Dr Akbar Sheikh Akbari

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About

Dr Akbar Sheikh Akbari is a Senior Lecturer in School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. He has a BSc (Hons), MSc (distinction) and PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. After completing his PhD at Strathclyde University, he joined Bristol University to work on an EPSRC project in stereo/multi-view video processing. He continued his career in industry, working on real-time embedded video analytics systems. He then joined Staffordshire University as a Senior Research Officer/Lecturer in Electronic Engineering and later as the director of research centre for Applied Design for Business unit at Gloucestershire University. He has published more than 50 international journal and conference papers. He is supervising five PhD students and a as number of students have been graduated under his supervision.

Akbar has successfully supervised six PhD students in the UK and examined 8 PhD candidates from the Universities of Strathclyde, De Montfort University, London Metropolitan, University of South Wales and Anna University-Chennai.

Dr Sheikh Akbari is the academic supervisor for the following KTP project: Omega Security Systems / Leeds Beckett University, “Research, develop and implement a scalable and modular system which monitors and analyses individual behavioural patterns and movements in a range of environments”, Funder: innovate UK, 24 months, £122,040.

Current Teaching

  • BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Food Technology
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering Management (top-up)
  • MEng Robotics and Automation
  • MEng Computer Science
  • MSc Advanced Engineering Management
  • PhD Supervision

Research Interests

Dr Sheikh Akbari's main areas of research are: signal processing, Hyperspectral image processing, source camera identification, image/video forgery, image hashing, biometric identification techniques, e.g. iris recognition, assisted living technologies, behaviour analysis, compressive sensing, Camera tracking using retro-reflective materials, online camera calibration, standard and non-standard Image/video codecs, e.g. H.264 and HEVC, multi-view image/video processing, video analytics and real-time embedded systems, colour constancy (white balancing) techniques, resolution enhancement (super-resolution) methods, edge detection in low SNR environments, medical image processing and computer vision.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (19)

Chapters (1)

  • Naronglerdrit P; Mporas I; Sheikh Akbari A (2020) COVID-19 Detection from Chest X-Rays using Transfer Learning with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. In: Kose U; Gupta D; Hugo C. de Albuquerque V; Khanna A Data Science for COVID-19. : Elsevier, pp. .

Conference contributions (4)

  • Zarachoff M; Sheikh Akbari A; Monekosso D (2019) Single Image Ear Recognition Using Wavelet-Based Multi-Band PCA A Coruña, Spain 02/09/2019.
  • Zarachoff M; Sheikh Akbari A; Monekosso DN (2019) Single Image Ear Recognition Using Wavelet-Based Multi-Band PCA 02/09/2019.
  • Mallik B; Sheikh Akbari A; Hussain M; Kor AL (2017) A Mixed resolution based High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) London: Savoy Place 04/12/2017.
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  • Soobhany AR; Sheikh Akbari A; Schreuders ZC (2017) Reinforced source camera identification using non-decimated wavelet transform Wuhan, China 13/05/2017.
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Conference proceedings (peer reviewed) (47)

