Background and activities

Ali Shariq Imran obtained his Ph.D. from University of Oslo (UiO), Norway in Computer Science and a Masters in Software Engineering and Computing from National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He specializes in applied research with a focus on deep learning technology and its application to images, videos, speech, and semantic web.

Research Interests

  • Deep Learnig
  • Speech analysis 
  • Image and video analysis
    • Contextual and semantic understanding, segmentation, object identification, OCR and tracking
  • eLearning
    • video learning objects, LMS, and MOOC
  • Semantic Web & OSN


  • Board member, HCI International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media.
  • IEEE member, Norway section.

Guest Editor

  • Effectiveness of Search Engine and Social Networking Data in healthcare Systems - Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics (JMIHI) - Link
  • Software Standards and Their Impact in Reducing Software Failures - IEEE Access - Link 


  • IMT 4451 - Coding and compression of media data, Master level.
  • IMT 4062 - Project Management & Software Engineering, Master level.
  • IMT 1471 - Web Project 1, Bachelor level.


  • HEC scholorship holder 
  • UIUC scholarship holder under Faculty Development Program
  • Best Paper award: "Analysis of Online Social Networks Posts to Investigate Suspects Using SEMCON", HCI Intl., Los Angeles, California, USA, 2015.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Dalipi, Fisnik; Imran, Ali Shariq; Kastrati, Zenun. (2018) MOOC dropout prediction using machine learning techniques: Review and research challenges. EDUCON 2018 - Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education Education.
  • Hanif, Adnan; Mansoor, Atif Bin; Imran, Ali Shariq. (2018) Performance Analysis of Vehicle Detection Techniques: A Concise Survey. Trends and Advances in Information Systems and Technologies.
  • Kastrati, Zenun; Imran, Ali Shariq; Yildirim, Sule. (2018) A Hybrid Concept Learning Approach to Ontology Enrichment. Innovations, Developments, and Applications of Semantic Web and Information Systems.
  • Sabzi Shahrebabaki, Abdolreza; Imran, Ali Shariq; Olfati, Negar; Svendsen, Torbjørn Karl. (2018) Acoustic Feature Comparison for Different Speaking Rates. Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Technologies.
  • Hanif, Adnan; Mansoor, Atif Bin; Imran, Ali Shariq. (2017) Deep Multi-View Correspondence for Identity-Aware Multi-Target Tracking. 2017 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA).
  • Dalipi, Fisnik; Imran, Ali Shariq; Idrizi, Florim; Aliu, Hesat. (2016) An Analysis of Learner Experience with MOOCs in Mobile and Desktop Learning Environment. Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education.
  • Ullah, Mohib; Alaya Cheikh, Faouzi; Imran, Ali Shariq. (2016) HoG Based Real-Time Multi-Target Tracking in Bayesian Framework. 2016 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS).
  • Dalipi, Fisnik; Mendoza, Diana Marina Armijo; Imran, Ali Shariq; Yayilgan, Sule. (2015) An Intelligent Model for Predicting the Occurrence of Skiing Injuries. 2015 5th National Symposium on Information Technology: Towards New Smart World (NSITNSW); Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 17-19 February, 2015.
  • Kastrati, Zenun; Imran, Ali Shariq. (2015) Document Image Classification using SEMCON. 20th Symposium on Signal Processing, Images and Computer Vision (STSIVA); Conference proceedings, 2-4 September, Bogota, Colombia.
  • Kastrati, Zenun; Imran, Ali Shariq; Yayilgan, Sule. (2015) A General Framework for Text Document Classification Using SEMCON and ACVSR. Human Interface and the Management of Information. Information and Knowledge Design 17th International Conference, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings, Part I.
  • Kastrati, Zenun; Imran, Ali Shariq; Yayilgan, Sule; Dalipi, Fisnik. (2015) Analysis of Online Social Networks Posts to Investigate Suspects Using SEMCON. Social Computing and Social Media 7th International Conference, SCSM 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings.