School Of Computing Sciences

Faculty Profile

Prof. Dr. M. Sultan Zia

Head of Department

PEC Number: Nil
Email: sultan@iefr.edu.pk
Qualifications:

Ph.D. (FAST) Islamabad, MS(CS) (FAST) Islamabad,

MSc (CS) IIU Islamabad

Experience(Years): 21
Expertise:

Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Digital Image Processing.


Research:

Journal Publications (Impact Factored)   (HEC W & X Categories)

1.  M. Sultan Zia, M. Arfan Jaffar, Tae-Sun Choi. "Morphological gradient based adapted selective filter for removal of rician noise from magnetic resonance images", Microscopy Research and Technique, 75(8), March 2012, 1044-1050. (ISSN: 1097-0029) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, UK.   Impact Factor: 2.893

(http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jemt.22029/abstract)

2.  M. Sultan Zia, M. Arfan Jaffar, Anwar M. Mirza. “Rician Noise Removal from MR Images using Novel Adapted Selective Non-Local Means Filter”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2014, Volume 72, Issue 01, 1-19. (ISSN: 1380-7501) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  Springer.   Impact Factor: 2.577

(http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11042-012-1253-3)

3.  M. Arfan Jaffar, M. Sultan Zia, Ghaznafar Latif, Anwar M. Mirza, Irfan Mehmood, Naveed Ejaz & Sung Wook Baik. "Anisotropic Diffusion based Brain MRI Segmentation and 3D Reconstruction" International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2012, 494-504. (ISSN: 1875-6891) (HEC Category: X)

Publisher:  Springer.   Impact Factor: 2.153

(http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18756891.2012.696913#preview)

4.  M. Sultan Zia, M. Arfan Jaffar. “An Adaptive Training Based Classification System for Patterns in Facial Expressions using SURF Descriptor Templates”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Volume 74, Issue 11, (2015): PP: 3881-3899. (ISSN: 1380-7501) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  Springer .   Impact Factor:  2.577

(http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11042-013-1803-3)

5.  M. Sultan Zia, M. Arfan Jaffar. “Facial Expressions Recognition using an Ensemble of key-point’s Descriptor sets” The Imaging Science Journal, Volume 63, Issue 3 (March 2015), pp. 160-167. (ISSN: 1368-2199) (HEC Category: X)

Publisher:  Maney Publishing / Taylor & Francis.   Impact Factor:  1.023

(http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/1743131X14Y.0000000097)

6.  M. Sultan Zia, and M. Arfan Jaffar. "Cross-Cultural Emotion Classification Based on Incremental Learning and LBP-Features." Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences, Volume 9, No. 5 (2015), PP:2651-2656. (ISSN: 2325-0399) (HEC Category: X)

Publisher:  Natural Sciences Publishing (NSP).   Impact Factor:  1.232

(http://www.naturalspublishing.com/Article.asp?ArtcID=9583)

7. M. Sultan Zia, Majid Hussain and M. Arfan Jaffar. "A novel spontaneous facial expression recognition using dynamically weighted majority voting based ensemble classifier", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol. 77, Issue 19, 2018. 25537-25567. (ISSN: 1380-7501) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  Springer.   Impact Factor:  2.577

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-5806-y

8. M. Arfan Jaffar, Nawazish Naveed, M. Sultan Zia, Bilal Ahmed and Tae-Sun Choi. "DCT Features Based Malignancy and Abnormality Type Detection Method for Mammograms", International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 7, Number 9, September 2011, 5495-5513. (ISSN: 1349-4198) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  ICIC International.   Impact Factor: 2.932

(http://www.ijicic.org/ijicic-10-03038.pdf)

9. M. Sultan Zia, and Majid Hussain, M. Arfan Jaffar. "Incremental Learning Based Facial Expression Classification System using a novel multinomial classifier.", International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 32, Issue 04, 2018, 1856003.  (ISSN: 0218-0014) (HEC Category: X)

Publisher:  World Scientific Publishing.   Impact Factor:  1.375

http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0218001418560049

10. Saqib Ubaid, Majid Hussain, M. Sultan Zia, et al. "SCOUT: A Sink CamOUflage and concealed data delivery paradigm for circumvention of sink targeted cyber threats in wireless sensor networks", The Journal of Supercomputing, Vol. 74, Issue 10, 2018, 5022–5040. (ISSN: 0920-8542) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  Springer.   Impact Factor:  2.469

