Dr. Zahid Halim

Dr. Zahid Halim holds his basic degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar (2004). He holds MS degree in Computer Science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (2007). He is a proud Pakistani Ph.D., who earned his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad (2010). His Ph.D. degree was sponsored by the Foundation for Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) under the faculty development program. During doctoral research, he worked in the domain of Computational Intelligence with the uncertain gaming environments as the test bed. Until the year 2012, he was the youngest indigenously produced Ph.D. in computer science by the country.


Prior to joining GIKI, Dr. Halim was affiliated with the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad. Before joining academia, he was with Techlogix, Pakistan Pvt. (Limited) as a Software Engineer, where he worked on technologies like, PeopleSoft, IBM Lotus Workflow, and IBM Cognos. He has hands-on experience in providing e-Services-based IT solutions to enterprises. Dr. Halim is an active researcher and has several research publications, including those published in key conferences and journals of high repute. So far, he has produced one Ph.D. and 18 MS graduates. He is also a PEC certified trainer on OBE/OBA and is regularly invited as a resource person at HEC-QAA and top national universities. Dr. Halim is leading the Machine Intelligence Research Group at GIKI where numerous graduate students and undergraduate groups are working under his supervision in the domain of Data Science, Machine Learning and Data Mining, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Affective Computing. Dr. Halim has received Training in Human Subjects Protection from the Virginia Tech.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Research Productively Award-2017 from the Pakistan Council of Science and Technology. He has also received the 6th HEC Outstanding Research Award 2015-2016 in best research paper category. For his academic performance in the year 2016, he has received the HEC Best University Teacher Award (BUTA)-2016. In addition to the abovementioned three national awards, Dr. Halim has received an intra university award, i.e., GIK Research Award for the year 2016 and secured 1st rank.

Qualifications   |   Experience   |   Publications   |   Projects   |   Research Students   |   Talks

Room G06, FCSE, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, Distt. Swabi.


HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Email: zahid.halim@giki.edu.pk

halimzahid@gmail.com  


Phone: 920938271858 x 2263


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EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Data Science


Machine Learning and Data Mining [Probabilistic/Uncertain data mining, Graph mining]
 

Intelligent Transportation Systems 
 

Computational Intelligence

[Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Neural Networks]
 

Applications of Computational Intelligence in Games [Content generations, Enhancing user experience]

Affective Computing

Ph.D. Computer Science - Computational Intelligence (November, 2010)
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad
Dissertation: Measuring Entertainment and Automatic Generation Of Entertaining Games

MS Computer Science - Data Mining and Data warehousing (July, 2007)
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad
Dissertation: Sonification: An Alternate View of High Dimensional Datasets

BS Computer Science (December, 2004)
Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar

Final Year Project: Pattern Matching Based Optical Character Reorganization

Publications distribution over research interests visualized using treemap

Others (19%)

Intelligent Transportation Systems (7%)

CI in Games (21%)

Data Science/Machine Learning (26%)

Computational Intelligence (CI) (26%)

 

Conference Publications

Journal Publications

Total Publications

Cumulative Impact Factor

21

31

52

72.095

EXPERIENCE

GIK Institute

  • Assistant Professor, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering. 1st August 2011 - 31st December 2015 [4.5 Years] 

NUCES

  • Assistant Professor, FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad. 1st August 2009 - 31st July 2011 [2 Years]

  • Lecturer, FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad. 1st August 2007 - 31st July 2009 [2 Years]

Techlogix

Software Engineer, Techlogix Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited, 25th September 2006 - 31st July 2007 [1 Year]

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. 30 August 2018 --- to date. 

