Dr. Syed Saqib Bukhari

organization/university: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Designation: Senior Researcher
Education:

PhD in Computer System Engineering, 2007 - 2012


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Master of Engineering in Computer Systems, 2004 - 2006


NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Systems, 1999 - 2003


NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Email: saqib.bukhari@dfki.com



Awards & Honors

  • DB (German Railways) Competition Winner - 2017:
  • Deutsche Bahn DB (German Railways) organized an open challenge/competition for a business document analysis use case, and my team at DFKI won the competition.
  • Galilio Interview - 2016:
  • German TV Channel ProSieben Program ”Galilio” took my interview about Document Processing.
  • News Article - 2016:
  • An artical related to my Eye-Tracking for Reading was appeared in ”Contact Management Magazine”
  • News Article - 2015:
  • An article in ”DIE RHEINPFALZ” newspaper was appeared about my ”anyOCR” work for Historical Documents Analysis.
  • Interview - 2015:
  • My interview was published in the Newsletter of ”International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR)” - ”IAPR...The Next Generation”.
  • The Best Paper Award - 2014:
  • 11th International Working on Document Analysis Systems (DAS’14), Tours, France, 2014.
  • The Best Student Paper Award - 2012:
  • International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR’12), Bari, Italy, 2012.


Industry and Academic Experiences

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany

http://www.dfki.de/web/kontakt/dfki-kaiserslautern
Senior Researcher:January 2015 - to-date
Leading an Artifical Intelligence group ”Visual Attention and Pattern Recognition (VAPR)” comprising around 20 PhD, Master-Thesis, and Bachelor-Thesis students

Technical Univeristy Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

http://www.uni-kl.de
Part-Time-Teaching/Lecturer:March 2016 - September 2016
taught Master leverl course ”Document and Content Analysis”, which mainly includes the following topics:
  • OCR
  • Document Layout Analysis
  • Information Extraction
  • Text Mining etc


GUC University Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Part-Time-Teaching/Lecturer:September 2016 - February 2017
taught Bachelor leverl course ”Computer Vision”, which mainly covers image processing, machine learning, and computer vision

Insiders Technologies GmbH , Kaiserslautern, Germany

http://www.insiders-technologies.de/
Research Engineer and Developer:December 2012 - December 2014
Working in core technology department, with special emphasis on business forms, text and emails classifications.

Image Understanding and Pattern Recognition (IUPR) , Kaiserslautern, Germany

http://sites.google.com/a/iupr.com/home/
Researcher:October 2009 - November 2012
Working as a researcher scholar in the area of Document Image Analysis

C & C Innovation Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation , Nara, Japan

http://www.dfki.de
Research-Intern: August 2011 - January 2012
Worked as a research-intern in the area Geographic Information System (GIS)

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) , Kaiserslautern, Germany

http://www.dfki.de
Researcher: April 2007 - September 2009
Worked as a research scholar in the area of Document Image Analysis

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Kaiserslautern, Germany

http://www.itwm.fraunhofer.de/
Research Assistant and Developer: August 2008 - September 2009
Worked as a research assistant in Industrial Mathematics, Image Processing Department

NED University of Engineering and Technology , Karachi, Pakistan

http://www.neduet.edu.pk/
Teachingf/Lecturer: February 2003 - January 2007
taught undergraduate course in Computer and Information System Engineering Department of NED University of Engineering and Technology


