Journal Papers:


  1. M. A. Tahir, and J. E. Smith, "Creating Diverse Nearest Neighbour Ensembles using Simultaneous Metaheuristic Feature Selection." Pattern Recognition Letters, 31, 1470-1480, 2010.

  2. C. Eitzinger, W. Heidl, E. Lughofer, S. Raiser, J. E. Smith, M. A. Tahir, D. Sannen and H. Van Brussel “Assessment of the Influence of Adaptive Components in Trainable Surface Inspection Systems": Machine Vision and Applications, Special Issue on ’Integrated Imaging and Vision Techniques for Industrial Inspection’, 2009

  3. E. Lughofer, J . E. Smith, M. A. Tahir, P. Caleb-Solly, , C. Eitzinger, D. Sannen and M. Nuttin, “Human–Machine Interaction Issues in Quality Control Based on On-Line Image Classification”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A, 39(5), 2009.
     

  4. M . A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu, “Simultaneous Feature Selection and Feature Weighting using Hybrid Tabu Search/K-Nearest Neighbor Classifier”, Pattern Recognition Letters, 28, 2007.
     

  5. M. A. Tahir, and A. Bouridane, “A Novel Round Robin Tabu Search Algorithm for Prostate Cancer Classification and Diagnosis using Multispectral Imagery”, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 10(4), 2006. (pdf)
     

  6. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu, “An FPGA Based Coprocessor for GLCM and Haralick Texture Features and their Application in Prostate Cancer Classification”, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 43, 205-215, 2005.
     

  7. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A. Amira, “A Novel Prostate Cancer Classification Technique using Intermediate Memory Tabu Search”, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue: Advances in Intelligent Vision Systems: Methods and Applications, 14, 2241-2249, 2005.
     

  8. H. Youssef, A. Almulhem, Sadiq M. Sait and M. A. Tahir, "QoS-Driven Multicast Tree Generation using Tabu Search”, Computer Communications, 25, 1140-1149, July 2002.

Book Chapters:
 

  1. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane and M. A. Roula, “Prostate Cancer Classification using Multispectral Imagery and Meta Heuristics”, Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging, Techniques and Applications, Editors: G. Schaefer, A. E. Hassanien and J. Jiang, Taylor & Francis, pp. 139-166, 2009.
     

  2. M. A. Tahir and J. Smith,  “Feature Selection using Intensified Tabu Search for Supervised Classification”, Local Search Techniques; Focus on Tabu Search, I-Tech Publishing, Vienna, Austria, 2009.

  3. M. A. Tahir, and J. Smith, “Feature Selection for Heterogeneous Ensembles of Nearest Neighbour Classifiers using Hybrid Tabu Search”, Advances in Metaheuristics for Hard Optimization, Springer Verlag, 2008.

 
International Conference Refereed Papers: 

  1. M. A. Tahir, ,F. Yan, M. Barnard, M. Awais, K. Mikolajczyk, J. Kittler, “The University of Surrey Visual Concept Detection System at ImageCLEF@ICPR: Working Notes”, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR2010), Istanbul, Turkey

  2. M. A. Tahir, J. Kittler, K. Mikolajczyk, and F. Yan. “Improving Multilabel classification using Ensemble of Multi-label classifiers”, In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems, Cairo, Egypt, 2010

  3. F. Yan, K. Mikolajczyk, J. Kittler, and M. A. Tahir. “Combining Multiple Kernels by Augmenting the Kernel Matrix”, In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems, Cairo, Egypt, 2010

  4. F. Yan, K. Mikolajczyk, J. Kittler, and M. A. Tahir, “Non-Sparse Multiple Kernel Learning for Linear Discriminant Analysis”, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 09), Florida, USA.

  5. M. A. Tahir, J. Kittler, K. Mikolajczyk, F. Yan, K. Sande, and T. Gevers “Visual Category Recognition Using Spectral Regression and Kernel Discriminant Analysis”. In Proceedings of the Subspace 2009 in conjunction with 12th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, Kyoto, Japan, 2009

  6. M. A. Tahir, J. Kittler, K. Mikolajczyk, and F. Yan, “Concept learning for Image and Video Retrieval: The inverse random under sampling approach”. In Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Signal Processing (EUSIPCO 2009), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2009.
     

