Dr. Sadaqat ur Rehman

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

New SEE Building - Room 03.22

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


Current positions

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence


Sadaqat ur Rehman is an experienced researcher with more than 10 years of cutting-edge research and teaching experience in prestigious institutes including Tsinghua University China (ranked 15th in the world according to QS-2021), ETH Zurich Switzerland (ranked 6th in the world according to QS-2021), Namal Institute -Associated Institute of the University of Bradford, UK and Sarhad University of Science and IT Pakistan.

He has supervised several PhD, MS and undergraduate students in their dissertation. He has co-authored more than 60 research papers (800 Google Citations), including in leading international journals and peer-reviewed international conference proceedings. He has taught various courses both at Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) levels during his career.

He regularly organizes timely special sessions and workshops for several flagship IEEE conferences. He is an invited reviewer for numerous world-leading high-impact journals such as IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Neurocomputing, IEEE Access, Neural Networks, Scientific Reports - Nature.

He is recognised as a Global Talent in the area of Artificial Intelligence by UK Research and Innovation Body and Royal Academy of Engineering.

Areas of research

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Image/Video Processing, Optimization

Areas of supervision

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Image/Video Processing, Optimization


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Architecture
  • Discrete Mathematics

Research Interests

  • Deep Learning for Computer Vision applications – Scene and Object Recognition, Video Surveillance and Monitoring, Facial Classification, Emotion Recognition.
  • Deep Learning for Healthcare applications - Abnormal Arrhythmia Detection, Breast Cancer Detection, MRI, X-rays, CT-Scans.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 2019    PhD in Machine Intelligence
    Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 2014    MSc Machine Learning
    Sarhad University of Science and IT, Pakistan
  • 2011    BSc Computer Systems Engineering
    University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar


  • 2018 – Present        Member of IEEE
  • 2012 – Present         Member of Pakistan Engineering Council