• Adeel A. Bhutta's Bio

  • I am currently a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at Indiana University Bloomington. My teaching expertise includes a wide range of subjects within Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Information Technology. Since 2007, I have proposed, developed and taught numerous CS/CpE/IT courses (in all formats including face-2-face, hybrid and fully online) across different departments at IU, Kent State, UCF & Valencia College. Before joining IU in August 2016, I worked as the Coordinator and Lecturer of Computer Technology (now called Information Technology) at Kent State University @ Stark (with additional appointments in CS and MIS). During those 4 years, I developed the Computer Technology program from grounds-up and transformed it into one of the fastest growing programs on campus.

    My industrial experience includes working on optimization of Video Compression algorithms (H.263) for VLIW-based TriMedia processors and development of application software for Voice over IP (VoIP) systems for 3 years.

    I hold PhD degree in Computer Engineering (2020), MS degrees of Computer Engineering (2012) and Computer Science (2006) all from University of Central Florida and I earned my  BS degree in Electronic Engineering (1999) from GIK Institute, Pakistan. During my PhD, I was advised by Dr. Hassan Foroosh and I had the opportunity to learn from faculty at one of the top universities in Computer Vision, as ranked by csranking.com.

    My primary areas of research include Computer Vision and Image Processing and I worked on "Selective Subtraction: An Extension of Background Substratcion" during my PhD dissertation. I am currently working on Deep Learning, Selective Subtraction, Background Subtraction and Dynamic Scene Modeling. Over the years, I have worked on a lot of projects including object detetcion & tracking, line tracking, dense correspondences, analysis of sports videos (for EA Sports), image restoration, view & texture synthesis and sequence alignment in Bioinformatics.

    I have been very active in other aspects of academic/professional/campus life and have been recognized for outstanding academic achievements, service and leadership. I am a Senior Member of IEEE, Professional (full) Member of ACM as well as IET and regularly serve as technical reviewer for several conferences and journals. I am currently serving on Admissions and Awards Committee of CS Department. In the past, I have served on Faculty Affairs Committee (2019-21) and Undergraduate Education Committee for CS Dept at IU (2016-18). Previously I also served on University Council on Technology, Curriculum Committee & Technology Committee at KSU-Stark (2013-2016) as well as Graduate Appeals and Awards Sub-committee for Graduate Council of Faculty Senate at UCF (2008-2010). In addition, I have served on several leadership positions including service as the President of Graduate Student Association (2007-08, 2 years) which represented more than 7000 graduate students. I am proud receipent of several scholarships, fellowships and awards including: TRESTLE Fellowship (2019-20), IU Trustees Teaching Award (2019), Champion of Inclusion Award (2017), Graduate Student Achievers Scholarship (2007), UCF Student Organization Officer of the Year Award (2007), Who's Who Among Students in America Universities (2006), Graduate Summer Research Fellowship (2006), National Scholars Award of Achievement (2006), SGA Campus Involvement Scholarship (2006), Outstanding Leadership Award by Pakistani Students Association (2006) and ECE Graduate Fellowship (2005).

    I love (and follow) many sports and I am always involved with local Badminton club. I have also organized and participated in many Badminton and Cricket tournaments over the years. I have won numerous medals and awards while participating in Badminton tournaments all over Midwest and Florida including 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals at 2013 Sunshine State (FL) games, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals at 2011 AAU Badminton National Championships. I also serve as Advisor of IU Badminton Club and Pakistani Student Association at IU.

    I am also husband to a beautiful wife (Gul), and a proud father of three daughters (Afaaf, Sibaal and Ubaab).

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