Awards

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, 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), Aug. 19-21, 2015.
IWBDA 2016 (UK), Aug. 16-18, 2016.
IWBDA 2017 (USA), 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

Services

  • Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentor 2020 - Mentored an undergrad student to make extensions in GeneTech. Google supported the student financially 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

  • Review research papers for 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.