  • Acting (Officiating) Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. June 2013 - April 2014. [1 Year]

  • Mentor (Advisor) ACM Students Society, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. November 2011 - November 2017. [6 Years]

  • Mentor (Advisor) Graduate Students Society, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. December 2014 --- December 2015. [1 Year]

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Conference Publications

Journal Publications

Total Publications

Cumulative Impact Factor

21

31

52

72.095

Forthcoming

  • Z. Halim, M. Atif, A. Rashid, and C. A. Edwin, “Profiling Players Using Real-World Datasets: Clustering the Data and Correlating the Results with the Big-Five Personality Traits,” IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Vol. --, 201-. [ISSN: 1949-3045, Thomson Reuters JCR 2019, Impact factor 6.288, IEEE] Download

  • Z. Halim and J.H. Khattak, “Density-based clustering of big probabilistic graphs,” Evolving Systems, Vol. --, No. --, 201-. [ISSN: 1570-7873, Thomson Reuters Indexed, Impact factor 0.000, Springer] Download

  • A. Shah and Z. Halim, “On Efficient Mining of Frequent Itemsets from Big Uncertain Databases,” Journal of Grid Computing, Vol. --, No. --, 201-. [ISSN: 1570-7873, Thomson Reuters JCR 2019, Impact factor 3.288, Springer] Download

Journal

 

  • Z. Halim and S. Khan, “A data science-based framework to categorize academic journals,” Scientometrics, Vol. 119, No. 01, 2019, pp. 393–423 [ISSN: 0138-9130, Thomson Reuters JCR 2019, Impact factor 2.77, Springer] Download

  • A. Rashid, M. Kamran, and Z. Halim, “A top down approach to enumerate α-maximal cliques in uncertain graphs,” Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 36, No. 04, 2019. pp. 3129-3141. [ISSN: 1064-1246, Thomson Reuters JCR 2019, Impact factor 1.637, IOS] Download

  • Z. Halim and Uzma, “Optimizing the minimum spanning tree-based extracted clusters using evolution strategy,” Cluster Computing, Vol. 21, No. 01, 2018, pp. 377-391 [ISSN: 1386-7857, Thomson Reuters JCR 2019, Impact factor 1.851, Springer] Download

  • Z. Hussain, G. Abbas, and Z. Halim, “A Lightweight Fairness-Driven AQM for Regulating Bandwidth Utilization in Best-Effort Routers,” Journal of Network and Systems Management, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2018. [ISSN: 1064-7570, Thomson Reuters JCR 2019, Impact factor 1.676, Springer] Download

  • T. Muhammad, Z. Halim, and M. A. Khan, “Visualizing Trace of Java Collection APIs by Dynamic Bytecode Instrumentation,” Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Vol. 43, 2017, pp. 14-29. [ISSN: 1045-926X, Thomson Reuters JCR 2018, Impact factor 0.971, Elsevier] Download

  • Z. Halim, M. Waqas, A.R. Baig and Ahmar Rashid, “Efficient Clustering of Large Uncertain Graphs Using Neighborhood Information,” International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Vol. 90, 2017, pp. 274-291. [ISSN: 0888-613X, Thomson Reuters JCR 2018, Impact factor 1.766, Elsevier] Download

  • Z. Halim and T. Muhammad, "Quantifying and Optimizing Visualization: An Evolutionary Computing-Based Approach," Information Sciences, Vol. 385, 2017, pp. 284-313. [ISSN: 0020-0255, Thomson Reuters JCR 2018, Impact factor 4.305, Elsevier] Download

  • Z. Halim, A. R. Baig, G. Abbas and M. A. Islam, "Computational Intelligence Based Search of Entertaining Rules in the Space of Predator/Prey Games," Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing, Vol. 28, No. 06, 2017, pp. 643-663. [ISSN: 1542-3980, Thomson Reuters JCR 2018, Impact factor 0.437, OCP Science] Download

  • T. Muhammad and Z. Halim, "Employing Artificial Neural Networks for Constructing Metadata-Based Model to Automatically Select an Appropriate Data Visualization Technique," Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 49, 2016, pp. 365-384. [ISSN: 1568-4946, Thomson Reuters JCR 2017, Impact factor 3.541, Elsevier] Download

  • Z. Halim, R. Kalsoom, S. Bashir, and G. Abbas, "Artificial intelligence techniques for driving safety and vehicle crash prediction," Artificial Intelligence Review, Vol. 46, No. 03, 2016, pp. 351–387. [ISSN: 0269-2821, Thomson Reuters JCR 2016, Impact factor 2.627, Springer] Download 

