• Won (as a Joint Director) a mutually-collaborated (with NED University) research grants for the project entitled “Prototype Development of a Modern Aircraft Head-up Display Controller”, funded by Pakistan Air Force. 
    (Worth PKR 4 million for 2 years ~ 26,000 USD)

Apr.'19 - Dec.'19

  • Awarded funded doctoral research fellowship at Technical University of Denmark

Aug.'14 - Aug.'17

  • Offered NUST Faculty Development Program Scholarship, Pakistan (Worth PKR 7.4 million for 4 years ~ USD 48,000)

July 2014

  • Offered fully funded PhD Research Fellowship at University of Oslo, Norway

July 2014

  • Awarded Korean Global IT scholarship for MS studies and research, South Korea (Worth KRW 24 million ~ USD 19,500)

Sept.'10 - Aug.'12

  • Awarded traveling grants, by Microsoft Research, to participate in ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), USA

June 3-7, 2012

  • Awarded traveling and living grants (thrice), by bio-design automation (BDA) consortium, to give an oral talk in IWBDA 2015 (USA), 2016 (UK) and 2017 (USA) 

Aug. 19-21, 2015

Aug. 16-18, 2016

Aug. 8-11, 2017

  • Awarded traveling and living grants, by Chosun University , to give a project demonstration and poster presentation in ICFPT 2012, South Korea

Dec. 10-12, 2012

  • Awarded traveling and living grants, by Chosun University, to give an oral talk in ICAR 2011, UAE

Dec. 1-2, 2011

  • Given a 'letter of gratitude', by IEEE students' branch at NEDUET, for conducting a voluntary workshop on LabVIEW, Pakistan

Mar. 07, 2009


  • Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentor 2020 - Mentoring undergrad student to make extensions in GeneTech. Google is financially supporting the student to work on this project. 
  • Serving as an SBOL (Synthetic Biology Open Language) Editor since April 2019. 
  • Program committee member in INTELLECT (International Conference on Latest Trends in Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies) 2019

I am also honored to serve as a reviewer in the following prestigious research journals
  • Oxford Journal of Bioinformatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Sciences
  • Microelectronics Reliability, Elsevier
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer

I also served as a reviewing committee member in CISTI 2012 (Spain), ICCCE'12 (Malaysia), and ICIAS12 (Malaysia). Beside this, I also reviewed papers for DATE conference. 

Apart from all mentioned above, I also have undertaken the following nonprofit initiatives.