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Research Publication in High Impact Factor Prestigious Journal [Expert Systems with Applications]

Mr. Qamar Askari, a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, along with his PhD supervisor, Dr. Mehreen Saeed and Dr. Irfan Younas, published their research article in the prestigious international journal, Expert Systems with Applications, which has an impact factor of 5.45. The paper is titled "Heap-based optimizer inspired by corporate rank hierarchy for global optimization".    The paper can be found at the link: https …

Research Publication in Prestigious Core Rank A Conference [ 2020 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) Companion]

Mr. Qamar Askari, a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, along with his PhD supervisor, Dr. Mehreen Saeed and Dr. Irfan Younas, presented their research article in the Proceedings of the 2020 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) Companion, which is an A rank conference. The paper is titled "Critical Evaluation of sine cosine algorithm and a few recommendations". The paper can be found at the link:  https …

Computer Science PhD Student Publishes in Prestigious International Journal

Javed Zahoor, a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, along with his PhD supervisor, Dr. Kashif Zafar, published their research article in the prestigious international journal, Genes, which now has an impact factor of 3.76. The paper is titled: "Classification of Microarray gene expression data using infiltration tactics optimization (ITO) algorithm".

Dr. Aasim Ali Successfully defends PhD dissertation

Dr. Aasim Ali has successfully defended his PhD dissertation held in FAST-NUCES, Lahore on June 22, 2020 and has qualified for the award of doctorate degree. He is the 7th PhD of Department of Computer Science, FAST-NUCES, Lahore. He has completed his research titled “Improving Statistical Machine Translation for English-to-Urdu Pair using Morphological and Syntactic Information”, under the supervision of Dr. Usman Shahid and Dr. Kashif Zafar. The examiners included …

Computer Science MS Students Paper Acceptance - ICACS 2020

MS student at CS department of FAST-NUCES Lahore campus Huda Tariq and Maliha Arshad have presented their paper at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences (ICACS 2020). The paper titled "Effects of Refactoring upon Efficiency of an NP-Hard Task Assignment Problem: A case study". The paper was co-authored by Dr. Wafa Basit. The goal of this paper was to analyze the effects of refactoring on time …

CS Faculty Member Becomes AWS Cloud Ambassador

CS Faculty Member, Dr. Usman Awais has become AWS Cloud Ambassador. The next generation of IT products are going to be cloud native. The revolution is already underway. Although, Pakistani institutes lag behind a little, but again FAST takes the lead. One of the faculty members at FAST Dr. M. Usman Awais has become a faculty ambassador for AWS. At the following link, (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/aws-students-fast-muhammad-usman-awais/) he …

Students-led Initiative on COVID

A team of students from Batch '17 FAST-NUCES, Lahore has taken an initiative to provide the analysis of the situation in Pakistan during the COVID-19 epidemic. Corona 92 is a student-led initiative that aims to provide statistical analysis on the outbreak of the raging COVID-19 in the country, through live data capture. They're constantly striving to attain newer and the most effective strategies for preventing it from spreading any …

Faculty Members Paper Acceptance - IEEE ICCWS 2020

A paper authored by Mr Ibrahim Nadir and Dr. Haroon, in collaboration with UET-KICS, has been accepted at IEEE International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. The paper is titled "Identifying Mirai-Exploitable Vulnerabilities in IoT Firmware Through Static Analysis". The conference will be held in Islamabad between September 29 - October 1.