  7. M. A. Tahir, J. Kittler, F. Yan, and K. Mikolajczyk. “Kernel discriminant analysis using triangular kernel for semantic scene classification”. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, Crete, Greece, 2009.
     

  8. F. Yan, K. Mikolajczyk, J. Kittler, and M. A. Tahir. “A comparison of 1-norm and 2-norm multiple kernel SVMs in image and video classification”. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, Crete, Greece, 2009.
     

  9. M. A. Tahir, J. Kittler, K. Mikolajczyk, and F. Yan. “A multiple expert approach to the class imbalance problem using inverse random under sampling”. In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2009.
     

  10. E Lughofer, J. E. Smith, M. A. Tahir, P. Caleb-Solly, C. Eitzinge, D. Sannen,  H. V. Brussel. “On Human-Machine Interaction During Online Image Classifier Training”, to appear in Proc. of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation (CIMCA), Vienna, 2008.
     

  11. M. A. Tahir, J. Smith and C. Praminda, “A Novel Feature Selection based Semi-Supervised method for Image Classification”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems, Greece, 2008.
     

  12. D. Sannen, M. Nuttin, J. Smith, C. Praminda, M. A. Tahir, E. Christian, and E. Lughofer, “An On-Line Interactive Self-Adaptive Image Classification Framework”, Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems, Greece, 2008.
     

  13. J. E. Smith and M. A. Tahir, “Stop Wasting Time: On Predicting the Success or Failure of Learning for Industrial Applications”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'07), Birmingham, UK, 2007.
     

  14. M. A. Tahir, and J. Smith, “Improving Nearest Neighbor Classifier using Tabu Search and Ensemble Distance Metrics”, IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), Hong Kong, 2006.
     

  15. M. A. Tahir, and A. Bouridane, “An FPGA based coprocessor for cancer classification using nearest neighbour classifier”, Proceedings of the 31st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toulouse, France, 2006.
     

  16. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu. “An FPGA based Coprocessor for the Classification of Tissue Patterns in Prostatic Cancer”, 14th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and its Applications (FPL), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3203, pp 771-780, Springer Verlag, August /September 2004.
     

  17. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu. “Simultaneous Feature Selection and Weighting for Nearest Neighbor Using Tabu Search”, 5th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'04), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3177, pp 390-395, Springer Verlag, August 2004.
     

  18. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A. Amira, “Accelerating the Computation of GLCM and Haralick Texture Features on Reconfigurable Hardware”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Singapore, Vol. 5, 2857-2860, October 2004.
     

  19. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A. Amira, “Feature Selection using Tabu Search for Improving the Classification Rate of Prostate Needle Biopsies”, Proceedings of the 17th  International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Cambridge, UK, Vol. 2, pp. 335-338, August 2004.
     

  20. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A. Amira, “An FPGA based coprocessor for calculating grey level co-occurrence matrix'', Proceedings of the 46th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWCAS), Cairo, Egypt, 2003.
     

  21. M. A. Tahir, M. A. Roula, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A. Amira, “An FPGA based co-processor for GLCM texture features measurement”, Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Sharjah, UAE, vol 3, 1006-1009, 2003.
     

  22. M. A. Tahir, H. Youssef, A. Almulhem, S. M. Sait, “Fuzzy based MultiObjective Multicast Routing using Tabu Search”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet Computing (IC2002), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2002.
     

  23. H. Youssef, A. Almulhem, S. M. Sait, M. A. Tahir, “QoS-Driven Multicast Tree Generation using Tabu Search”, Proceedings of the 2001 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), Orlando, Florida, USA,  2001.

 

Regional Conference Refereed Papers: 

  1. M. A. Tahir, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and A. Amira, “Improving Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Using Tabu Search”, IEE Proceedings of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), Belfast, UK, 2004.
     

  2. M. A Tahir, H. Youssef, A. Almulhem, S. M. Sait “Multicast Tree Generation using Tabu Search”, Proceedings of the Sixth Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2002.


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