John Smith

Dr. Shahzad Sarfraz

Associate Professor & Director

  • Department of Computer Science
  • shahzad.sarfraz@nu.edu.pk
  • (041) 111-128-128-160
  • https://sar.org.pk/home/resume/shahzad.php

Education

2012

AIT, Thailand
Ph.D, Remote Sensing Image Processing

2009

AIT, Thailand
MS., Geographical Information Systems & Image Processing

2006

University of Agriculture, Pakistan
M. Sc., Computer Science

2004

University of Punjab, Pakistan
BCS, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing Image Processing
  • ICT for Health and Agriculture
  • Location-based Systems and its application for Society
  • Earth Environment Information Retrieval and Processing
  • Web-GIS based Tools for Data Gathering and Analysis

Professional AND Research Experience

Sep. 2015 to Date

Associate Professor (CS)
FAST- National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

Apr. 2015 to Sep. 2018

Associate Professor (CS)
University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Jan. 2014 to Apr. 2015

Assistant Professor (CS)
FAST- National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

Dec. 2012 to Jan. 2014

Assistant Professor (CS)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan

Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2012

Teaching / Research Associate
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

Aug. 2010 to Mar. 2011

Visiting Researcher
National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan

Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2012

HEC Scholar (MS leading to Ph.D.)
AIT, Thailand

Aug. 2006 to Jan. 2008

Lecturer
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan

Oct. 2004 to Jan. 2006

Lecturer in Computer Science
International Textile College, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Dec. 2002 to Aug. 2004

Assistant Programmer/Database Administrator
Saeed Umer Traders, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Administrative Experience

Aug. 2020 to Date

Director
FAST-NUCES Chiniot-Faisalabad Campus

Jan. 2019 to July. 2020

Head, Department of Computer Science
FAST-NUCES Chiniot-Faisalabad Campus

Sep. 2018 to Dec.2019

Head Graduate Program and Campus Research Committee
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Jun. 2015 to Sep. 2018

Director, Evening Programs and Chairperson
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Jan. 2014 to Apr. 2015

In-charge, CS (Graduate Program)
FAST-National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, CFD Campus, Pakistan

Dec. 2005 to Jun. 2006

Chief Coordinator (Faisalabad Region)
National Testing Service (NTS) Islamabad, Pakistan

Services Render

  • Convener, Board of Studies, Department of Computer Science, UOG
  • Convener, Departmental Research and Review Committee (DRRC), UOG
  • Member, Finance and Planning Committee, University of Gujrat
  • Member, Business Incubation Centre Advisory/Mentor Committee
  • Focal Person, NCEAC Accreditation Programs for Faculty of Computing & IT
  • Member, Departmental Research and Review Committee (DRRC), Department of IT
  • Member, of Drafting and Proposing ORIC Policy of University of Gujrat
  • Convener, Online Admission Data Cell for the year 2015
  • Member, PEEF scholarship Committee for Master Level Programs for the year 2016-17.
  • Member, National Curriculum Revision Committee (NCRC) of Higher Education Commission on Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Systems.
  • Member, Punjab Public Service Commission and interviewed Network Administrator, District Education Officer Literacy, Database Administrator etc.
  • Member, of National Grassroots ICT Research Initiative (NGIRI, 2015-16) for National Level Competition being organized by the National ICT R&D Fund, Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of Pakistan
  • Member, Committee of Academia-Industry Linkages University of Gujrat
  • Judge and Evaluator for Prime Minister's Youth Skills Development Programme
  • Member, Trainers Selection Committee for Sports, UOG
  • Block In-charge for UET combined entry test 2016 conducted at Hafiz Hayat campus
  • Member, of committee for administrative posts in BPS-17 and above at University of Gujrat
  • Paper setter/moderator for BA/BSc/B.Com/MA/M.Sc/M.Com (Annual System of Examination) for 2016-2019
  • Co-opted member, for reviewing and negotiating the Plan regarding Corporate Health Insurance for UOG employees
  • Member, Business Plan Competition Committee
  • Subject expert/convener selection committee for appointment of faculty on contract basis at UOG Hafiz Hayat, Lahore and Sialkot campus
  • Member, UoG Scholarship Award Committee, UOG
  • Member, Academic and Financial Audit UOG Lahore Campus

Honors and Awards

Scholarships

  • National Institute of Informatics (NII) Tokyo Japan, scholarship for International internship\research.
  • Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan scholarship for doing MS leading to PhD for Remote Sensing & GIS.