Final Year Student of CS Department Wins IEEE Xplore Challenge for Researchers in Pakistan

Muhammad Badar-ud-din (CS Student of Batch 16) has been declared one of the winners of IEEE Xplore Challenge for Researchers in Pakistan. Badar has been declared 7th in the overall competition and is the only FASTian to have won the challenge. The IEEE Xplore Challenge for Researchers in Pakistan is a new initiative designed specifically to promote scientific excellence in research across Pakistan. The competition is designed to inspire innovation …

Research Publication in High Impact Factor Prestigious Journal [Knowledge-Based Systems]

Qamar Askari, a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, along with his PhD supervisors, Dr. Mehreen Saeed and Dr. Irfan Younas, published their research article in the high impact factor prestigious journal, Knowledge-Based Systems (impact factor: 5.101). As per HEC criteria for ranking, this Journal is categorized as Platinum. The paper can be seen at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950705120301350

Computer Science MS Student wins Best Paper Award at 3rd IEEE International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences (ICACS 2020)

MS-SPM student at CS department of FAST-NUCES Lahore campus Humaira Aslam Chughtai has presented her paper at the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences (ICACS 2020) earlier this week and has won the Best Paper Award for her paper titled "People Profile Metrics for Improved Classification of Defect-Prone Files in Open Source Projects". The paper was part of MS Thesis work of Humaira and was co-authored by …

BS(CS) Students Win Best Student Paper Award at WSPML

Two BS(CS) students of FAST-NUCES, Lahore, Raja Asim and Muaz Maqbool, with co-authors Dr. Usman Shahid and Dr. Mehreen Saeed, have won the best paper award at 2019 International Workshop on Signal Processing and Machine Learning (WSPML). The workshop was held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 12 - 14. The paper is titled: "Classifying Alcoholics and Control Patients Using Deep Learning and Peak Visualizatiion Method"

Principal of Kingston College, Lahore visits HOD of CS Department, FAST-NUCES

Mr. Roy Andersen (Principal, Kingston College, Lahore) visited Dr. Ali's office today. He briefed the HOD about his career, books, and achievements as an educationist working for the past 40 years. He also offered to give a talk to CS faculty that will help them in improving their teaching skills.

Computer Science MS Student Paper Accepted in IJAIT

Research work authored by Adeem Ali Anwar and Dr. Irfan Younas titled "Optimization of Many Objective Pickup and Delivery Problem with Delay Time of Vehicle using Memetic Decomposition Based Evolutionary Algorithm", has been accepted in an impact factor journal "International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools"

Computer Science Faculty Member Multiple Paper Acceptance – IEEE ICET 2019

Research work authored by Dr. Taimur Bakhshi titled On Nature-Inspired Dynamic Route Planning: Hammerhead Shark Optimization Algorithm, and MOS-Enabled VoIP provisioning in Campus Software Defined Networking, has been accepted for presentation and publication in IEEE ICET 2019, to be held at Peshawar, Pakistan in December 2019. ICET 2019 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Peshawar Section, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and FAST NUCES.

Computer Science Faculty Member Multiple Paper Acceptance – IEEE INMIC 2019

Research work authored by Dr. Taimur Bakhshi titled Securing Internet of Bio-Nano Things: ML-Enabled Parameter Profiling of Bio-Cyber Interfaces, and Exploring Blockchain-Secured Data Validation in Smart Meter Readings, has been accepted for presentation and publication in IEEE INMIC 2019, to be held at Islamabad, Pakistan in November 2019. INMIC 2019 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Islamabad Section, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and FAST NUCES.

Computer Science Faculty Member Paper Acceptance – IEEE ICEEST 2019

Research work authored by Dr. Taimur Bakhshi Forensic of Things: Revisiting Digital Forensic Investigations in Internet of Things, has been accepted for presentation and publication in IEEE ICEEST 2019, to be held at Karachi, Pakistan in December 2019. ICEEST 2019 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Karachi Section, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan.

