Sohaib Khan is Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Lahore, Pakistan and the founding director of the Computer Vision Lab (http://cvlab.lums.edu.pk) at LUMS. His research interests broadly span the areas of image and video analysis, including image registration, multiple camera surveillance systems, structure from motion and satellite and aerial image processing. Dr Khan earned his PhD degree in Computer Science in 2002 from University of Central Florida, specializing in computer vision. He received BE degree in Electronics Engineering from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in 1997
Dr Khan’s interest in GIS systems stems from the desire to apply computer vision algorithms towards socio-economic development of Pakistan. He spent his sabbatical year in 2010 working as a consultant for SUPARCO to develop what is perhaps the first-ever integrated and geo-referenced mauza map for a whole district. The project demonstrated that geo-referencing of old land-revenue maps is possible in a cost-effective way, without extensive field work. The benefits of such mapping for spatial inference of socio-economic indicators was also shown. In the aftermath of the 2010 floods in Pakistan, Dr Khan launched a website, Pakistan FloodMAPS, http://floodmaps.lums.edu.pk, which was a collaborative effort with SUPARCO and IGC-Pakistan to contribute towards availability of critical spatial data for relief providers.