News

An overview of the latest happenings, meetings, workshops, seminars and other activities at Knowledge and Data Science Research Centre (KDRC).

25/March/2020

Dr Usman Qamar, had the pleasure of meeting Prof John MacIntyre from University of Sunderland, UK and EiC of the journal “Neural Computing and Applications” on multiple occasions. To further continue collaborations, Dr Usman Qamar will be joining the Editorial Board of his journal.

https://www.springer.com/journal/521/

12/March/2020

Dr Usman Qamar met the new Country Director British Council of Pakistan, Amir Ramzan.

09/February/2020

Dr Usman Qamar has joined the Editorial Board of Applied Soft Computing (ASoC), international journal promoting an integrated view of soft computing to solve real life problems.

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/applied-soft-computing

20/January/2020

Dr Usman Qamar met Dr Christian Turner, British High Commissioner to Pakistan, with the aim of forming strong links between UK and Pakistani Universities.

14/November/2019

Dr Usman Qamar is joining Array as an Associate Editor. Array is an international open access multidisciplinary journal published by Elsevier encompassing a broad spectrum of topics in computer science.

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/array

21/October/2019

Dr Usman Qamar give an invited talk at Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK on Using BlockChain in Healthcare.

09/October/2019

Dr Usman Qamar has joined the editorial board of “Computers in Biology and Medicine (CBM)” published by Elsevier, focuses on revolutionary advances being made in the application of the computer to the fields of bioscience and medicine. 

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-in-biology-and-medicine

14/September/2019

The second edition of the best selling book “Understanding and Using Rough Set Based Feature Selection: Concepts, Techniques and Applications” written by Dr Usman Qamar and Dr Summair Raza is now available to purchase directly from Springer (https://www.springer.com/in/book/9789813291652). The second edition consists of additional 3 chapters including dominance-based rough set approach (DRSA) which is extensively been used in A.I.

23/June/2019

Dr Usman Qamar was on the judging panel of the prestigious British Council’s Awards.

 

09/May/2019

Dr Usman Qamar will be on the judging panel of the Data Science Awards 2019 including Data Scientist of the Year, Data Science in Healthcare and Data Science in Public Sector hosted by the prestigious Data Science Foundation, UK.

https://datascience.foundation/judge-panel/

 

09/April/2019

Dr. Sajid Siraj of Centre for Decision Research (CDR), University of Leeds, UK visited Knowledge and Data Science Research Centre (KDRC) at NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering. During his visit he also met Rector, NUST.

10/January/2019

Dr Usman Qamar delivering keynote talk on using blockchains in medical data at 16th IEEE International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST19) hosted by Centers of Excellence in Science and Applied Technologies at National Centre of Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.

22/November/2018

Dr Usman Qamar’s delivering seminar talk on big data at the ACM-Woman Chapter.

20/July/2018

Dr Usman Qamar meeting Krystyna Januszczak and Emma Bryce from International Marketing Office (South & South East Asia and UK International) University of Leeds, UK.

04/June/2018

Dr Usman Qamar, been awarded the prestigious British Council Fellowship.

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04/May/2018

Dr Usman Qamar at the inauguration of National Center of Big Data and Cloud Computing with Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal at LUMS.

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13/April/2018

Dr Raheel Nawaz, Reader in Data & Text Mining at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK gave a lecture today at KDRC on UK Grants, with special emphasis on Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

06/April/2018

Dr Usman Qamar has been awarded the NUST Best University Researcher Award for 2016 by Rector NUST.

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10/March/2018

Dr Usman Qamar at panel talk on Commonwealth Scholarships.

01/March/2018

Dr Usman Qamar has  been awarded the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Best Researcher of Pakistan at the 6th Outstanding Research Awards. Two of his research papers, the first one written by Dr Farhan, Dr Usman and Dr Saba and the second paper written by Dr Summair and Dr Usman were also awarded the best research paper awards.

08/December/2017

KDRC members at APICTA – Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards 2017 held at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

29/October/2017

IntelliHealth, application developed at KDRC has been awarded Gold in Research & Development category by Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) ICT Awards 2017. The award was accepted by Dr Shoab A Khan, Dr Saba Bashir and Dr Farhan H Khan.

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20/October/2017

Dr Usman Qamar with Dr Darren Dancey, Head of Division, Mathematics and Computation, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

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13/October/2017

Dr Usman Qamar with the faculty members of Centre for Decision Research (CDR), University of Leeds, UK. CDR is a collaborative partner of KDRC.

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4/October/2017

Dr Usman Qamar giving a invited lecture at Centre for Decision Research, University of Leeds on a novel framework to improve the accuracy of detecting sentiments from textual data.

3/Mar/2017

Dr Usman Qamar selected as the finalist of the British Council’s Professional Achievement Award 2017, held at British High Commission, Islamabad.