Introduction to the Faculty of computer science June, 2012 Overview History & Vision Departments and Degree Programs Faculty Highlights 2011-12 Admissions Details and Fees Structure Facilities Virtual Tour The IBA Heritage Established in 1955 The first business school outside North America Affiliated with Wharton and then USC until 1960s Received Charter – degree awarding institute status in 1994 FCS Vision To become the most sought after Computer Science program in the region by providing visionary leaders in the field of Computer Science and Information Systems FCS Historical Perspective Center for Computer Studies (CCS) Established in 1983 Initially provided diplomas in Computing related fields 1987: MBA(MIS) degree formally offered 1998: BCS 1999: BBA(MIS) 2002: 4-year BCS and BBA programs introduced 2005: PhD in CSE/ICT/MIS 2008: BS (CS) MS (CS) - Evening 2009: FCS established 2010: Department of Mathematical Sciences established 2011: First BS(CS) batch at the Main Campus 2011: BS Economics & Maths Launched 5 Degree Programs Faculty of Computer Science Programs • MIS specialization also offered as part of BBA/MBA programs BS (Computer Science) MS (Computer Science) [Evening] Ph.D. (CSE/ICT/AI/others) Departments Faculty of Computer Science: Departments Department of Computer Science & Management Information Systems (MIS) Department of Mathematical Sciences FCS Faculty Total Faculty: 23 13 PhDs 5 pursuing PhD at IBA Total Alumni of FCS: Approx. 1000 8 CS/MIS Faculty (16) PhD Faculty (8): Research Interests - Dr. Nasir Touheed (Univ. of Leeds) Parallel Processing, Operations Research, Numerical Analysis, SAP/ABAP [Joint appointment] - Dr. Sajjad Haider (George Mason) Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Bayesian Networks - Dr. Sayeed Ghani (MIT, Columbia) Performance analysis and simulation of wireless, 4G and wireless sensor networks - Dr. Shakeel Khoja (Univ. of Southampton) Usage of Web Technologies into learning, Multimedia Systems, Digital Video/Image Processing and Storage - Dr. Wasim Khan (Univ. of Sheffield) Operations Research, Virtual Manufacturing and Education Management - Dr. Zaheeruddin Asif (IBA, Temple) Management Information Systems, Social Networking (Program Director) - Dr. Amber Gul Rashid (Univ. of Salford) Marketing & IT; Offshore Outsourcing of IT Services [Joint appointment with Marketing Dept] - Dr. Quratulain Rajput (IBA, Karachi) Semantic Web Technologies, Information Extraction, and Semantic Annotation 9 CS/MIS Faculty Faculty pursuing PhD (Cont) Research Interests at IBA (5): Faisal Iradat Performance Analysis of Wireless Networks Imran Khan System Architecture Waseem Arain Routing issues in Wireless Networks Raza. Abedi Wireless Sensor Networks S. Irfan Nabi Management Information Systems A. Wajed Distributed Systems Teaching Faculty (3): Teaching Interests Ameer Rizvi Supply Chain Management (Univ, of the East Manila) Maheen Ghauri (IBA) Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship 10 Mathematical Sciences (8) PhD Faculty (6): Research Interests - Dr. Ahmed Ali Shah (Univ. Of Kent) - Dr. Hisham bin Zubair (Delft Univ. of Tech.) - Dr. M. Shahid Qureshi (Univ. of Karachi) - Dr. Nasir Touheed (Univ. of Leeds) - Dr. Abdul Majid (LUMS) - Dr. Junaid A. Khan (GC Univ.) Numerical Analysis, Numerical Computing, Cryptography Applied Mathematics; Scientific computing; multigrid treatment of partial differential equations Space & Planetary Astrophysics (Department Chairperson) Parallel Processing, Operations Research, Numerical Analysis, SAP/ABAP Functional Analysis, Applied and Computational Mathematics Commutative Algebra, Computer Algebra. Teaching Faculty (2): Teaching Interests - Ahmed Raza (Cambridge Univ.) -Yaseen Meenai (Univ. of Karachi) Mathematics, Physics, Numerical Analysis Statistics, Statistical Inference 11 Highlights 2011/2012 – AI 2011 a watershed year: First ever PhD from IBA, in the area of Artificial Intelligence. International collaboration with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in the area of Artificial Intelligence/Robotics: Karachi Koalas competed in both the IranOpen as well as the World RoboCup competition held in Istanbul. Beat France and Japan and achieved 16th position out of 28 teams that qualified world-wide. State-of-the-art humanoid Nao robot from UTS, worth 7500 Euro. In 2012, the Karachi Koalas has again