FYP Students Publish Work in International Journal

Final year project titled "An Efficient Cloud-Based Traffic Signal Manipulation Algorithm for Path Clearance" has been accepted at the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) vol. 11, issue 2, 2020. The journal is HEC-Recognized and indexed in Web of Science Master Journal List. This project was completed by students of batch '14 under the supervision of Dr. Aamir Wali. The names of the students are: Samreen Fatima, Khansa …

Dr. Aamir Wali Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation

Dr. Aamir Wali has successfully defended his PhD dissertation held in FAST-NUCES, Lahore on November 14, 2019 and has qualified for the award of doctorate degree. He is the 6th PhD of Department of Computer Science, FAST-NUCES, Lahore. He has completed his research titled “Cellular Automata Learning and Prediction Model for Handwritten Pattern Recognition”, under the supervision of Dr. Mehreen Saeed. The examiners included Dr. Muhammad Usman Ghani (Associate Professor …

FAST-NUCES Lahore Team achieves 6th Position in ICPC - Regional Topi

ICPC - Asia Regional was held in GIKI on Nov 1 - 3. ICPC programming competition is considered to be the world cup of programming competition. 70 teams from all over Pakistan participated in the highly competitive competition. Team MAJORS ( comprising of Syed Saqib (16L-4251), Obaid-ur-Rehman (16-4062), and Ahsan Naveed (16-4244)) from FAST-NUCES, Lahore achieved 6th position in the competition.

Computer Science MS Student and Faculty Members Paper Acceptance - International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence

Research work authored by Mr. Hafiz Asadul Rehman has been accepted in "International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence". The work was done under the supervision of Dr. Irfan Younas and was co-authored by Dr. Maryam Bashir and Dr. Muhammad Iqbal. The paper is titled : "Learning Regular Expressions using XCS-based Classifier System"

Computer Science MS Student and Faculty Paper Accepted in ICACS 2019

Research work authored by Shahzad Ali and Dr. Zeeshan Ali Rana titled "Evaluating the Performance of Software Defect Models Using Area Under Precision-Recall Curve (AUC-PR)", has been published in 2nd International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences (ICACS 2019). The details of the publication are given as follows: Shahzad Ali, Zeeshan Ali Rana, Evaluating the Performance of Software Defect Models Using Area Under Precision-Recall Curve (AUC-PR), In Proceedings of the …

Computer Science Faculty Member Presents in "World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship"

Dr. Zareen presented her research works in World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship held in Istanbul on 21-23 June 2019. It is a prestigious conference organized by the Istanbul University under the auspices of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. This interdisciplinary conference provides a platform to discuss and present latest technological developments and reforms for Innovative Entrepreneurship. Further details can be found at here …

Computer Science Faculty Members Publish In Journal Biosystems

Faculty members of CS Department, Dr. Aamir Wali and Dr. Mehreen Saeed published their research work titled "m-CALP - Yet another way of generating handwritten data through evolution for pattern recognition" at the Journal Biosystems. The journal has an impact factor of 1.46. The paper is available at here.

FYP Students To Present Work In International Conference

Final year project titled "Dynamic Cloud Resource Allocation" has been accepted at the International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies (ICICT) 2019. This conference will be held from 16-17 November 2019 at IBA Karachi. This project was completed by students of batch '15 under the supervision of Dr. Aamir Wali. The names of the students are: Abu Bakr Sohail, Abdullah Asad, Saad Sultan, and Suleman Khalid.

Computer Science Faculty Member Paper Acceptance – IEEE INTELLECT 2019

Research work authored by Dr. Taimur Bakhshi titled Securing Software Defined Networks: On Feasibility of Network Behaviour Profiling, has been accepted for presentation and publication in IEEE INTELLECT 2019, to be held at Karachi, Pakistan in November 2019. INTELLECT 2019 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Karachi Section and Higher Education Commission (HEC). The conference will be addressing the latest research directions in the field of Microelectronics, Information Processing, Communications …

Computer Science Faculty Member Paper Acceptance – Journal of Computer Networks & Communications

Dr. Taimur Bakhshi in collaboration with fellow researchers at universities in UK, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, has published research work titled Using Burstiness for Network Applications Classification in the Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5758437). The paper proposes a novel flow statistical-based set of features that can be used for classifying applications by leveraging machine learning algorithms to yield high accuracy, and greater …

Promotion of Dr. Aamir Shafi

The CS department is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr Aamir Shafi to Associate Professor. He joined the CS department on 1st August 2018 and has a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from NUST and a Ph.D. degree, specializing in High Performance Computing, from the University of Portsmouth, UK. He was also a Visiting Scientist at MIT, USA.

