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Kashif Mahmood Rajpoot
Assistant Professor
Department of Computing

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: 051-90852172
Email: kashif.rajpoot@seecs.edu.pk
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Specialization:
Medical Image Analysis

Education:
PhD - Medical Image Analysis (Biomedical Engineering) - University of Oxford, UK - United Kingdom - 2009

Dr Kashif Rajpoot completed his PhD in Medical Image Analysis from University of Oxford (UK) in October'2009. He stayed in the same lab as a post-doc till Dec'2010. During his PhD and post-doc at Oxford, he worked on problems in registration, segmentation, tracking, feature extraction, and multi-view fusion of 3D echocardiography images. In particular, he developed techniques for multi-view 3d echocardiography to allow improved diagnosis in cardiac imaging. His research work has appeared in leading international conferences, clinical meetings, clinical journal, and journals of medical imaging.

Before that, he worked at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute from December'2003 to July'2006, Topi where he taught undergraduate courses (Artificial Intelligence, Applied Image Processing, Digital Image Processing, Computer Programming) alongwith supervising undergraduate final year projects.

Previously, he completed M.Sc. in Digital Signal & Image Processing from De Montfort University, Leicester (UK) in 2003. For his M.Sc. thesis, he worked on developing a computer-aided diagnosis system for cancer detection from hyperspectral images of colon biopsy.

Earlier, he obtained his basic degree in M.Sc. Computer Science from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan in 2002.

Teaching at SEECS-NUST (Jan'2011 - present)

Spring'2014 - Advanced Image Processing (MS Computer Science)
Fall'2013 - Introduction to Programming (BE Electrical Engineering)
Summer'2013 - Advanced Image Processing (shared) (MS Computer Science)
Spring'2013 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming (BE GeoInformatics)
Fall'2012 - Introduction to Programming (BE Electrical Engineering)
Summer'2012 - Computer Vision (shared) (MS Computer Science)
Spring'2012 - Advanced Image Processing (MS Computer Science)
Fall'2011 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming (BE Software Engineering)
Spring'2011 - Computer Programming (BE Chemical Engg & BE Materials Engg)

Teaching at GIK Institute (Dec'2003 - Jul'2006)

Introduction to Computing & Programming
Intensive Programming
Artificial Intelligence
Applied Image Processing

Research Highlights

Intelligent Ultrasound

Fused echoes see whole heart (Oxford University Science Blog)

Diagnosis murmur: how 'intelligent' ultrasound could benefit medicine (WIRED)

Invited Talks

Oct'2013. IBRO Workshop on Neuroscience, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dec’2011. International Multiple Topic Conference 2011, Karachi, Pakistan.
Dec’2010. Biomedical Engineering Workshop, Frontiers of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Sep’2010. Mike Brady Research Symposium, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Mar’2009. SET for Britain, Parliament House, London, UK.
Dec’2003. Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan.

Professional Activities

JOURNALS (REVIEW)

IEEE Signal Processing Letters
IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging
IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Medical Image Analysis [Elsevier]
Computers in Biology & Medicine (Elsevier)
Machine Vision and Applications [Springer-Verlag]
Signal Image and Video Processing [Sigpro]
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering [Inderscience]
Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Imaging Science 

CONFERENCES (PROGRAM COMMITTEE)

IEEE Frontiers of Information Technology 2014
Medical Image Understanding & Analysis 2014 [BMVA]
IEEE Frontiers of Information Technology 2013
IEEE International Multi-topic Conference 2013
Medical Image Understanding & Analysis 2013 [BMVA]
IEEE International Multi-topic Conference 2012
IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies 2012
Frontiers of Information Technology 2012
Medical Image Understanding & Analysis 2012 [BMVA]
Frontiers of Information Technology 2011
IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies 2011
Medical Image Understanding & Analysis 2011 [BMVA]
Medical Image Understanding & Analysis 2010 [BMVA]
Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 2010

Research Interests

Medical Image Analysis

Research Experience

Post-doctoral Research Assistant , University of Oxford, UK

October 2009 - December 2010

Details: Investigated research topics in multi-view 3d echocardiographic image analysis
Journal