  • Z. Halim, R. Kalsoom, and A. R. Baig, "Profiling drivers based on driver dependent vehicle driving features," Applied Intelligence, Vol. 44, No. 03, 2016, pp. 645-664. [ISSN: 0924-669X, Thomson Reuters JCR 2017, Impact factor 1.904, Springer] Download

  • G. Abbas, Z. Halim, and Z. H. Abbas, “Fairness-Driven Queue Management: A Survey and Taxonomy,” IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 18, No. 01, 2016. [ISSN: 1553-877X, Thomson Reuters JCR 2017, Impact factor 17.188, IEEE] Download

  • Z. Halim, A. R. Baig, and G. Abbas, "Computational Intelligence-based Entertaining Level Generation for Platform Games," International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Vol. 08, No. 06, 2015. [ISSN: 1875-6883, Thomson Reuters JCR 2016, Impact factor 0.391, Taylor & Francis] Download

  • Z. Halim, M. Waqas and S. F. Hussain, “Clustering large probabilistic graphs using multi-population evolutionary algorithm,” Information Sciences, Vol. 317, 2015, pp. 78-95. [ISSN: 0020-0255, Thomson Reuters JCR 2016, Impact factor 3.364, Elsevier] Download

  • Z. Halim and G. Abbas, “A Kinect-Based Sign Language Hand Gesture Recognition System for Hearing- and Speech-Impaired: A Pilot Study of Pakistani Sign Language,” Assistive Technology, Vol. 27, No. 01, 2015, [ISSN: 1040-0435, Thomson Reuters JCR 2016, Impact factor 1.283, Taylor & Francis] Download

  • M. A. Shah, G. Abbas, A. B. Dogar and Z. Halim, “Scaling hierarchical clustering and energy aware routing for sensor networks,” Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling, Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 1–23. [ISSN: 2194-3206, ISI-indexed, Springer] Download

  • S. F. Hussain , M. Mushtaq and Z. Halim, "Multi-View Document Clustering via Ensemble Methods," Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Vol. 43, No.1, August 2014. [ISSN: 1573-7675, Thomson Reuters JCR 2015, Impact factor 0.886, Springer] Download

  • Z. Halim, A. R. Baig, K. Zafar, "Evolutionary Search in the Space of Rules for Creation of New Two-Player Board Games," International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, Vol. 23, No. 2, April 2014. [ISSN: 0218-2130, Thomson Reuters JCR 2015, Impact factor 0.393, World Scientific]  Download

  • Z. Halim, A. R. Baig and H. Mujtaba, "Evolutionary Search for Entertainment in Computer Games," Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 33-47, January 2012. [ISSN: 1079-8587, Thomson Reuters JCR 2013, Impact factor 0.189, Taylor & Francis]  Download

  • K. Zafar, A. R. Baig, N. Bukhari and Z. Halim, "Route planning and optimization of route using Simulated ant agent system," Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, Vol.20, No.30, pp. 457-478, May 2011. [ISSN: 0218-1266, Thomson Reuters JCR 2013, Impact factor 0.238, World Scientific]. Download

  • H. Mujtaba, A. R. Baig, Z. Halim and A. Iqbal, “Self-Motivated and Task-Oriented, Multi-Dimensional Learning in a Dynamic and Uncertain Environment without Human intervention," International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, Vol.7, No.4, pp. 1603-1620, April 2011. [ISSN: 1349-4198, Thomson Reuters JCR 2010, Impact factor 1.664]. Download

  • Z. Halim, A. R. Baig and H. Mujtaba, “Measuring Entertainment And Automatic Generation Of Entertaining Games," International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence. Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 92–107, January 2010,  [ISSN: 2042-3217, Inderscience]. Download

FUNDED PROJECTS (RESEARCH GRANTS)-LARGE

  • Project title: Online Identification of Driving-Induced Stress Using Electroencephalogram Signals: A Complete Framework Based On Wearable Safety-Critical Scheme for Safer Roads

      Funding agency: HEC under National Research Program for Universities
      Duration: 2019-2021

      Budget: 5.238907 million PKR

  • Project title: Machine learning-based driver assessment and early warning system for accident avoidance
    Funding agency: HEC under Pak-Turk Researchers’ Mobility Grant Program (Phase I)
    Duration: 2018-2020

       Budget: 2 million PKR (both Pakistani and Turkish sides combined).

