Quaid-e- Azam Day / Christmas.

The FAST-NU, Lahore Campus will remain closed on 25th December, 2013 (Wednesday) on account of Quaid-e- Azam Day / Christmas.

Life Time Achievement Award to Prof.Dr.S.M. Husnine

Professor Syed Muhammad Husnine of FAST-NU Lahore campus has received the Life Time Achievement Award for the year 2013 from Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Science (ASSMS) during a special ceremony held at ASSMS, GC University Lahore to celebrate the graduation of its 100 PhD's. This award is given once every two years, and is considered to be the highest award for the service to Pakistani mathematical Community.
Appended below is the image of acknowledgement letter from GCU

Orientation session by Teach for Pakistan

Teach for Pakistan is part of a global initiative fostering primary education among the lower income groups of society. FAST-NU, Lahore campus have maintained a strong association with Teach for Pakistan by inviting them for different activities. In December 2013, Career Counseling Society (CCS) invited team from Teach for Pakistan to kickstart their fellowship program at FAST-NU. A focused session about the organization, its past activities and the Fellowship program of 2014 was conducted by Ms Mariam Zahid on behalf of the organization. She discussed various features of the program and also interacted with the students.

Guest Talk by Mr Asad Umar at Lahore campus

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  Career Counseling Society at the Lahore campus of FAST - NU invited Mr Asad Umar, Ex-President and CEO of Engro Corp and currently Member National Assembly. As a highly popular and accomplished business leader, his talk on "achieving excellence in career" was keenly anticipated by students in particular.

During his talk, Mr Asad Umar deliberated his perception of excellence in career by sharing in particular his experiences from the early days of his career as a young professional. He also reflected on the importance of 'passion' in achieving excellence. He encouraged the students to consider entrepreneurship as a career track. According to Mr Asad Umar, one must consider his or her time as an investment in career. Students should try to develop a certain focus early on in their career and once they work with an organization, they should seriously consider the long-term opportunities rather than switching for short-term goals. In the Q&A session, he replied to a large number of questions from a keen audience in his unique and candid style. At the end of session, Mr Asad Umar was presented with a momento by the director, Dr Zafar Iqbal on behalf of university

Ms Summaira Sarfraz  Defended PhD Thesis

Dr.Summaira Sarfraz Assistant Professor of Sciences & Humanities Department (Lahore Campus) has successfully defended her PhD Thesis on November 26, 2013. The topic of her Thesis is Improving Cohesiveness in Emotive Writing at the Undergraduate Level of Pakistani Universities: A Computer Based Integrated Model. Her study aims to develop the Integrated Model, based on e-learning and Learner Centeredness Teaching Methodologies, for the improvement of cohesiveness in Emotive writing of the Undergraduate students. She has ten International research publications to her credit.
More details can be found here.

FAST-NU Lahore Clean Sweep of UCL Sports Fest'13

FAST-NU Lahore’s tradition to Clean Sweep UCL Sports FEST continues, this time around not only just Table Tennis and Volleyball (Male and Female) but also our Basketball team showed excellence to help FAST Sports Society lift the house trophy for our prestigious University.
1. Table Tennis (Gold Medal)
2. Volleyball Male (Gold Medal)
3. Basketball (Gold Medal) and
4. Volleyball Female (Gold Medal)

Congratulations to our sports teams, Keep on doing Hard Work!.

BasketBall VolleyBall(Male) Table Tennis
Umer Abdullah © Hamza Cheema © Waqas
Usama Ijaz Bilal Saeed Ahsan Rasheed
Hamza Cheema  Salman Rafiq Usman Arshad 
Saad Saif Jaffer Abbas Faisal basheer
Saif Ullah Abdul Hadi Ahmad Aleem
Usman Khalid Haider Tanveer  
Waleed Rafique Usama Ijaz  
  Saddam Hussain  
  Haseeb Khan  
  Muhammad Ali  

FAST Sports Society Lahore Campus Achievement

FAST Sports Society Lahore Campus participated in University College Lahore’s Annual Sports FEST 2013 held from November 18th to 24th. Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball (Male and Female), Table Tennis and Football teams took part in the event on behalf of NUCES. Four teams reached the finals and outperformed UMT, Comsats, UCL, Beaconhouse, etc. and secured Gold Medals and trophies in Volleyball (both Male and Female), Basketball and Table Tennis.

Semantic Annotation of Digital Music
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In recent times, digital music items on the internet have been evolving in a vast information space where consumers try to find/locate the piece of music of their choice by means of search engines. The current trend of searching for music by means of music consumers’ keywords/tags is unable to provide satisfactory search results. It is argued that search and retrieval of music can be significantly improved provided end-users’ tags are associated with semantic information in terms of acoustic metadata- the latter being easy to extract automatically from digital music items. This paper presents a lightweight ontology that will enable music producers to annotate music against MPEG-7 description (with its acoustic metadata) and the generated annotation may in turn be used to deliver meaningful search results. Several potential multimedia ontologies have been explored and a music annotation ontology, named mpeg- 7Music, has been designed so that it can be used as a backbone for annotating music items.
    Dr. Jawed Siddiqui, a Professor Emeritus of Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University is coming to FAST-NU Lahore Campus to share his views on Semantic Annotation of Digital Music.

Bio Brief of Speaker: Dr. Jawed Siddiqi is Emeritus Professor of Software Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He is also the Chair of British Computer Society Formal Aspects of Computer Science and President of National Council of British University Professors. Dr. Jawed Siddiqi has been the Director of the Computing Research Center, Professor of Software Engineering, Head of the Software Engineering Division and Associate Dean of Research in the School of Computing and Management Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University and was the Professor of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science.

"Achievements of FAST-ACM at GIKI SOFTCOM 14"

We are pleased to announce that NUCES ACM took a team of participants from FAST Lahore to participate in SOFTCOM 14 held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute ( GIKI ) and FAST Lahore was able to secure 3 positions in the competition.
The trip was very successful, the students of FAST Lahore had no problems along the way thanks to almighty ALLAH. There were over 50 participants .We are proud of our participants who cooperated with us along the way and showed GIKI as well as all the other universities present at the competition that people of FAST LAHORE are one of the most talented organized and disciplined people all around the world
*Quiz Competition : 1st position*
*Poster Design Competition : 2nd position*
*StartUp Competition : 2nd position*