Academic Achievements and Positions

  • Winner of HEC Travel Award for presenting research at “Symposium on "Developments, Technologies and applications in Remote Sensing" during May 7-10, 2018 in Beijing China.
  • Winner of Start-up Incubator during 2016 & 2018 Business Plan Competition.
  • Winner of HEC Travel Award for presenting research at “XXII International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress 2016” July 12-19, 2016.
  • Winner of ISPRS Grant for presenting research results at “ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium 2014” by ISPRS Foundation during 9-12 December, 2014 in Hyderabad, India.
  • Winner of GSA-USA Grant for presenting research results at “Geological Society of America, 2014” by GSA International Section held on 19-22 October, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Winner of NASA Award for presenting research results at “2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health” by NASA held during August 24-30, 2013 in Arlington, USA.
  • Best oral presentation award at The 1st International Conference on Health Science Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine held on 21-23 Nov at Mahasarakam, Thailand.
  • ProSPER.NET thesis competition prize for excellent research presentation held at headquarter of United Nation (UN) University, Japan.
  • 1st position in the Department of Computer Science, Batch-2006, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Membership with Societies

  • Member IEEE
  • Member International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Member Asian Society of Remote Sensing
  • Member of ISPRS Health Working Group
  • Member of NCRC, HEC, Pakistan
  • Member of Punjab Public Service Commission, Punjab
  • Member of Board of Faculty, NTU, Pakistan
  • Member of Pak OneHealth Alliance
  • Member of American Telemedicine Association
  • Member of eHealth Association of Pakistan

Workshops/Conference Participation

  • Higher Education Learning Platform during 23-25 November, 2017 organized by Directorate of IT Services at University of Gujrat.
  • National Consultation on Research Center for Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) during July, 2017 organized by Finance and Planning Commission of Pakistan.
  • National Consultative Conference on HEC Vision 2025 during May, 2017 at Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
  • Data Science Boot Camp during 9-13 January 2017 at FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad.
  • Attended workshop on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) held on August 11-15, 2016 at Institute of Space Technology Islamabad.
  • Provincial Stakeholder's Meeting on Improving Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) organized by Plan International, Govt. of Punjab and WHO held on 24th June, 2014, Lahore-Pakistan.
  • Workshop on Encouraging Problem-Solving Research Policy for Enabling Environment held on 17th June, 2014 organized by PASTIC, PCST and IRP, Faisalabad-Pakistan.
  • Symposium on Pedagogy‏ organized at National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, held on 17-January, 2014, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • 5th International Conference on Health-GIS (2013) organized at Bangkok, Thailand from 21-Aug to 23-Aug, 2013.
  • Advanced Remote Sensing for Coastal Zone Monitoring and Disaster Management organized by Burapha University and co-organized by ISPRS held in Burapha University Chonburi, Thailand from 30-Nov to 04-Dec-2012.
  • 4th International Conference on Geo-Information Technology for Natural Disaster Management (GIT4NDM) organized at Colombo, Sri Lanka during 7-8 November, 2012.
  • ProSPER.Net (Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network) Young Researchers’ co-organized by the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Hosei University and the German-based NGO held in Tokyo from 1-12 August-2011 under the theme ‘Learning from Japan’s experiences on urban sustainability’.
  • Winter School in Water Quality and Testing, Hosted by Mutah University & Ben Hayyan lab; Hilton Hotel (02-08 April-2011), Aqaba Jordan
  • 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center (10-15 April 2011), Australia
  • Geo-Information Technology for Natural Disaster Management, Thailand (Jan. 2009, Oct. 2010)
  • 1st NII-NICTA (National ICT Australia) Workshop, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan (Oct.6-7, 2010).
  • 2nd International Workshop on Recent Trends in Computer Vision, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan (01-Sept-2010)
  • Map Asia & ISG 2010 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during July 26-28, 2010.
  • International Training Course under ProGENY Project on Global Navigation Satellite System (GALILEO) Educational Tools during 21-22 November 2008 organized by Instituto Superiore Mario Boella, ISMB and Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
  • Frontiers of Information Technology, Islamabad Pakistan (2006, 2007 and 2013)