  • Title: Qualsure ad Data Crypt

       Funding Agency: Ignite-NGIRI

       Duration: 2017-2018

       Amount: 70,000 PKR

  • Title: Voicemetrics

       Funding Agency: Ignite-NGIRI

       Duration: 2017-2018

       Amount: 80,000 PKR

  • Title: Arduino controlled swarm robotics
    Funding Agency: Intel Foundation grant
    Duration: 2014-2015
    Amount: 150,000 PKR

  • Title: Augmented reality-based wearable gaming
    Funding Agency: National ICT, R&D Fund, Pakistan
    Duration: 2013-2014
    Amount: 73,000 PKR

  • Title: BCI-based assistive technology and allied applications
    Funding Agency: National ICT, R&D Fund, Pakistan
    Duration: 2014-2015
    Amount: 90,000 PKR

  • Title: Second International Pak-Turk Conference on emerging Technologies in the Field of Science and Engineering

Funding Agency: HEC, Pakistan
Dates: 11-13 March 2019
Amount: 7.61800 million PKR

FUNDED PROJECTS (EXTERNAL EQUIPMENT GRANTS)-SMALL

FUNDING TO ORGANIZE CONFERENCES

PROJECTS (GIKI SEED FUNDING)-SMALL FUNDING

Driver Profiling: The driver profiling system consists of two main modules i.e. Software & Hardware. The hardware part of the system consists of different vehicle components such as driving seat, steering wheel, a gear assembly, indicator, accelerator and brake pedals etc. These components have switches connected to them to identify any activity on these components. The data coming from all these switches are fed to the micro-controller which in turn serially transmits it to the Software part. The software simulator environment serially receives the data from the micro-controller and controls the vehicle dynamics based on this data. The profiler records the data sets, coming from the micro-controller, and compares it with the standardized patterns of different profiles and categorizes the driver accordingly.

Smart home application for energy conservation & security: Smart Home  is the term commonly used to define a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any room in the home, as well as remotely from any location in the world by phone or internet. In a nutshell, it’s you having the ability to control your home’s lighting, thermostat, security, appliances and more –from almost anywhere.

Brain Computer Interfacing-Based Computer Gaming: This study assessed the possibility of implementing a brain computer interface (BCI) based software solution for people with motor disabilities. The traditional use of mouse or keyboard for interaction with the computer is not applicable in this case so the basic theme of the project is to help them communicate easily with computers using brain signals. The aim was to use BCI devices like the NeuroSky MindWave to discover hidden patterns of the brain signals that are accurate and reliable to be used as real-time input of interactive multimedia applications.

Modular Interactive Tiles: This project deals with the evolution of entertaining games using the concept of tangible tiles. Here, tangible tiles are used to construct an interactive playground where the player can play different games and also give feedback related to each game. The games implemented are predator/prey games which demand physical activity amongst the users and therefore act as a tool to be used against obesity.

Gesture Recognition System for Hearing and Speech Impaired: Many normal people do find difficulty to communicate with deaf or hearing impaired individuals. Commonly people do not understand the gestures performed by the deaf or hearing impaired person. This project aim to give hearing or speech impaired people a new hope, a hope in shape of a user friendly system that helps them to communicate effectively. With the help of Kinect and by keeping in mind the restriction and limitation given to us by Kinect, we were able to make the system. The project used Dynamic Time Wrapping Algorithm to compare gesture with the ones stored in our gestures dictionary.