Khalid Usman , Kashif Rajpoot , "Brain tumor classification from multi-modality MRI using wavelets and machine learning", Pattern Analysis and Applications (Impact Factor: 1.1014), Vol. , No. , PP. , Jan, 2017. IF: 1.1014
Ruqayya Awan , Kashif Rajpoot , "Spatial and spatio-temporal feature extraction from 4D echocardiography images", Computers in Biology and Medicine (Impact Factor: 1.547), Vol. 64 , No. , PP. 138–147, Sep, 2015. IF: 1.54
Kashif Rajpoot , Atif Riaz, Waqas Majeed, Nasir Rajpoot , "Functional connectivity alterations in epilepsy from resting-state functional MRI", PLOS One (Impact Factor: 3.234) (download full-text at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0134944), Vol. 10 , No. 8, PP. , Aug, 2015. IF: 3.234
Anjuman Shaheen , Kashif Rajpoot , "Adaptive image inversion of contrast 3D echocardiography for enabling automated analysis", Computers in Biology and Medicine (Impact Factor: 1.547), Vol. 63 , No. , PP. 99-107, Aug, 2015. IF: 1.54
Kashif Rajpoot , Vicente Grau, J. Alison Noble, Harald Becher, Cezary Szmigielski , "The Evaluation of Single-View and Multi-View Fusion 3D Echocardiography Using Image-Driven Segmentation and Tracking", Medical Image Analysis (Impact Factor: 4.521), Vol. 15 , No. 4, PP. 514-28, Aug, 2011. IF: 4.521
Kashif Rajpoot , Vicente Grau,J. Alison Noble, Cezary Szmigielski, Harald Becher , "Multi-view Fusion 3D Echocardiography: Improving the Information and Quality of Real-Time 3D Echocardiography", Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology (Impact Factor: 2.576), Vol. 37 , No. 7, PP. 1056-72, Jul, 2011. IF: 2.576
Kashif Rajpoot , J. Alison Noble, Cezary Szmigielski, Harald Becher , "Towards Improving Cardiac Analysis Capabilities: The Role of Multi-view Fusion 3d Echocardiography", Imaging Management, Vol. 10 , No. 4, PP. 26-30, Dec, 2010.
Cezary Szmigielski, Kashif Rajpoot , Vicente Grau, Cameron Holloway, J. Alison Noble, Richard Kerber, Harald Becher , "Real-Time 3D Fusion Echocardiography", Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC): Cardiovascular Imaging (Impact Factor: 5.528), Vol. 3 , No. 7, PP. 682-690, Jul, 2010. IF: 5.528
Mark Gooding, Kashif Rajpoot , Salli Mitchell, Paul Chamberlain, Stephen Kennedy, J. Alison Noble , "Investigation into the Fusion of Multiple 4D Fetal Echocardiography Images to Improve Image Quality", Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology (Impact Factor: 2.576), Vol. 36 , No. 6, PP. 957-966, Jun, 2010. IF: 2.576

