of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)
Office: room CS438
Tel: +44 20 7882 5259
Fax: +44 20 7882 7997
received my bachelor degree (with distinction) in Engineering from Hamdard University, Pakistan, in 2003. I received the
MSc degree (with distinction) in digital signal processing from Queen
Mary, University of London, United Kingdom, in 2005. Since 2005, I am a
research student and assistant tutor at the Electronic Engineering
department of Queen Mary, University of London. My thesis supervisor is
Dr. Andrea Cavallaro. My research interests are object detection and
tracking using multimodal sensors.
student prize for securing first place in bachelors
A. Cavallaro, "Simultaneous detection and tracking with multiple
cameras", in Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Image and
Video Analysis, (Eds: R. Cipolla
et al.), Springer Verlag, 2012
A. Cavallaro, "Recognizing interactions in video", in
Intelligent Multimedia Analysis for Security Applications, S. Velastin et al. (Eds.), Springer, ISBN:
A. Cavallaro, "Multi-view multi-object detection and tracking",
in Computer Vision: Recognition, Registration and Reconstructions, R. Cipolla et al. (Eds.), Studies in Computational
Intelligence Series, Springer, 2010
A. Cavallaro, "Distributed and decentralized multi-camera tracking", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol. 28, Issue 3,
May 2011, pp. 46-58
F. Daniyal, M. Taj, A. Cavallaro, "Content
and task-based view selection from multiple video streams", Multimedia Tools And Applications, Vol. 46, Numbers
2-3, January 2010, pp. 235-258
Maggio, M. Taj, and A. Cavallaro,
"Efficient multi-target visual tracking using random finite
sets," IEEE Transactions on Circuits System and Video Technology,
vol. 18, no. 8, pp. 1016-1027, August 2008
H. Zhou, M. Taj, and A. Cavallaro, "Target
detection and tracking with heterogeneous sensors," IEEE Journal of
Selected Topics in Signal Processing (J-STSP), vol.2, no.4, pp.503-513,
S. Karlsson, M. Taj, A.
Cavallaro, "Detection and tracking of humans and faces",
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, vol. 2008, no. 1, pp. 1-9,
and A. Cavallaro, "Multi-camera track-before-detect", in Proc.
of ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Distributed Smart Cameras, Como, IT, 30 August
- 02 September 2009.
and A. Cavallaro, "Audio-assisted trajectory estimation in
non-overlapping multi-camera networks", in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf.
on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Taipei, TW, 19-24 April
Daniyal, M. Taj and A. Cavallaro,
"Content-aware ranking of video segments," Proc
of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Camera (ICDSC
2008),pp 1-9, 7-11
M. Taj and A. Cavallaro, "Object and
scene-centric activity detection using state occupancy duration
modeling," in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Advanced Video and Signal
Based Surveillance, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 1-3 September 2008.
Zhou, M. Taj, and A. Cavallaro,
"Audiovisual tracking using STAC sensors," Proc. of ACM/IEEE
Int. Conf. on Distributed Smart Cameras, Vienna, Austria, September
M. Taj and A. Cavallaro, "Multi-camera scene
analysis using an object-centric continuous distribution Hidden Markov
Model," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Image
Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, Texas (USA), September 2007
M. Bregonzio, M. Taj, and A.
Cavallaro, "Multi-modal particle filtering tracking using
appearance, motion and audio likelihoods," in Proc. of IEEE
International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, Texas
(USA), September 2007
M. Taj, E. Maggio, and A. Cavallaro, "Objective
evaluation of pedestrian and vehicle tracking on the clear surveillance
dataset," in CLEAR, Springer LNCS (to appear), Baltimore, USA, May
N. Anjum, M. Taj, A.
Cavallaro, "Relative position estimation of non-overlapping
cameras" Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics,
Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Honolulu (USA), April 15-20,
Cavallaro, R. Chandrasekera, M. Taj, "Hands-on experience in image processing:
the automated lecture cameraman" Proc. of IEEE International Conference
on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Honolulu (USA),
April 15-20, 2007.
M. Taj, E. Maggio and A. Cavallaro, "Multi-feature
graph-based object tracking", in Proc. of Classification of Events,
Activities and Relationships (CLEAR) Workshop, Springer LNCS 4122,
Southampton, UK, April, 2006, pp. 190-199. [pdf]
F. Shahid and M. Taj,
"Media Player for I-Mode & J2ME/ I- Appli
Enabled Mobile Phones", Student Conference on Engineering Sciences
and Technology (SCONEST), Karachi, Pakistan, August, 2002.
M. Taj, "Event Detection Solution for Enhanced
Security and Safety in Public Transportation", September 2005
Supervisor: Dr. A. Cavallaro
M. Taj, F. Daniyal, and A. Cavallaro, "Event
analysis on TRECVid 2008 London Gatwick
dataset", in TREC Video Retrieval Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD, USA,
17-18 November 2008.
M. Taj, N. Anjum, A.
Cavallaro, “Multi-camera calibration and event recognition with outlier behaviour detection”, International Crime Science
Conference (ICSC 2007), London (UK), 16-17 July 2007