 
 

COURSES TAUGHT

Graduate Courses (Average course teaching evaluation 90%)
                    Advanced Algorithms and Computational Techniques
                    Graph Theory
                    Data Science and Big Data Analytics
                    Knowledge Engineering and Expert System
                    Machine Learning
                    Data Mining
Undergraduate Courses (Average course teaching evaluation 92.5%)
                    Computer Programming
                    Programming Techniques
                    Databases
                    Analysis of Algorithms
                    Data Structures
                    Computer Graphics
                    Introduction to Computing
                    Mobile Computing

Graduate Courses (Average course teaching evaluation 90%)
                    Advanced Algorithms and Computational Techniques
                    Graph Theory
                    Data Science and Big Data Analytics
                    Knowledge Engineering and Expert System
                    Machine Learning
                    Data Mining
Undergraduate Courses (Average course teaching evaluation 92.5%)
                    Computer Programming
                    Programming Techniques
                    Databases
                    Analysis of Algorithms
                    Data Structures
                    Computer Graphics
                    Introduction to Computing
                    Mobile Computing

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior member
 

 
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Professional member

 

 
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Professional member

SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTIONS

Journal Reviewer Panel

  • Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer

  • Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier

  • Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier

  • Assistive Technology, Taylor & Francis

  • Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Taylor & Francis

  • Journal of Intelligent Systems, De Gruyter

  • Neurocomputing, Elsevier

  • Neural Computing and Applications, Springer

  • Systems Journal, IEEE

  • Behaviour & Information Technology, Elsevier

  • Neural Computing and Applications, Springer

MS/PhD. Thesis Examined

  • Automated Test Data Generation for Model Transformation Testing, Ph.D. thesis by Atif Aftab Ahmed Jillani, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2018.

  • Research paper recommendation by exploiting co-citation occurrences in section of scientific papers, Ph.D. thesis by Riaz Ahmad, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2018.

  • Numerical Solutions for Differential Equations by Haar Wavelets, Ph.D. thesis by Abdul Ghafoor, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, GIK Institute, 2018.

  • Evaluation of Hidden Markov Model for Malware Behavioral Classification, Ph.D. thesis by Mohammad Imran, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2016.

  • Routing Self-Organized Management of Non-Cooperative Services in Cognitive Sensor Networks, Ph.D. thesis by Shah Nawaz Khan, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, 2012.

  • Multi View Clustering via Ensemble Methods, M.S. thesis by Muhammad Mushtaq, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, 2012.

  • Encrypted Jade-S with Multi S-Box, M.S. thesis by Basit Ali, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2014.

  • Probabilistic Fuzzy Cognitive Agent Architecture, M.S. thesis by Rehama Khalid, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2014.

  • CHOKe with Recent Drop History, M.S. thesis by Zawar Hussain, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, 2015.

  • Rational Coordination in Cognitive Agents: A Decision Theoretic Approach Using ERMM, M.S. thesis by Noushin Mazhar, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2015.

  • Application of Computational Intelligence: Adaptive Learning in Games, M.S. thesis by Kamran Khan, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2015.

  • Hierarchical Hourly Load Forecasting and Back Casting Using Genetic Programming, M.S. thesis by Badar Munir, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2015.

  • SNAPP: Social Network Analysis & Privacy Protection using Statistical Semantics Corpus-Based Sentiment Lexicon Approach, M.S. project by Kanwal Batool, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2015.

  • Feature entropy based technique for reducing data imbalance, M.S. thesis by Raja Ali Asad, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2015.

  • Multi-Agent based Distributed Hierarchical Planning Framework for Constraint Satisfaction Problem Solving, M.S. project by Khadija Ahsan, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2015.

  • Spam Detection in Online Social Networks, M.S. thesis by Muhammad Mateen, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2016.

  • Study of Assessment Evaluation Schemes Using Pattern Mining, M.S. thesis by Rubab Khushal, Bahria University, Islamabad, 2016.

  • Sentiment Analysis on Pashto Scripts, M.S. thesis by Uzair Kamal, Bahria University, Islamabad, 2016.

  • Community Detection in Social Networks, M.S. thesis by Muhammas Salman, Bahria University, Islamabad, 2016.

  • Consensus in Multi-Agents System Using Partial Oder Planning and STRIPS notation, M.S. thesis by Qurat Ul Ain, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2016.

  • Creating Autonomous Adaptive Agent Teams in a Real-Time FPS Computer Game, M.S. project by Syed Haseeb Sajjad, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2017.

  • An Investigation into Financial Forecasting Using Hyper-heuristic, M.S. thesis by Muhammad Usman, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, 2017.

  • Identification of Important Citations by Exploiting Research Articles Metadata, MS thesis by Faiza Qayyum, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2017.

