Sarfraz Raza

Sarfraz Raza

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Education

PHD(CS)- Continued (on leave)
Aarhus University, Denmark
MS (CS) – 2008-2010
Major: Theoretical Computer Science
School of Science and Engineering
Lahore University of Management and Sciences Pakistan
BS (CS) – 2001-2005
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore Pakistan

Experience

Professional Experience:

  • Teaching at University of Central Punjab as Assistant Professor since July 2016.
  • Taught at Namal-College Pakistan as Lecturer since Jan-2012 to June 2016.
  • Taught for two semester at Kinnaird College, Lahore as visiting faculty (Year 2015).
  • Taught for one semester at UCP (taught algorithm in Fall 2012).
  • Worked as researcher at MADALGO, Aarhus University Denmark, April 2013 to January 2015.
  • Taught at NUCES-Lahore, Pakistan as Lecturer since July 2010 to December 2011.
  • Worked with Dr. Nabil Mustafa during my MS (CS) – Lahore University of Management Sciences Pakistan from Aug 2008 to December 2010.
  • Worked as Research Associate with Dr. Umar Saif in NEWTLAB- Lahore University of Management Sciences from Nov 2006 to Jan 2008.
  • Worked as Software Engineer at CambridgeDocs from May 2006 to Nov 2006.

Teaching Experience:
I have taught many courses as a faculty member at NUCES-Lahore, Namal College, Mianwali, and Aarhus University Denmark. Some courses are mentioned here.

  • Data Structure and Algorithms (https://sites.google.com/a/namal.edu.pk/dsa-namal2k15)
  • TA with Data Structures and Algorithms (with Gerth Brodal)
  • Summer Workshop on Theoretical Computer Science 2012(at FC-College with Dr. Sarmad).
  • Introduction to Programming Spring 2012
  • Discrete Mathematics in spring 2011 and fall 2011 at NUCES-Lahore

Projects

Programming Projects:

  • An Ifone Application of Sand Painting
  • MinDOM(A mini HTML-parser)
  • MinXSLT (its retrieving and updating language)
  • ZIPPER(File  Compression) using Huffman coding
  • A Mini Search Engine
  • Mini-Notepad and Mini-Excel(vectors, Linkedlists, strings)
  • TextEditor(mini-vim)
  • Chess (2-player and 1-Level Thinking Machine[computer vs Human])
  • Shogi (Japanese version of Chess)
  • Ludo (2,4 or 6 players also computer vs Human)
  • Multiplayer Snake Game over LAN(with socket programming)
  • Electronic Voting
  • Game of Life and Turtle Graphics
  • NAND2Tettris (In Progress)
  • Using MIT-Scratch I guided my students and they made amazing projects:
  • Need For Speed
  • Fighting game
  • Bubble trouble
  • different Mazes
  • Super-Mario
  • Tic Tac Toe(with computer)
  • Minesweeper

Undergraduate Projects:

  • Probabilistic Chart Parser (for natural Language, with Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) for English), and Probabilistic Part of Speech Tagger (Based on the word-net huge tagged Lexicon).
  • Compiler (Lexical Analyzer, both Bottom Up and Top down parser, Semantic Analyzer and Code-Generator for Pascal Language)
  • Zipper (File-Compressor using Huffman codes)
  • Student Courses registration System(using 2-3 and 2-3-4 Trees)
  • Online Test System for students(Databases Project)
  • Electronic Voting (Based on Cryptographic protocols)

Skills

Programming Languages:
C/C++, JAVA, C#, Assembly Language, Ruby, Python, SQL, MATLAB, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby on Rails

sarfrazraza@ucp.edu.pk
+92-42-35880007 Ext: 352
Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab