NUST researcher becomes the first Muslim scientist to win prestigious IAPR award


A beloved and fashionable researcher at the Nationwide College of Science and Expertise (NUST) has simply attained a historic achievement by changing into the first scientist from Pakistan to safe the prestigious Worldwide Affiliation for Sample Recognition (IAPR) Younger Scientist Award for 2019. This grand achievement additionally makes him the first Muslim scientist to bag the award.

With intensive analysis expertise and information in the area of machine studying and sample recognition, Dr. Faisal Shafait is extremely thought to be a instructor and researcher at NUST. In actual fact, it’s his good contributions to doc picture evaluation and computational forensics which have seen him safe the IAPR award and make historical past.

His contributions had been acknowledged and rewarded in the 15th Worldwide Convention on Doc Evaluation and Recognition (ICDAR), which occurred in Sydney. The IAPR award has been offered each two years because it was first initiated in 1997. Since its inception, it has been secured by a number of researchers from the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, Norway, Spain, and India.

Dr. Faisal presently serves in the Division of Computing at the College of Electrical Engineering and Pc Science (SEECS) in NUST. Prior to this achievement, he has garnered immense respect for his work in machine studying.

Not solely have his papers been cited an unimaginable 5,000 instances, however his algorithms are additionally a part of Tesseract, Google’s open-source textual content recognition framework. This framework is utilized by scientists, builders, and textual content evaluation lovers from round the world to develop studying techniques.

His work for the Pakistani inhabitants deserves a bow as nicely, as he has labored on deep learning-based Urdu studying techniques that allow illiterate folks (comprising 40% of our inhabitants) to perceive textual content utilizing smartphones.


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