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11227-018-2346-1

11. M. Arfan Jaffar, M. Sultan Zia, Majid Hussain, et al. “An ensemble shape gradient features descriptor-based nodule detection paradigm: a novel model to augment complex diagnostic decisions assistance", Multimedia Tools and Applications, May 2018. 79(13), 8649–8675. (ISSN: 1380-7501) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  Springer.   Impact Factor:  2.577

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11042-018-6092-4

12. Rehman, Zaka Ur, M. Sultan Zia, Giridhar Reddy Bojja, Muhammad Yaqub, Feng Jinchao, and Kaleem Arshid. "Texture based Localization of a Brain tumor from MR-images by using a Machine learning Approach." Medical Hypotheses (2020): 109705. (ISSN: 0306-9877) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  Elsevier.   Impact Factor: 1.375

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306987720301134

13. M. Yaqub, J. Feng, M. Sultan Zia, et al. “State of the Art CNN Optimizer for Brain Tumor Segmentation in Magnetic Resonance Images”, Brain Sciences Journal, July 2020. 10(7), 427. (ISSN: 2076-3425) (HEC Category: X)

Publisher:  MDPI.   Impact Factor: 3.332

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/10/7/427

14. Mohammed H. Alsharif, M. Sultan Zia, et at. “Sixth Generation (6G) Wireless Networks: Vision, Research Activities, Challenges and Potential Solutions”. Symmetry 2020, 12(4), 676 (ISSN: 2073-8994) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  MDPI.   Impact Factor: 2.645

https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/4/676

15. M. Shabaan, M. Yaqub, M. Sultan Zia, et at. “Survey: smartphone-based assessment of cardiovascular diseases using ECG and PPG analysis”. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2020, 20(1), 177. (ISSN: 1472-6947) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  MDPI.   Impact Factor: 2.796

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12911-020-01199-7 

16. Fazli Wahid, M. Sultan Zia, et at. “An Enhanced Firefly Algorithm using Pattern Search for Solving Optimization Problems”. IEEE Access, August 2020, Vol. 8, 148264-148288. (ISSN: 2169-3536) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  IEEE Xplore.   Impact Factor:  3.745

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9163099/

17. Umair Muneer, Hadiqa A., M. Sultan Zia, et at. “Analysis of Deep Neural Networks for Human Activity Recognition in Videos – A Systematic Literature Review”. IEEE Access, September 2021, Vol. 9, 126366 – 126387, (ISSN: 2169-3536) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  IEEE Xplore.   Impact Factor:  3.745

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9530410

18. Irshad, Azeem, S. A. Chaudhry, M. Sultan Zia, et al. "A secure demand response management authentication scheme for smart grid." Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 48 (2021): P: 101571. (ISSN: 2213-1388) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher: Elsevier.   Impact Factor:  5.353

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213138821005853

19. Najam-ur Rehman, M. Sultan Zia, et at. “A Self-Activated CNN Approach for Multi-Class Chest-Related COVID-19 Detection”. Applied Sciences, September 2021, Vol. 11 (19), P: 9023, (ISSN: 2076-3417) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  MDPI.   Impact Factor:  2.679

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/19/9023

20. W. Fazli, S. Azhar, S. Ali, M. Sultan Zia, F. Almisned, and A. Gumaei. "Pneumonia Detection in Chest X-Ray Images Using Enhanced Restricted Boltzmann Machine." Journal of Healthcare Engineering (2022). (ISSN: 2040-2295) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  HINDAWI .   Impact Factor:  3.822

https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/1678000   

21. Yaqub, Muhammad, Feng Jinchao, Shahzad Ahmed, Kaleem Arshid, Muhammad Atif Bilal, Muhammad Pervez Akhter, and M Sultan Zia. "GAN-TL: Generative Adversarial Networks with Transfer Learning for MRI Reconstruction." Applied Sciences 12, no. 17 (2022): 8841. (ISSN: 2076-3417) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  MDPI.   Impact Factor:  2.679