Publications

Qamer uddin Sabri, Johannes Bayer, Viktor Ayzenshtadt Syed Saqib Bukhari , Klaus-Dieter Althof, Andreas Dengel,, “Semantic Pattern-Based Retrieval of Architectural Floor Plans with Case-Based and Graph Based Searching Techniques and their Evaluation and Visualization”, The 6th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods, Porto, Portugal, 2017.
Marco Stricker, Syed Saqib Bukhari, Mohammad Al Naser, Saleh Mozafari, Damian Borth, Andreas Dengel,, “Which Saliency Detection Method is the Best to Estimate the HumanAttention for Adjective Noun Concepts?”, The 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial In telligence, Porto, Portugal, 2017.
Martin Jenckel, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Andreas Dengel,, “anyocr: A Sequence Learning Based OCR System for Unlabeled Historical Documents”, 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR’16, Mexico, 2016.
Brennan Nunamaker, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Damian Borth, Andreas Dengel, “A Tesseract-Based OCR Framework For Historical Documents Lacking Ground-Truth Text”, International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP’16, USA, 2016
Syed Saqib Bukhari, Adnan UlHasan, Andreas Dengel, “OCRoRACT: A Sequence Learning OCR System Trained on Isolated Characters”, 12th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS16, Greece, 2016.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , Adnan UlHasan, Andreas Dengel, “Meaningless Text OCR Model for Medieval Script”, 2nd International Conference on Natural Sciences and Technology in Manuscript Analysis, Germany, 2016.
Martin Jenckel, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Andreas Dengel, “Clustering Benchmark for Characters in Historical Documents”, 12th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS16, Greece, 2016
Sara Elkasrawi, Abdelsamad, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Andreas Dengel, “What You See is What You Get? Automatic Image Verification for Online News Content”, 12th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS16,, Greece 2016.
Mohammad Al-Naser, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Peter Lanzer, Andreas Dengel, “How Cardiologists Reads X- Ray Videos in Minimally Invasive Catheter-Mediated Interventions ?”, Eye-Tracking Study, 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI16, Italy, 2016.
Saleh Mozafar, Pascal Klein, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Jochen Kuhn, Andreqas Dengel, “A Study on Representational Competence in Physics Using Mobile Remote Eye Tracking Systems”, 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobi leHCI16, Italy, 2016.
Saleh Mozafar, Mohammad Al-Naser, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Damian Borth, Andreas Dengel, “An Eye Movement Study on Scientific Papers Using Wearable Eye Tracking Technology”, The Ninth International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU, Germany , 2016.
Viktor Ayzenshtadt, Christoph Langenhan, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Klaus-Dieter Althof, Frank Petzold, Andreas Dengel, “Thinking With Containers: A Multi-Agent Retrieval Approach for the Case-Based Semantic Search of Architectural Designs”, The 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART16), Italy, 2016.
Seyyed Saleh Mozaffari Chanijani, Pascal Klein, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Jochen Kuhn, Andreas Dengel, “Entropy based Transition Analysis of Eye Movement on Physics Representational Competence.” The ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computin, UbiComp’16, Germany, 2016.
Shoya Ishimaru, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Carina Heisel, Jochen Kuhn, Andreas Dengel, “Towards an Intelligent Textbook: Eye Gaze based Attention Extraction on Materials for Learning and Instruction in Physics.” The ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computin, UbiComp’16, Germany, 2016.
Viktor Ayzenshtadt, Klaus-Dieter Althoff, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Andreas Dengel, Ada Mikyas, “Ontologybased Communication Architecture Within a Distributed Case-Based Retrieval System for Architectural Designs. Lernen. Wissen. Daten. Analysen, LWDA’16, Germany, 2016.
Syed Saqib Bukhari and Andreas Dengel, “Visual Appearance based Document Classification Methods: Performance Evaluation and Benchmarkin”, 13th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR’15, France, 2015.
Syed Saqib bukhari, Andreas Dengel, Johannes Bayer, Christoph Langenhan, Klaus-Dieter Althoff, Frank Petzold, Marcus Liwicki, “Migrating the Classical Pen-and-Paper based Conceptual Sketching of Architecture Plans Towards Computer Tools Prototype Design and Evaluation”, GREC LNCS, F rance, 2015.
Mustafa AlShdaifat, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Takumi Toyama, Andreas Dengel, “Robust Object Recognition in Wearable Eye Tracking System”, The 3rd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR2015), Malaysia, 2015.
Viktor, Christoph, Syed Saqib, Klaus-Dieter, Frank, Andreas, “Distributed Domain Model for the CaseBased Retrieval of Architectural Building Designs”, Proceedings of the 20th UK Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning (UKCBR15), 2015.
Saleh Mozafari, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Andreas Dengel, “Analysis of text layout quality using wearable eye trackers”, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW15), Turin, pp. 1-6, 2015.
Mohammad Al-Naser, Saleh Mozafari, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Damian Borth, Andreas Dengel, “What Makes a Beautiful Landscape Beautiful: Adjective Noun Pairs Attention by Eye-Tracking and Gaze Analysis”, In ACM Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Affect and Sentiment in Multimedia (ASM), 2015.
Saleh Mozafari, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Andreas Dengel, “An Eye Tracking Study of Representational Competence in Physics Problem Solving”, SWAET, 2016.
Saleh Mozafari, Syed Saqib Bukhari , Andreas Dengel, “An Eye Movement Study on the Effect of Graphic Representations and the Aesthetics of Text Layout in Physics Problem Solving”, International Workshop on Reading in the Forest, TU Kaiserslautern, 2015
Syed Saqib Bukhari , M. Ebbecke and M. Gillmann, “Business Forms Classification using Earth Mover’s Distance”, 11th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS14. Tours - Loire Vally, France, April 2014. (The Best Paper Award)
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Towards Generic Text-Line Extraction”, 12th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR’13, Washungton, DC, USA, August 2013.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , H. S. M. Al-Khaffaf, F. Shafait, M. A. Osma, A. Z. Talib, and T. M. Breuel, “GREC13 Arc and Line Segmentation Contest”, 10th IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition GREC 2013, Lehigh University, USA - August 2013
