Electrical engineer with experience in programming, optics and AI


Elite Masters in Advanced Optical Technologies

Specialization in Deep Learning

Friedrich Alexander University - Germany

BS in Electrical Engineering - LUMS

Exchange student at University of Southern Indiana,

United States

Work Experience

Mar 2022 - Present              Thorlabs GmbH - Software Engineer

Jan 2020 – Mar 2022           Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen – Student Research Assistant
                                                          Involved in various projects concerning Deep Learning and compression

Oct 2019 – Dec 2019            University of Ottawa, Canada – Visiting Student Research Scholar

Dec 2017 - Dec 2020            Max Planck Institute for Light, Erlangen - Student Research Assistant
                                                           Carried out research projects involving photonic crystal fibers

Oct 2018 – Mar 2019            Robert Bosch GmbH, Nuremburg – Student Assistant in International 

                                                           Production Network

Dec 2017 – Dec 2019           SPIE Friedrich Alexander University chapter - President

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016            Lahore University of Management Sciences - Teaching Assistant

                                                           Microcontroller and interfacing course

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015            Patchwork Central, United States - Volunteer

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015             Lahore University of Management Sciences - Teaching Assistant

                                                           Engineering laboratory course

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013             Lahore University of Management Sciences – Intern

Selected Projects

Jul 2020 – March 2021       Domain adaptation for stereo depth estimation using Deep Neural Networks

                                                          MS thesis topic.

Jul 2020 – Present                 Evaluation of impact of training data compression on Deep Neural Networks

Jul 2019 – Jul 2020               Whispering gallery mode spectroscopy for non-invasive characterization of

                                                          hollow-core fibers

Jan 2016 – Mar 2017           A MEMS and Agile Optics-Based Variable Optical Power Splitter.

Apr 2016 – May 2016          Content Based Image and Video Retrieval.

Aug 2016 – Dec 2016          Optics Lab Set-up at University of Southern Indiana.

Honors and Awards

Sep 2012 - May 2017          National Outreach Program (NOP) scholarship – (approx. 30,000 USD)

Aug 2015 – Dec 2015          UGRAD Global Exchange Program scholarship – (approx. 15,000 USD)

Sep 2010 – Sep 2012           Lahore Board Merit Scholarship

2011                                               National Physics Talent


Aug 2022                       M. Shahzeb Khan Gul, Hamid Suleman, Michel Bätz, Joachim Keinert. “Stereo Image

                                            Compression Using Recurrent Neural Network.” ICPR 2022 (26th International Conference

                                            on Pattern Recognition).

Mar 2022                       M. Shahzeb Khan Gul, Hamid Suleman, Michel Bätz, Joachim Keinert. “RNNSC: Recurrent                                                     Neural Network-Based Stereo Compression using Image and State Warping.”                      

                                            DCC 2022, Poster Session.

Jul 2021                         Hamid Suleman, Akram Hajebifard, Choloong Hahn, Anthony Olivieri and Pierre Berini.

                                            "Plasmonic heptamer-arranged nanoholes in a gold film on the end-facet of a photonic

                                            crystal fibre." Optics Letters.

Jan 2021                        Hajebifard, Akram, Choloong Hahn, Jaspreet Walia, Hamid Suleman, Fabio Variola, Arnaud

                                             Weck, and Pierre Berini. "Fano resonances in nanohole oligomers in a gold film." Journal of

                                             Applied Physics 129, no. 3 (2021): 033103.

Jan 2019                        Reza, Syed Azer, Tariq Shamim Khwaja, and Hamid Suleman. "A dual-mode variable optical

                                             power splitter using a Digital Spatial Light Modulator and a variable focus lens." Journal of

                                             Optical Fiber Technology 47 (2019): 118-125.

Jun 2017                         Khwaja, Tariq S., Hamid Suleman, and Syed Azer Reza. "A MEMS and agile optics-                                                                      based dual-mode variable optical power splitter with no moving parts." Digital Optical                                                              Technologies 2017. Vol. 10335. International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 2017.

Software Proficiency

Programming                  I am proficient in writing programs in C, C++, Matlab and Python (+Tensorflow and

                                                 Pytorch framework). Proficient in using version-control systems (SVN, Git) as well. 

Modeling/Design          I am proficient in modeling with Cadence, Proteus, PTC - Creo, and Simulink

Office                                   I am proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project.

Linguistic Proficiency

Native Urdu and Punjabi

Level C2 English and Hindi

Level A2 German

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