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
atifalvi@fccollege.edu.pk

Dr Iftikhar Hussain Shah
Professor
PhD University of Wales, UK; MPhil QAU, Islamabad; MSc University of Wales, UK; MSc PU, Lahore
Research interest: Software Engineering, Visualization and Bioinformatics
ihshah@fccollege.edu.pk

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
sarmadabbasi@fccollege.edu.pk

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
aasiakhanum@fccollege.edu.pk

Dr Anita Malik
Associate Professor
PhD Computer Science and Engineering (interdisciplinary), University of Cambridge, UK; MSc Computer Science, QAU, Islamabad
Over 18 years teaching and software consulting experience in Pakistan and USA; PhD in Computing Environments in Control Engineering.
Research interests: object-oriented methodologies, software engineering, machine learning.
anitamalik@fccollege.edu.pk

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
nazimashraf@fccllege.edu.pk

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
sarwanabbasi@fccollege.edu.pk

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
ahzahid@fccollege.edu.pk

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
sairaanwar@fccollege.edu.pk

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
shahidmahmood@fccollege.edu.pk

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.
raufbutt@fccollege.edu.pk

Omer Khan
Assistant Professor
MS Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Research Interests: Operating Systems and Programming Languages
omerkhan@fccollege.edu.pk

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
zahidirfan@fccollege.edu.pk

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
mariatamoor@fccollege.edu.pk

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
saaraasif@fccollege.edu.pk

Arslan Ahmar
Lecturer
MS, University of Ulm, Germany
arslanahmar@fccollege.edu.pk

Umber Nisar
Lecturer
MS Computer Science, LUMS, Lahore
umbernisar@fccollege.edu.pk

Ghulam Murtaza
Assistant Professor (on study leave)
MS Computer Sciences, LUMS, Lahore
Research interests: networks and systems.
ghulammurtaza@fccollege.edu.pk

Bilal Ahmad Bajwa
Assistant Professor (on study leave)
MSc PU, Lahore; MSc Computer Science PU College of Computer Science, Lahore; MSCS LUMS, Lahore
bilalbajwa@fccollege.edu.pk

Asher Imtiaz 
Assistant Professor (on study leave)
MS Computer Science, LUMS, Lahore
asherimtiaz@fccollege.edu.pk

Syedah Zahra Atiq
Assistant Professor (on study leave)
MS Computer Science, LUMS, Lahore
Former Research Associate at LUMS; former visiting faculty at Kinnaird College and PUCIT; 3 international publications; currently working on an Urdu OCR project and researching on ICT Skill development of students; joined FCC in 2009
Research interests: Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing and IT/CS Education
zahra@fccollege.edu.pk