IEEE University of Lahore


Robotics and Automation Seminar Dec’17

Robotics and Automation Seminar

Robotics for Self Driving Cars and its Applications


Mr. Mudassir Khan



Mr. Muhammad Mudassir Khan is a PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering Department at LUMS, Pakistan. He is a member of Cyber Physical Networks (CyPhyNets) Lab and Center for Water Informatics & Technology (WIT) at LUMS. His PhD research titled “Vehicle Specific Road Traversability Analysis” analyze roads for safety by incorporating vehicle model and graph-theoretic approaches on road map graphs. He has been a visiting researcher at Robotics Research Lab in Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany during summers of the year 2013-2015. He is currently working as a research scientist in the R&D department of KeepTruckin (a US based company that develop systems to monitor trucks and driver’s performance) where he works on sensor fusion, driver performance monitoring and other aspects of commercial vehicle monitoring. Mr. Mudassir Khan has very keen interest in Self-driving car technology and is looking for new methodologies and approaches used in self-driving cars for navigation and safe travel. He is also very interested in recent advances in machine learning, used for all aspect of robotics and autonomous driving. He is also a member of IEEE Robotic & Automation Society (RAS).


Cars that drive themselves without any human assistance are called self-driving cars or autonomous cars. With the current boom in self-driving car technology, all major tech companies like Google, Ford, Toyota, Tesla etc. are investing in self-driving cars. This has increased the demand for skilled workforce in this domain.  Robotic techniques are the main building blocks of self-driving cars and to understand self-driving cars technology, one must learn the basics of autonomous robotics. In this talk, we will explore what are some of the main robotic techniques used in self-driving cars. What are the required tools? How one can learn these techniques while living in Pakistan. What are the research areas and startup trends? In the second part of the talk, I will share some applications of these techniques that I have been working on during my PhD and in KeepTruckin like road traversability analysis and driver performance monitoring.

To facilitate arrangements, please register prior to event at the following link. Do not fear, it is absolutely free 🙂

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Date:    December 20, 2017 (Wednesday)

Time:   12:30 pm – 02:00 pm

Venue: Lecture Theater EE Department UOL Defense Road Campus