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 …

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 …


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FAST-NUCES Lahore’s ACM Student Chapter Wins International Excellence Award

FAST University’s NUCES ACM Lahore Chapter has for the 2nd time won the coveted international excellence award for “Outstanding Chapter Activities”. ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is an international learned society for computing which is considered as the largest and most prestigious scientific and educational computing society in the world. ACM Student Chapters are the “local neighborhoods” of ACM that facilitate communication and collaboration within a university’s computer science community. …

NUCES-ACM Lahore Chapter Holds 8th Annual Geek Week

NUCES-ACM Lahore Chapter Holds 8th Annual Geek Week from February 28 - March 1. The event was attended by students from different universities including ITU, PUCIT, UOL, UMT and NUST. Different workshops and seminars were held along with different competitions. Different seminars and competitions received overwhelming response. The winners and runner-ups for different competitions are given below: Programming Competition - Winners: FAST- Batch 17 students, Runner-up: ITU HighQ - Winner: …

GRLC Research Talk - Deciphering the Secret Code of Life; Genetics for Computer Scientists

The Graduate Research Lab Committee of Department of Computer Science held a talk on "Deciphering the Secret Code of Life; Genetics for Computer Scientists". The guest speaker was Dr Muhammad Zaman Khan Assir who is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore. The guest speaker talked about recent revolution in sequencing technologies that has led to an outpouring of enormous data that is being shared by …

CS Department Organizes Seminar on Teacher Training

The CS department organized a seminar on teacher training recently. Mr. Roy Andersen, a recognised global educational expert agreed to grace the occasion with his presence and share his valuable experience. He talked about many years of scientific research into what intelligence is, how to improve the operation of the school and how teachers can teach better. Mr. Roy talked of “The Brain Environment Complex Theory,” which presents a new …

CS Department Holds Workshop on Kaggle

The Department of Computer Science at FAST, Lahore campus recently held a workshop on Kaggle and all its different features. The guest speaker was Mr Adnan Zaidi, who is the Kaggle representative in Pakistan. The workshop was well attended by students and faculty. Mr Zaidi discussed and went over different features of Kaggle dataset and encouraged the audience to be an active member of the Kaggle society.

NUCES-ACM Lahore Chapter Holds Graphic Designing Workshop

NUCES ACM held a workshop on Graphic Design from 28th to 30th Jan 2020. The instructor, Mr. Umair Chaudhary, is a Product Design Head at Zameen.com and has a vast experience in the field of graphic and UI/UX design. The participants were familiarized with the basic concepts of typography, color psychology, logo making and poster making which made it a great learning opportunity.

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 …

Systems Ltd holds QA Meetup 2019 at FAST Lahore

Systems Ltd., one of the major software houses of Pakistan, organized a QA Meetup on November 30, 2019 in FAST-NUCES, Lahore. Over 400 participants from both the industry and the academia joined the event. The Meetup had organized several talks. Speakers talked about role of QA in Agile, how to effectively test analytical systems, and how to become a good automation engineer. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion …

Internet of Things Challenges and Opportunities GRLC Research Talk

The GRL committee organized a research talk on Internet of Things Challenges and Opportunities delivered by Dr. Jasim Saeed a faculty member at the Department of Computer Science, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Jasim’s research area comprises wireless sensor networks, focusing on Internet of Things, Smart Grid and privacy concerns in connected environments. During this talk the speaker elaborated the multiple research avenues and open challenges posed by the …

Drupak Holds Drupal Camp in FAST-NUCES, Lahore

Drupak held a 2 day workshop in FAST Lahore on 16th and 17th of November, 2019 in collaboration with NUCES-ACM, Lahore chapter. On day 1 of workshop, the team gave tutorials to students on how to make websites using Drupal platform. On second day, there were fruitful panel discussions and lab sessions on different uses of Drupal framework. The panel consisted of international speakers, well known in the Drupal community. …

