Overview - Faculty of Computer Science IBA

Introduction to the
Faculty of computer science
June, 2012
 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
 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
 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
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)
Faculty of Computer Science:
Department of
Computer Science &
Systems (MIS)
Department of
FCS Faculty
 Total Faculty: 23
 13 PhDs
 5 pursuing PhD at IBA
 Total Alumni of FCS: Approx. 1000
CS/MIS Faculty
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
CS/MIS Faculty
Faculty pursuing PhD
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
Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship
Mathematical Sciences
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
- Dr. Junaid A. Khan
(GC Univ.)
Numerical Analysis, Numerical Computing,
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
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)
Wireless Sensor Network
Wireless Sensor Equipment
ICICT – 2005/2007/2009/2011
International Conference on Information and
Communication Technologies
Research Labs/Groups
AI / Robotics Lab
Wireless and Sensor Networks Lab
Digital Futures Lab
Distributed Computing Lab
Web Science Research Group
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.
Strategic Partnerships
SAP, February 2009
Oracle, May 2009
Microsoft, 2005
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
Schedule of Admissions Fall 2012
MS & Ph.D
(Computer Science /
Economics &
(Computer Science /
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
January 20, 2012
January 20, 2012
January 20, 2012
January 20, 2012
Submissions of forms deadline
May 17, 2012
June 14, 2012
July 05, 2012
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
May 27, 2012
June 24, 2012
July 08, 2012
July 08, 2012
Announcement of Aptitude test result
June 04, 2012
July 04, 2012
July 09, 2012
July 21, 2012
Final result of successful
candidates (after completion of
June 11, 2012
July 19, 2012
July 11, 2012
July 28, 2012
Group discussion & Interview)
Session Commencement Dates:
- Wednesday, August 29,
- 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
Tuition Fee
Students Activity Charges
Lab Cum Library Charges
2, 500
Total Recurring Charges
(Per Semester)
Evening Students
Tuition Fee
One Course
Two Courses
Three Courses
Four Courses
MS(Economics), MS(CS),
MBA - Evening,
Pak Rupees.
* 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
 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
 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
 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
AUDITORIUM (Main Campus)
AUDITORIUM (Main Campus)
Academic Block
(City Campus)
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:
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
Building at City
(Under development)
Sponsored by
Aman Foundation

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