  • Zadeh PB; Buggy T; Soraghan JJ; Akbari AS (In press) A Novel Multiresolution Perceptual and Statistically Based Image Coding Scheme. In: International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT'06) . : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/icdt.2006.7
  • Yalsavar M; Karimaghaee P; Sheikh Akbari A; Dehmeshki J; Khooban M-H; Al-Majeed S (2020) Sliding Mode Control based Support Vector Machine RBF Kernel Parameter Optimization. In: IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems & Techniques Abu Dhabi, UAE 09/12/2019 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IST48021.2019.9010479
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  • Sheikh Akbari A; Zarachoff M; Monekosso D (2019) Single Image Ear Recognition Using Wavelet-Based Multi-Band PCA. In: 27th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2019 A Coruña, Spain 02/09/2019 00:00:00. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.23919/EUSIPCO.2019.8903090
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  • Ghaffari A; Zarachoff M; Sheikh Akbari A; Shaghouei E (2019) Intensity Separation based Iris Recognition Method using Curvelets and PCA. In: The 8th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing - MECO'2019 Montenegro, Budva 10/06/2019 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/MECO.2019.8760170
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  • Halidu MK; Bagheri-Zadeh P; Sheikh-Akbari A; Behringer R (2019) PCA in the context of Face Recognition with the Image Enlargement Techniques. In: MECO 2019 : The 8th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing Budva, Montenegro, Montenegro 10/06/2019 00:00:00. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/MECO.2019.8760162
  • Hussain M; Sheikh Akbari A (2018) Colour Constancy for Image of Non-Uniformly Lit Scenes. In: IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST 2018) Kraków, Poland, 16/10/2018 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IST.2018.8577093
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  • Zarachoff M; Sheikh Akbari A; Monekosso D (2018) 2D Multi-Band PCA and its Application for Ear Recognition. In: IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST 2018) Kraków, Poland 16/10/2018 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IST.2018.8577132
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  • Zarachoff M; Sheikh Akbari A; Monekosso D (2018) Application of Single Image Super-Resolution in Human Ear Recognition Using Eigenvalues. In: IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST 2018) Kraków, Poland 16/10/2018 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IST.2018.8577134
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  • Hussain MA; Sheikh Akbari A (2018) True colour retrieval from multiple illuminant scene's image. In: The 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Signal Processing (ISP 2017) Savoy Place, London/UK 04/12/2017 00:00:00. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2017.0350
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  • Mallik B; Sheikh Akbari A; Kor A (2018) MIXED-RESOLUTION HEVC BASED MULTIVIEW VIDEO CODEC. In: 3DTV-CON 2017 Copenhagen 07/06/2017 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/3DTV.2017.8280426
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  • Bruhanth Mallik; Sheikh Akbari A; Ah-Lian Kor (2018) HEVC based Mixed-resolution Stereo Video Coding for Low Bitrate Transmission. In: IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques Beijing/China 18/10/2017 00:00:00. Beijin/china: IEEE, pp. 289-293.
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IST.2017.8261495
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  • Mallik B; Sheikh Akbari A (2017) HEVC based Multi-View Video Codec using Frame Interleaving technique. In: 9th international conference on developments in esystems engineering Liverpool and Leeds, UK 31/08/2016 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/DeSE.2016.31
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  • Akmol Hussain MD; Sheikh Akbari A (2017) Max-RGB based Colour Constancy using the Sub-blocks of the Image. In: 9th international conference on developments in esystems engineering Liverpool and Leeds, England 31/08/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/DeSE.2016.45
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  • Akmol Hussain MD; Sheikh Akbari A; Ghaffari A (2017) Colour Constancy using K-means Clustering Algorithm. In: 9th international conference on developments in esystems engineering Liverpool and Leeds, England 31/08/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/DeSE.2016.44
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  • Ghaffari A; Hosseinian Far A; Sheikh Akbari A (2017) Iris Biometrics Recognition in Security Management. In: Enterprise Security. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10131. Springer, Cham 19/03/2017 00:00:00. : SpringerLink, pp. 73-96.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54380-2_4
  • Soobhany AR; Sheikh Akbari A; Schreuders ZC (2017) Source Camera Identification using Non-decimated Wavelet Transform. In: 11th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability London 17/01/2017 00:00:00. : Springer Verlag (Germany), pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_11
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  • Akmol Hussain MD; Sheikh Akbari A; Mallik B (2016) Colour Constancy using Sub-blocks of the Image. In: 10th International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems, ICSES 2016, Kraków, Poland 05/09/2016 00:00:00. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSES.2016.7593832
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  • Bagheri Zadeh P; Sheikh Akbari A (2015) Evaluation of Wavelet Transform Families in Image Resolution Enhancement. In: The 2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Signal Processing IET London: Savoy Place, UK 01/12/2015 00:00:00. : The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET, pp. .
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  • Sheikh Akbari A; Bagheri Zadeh P; Behringer R (2015) Iris segmentation using a non-decimated wavelet transform. In: The 2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Signal Processing, IET IET London: Savoy Place, UK 01/12/2015 00:00:00. : The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET, pp. .
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  • Mallik B; Sheikh Akbari AKBAR; Bagheri Zadeh P (2015) HEVC based Stereo Video codec. In: The 2nd IET International Conference on Intelligent Signal Processing, IET IET London: Savoy Place, UK 01/12/2015 00:00:00. : The Institution of Engineering and Technology - The IET, pp. .
