Dr Tahir Nawaz has been working as L4/5 Autonomy Research Engineer (Project Lead) since 2018 at Jaguar Land Rover, UK, where he focuses on investigating and developing multi-modal sensing technologies for autonomous vehicles. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (2014-2017) at the University of Reading, UK, where he worked on devising privacy-preserving surveillance solutions with visible and thermal imagery. He also worked as a Visiting Researcher in 2014 at City University of London, UK, on the brain tumor analysis using MR spectroscopy. He completed a PhD in Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE) in 2014, which was a joint Doctorate program under the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship in Queen Mary University of London and Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He held research positions in 2010 at Medicsight PLC London and Queen Mary University of London, UK. He received an MSc in Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) in 2009, which was a joint Master's program under the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in three European universities: Heriot-Watt University, UK; University of Girona, Spain; and University of Burgundy, France. He also completed a Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering in 2005 at National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. Based on his final year Bachelor's project, he represented Pakistan as a team leader in Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Robocon Contest, an international robot competition held at Beijing in 2005. He has published numerous papers in prestigious publication venues, and has been involved in several international projects. He is also a reviewer for several well-reputed journals and was the Co-organizer and Program Chair of IEEE PETS 2015 Workshop.



Research areas

Computer vision

Image/video analysis

Sensor fusion



Professional activities

Workshop organization

- Co-organizer and Program Chair of IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance (PETS 2015)



- [October 2016] University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

- [September 2015] Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

- [September 2015] Summer School on Intelligent Sensing, London, United Kingdom


Reviewer for the following journals

- IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

- IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

- IEEE Signal Processing Letters

- Elsevier Information Fusion

- Elsevier Information Processing Letters

- Elsevier Signal Processing: Image Communication

- IET Electronics Letters

- EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing

- SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging









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