GIK Receives HEC Outstanding Research Award

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has conferred 6th HEC Outstanding Research Awards 2015/2016 to recognize and reward the outstanding performance of Pakistani scientists for research and innovation in all fields of studies. A total of 53 research awards have been bestowed upon faculty members from universities across Pakistan during a commemorative ceremony held at the Commission Secretariat on 1st March, 2018. The awards were presented in four categories including Best Research Paper, Best Young Research Scholar, Best Book, and Best Innovator; in nine disciplines including Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Health Sciences, Pure Engineering, Computer Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

GIK has received the "Best Research Paper Award" in the Computer Sciences and Engineering discipline for the paper titled “Fairness-driven Queue Management: A Survey and Taxonomy”, published in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. Dr. Ghulam Abbas, the lead author of the paper, received the award. Dr. Zahid Halim and Dr. Ziaul Haq Abbas are the co-authors of the paper.

IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials has an impact factor of 17.188 and is Ranked No. 1 in Telecommunications and Information Systems, based on both the Article Influence Score and Journal Impact Factor. The journal is also Ranked No. 1 in Computer Sciences and Electronics by Guide2Research and is classified as the Gold (topmost) category by the Journal Quality Ranking System.

Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC, Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director HEC, and Dr. Muhammad Latif, Adviser Research and Development, HEC along with a number of Vice Chancellors were also present. 

Previously, GIK has also received the “Best Book Award 2010/2011” from HEC for the book titled “Virtual Manufacturing”, authored by Professor Dr. Wasim A. Khan, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

A complete list of Awardees of the 6th HEC Outstanding Research Awards 2015/2016 is available here.

Date: 5th March, 2018