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Dr. Zaidi's Profile

Principal and Dean NUST IT Wing (NUST-SEECS) – Dr. Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi, is an illustrious researcher and practitioner in IT education, with credentials as a scholar of remarkable vision and commitment He acquired his PhD from University Of South Florida, USA. During his distinguished academic research career spanning well over two decades, he has published over 100 research papers in prestigious international Journals/conferences. He is the recipient of several coveted honours and awards which notably include: NCR National IT Excellence Award for Research and Development and Gold Medal for the year 2000 – 2001; NCR National Excellence Award for IT Education in the year 2003. In September 2006, Charlotte Research Institute (CRI), USA conferred on him the status of “Duke Energy Distinguished Research Visiting Scholar. Dr Zaidi has the distinction of pioneering and co-chairing US-Pakistan International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), a regular annual event since Dec 2004. Very recently, he has won two President Gold medals for being proclaimed the BEST Researcher of the Year and the Best Teacher in Information Technology. Currently, Dr Zaidi is leading, from NUST-SEECS, Pakistan, a major collaborative research project with five famed international research groups. The partnership includes icons like Center for Optoelectronics & Optical communications, UNCC, USA; Stanford, Photonics Network Research Lab, Caltech Ultra-light research group; CMR Tennessee Tech University and Carolinas Micro-optics Triangle, USA. The project is focused on building a test-bed optical infrastructure for Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) Nodes. On 14th August 2008 he has won President’s Pride of Performance Award for his meritorious services in the field of Information Technology at the National/International Level.

Dr. Zaidi has been given following honours and awards:-

  • Awarded "President's Pride of Performance Award" for the year 2008.
  • Awarded NUST Best Faculty and Best Researcher Awards for the year 2007 at NUST 5th PG Convocation.
  • Status of "Duke Energy Distinguished Research Visiting Scholar" by Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) USA 2006.
  • 11th Pakistan Education Forum's National Award for meritorious services in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology 2005.
  • NCR Excellence Awards on IT Educationalist 2003
  • NCR Excellence Awards on IT Research and development 2000-2001
  • Chief of Air Staff commendation certificate.
  • Member working group on IT Human Resource Development, National IT Policy 2000.
  • Member Specialist Committee on IT Curriculum Development formulated by the Minister of Science and Technology—2000.
  • Co-Opted Member of Sub-Committee on “Telecom Infrastructure development for IT” (Committee on national IT Policy formulation)-- 1998
  • Letter of Appreciation from Commandant CAE, NUST for delivering 3 outstanding seminars on “Laser Fundamentals and its Military Applications, Thermal Imaging Systems (FLIRS) and Infra-Red Satellite Reconnaissance” -- 1994
  • Graduate Teaching fellowship (Univ of S.Florida USA) 1991 - 1993
  • Graduate Research Fellowship (Univ of S.Florida USA) 1988 - 1991
  • Ministry of Science and Technology Scholarship for MS/PhD studies 1998 - 1991
  • Board of Intermediate Scholarship for outstanding performance in Intermediate exams for Pre-Engineering group. -- 1980

Laboratories Established

Dr. Zaidi played a key role in establishing the following labs at NUST-SEECS:

  • Photonics Networks Research Lab
  • Analog and Digital Communication Lab
  • View Detailed CV (Last updated 8th August, 2010)