Dr. Ahmad Shabbar Kazmi

Dr. Ahmad Shabbar Kazmi

DEAN, Faculty of Information Technology

Faculty of Information Technology.

More than 22 years (includes 11 year University level teaching) experience of Object Oriented software and solution architecture, designing and development.
Currently involved in pioneering research in

  • Event Prediction from historical data using artificial intelligent techniques (Markov Chain, Neural Networks, Kalman Filter etc)
  • Game Development Process optimization and concepts of Immersive games
  • Application of Event Prediction in Telecom Network fault and performance management. This research includes use of historical alarm data to predict and manage faults and performance degradation in telecom networks
  • Auto Cell optimization in response to the user temporal and spatial distribution
  • Data feature analysis to match with the best corresponding data processing technique
  • Advance Software Engineering (MS Computer Science)
  • Advance Topics in Software Engineering (MS Computer Science)
  • Software Engineer 2 (BS Computer Science)
  • Application Development (BS Computer Science)
  • Introduction to Computing (BS Computer Science)
  • Programming Fundamental (BS Computer Science)

SOFTWARE

Languages: Java 2, JSP, XML, JHTML, SQL, PL/SQL,Segue 4Test, C++, HTML, Unix and Dos script, Fortran 90, Lisp, Pascal
Database: SQL Server 7, Oracle 8I, MS Access
IDE: Together,  Jbuilder, Dream Weaver, Eclipse, Visual Age, Visual Café, J++, Java Workshop, MS C++, VB 6.0
App Servers: JES Portal Server, JES Identity Server, WebLogic, ATG Dynamo application server
Packages: EJB, J2EE, Struts, LDAP, JNDI,RMI,CORBA, JDBC,  MS SQL Server   7 DTS,  Microsoft Access, InfoAdvantage Report Designer, Install Shield,  Mathematica, Matlab,  Micosoft Office, Front Page,        FrameMaker, Interleaf

EXPERIENCE

2014 – Todate University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT AND PROFESSOR, COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Currently managing department of computer science
  • Director Game Center
  • Graduate Courses: Advance Software Engineering, Advance Topics in Software Engineering
  • Undergraduate Courses: Software Engineering, Application Development, Introduction to Computing
  • Currently a project “Design and Development of and RF Coverage Optimization System using Spatio-Temporal Mobile user densities and automatic network” is in progress, funded by the National ICT R & D Fund Pakistan.
  • Another Project “Intelligent Career Portal” is in the final stages of approval by the National ICT R & D Fund Pakistan.

Advised a LUMS MS student on a project to automatically optimize cell coverage according to a particular user
2005-2014 – National University of Emerging Sciences and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COMPUTER ENGINEERING

  • Supervised 10 MS Thesis in Electrical Engineering
  • Courses: High Performance Computing Methods (MS), Network Management in Telecom Systems (MS), Computer Organization and Architecture (3 semesters), Signal and Systems, Advance Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Logic Design, Software Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Simulation.
  • Research: Application of Markov Chain, Neural Networks, Kalman Filter and Support Vector Machine for fault and alarm prediction in the PTCL Network, Development of a tool set for the Telecom Industry in Pakistan and High Performance Computational Environment.
  • Successfully complete a project “Intelligent Fault and Performance Management in Telecommunication Networks”, funded by the National ICT R & D Fund Pakistan

2003-2005 – Telus Mobility, Scarborough, ON. Canada (2nd largest Mobile phone company in Canada)
SENIOR SYSTEM ANALYST

  • Lead multi-million dollar software development projects that solved mobile company and customer problems.
  • Architected, Designed and developed various intelligent solutions in JAVA to manage day to day working of the company business. That included development of a data mart and data cube for OLTP.
  • Designed and developed a Data mining solution on corporate accounts to automatically generate billing reports from the data warehouse. This solution involved data extract, transformation and load, and development of a data cube.

