Publications

Selected Publications

 

Books

  1. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Daniel Kirk, “Simulation of Suicide Bombing – Using Computers to Save Lives”, I-Universe, New York, NY, April 2011
  2. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani (Editor), “Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agents”, In-Tech Publishers, Germany, March 2010
  3. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Influencing Customers Through Customers – Simulation of Herd Behavior in Supermarkets”, VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken, Germany, July 2009
  4. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Saadia Hassan (editors), Ambassadors of Peace: Experiences of Pakistani and U.S. Exchange Scholars”, I-Universe, New York, USA,  February 2007
  5. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Nibir K. Ghosh (editors), “Beyond Boundaries: Reflections of Indian and U.S. Scholars”, I-Universe, New York, USA, March 2007
  6. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Omer Idrees (editors), “Experiencing America: through the eyes of visiting Fulbright Scholars”, Author House, Indiana, USA, June 2006
  7. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani,Fulbright Scholar – From Sukkur to Florida”, Global Science Multi-publications, Karachi, Pakistan 2005
  8. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “C/C++ with Object-Oriented Programming”, Global Science Multi-Publications, Karachi, Pakistan 2003 

 

Book Chapters

  1. Muhammad Irfan and Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Suicide Terrorism and its New Target –Pakistan”, in Wars, Insurgencies and Terrorist Attacks: A Psychosocial Perspective from The Muslim World, by Unaiza Niaz, Oxford University Press, Canada, July 2010
  2. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, Amina Tariq, and Talal Puri, “I Know What You Did This Summer – Users´ Behavior on Internet”, in Innovations and Advances in Computer Sciences and Engineering, edited by Tarek Sobh, Springer New York, January 29, 2010
  3. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Eyosias Yoseph Imana, and Daniel Kirk, “3D Simulation of Suicide Bombing – Using Computers to Save Lives”, in Technological Developments in Education and Automation, edited by Magued Iskander, Vikram Kapila, and Mohammad A. Karim, Springer, New York, March 4, 2010
  4. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Eyosias Yoseph Imana, and Daniel Kirk, “Escaping Death – Geometrical Recommendations for High Value Targets”, in Innovations and Advances in Computer Sciences and Engineering, edited by Tarek Sobh, Springer, New York, January 29, 2010
  5. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, Amina Tariq, and Talal Puri, “Besides Tracking – Simulation of RFID Marketing and Beyond”, in Novel Algorithms and Techniques in Telecommunications and Networking, edited by Khaled Elleithy, and Ausif Mahmood, Springer New York, January 29, 2010
  6. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, and Daniel Kirk, “Intelligent Agents in Extreme Conditions – Modeling  and Simulation of Suicide Bombing for Risk Assessment“, in Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agents, In-Tech Publishers, Germany, March 2010
  7. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “America – The Wal-Mart of Opportunities”, Ambassadors of Peace: Experiences of Pakistani and U.S. Exchange Scholars, I-Universe Inc., New York, NY, February 2007
  8. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Five Definitions of America – My Fulbright Journey“, Experiencing America: Through the Eyes of Visiting Fulbright Scholars: Stories of Foreign Fulbrighters in the United States, Author House, IN, June 2006

 

Shorts 

  1. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Patriotism Vs Free Labor”, STEP Article, March 26, 2010
  2. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “From Florida to Topi: A Returning Fulbright Scholar’s Search for an Academic Position”, STEP Article, February 21, 2010
  3. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani,Alien in America: Reminisces of a Fulbright Scholar”, Amazon Shorts, June 2007
  4. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “When Thing Go Boom – What to Do During and After a Suicide Bombing Attack”, Amazon, June 2009

 

Thesis/Technical Reports

 

