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Department of Computer Science

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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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Computer Science MS Students Paper Acceptance - INMIC 2020

MS student at CS department of FAST-NUCES Lahore campus Mohsin Qurban and Muhammad Bilal have presented their paper at the 23rd International Multitopic Conference (INMIC 2020) that was held on November 5-7, 2020. The paper is titled "Knowledge of Softwaare Design Patterns in Educational Institutes of Pakistan". The paper was co-authored by Dr. Wafa Basit. 

Computer Science Faculty Members and Students Paper Acceptance - INMIC 2020

Mr. Ibrahim Nadir and Dr. Taimur Bakhshi, along with their undergraduate students, have recently published a conference paper on the security of wireless sensor networks with the title "Towards Dynamic Hash-Based Key Establishment in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networking Nodes". The article was submitted to the 23rd IEEE International Multi-topic Conference 2020.  


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 …

GRLC Research Talk - IoT System Vulnerabilities and Hardware Exploitation

The Graduate Research Lab Committee of Department of Computer Science held a talk on "IOT System Vulnerabilities". The speaker were Dr. Haroon Mahmood, Assistant Professor in CS department FAST-Lahore, Mr. Ibrahim Nadir, Assistant Professor in CS department, FAST-Lahore and Mr. Asim Tanvir, researcher at KICS lab at UET.  The speakers talked about IOT devices and their vulnerability to cyber-attacks despite advancements over the past few years. They stressed upon security …