Faculty Profile

Dr. Murtaza Taj

Assistant Professor

Computer Sciences

Dr. Taj earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in electronic engineering and computer science from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom, in 2009 and 2005, respectively. He received his BE (IT) degree (with distinction) in Engineering from Hamdard University, Pakistan, in 2003. Currently, he is holding the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. His research interests are object detection and tracking using multimodal sensors.  He has served as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology and the International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. He has also served as the Electronic Media Chair of IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS 2007).

    • Article
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Efficient multitarget visual tracking using random finite sets . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Distributed and decentralized multicamera tracking . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Target detection and tracking with heterogeneous sensors . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-camera track-before-detect . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-feature graph-based object tracking . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Relative position estimation of non-overlapping cameras . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Content and task-based view selection from multiple video streams . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Distributed visual sensing for virtual top-view trajectory generation in football videos . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-modal particle filtering tracking using appearance, motion and audio likelihoods . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Audio-assisted trajectory estimation in non-overlapping multi-camera networks . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Audiovisual tracking using STAC sensors . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Objective evaluation of pedestrian and vehicle tracking on the clear surveillance dataset . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Detection and tracking of humans and faces . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-view multi-object detection and tracking . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Multi-camera scene analysis using an object-centric continuous distribution hidden markov model . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Object and scene-centric activity detection using state occupancy duration modeling . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Content-aware ranking of video segments . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Event analysis on TRECVid 2008 LondonGatwick dataset. . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Recognizing interactions in video . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Interaction recognition in wide areas using audiovisual sensors . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Hands-on experience in image processing: the automated lecture cameraman . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). 3D Architectural Modeling: Coarse-to-fine model fitting on point cloud . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). DYNAMICALLY TARGETED AD AUGMENTATION IN VIDEO . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Leveraging Smartphones to Monitor Attendance in Public Facilities . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Simultaneous Detection and Tracking with Multiple Cameras . ,
      • Taj, M. .(1999). Tracking interacting targets in multi-modal sensors . ,
    • Book Section/chapter
      • Taj, M. .(2014). 2D Human Pose Estimation and Tracking in Non-overlapping Cameras . Human Behavior Understanding in Networked Sensing , Springer International Publishing , pp. 261-281
    • Conference Papers
      • Taj, M. .(2015). 3D Architectural Modeling: Efficient RANSAC for n-gonal primitive fitting . Eurographics , ACM
      • Taj, M. .(2014). 2D articulated human pose tracking: A hybrid approach . IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing , IEEE
      • Taj, M. .(2014). Efficient 2D human pose estimation using mean-shift . IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing , IEEE
    • Patent
      • Taj, M. .(2015). METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL IMAGING . , USPTO
      • Taj, M. INGRAIN: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY TARGETED AD AUGMENTATION IN VIDEO . , USPTO
Title Semester Code
Computer Graphics Fall Semester 2014-15 1401
Senior Project I Fall Semester 2014-15 1401
Senior Project II Fall Semester 2014-15 1401
Master's Thesis I Fall Semester 2014-15 1401
Digital Image Processing Spring Semester 2014-15 1402
Senior Project II Spring Semester 2014-15 1402
Master's Thesis I Spring Semester 2014-15 1402
Master's Thesis II Spring Semester 2014-15 1402
Independent Study Spring Semester 2014-15 1402
Computer Graphics Fall Semester 2015-16 1501
Senior Project I Fall Semester 2015-16 1501
Master's Thesis I Fall Semester 2015-16 1501
Computer Vision Fundamentals Spring Semester 2015-16 1502
Digital Image Processing Spring Semester 2015-16 1502
Senior Project I Spring Semester 2015-16 1502
Senior Project II Spring Semester 2015-16 1502
Master's Thesis II Spring Semester 2015-16 1502
Independent Study Spring Semester 2015-16 1502
Computer Vision Spring Semester 2015-16 1502
Computer Graphics Fall Semester 2016-17 1601
Senior Project I Fall Semester 2016-17 1601
Computer Vision Fundamentals Spring Semester 2016-17 1602
Digital Image Processing Spring Semester 2016-17 1602
Senior Project II Spring Semester 2016-17 1602
Independent Study Spring Semester 2016-17 1602
Independent Study Spring Semester 2016-17 1602
Directed Research Project Spring Semester 2016-17 1602
Doctoral Thesis Research Summer Semester 2016-17 1603
Computer Graphics Fall Semester 2017-18 1701
  • Past Courses
    Title Semester Code
    Computational Problem Solving Spring Semester 2010-11 1002
    Computational Problem Solving Spring Semester 2010-11 1002
    Computer Graphics Fall Semester 2011-12 1101
    Senior Project I Fall Semester 2011-12 1101
    Digital Image Processing Spring Semester 2011-12 1102
    Senior Project II Spring Semester 2011-12 1102
    Independent Study Spring Semester 2011-12 1102
    Computational Problem Solving Spring Semester 2011-12 1102
    Computer Graphics Fall Semester 2012-13 1201
    Senior Project I Fall Semester 2012-13 1201
    Computational Problem Solving Fall Semester 2012-13 1201
    Digital Image Processing Spring Semester 2012-13 1202
    Senior Project II Spring Semester 2012-13 1202
    Computer Graphics Fall Semester 2013-14 1301
    Senior Project I Fall Semester 2013-14 1301
    Master's Thesis I Fall Semester 2013-14 1301
    Computational Problem Solving Fall Semester 2013-14 1301
    Digital Image Processing Spring Semester 2013-14 1302
    Senior Project II Spring Semester 2013-14 1302
    Master's Thesis I Spring Semester 2013-14 1302
    Master's Thesis II Spring Semester 2013-14 1302