Arslan Siddique

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I'm from Pakistan and currently working as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher for EVOCATION ITN in Visual Computing Lab which is a part of the prestigious ISTI-CNR research institute located in Pisa, Italy. As part of my scholarship, I am also pursuing my PhD studies at University of Pisa. I am currently working on projects related to 3D reconstruction and acquisition.


Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

I am recruited for ESR07 position in EVOCATION ITN. My research is focused on 3D reconstruction and point cloud registration. I am currently working on automatic key-frame extraction for real-time video to 3D pipelines.

March 2021 - Present

Research Assistant

I worked on deep learning based object detection and tracking vehicles in Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI). I also co-authored a Conference paper.

Nov. 2020 - March 2021

Teaching assistant

I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the course of Sensors, Perception and Actuation with instructor Ilya Afanasyev. My responsibility was to mark all homeworks, quizzes and exams according to instructor's guidelines.

Sept. 2020 - Dec. 2020


University of Pisa, Italy

PhD Computer Science
Thesis Topic : Multi-modal and flexible 3D acquisition
Thesis Supervisor : Paolo Cignoni
April 2021 - Present

Innopolis University, Russia

Master's in Computer Science
Thesis Topic : Trajectory Estimation of vehicles in CCTV data stream
Thesis Supervisor : Dr. Ilya Afanasyev
Aug. 2018 - July 2020

University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering
Thesis Topic : Design and Implementation of 50kV DC Power Supply
Thesis Supervisor : Dr. Sidra Farid
Sept. 2014 - July 2018

Selected publications

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Technical Skills

  • Proficient with Python language and programming tools like Jupyter Notebook, Spyder, PyCharm
  • Proficient with Open3d, OpenCV, Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch
  • Experience with MATLAB, C++ and C.
  • Experience with ROS, Gazebo.
  • Experience with Ubuntu, Github, OverLeaf.

Linguistic Skills

  • Fluent in English. Passed IELTS in January 2020 with Overall 7.5 bands.
  • Urdu is my Native language.
  • Very little Italian and Russian.

Professional Activities

EVOCATION Training activities

  • [Nov. 2021] Physical workshop held in Fraunhofer IGD
  • [Oct. 2021] Virtual Summer School
    • All ESRs gave their project updates with a 15 minutes live presentation.
    • Lectures from computer graphics researchers and LAIKA Studios
  • [March. 2021] Virtual Workshop in which all ESRs gave their project updates with a 15 minutes live presentation.

Honours and Awards

  • [Nov. 2021] Awarded with STAG 2021 Graduate school participation certificate .
  • [Jan. 2021] Awarded with the prestigious Marie Curie Scholarship for PhD studies.
  • [June. 2018] Awarded with merit based university scholarship for master's studies at Innopolis University.

Online Courses and certificates

  • Convolutional Neural Networks [certificate].
  • Improving Deep Neural Networks : Hyperparameter Tuning, Regularization and Optimization [certificate].
  • Neural Networks and Deep Leaarning [certificate].
  • ROS for beginners: Basics, Motion and OpenCV [certificate].
  • ROS for Beginners II: Localization, Navigation and SLAM [certificate].