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Year 2019

The Catalyst GIK Incubator Signs MoU with Tech Valley Abbottabad


    Durshal Abbottabad / Tech Valley Abbottabad and the Catalyst GIK Incubator has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Nathiagali during their annual tech valley conference. The MoU aims to help students and startups in their professional’s careers promoting entrepreneurship and benefiting Pakistan economically and socially. Mr. Abdullah Soomro Director Incubation GIK Institute and Mr Abbas Khan Director Tech valley Abbottabad signed the MoU. The MoU shall create a link between the Start-ups of The Catalyst and Durshal along with technical help and mentorship support provided by both bodies to each other. ...
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26th April, 2019

Professor of Law Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali Delivers a Talk at GIK


Professor of Law Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali Delivers a Talk at GIK Teaching and Learning Islamic Law in Contemporary Times: Some Reflections on Adopting a Contextual and Research-led Approach By Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali April 17th, 2019   The GIK Institute has introduced a new seminar series. The seminars are meant to provide a platform to GIK students and faculty to engage in constructive dialogue with experts in fields other than those taught formally in the Institute, such as international relations, the economy, law, environment, human rights and gender studies. The first lecture of the new seminar series was led by renowned lawyer and scholar, Dr. Shaheen Sardar Ali. Dr. Ali is a Professor of Law at University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, the first female Law Professor in Pakistan and one of the 100 most influential Pakistani women. She has formerly served as a Professor of Law at the University of Oslo (Norway) and University of Peshawar, and as a Vice-Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (2008 – 2014). Dr. Ali’s talk focused on years of experience spent developing a contextual and research-led methodology to teach Islamic Law in a globalizing world. She shed light on the importance of critical engagement with history in research and the adoption of pedagogical practices that inspire students to innovate. To explain how contextual analysis affects research, she used examples of Quranic injunctions that have been interpreted differently in the Middle East, Maghreb and South Asia, simply because of differences in how they were analyzed. Laws pertaining to polygamy and divorce under Islamic Law, for instance, vary from one corner of the globe to the other, explained the lawyer. Dr. Ali urged the engineers and scientists in the audience to adopt bolder practices in teaching or research if they are to make advancements in their respective areas of study. Pointing to the well-known story of Isaac Newton and his observation of the falling apple, she encouraged taking a deeper look at how scientific theories and laws are derived, questioning even notions deemed incontestable for decades. Her lecture was followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Her opinion was sought on matters ranging from marital rights to the Islamic solution for currency devaluation. The Pro-Rector (Academics) of GIK, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, appreciated Dr. Ali for sharing her valuable insights with the GIK community.   ...
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24th April, 2019

GIK INSTITUTE SIGNED RESEARCH AGREEMENT WITH AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION (USA)


AFTON Chemical Corporation USA has been working in the fuel and lubricant additives marketplace for over 90 years. The additives provided by AFTON results in emission reduction, fuel economy improvement and extension of vehicle life. In Pakistan, Matrix Inc. represents AFTON Chemical Corporation USA for past 17 years. AFTON supplies fuel additives to various local refineries in Pakistan. Few local car manufacturers have reported poor quality of fuel in Pakistan that hampers the engine performance. In order to investigate the root cause and quantify this problem, a research study was proposed by AFTON. GIK institute and AFTON Chemical Corporation signed an agreement on 17th April 2019. The study is financially supported by AFTON Chemical Corporation. The title of the study is “Research for in-use vehicle performance evaluation in Pakistan”. The object of this agreement is to establish a joint research program between the Department of Chemical Engineering, GIK Institute and the designated research members of AFTON to measure the performance of used vehicles as per specifications according to Euro II standard operating on commercial gasoline sold in Pakistan. GIK Institute and AFTON Chemical Corporation may then use the data to address concern about gasoline quality in the region related to vehicles performance. The duration of this activity is six months. Prof. Dr. Javaid Rabbani is the PI of this project from GIK Institute. Dr. Fahad Nawaz and Dr. Aqeel Ahmad Taimoor are Co-PI’s. ...
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23rd April, 2019