  1. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, and Majid Tahir, “AFIS for the Developing World”, July 2011
  2. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Modeling and Simulation of Explosion Effectiveness as a Function of Blast and Crowd Characteristics”, PhD Dissertation, Florida Tech, September 2009
  3. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “A Swarm Based Model for Increasing Impulse Shopping in Supermarkets”, M.S Thesis, Florida Tech, August 2006
  4. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Honey-Nets for Anomaly Detection”, PIMSAT, May 2002
  5. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Ronaldo Menezes, “A Swarm-based Model for Increasing Impulse Shopping in Supermarkets”, April 2009, CS-2009-01
  6. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Daniel Kirk, “Modeling and Simulation of Explosion Effectiveness as a Function of Blast and Crowd Characteristics”, May 2009, CS-2009-02

 

Refereed Journals/Conference Papers

 

  1. Bettina Hoeppner, Andrew Isham, Thomas Kirchner, and Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Contextualizing the college student smoking experience: Capturing real-life, real-time smoking triggers and decision points and their long-term consequences”, NiH mHealth Summer Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA June 20-24, 2011
  2. Ather Sharif, Adeela Minhas, and Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “A Novel Approach to Solve Multiple Problems in Parallel using Swine-Flu Inspired GA”, The 2010 International Conference of Artificial Intelligence (ICAI’10), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 12-15, 2010
  3. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Daniel Kirk, “Modeling and Simulation of Explosion Effectiveness as a Function of Blast and Crowd Characteristics”, The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology, Sage Publications with Society of Simulation, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 79-95, October 2009
  4. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Follow Me – Simulation of Customer’s Behavior in Supermarkets”, IEEE/SIC Winter Simulation Conference, December 13-16 2009, Austin, Texas
  5. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “BlastSim – Simulation to Save Lives”, IEEE/SIC Winter Simulation Conference, PhD Colloquium, December 13-16 2009, Austin, Texas
  6. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, and Daniel Kirk, “BlastSim – Multi-agent Simulation of Suicide Bombing“, IEEE Symposium: Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA), July 8-10, 2009, Ottawa, Canada
  7. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, and Daniel Kirk, “Numerical Solutions of Explosion Modeling with CFD”, The 2009 International Conference on Scientific Computing (CSC’09), pp. 242-248
  8. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, and Daniel Kirk, “A Survey of Empirical/Co-Relation Models for Explosion Modeling”, The 2009 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR’09), pp. 188-193
  9. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, and Daniel Kirk, “A Mediocre Choice – Phenomenological Models for Blast-wave Modeling”, The 2009 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV’09), pp. 134-138.
  10. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, and Daniel Kirk, “Explosion Modeling for Game Developers”, The 2009 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV’09), pp. 146-152.
  11. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, and Daniel Kirk, “Finding Blockers in Two and Three-Dimensional Virtual Environments”, The 2009 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR’09), pp. 176-180. 
  12. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, and Daniel Kirk, “Flying Death – Modeling Fragmentation Projectiles for Real-life Simulations and Games”, The 2009 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV’09), pp. 159-164.
  13. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Daniel Kirk, and Talal Puri, “How Much a Programmer Worth? – Introducing Personal Worth Indicator”,  The 2009 International Conference on Scientific Computing (CSC’09), pp. 288-292
  14. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Fawzi Alghamdi, “What We Can Learn from Biology? – A Software Evolution Perspective”, The 2009 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP’09), pp. 342-346, Las Vegas, NV July 13-16 2009
  15. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Daniel Kirk, “Artificial Suicide Bomber – Simulation of Blast Waves, Overpressure, and Pulse Duration on Crowd Formations”, 33rd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, FL, January 18-23 2009
  16. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Eyosias Imana and Daniel Kirk, “Virtual Iraq – Simulation of Insurgent Attacks”, IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Virtual Environments (CIVE), March 30-April 2nd 2009
  17. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Amina Tariq, “Influencing Customers through Customers – Simulation of Herd Behavior in Supermarkets”, 2009 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Control and Automation (CICA) March 30–April 2, 2009, Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN, March 30-April 2nd 2009
