INMIC 2019
Wed 15 - Thur 16 May 2019 Islamabad, Pakistan

State of DevOps

Ahmad Luqman

Ahmad Luqman is a VP of Engineering at Breu and has nearly two decades of experience working in the Software industry. He has seen software industry evolving from waterfall, agile, scrum, kanban to DevOps. He loves to learn the latest technologies and mentor the next generation of Software Engineers. He has made opensource contributions to .Net Core opensource CLI project and is a member of .Net foundation.

Access-driven cache-based side-channel attacks

Dr. Khurram Bhatti

Dr. Khurram Bhatti is a Marie-Curie Research Fellow of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, for postdoc (2013-2014).
His current research interests include embedded systems, information security at both hardware & software levels, Cryptanalysis, Mixed Criticality Systems and Parallel Computing Systems. Over the last 6 years, Khurram has taught at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, and CIIT Lahore, Pakistan. He has been working with prestigious European research institutes like INRIA, Lab-STICC, KTH, École Polytechnique de Paris, and LEAT research laboratory. His research work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Khurram holds a PhD in Computer Engineering and MS in Embedded Systems from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France.
Khurram Bhatti is currently the Director of Embedded Computing Laboratory at Information Technology University, Lahore.

Internet of Things: Advances and challenges

Dr. Ghulam Abbas

Dr. Ghulam Abbas received the B.S. degree in computer science from University of Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2003, and the M.S. degree in distributed systems and the Ph.D. degree in computer networks from the University of Liverpool, U.K., in 2005 and 2010, respectively. From 2006 to 2010, he was Research Associate with Liverpool Hope University, U.K., where he was associated with the Intelligent & Distributed Systems Laboratory. Since 2011, he has been with the Faculty of Computer Sciences & Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. He is currently working as Associate Professor and Director, Huawei ICT Academy. Dr. Abbas is a Founding Member of the Telecommunications and Networking (TeleCoN) Research Lab at GIK Institute. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Science & Technology, U.K., a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His research interests include computer networks and wireless and mobile communications.

TR Modules: The Key for Phased Array Radars

Dr. Hammad Cheema

Dr. Hammad Cheema received Bachelors in Electrical Engineering degree and was awarded President’s gold medal from College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi, Pakistan in 2002. After a brief stay at Motorola in Lahore, Pakistan, he proceeded to Technical university of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, Denmark where he received MSc in Telecommunications in 2004. Dr. Cheema's master thesis, carried out at Danske Telecom, was related to dimensioning of fixed-wireless access networks. Dr. Hammad Cheema received PhD in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands in January 2010. His PhD research was related to integrated circuit design of phase locked loops and millimeter wave components for 60 GHz broadband wireless transceivers. He stayed at TU Eindhoven for another year as post-doctrate researcher and worked on modelling of interconnects between on-chip antennas and power amplifiers.

Fixed Beam to Electronically Tunable Beam Steering Reflectarray Antennas

Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Tahseen

Model Predictive Control of Power Electronic Converters

Dr. Ammar Hassan

Ammar Hasan received his Masters and PhD degrees in control systems from Imperial College London, UK, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He received his BE in electrical engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2004. His research interests include model predictive control, control of power electronics conveters, optimization techniques for control, numerical algorithms as dynamical systems, and finite precision effects. Dr. Ammar has published in some of the top journals in electrical engineering including the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

Research Opportunities Using Nonlinear Control Techniques

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Rana

Convex Optimization strategies for Smart Grid Applications

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad Younus

Dr. Muhammad Shahzad Younus received the B.Sc. degree in computer engineering from National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan, in 2002. He completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineerng and Technology Taxila, in 2005 and earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University Technology PETRONAS in 2009. His PhD thesis was funded from PETRONAS Research which is one of the famous compnay in Oil and Gas sector in world.
His major reasearch areas are Applied and Statistical Signal Srocessing, Copressive sensing, Convex Optimization for Machine Learning /Deep Learning, urdu text processing, smart grids, adversarial attacks, IoT and Financial Data processing. He is also working on data fusion using adaptive filters and optimization for 5G communication, optimized FPGA based algorithm development for radar signal processing.
Currently He is working on multiple funded projects in the area of Machine/Deep Learning and Internet of Things for both AC/DC power monitoring and agriculture related applications. He is also colloborating with Industurty, Govt. departments and Acdemia on these project which involved Channab Engineering group Faisalabad, Water Management Department Punjab and USP_CAS (US-Aid Funded Projects).

Recent Architectural Advancements in Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Dr. Asifullah Khan

Dr. Asifullah Khan has more than 20 years of research experience and is working as Professor in PIEAS. . He has been awarded President’s Award for Pride of Performance for year 2018. In addition, he has received four HEC's Outstanding Research Awards and one Best University Teachers Award. He has also received PAS-COMSTECH Prize 2011 in Computer Science & I.T. He has received Research Productivity Awards from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), in year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2106.
In the field of Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, he has 105 International Journal, 53 Conference, and 09 Book-Chapter publications to his credit with an accumulated impact factor of more than 210 and citations more than 3000. He has successfully supervised 16 PhD scholars so far and is on the Panel of Reviewers of 50 ISI International Journals. Dr. Asifullah Khan has won 7 research grants as Principal Investigator. His research interests include: Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks, Image Processing, and Pattern Recognition. He is Head of Department of Computer and Information Sciences at PIEAS, since 2016.

Artificial Intelligence for everyone

Dr Yasar Ayaz

Dr Yasar Ayaz holds a PhD specializing in Robotics & Machine Intelligence from Tohoku University, Japan and is currently the Chairman / Central Project Director of National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) of Pakistan which is Government of Pakistan’s newest leading technology initiative with funding of more than US $ 10 Million. Dr Yasar is also the Head of Department of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He has also been awarded with honorary title of Specially-Appointed Associate Professor by Tohoku University, Japan. He is the Founder and President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society of Pakistan and Deputy Chairman of the National Technology Foresight Panel on Robotics at the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST).