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Dr. Ali Afzal Malik has been working in the Department of Computer Science of FAST-NUCES, Lahore since July 2013. He started his professional career in 2003 as a software engineer in Techlogix – a well-reputed Pakistani software house. After receiving the prestigious Fulbright scholarship in 2005, he obtained MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He was awarded the Office of International Services (OIS) Academic Achievement Award twice (2007 & 2010) during his stay at USC. His research paper on the quantitative aspects of requirements elaboration was given the best paper award in SBES 2008 (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Before joining FAST-NUCES, Dr. Malik has held an adjunct faculty position at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and a full-time faculty position at the University of Central Punjab (UCP). He has undertaken research in software cost estimation at two of the world’s leading research centers in software engineering i.e. USC’s Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE) and Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS). His current research work focuses on areas such as empirical software engineering and software cost estimation. Dr. Malik has coauthored around 20 conference and journal papers and supervised 1 PhD dissertation and around a dozen MS theses.

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Dr. Ali Afzal Malik Becomes Senior Member of IEEE

Dr. Ali Afzal Malik (Assistant Professor and Head, CS Department, Lahore campus) has become a Senior Member of IEEE in February 2019. Elevation to this senior membership grade of IEEE requires, among other things, professional practice of at least 10 years with proof of significant performance for the period of at least 5 years. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization with IEEE Computer Society as its largest society. …

Computer Science PhD Student Publishes in Prestigious International Journal

Nosheen Qamar, a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, along with her PhD supervisor, Dr. Ali Afzal Malik, published their research article in the prestigious international journal, IEEE Access, which now has an impact factor of 4.098. The paper is titled: "Birds of a Feather Gel Together: Impact of Team Homogeneity on Software Quality and Team Productivity". Full paper can be downloaded from the link given below:


Workshop Conducted at BRAIA Summer Camp by Dr. Aamir Shafi at NUST

Dr Aamir Shafi conducted a workshop "High Performance Computing using MPJ Express", on 15th July 2019, at the Belt and Road Aerospace Innovation Alliance (BRAIA) Summer Camp organized by NUST. More information about the event can be found in the link given below:

CS Department Awards FYP Students

CS Department invited FYP students who had published papers from their FYPs. Both the groups were supervised by Dr. Aamir Wali. The groups talked about the importance of writing research papers. The groups talked about how the research work puts new knowledge in a public forum to announce it to others, so others can use it. In a more practical perspective, creating new knowledge gives a sense of achievement. After …