Muhammad Rizwan Abid

Assistant Professor

Office Location
Innovation Science and Technology Building, Room 2074, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531

 

Education
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

 

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About
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.

 

Expertise

  • Computer Vision
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Automata Theory, Formal Languages
  • Image Processing
  • Software Engineering

 

Professional Activities

  • 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

 

Awards and Honors

  • 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

 

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