Research interests
Here is a compact visual summary of Usman's research focus in his technical fields of interest. The size of a tile depicts the depth as well as the extent of his recent work while the overlap  indicates the cohesion among the several topics for a particular application. This is definitely expected to evolve in coming months and years.
Curriculum Vitae

Robotics

Intelligent Systems Design

Aerial Grasping

3D-Printing

   Multi-Agent Systems

UAVs

Control

Game Theory

Self-Assembly

Swarms

Honors
Curriculum Vitae
Fellowships/scholarships
  •  KAUST garduate fellowship for M.S. (2015-17)​​​​​

  • CERN non-member states funding for summer student program (2014)

  • PIEAS academic excellence scholarship during B.S. (2011-15)
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  • FBISE excellence scholarship (2009-15) 
Awards
  • Second runner-up position and bronze medal in Challenge-II at MBZIRC Robotics Challenge (2017)

  • President's Gold Medal for being topper in the EE department throughout the B.S. from PIEAS (2015)

  • Annual distinction certificates for outstanding academics, from PIEAS (2012-15)

  • Best student of the college award from KRL Model College (2011)

Distinguished contribution
  • Participant, and team member, challenge-I, II, and III for team KAUST at MBZIRC (2017)

  • Participant, summer student program at CERN, Switzerland, a 126 student select from all over the world (2014)

  • Editor, Autodesk Inventor Magazine (2011-12)

  • Chief editor Al-Qadeer, the official KRL Model College magazine (2011)

Management & memberships
Curriculum Vitae
Despite his young age compared to his commrades, Usman has always strived for excellence right from the beginning of his career, both academically and professionally. Besides focusing on his studies, he has paid special attention to his interaction with people from all walks of life, in order to develop sound communication skills as well as leadership traits. He has been associated with many national and international organizations,  in several diverse roles over the course of his studies.