Category: Presentations and Seminars

First Internal Thesis Presentation Fall 2016

All of you who are interested in presenting final thesis in this semester (FA16) are required to register themselves for first internal presentation till 24/11/2016. It must be noted that internal presentations are mandatory to go for final defense. Dates for presentation will be communicated soon. You can register yourself by sending an email to till the due date. The email should contain the following information.

Registration ID:
Thesis Title:
Supervisor name:


Synopsis Presentations for Fall 2016 are going to be held from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11 2016. The venue of presentations will be CS discussion room and/or PG Lab. The student will be called randomly for presentations, therefore, it is neccessary that you are present at that time. The Timings of the presentations are following.

Tuesday, Nov.                8 15:00 – 17:00
Wednesday Nov. 9        15:00 – 17:00
Thursday Nov. 10         11:30 – 14:00
Friday Nov. 11               11:30 on wards excluding prayer timings.

Please submit all required documents by Nov. 4 as mentioned in the previous email. Moreover, IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ONLY ONE STUDENT FROM ONE BATCH CAN REGISTER WITH ANY SUPERVISOR (ONE SUPERVISOR SHOULD NOT HAVE MORE THAN ONE STUDENT OF SAME BATCH). Therefore, if multiple students of same batch are registered with same supervisor , they should change supervisors.

[PhD Students only] Graduate Student Progress Profile (GraSPP)

All PhD students of the department are advised to login to their CUonline consoles and submit their portion of the Graduate Student Progress Profile (GraSPP) proforma. This is the same proforma you had been submitting in hard-copy after every semester. You should be able to edit->save->submit your part of the proforma after which your supervisor will fill his/her part along with comments.

  • Fill in your proforma carefully after close consultation with your supervisory committee.
  • We will arrange your presentations in the next week wherein you will present your work and progress during Spring 2016. Your GraSPP proforma should reflect everything that you have done (research activities, publications, courses, etc.). You will be required to present even if you are in your first year (e.g. courses taken, supervisor selection, PhD plan, etc.). As this is the first time submission through CUonline, you may also include activities submitted in the previous semesters (copy paste from your GraSSP soft copies of previous semesters).

Important Deadlines:

  • GraSSP must be submitted (online) by the student -> supervisor by August 5, 2016
  • PhD Student Presentations will be held during 8-11 August, 2016
  • Department Advisory Committee (DAC) will forward its Comments on the progress of each PhD student to Chairman, Campus Graduate Program on 12 August, 2016

Result of Synopsis Presentations held during Spring 2016

Synopsis presentations were held during April 26-30 by the Department Advisory Committee (DAC). The result of each evaluation is listed in the result report which can be downloaded from here -> Result – Synopsis Presentations SP 2016 (including those who cleared their Fee). Students are advised to carefully see the comments and do the following:

  • Provide missing items (hardcopy, Turnitin submission, presentation) as listed in the comments
  • RESUBMIT: Collect your previously submitted report.
    • Correct mistakes, update report/presentation as stated and RESUBMIT.
    • Provide a rebuttal document which shows what changes you have made to address each suggested correction
  • ADVISE: Where it is written ADVISE, you are not required to do changes in the synopsis. But you MUST be able to answer these questions when you come for Final Presentation.
  • REPRESENT: Prepare for Representation if advised
  • NOT PROCESSED: Submit your outstanding dues for further processing. People on PMFRS are also required to submit all dues as their scholarship is under REIMBURSEMENT SCHEME i.e. you pay your fee as a normal student and PMSRS will give (reimburse) you check later on.
  • Submit Revisions by 10th June, 2016

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.