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To produce future thinkers, thought leaders and innovators in order to shape the future of the nation and humanity through high-quality computing education, research, and technopreneurship.


Department of Computer Science

Department of Data Science

Department of Software Engineering


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.

Dr. Ali Afzal Malik, Assistant Professor & HOD   See Profile


MS Alumni Paper Accepted in Prestigious International Journal [Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems]

Mr. Abdul Rehman, alumni at the Department of Computer Science, along with his MS thesis supervisor, Dr. Kashif Zafar, have their research article accepted to be published in the prestigious international journal, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems [IF: 1.851]. The paper is titled: "Multiple Sequence Alignment using Enhanced Bird Swarm Align Algorithm".  

Research Publication in High Impact Factor Prestigious Journal [IEEE Access]

Mr. Afzal Hussain, a PhD scholar at the Department of Computer Science, along with his PhD supervisor, Dr. Kashif Zafar, published their research article in the prestigious international journal, IEEE Access [IF: 3.745]. The paper is titled "Fog-Centric IoT Based Framework for Healthcare Monitoring, Management and Early Warning System".  


BS student wins in ISYS Debate Competition 2020

Muhammad Ahmad, a student of batch 20 from FAST School of Computing, has won the 8th International Science and Youth Symposium (ISYS-20) that was held in GIKI in December 2020.   

FAST School of Computing Holds Faculty Orientation

The Faculty Development Committee of FAST School of Computing held an orientation session for the new faculty members who joined FAST-NU in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. After introductions, Dr. Ali gave a brief history and overview of different programs being run under FAST School of Computing. A few tips on how to prepare for lectures were also provided by Dr. Ali, along with different responsibilities of faculty members. A …