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  • Sheikh Akbari A; Bagheri Zadeh P (2015) Wavelet based image enlargement technique. In: 10th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability London, England 15/09/2015 00:00:00. : Springer Verlag (Germany), pp. 182-188.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23276-8_16
  • Akbari AS; Zadeh PB; Cocharan E; Soraghan J (2015) Wavelet-based video codec using human visual system coefficients for 3G mobiles. In: . : , pp. 1297-1299.
  • Fayeda S; Youssefa S; El-Helw A; Sheikh Akbari A; Patwary M; Moniri M (2014) Comparative Analysis on the Competitiveness of Conventional and Compressive Sensing-based Query Processing. In: 18th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2014) Santorini, Greece 17/07/2014 00:00:00. : , pp. 240-245.
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  • Akbari AS; Zadeh PB (2013) Disparity compensated view filtering wavelet and compressive sampling based multi-view image codec. In: . : , pp. 75-78.
  • Said H; Akbari AS (2013) H.264/AVC based multi-view video codec using the statistics of block matching. In: . : , pp. 97-100.
  • Said H; Akbari AS; Moniri M (2013) An adaptive reference frame re-ordering algorithm for H.264/AVC based multi-view video codec. In: . : , pp. .
  • Alharbe N; Atkins AS; Akbari AS (2013) Application of ZigBee and RFID Technologies in Healthcare in Conjunction with the Internet of Things. In: International Conference 02/12/2013 00:00:00. : ACM Press, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1145/2536853.2536904
  • Zadeh PB; Akbari AS (2012) Image resolution enhancement using multi-wavelet and cycle-spinning. In: 2012 UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL) 03/09/2012 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/control.2012.6334730
  • Akbari AS; Said H; Moniri M (2012) Effect of inter-camera angles on the performance of an H.264/AVC based multi-view video codec. In: 2012 Picture Coding Symposium (PCS) 07/05/2012 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/pcs.2012.6213298
  • Akbari S; Ahmed KI; Zadeh PB; Moniri M (2012) Multi-resolution, perceptual and compressive sampling based image codec. In: IET Conference on Image Processing (IPR 2012) . : IET, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2012.0462
  • Akbari AS; Zadeh PB; Moniri M (2011) Stereo image representation using compressive sensing. In: 2011 3DTV-Conference: The True Vision - Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video (3DTV-CON 2011) 16/05/2011 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/3dtv.2011.5877208
  • Bouyagoub S; Akbari AS; Bull DR; Canagarajah N (2010) Impact of Camera Separation on the Performance of an H.264/AVC based Stereoscopic Video Codec. In: Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications . : ACTAPRESS, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.2316/p.2010.678-074
  • Zadeh PB; Buggy T; Akbari AS (2008) Multiresolution statistical and vector quantization based video codec. In: . : , pp. 287-292.
  • Akbari AS; Canagarajah N; Redmill D; Bull D (2008) Disparity Compensated View Filtering Wavelet Based Multiview Image Code Using Lagrangian Optimization. In: 2008 3DTV-Conference: The True Vision - Capture, Transmission and Display of 3D Video 28/05/2008 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/3dtv.2008.4547870
  • Bagheri Zadeh P; Buggy T; Sheikh Akbari A (2008) A Progressive Statistical and Discrete Cosine Transform based Image codec. In: The 3rd International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP2008) Portugal . : , pp. .
  • (2008) PROGRESSIVE DCT BASED IMAGE CODEC USING STATISTICAL PARAMETERS. In: International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications 22/01/2008 00:00:00. : SciTePress - Science and and Technology Publications, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.5220/0001084800850092
  • Bagheri Zadeh P; Buggy T; Sheikh Akbari A; Soraghan JJ (2007) A novel statistical and DCT based image encoder. In: . : , pp. 169-174.
  • Akbari AS; Canagarajah N; Redmill D; Bull D (2007) Muliresolution, adaptive vector quantization and perceptual based multiview image codec. In: . : , pp. .
  • Anantrasirichai N; Canagarajah CN; Redmill DW; Akbari AS (2007) Volumetric Reconstruction with Compressed Data. In: 2007 First ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras 25/09/2007 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/icdsc.2007.4357541
  • Zadeh PB; Buggy T; Akbari AS (2007) Multi-scale, Perceptual and Vector Quanitzation Based Video Codec. In: Second International Conference on Digital Telecommunications, ICDT 2007 01/07/2007 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/icdt.2007.24
  • Akbari AS; Canagarajah N; Redmill D; Bull D; Agrafiotis D (2007) A Novel H.264/AVC Based Multi-View Video Coding Scheme. In: 2007 3DTV Conference 07/05/2007 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/3dtv.2007.4379433
  • Bagheri Zadeh P; Buggy T; Sheikh Akbari A; Soraghan JJ (2006) Progressive multiresolution perceptual and statistically based image codec. In: . : , pp. 295-301.
  • Bagheri Zadeh P; Sheikh Akbari A; Buggy T; Soraghan J (2006) Progressive Multi-resolution HVS and Statistically Based Image Codec. In: Sixth International Conference On Visualization, Imaging, and Image Processing (VIIP2006) . : , pp. .
  • Bagheri Zadeh P; Sheikh Akbari A; Soraghan J (2005) A Novel Unequal Error Protection Scheme for Low Bit-Rate Mobile Video Transmission. In: Ninth Irish Machine Vision & Image Processing Conference 2005 (IMVIP 2005) . : , pp. .
  • Bagheri Zadeh P; Sheikh Akbari A; Cochran E; Soraghan J (2005) A Novel Progressive Image Coding Scheme for Handheld Videophone Applications. In: The Irish Machine Vision & Image Processing Conference 2005 (IMVIP 2005) . : , pp. .
  • Anantrasirichai N; Canagarajah CN; Bull DR (2005) Multi-view image coding with wavelet lifting and in-band disparity compensation. In: rnational Conference on Image Processing 14/09/2005 00:00:00. : IEEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1109/icip.2005.1530321
  • Akbari AS (2002) Fuzzy, Weighted-Offset, Multiscale Edge Detection for automatic echocardiographic LV boundary extraction. In: IEE Seminar Medical Applications of Signal Processing . : IEE, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1049/ic:20020289

Internet publications (1)

  • Schirmer PA; Mporas I; Sheikh-Akbari A (In press), Identification of TV Channel Watching from Smart Meter Data Using Energy Disaggregation

Other (1)

  • Soobhany AR; Sheikh Akbari A; Schreuders ZC (2018), Image Linkage Application: User Guide
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