Assistant Research Professor, Robotics Institute

Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Yaser Sheikh

Source: College of Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: NSH 4531



Professor Sheikh is interested in analyzing dynamism in scenes from moving cameras. In particular, his research focuses on dynamic motion reconstruction, human behavior analysis, estimation of nonrigid motion and modeling moving cameras in spacetime.


B.S., Electronic Engineering Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, May 2001

M.S., Computer Science University of Central Florida, December 2005

Ph.D., Computer Science University of Central Florida, May 2006
Dissertation: Object Association across Multiple Cameras in Planar Scenes Advisor: Mubarak Shah

Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University Sponsor: Takeo Kanade


  • Analyzing dynamic scenes, including nonrigid structure from motion, nonrigid object tracking and multiview geometry of moving cameras.
  • Tracking in multicamera networks, both stationary and moving, including co-operative tracking in groups of unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • Analyzing human behavior in natural environments, including human detection and tracking, and its application to human computer interaction and surveillance.
  • Computer vision for safe driving including innovative threat visualization, driving prediction and driver behavior analysis.

Selected Publications

  • Alexei Gritai, Yaser Sheikh, Cen Rao, and Mubarak Shah, \Matching Trajectories of Anatomical Landmarks under Viewpoint, Anthropometric and Temporal Transforms," International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), (accepted).
  • Yaser Sheikh and Mubarak Shah, \Trajectory Association across Multiple Airborne Cameras," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Volume 30, Issue 2, Pages 361-367, February 2008.
  • Yaser Sheikh and Mubarak Shah, \Bayesian Modeling of Dynamic Scenes for Object Detection," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Volume 27, Issue 11, Pages 1778-1792, November 2005.
  • Zeeshan Rasheed, Yaser Sheikh, and Mubarak Shah, \On the use of computable features for ¯lmclassi¯cation," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (CSVT), Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 52 - 64, January 2005.