1st PPRS Autumn School on Deep Learning

Theme: UAV and Real Time Computer Vision

Dates: 6th to 8th October, 2018
Venue: Resource Centre Murree, Club Rd, Murree, Pakistan


Rs. 15000/- Professional
Rs. 5000/- Student


The 1stAutumn School on Deep Learning (ASDL) is a premier gathering for researchers, scientists and practitioners in the pattern recognition community. Pakistani Pattern Recognition Society (PPRS) in association with National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Institute of Space Technology (IST) and Bahria University, is organizing this school. Application of Deep Learning in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and real-time Computer Vision will be the main theme of this autumn school. Specialists from German and Pakistani universities will deliver high-quality content and will impart hands-on training to the school's audience at the Resource Center Murree (RCM), which is housed in the scenic landscapes of one of the most famous tourist destinations of Pakistan - the beautiful Murree hills.

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  • Applications of Deep Learning combined with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
  • Experts will conduct tutorial style classes and “hands-on” laboratory classes.
  • Real-Time Deep Learning based Computer Vision techniques will be explored to process the data aquired from UAVs.

Focus Areas

The school will highlight the following core areas:

  • Detail understanding of working of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
  • Get a hands on experience to configure and fly UAVs.
  • Data acquisition from UAVs.
  • Extracting information from 2D images using Deep Learning techniques.
  • Use of Deep Learing Algorithms for object tracking in the videos acquired using UAVs.

The school is organized with the motivation to promulgate advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques and their applications. The school will be conducted by well-renowned experts and researchers in their domains.


Build a strong teaching and research environment that strengthens the intellectual endeavor in the field of deep machine learning and computer vision.


To radically assist the students and researchers in excelling the deep learning techniques on remotely acquired data through UAVs.

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwanecke

    Hochschule RheinMain, Germany

  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Ulges

    Hochschule RheinMain, Germany

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faisal Shafait

    National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

    National Center of Artificial Intelligence, Pakistan.


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Time Slot 6th Oct (Sat) 7th Oct (Sun) 8th Oct (Mon)
07:30 - 08:00 - Breakfast Breakfast
08:00 - 08:15 - Welcome Address by Dr. Khurram Khurshid
08:15 - 9:00 - Talk on Drones - Dr. Ulges Schwanecke YOLO on Captured Video
09:00 - 11:00 - Drone Activity
11:00 - 11:30 - Tea Break Tea Break
11:30 - 13:30 - Drone Activity YOLO on Captured Video
13:30 - 14:30 - Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30 - Indoor Drone Designing and Video Capture Fine Tuning YOLO and Result Analysis
15:30 - 16:00 - Tea Break
16:00 - 16:30 Registration Desk / Arrival Tea Break Panel Discussion
16:30 - 16:45 Talk on Machine Learning - Dr. Adrian Ulges
Talk on Object Detection - Dr. Faisal Shafait
17:00 - 17:30 Sightseeing Closing Address by Dr. Imran Siddiqui
17:30 - 18:00 -
18:00 - 20:00 System Configuration -
20:00 - 21:00 - Dinner -
  • Dr. Faisal Shafait, National Center of Artificial Intelligence / National University of Sciences and Technology
Program Chairs / Chief Organizers
  • Dr. Khurram Khurshid, Institute of Space Technology
  • Dr. Imran Siddiqui, Bahria University
  • Dr. Muhammad Imran Malik, National University of Sciences and Technology
  • Dr. Adnan ul Hassan, National Center of Artificial Intelligence
  • Dr. Muhammad Shahzad, National University of Sciences and Technology
PPRS Secretary
  • Nosheen Abid, MSc., National University of Sciences and Technology
Program Coordinator
  • Muhammad Jaleed, MSc., Institute of Space Technology
Reception and Protocol
  • Muhammad Atif, Bahria University
Teaching Assistants
  • Raja Hasnain Anwar, TUKL-NUST R&D Center, SEECS-NUST
  • Muhammad Kamran Janjua, TUKL-NUST R&D Center, SEECS-NUST
  • Sohaib Zahid, TUKL-NUST R&D Center, SEECS-NUST
  • Haseeb Shah, TUKL-NUST R&D Center, SEECS-NUST
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (HS-RM)
Pakistani Pattern Recognition Society (PPRS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI)
Bahria University
Institute of Space Technology (IST)
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Resource Centre Murree (RCM) Club Rd, Kashmir Point, Murree Cantt, Murree, Rawalpindi, Punjab 47150


Rs. 15000/- Professional
Rs. 5000/- Student