ph.D. thesis presented a recurrent neural network (RNN)‑based generalized optimal‑control framework for hybrid robotic agents and applied it to
solve real‑world control problems. The thesis demonstrates the superiority of the proposed control framework compared to the traditional techniques,
supporting the claim on theoretical foundations supported by numerical and experimental evaluations.
        CGPA:
    Sep. 2011 June 2015
I got my Bachelors degree in electrical engineering with a major in electronics and embedded systems while securing the second‑highest GPA in the
class. My final year project was the implementation of the Kalman‑filter on FPGA to analyze the fNIRS signal for real‑time detection of brain activity. I
was awarded scholarships and awards based on academic excellence.
       
 
         Mathworks
      PolyU
     Mathworks
         PolyU
     PolyU
      PIEAS
     IEEE ISB SB
     PIEAS
     BISE, Gujranwala
       Punjab College
A.H. Khan, X. Cao and S. Li, “Management and Intelligent Decision‑Making in Complex Systems: An Optimization‑Driven Approach,
Springer Nature, 2020. doi: 10.1007/978‑981‑15‑9392‑5
 
A.H. Khan, S. Li, and X. Luo, “Obstacle avoidance and tracking control of redundant robotic manipulator: An RNN based metaheuristic approach,
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2019. doi: 10.1109/TII.2019.2941916 Impact Factor: 10.22
A.H. Khan, S. Li, Dechao Chen, and Liefa Liao,“Tracking control of redundant mobile manipulator: An RNN based Metaheuristic Approach,
Neurocomputing, 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.neucom.2020.02.109 Impact Factor: 5.72
A.H. Khan, Z. Shao, S. Li, Q. Wang, and N. Guan, Which is the best PID variant for pneumatic so robots? An experimental study, IEEE/CAA Journal
of Automatica Sinica, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 451‑460, 2020. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2020.1003045 Impact Factor: 6.17
A.H. Khan, X. Cao, S. Li, V.N. Katsikis, and L. Liao, “BAS‑ADAM: An ADAM based approach to improve the performance of beetle antennae search
optimizer, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 461‑471, 2020. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2020.1003048 Impact Factor: 6.17
A.H. Khan and S. Li, “Sliding Mode Control With PID Sliding Surface for Active Vibration Damping of Pneumatically Actuated So Robots, IEEE Access,
pp. 88793‑88800, 2020. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2992997 Impact Factor: 3.36
A.H. Khan, X. Cao, V.N. Katsikis, P. Stanimirović, I. Brajević, S. Li, S. Kadry and Y. Nam, “Optimal Portfolio Management for Engineering Problems Using
Nonconvex Cardinality Constraint: A Computing Perspective, IEEE Access, pp. 57437‑57450, 2020. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2982195 Impact
Factor: 3.36
A.H. Khan, S. Li, and X. Cao, “Tracking control of redundant manipulator under active remote center of motion constraints: An RNN‑based
metaheuristic approach, SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s11432‑019‑2735‑6 Impact Factor: 4.38
A.H. Khan, X. Cao, S. Li, and C. Luo, “Using social behavior of beetles to establish a computational model for operational management, IEEE
Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 2020. doi: 10.1109/TCSS.2019.2958522 Impact Factor: 3.29
A.H. Khan and S. Li, “Dynamic manipulation of pneumatically controlled so finger for home automation, Measurement, 108680, 2020. doi:
10.1016/j.measurement.2020.108680 Impact Factor: 3.93
A.H. Khan, S. Li, X. Zhou, Y. Li, M.U. Khan, X. Luo, and H. Wang, “Neural & bio‑inspired processing and robot control, Frontiers in neurorobotics, 2018.
doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2018.00072 Impact Factor: 2.65
A.H. Khan, S. Li, B. Xu, and X. Cao, A Model‑Free Approach for Online Optimization of Nonlinear Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems
II: Express Briefs, 2021. doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2021.3079125 Impact Factor: 3.29
L. Xiao, S. Li, F.J. Lin, Z. Tan, and A.H. Khan, “Zeroing neural dynamics for control design: comprehensive analysis on stability, robustness, and
convergence speed, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 15, no. 5, 2018. doi: 10.1109/TII.2018.2867169 Impact Factor: 10.22
Y. Zhang, S. Li, J. Zou, and A.H. Khan, A passivity‑based approach for kinematic control of manipulators with constraints, IEEE Transactions on
Industrial Informatics, 2019. doi: 10.1109/TII.2019.2908442 Impact Factor: 10.22
D. Guo, Z. Li, A.H. Khan, Q. Feng, and J. Cai, “Repetitive motion planning of robotic manipulators with guaranteed precision, IEEE Transactions on
Industrial Informatics, 2020. doi: 10.1109/TII.2020.2970172 Impact Factor: 10.22
Q. Wu, X. Shen, Y. Jin, Z. Chen, S. Li, A.H. Khan, and D. Chen, “Intelligent beetle antennae search for UAV sensing and avoidance of obstacles, Sensors,
19, no. 8, 2019. doi: 10.3390/s19081758 Impact Factor: 3.58
 
A.H. Khan, Z. Shao and S. Li, A Novel Active Damping Mechanism for Multi‑Chambered Parallel So Robots, IROS Workshop on So Robotic
Modeling and Control: Bringing Together Articulated So Robots and So‑Bodied Robots, short paper poster presentation, 2018.
M.S. Nazir, M. Aqil, A. Mustafa, A.H. Khan, and F. Shams, “Real‑time brain activation detection by FPGA implemented Kalman filter, International
Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), pp. 432‑435, 2015. doi: 10.1109/ICCAS.2015.7364954
       
 
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
So Robotics
IEEE Access
Neural Processing Letter
Applied Mathematics and Computation
Journal of Sensors
International Journal of Systems Science
IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems
International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools
IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics
So Computing
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
PeerJ Computer Science
Frontiers in Neurorobotics
Frontiers in Medical Technology
Advanced Control for Applications
Energy Systems
IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems
Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
IEEE Symposium on Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering (RAEE)
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
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   PolyU
  April June 2019
Gained knowledge and experience in developing a business plan and learned tools to analyze its viability. The program spanned ten weeks, with a
focus on converting our research project into a commercial business idea.
  PolyU
  March 2018
Participated in the entrepreneurial competition as a member of our research team. Gained experience about the development of a business plan and
pitching it to an investor.
        PIEAS
  April 2014 April 2015
Gained valuable experience in leadership, teamwork, and conflict management by organizing activities for the society. Worked as a member of the
organizing committee for a national level entrepreneurial competition, CREATE’15.
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  
  May 2021
Delivered a research talk on the Applications of Optimization Algorithms for the Control of Robotic Systems.
   PolyU
  July 2019
Summarized the learning and experiences of ten weeks long entrepreneurial program. The presentation discussed important factors related to
commercializing a research project.
      PolyU
   May 2019
Delivered a mock presentation to angel investors. The goal was to preset the commercial viability of research projects.
      PolyU
     June 2018
Presented an idea to apply modern computing and robotic developments to automate the functioning of financial institutes.
  PolyU
  March 2018
Pitched the business idea related to our research project to an angel investor.
      PolyU
   April 2017
Presented our lab project about human assistive robots and presented its potential applications to aid the elderly. My team won second prize.
       