Conference

Ammara Nasim , Muhammad Qamar Idrees, Kashif Rajpoot , "Contrast 3D Echocardiographic Segmentation by Image Inversion", Proceedings of the IEEE Inernational Multi-topic Conference (INMIC), Jan, 2014, Karachi , Pakistan.
Anjuman Shaheen , Kashif Rajpoot , "An Adaptive Image Construction Method for Contrast 3D Echocardiography", Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Jan, 2014, Islamabad , Pakistan.
Ruqayya Awan , Kashif Rajpoot , "Investigation of 3D and 4D Feature Extraction from Echocardiography Images Using Local Phase Based Method", Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Jan, 2014, Islamabad , Pakistan.
Atif Riaz , Kashif Rajpoot, Nasir Rajpoot , "A Connectivity Difference Measure for Identification of Functional Neuroimaging Markers for Epilepsy", Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, Nov, 2013, San Diego , United States.
Ammara Nasim , Aisha Gul Hafeez,Kashif Rajpoot,Muhammad Shahzad Younis , "Investigating 3D Echocardiography Image Fusion for Improving Image Quality", Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control, and Communication (IC4), Sep, 2013, Karachi , Pakistan.
Sara S. Qureshi , Peter R. Smith,David Cowell,Kashif Rajpoot,Steven Freear , "A Compact, Parameterized, Real-time Beamformer, Benchmarked for Ultrasound Imaging", Proceedings of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Oct, 2012, Dresden , Germany.
Sara S. Qureshi , Peter Smith,David Cowell,Kashif Rajpoot,Steven Freear , "Hardware Accelerated Beamformer for Microbubble Detection", Proceedings of the Leeds Microbubble Symposium, Jul, 2012, Leeds , United Kingdom.
Daniel Augustine , Kashif Rajpoot,Christos Biasagianis,H. Pavolopoulous,X. Jin,S. Myerson,Jim Newton,J. Alison Noble,Harald Becher,Paul Leeson , "3D Fusion Echocardiography Improves Transoeosphageal Left Ventricular Assessment", Proceedings of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, Aug, 2011, Paris , France.
Kashif Rajpoot , Daniel Augustine, Christos Basagiannis, J. Alison Noble, Harald Becher, Paul Leeson , "3D Fusion Echocardiography Improves Transoeosphageal LV Assessment", Proceedings of the Functional Imaging and Modelling of the Heart, May, 2011, New York , United States.
Cezary Szmigielski , Kashif Rajpoot, Richard Kerber, J. Alison Noble, Harald Becher , "Influence of Image Quality and Left Ventricular Long Axis Adjustment on Variability of Volumetric Measurements in Three Dimensional Echocardiography", Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Session of American Society of Echocardiography, Jun, 2010, San Diego , United States.
Kashif Rajpoot , J. Alison Noble, Vicente Grau, Cezary Szmigielski, Harald Becher , "Image-driven Cardiac Left Ventricle Segmentation for the Evaluation of Multiview Fused Real-Time 3-Dimensional Echocardiography Images", Proceedings of the Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention, Sep, 2009, London , United Kingdom.
Mark Gooding , Kashif Rajpoot, S. Mitchell, Paul Chamberlain, J. Alison Noble, Stephen Kennedy , "Fusion of Multiple Four Dimensional Fetal Echocardiography Images Can Improve Quality", Proceedings of the World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sep, 2009, Hamburg , Germany.
Cezary Szmigielski , Kashif Rajpoot, Vicente Grau, Richard Kerber, J. Alison Noble, Harald Becher , "Comparison of Two Fusion Algorithms for Improvement of Image Quality in Real Time 3 Dimensional Echocardiography", Proceedings of the EUROECHO Annual Meeting of European Association of Echocardiography, Aug, 2009, Barcelona , Spain.
Michael Verhoek , Kashif Rajpoot, Andrew Blake, J. Alison Noble , "Comparing Appearance and Edge Information for Myocardial Segmentation of the Left Ventricle in 3D Echocardiography using Graph Cuts", Proceedings of the Medical Image Understanding and Analysis, Jul, 2009, London , United Kingdom.
Kashif Rajpoot , Vicente Grau, J. Alison Noble , "Local-phase Based 3D Boundary Detection using Monogenic Signal and its Application to Real-Time 3-D Echocardiography Images", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Jun, 2009, Boston , United States.
Cezary Szmigielski , Kashif Rajpoot, Vicente Grau, Cameron Holloway, Saul Myerson, J. Alison Noble, Harald Becher , "Four Dimensional Fusion Echocardiography Improves Contrast to Noise Ratio, Image Quality and Completeness of Three Dimensional Datasets", Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Session of American Society of Echocardiography, Jun, 2009, Washington , United States.
Kashif Rajpoot , J. Alison Noble, Vicente Grau, Cezary Szmigielski, Harald Becher , "Multiview RT3D Echocardiography Image Fusion", Proceedings of the Functional Imaging and Modelling of the Heart, Jun, 2009, Nice , France.
Kashif Rajpoot , J. Alison Noble, Vicente Grau, Nasir Rajpoot , "Feature Detection from Echocardiography Images Using Local Phase Information", Proceedings of the Medical Image Understanding and Analysis, Jul, 2008, Dundee , United Kingdom.
Kashif Rajpoot , Nasir Rajpoot, J. Alison Noble , "Discrete Wavelet Diffusion for Image Denoising", Proceedings of the International Conference on Image and Signal Processing , Jul, 2008, Cherbourg-Octeville, Normandy , France.
Khalid Masood , Nasir Rajpoot, Hammad Qureshi, Kashif Rajpoot , "Hyperspectral Texture Analysis for Colon Tissue Biopsy Classification", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, Jan, 2007, , Turkey.
Khalid Masood , Nasir Rajpoot, Hammad Qureshi, Kashif Rajpoot , "Co-occurrence and Morphological Analysis for Colon Tissue Biopsy Classification", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Frontiers of Information Technology, Dec, 2006, Islamabad , Pakistan.
Arshad Hussain , Nasir Rajpoot, Kashif Rajpoot , "Texture Classification with Ants", Proceedings of the International Conference on Image Processing, Oct, 2006, Atlanta , United States.
Arshad Hussain , Nasir Rajpoot, Kashif Rajpoot , "Texture Segmentation using Ant Tree Clustering", Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Intelligent Systems, Apr, 2006, Islamabad , Pakistan.
Kashif Rajpoot , Nasir Rajpoot , "Wavelets and Support Vector Machines for Texture Classification", Proceedings of the IEEE International Multitopic Conference, Dec, 2004, Lahore , Pakistan.
Kashif Rajpoot , Nasir Rajpoot , "SVM Optimization for Hyperspectral Colon Tissue Cell Classification", Proceedings of the Medical Image Computing & Computer Assisted Intervention, Sep, 2004, St Malo , France.
Kashif Rajpoot , Nasir Rajpoot, Martin Turner , "Hyperspectral Colon Tissue Cell Classification", Proceedings of the SPIE Medical Imaging, Feb, 2004, San Diego , United States.
Kashif Rajpoot , Nasir Rajpoot , "Wavelet Based Segmentation of Hyperspectral Colon Tissue Imagery", Proceedings of the IEEE International Multitopic Conference, Dec, 2003, Islamabad , Pakistan.