M. Afzal, M. Kraemer, Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Robust Binarization of Stereo and Monocular Document Images Using Percentile Filter”, Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition 5th International Workshop, CBDAR 2013, Washungton, DC, USA, August 2013.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Layout Analysis for Arabic Historical Document Images Using Machine Learning”, 13th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, ICFHR ’12, Bari, Italy, 2012. (The Best Student Paper Award) .
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Layout Analysis of Arabic Script Documents” for Book Chapter ‘Guide to OCR for Arabic Scripts’, Springer 2012.
A. Ul-Hasan, Syed Saqib Bukhari , S. F. Rashid, F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Semi-Automated OCR Database Generation for Complex Scripts”, 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR’12, Japan, November 2012.
M. Z. Afzal, Syed Saqib Bukhari , M.Krmer, F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Robust Stereo Matching for Document Images Using Parameter Selection of Text-Line Extraction”, 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR’12, Japan, November 2012.
M. Krmer, M. Z. Afzal, Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Robust Stereo Correspondence for Documents by Matching Connected Components of Text-Lines with Dynamic Programming”, 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR’12, Japan, November 2012.
A. Ul-Hasan, Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “OCR-Free Table of Contents Detection in Urdu Books”, 10th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS12, Gold Coast , Australia, Mar. 2012.
M. Z. Afzal, M. Krmer, Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Improvements to Uncalibrated Feature-based Stereo Matching for Document Images by using Text-Line Segmentation”, 10th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS12, Gold Coast, Australia, Mar. 2012.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Coupled Snakelets for Curled Text-Line Segmentation from Warped Document Images”, International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition, IJDAR, 2011.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Border Noise Removal of Camera-Captured Document Images using Page-Frame Detection”, Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition - 4th International Workshop, CBDAR 2011, Beijing, China, September 22, 2011.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “A Pixel-Based Performance Evaluation Method for Page Dewarping Algorithms using SIFT Features”, Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition - 4th International Workshop, CBDAR 2011, Beijing, China, September 22, 2011.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “The IUPR Dataset of Camera-Captured Document Images”, Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition - 4th International Workshop, CBDAR 2011, Beijing, China, September 22, 2011.
F. Shafait, M. P. Cutter, J. V. Beusekom, Syed Saqib Bukhari , T. M. Breuel, “Decapod: A flexible, lowcost digitization solution for small and medium archives”, Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition - 4th International Workshop, CBDAR 2011, Beijing, China, September 22, 2011.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Text-Line Extraction using a Convolution of Isotropic Gaussian Filter with a Set of Line Filter”, 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR’11, Beijing, China, September 2011.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “High Performance Layout Analysis of Arabic and Urdu Scripts Document Image”, 11th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR’11, Beijing, China, September 2011.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Improved Document Image Segmentation Algorithm using Multiresolution Morphology”, Document Recognition and Retrieval XVIII, SPIE 2011, San Francisco, CA USA, 2011.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , M. Al Azawi, F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Document Image Segmentation using Discriminative Learning over Connected Components”, 9th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS’10, Boston, MA, USA, 2010.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Performance Evaluation of Curled Textlines Segmentation Algorithms on CBDAR 2007 Dewarping Contest Dataset”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP’10, Hong kong, 2010.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Performance Evaluation of Curled Textlines Segmentation Algorithms”, (short paper) 9th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS’10, Boston, MA, USA, 2010.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, T. M. Breuel, “Adaptive Binarization of Unconstrained Hand-Held Camera-Captured Document Images”, Special Issue of JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science, 2009.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Coupled Snakelet Model for Curled Textline Segmentation of Camera-Captured Document Images”, 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR’09, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Script-Independent Handwritten Textlines Segmentation using Active Contours”, 10th International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, IC- DAR’09, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Ridges based Curled Textline Region Detection from Grayscale Camera-Captured Document Images”, 13th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, CAIP’09, Muenster, Germany, 2009.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Curled Textline Information Extraction from Grayscale Camera-Captured Document Images”, International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP’09, Cairo, Egypt, 2009.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Foreground-Background Regions Guided Binarization of Camera-Captured Document Images”, 3rd International Workshop on Camera Based Document Analysis and Recognition, CBDAR’09, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Dewarping of Camera-Captured Document Images”, 3rd International Workshop on Camera Based Document Analysis and Recognition, CBDAR’09, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
S. F. Rashid, Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “A Discriminative Learning Approach for Orientation Detection of Urdu Document Images”, 13th IEEE International Multitopic Conference, INMIC’09, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2009.
Syed Saqib Bukhari , F. Shafait, and T. M. Breuel, “Segmentation of Curled Text Lines using Active Contours”, 8th IAPR Workshop on Document Analysis Systems, DAS’08, Nara, Japan, 2008.

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