Dr. Harish Bhaskar

Dr. Harish Bhaskar

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Address: Abu Dhabi, UAE, P.O.Box: 127788

Telephone: +971 (0)2 501 8314

Fax: +971 (0)2 447 2442

Email: harish.bhaskar@ku.ac.ae

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Loughborough University (UK), 2007
  • M.Sc., Autonomous Systems, University of Exeter (UK), 2004
  • B.Tech., Information Technology, University of Madras (IND), 1998
  • Programming Paradigms
  • Principles of Computer Programming
  • Computer organization and Architecture
  • Security and Surveillance (Object detection, tracking and activity classification)
  • Biometrics (2D/3D Face detection, localization and recognition)
  • Medical image processing
  • Robotics



  • T. Zhou, H. Bhaskar and J. Yang , “Graph Regularized and Locality-constrained Coding for Robust Visual Tracking.”, IEEE Transaction on Circuits Systems and Video Technology. In Press.
  • E.Basaeed, H.Bhaskar, M.Al-Mualla, “Supervised Remote Sensing Image Segmentation Using Boosted Convolutional Neural Networks.”, Elsevier Journal of Knowledge based Systems, Vol. 99, pp. 19-27, May. 2016.
  • E.Basaeed, H.Bhaskar, P.Hill, M.Al-Mualla, D.Bull, “A Supervised Hierarchical Segmentation of Remote Sensing Images using a Committee of Multi-scale Convolutional Neural Networks”, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 37, No. 7, pp. 1671-1691, Apr. 2016.
  • M.S.Zitouni, J.Dias, M.Al-Mualla, H.Bhaskar, “Advances and Trends in Visual Crowd Analysis: A Statistical Survey and Evaluation of Crowd Modelling.”, Elsevier Journal of Neurocomputing, Vol. 186, pp. 139-159, Apr. 2016.
  • H.Bhaskar, K.Dwivedi, D.P.Dogra, M.Al-Mualla, L.Mihaylova, “Autonomous detection and tracking Autonomous Detection and Tracking under illumination changes, occlusions and moving Camera.”, Elsevier Journal of Signal Processing. Vol. 117, pp. 343–354, Dec. 2015.
  • H.Bhaskar, L.Mihaylova, S.Maskell, “Articulated human body parts detection based on cluster background subtraction and foreground matching.”, Elsevier Journal of Neurocomputing, Vol. 100, pp. 58 – 73, Jan. 2013.
  • H.Bhaskar, L.Mihaylova, A.Achim, “Video Foreground Detection Based on Symmetric Alpha-Stable Mixture Models.”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for VideoTechnology, Vol. 20, No. 8, pp. 1133 – 1138 , Aug. 2010.
  • H.Bhaskar, S.Singh, D.C.Hoyle, “Machine learning in Bioinformatics: A brief review and recommendations for practitioners.”, Elsevier Journal of Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 10, pp. 1104 – 1125, Oct. 2006.

Book Chapters:

  • H.Bhaskar, D.La Torre, M.Al-Mualla, “Expression Quantified: An Intensity based Analysis of Prototypic Facial Expressions.”, Springer Book Chapter on Advances in Face Detection and Facial Image Analysis FDA, pp. 101-128, Apr. 2016.
  • B.Al Delail, H.Bhaskar, J.Zemerly and M.Al-Mualla, “Illumination Invariant Robust Likelihood Estimator for Particle Filtering based Target Tracking.”, International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Springer LNCS, 2015.
  • K.Al-Marashada, A.Dawood, T.Martin, M.Al-Mualla, H.Bhaskar, “An Optimised Selective Encryption for Video Confidentiality.“, International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR), LNCS 9164, pp. 109-118, Mar. 2015.
  • H.Bhaskar, J.Dias, L.Seneviratne, M.Al-Mualla, “μ-UAV based dynamic target tracking for surveillance & exploration.”, International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Springer LNCS, Series 8887, Part 1, pp. 445 – 456, Dec. 2014.
  • N. Werghi, H.Bhaskar, M.K.Naqbi, Y.Meguebli, H.Boukadia, “The Spiral Facets: A compact 3D facial mesh surface representation and its applications.”, Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics, Theory and Applications, Springer LNCS, Vol. 274, pp 203-224, 2013.


  • P. Dey, D.P.Dogra, P.P.Roy, H. Bhaskar, “A computer vision aided approach for analysis of HINE vertical suspension examination.”, International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Aug. 2016.
  • K.M.Vamsikrishna, S.K.Behera, D.P.Dogra and H.Bhaskar, “Visual System for Unsupervised Cervical Spine Rehabilitation.”, ICASSP, 2016.
  • P.Hill, H.Bhaskar, M.Al-Mualla, D.R.Bull, “Improved illumination invariant Homomorphic filtering using the dual-tree complex wavelet transform.“, ICASSP 2016.
  • M.S.Zitouni, J.Dias, M.Al-Mualla, H.Bhaskar, “Hierarchical Crowd Detection and Representation for Big Data Analytics in Visual Surveillance”, IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybetnetics (SMC), 2015.
  • T.Zhao, H.Bhaskar, J.Yang, P.Shi, “Online learning of multi-feature weights for robust object tracking.”, International Conference on Image Processing, (ICIP), 2015.
  • P. Tresadern, H.Bhaskar, S. Adhesina, T. Cootes, C. Taylor, “Combining local and global shape models for Deformable Shape Matching.”, British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), pp. 1 – 12, Sep. 2009.
  • H.Bhaskar, “Integrated Human Target Detection, Identification and Tracking for Surveillance Applications.”, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS), pp. 467 – 475, Sep. 2012.