Muhammad Abid

Assistant Professor - 9
Muhammad Rizwan Abid

Phone 863-874-8658

Location Main Campus

Office BARC-2231

Directory Computer Science

Dr. Muhammad R. Abid is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Florida Polytechnic University since 2016. Prior he was working as a research assistant at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. His fifteen years of experience in academia, research, industry and consultancy prepare him to be an effective instructor and researcher in the computer science department. His doctoral dissertation was conducted in consultation with Distinguished Prof. Emil M. Petriu and did recognition of the dynamic arm gesture language for human-robot and inter-robot communication. In addition to his doctoral dissertation research, other areas that interest him for his future interdisciplinary research stem from his Master dissertation. He embedded knowledge of software engineering in his doctoral dissertation. One of the studies that he has started is the UML profile for goal orientated modeling. He also did research for health care with the help of McGill University for elder care, deaf people and smart home environments. He has another master degree in computer science from College of Business Administration, Lahore, Pakistan. He did his bachelor of computer science from the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He has prior experience of working as System Analyst, Senior Programmer, and Programmer. He received scholarships throughout his career.

  • Admission scholarship of the University of Ottawa (Ph.D.)
  • R. Abid, “Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition for Human-Computer and Inter-Robot Interaction” poster in 8th Edition of Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Poster Competition, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada, March 31, 2015, Scored Third Position
  • “Certificate of Excellence” for teaching with excellent performance in APTECH Computer Education August 30, 2003
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2015
  • M.S. of Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2008
  • M.S. of Computer Science, College of Business Administration, Lahore, Pakistan, 2001
  • B.S. of Computer Science, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1999
  • Computer Vision
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Automata Theory, Formal Languages
  • Image Processing
  • Software Engineering
  • University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member of Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL.
  • Department Of Computer Science Curriculum Committee Member, Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL
  • Faculty Co-Advisor ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Student Chapter, Florida Polytechnic University 2017-present
  • IEEE Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Professional Member

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