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Eng. Abdulla Al-Kaff, M.Sc.

abdulla al-kaff

Position: Senior Researcher and Postdoc

Email: akaff [at] ing.uc3m.es

Telephone: +34 916 24 6217

Address: Calle Butarque 15, 28911 Leganés, Madrid

Office: 1.03.B13

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Brief Bio

Abdulla H. Al-Kaff is Teaching Assistant in the Systems Engineering and Automation Department at Carlos III of Madrid University, Spain. Before joining Carlos III University, he worked as a teaching assistant in the faculty of engineering in University of Aden and of Ibn Khaldoun University.

He received his BSc in Computer Science and Engineering in 2008 from University of Aden and qualified from the best three graduate students. After that he obtained his MSc in Robotics and Automation in 2012 from the Carlos III University. He is currently finishing the PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation program.

Research Interests:

  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics

  • Control Systems

  • Intelligent Systems

  • Autonomous Robotics

  • Unmanned Aerials Vehicles

Projects

Awards

  • Co-author of Best Student Paper Award in the 10th International Concerence on Service Operations and Logistics, an Informatics (SOLI2015, IEEE).

November 2015

  • Arabic Digital Content (UN-ESCWA) Competition.

Yemen, 2008.

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Selected Publications

  • Journals

IVVI 2.0: An Intelligent Vehicle based on Computational perception

D. Martin, F. Garcia, B. Musleh, D. Olmeda, G. Pelaez, P. Marin, A. Ponz, C. Rodriguez, A. Al-Kaff, A. de la Escalera, J.M. Armingol. International Journal in Expert Systems (ESWA), Vol. 41, No. 17, pp. 7927-7944, (2014).

 

  • Book Chapter

SIFT and SURF Performance Evaluation and the Effect of FREAK Descriptor in the Context of Visual Odometry for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A. Al-Kaff, A. de la Escalera, J.M. Armingol. Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Computer Aided Systems Theory (EUROCAST15), Vol. 9520, Chap. 91, (2015).

Design a Mobile Robot as a Robotic Entertainment Pet for disabled persons

R. Peraula, A. Al-kaff, J.M. garcia Haro. 11th Workshop RoboCity2030 (Robots Sociales), Vol. 11, Capt. 2, pp 21-38, (Spanish), (2013).

Modelling and Implementation of an Entertaiment Robot for competition

R. Peraula, J.M. garcia Haro, A. Al-kaff. 11th Workshop RoboCity2030 (Robots Sociales), Vol. 11, Capt. 3, pp 39-58, (Spanish), (2013).

 

  • Conference Paper

Autonomous Indoor Navigation of Low Cost Quadcopters

A. Hussein, A. Al-Kaff, A. de la Escalera and J. M. Armingol. IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI2015), pp. 133-138. (2015).

 

SIFT and SURF Performance Evaluation and the Effect of FREAK Descriptor in the Context of Visual Odometry for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A. Al-Kaff, A. de la Escalera and J. M. Armingol. Fifteenth International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory (EUROCAST15), (Extended Abstract), (2015).

 

A human-based genetic algorithm applied to the problem of learning in-hand manipulation tasks

J. G. Quijano, M. Abderrahim, C. Bensalah and A. Al-Kaff. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - IROS 2012 workshop: Beyond Robot Grasping - Modern Approaches for Learning Dynamic Manipulation, pp 29-31 (2012).

 

Hybrid Model for Human Skin based on HSV and YCrCb Color Spaces

A. Al-Kaff, M. Abderrahim. IEEE International Intelligent Vehicles Symposium Workshops (RoboCity13), Vol 10, pp 48-53 (2012).

 

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Teaching

Undergraduate Course: Winter 2014 & Winter 2013.

Undergraduate Course: Spring 2016 & Spring 2014, Spring 2013.