Shahid M. Awan

Work place: University of West Scotland, Paisley, Glasgow United Kingdom PA1 2BE



Research Interests: Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Real-Time Computing, 2D Computer Graphics, Programming Language Theory


Shahid M. Awan is Assistant Professor/ Lecturer (Data Analytics) in University of West of Scotland, United Kingdom. He is a well-experienced data scientist thought leader with a demonstrated working history in the information technology and services industry. He is skilled in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, IoT, Real-Time Analytics, and AI Solution design and implementation over the edge and cloud systems.

He has worked with textual, numerical, imagery and video data sets. He had carried out industrial projects on numerical forecasting for consumer electric demand, sales, solar energy generation, and disease spread forecasting. He applied natural language processing algorithms for text summarization, text generation, named entity resolution, chatbot development, text classification, sentiment analysis, and social media mining.

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Classification of Images of Skin Lesion Using Deep Learning

By Momina Shaheen Usman Saif Shahid M. Awan Faizan Ahmad Aimen Anum

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2023

Skin cancer is among common and rapidly increasing human malignancies, which can be diagnosed visually. The diagnosis begins with preliminary medical screening and by dermoscopic examination, histopathological examination, and proceeding to the biopsy. This screening and diagnosis can be automated using machine learning tools and techniques. Artificial neural networks are helping a lot in medical diagnosis applications. In this research, skin images are classified into 7 different classes of skin cancer using deep learning methodology, then analyzed the results w.r.t to their respective precision, recall, support, and accuracy to find its practical applicability. This model is efficient in comparison to the detection of skin cancer with human eyes. Human eyes detection can be 79% accurate at most. Thus, having a scientific method of diagnosis can help the doctors and practitioners to accurately identify the cancer and its type. The model provides 80% accuracy on average for all 7 types of skin diseases, thus being more reliable than human eye examination. It will help the doctors to diagnose the skin diseases more confidently. The model has only 2 misclassified predictions for Basal cell carcinoma and Vascular lesions. However, Actinic keratosis diagnosis is most accurately predicted.

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