Head of Department & Associate Professor

Dr. Sameer

Engr. Dr. Sameer Qazi
PhD (Computer Networks), UNSW, Australia
MS. (Telecom), UNSW, Australia
BE. (Electrical), PNEC-NUST, Pakistan

Dr. Sameer Qazi is currently working as HoD & Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology, Pakistan. Prior to joining PAF-KIET he has worked in WorldCALL Broadband Ltd and at PNEC-NUST (as Assistant Professor) and DHA Suffa University (as HoD Electrical Engineering). He has authored over 25 publications in indexed journals and conferences.

Research Interest:
Computer Network Optimization Problems, Routing Protocols, Compressed Sensing, Cloud Computing and Applications of Networking to Smart Cities and Smart Transportation.



Dr. Imran Naseem
PhD, Electrical Electronics & Computer Engg.) UoWA
MS, Electrical Engineering, KFUPM
BE, Electrical Engineering, NEDUET

Dr Imran Naseem received his B.E. (Electrical Engineering) degree in 2002 from the NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan. He did his M.S. (Electrical Engineering) in 2005 from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), KSA and PhD in 2010 from The University of Western Australia. He did his post doctorate at the Institute for Multi-sensor Processing and Content Analysis, Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

He joined the College of Engineering, KIET, Pakistan in 2011 where he is currently an Associate Professor. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Australia. His research interests include pattern classification and machine learning with a special emphasis on biometrics and bioinformatics applications. He has authored several publications in top journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing etc. His benchmark work on face recognition has received more than 180 citations in less than four years.

Research Interest:
Signal Processing, Biometrics, Machine Learning, Pattern Classification

Associate Professor

Husain Pervaiz

Dr. Husain Parvez
PhD, (Computer Science & Micro-Electronics), UPMC
MCS, (Architecture and Design of Integrated Systems), UPMC
BE, (Computer Software Engineering), NUST

Husain Parvez received his Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science from National University of Sciences and Technology, Rawalpindi. He received MS and PhD in Electronics and Computer Science from University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris-6), Paris. Before doing MS and PhD, he worked at the System-on-Chip tools department at Communications Enabling Technologies Islamabad, and at Video Decoder & Optimization department at Streaming Networks Islamabad. He has taught at University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, and at IQRA University, Karachi. He is associated with PAF-KIET since 2012. His current research interests include design and exploration of FPGA architectures and related CAD tools for FPGAs.

Dr. Parvez was the co-principal investigator of two ICTR&D funded projects, each worth 14 million rupees. He is also working on funded projects of mutual interest in collaboration with international partners. He has authored and co-authored 5 publications in high impact journals, and 15 papers in international conferences. He has also authored a book titled “Application-Specific Mesh-based Heterogeneous FPGA Architectures” published by Springer.

Research Interest:
Architectures and Tools for Reconfigurable Architectures, FPGA-based System design, Embedded real-time Systems

Assistant Professor


Dr. Muhammad Arif

PhD. (Telecommunication), PAF KIET University, Pakistan (July. 2018).
MS (Telecommunication Engineering), Iqra University, Pakistan, 2013.
M.Sc (Physics), Federal Urdu University, Pakistan, 2008.

Dr. Muhammad Arif has completed PhD with distinction in July 2018 from PAF KIET University, Karachi, Pakistan. He has more than 6 years of research experience in the field of adaptive signal processing during PhD and masters degrees. He has also done research work at King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia during his PhD degree program. He is actively engaged with academic research institutes for working in collaboration in the field of adaptive signal processing for single-agent and multi-agent environments. He has been associated with PAF-KIET as Assistant Professor since January 2015. He has 6 research journal papers in ISI indexed journals and presented multiple papers at national and international conferences.

Research Interest:
Adaptive signal processing, artificial neural networks, estimation for single-agent and multi-agent environments, Image processing.

Mazher Abbas

Dr. Muhammad Mazher Iqbal
PhD. (Embedded Systems), PAF-KIET, Karachi, Pakistan (2018).
MS (Telecom. & Networks), Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan, (2009).
BE (Computer Engineering), Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan, 2003.

Dr. Mazher Iqbal has successfully completed his PhD 2018 from PAF-KIET, Karachi, Pakistan. During his Ph.D., he has succeeded to publish 06 international research articles, 02 out of them are published in ISI indexed international journals. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience. During his Ph.D., he became a part of a collaborative research project with Umm-Al Qura University, KSA. The project was based on the exploration of new logic blocks for FPGAs, which can allow sharing of SRAM tables among NPN equivalent functions. Moreover, he has also actively participated in a research project funded by ICTRnD, Pakistan. He has been associated with PAF-KIET since January 2015.

Research Interest:
Reconfigurable Computing, CAD tool and Design optimizations for FPGA, Deep Neural Networks on FPGA.