List of Presentations

  • Invited talk at "Pakistan's first BSide Cyber Security Conference" during 7-8 November, 2020.
  • Invited talk at "Discussion on Eco-System of Faisalabad - Challenges & Opportunities" organized by Askolay on 8th October, 2020.
  • Invited talk at "Tech Education and COVID-19" organized by Startup Grind on 22nd August, 2020.
  • Invited talk at Consultative Meeting for eHealth Strategic Planning on “Vision and Key Components for eHealth” organized by WHO, Govt. of Pakistan and COMSATS Institute of I.T. during 01-May, 2014 to 02-May, 2014.
  • Invited talk at International Seminar on “Climate Change Adaptation Strategies to Ensure Food Security” held at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad from Jan 16-17, 2014 organized by AgMIP, Pakistan and Washington State University.
  • Resource person for World Health Organization (WHO) for conducting training on “Use of Innovative Statistical Tools for Data Analysis (SPSS, GIS & SARA) at Institute of Public Health, Lahore during January 21-23, 2014.
  • Invited talk on “Geo-Information technologies for social issues” at 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) held at Islamabad, Pakistan during (16-18 Dec, 2013) supported by IEEE CS society.
  • Oral presentation on “Remote Sensing & GIS tools for Public Health” at 4th International eHealth conference held at Karachi, Pakistan during (22-23 Nov, 2013).
  • Invited talk on “Geo-spatial technologies for monitoring climate and environment” at 34th ACRS Summer School held at Bali, Indonesia during (25-31 Oct, 2013).
  • Oral presentation on “Identification of urban and peri-urban favorable breeding habitat for Aedes mosquitoes’” at 2nd symposium on advances in geospatial technologies for health at Arlington, VA, USA during (25-30 August, 2013).
  • Oral presentation on “Crop identification, forecasting and stress detection using Hyper Spectral Remote Sensing” Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center (10-15 April 2011), Australia.
  • Oral presentation on “Role of Remote Sensing to extract water quality parameters and its management” organized by EXCEED (Technische Universitat Braunschweing Germany) and Mutah University Jordan, sponsored by DAAD on 6th April 2011 Aqaba, Jordan.
  • Oral presentation on “Remote sensing image analysis for the risk assessment of Dengue fever and extraction of favorable ecology for mosquito breeding” on 7th March-2011 at National Institute of Informatics (NII) Tokyo, Japan.
  • Oral presentation on “Disaster risk mapping & management using wireless technologies for secure and fast communication” on October-2010 at Chiang Mai, Thailand, sponsored by Pacific Disaster Canter & Digital Globe International Inc.
  • Poster presentation on “Connecting Government & Citizen through Ubiquitous GIS: Environment & health issues in urban population” on 27th July-2010 Malaysia, organized by GIS Development & sponsored by ESRI, Trimble & ERDAS.
  • Challenges and potential of hyper spectral remote sensing to identify rice varieties, Department of Agricultural and System Engineering, AIT Thailand.
  • Presentation on “Vector borne diseases and role of Remote Sensing & GIS, current & future research prospective” for Outreach International Program to Participant from Department of Remote Sensing, faculty of Go information Science & Engineering, University Technology of Malaysia on 16th December-2009.

