Awards

  • I carry university teaching experience of over 12 years.
  • 2018 Faculty Initiative Fund for a project on Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
  • Research grant (PKR 20 million) awarded by the Higher Education Commission and Planning Commission of Pakistan to establish a lab on (bio)-medical imaging for Clinical and Translational Medicine at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS. The lab will be housed under the National Centre for Big Data and Cloud Computing at LUMS. [News Feed]
  • Member Undergraduate Program Committee, SBASSE, LUMS.
  • My article on Quantification of intramyocardial blood volume with 99mTc-RBC SPECT-CT imaging - A Preclinical Study, published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, is featured as a news article on medicalphysicsweb (SPECT detects coronary microvascular disease).
  • Several oral presentations and invited talks at prestigious conferences in Optimization, Medical Imaging, and Robotics (SNMMI, SPIE, SIAM, ISMP, SAC) and universities.
  • Travel Award (CAD $750), The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Toronto, Canada (unable to attend).
  • Award ($300), 2016 SIAM conference on Imaging Science, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
  • Top 10 posters shortlist in Cardiovascular Basic Science track at SNMMI 2015.
  • Travel Grant for Computational and Analytical Aspects of Image Reconstruction, ICERM, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, July 13-17, 2015 (declined due to ISMP conflict).
  • 2014 Bradley-Alavi Fellowship from SNMMI.
  • 2014 and 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Imaging Science, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, USA (funded 50%).
  • SIAM Student Travel Award, SIAM conference on Imaging Science, 2014.
  • 2012 Trainee Award to attend IEEE Medical Imaging Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA.
  • Selected to attend BioMediA Summer School, Modalities, Methodologies and Clinical Research, Ecole Centrale de Paris, July 9-13, 2012, Paris, France.
  • Executive Member Hopkins Imaging Initiative (2011-12).
  • Department Representative, GRO, Johns Hopkins University, USA (2011-13).
  • Analytic and Geometric Methods in Medical Imaging, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, UK (fully funded program).
  • Invited to the Gene Golub SIAM Summer School in Vancouver (fully funded program).
  • Awarded Fellowship for PhD in ECE from Johns Hopkins University, USA.
  • Awarded Fulbright Scholarship for PhD in Mathematical Signal Processing (declined).
  • Worked as Development Engineer at the School of Science and Engineering, LUMS.
  • Worked as Lecturer/Lab Engineer at the University of Engineering and Technology, PAK.
  • Nominated for Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal (Top 5% out of 200 students).
  • Recipient of Deans Honor Roll 4 times.
  • Vice President and Executive Member of 7 societies at GIK University.
  • Head Batch Debating Team, 2005-06.
  • Won Intra-GIK Badminton Tournament, Debating Competition and Batch Trophy, 2005.
  • Second in All Punjab Poetry Competition.