qualified for the World RoboCup Soccer to be held in Mexico City during June. In 2011, a PhD student at IBA, Saleha Raza, also earned scholarship to UTS for 5 months RA at the AI Lab gone to UTS for PhD on a fully-funded scholarship. First PhD from IBA NAO Robot @ IBA AI Lab World RoboCup NAO Robot Highlights 2011/2012 – BS(CS) Excellent Salary / market opportunities for our BS(CS) graduates FCS undergraduates students awards: – “PROCOM 2012”, a prestigious event hosted by FAST-NU since 1998. Both the teams representing FCS IBA: “Softrack” and “Silver Sages” won first prizes in their categories “Innovative Business Ideas Competition” and “Game Application Exhibition” respectively. – Won first prize in the "Folio 3 Developers Day" at FAST-NU, Karachi. The team named "IBA's Infinite Loop" achieved "1st Prize" in the "Demo your project" category and were also awarded PKR 10,000 as prize money. Connexions 2011 and 2012 both very successful events High growth in BS(CS) program intake: 3 batches per year Connexions 2011 Highlights 2011/2012 – Research Expanded / Renovated FCS Building: – – – – – Expanded Robotics/AI Lab Expanded Hardware & Networking Lab Expanded Computing Lab New Web Sciences Lab New Telecom / Wireless Sensors Lab Number of PhD students grown to 15 ICICT 2011 highly successful (Speakers from UK, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Denmark) FCS Contributed 7 out of the 9 ISI Indexed journal publications MoU signed with Multimedia University in Malaysia Wireless & Sensor Networks Lab Dr. Sayeed Ghani / 5 PhD Students – Wireless Sensor Lab: Crossbow – WiFi / WiMax / 4G LTE / Wireless Sensor Networks – Simulation tools: OPNET, QualNet, LabView, NS2 International Research Collaborations: – Tampere University of Technology, Finland – University of Illinois at Chicago New Labs: – Networking & Hardware Lab (upcoming) 18 Wireless Sensor Network Wireless Sensor Equipment ICICT – 2005/2007/2009/2011 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies 21 Research Labs/Groups AI / Robotics Lab Wireless and Sensor Networks Lab Digital Futures Lab Distributed Computing Lab Web Science Research Group 22 Industry Interaction CEO Forum hosted every year by FCS and attended by a large number of CEOs and CIOs from the local industry. Connextions: A yearly student organized event by the InfoSys and Web societies displaying Final Year Projects to the industry. Campus Conversations held between IT Industry experts and FCS students organized by CIO Pakistan. 23 Strategic Partnerships SAP, February 2009 Oracle, May 2009 Microsoft, 2005 24 Eligibility Criteria BS (CS) & BS (Math - Eco) Intermediate (min of 60% marks), or ‘A’ Levels (min of 1‘B’, and 2 ‘C’s) three principal subjects Mathematics required • American High School Diploma with min of 80% of International Baccalaureate with at least 25 points out of 45 • Grades of General and AS level courses are not accepted Eligibility Criteria Graduate and Doctoral Programs • • Graduate Programs: MS (CS) Minimum 16 years of education out of which four years should have been spent in an HEC recognized university. Minimum 60% aggregate marks in Last degree or 2.50 GPA on scale of 4.0. Doctoral Programs PhD (Computer Science) Minimum 18 years of education out of which four years should have been spent in an HEC recognized university. Minimum 3.0 GPA on scale of 4.0. Admission Test Composition English Composition (MCQs) English Comprehension (Essay writing skills) Math (MCQs) Difficulty level (MS & PhD) = GRE General Difficulty level (BS) = SAT I / SAT II (Math) Exemption from Admission Test Following are exempted from Appearing IBA Aptitude & Admission Test BS candidates having a minimum 1900 score in SAT-I & 650 score in SAT-II Mathematics Subject MS / PhD (CS) candidates have a minimum 650 score in quantitative section of GRE (International) or 160 score in quantitative section of Revised GRE (International) Schedule of Admissions Fall 2012 MBA BBA Activity BS MS & Ph.D (Computer Science / Economics & Mathematics) (Computer Science / Economics) Open Houses Open houses will be held in various provinces during week January 22 nd and January 29th 2012. Open House at Karachi will be held on January 29 th 2012. Online forms availability starts on Friday January 20, 2012 Friday January 20, 2012 Friday January 20, 2012 Friday January 20, 2012 Submissions of