Academics

Department of Computer Science


lab facilities

 

 

Computer Lab #

No. of Computers

Type

Generations

HDD

(GB)

RAM (GB)

Processors

1. CS-1

46

Core i3

6th

320

8

3.2 GHz

2. CS-2

36

Core i7

7th

1000

16

3.6 GHz 

3. CS-3

35

Core i5

6th

500

8

3.2 GHz

4. CS-4

30

Core i7

7th

1000

8

3.6 GHz

5. FYP Lab

14

Core i7

6th

1000

16

3.6 GHz 

All labs are equipped with multimedia projector and sound system. 

DLD Lab, Embedded Lab, Physics Labs and Communication Labs are shared with other departments. 

 

Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

Artificial intelligence research lab (AIRL) is affiliated with Alkhawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), UET Lahore. Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) was established in August 2002 at University of Engineering and Technology for research in latest technological advancements.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an integral part of many exciting research domains, to develop intelligent applications, such as deep learning, image processing, speech recognition, semantic web, data science, robotics, recommendation systems, machine translation, and 3D sensing in consumer gaming. The AIRL lab will bring all of these domains together providing a structure for industry and academic to engage effectively. The focus of AIRL is on application oriented basic research. The aim is to develop product functions, prototypes and patentable solutions in the domain of artificial intelligence and machine learning.  Research and development projects are conducted initially with the support from DAAD, German Research center for artificial intelligence (DFKI), Germany, and Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), UET Lahore.

Bioinformatics Research Lab

The Bioinformatics Laboratory at KICS, U.E.T. Lahore was established using the starter grant from HEC, Pakistan. This laboratory has been catering for the local needs at the university level. In the near future, the Lab aims to provide a national bioinformatics information network designed to cater for the inter-disciplinary and collaborative research needs of the research/scientific community and the industry with the following main objectives:

  • To build an integrated information resource platform, prepare databases of biological data and to develop relevant analysis tools and techniques.

  • To develop, support and enhance the public information resources for biology in Pakistan, e.g., Genbank, PubMed, molecular biology data and related research information resources.

  • To develop appropriate and extensible data models for storing, retrieving and manipulating biological data.

  • To develop and maintain quality control and uniform standards for ensuring interoperability.

  • To design biological ontologies and use a controlled vocabulary (e.g., keywords and synonyms) and text strings in intelligent data searches.

  • To utilize XML /RDF technologies or another explicitly defined parsale format for all information in the database records to ensure interoperability.

  • To ensure that the integrity and provenance of information in the database. The database shall be updated at least once a month to incorporate the most recent information and data.

  • To establish strong research collaboration and link with scientific community.

 Projects Completed

  • The group has made available dome public domain biological resources such as Genbank through intranet.

  • Development of an extensible data model

  • Development of the prototype-based software development methodology for bioinformatics

  • Proposing metrics to evaluate Data Provenance.

Computer Vision Machine Learning Lab

Computer Vision and Machine Learning (CVML) Lab at Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Sciences focuses on the research and development of image processing tools, computer vision algorithms, natural language processing and applications helpful to community from the field of computer vision. Dedicated research staff comprising 2 PHDs and over 10 full-time research officers and undergraduate/postgraduate interns, the lab is involved in the development of core APIs required for the surveillance systems including face recognition, emotions and actions recognition and scene settings.

The purpose of this research lab is to delve deeply in active area of research of computer vision and machine learning and provide the solutions of local problems to our community. Moreover, it is a wonderful opportunity for young aspirants to get working knowledge of computer vision systems under the supervision of experts. CVML Lab offers various solutions to public places like metro stops, railway stations, bus stops, airports, parks and roads, forbidden zones like offices and railway tracks, suspicious zones and generation of video data to textual format. Some of the ongoing projects are summarized below.

In the paradigm of surveillance systems, the lab has recently started a project of “Automatic Surveillance of Video Streams” which is also funded by National ICT R&D Fund and also has collaboration with foreign institutes and local organizations. The project is focused on recognition of suspicious activities from the public places and forbidden zones by extracting the high level spatial and temporal features from video streams. The project also aims to explore the limitations of image processing and computer vision algorithms in the different environments. The development of this project will be demonstrated through a surveillance applications.

Another paradigm of Natural Language Generation (NLG) and Natural Language Processing which is focused on reduction of space required by video streams generated by surveillance cameras by converting the multimedia into textual format. In short, Computer vision and machine learning lab is capable to help the various areas of life which are not limited to provide domains.

Data Science Lab

Artificial intelligence research lab (AIRL) is affiliated with Alkhawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), UET Lahore. Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) was established in August 2002 at University of Engineering and Technology for research in latest technological advancements.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an integral part of many exciting research domains, to develop intelligent applications, such as deep learning, image processing, speech recognition, semantic web, data science, robotics, recommendation systems, machine translation, and 3D sensing in consumer gaming. The AIRL lab will bring all of these domains together providing a structure for industry and academic to engage effectively.

The focus of AIRL is on application oriented basic research. The aim is to develop product functions, prototypes and patentable solutions in the domain of artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

Research and development projects are conducted initially with the support from DAAD, German Research center for artificial intelligence (DFKI), Germany, and Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), UET Lahore.


 
Human-Centered Robotics Lab

The Human-Centered Robotics Lab aims to indigenously design and develop integrated robotic systems, based on smart sensing and actuation, to seamlessly interact with humans, actively learn from them and eventually create an effective collaborative environment. In this pursuit, currently, we are developing collaborative robots, upper-body exoskeletons, and lower-body active prostheses at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, and lower-limb orthoses/exoskeletons at the University of Central Punjab, Lahore. 

 

Lab's Objectives

Human-robot interaction is at the core of our research which possesses a wide range of possibilities. The proposed human-centered robotics lab, however, will focus on the big problem of designing and developing effective sensor and actuator systems for such interactions. Ensuing the path that will lead towards the solution of the proposed big problem, the following subsidiary application domains have been identified:

              1- Collaborative Robots

              2- Exoskeleton

             3- Active Prostheses