Engr. Kamran Ali Khan
BE, (Computer System), NEDUET

Mr. Kamran Ali Khan has a vast experience in the field of Digital Systems’ Design, Computer Architecture and Computer Networks. He has been into academics for the last 18 years and have extensively contributed in teaching and curriculum design of engineering courses. Mr. Khan is also engaged with Pakistan’s Electronic Media in the capacities of researcher and anchor person. Before joining PAF-KIET he has served in FAST – NUCES, Bahria University and Caltex Oil, Pak, Ltd

Research Interest:
Embedded Systems

Ejaz Tayyab

Engr. Muhammad Ejaz Tayab
MS, (Electrical Engineering), WMU
BE, (Computer Systems Engg), NEDUET

Mr. Tayab has more than 20 years of combined industrial and teaching experience. He is pioneer in bringing AutoIDs and last-mile Supply Chain IT in Pakistan in 1998. Before joining PAFKIET, he has served Autobar as CTO and CEO. He is a member of MS/PhD research committee at SZABIST.

Research Interest:
RFID, IoT, Supply Chain IT and Mobility.

Sajjad Ahmed

Engr. Sajjad Hussain
MSc, Electrical Engg, NEDUET
BE, Electrical Engg, NEDUET

Mr. Sajjad Hussain did his BE & MS in Electrical Engineering from NED University and Project Management from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He has over 15 years professional experience with renowned organizations like K-Electric, Siemens Pakistan and DHA Cogen Ltd.
He has been associated as Visiting Faculty with higher education institutes since 2004 with NED University, Institute of Business Management (CBM), ZABIST, BIZTEK prior to joining PAF KIET as a full time Faculty member in 2012.

Research Interest:
Project Management and Professional Ethics.

Engr. Shoaib Idress
Ph.D, (In-Progress)
ME, (Industrial Control & Automation), HU
BE, (Electronics), Dawood College of Engineering

Mr. Shoaib Idrees has six years of university level teaching experience. His expertise is in fields of Control Engineering, Power Electronics, Instrumentation and Electrical Machines. Before joining PAF-KIET he served in Bahria University and Indus Institute of Higher Education.

Research Interest:
Power Electronics

Mustufa Asghar

Engr. Mustafa Asgar Ali
MS, (Electrical), MSU, USA BE (Electrical), Dawood College of Engineering.

Mr. Mustafa Asgar Ali has vast experience in Communication Industries and has design several projects related to Electronic Communication Systems. He has served as Assistant Professor in NED University and NUST and has developed expertise in teaching in modern Communication subjects.

Research Interest:
Micro strip Circuit Design.


Engr. Saba Javed
PhD (In-Progress), PAF-KIET
MS, (Electronics), PAF-KIET
BE (Industrial Engg), IIEE

Ms. Saba Javed is an Industrial Electronics Engineer with specialization in Automation and Control. She did here masters from PAF-KIET. She is still serving as an External Examiner at IIEE.

Research Interest:
Applied Powers and Controls.


Engr. Faizan Jawaid
Ph.D (In-Progess)
MS (Electronics), PAF-KIET
BE (Electronics), PAF-KIET

Mr. Faizan Jawaid is working as Assistant professor at College of Engineering, PAF- KIET. Before joining PAF-KIET, he served as Junior Engineer – Electrical & Instrumentation in Pharmatec Pakistan Pvt Ltd. He has also been engaged in various industrial automation projects as consultant design engineer. He is also the Patron of KIET Robotics Club at College of Engineering, PAF-KIET.

Research Interest:
MPPT of Solar PV Systems, Robotics & Industrial Automation.


Engr. Muhammad Aatif Shahbaz
ME, (Computer Architecture & System Design), (In-Progress)
BE (Computer Information System), NEDUET

Mr. Aatif Shahbaz has started his career as a software developer at Master-key System. Later he joined PAF-KIET to pursue his R&D interests and still serving in the field of academia

Research Interest:
Digital Logic Designing, System Programming, Operating Systems

Safi Ud DIn

Engr. Syed Safi Uddin Qadri
PhD (Electronics) In Progress, PAF-KIET
ME (Telecommunications Engineering), HU
BE (Telecommunications Engineering), HU

Mr. Syed Safi Uddin Qadri is working as a Assistant Professor at College of Engineering, PAF- KIET. Before joining PAF-KIET, he served as a Lecturer and before as a Lab Engineer at Hamdard University Karachi. He has more than three years of teaching experience. He is also doing PhD in (Electronics) from PAF-KIET.

Research Interest:
Communications, Signal Processing, Image Processing and FPGA-based System design.



Muhammad Farrukh
M.E (CSN), Mehran UET Jamshoro
B.E (Telecomm), Mehran UET Jamshoro

Muhammad Farrukh has teaching experience of more than two years and research experience of three years. He is currently serving as a Lecturer in the College of Engineering. He has supervised eight under graduate projects. He is PAF-IEEE Student Branch Counselor.
(On study leave abroad)

Research Interest:
Software Defined Radios, Cognitive Radio, Spectrum agile modulation techniques, Reconfigurable antennas, Antenna Designing for 5G mobile communication, Neural Network techniques for adaptive modulations, 3D OFDM and 3D MC-CDMA modulation techniques.


Ali Asghar
MS (Electronics), PAF-KIET
BE (Industrial Electronics), IIEE

Ali Asghar is a Lecturer at PAF-KIET. He received his BE degree in Industrial Electronics from IIEE, and an MS degree in Electronics with specialization in embedded systems from PAF-KIET.