2001-2003 – Town of Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, ON. (Provide IT Solutions to Client)
SYSTEM ARCHITECT / ANALYST

  • Responsible for Analysis, Architecture, Design, Development and Implementation of enterprise-applications. That includes Research and Requirement Analysis, Manage Stakeholders relationships through communication, presentation and discussions, Development of conceptual, logical and physical models, Define standards for the application development processes, Extensive use of Use Case Analysis, Functional Specifications, Design Specifications, and Object Model Architecture and Design. Design and implementation of re-usable application components. Act as project lead through the implementation phase and monitor quality and adherence to pre-defined standards and processes. Use prototypes for proof of concept and validation of the Design. Communicate with user groups and share best practices.

2000-2001 – Onsidekick.com, Toronto, ON. (Brings mass customization of products to B2B)
CHIEF TECHNICAL ARCHITECT

  • Responsible for making technical decisions in software and web development. That included setting web page design, business object interface and back end database schema. Helped and mentored junior Java developers. Helped in setting code implementation guide lines and walked the management team through the design process using well organized power point presentations.

1999-2000 – Customer Analytics Incorporated, Burlington, MA. (Developed Enterprise Relationship Management software for the Banking industry)
SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

  • Major contributor in architecture and development of Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM) software for the banking industry. The ERM software is consisted of three major modules: data pump engine, Analysis and predictive reporting, and marketing campaign designing. The data pump engine was responsible for inputting data from various data formats and loading them into a star schema on the Microsoft SQL server 7 database. A combination of JSP pages, servelets and business layer were responsible for the reporting engine. A heuristic decision based tree with interconnecting modules was responsible for making a marketing campaign.

1996-1998 – Interleaf Incorporated, Waltham, MA. (Provided Documents and content management using XML)
SOFTWARE ENGINEER

  • Worked at different projects, from development of dynamic pop-up menus for Interleaf 7 (latest publishing software) to conversion of Liaison C API to Java classes, and in depth code debugging to solve major to minor software glitches. Started with Java and learned Java on my own in record time.
  • Worked on various UNIX platforms and relational databases on these platforms.
  • Acted as a bridge between development team and field consultants. Helped the field consultants with scenario building so that they can suggest and implement solutions at customer sites. The technologies used were Java, RMI, Oracle and RPC.

1995-1996 – Full Time Ph. D student and a Contract Position at Boston Technology, Wakfield, MA.

  • Worked with C++ modules on Unix workstations.
  • Architected, implemented and designed complex algorithms in C objects using OO methodology.

1994-1995 – CSPI (Scanalytic), Inc., Billerica MA. (Makes medical imaging software)
SOFTWARE ENGINEER

  • Transitioned from C to C++ and implemented Image Restoration software package to Visual C++ on Windows NT/95. Helped in enhancing the performance by 50 % to meet customer requirements.
  • Improved software performance by optimizing Fortran 77 and C++ code.
  • Found solutions for slow performance of software.
  • Was responsible for testing and maintaining software package.

1992-1995 – Boston University, Boston, MA.
LECTURER summer 94

  • Taught a course on Intel 8086 assembly language.
  • Supervised Lab containing UNIX workstations.

GRADUATE TEACHING FELLOW 1992-1995

  • Helped professors with lecture preparation and laboratory.
  • Conducted discussion sessions on Electronic I and Electronic II courses.
  • Supervised High Performance Computing Lab (contained SGI UNIX workstations).