NUCES-ACM Lahore Chapter and GRLC Arrange Seminar on Theoretical Computer Science

The Graduate Research Lab Committee of Department of Computer Science partnered with NUCES-ACM Lahore Chapter and held a seminar on Theoretical Computer Science. The seminar was held on November 13, 2019. Dr. Sarmad Abbasi graced the occasion with a lecture on "Chvatal's Art Gallery Theorem". The talk was elementary and self-contained. It allowed the audience a window to the wonderful subject of "Art gallery problem". A lot of interesting questions …

Industrial Collaboration Committee Meets CEO of Rareiio

The members of Industrial Collaboration Committee, under the leadership of Dr. Ali Afzal Malik, met with the CEO of Rareiio, Mellonie Francis, to discuss steps to improve collaboration between the Academia and the Industry. Various ways for collaboration came under discussion, ranging from involvement of BS(CS) students in industry projects to involvement of PhD students in research-oriented projects. After a fruitful discussion, it was decided that a team from Rareiio …

Faculty Development Committee Holds discussion on "How to set an Exam Paper"

The Faculty Development Committee of CS department organized a seminar on "How to set an Exam Paper". The aim of this interactive in-house discussion is to share and discuss techniques for setting effective exams. Dr. Asif Gilani, Dr. Kashif Zafar and Dr. Saira Karim shared their experiences in this regard. Various points came under discussion during the meeting. It was stressed upon by senior faculty members that the exam should …

NUCES-ACM Lahore Student Chapter Organizes "Break The Ice" Event

"Breaking the Ice" was hosted by NUCES ACM Student Chapter to bridge the gap between seniors and the fresh batch. The panel of senior students included Noefal Ahmad, Saad Akbar, Maarij Fatima, Seerat Kamal and Mehar Fatima. The event was well attended by Batch 18 and 19 students. The panel discussed their journey through FAST and the problems they encountered. The freshmen students asked questions related to studies in FAST, …

Department of Computer Science – PhD Colloquium

The Graduate Research Laboratory Committee (GRLC), headed by Dr. Taimur Bakhshi and under the guidance of department chair Dr. Ali Afzal Malik successfully conducted the first PhD colloquium of existing research students on July 24 th , 2019. The colloquium was a one-day event aimed at giving the audience comprising of graduate students, faculty members and potential researchers an overview of the research projects being carried out in the department. …

Life of a Google Software Engineer – GRLC Informative Talk

The GRL committee organized an informative talk by Mr. Sharjeel Qureshi, a Senior Software Engineer at Google. Mr. Qureshi (a graduate of FAST-NUCES) had been associated with Google for over five years and worked in the YouTube Player Infrastructure team on the optimization of video playbacks on Android. In this talk he discussed the engineering side of Google, from the culture and the benefits, to what life at Google is …

Named Data Networking in Connected & Smart Cities – GRLC Research Talk

The GRL committee organized a research talk on Named Data Networking in Connected & Smart Cities, by Dr. S.H Ahmad. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgia Southern University, U.S. Dr. Ahmad is heading the Wireless Internet and Networking Systems Lab at his department and in this research talk specifically focused on highlighting the driving forces for one of the popular Future Internet architecture …

Code-Based Post Quantum Cryptography – GRLC Research Talk

The GRL committee organized a research talk on Code-Based Post Quantum Cryptography delivered by Mr. Junaid Khan a research scientist at the Department of Information & Communication Engineering, Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Khan's research area comprised of Code Based Post Quantum Cryptography, focusing on McEliece Cryptosystem and domains including Cryptography, Error Control Coding, Number Theory, Galois Field and Linear Algebra. The speaker shared his experiences in explaining the …

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: http://www.nust.edu.pk/News/Pages/BRAIA-Summer-Camp-commences-at-NUST.aspx