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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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Research Publication in High Impact Factor Prestigious Journal [Neural Processing Letters]

Mr. Qamar Askari, a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, along with his PhD supervisor, Dr. Irfan Younas published their research article in the prestigious international journal, Nueral Processing Letters (Impact Factor: 2.891). The paper is titled "Political Optimizer Based Feedforward Neural Network for Classification and Function Approximation". 

Spring 2021 PhD Admissions open in FAST School of Computing

Spring 2021 admissions are now open in PhD(CS) program offered by FAST School of Computing. Eligibility Criteria can be found at NUCES website. Following are important dates in the admission process. Last Date to Apply: December 31, 2020 Admission Test Date: January 6, 2021 Interviews of Selected Candidates: January 11, 2021 Application forms can be found at:    


Fast School of Computing Holds Workshop on GPU

The Graduate Research Lab Committee of FAST School of Computing held a short workshop online on GPU and its usage for assignments/projects on December 24, 2020. The session was held to benefit the students of MS/PhD enrolled in the department. The session was held by department GPU coordinator Dr. Usman Awais.  The objective of the workshop was to familiarize the students (and the faculty members) with the process of accessing …

Talk on "Effective Integration of Mathematics teaching into CS undergraduate courses"

Dr. Mudassir Shabbir delivered a talk at the FAST-NU Lahore campus on various creative methods to integrate mathematics teaching into undergraduate courses of the CS curriculum. The talk highlighted effective methods of pedagogy that may be used to make complex mathematical concepts more palatable and relatable to CS students. The talk brought into focus the importance of creating motivation inside and beyond the classroom; factors in deciding the correct scope …