  • Comprehensive Evaluation of In-Text Citation Count, n-gram-Based Phrases and Similarity Measures for Citation Classification, MS thesis by Nadeem Iqbal, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2017.

  • Classification of scientific literature using twitter mining, MS thesis by Fauzia Jabeen, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2017.
    Prediction of h-index and its variants using centrality metrics on paper citation network, MS thesis by Ayeza Zubair, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2018.

  • Prediction of h-index and its variants using centrality metrics on paper citation network, MS thesis by Ayeza Zubair, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2018.

  • Evaluating the Effect of Preferential Voting Methods in Bagging Classifier, MS thesis by Rizwan Yasin, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2018.

  • Evaluation of Textual and Topological Similarity Measures for Citation Recommendation, MS thesis by Abdul Samad, Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, 2018.

Curriculum and Evaluations

Awards/Honors

RESEARCH STUDENTS

One red star per publication in IEEE and/or ACM transactions

One green star per publication in an ISI-indexed journal having an impact factor ranked by the JQRS

One yellow star per publication in an ISI-indexed journal having an impact factor

Dr.  Tufail Muhammad (tufail@giki.edu.pk) - Ph.D.
Topic: Selecting, Quantifying, Optimizing, and Understanding Visualization Techniques: A Computational Intelligence-Based Approach
Graduated November 2016
Working as Assistant Professor at The University of Lahore.

​Ms.  Uzma (uzma@giki.edu.pk) - Ph.D.

Topic: On customizing the Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) for real-time problems

Status: Research in progress, Expected Graduation: Fall 2020

​Ms.  Madiha Tahir (madiha.tahir@giki.edu.pk) - Ph.D.

Topic: Identification of Affective States in Digital Documents utilizing Data Science Methods

Status: Research in progress, Expected Graduation: Fall 2020

Mr. Attau Rahman (attacs9@gmail.com) - Ph.D.
Topic: TBD

Status: Coursework in progress, Expected Graduation: Fall 2022

Mr. Abdur Razaq (razaq.cs@gmail.com) - Ph.D.

Topic: TBD

Status: Coursework in progress, Expected Graduation: Fall 2022

Mr. Bacha Rehman (bachapk@gmail.com)- M.S.

Topic:  Novel Methodologies for Urdu Interface Design and Speech Recognition

Graduated 2012, working at Stallone Trading Ltd.

Ms. Rizwana Kalsoom (rizwana.kalsoom@giki.edu.pk)- M.S.

Topic:  Early Warning System for Accident Prediction

Graduated 2013, working as Research Associate at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi.

Mr. Muhammad Waqas (m.waqas@nu.edu.pk)- M.S.

Topic: Clustering Algorithms for Large Probabilistic Graphs

Graduated 2014, working as Assistant Professor at National Univ. of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar.

Mr. Omer Ali (ali.omer@nu.edu.pk)- M.S.

Topic: Mining Maximal Frequent Itemsets Using Graph-Based Representation

Graduated 2016, working as assistant professor at National Univ. of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore.

Mr. Muhammad Atif (atif.muhammad@nu.edu.pk)- M.S.

Topic: Data mining-based profiling players using StarCraft data for verifying dispositional theory

Graduated 2016, working as assistant professor at National Univ. of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Faisalabad.

Ms. Uzma (uzma.1415@gmail.com)- M.S.

Topic: Optimizing MST-based extracted clusters using genetic programming

Graduated 2016, working towards her Ph.D.

Mr. Jamal Hussain Khattak (jamalhussayn@gmail.com)- M.S.

Topic: Density-based clustering of probabilistic data using graphs

Graduated 2016, working as Officer Business S/W Development at Allied Bank Head Office, Lahore.

Mr. Shahid Iqbal (iqbal.shahid@nu.edu.pk)- M.S.

Topic: Evolutionary computation for bioinformatics
Graduated 2016
Working as Lecturer at National Univ. of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Faisalabad.

 

Ms. Mahma Rehan (mahmarehan33@gmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Intelligent transportation systems and human behavior
Graduated 2017

Mr. Ahsan Shah (ahxanshah007@gmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Mining association rules from uncertain data
Graduated 2017

Working as Lecturer at National Univ. of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi.

