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