Hasib Zunair

I am a researcher at The Tech Academy, where I work on embedded input devices, robotics and computer vision. Alongside TTA, I am working on Deep Learning in Computer Vision with Dr. Nabeel Mohammed.

I did my bachelors in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at North South University. My final year senior capstone involved an automated entry logging system using modern techniques, one of which involved real time facial recognition, where I was advised by Dr. Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan. During my undergraduate study, I squezzed in an internship at The Tech Lab, where I worked with embedded programming. I was also involved with IEEE, where I served as the founding chair of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Student Branch Chapter advised by Dr. Lamia Iftekhar. I have also spent time at IUB, IEEE.

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My research interest lies in an intersection between robotics and computer vision. During my undegrad study, I worked on internet of things, embedded systems(motors and actuation) here. Below portrayed are my research works and projects; I've done and have been involved so far. Representative papers are highlighted. In my free time, I watch movies or play Counter Strike, sometimes also participate in Kaggle competitions.

Unconventional Wisdom: A New Transfer Learning Approach Applied to Bengali Numeral Classification

Authors : Hasib Zunair, Nabeel Mohammad, Sifat Momen

International Conference on Bangla Speech and Language Processing (ICBSLP), 2018
GitHub / ResearchGate (4000+ reads on Research Gate) / Certificate

An accuracy of 97.09% on the NumtaDB Bengali handwritten digit datasets test set, which was obtained by freezing intermediate layers.

The unconventional approach used in this paper produces better results than conventional transfer learning while taking less epochs and having almost half the number of trainable parameters. Resulting in a more optimized model.

Road Traffic Intensity Monitoring

Authors: Hasib Zunair

GitHub / ResearchGate

To detect vehicles in bangladesh (i.e rickshaws, vans etc.) and extract the current road condition in the form on intensity. YOLO Object detection is to be used which will be trained on a custom dataset of the vehicles in the context of Bangladesh.

Design and Implementation of an Automated Web Based Multifunctional Attendance System

International Conference on Smart Sensors and Applications (ICSSA), 2018
GitHub / ResearchGate / Slides

(Best Paper Honorable Mention)

Implementation of an automated multifunctional attendance system which uses RFID, FINGERPRINT, and real time facial recognition. Entry logging is displayed on a website.

Provides security and smooth data aquisition.

Kaggle Computer Vision Challenge

Authors: Hasib Zunair

(6th place overall)

GitHub / ResearchGate / Certificate

A convolutional neural network architecture named VGG16 is used as a baseline to recognize bengali handwritten digits. Testing accuracy of 97.5% is achieved which led to the 6th position overall among 50 teams in the kaggle competition.

Design and Implementation of an IOT based Monitoring System for Inland Vessels using Multiple Sensor Network

International Conference on Smart Sensors and Applications (ICSSA), 2018
ResearchGate / Slides

The paper includes designing and implementing a wireless sensor network with a real time web application for monitoring multiple ships to prevent catastrophic events due to overloading.

The idea consists of four main parts: Detection Module, GPS tracker, communication system (NRF24L01+) and software application for web interface.

Hand Gesture Recognition for Sign Language Translation

Authors: Hasib Zunair

GitHub / ResearchGate

This project demonstrates a hand gesture recognition system using skin color segmentation and image filtering techniques.

Design and Implementation of Security Patrol Robot using Andrioid Application

Asia Modelling Symposium (AMS), 2017
GitHub / ResearchGate / Slides

Here proposed, is a low-cost autonomous mobile security robot based on a multisensor system.The robot is mobile and provides fully autonomous patrolling in a defined area.

The system also provides four kinds of alarming systems via which notification of security violation is sent.

Mangrove Forest Research Robot

NASA Space Apps Hackathon, 2016

Authors: Aiman Snigdha, Tanzil Sharia, Hasib Zunair

Slides / Article / Certificate

An unmanned land rover was built to monitor different parameters in the mangrove forest for research purposes. The parameters included different gases and climate changes from surroundings.

Underwater Robot for marine research and surveillance

IEEE Makers Faire 2017, Hyderabad, India, 2017

(1st Position)

Authors: Hasib Zunair, Aiman Snigdha, Tanzil Sharia

Slides / Certificate

An unmanned underwater robot was build for marine research and patrol purposes. In the demo, a depth of 2 feet was achieved.

Transport Robot with 3D mapping

IAEA Robotics Challenge, 2017

Authors: Aiman Snigdha, Hasib Zunair, Tanzil Sharia, Abir Mahmud, Irfanul Haque, Shoumik Shekhar, Shahriar Kabir Rafi, Sajid Amin

Slides / Video Demo

A small unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was developed as per requirements of the competition, the robot had the functions of moving autonomously across a storage area, counting items of a specific geometry in the warehouse, recording their ID tags, and carrying instrument payloads.

The robot obtained its surrounding visuals using a LIDAR Lite V3 and a regular camera. A 3D grayscale image is plotted with which the readings of the distance at every interval of time is measured and sent to a UI made in processing.

Path Finding Robot

Authors: Tahzib Mashrik, Baized Shuvo, Hasib Zunair

GitHub / Video Demo

(1st Position)

An autonomous wallfollower robot, which was the champion at Techfest '15 organized by Project Be, held at Dhaka, Bangladesh.


My teaching activities are shown here.

Playing with Pixels

North South University, Summer 2018

Conducted a hands on technical session on compter vision where participants where exposed to image manipulation, segmentation and feature extraction. Materials of the session can be found on github.

Introduction to Robotics (ROBO101)

North South University, Fall 2016

I was an instructor for a semester long workshop on robotics. The workshop started off with embedded electronics and programming and later on robotics.

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Last updated January 2019.