Dr Wajahat Kazmi

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KTP Associate

Phone number: +44 (0) 7459 787 410
Email: s.kazmi3@aston.ac.uk 

Personal profile: https://sites.google.com/site/wakazmiprofile9220/

Google Scholar profile can be found here

Dr Kazmi is based at WheelRight Ltd, Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Begbroke, OX5 1PF


I am working as a Machine Vision and Big Data Analyst at Aston University, Birmingham in collaboration with WheelRight, Oxford, UK. The project is funded through KTP (Innovate UK). The goal is to design an image processing and machine learning based system for reading text on the tyre sidewalls of moving vehicles using road side sensors/cameras.

I completed my PhD in 2014 from Aalborg University, Denmark. The title of my PhD research was Computer Vision for Weed Detection and 3D Plant Imaging. The general focus of my research was on developing and exploiting advanced instruments and methods from imaging and computer vision towards agricultural automation. It employed both 2D and 3D (Time-of-Flight and Stereovision) imaging.

  • PhD in Computer Vision for Weed Detection and 3D Plant Analysis, Aalborg University, 2014. 
  • MSc in Computer Vision and Robotics (ViBOT), (with Distinction) with Erasmus Mundus Scholarship at three European universities; Heriot Watt University UK, University of Bourgogne France and University of Girona Spain, 2008
  • B.Eng. Avionics(1st Class)College of Aeronautical Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan, 2003
  • 2015 - date: Machine Vision and Big Data analyst at Aston University/WheelRight UK.
  • Nov. 2010 - Nov. 2014: PhD Research Assistant at Aalborg University, Denmark.
  • Dec-2008 to Sep-2010: Research Assistant at United Arab Emirates University
  • June-2003 to Sept-2006: Trainee Engineer, Pakistan International Airlines Corporation

My research involves designing an image based system for reading text on tyre sidewalls of a moving vehicle using roadside cameras.It involves deep learning and convolutional neural networks.