 

Mr. Muhammad Kamran (mkamran.mwi@gmail.com)- M.S. [in co-supervision with Dr. Ahmar Rashid]
Topic: On finding cliques in a graph
Graduated 2017

Working as Lecturer at KF University of Engineering and Information Technology, RYK.

Mr. Aamir Zeb ( aamirzeb@gmail.com)- M.S. [in co-supervision with Dr. Ahmar Rashid]
Topic: Smart phones a HCI perspective to increase usability
Graduated 2017

Ms. Maria Memon (maria.omer@hotmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Employing Frequent Items for assisting management decisions
Graduated 2017

 

Ms. Aqsa Khan (gcs1603@giki.edu.pk)- M.S.
Topic: Extracting interesting features from the ITS-Big Data for traffic safety
Status: Graduated 2018
Working as Lab. Engr. at GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi.

 

Mr. Hussain Sargana (gcs1606@giki.edu.pk)- M.S.
Topic: Random walk-based clustering of graphs
Status: Graduated 2018

Working as Lecturer at Sharif College of University of Engineering and  Technology, Lahore.

Mr. Raja Usman Ahmed Khan (rajausmanahmed.786@gmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Multimodal activity recognition to identify suicide bomber
Status: Graduated 2018

Ms. Shafaq Khan (shafaqkhan10se16@gmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Machine learning for ranking scientific repositories
Status: Graduated 2018

Ms. Mehwish Waqar (mehviaru@gmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Emotion recognition from small text samples
Status: Graduated 2018

Mr. Sajjad Hussain (sajjad_cse@hotmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Correlating features and popularity statistics of contents at YouTube  
Status: Research in progress

Mr. Muhammad Asad (gcs1708@giki.edu.pk)- M.S.
Topic: Utilizing machine learning to identify ads viewability
Status: Literature review

Ms. Aqsa Zouq  (aqsa.zouq@gmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Predicting personality using choice of images in real-world setting
Status: Research in progress

Mr. Muhammad Sulaiman (gcs1704@giki.edu.pk)- M.S.
Topic: Controller learning enhancement using CNN in the game of Go
Status: Research in progress

Mr. Muhammad Ghufran Khan (ghufrankhattak29@gmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Extracting patterns from uncertain data
Research in progress

Ms. Rabia Naseer (rrabianaseer@gmail.com)- M.S.
Topic: Utilizing deep learning to identify factors causing autism spectrum disorder
Research in progress

Mr. Muhammad Nadeem Yousaf (gcs1814@giki.edu.pk)- M.S.
Topic: Intrusion detection using machine learning
Research in progress

Mr. Sadiq Ullah (gcs1812@giki.edu.pk)- M.S.
Topic: Classification via utilization of human intervention
Research in progress

 

PRESENTATIONS/TALKS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Quality Assurance Practices for Outcome Based Learning Education, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, 3-Jan. 2019 (-link)

  • Invited Talk on Complex Engineering Problem Solving an OBE Perspective, SEECS, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, August 31, 2016. Download

  • One-day Workshop on Bloom's Taxonomy and Its Implementation Using the Outcome-Based Education, HEC-QAA, Islamabad, April 28, 2016. Download

  • One-day Workshop on Bloom's Taxonomy, HEC Regional Center, Peshawar, April 20, 2016. Download

  • Workshop on Research Methodologies, Graduate Students Society-GIK Institute, April 13, 2016. Download

  • Learning from Large Scale Graph with MapReduce for Big Data Analytics, IEEE 10th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Islamabad, Pakistan, December 9–12-2014. Download

  • Computational Intelligence, Analytics and Computer Games, Workshop on Data Mining, Machine Learning, Information Management, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (M.A.J.U), Islamabad, Tuesday 4–02-2014. Download

  • Member Program Committee, AWICT 2015, Tunisia.

  • Member Program Committee, National Conference on Software Engineering 2014 (NSEC 2014), 11-12 Nov 2014, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

  • Member Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies, Lahore, Pakistan, December 18-20, 2014.

  • Member Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies, Lahore, Pakistan, December 16-18, 2013.

 

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