Research Interest:
FPGA CAD Tools & Analog Design.

Waqar Ahmed

Engr. Waqar Ahmed
MS (Electronics), PAF-KIET
BE, (Electronics), PAF-KIET

Mr. Waqar Ahmed is Lecturer and Research Assistant at PAF-KIET. He holds a BE in Electronics with specialization in Avionics and MS in Electronics from PAF-KIET. Before joining PAF-KIET he has worked at City Scale & Equipment and Universal UPS as technical support officer.

He has extensively contributed in development and improvement of Electronics Laboratory Experiments. Having enormous experience in design & development of digital system design, he has made significant contribution in two ICTR&D funded research projects.

Research Interest:
Reconfigurable Architectures, FPGA-based Systems design, Face Recognition System and Machine Learning.

Ayesha Hassan 60393

Engr. Ayesha Hassan
MS. (Electronics), PAF-KIET
BE. (Electronics), NEDUET

Ms. Ayesha has been associated with PAF-KIET since Fall 2015. She was awarded Gold Medal in MS, and Bronze Medal in Bachelors. She has been associated with the research group EDCAS since start of 2016, where her research focus is in the domain of micro-electronics. She has been involved in recent two tape-outs in the past 2 years.
She has 1 publication in IEEE conference (INTELLECT 2017), and 3 in IEEC 2017 conference.

Research Interest:
Design of Analog/Mixed-Signal Readout Electronics, Wireless Power Transfer circuit design, Ultra-Low Power Digital cells In Sub Threshold.


Engr. Farooq Alam
MS (Electrical Control Engineering), NUST-PNEC, Karachi, Pakistan, 2016.
BE (Electronic Engineering), NEDUET, Karachi, Pakistan, 2013.

Farooq Alam did his post-graduation in Electrical Engineering specialization control theory from the NUST-PNEC, Karachi. He has more than 3 years of research experience in the field of linear/nonlinear control systems, sensor-less machine drives and control systems implementation using the FPGAs. He is an active member of IEEE Control and Power system societies and invited several renowned conferences as a guest speaker as well as an evaluator. He recently joined PAF-KIET as Lecturer and have 5 years of academic teaching experience. He has 4 IEEE conference research publications and a paper in the ISI indexed journal.

Research Interest:
Linear/Nonlinear Control Theory, Embedded Systems, FPGA.

LAB Engineer

Asher Ali Qureshi

Ashar Ali Qureshi
BE (Electronics), PAF-KIET

• Lab Engineer, PAF-KIET

Research Interest:
Networking and Control Systems.

Zeeshan Nazar

Muhammad Zeeshan Nazar

• Lab Engineer, PAF-KIET

Research Interest:
Embedded Systems


Tooba Shaikh
ME (Computer network & Performance Evaluation – In-Progress), NEDUET
BE. (Computer & Information Systems), NEDUET

Miss Tooba has been associated with PAF-KIET as a Lab Engineer for more than 1 year. She has a 1-year internship experience with SUPARCO PNSS_1 project.

Research Interest:
AI based systems and currently working on stock exchange prediction using deep learning.


Engr. Noor Ul Ain
MS. (Electronics) In-Progress, PAF KIET
BE. (Electronics), PAF KIET

Miss Noor has been working as a Lab Engineer for two years. She has completed her graduation from PAF KIET and currently doing her masters from PAF KIET in Signal Processing.

Research Interest:
Machine Learning, Pattern Classification, Time Series Prediction, Image Processing.


Engr. Shazia Ahmed Khan
MS (Computer Networks)(In-Progress), NEDUET
BE (Computer and information systems), NEDUET

Shazia khan has completed her engineering from NED university and currently doing Masters from NED university in Computer Networks.

Research Interest:
Machine learning and artificial intelligence.


Engr. Alishba Sadiq
MS. (Electronics) In-progress, PAF-KIET
BE. (Electronics), PAF-KIET

Miss Alishba has done her graduation from PAF-KIET and currently doing Masters in Signal Processing. She has been associated with PAF-KIET as a Graduate Teaching Fellow for 1.5 years. She has submitted two research journals.

Research Interest:
Adaptive filtering algorithms, Optimization, Estimation and Signal Processing.


Engr. Farah Sabir
ME. (Electrical power systems) in progress, NEDUET
BE. (Electrical), DHA SUFFA

Miss Farah is currently doing her ME in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from NEDUET. She has completed her Bachelors from DHA SUFFA University in Electrical Power systems.

Research Interest:
Electrical power systems & Electrical machines.


Engr. Syeda Nashra Raza
MS (Electrical) In-Progress, NUST.
BE (Electronics), PAF-KIET.

Miss Nashra is currently doing her MS in Electrical Engineering (Controls) from NUST. She has been working on ICT R&D funded projects in the domain of Power Electronics (DC-DC Converters & MPPT) in her bachelors and currently working in the field of Machine Learning& Pattern Recognition mainly on biometrics applications with several publications as well.

Research Interest:
Machine Learning, Pattern Classification & Power Electronics.