Ph.D. Thesis Defense of Engr. Alamgir Naushad to be held on 1st May 2019


Ph.D. Thesis Defense of Engr. Alamgir Naushad, Registration No. CS 1426, Faculty of Computer Sciences and Engineering, will be held on Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 at 9:30 AM in the FCS&E Conference Room. The title of the thesis is “Proactive Strategies to Improve Link Stability under Topology Changes in Mobile Adhoc Networks”. The thesis is supervised by Dr. Ghulam Abbas. Official notification is attached herewith. All faculty members and graduate students are invited to attend.     ...
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23rd April, 2019

Visit of Dr. Masroor Hussain, Regional Contest Director, Asia to 43rd ICPC World Finals, Porto, Portugal


Dr. Masroor Hussain has recently visited University of Porto, Porto, Portugal to attend the 43rd World Finals of International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) 2019 as a Regional Contest Director (RCD) Asia, Pakistan. He is an Associate Professor at Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. A total of top 135 teams of undergraduate students around the world participated in the event. Moscow State University students secured the first position in the ICPC World Finals, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students secured the second position. Pakistan is a member of ICPC Asia West Region. There were fourteen slots for Asia West in the 2019 ICPC World Finals.  Dr. Hussain was the only participant from Pakistan to attend the ICPC World Finals as the RCD, Asia. ICPC Director (Asia) had a meeting with Dr. Masroor Hussain to work together for the awareness of ICPC and to improve the quality of CS education in higher secondary and under-graduate education in Pakistan. The issue was also discussed with the RCDs of India and Bangladesh. G.I.K. Institute is currently the only HEI in Pakistan permitted to organize official ICPC competitions and plans to hold the regional Asia West ICPC competition later in August 2019. This comes after it successfully held the national ICPC competitions in Feb. 2018 and Feb. 2019. From Left: Dr. M. Hussain, RCD Pakistan; Prof. P. Gupta, RCD India and Prof. A. Haque, RCD Bangladesh   ...
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19th April, 2019

Over 70 companies participate in GIK Open House and Career Fair


About 72 multinational and national companies participated in the ‘Open House and Career Fair’ held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. Syed Ali Abbas Hasani, Managing Director of Pakistan Software Export Board was the chief guest in the inaugural ceremony. The ‘Open House’ was attended by representatives of multinational and national companies from all over the country, academia and GIK’s own final year students. Engr. Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK Institute, Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academics) and Sardar Aminullah Khan, Pro-Rector (Administration & Finance), Deans, Heads of Departments, officials of the companies and students also graced the gathering. The organizers said that the ‘Open House’ is one of the major events for students, completing their Bachelor of Science (BS) education in diverse disciplines of Engineering and Management Sciences until the end of May 2019, marking entry into the job market and the beginning of their practical lives. The students displayed their final year research projects, attracting the attention of industrialists and representatives of the companies interviewed the students for recruitment into their respective industries. The academia of the Institute reported that about 120 research projects were displayed by final year students in the ‘Open House’. According to some participants the Open House has provided an ideal platform to leading industrialists of the country and multinational companies to judge the young talented students and see if they can meet their requirements for recruitment in industries. The employers met with the students, saw their displayed projects and asked questions about the vitality of their work. The Open House was an opportunity for the students to learn about potential job givers in the industry and new technological and scientific trends and challenges in the industrial world. The employers also said that the event assembled the academia of university, students and representatives of the companies on one platform, enabling everyone to know about each other requirements.  The students were of the opinion that there is dire need for universities to train students according to the needs of the country’s industries while industrialists should provide financial assistance to the universities to conduct result-oriented research for development in the industrial sector. ...
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15th April, 2019

GIK Computing project wins at the National Championship of NGIRI (Ignite)