Conferences and Workshops Organized

  • ISPRS Technical Commission symposium on Developments, Technologies and applications in Remote Sensing held on May 07-10, 2018 Beijing China
  • TEDx held on 6th April, 2016 at Library Auditorium University of Gujrat.
  • Annual Summit of Emerging Technologies held on April 14, 2016 at Library Auditorium University of Gujrat.
  • TECHIE Empowerment Summit held on April 29, 2016
  • E-Gamming and Programming Competition held on April 21 and 25, 2016.
  • Geographical Information System for Water Management Officers during 09-10 December conducted by Water Management Training Institute, Lahore.
  • Strategies for Urban Flooding Management during 28-29 June 2012, Jointly organized by AIT, Polytech, University of Sophia Antipolis/Polytech Nice Sophia and National University of Singapore/DLR German Space Agency, Germany.
  • Expert Group Meeting on Geo-Reference Disaster Risk Management Information System in Asia-Pacific Region, during 15-17 February, 2012. Organized by UN-ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific).
  • Advance Satellite Image Processing for LULCM Project for Bhutan: during 26-March-13 April, 2012 at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.
  • GIS and Remote Sensing in Irrigation Planning, during 6-June-1-July, 2011, Organized by AIT and supported by “Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), Afghanistan.
  • Professional Development Needs Assessment and APMAS Startup Workshop during 6-11 July 2010 organized by AIT Extension (Professional Education for Capacity Building) and sponsored by IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development).
  • International Conference on Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change, Asian Institute of Technology during 24-25 September 2009 sponsored by UN\ESCAP (United Nation\ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific)
  • 4th International Workshop on Frontiers of Information Technology during December 20-21, 2006 Islamabad Pakistan Organized by COMSATS Institute of Technology and sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan.