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Computer Engineering, December 1999, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Dissertation Topic: An Efficient Three Dimensional Demagnetizing Field Calculations Method
  • MS in Computer Engineering, September 89, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, August 86, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Kazmi A and Shafiq B, “Application of Neural Networks for fault prediction in PTCL network” [Ready: Targeted for IEEE transaction on Networking, Oct 2017]
  • Kazmi A, “3 Dimensional Demagnetizing field calculations using Wavelet Transform” (In-progress: Targeted for Journal of Applied Physics Nov 2017)
  • Kazmi A and Giles R, “3 Dimensional Adaptive Fast Multipole Expansion method for Demagnetizing field calculations” (In-progress: Targeted for Journal of Applied Physics Dec 2017)
  • Kazmi A. “An Object Oriented Framework for the Implementation of the Fast Multipole Expansion Method”, 11th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2011, Graz, Austria, June 15–17, 2011
  • Kazmi A. “Application of Markov Chain to Predict Faults from Real Time Alarm Data”, IADIS Telecommunications, Networks and Systems 2010 (Freiburg, Germany, 26 to 28 July 2010)
  • Redjdal M, Gross P, Kazmi A and Humphrey F., “Switching Dependence on fabrication Accuracy of Tapered Ends of a Single GMR Memory Cell in Word (J. Appl. Phys. 85, 6193 (1999)) [impact factor 2.49]
  • Kazmi A and Giles R, “An Efficient Demagnetizing Field Calculation Scheme” (J. Appl. Phys. 79, 4685 (1996)) [impact factor 2.49]
  • Kazmi, A. and Humphrey, F., “Optimization of Code Used for Three Dimensional Micromagnetic Simulations”, Technical Report submitted to Department of Defense. September 1996. (Work supported by a grant from department of defense)
  • azmi, A., “An Automatic Micro-Code Synthesizer”, technical report submitted to Prof. Brayant York, Department of Computer Science, Boston University, Boston, Mass. 1991.

Proposals

  1. Proposal “Adaptive Learning Modules for Grade 1 to 8”, submitted to DFID (UKAid) under Ilm Idea2.
  2. Project Proposal “Intelligent Career Portal” is in the final stages of approval by the National ICT R & D Fund Pakistan.

Projects

  1. In progress project “Design and Development of and RF Coverage Optimization System using SpatioTemporal Mobile user densities and automatic network” is in progress, funded by the National ICT R & D Fund Pakistan.
  2. Completed project “Intelligent Fault and Performance Management in Telecommunication Networks”, funded by the National ICT R & D Fund Pakistan

Research Papers

  • Kazmi A and Shafiq B, “Application of Neural Networks for fault prediction in PTCL network” [Ready: Targeted for IEEE transaction on Networking, Oct 2017]
  • Kazmi A, “3 Dimensional Demagnetizing field calculations using Wavelet Transform” (In-progress: Targeted for Journal of Applied Physics Nov 2017)
  • Kazmi A and Giles R, “3 Dimensional Adaptive Fast Multipole Expansion method for Demagnetizing field calculations” (In-progress: Targeted for Journal of Applied Physics Dec 2017)
  • Kazmi A. “An Object Oriented Framework for the Implementation of the Fast Multipole Expansion Method”, 11th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2011, Graz, Austria, June 15–17, 2011
  • Kazmi A. “Application of Markov Chain to Predict Faults from Real Time Alarm Data”, IADIS Telecommunications, Networks and Systems 2010 (Freiburg, Germany, 26 to 28 July 2010)
  • Redjdal M, Gross P, Kazmi A and Humphrey F., “Switching Dependence on fabrication Accuracy of Tapered Ends of a Single GMR Memory Cell in Word (J. Appl. Phys. 85, 6193 (1999)) [impact factor 2.49]
  • Kazmi A and Giles R, “An Efficient Demagnetizing Field Calculation Scheme” (J. Appl. Phys. 79, 4685 (1996)) [impact factor 2.49]
  • Kazmi, A. and Humphrey, F., “Optimization of Code Used for Three Dimensional Micromagnetic Simulations”, Technical Report submitted to Department of Defense. September 1996. (Work supported by a grant from department of defense)
  • Kazmi, A., “An Automatic Micro-Code Synthesizer”, technical report submitted to Prof. Brayant York, Department of Computer Science, Boston University, Boston, Mass. 1991.

+92-42-35880007 Ext: 467
ahmad.kazmi@ucp.edu.pk
Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab