Category: Presentations and Seminars

Research Seminar by Mr. Tahir Maqsood (PhD Scholar)

You are welcome to attend the PhD Research Seminar of Mr. Tahir Maqsood – PhD scholar in CS Department who has completed his course + research work. The details of the seminar are as follows:

PhD Scholar (Presenter) Mr. Tahir Maqsood
Supervisor Dr. Sajjad A. Madani
Venue Z-Block Conference Room
Language Lab
Time 11:00 – 13:00
Date 25th May, 2016


Title: Energy Efficient Task and Data Scheduling for Large-Scale Computing Systems

With the advancement in integration technologies and nanotechnology, hundreds of processing cores can be integrated onto a single chip referred to as Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC). In contrast to traditional single core processors, MPSoCs can provide increased computational capabilities at a low cost with much improved energy efficiency. The current trend clearly indicates the dominance of multicore processor systems in the forthcoming personal and household devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. Moreover, researchers anticipate that the majority of future large-scale high performance computing systems will be based on MPSoC architecture. Similarly, multicore architectures are also being adopted for safety critical systems, such as avionics, automotive controls, and health monitoring systems. Multiple processing cores executing a set of communicating tasks often need to share large amount of data with each other. In this regard, Network-on-Chip (NoC) has emerged as a viable solution to provide efficient and scalable communication architecture for next generation MPSoCs. However, the performance and energy efficiency of MPSoCs largely depend upon the optimal task scheduling, data allocation, and core mapping. Minimizing energy consumption and network load is a major challenge for NoC based multicore processor systems. Efficient task and core mapping can greatly reduce energy consumption and communication overhead among the interacting tasks. Therefore, we have developed algorithms to jointly address the problem of optimizing energy efficiency and communication overhead for NoC based multicore processor systems.

Presenter Biography:
Mr. Tahir Maqsood received his B.S. in Computer Science from PIMSAT, Karachi, Pakistan, in 2001, Master in Computer Science from KASBIT, Karachi, Pakistan, in 2004, and M.S. in Computer Networks from Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, in 2007. He is enrolled as a PhD candidate at Computer Science Department, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan. His research interests include task scheduling, application mapping, energy efficient systems, and network performance evaluation.

[Vision ICT] Graduate Students Poster Competition

Graduate Poster Competition will be arranged for graduate students to display their research. Graduate students have to display pre-designed posters showing their research work. Rules of the Graduate Poster Competition are as follows:

  1. This compitition will be on individual basis as well as group basis (in case of group research).
  2. Poster size should be 3*2 Feet to be printed later on panaflex
  3. The last date for submission is Thursday 5th till 5:00 PM. Send by email to to Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed Khan ( or Mr. Waqar Khurshid (
  4. On Friday, a panel of Judges will decide the finalists who will be presenting in the Vision ICT 2016.
  5. Panaflex printing will be sponsored by the Department for the finalists.

2 day Workshop on Machine Learning

Machine learning is a field of science in which computers are taught to learn from data and make decisions. Machine learning has wide applications in artificial intelligence tasks. In particular, deep learning, a recently emerged area of Machine Learning has proved to be a state-of-the-art on various tasks in Artificial Intelligence. Deep learning has been used with great success on tasks as face recognition, object detection, photo captioning, automatic speech recognition, machine translation, recommender systems in                     e-commerce, and predictive analysis etc.

A two-day hands-on workshop on “Machine Learning – Introduction and Applications” will be held on 03-04 May, 2016 at the Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Abbottabad. For registeration and details, visit the workshop webpage

The Aim of this workshop is to provide basic and advanced level knowledge on Machine Learning. It will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning domain. The workshop will also include a hands-on session in which participants will be able to implement their own model for supervised classification task. To encourage active participation and gain maximum value from the lecture materials, participants will get a chance to win prizes during lectures/hands-on session.

Higher Education Opertunities in Germany

German Ambassador to Pakistan is visiting CIIT, Abbottabad on 28th April, 2016 (Thursday). He will brief the audience about the scholarship opportunities in higher education (MS and PhD) and research opportunities in the German universities.

MS and PhD students who are interested to attend the presentation by German Ambassador should register by filling the form at the following link: (Register before April 26)

Program Details:

  • Date: 28th April, 2016
  • Audience to be seated : 11:45 am
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Venue: New Auditorium

Your attendance will be mandatory after registeration.