Publications

  • Tariq, H., Hanif, M. K., Sarwar, M. U., Bari, S., Sarfraz, M. S., & Oskouei, R. J. (2021). Employing Deep Learning and Time Series Analysis to Tackle the Accuracy and Robustness of the Forecasting Problem. Security and Communication Networks, 2021.
  • Ali, H., Rafique, M. Z., Sarfraz, M. S., Malik, M. S. A., Alqahtani, M. A., & Alqurni, J. S. (2021). A novel approach for solving travelling thief problem using enhanced simulated annealing. PeerJ Computer Science, 7, e377.
  • Xiao, H., Ali, S., Zhang, Z., Sarfraz, M. S., Zhang, F., & Faisal, M. (2021). Big Data, Extracting Insights, Comprehension, and Analytics in Cardiology: An Overview. Journal of Healthcare Engineering. Hindawi.
  • Ahmad, M., Khan, A. M., Mazzara, M., Distefano, S., Ali, M., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2020). A Fast and Compact 3-D CNN for Hyperspectral Image Classification. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters.
  • Khan, M. A., Sarfraz, M. S., Alhaisoni, M., Albesher, A. A., Wang, S., & Ashraf, I. (2020). StomachNet: Optimal Deep Learning Features Fusion for Stomach Abnormalities Classification. IEEE Access.
  • Umair, A., Sarfraz, M. S., Ahmad, M., Habib, U., Ullah, M. H., & Mazzara, M. (2020). Spatiotemporal Analysis of Web News Archives for Crime Prediction. Applied Sciences, 10(22), 8220.
  • Khan, M. A; Seifedine, K.; Majed A.; Yunyoung N.; Yudong Z.; Venkatesan R.; and Sarfraz, M. S. "Computer-Aided Gastrointestinal Diseases Analysis From Wireless Capsule Endoscopy: A Framework of Best Features Selection. IEEE Access 8(2020), 132850-132859.
  • Ahmad, M.; Mazzara, M.; Raza, R.A.; Distefano, S.; Asif, M.; Sarfraz, M. S.; Khan, A.M.; Sohaib, A. Multiclass Non-Randomized Spectral–Spatial Active Learning for Hyperspectral Image Classification. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 4739.
  • Tariq, M.I., Tayyaba, S., Ali Mian, N., Sarfraz, M. S., De-la-Hoz-Franco, E., Butt, S.A., Santarcangelo, V. and Rad, D.V., 2020. Combination of AHP and TOPSIS methods for the ranking of information security controls to overcome its obstructions under fuzzy environment. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 38(5), 6075-6088.
  • Tariq, M.I., Tayyaba, S., Natash A. M., Sarfraz, M. S., Hussain, A., Imran M., Pricop, E., Canqea O., Paraschiv, N., 2020. An analysis of the application of fuzzy logic in cloud computing. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 38(5), 5933-5947.
  • Ashraf, M. W., Manzoor, S., Sarfraz, M. S., M., Wasim, M. F., Ali, B., Akhlaq, M., ... & Popa, A. (2020). Fabrication and fuzzy analysis of AAO membrane with manipulated pore diameter for applications in biotechnology. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 38(5), 5857-5864.
  • Khan, A., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2019). A Comprehensive Study of Modern and High Speed TCP-Variant in Linux Kernel: TCP CUBIC. International Arab Journal of Information Technology.16(6). 1028-1035.
  • Akram, A., Sarfraz, M. S. & Shoaib U. (2019). HLA Run Time Infrastructure: A Comparative Study. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology. 38(4), 961-972.
  • Aurangzeb K., Haider I., Khan M.A., Saba T.,….,Sarfraz, M. S., (2019). Human Behavior Analysis based on Multi-types Features Fusion and Von Nauman Entropy based Features Reduction. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics. 9(4), 662-669.
  • Hassan, J., Sarfraz, M. S. (2019). Impact of suicide bombings in Pakistan using spatial and temporal analysis. In Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2019) (Vol. 11174, p. 111740S). International Society for Optics and Photonics.
  • Shakoor A., Ahmed A., Sarfraz, M. S. (2018). Security Technique in Mobile Clouds to Ensure Malware Prevention. Indian Journal of Science and Technology. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 11(31).
  • Naz, N. A., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2018). A Review on Customer Churn Prediction Data Mining Modeling Techniques. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 11(27).
  • Naseem S.Z., Nazir S., Sarfraz, M. S., Shoaib U., Altaf A. (2018). Extended Tiny Encryption Algorithm Equipped with Arabic Script (AXTEA). Pakistan Journal of Science, 70(3).
  • Rana, M. F., Shoaib, U., Sarfraz, M. S. (2018). Ergonomics Estimation and Dimensions of ATM Usage in Pakistan. Indian Journal of Science and Technology. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 11(24).
  • Baig, S., & Sarfraz, M. S. Spatio-temporal Analysis to Predict Environmental Influence on Malaria. Proceedings of ISPRS TC III Mid-term Symposium “Developments, Technologies and Applications in Remote Sensing held in Beijing, China during May 7-10, 2018.
  • Mahmood, A., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2018). A Recommendation System for Cloud Services Selection based on Intelligent Agents. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 11(10).
  • Rana, I. A., Aslam, S., Sarfraz, M. S., & Shoaib, U. (2018). Analysis of Query Optimization Components in Distributed Database. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 8(1).
  • Nazar, H., Sarfraz, M. S., & Shoaib, U. (2017). Web Accessibility Evaluation of Banking Website in Pakistan. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 15(1), 642.
  • Noureen, A., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2017). Secure Device Pairing Methods: An Overview. INTERNATIONAL Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 8(9), 442-451.
  • Riaz, A., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2017). Workplace Design and Employee‘s Performance and Health in Software Industry of Pakistan. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 8(5), 542-548.
  • Azeem, M. W., Sarfraz, M. S., & Shoaib, U. (2016). Comparison of Different Techniques for Detecting Malware in Smartphones. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 14(5), 642.
  • Rasheed, A., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2016). Performance evaluation of Keystone in cloud (OpenStack) for applications in Disaster Management & Recovery. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 14(11), 202.
  • Rahman, A., Sarfraz, M. S., Shoaib, U., Abbas, G., & Sattar, M. A. (2016). Cloud based E-Learning, Security Threats and Security Measures. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 9(48).
  • Tabassum, H., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2016). Tools and Techniques for Predicting User Browsing Behavior by using Web Usage Mining. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 14(11), 519.
  • Rashid, A., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2016). Knowledge Discovery in Database using Intention Mining. Science International-Lahore, 28(6), 5145-515.
  • Mir, S. S., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2016). Analysis of Digital Forensic Investigation Models. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 14(11), 292.
  • Khalid, F., Shoaib, U., Sarfraz, M. S., Shabbir, A., Shaheed, S. M., & Rubab, U. E. (2016). Desktop Virtualization: An Art to Manage and Maintain affordable PC infrastructure. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 14(11), 187.
  • Razzaq, S., Shoaib, U., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2016). Evaluation of Image Services in Open Source Clouds for Disaster Management. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 14(11), 398.
  • Arshad, M., Nawaz, R., Shahnawaz, M., Sarfraz, M. S., Ahmad S., & S. L. Ranamukhaarachchiet. (2015). First and second-generation bioethanol production in sweet sorghum, mungbean and soybean in sole and intercropping systems. Trop. Agric, 41(3216), 010035-14.
  • Arshad, M., Nawaz, R., Shahnawaz, M., Sarfraz, M. S., Ahmad, S., & Ranamukhaarachi, S. L. (2014). Effect of Legume type, Nitrogen Dose and Air Quality on Biomass and Bioethanol Production in Sweet Sorghum-Legume Intercropping. Poljoprivreda i Sumarstvo, 60(3), 257.
  • Sarfraz, M. S., Tripathi, N. K., Faruque, F. S., Bajwa, U. I., Kitamoto, A., & Souris, M. (2014). Mapping urban and peri-urban breeding habitats of Aedes mosquitoes using a fuzzy analytical hierarchical process based on climatic and physical parameters. Geospatial health, 8(3), 685-697.
  • Nawaz, R., Arshad, M., Sarfraz, M. S., Ashraf, M.W., Hayyat, M.U., Mahmood, R., and Parkpian, P. (2014). Interactions between Acidic (Al3+, Fe2+) and Basic (Ca2+, Mg2+) Cations in Oxisol and Ultisol under Acidification Induced by Simulated Acid Rain. Asian Journal of Chemistry. 269(15), 4794-4800.
  • Sarfraz, M. S., Tripathi, N. K., Ali, S., & Sattar, K. Relationship of Dengue Larval Density and Dengue Cases Considering Environmental Conditions in Uttaradit, Thailand. At GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia during October, 2014.
  • Sarfraz, M. S., Tripathi, N. K., & Kitamoto, A. (2014). Near real-time characterisation of urban environments: a holistic approach for monitoring dengue fever risk areas. International Journal of Digital Earth, 7(11), 916-934.
  • Sarfraz, M. S., Tripathi, N. K., Kitamoto, A., and Souris, M. Identification of Urban and Peri-urban Favorable Breeding Habitat for Aedes Mosquitoes. At 2nd symposium on advances in geospatial technologies for health at Arlington, VA, USA during 24-30 August, 2013.
  • Asif, M., Sarfraz, M. S., Ahmed, M. S., & Tripathi, N. K. (2013). A Two Factor Based Anti-Phishing Method in Open ID. Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research. 3(12), 26-33.
  • Arshad, M., Cheema, T. A., Ahmad, S., Nawaz, R., Sarfraz, M. S., Shrestha, R. P., & Ranamukhaarachchi, S. L. (2013). Yield Comparison of Nonstructural Carbohydrates in Sweet Sorghum and Legume-Based Cropping Systems. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 44(14), 2186-2206.
  • Sarfraz, M. S., Tripathi, N. K., Tipdecho, T., Thongbu, T., Kerdthong, P., & Souris, M. (2012). Analyzing the spatio-temporal relationship between dengue vector larval density and land-use using factor analysis and spatial ring mapping. BMC public health, 12(1), 853.
  • Asif, M., Nitin, T., Ullah, K., & Sarfraz, M. S. (2012). A Web-based Disaster Management-Mitigation Framework Using Information and Communication Technologies and Open Source Software. JU Journal of Information Technology, 1, 15-18.
  • Ahmad, S., Sadiq, M., Cheema, T.A., and Sarfraz, M. S. Geographical information system (GIS) based approach to monitor epidemiological disaster: 2011 dengue fever outbreak in Punjab, Pakistan. At 4th Int. Conference on Geo-Information Technology for Natural Disaster Management-"Reduce Exposure to Reduce Risk", Colombo, Sri Lanka during 7-8 November 2012.
  • Shahzada, H., Tripathi, N.K., and Sarfraz, M. S. Geo-spatial site suitability for medicinal plants in Chiang Mai, Thailand. At the 1st International Conference on Health Science, Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Mahasarakham University, Thailand during November, 21-23, 2012.
  • Sarfraz, M. S., Arshad, M., and Tripathi, N. K. Evaluation of Ground Hyperspectral Remote Sensing for Precise Satellite Imagery Based Land Cover Classification and Forecasting of Rice Grain Production. Proceedings of 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, held in Sydney Australia during April 10-15, 2011.
  • Ahmad, S., Sarfraz, M. S., and Tripathi, N. K. Disaster Management System and Role of CDMA Wireless Technology for Faster and Secure Communication. Proceedings of the Geo-Information Technology for Natural Disaster Management & Rehabilitation held in Chiang Mai, Thailand during 19-20 October-2010.
  • Sarfraz, M. S., Tripathi, N.K., Souris, M., Arshad, M., and Asif, M. Geospatial Characterization of Dengue Risk in Urban Environment. Proceedings of Map Asia & ISG 2010 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 26-28, 2010.

Ph. D. students
under supervision

2020-

Mr Usman Ghous

Ph. D. students
under co-supervision

2014-20

Mr Shahbaz Ahmed
Web GIS-based Surveillance and Prediction System for Dengue Virus in Punjab Pakistan

2017-21

Mr Awais Zafar Cheema
Analysing Spatial Dependencies of Contaminated Crops using Geospatial Technologies

M.Phil. Produced

2012-14

Ms Rafia Ilyas
Effective Solution of University Time Tabling using Practical Swarm Optimizer

2010-12

Mr Abdul Shakoor
Security Technique in Mobile Clouds to Ensure Malware Prevention

2012-14

Mr Sabir Hussain
Variability Management in Software Product Line

2015-17

Mr Shahbaz Baig
Spatio-temporal Analysis to Predict Environmental Influence on Vector Borne Diseases

2016-18

Ms Maryam Saeed
Web-based Intervention and Analysis System for the Parents of Depressed and Anxious Adolescent

2016-18

Ms Madiha
Spatial Inter-relationship of Quality of Life with Socio and Demographic Factors

2017-19

Ms Sahar Ajmal
PUB-VEN: A Hybrid Expert System for Suggesting Publication Venue

2017-20

Ms Farwa Ahmad
Expert Recommendations in Community Question Answering Forums Based on User Profiles

2018-20

Ms Areeba Umair
Prediction of Career Projection Trajectories of Pakistani Graduates using LinkedIn Data

M.S. Students, under supervision

2017-20

Ms Malahat Fatima
Geo-Spatial Technologies for Real-time Monitoring of Vector-Borne Diseases and Forecasting Possible Threats