forms deadline Thursday May 17, 2012 Thursday June 14, 2012 Thursday July 05, 2012 Thursday July 05, 2012 Collection of Admit Cards May 15 - 17, 2012 June 09 - 14, 2012 July 03 - 05, 2012 July 03 - 05, 2012 Entry test date Sunday May 27, 2012 Sunday June 24, 2012 Sunday July 08, 2012 Sunday July 08, 2012 Announcement of Aptitude test result Monday June 04, 2012 Wednesday July 04, 2012 Monday July 09, 2012 Saturday July 21, 2012 Final result of successful candidates (after completion of Monday June 11, 2012 Thursday July 19, 2012 Wednesday July 11, 2012 Saturday July 28, 2012 Group discussion & Interview) Session Commencement Dates: - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - Thursday , August 30, 2012 - Friday, August 31, 2012 - Saturday, September 1, 2012 : : : : Orientation Fall 2011 Entrants Subject Assessment Test (SAT) Student Development Program (SDP) Fall 2012 Session Commences Existing Fee Structure (Excluding One time Admission Charges) The Undergraduate & Graduate Programs Particulars Tuition Fee Students Activity Charges Lab Cum Library Charges BBA/MBA 109,200 2,500 2, 500 BS 67,200 2,500 2,500 Total Recurring Charges (Per Semester) 114,200 67,700 Evening Students Particulars Tuition Fee One Course Two Courses Three Courses Four Courses MS(Economics), MS(CS), MBA - Evening, Pak Rupees. 18,200 36,400 54,600 72,800 * IBA reserves the right to amend/ change the above rates without notice Scholarship Fund To provide financial aid to the students on the basis of their needs determined according to pre-specified criteria. Scholarships, Student loans and Qarz-e-Hasna for meritorious-cum-needy students Full stipend covering tuition and other fees in 2012-13 will involve the following amount per student: • Scholarships for Four Year BBA Programs • Scholarships for Two Year MBA Program Rs.10.2 M Rs.5.1M In 2010-11 an amount of Rs. 43.9 million was disbursed among 320 students in form of scholarships, stipends, partial tuition waivers etc (July – Dec 2011) National Talent Hunt Program (NTHP) All expenses paid Sindh Talent hunt Program (STHP) All expenses paid Student Life & Societies Students can choose from among 29 societies elected and managed by students for co-curricular, extracurricular and service activities The societies provide opportunities to students to: • nurture and display their real talent in various fields such as sports, drama, music, art etc. • exercise leadership, management, social and teamwork skills through event management activities • strike a healthy balance between career oriented skills and personal effectiveness • Students involved in Community Services Academic Facilities IBA Intranet Portal • Access to 17,000 Online research journals • Access to 40,000 Online latest books • IBA Research Portal Automation of various aspects of IBA including • • • • • • Student registration & records Faculty evaluation Fee management Online admissions Online registration of courses Online library books & journals Student Services A faculty member is assigned to each incoming student as mentor for the entire duration of stay at IBA. The student can discuss all issues of academic and personal nature with the mentor. Placement services of IBA assist the students in obtaining internships and project assignments with leading Pakistani companies Recruiters from major employers visit IBA before the examinations to inform, test and interview graduating students Prominent alumni who occupy leadership positions in their professions provide networking opportunities Virtual Tour of the IBA Infrastructure AUDITORIUM (Main Campus) AUDITORIUM (Main Campus) Academic Block (City Campus) Classrooms Seminar Rooms Computer Laboratory Breakout Rooms Faculty Lounge Video Conferencing Room Students’ Cafeteria Students’ Lounge Boy’s Hostel – Lounge Ongoing Developments Over 20 ongoing projects at both campuses: 49 Main Campus – Master Plan Main Campus View – Under Construction Student Center, New Academic Block, CED, Prayer Hall Library (Main Campus) Under Renovation Admin Building (Main Campus) Under Renovation New Academic Block (Main Campus) Under Construction Student Center (Main Campus) Under Construction Student Center (Main Campus) Under Construction FCS Building (City Campus) Under Renovation and Expansion Multistoried Building at City Campus (Under development) Sponsored by Aman Foundation THANK YOU!