Book/Chapter

[Chapter] Kashif Rajpoot , Daniel Augustine, Christos Basagiannis, J. Alison Noble, Harald Becher, Paul Leeson , "3D Fusion Echocardiography Improves Transoeosphageal LV Assessment", Springer-Verlag Springer-Verlag, ISBSN 978-3-642-21028-0, Jan 2011.
[Chapter] Kashif Rajpoot , J. Alison Noble, Vicente Grau, Cezary Szmigielski, Harald Becher , "Image-driven Cardiac Left Ventricle Segmentation for the Evaluation of Multiview Fused Real-Time 3-Dimensional Echocardiography Images", Springer-Verlag Springer-Verlag, ISBSN 978-3-642-04270-6, Sep 2009.
[Chapter] Kashif Rajpoot , J. Alison Noble, Vicente Grau, Cezary Szmigielski, Harald Becher , "Multiview RT3D Echocardiography Image Fusion", Springer-Verlag Springer-Verlag, ISBSN 978-3-642-01931-9, May 2009.
[Chapter] Kashif Rajpoot , Nasir Rajpoot, J. Alison Noble , "Discrete Wavelet Diffusion for Image Denoising", Springer-Verlag Springer-Verlag, ISBSN 978-3-540-69904-0, Jul 2008.
[Chapter] Kashif Rajpoot , Nasir Rajpoot , "SVM Optimization for Hyperspectral Colon Tissue Cell Classification", Springer-Verlag Springer-Verlag, ISBSN 978-3-540-22977-3, Sep 2004.

Research Associate , GIK Institute
December 2003 - July 2006

Details: Taught Courses on: Introduction to Computing & Programming Intensive Programming Artificial Intelligence Applied Image Processing Administrative activities: Co-organizer in GIKI Open House

Assistant Professor , SEECS NUST
January 2011 - Present

Details: Teaching, Research, Admin