Ask Leprechaun, a project conducted by a team of faculty of computer science and engineering has been the 2nd Runner-up at National Championship of NGIRI (Ignite). The team comprised of Dr. Ahmar Rashid, Dr. Sajid Anwar, Engr. Badre Munir, Bilal Aamir, Abdul Rehman and Ahsan Abrar. The project covers the domain of cryptocurrency predictions and deep learning. Ask Leprechaun is a comprehensive solution that deems to reinvent the conventional trading approach by providing realistic predictions to the targeted audience. It is a web based product, implemented using a STACK. The backend of the project implements LSTM neural network and twitter sentimental analysis. As the product is web-based, it can be accessed by any an internet operating device. The objective is to develop a user interface which could predict the future price of the crypto-currencies based on technical and fundamental analysis. It would help the user willing to invest in crypto-currencies to reduce the risk and gain the maximum possible. Overall, this year around 800+ projects participated in this activity. Only, 45 teams from participating institutions of all provinces of Pakistan, including Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan were able to make it to the final round. Achievement of the project depicts the quality of work that is done at GIK in general and at the faculty of computer science in particular which is the hallmark of GIK faculty and students.   ...
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10th April, 2019

Dr. Majid’s Participation in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting


Dr. Muhammad Majid has been selected to participate in the prestigious 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – a platform where 41 Nobel Laureates will be convening in Lindau, Germany, to meet 580 young scientists from across the globe. The GIK Institute is proud of Dr. Majid’s consistent dedication and achievements in the field of Physics that have led to his selection for the Lindau Meeting. Dr. Majid is an active member of GIK’s Computational Physics, Modelling and Simulation (CPMS) group and has completed a Ph.D. in Nuclear Astrophysics from the Institute under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi. As one of the youngest and brightest physicists of Pakistan, Dr. Majid has published eight journal articles in impact factor international journals. His interaction with other highly-talented scientists at the Lindau Meeting will open doors for collaborative research as he will be showcasing his talent and knowledge in Physics. After a rigorous multi-stage selection process, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Council has invited only the most outstanding scientists from 88 different countries. Dr. Majid’s excellent academic record and the high quality of research work he has produced at GIK made him stand out amongst other scientists during the selection process. According to Dr. Majid, “Participation at the meeting will be prolific and will contribute to my personal career and country… Getting selected for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is recognition of a researcher’s work in his/her respective field”. The GIK Institute hopes Dr. Majid’s experience will inspire more students to produce innovative research.   ...
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28th March, 2019

GIK Start-up Won 2nd Prize at Social Innovation Challenge 2019


A Start-up from Catalyst GIK Incubator, PrepareHOW, won 2nd prize along with a cash prize of PKR 250,000, at the Social Innovation Challenge 2019 held on 16th March in Islamabad. The nationwide contest received a great response from all over the country. After thorough rounds of solid scrutiny of 98 startups, top 10 were selected for the final round. The short listed teams were asked to pitch for the final round which then was followed by a Q/A session. PrepareHow is an EdTech Start-up which provides digital platform for the underprivileged students to prepare for the university entrance exams, they were also recipient of a grant worth PKR 0.5 Million from the Planning Commission of Pakistan to develop an offline app with preparation material for rural areas. Team PrepareHow Was part of 5th cohort of The Catalyst GIK Incubator, Oxfam in Pakistan organized the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) 2019 at National Incubation Centre, Islamabad. PrepareHOW pitched their idea to the judging panel which included Shahnaz Kapadia - CEO Mera Maan, Parvez Abbasi - Project Director NIC, Sayed Ahmed Masud - Director Founder Institute Islamabad, and Mansoor Malik - Founding Vice President TiE Pakistan. H.E Ardi Stoios-braken - The Ambassador of Netherlands to Pakistan also attended the event in support of this initiative by Oxfam. The contest asked for ground-breaking initiatives on the issues like Water crisis, Literacy in Pakistan, participation of young women in workforce in Pakistan, and Combating harassment of women at public spaces. ...
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27th March, 2019

Report: Clean and Green Pakistan Campaign



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26th March, 2019

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