2018-20

Ms Rameen Zehra
Temporal and Spatiotemporal Investigation in Sentiment Analysis of Tourist visit on Flickr

2018-20

Mr Hammad Musaddiq
Geospatial and Machine Learning Techniques for Predicting Students Academic Performance

2018-20

Mr Talha Muneer
Air pollution prediction affecting cardiovascular disease using remotely sensed images and machine learning techniques

2018-20

Ms Nida Hussain
Environmental Constraints of Optimization Crop-Yield Prediction Using UAV

2018-20

Ms Noor Aslam
Weed identification using vegetation indices and multispectral UAV imaging

2019-21

Ms Aroosa Razzaq
Multispectral Imaging for plant stress and damage classification

BS Students Projects


(Few among List)

  • Healthcare Facilities Information Management System (Web-GIS & RFID-based approach)
  • Influence of Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Environment: Geo-Informatics based approach
  • Crime Hot-spot Mapping Using Semantic Web and Geo-informatics
  • Emergency response and ambulance tracking system for Health Sector
  • Vector-borne Infectious Diseases Habitat Mapping using Earth Observation Data

PEDAGOGY

Fall-2006 @ COMSATS

Advance Database Management Systems to BS-CS

Fall-2006 @ COMSATS

Database Systems to BS-CE

Batch-12 @ AIT, Thailand

Health GIS to MS/PhD

Fall-2013 @ COMSATS

GIS to BS-Telecommunication & Networks

Fall-2013 @ COMSATS

Human Computer Interaction to BS-CS

Fall-2013 @ COMSATS

Advancement in Geo-Information Technology to MS/PhD

Spring-2013 @ COMSATS

Geographical Information System to

Spring-2013 @ COMSATS

Special Topics in Social Networks to PhD

Spring-2014 @ FAST

Operating Systems to BS-CS

Fall-2014 @ FAST

Advanced Operating Systems to MS-CS

Fall-2014 @ FAST

Introduction to Computers to BS-CS

Spring-2015@ FAST

Advanced GIS to MS-CS

Spring-2015@ FAST

Remote Sensing & GIS to BS-CS

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Spatial-Informatics related courses to MS/PhD scholars at Univ. of Gujrat during tenure

Fall-2018 @ FAST

Adv. Geographical Information System and SDSS

Biography

Dr Shahzad Sarfraz has been an active player in Computer Science and Geospatial Technologies. He leads the core thematic areas of ICT tools for Health, Agriculture, Disaster management, Location-based systems & related GIS based applications for Society. His focus areas are the use of web based and open source tools related to Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System. Dr Shahzad has contributed in around 30 journal and conference papers, along with developing tools for organizational needs and readiness assessment, and evaluation of eHealth initiatives. Dr Shahzad had vast exposure in planning, initiating, and supervising the Computer Science department and Evening Programs of the University of Gujrat as well as to catalyze and coordinate the research activities of the department.


Before joining as Associate Professor in Computer Science at FAST-National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, he served as Associate Professor, Chairperson Computer Science and Director Evening Programs at University of Gujrat and at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology as well as at NUCES as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He was PhD scholar and teaching/research associate at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and visiting researcher in Digital Image Processing lab at National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan. He has extensive background and interest in using Geospatial technologies to strengthen and integrate need assessment systems. He contributed in many seminars/workshops, organized at national and international levels, which supported collaborative research in ten countries. He has excellent skills on Geospatial tools such as ArcGIS, QGIS, ENVI, GRASS, STATA, eCognition etc. He is members of numerous international societies like Telecoms Sans Frontieres for emergency response in Asia-Pacific, ISPRS Health, Geological Society of America, eHealth Association of Pakistan and Asian Society of Remote Sensing. Dr Shahzad is also resource person of World Health Organization (WHO), APEX Consulting and Pak One Health Alliance, Pakistan for conducting capacity building workshops for analytical skills & use of information and to provide consultancy for Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems related projects.

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