Academic Profile

[2009-Date]: Assistant Professor at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Researcher
  • MS Program Advisor and Coordinator
  • Chair of the Faculty Screening Committee
  • Acting Coordinator of the Graduate Students Committee

[2004-2009]: PhD Student at the University of Trento, Trento, Italy. 
  • Application of Model-Based Reinforcement Learning (Machine Learning) techniques to a travel-based recommender system of the Austrian tourism portal 
  • The traditional portal always recommended a pre-specified travel product page to the online tourists at a given point of the interaction 
  • The proposed technology allowed the portal to recommend different types of pages at a given interaction point, hence making the travel session more interactive, efficient, and effective. 
  • These results were obtained after a comprehensive online evaluation with approximately 500 online tourists.

[2003-2004]: Masters of Science (MS) student at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France 

[1998-2002]: Bachelor of Science (BS)) student at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Swabi, Pakistan 
  • Specialization in Computer Systems Engineering. 
  • Cumulative GPA for 8 semesters =  3.34/4.00 

[1996 - 1998]: Advanced Levels (A-Levels) student at Karachi Grammar School (KGS), Karachi Pakistan.   
  • KGS is the most ancient and the most competitive high-level school in the whole of Asia (proof)
  • Result (3 subjects): 1 A grade, 2 C grades.

[1993 - 1996]: Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) student at Karachi Public School, Karachi, Pakistan. 
  • Result (11 subjects): 7 A grades, 4 B grades.