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6th Floor,

Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore

P (042) - 111-111-ITU (488)

Dr. Muhammad Adnan Siddique
Assistant Professor
PhD - Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Radar remote sensing of the Earth, radar interferometry & tomography, signal processing of spatio-temporal signals, geostatistics, signal detection and computer vision / machine learning for remote sensing applications.

biography

Dr. Muhammad Adnan Siddique received the B.E. degree in electronics engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan in 2006 and the European Master of Research in Information and Communications Technology (MERIT) joint degree from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and Universitat Politecnica de Cataluyna (UPC), Spain. He did PhD/post-doc at the Chair of Earth Observation & Remote Sensing, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, from 2013 – 2018. He joined the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) in 2019, and spent two semesters there as an Assistant Professor before moving to ITU in June 2020.

  • Siddique, M. A., Strozzi, T., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. A Case Study on the Correction of Atmospheric Phases for SAR Tomography in Mountainous Regions. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 2019, Vol. 57(1), pp. 416-431
  • Siddique, M. A., Wilgan, K., Strozzi, T., Geiger, A., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. A Comparison of Tropospheric Path Delays Estimated in PSI Processing Against Delays Derived from a GNSS Network in the Swiss Alps Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp. 2019, pp. 342-345
  • Wilgan, K., Siddique, M. A., Strozzi, T., Geiger, A. and Frey, O. Comparison of Tropospheric Path Delay Estimates from GNSS and Space-Borne SAR Interferometry in Alpine Conditions Remote Sensing, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2019, Vol. 11(15), pp. 1789
  • Wilgan, K., Geiger, A., Strozzi, T., Siddique, M. A., Shehaj, E., Foster, J. and Frey, O. Tropospheric delay models based on GNSS and space-borne SAR interferometry at ETH Zurich. Geophysical Research Abstracts 2019, Vol. 21
  • Siddique, M., Wegmuller, U., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. SAR Tomography as an Add-On to PSI: Detection of Coherent Scatterers in the Presence of Phase Instabilities Remote Sensing, 2018, Vol. 10(7)
  • Siddique, M. A., Strozzi, T., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. A case study on the correction of atmosphere-induced phase disturbances for SAR tomography in mountainous areas Proc. Europ. Conf. on SAR 2018, pp. 1-5
  • Siddique, M. A., Strozzi, T., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. SAR tomography for spatio-temporal inversion of coherent scatterers in villages of alpine regions Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp. 2018, pp. 6099-6102
  • Wilgan, K., Siddique, M. A., Strozzi, T., Geiger, A. and Frey, O. Tropospheric path delays derived from very high-resolution GNSS-based troposphere models and spaceborne SAR interferometry IGS Workshop: Multi-GNSS Through Global Collaboration (2018) 2018
  • Wilgan, K., Siddique, M. A., Strozzi, T., Geiger, A. and Frey, O. Tropospheric path delays derived from Global Navigation Satellite Systems data and spaceborne SAR interferometry: A case study in Swiss Alps 16th Swiss Geoscience Meeting (SGM 2018) 2018
  • Siddique, M., Hajnsek, I., Strozzi, T. and Frey, O. On the combined use of SAR tomography and PSI for deformation analysis in layover-affected rugged alpine areas Proc. ESA 10th FRINGE Workshop 2017
  • Siddique, M., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. A case study on the use of differential SAR tomography for measuring deformation in layover areas in rugged alpine terrain Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp. 2017, pp. 5850-5853
  • Siddique, M., Wegmueller, U., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. SAR tomography as an add-on to PSI for improved deformation sampling in urban areas: A quality assessment Proc. Europ. Conf. on SAR. 2016, pp. 1-4
  • Siddique, M., Wegmuller, U., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. SAR tomography as an add-on to PSI: Gain in deformation sampling vis-a-vis quality of the detected scatterers. Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp. 2016, pp. 1452-1455
  • Siddique, M., Wegmuller, U., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. Single-Look SAR tomography as an add-on to PSI for improved deformation analysis in urban areas. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 2016, Vol. 54(10), pp. 6119-6137
  • Siddique, M., Hajnsek, I., Wegmüller, U. and Frey, O. Towards the Integration of SAR Tomography and PSI for Improved Deformation Assessment in Urban Areas. Proc. ESA 9th FRINGE Workshop 2015
  • Siddique, M., Wegmuller, U., Hajnsek, I. and Frey, O. SAR tomography for spatio-temporal inversion of point-like scatterers in urban areas. Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp. 2015, pp. 5272-5275
  • Siddique, M., Hajnsek, I., Wegmüller, U. and Frey, O. Investigating the combined use of differential SAR tomography and PSI for spatio-temporal inversion. Proc. Joint Urban Remote Sens. Event 2015
  • Frey, O., Siddique, M. A., Hajnsek, I., Wegmueller, U. and Werner, C. L. Combining SAR tomography and a PSI approach for highresolution 3-D imaging of an urban area. Proc. Europ. Conf. on SAR. 2014, pp. 1-4
  • Siddique, M. A., Frey, O. and Hajnsek, I. A performance analysis of different SAR tomograhic processing techniques for urban areas. Proc. IEEE Gold 2014. 2014
  • Ghani, M. U. and Siddique, M. A.em> GazePointer: Computer Vision Based Eye Gaze Tracking for Human-Computer Interaction. IEEE-HKN The Bridge. 2014
  • Hellwich, O., Wefelscheid, C., Lukaszewicz, J., Hänsch, R., Siddique, M. A. and Stanski, A. Integrated Matching and Geocoding of SAR and Optical Satellite Images Sanches, J. M., Micó, L. & Cardoso, J. S. (ed.) Proc. Iberian Conf. (IbPRIA) Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 798-807
  • Sarfraz, M. S., Siddique, M. A. and Stiefelhagen, R. RPM: Random Points Matching for Pair-wise Face-Similarity. Proc. Brit. Mach. Vision Conf. (BMVC) 2013
  • Siddique, M. A., Sarfraz, M. S., Bornemann, D. and Hellwich, O. Automatic registration of SAR and optical images based on mutual information assisted Monte Carlo. Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp. 2012, pp. 1813-1816
  • Iqbal, N., Siddique, M. A. and Henkel, J. SEAL: Soft error aware low power scheduling by Monte Carlo state space under the influence of stochastic spatial and temporal dependencies Proc. Des. Automat. Conf. (DAC). 2011, pp. 134-139
  • Iqbal, N., Siddique, M. A. and Henkel, J. RMOT: Recursion in model order for task execution time estimation in a software pipeline. Proc. Des. Automat. Test EU Conf. (DATE). 2010, pp. 953-956
  • Iqbal, N., Siddique, M. A. and Henkel, J. DAGS: Distribution agnostic sequential Monte Carlo scheme for task execution time estimation Proc. Des. Automat. Test EU Conf. (DATE 2010, pp. 1645-1648
  • Broquetas, A., Fortes, M., Siddique, M. A., Duque, S., Merlano, J. C., Lopez-Dekker, P., Mallorquí, J. J. and Aguasca, A. Bistatic SAR based on Terrasar-X and ground based receivers. Proc. IEEE Int. Geosci. Remote Sens. Symp. 2010, pp. 114-117

  • President’s Gold Medal, 2007 (Secured the highest cumulative GPA in the graduating class of 2003 in B.E. Electronics)
  • Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship, 2008-2010 (Full scholarship by the EU Commission for two years Masters studies)
  • Matrícula de Honor, 2010 (Master’s thesis awarded with Honors at Remote Sensing Labs, UPC, Barcelona)
  • HiPEAC paper award, 2011 (Awarded for an excellent paper (as co-author) presented at Design Automation Conference, 2010)

  • President (2015-2016), Pakistan Students Association Switzerland (PAKSAS), ETH Zurich & University of Zurich.
  • Founding board member (2013-2014), Association of Scientific Staff at D-BAUG, ETH Zurich.
  • International Course Representative (2011-12), Erasmus Mundus MERIT Master program. Mentorship for incoming students.
  • Member IEEE, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society