Arslan Siddique

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I'm from Pakistan and currently working as a Graduate Fellow at Visual Computing Lab which is a part of the prestigious ISTI-CNR research institute located in Pisa, Italy. I am also pursuing my PhD studies at University of Pisa. My research focuses on user-assisted 3D reconstruction and in this context, I am working on the improvements in MoReLab.


Graduate Fellow

Developing further functionalities in MoReLab.

October 2023 - Present

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

I was recruited for ESR07 position in EVOCATION ITN. I Developed a PyQt based graphical user interface called MoReLab to perform user-assisted 3D reconstruction. MoReLab allows the user to add features manually instead of automatic feature detection and matching. Bundle adjustment computes a sparse 3D point cloud for manually added feature correspondences. After this, the user can use several primitive shape tools e.g., quadrilateral, cylinder, tube etc. to model different objects and export 3D mesh. MoReLab also allows the user to measure distance between any 3D points..

March 2021 - August 2023

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 : Dr. Francesco Banterle, Dr. Massimiliano Corsini
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 Python programming tools like Jupyter Notebook, Spyder, PyCharm
  • Proficient with Python libraries e.g., Scipy, Open3d, OpenCV, Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch
  • Experience with 3D processing tools e.g., Metashape, MeshLab.
  • Experience with MATLAB, ROS, 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].