Computer Science

Dr Atif Alvi
Associate Professor & Chairperson
PhD Computer Science, University of Cambridge, UK; MS Computer Science, LUMS, Lahore
Was faculty at LUMS Computer Science Department for more than 5 years; at UET Electrical Engineering Department (as Computer Science specialist) for 2 years prior to joining FCC; supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students at Cambridge in various courses; has been working as consultant for Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Ali Institute of Education, Virtual University, Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) at UET, and a local innovative startup company; authored several research publications in international conferences and journals; reviewer for and on technical program committees of many international conferences and journals; conducted an Urdu Reading Group successfully at LUMS and was patron of their journalistic society; is a Formanite through doing FSc from FCC.
Research interests: Pervasive/ubiquitous computing; formal verification of smart systems; linked data based energy management systems; technological and pedagogical aspects of education; innovative startup ideas for Pakistan

Dr Sarmad Abbasi
Associate Professor
PhD Computer Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Has several years’ experience of teaching and research at prestigious institutions.
Research interests: Theoretical computer science

Dr Aasia Khanum
Associate Professor
PhD Software Engineering, NUST, Rawalpindi
14 years of teaching experience at prestigious post-graduate institutions of Pakistan, including NUST, IIEC, and Fatima Jinnah University; founding director of Emerging Technologies R&D Labs (ETL) and initiated several research proposals at NUST; served as Quality Assurance Officer (DCE) at College of E&ME (NUST) and focal person for quality certification of Computer Engineering programs from ISO 9001, HEC, and PEC; supervised over a dozen postgraduate theses and research; on review panel of several international conferences and journals; has published more than 40 papers in journals and conferences of international repute.
Research interests: Biomedical Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Affective Computing
HEC-approved PhD supervisor

Dr Nazim Ashraf
Assistant Professor
PhD Computer Science, University of Central Florida, USA; MSc Computer Science, University of Central Florida, USA
Doctoral thesis on view-invariant action recognition and camera calibration and its applications; has authored a number of research publications in international conferences and journals; has acted as a reviewer for international conferences; currently working on camera self-calibration and its applications.
Research interests: Computer vision; Image processing; machine learning

Dr Sarwan Altaf Abbasi
Assistant Professor
PhD Computer Science, Université de Paris (SUD-XI), France; MS Computer Science, Université de Paris (SUD-XI), France; MS (IT), Hamdard University, Karachi
Worked as Assistant Professor (Computer Science department) at Institute of Business Management (IoBM) Karachi; gold medallist in MS (IT) from Hamdard University Karachi; 8 years of teaching and supervisory experience; 2 years of professional industry experience; selected as an international volunteer for prestigious Nordic Usability conference NordiCHI, held in Oslo, Norway; four international (1 journal, 3 conference) publications and one French (conference).
Research interests: Usability, cognitive ergonomics, human-centred design, and application of human factors (HF) in technology and informatics

Amjad Hussain Zahid
Assistant Professor
MS Computer Science, GCU, Lahore; MSc Computer Science, QAU, Islamabad
PhD candidate, Computer Engineering, UET, Lahore; Over 18 years teaching experience in Computer Science at esteemed institutions of Pakistan.
Research interests: Information security, intelligent systems, programming languages, algorithms

Saira Anwar
Assistant Professor
MS Computer Science, FAST-NU, Lahore; MSc PU, Lahore
Has over 12 International and National Publications on her credit in Software Engineering and Bio-Statistics; currently working on Requirement Engineering Principles and Validity of Anti Patterns Approach in Software Requirements Engineering and Design; has more than 10 years of teaching experience; joined FCC in 2008
Research interests: Empirical studies, estimations, educational changes, curriculum update, bridging gap between industry and academia, design constraints and improving design quality

Shahid Mahmood
Assistant Professor
MSc Software Engineering, BTH, Karlskrona, Sweden; MCS, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi
Former Database Administrator (NADRA); has worked as Lecturer in Al-Khair University, IT Project &; Karakoram International University Northern Areas Pakistan and GCU; has been Assistant Director CS at GCU; 2 publications in international conference and workshop; joined FCC in 2008.
Research interests: Automated Test Data Generation Techniques, Requirements Engineering, UML

Muhammad Rauf Butt
Assistant Professor
MSc Mechatronics, UET, Lahore; MS Computer Engineering, LUMS, Lahore
PhD student, Computer Engineering, UET, Lahore; worked as HOD EE/CS at  University of South Asia; taught CS courses as visiting faculty at PUCIT, GCU, Lahore College University for Women; pursuing PhD in Machine Learning and Robotics from UET Lahore.
Research interests: Self Learning Robots, Integration of Embedded Systems in Consumer Appliances, Industrial Automation, Image and Video Processing.

Omer Khan
Assistant Professor
MS Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Research Interests: Operating Systems and Programming Languages

Zahid Irfan
Assistant Professor
MS Computer Science, LUMS, Lahore
Teaching experience of 10 years at LUMS, GIK Institute and University of Lahore; industry experience and currently running a software house in Lahore as its founder; master’s research was to develop approximate queries for extremely large data streams; author of two conference papers.
Research interests: Computer networks, large data streams

Maria Tamoor
Assistant Professor
MS Computer Science, FAST-NU, Lahore
Has five international publications in case-based reasoning; research associate in CRULP, FAST University Lahore; faculty member at Kinnaird College Computer Science Department for three years; taught as visiting faculty in renowned institutes including UMT and NFC.
Research interests: Artificial intelligence, machine learning

Saara Asif
Assistant Professor
MS Computer Science, FAST-NU, Lahore
Over 5 years teaching experience at PUCIT, UMT and Kinnaird; currently working on application of CBR in autonomic computing; previously worked on method level integration for EAI.
Research interests: Genetic Algorithms for retention in CBR systems and relation of human cognition in the retrieval mechanisms of cases

Arslan Ahmar
MS, University of Ulm, Germany

Umber Nisar
MS Computer Science, LUMS, Lahore