  18. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Eyosias Imana, and Daniel Kirk, “Random Walk in Extreme Conditions – An Agent Based Simulation of Suicide Bombing”, IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Agents, March 2009
  19. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Amina Tariq, and Talal Puri, “First 24 Hours on the Internet – A Marketing Perspective”, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence March 2009, Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN, 2009 
  20. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, Amina Tariq, and Talal Puri, “Besides Tracking – RFID Marketing and Beyond”, IEEE Third International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation (IETA 08), December 2008
  21. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi, Amina Tariq, and Talal Puri, “I Know What You Did This Summer – Users’ Behavior on Internet”, IEEE Third International Conference on Systems, Computing Sciences & Software Engineering (SCSS 08), 2008
  22. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Eyosias Imana and Daniel Kirk, “3D Simulation of Suicide Bombing – Using Computers to Save Lives”, IEEE Third International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation (IETA 08), Bridgeport, CT, December 5–13, 2008
  23. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Eyosias Imana and Daniel Kirk, “Escaping Death – Geometrical Recommendations for High Value Targets”, IEEE International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and Engineering (CIS2E 08), Bridgeport, CT, December 5–13, 2008
  24. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Daniel Kirk, “Extreme Conditions for Intelligent Agents”, IEEE 2008 WI-IAT Doctoral Workshop, December 9-12, 2008 Sydney, Australia
  25. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Fawzi Alghamdi and Talal Puri, “Intelligent Web Interactions – What, When and How?”, IEEE 2008 WI-IAT Intelligent Web Interactions Workshop, December 9-12, 2008 Sydney, Australia
  26. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Daniel Kirk, “Emergency 101 – Suicide Bombers, Crowd Formations and Blast Waves”, IEEE MilCom 2008, San Diego, November 2008
  27. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani,  Sultan Altukhaim, and Talal Naveed Puri, “Internet Age – How Old Are You on the Internet?”, The 2008 International Conference on Internet Computing (ICOMP’08), June 2008, Las Vegas, NV pp 175-179
  28. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Binish Bhagwanee and Aisha Azhar ,“Swarm Shopping – The Simulation of Herd Behavior”, The 2008 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV’08)
  29. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Muhammad Salman Khan and Muhammad Noman Zafar, “Fatal Behaviors – The Simulation of Suicide Bombing”, The 2008 International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR’08), July, Las Vegas, NV
  30. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Scott D. Swain, B. Andrew Cudmore, and Ronaldo Menezes, “Retail Technology and Consumer Preference Interdependence”, The 14th Annual Conference on Industry, Engineering and Management Systems, March 10-12, 2008 Cocoa Beach, Florida 2008
  31. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Andrew English & Richard Griffith, “The Effects of a Suicide Bombing: Crowd Formations”, Inter-service/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Nov 26-29 2007, Orlando, FL
  32. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Andrew English & S. M. Akber Zaidi, “Suicide Bombing Attacks Simulation”, International Modeling, Simulation &Visualization Conference, MSV-2007, June 25-28, 2007, Las Vegas NV, USA
  33. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Swarm-Moves: Changing Adaptive Behavior of Customers to Increase Impulse Shopping” Last Minute results presented in the 9th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB’06); From Animals to Animats 9, Roma, Italy, Sep 25-29, 2006
  34. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Ronaldo Menezes, “Increasing Sales in Supermarkets via Real-Time information about Customers’ Activities – The Swarm-Moves Simulation”, International Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Conference, MSV-2006, Pages 108-114, June 26-28, 2006, Las Vegas – NV, USA

 

 In-Progres

  1. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Suicide Bombing – A National Perspective (Pakistan)”
  2. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, and Daniel Kirk, “A Critical Review of Blast Prediction Methods and their Biases”
  3. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, Asif Surani and Arif Surani, “Triage for Suicide Bombing – lessons learned from Pakistan”
  4. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Science of Suicide Bombing – Using Computers to Save Lives”
  5. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani and Denise Konan, “Life, Earnings and Beyond”
  6. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Ambassadors of Death – Human Capital of Suicide Bombing”
  7. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani, “Graffiti Works: The Impact of Wall-Chalking on Community Behavior”

Selected Magazine and News Paper Articles (Total 260)