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/17/8841

22. Tooba Rashid, M. Sultan Zia, et al. “A Minority Class Balanced Approach using DCNN-LSTM Method to Detect Human Wrist Fracture” in the Life Journal, Volume 13 Issue 2, March 2023.(ISSN: 2075-1729) (HEC Category: X)

Publisher:  MDPI.   Impact Factor:  3.253

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/17/8841

23. Ayman, Ummara, M Sultan Zia, Ofonime Dominic Okon, Najam-ur Rehman, Talha Meraj, Adham E. Ragab, and Hafiz Tayyab Rauf. "Epileptic Patient Activity Recognition System Using Extreme Learning Machine Method." Biomedicines 11, no. 3 (2023): 816. (ISSN: 2227-9059) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  MDPI.   Impact Factor:  4.757

https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/11/3/816

24. M Sultan Zia, Usman Ali, Zak aur Rehman, M Yaqub, Shehzad Ahmad, Yudong Zhang, Shui-Hua; Rizwan Khan. " Contextual Information Extraction in Brain Tumor Segmentation using Modified Unet and Soft Attention Mechanism" IET Image Processing, July (2023). (ISSN: 1751-9659) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  John Wiley & Sons Inc.   Impact Factor:  2.20

https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/11/3/816

25. M Hassaan A, F Jabeen, Hamed A.A, M. Sultan Zia, Mubarak S.Almutairi, HVD-Net: A Hybrid Vehicle Detection Network for Vision-based Vehicle Tracking, and Speed Estimation, Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, July, 2023, 101657 (ISSN: 1319-1578) (HEC Category: W)

Publisher:  Elsevier.   Impact Factor:  6.90

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksuci.2023.101657

26. Hussain Majid, Bilal Ahmad, Faheem M Anwar, M Sultan Zia. " A Conditioned Reflex Action Embedded Associative Context Learning based Energy Efficient Paradigm in Smart City Milieu." IET Wireless Sensor Systems, July (2023):. (ISSN: 2043-6386) (HEC Category: X)

Publisher:  John Wiley & Sons Inc.   Impact Factor:  0.587

https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/11/3/816

Journal Publications (ISI & Scopus Indexed) (HEC Y-Catrgory)

27. Zaib unnisa, M. Sultan Zia, Aneela Abbas. “Classification of Non-Discriminant ERD/ERS Comprising MI EEG Signals” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Volume 11 Issue 1, 364-375, January 2020. (ISSN: 2156-5570) (HEC Category: Y). Publisher:  THESAI.

https://thesai.org/Publications/ViewPaper?Volume=11&Issue=1&Code=IJACSA&SerialNo=46

28. Sadaf Ilyas, M. Sultan Zia, et al. “Predicting the Future Transaction from Large & Imbalanced Banking Dataset”, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Volume 11 Issue 1, 273-286 January 2020. (ISSN: 2156-5570) (HEC Category: Y). Publisher:  THESAI

https://thesai.org/Publications/ViewPaper?Volume=11&Issue=1&Code=IJACSA&SerialNo=34

29. Umair Muneer, M. Sultan Zia, et al. “Detecting Video Surveillance using VGG19 Convolutional Neural Networks” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Volume 11 Issue 2, March 2020. (ISSN: 2156-5570) (HEC Category: Y). Publisher:  THESAI

https://thesai.org/Publications/ViewPaper?Volume=11&Issue=2&Code=IJACSA&SerialNo=85

Conference Publications

30. Asad Ali Khan, Majid Hussain, M. Zafrullah, M. Sultan Zia " A Convergence Time Optimization Paradigm for OSPF based Networks Through SDN SPF Protocol", International Conference on Future Networks and Distributed Systems (ICFNDS) 2017, July 19 - 20, 2017, Cambridge, UK

{Won Best Paper Award by ICFNDS, 2017, Cambridge, UK}

https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3109816

31. Zaib Unnisa, M. Sultan Zia, et al. "Ensemble Usage for Classification of EEG Signals A Review with Comparison." In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 189-208. Springer, Cham, 2020. Publisher:  Springer

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-50353-6_14

Book Chapters

32. Zaib Unnisa, M. Sultan Zia, et al. "Ensemble Usage for Classification of EEG Signals A Review with Comparison." Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence & Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS, volume 12196, 2020.

Publisher:  Springer