Dr. Syed Muhammad Ahsan

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ahsan
Chairperson/Associate Professor, Computer Science
Director Quality Enhancement Cell

Area of Interest: Bioinformatics, Security Informatics, Distant Learning, Ontologies, Semantic Web
Tel # (Off): +92-42-37499165

Dr. Syed Muhammad Ahsan’s areas of Interest are Bioinformatics, Security Informatics, Distant Learning, Ontologies, Semantic Web.
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9545-9903


  • Member IEEE
  • Reviewer, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • Member, Pakistan Engineering Council

Research Projects:


Public Data Sharing Platform for Chemical Biology and Related Informatics Components

Funding Agency: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard / ICT R& D


A Prototype for Remote Infrastructures Surveillance

Funding Agency: Lockheed Martin /KACST


Virtual Look alike 3D Avatar

Funding Agency: King Abdullah City of Science and Technology (KACST)


Book Chapters:


Syed Ahsan et .al, “Web Services for Bioinformatics” IGI Global (Information Science Reference, USA Cases on ICT Utilization, Practice and Solutions: Tools for Managing Day-to-Day Issues. January 2011. Page # 28-46. ISBN 978-1-60960-017-4


Syed Ahsan et.al, “Quality Metrics for Evaluating Data Provenance”. Designing Software-Intensive Systems: Methods and Principles. IGI Global (Information Science Reference, USA, April 2008. 455:473


Journal Papers:


Syed Ali Raza, Muhammad Azam, HM Shahzad Asif, Syed M Ahsan, Asma Kanwal “Learning Based Integrated Metacognitive Architecture for Conscious Agents (LIMA)” International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 2016 vol (11), 507-515 IF:0.702 (HEC)


Asma Kanwal, Muhammad Usman Ghani Khan, Kashif Ali Khan, Muhammad Shehzad Asif, Syed Muhammad Ahsan, Syed Ali Raza “Real time hand gesture recognition using PC camera” International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, 2016 14(11) 622-625 IF:0.702 (HEC)


Ali Hassan, Saleh Alshomrani, Abdulrahman Altalhi, Syed Ahsan “Improved routing metrics for energy constrained interconnected devices in low-power and lossy networks” Journal of communications and networks, 2016 18(3) 327-332 IF:1.733 (HEC)


MH Rahman, Y Saleem, SM Ahsan “Improved Selective Harmonic Elimination Using Nri Method For Single Phase And Single Level Inverters” Pakistan Journal of Science 2015, 67(2) (HEC)


Ahsan.S “An Axiomatic Evaluation of Software Complexity Metrics for Prototype based   Object Oriented Systems”. Life Science Journal 2014;11(3s) ;196-201. IF:0.165 (HEC)


Syed Ali Raza, Muhammad Rehan, Amjad Farooq, SM Ahsan, M Saleem Khan “An Essential Framework For Concept Based Evolutionary Quranic Search Engine (CEQSE)” Science International, 2014 26 (1), 181-184 (HEC)


Ali Hassan, Syed Ahsan, Saleh Alshomrani, Adel Alshamrani: “Packet Travel Time based Mechanism for Detection and Mitigation against Wormhole Attack in AODV for MANETs”; Life Sci J 2014; 11(10s):636-641; ISSN: 1097-8135 IF: 0.165(HEC)


Abdullah Bawakid, Mourad Oussalah, Naveed Afzal, Seong-O Shim, Syed Ahsan “Disambiguating Words Senses with the Aid of Wikipedia” Life Science Journal, 2013 10 (2) 1414-1426. IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Abdullah Bawakid, Syed Ahsan “A Study on Cognitive Distraction for Drivers” Life Science Journal, 2013 10(10s) 323-326 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Ahsan S.et. al.(2013) , “Increasing Virtual Education Effectiveness by Quantifying Student Learning Trajectories “.Life Science Journal 2013;10(10s): 262-264. IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Syed Ahsan .et. al.(2013). “Semantic Data Mining for Security Informatics: Opportunities and Challenges”; Life Sci J 2013; 10(12s):417-422; ISSN: 1097-8135 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Khadim Hussain, Syed Muhammad Ahsan, “ICT for Chemical Engineering: A Holistic Approach”: JPIChE Vol 40 (1) 2012: 7-9-(HEC)


Amjad F., Junaid A,  Ahsan S. “Design and Development of Semantic Web Information System (WIS) for Virtual University of Pakistan”. Life Science Journal, 2012;3(1). pp 45-50 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


M Junaid Arshad, M Aslam, Amjad Farooq, Syed Ahsan, M Shahbaz, M Zeeshan “Biological Pathway based Design and Implementation of GUI Based Network Management System to Manage Live Network Nodes” Life Science Journal 2012, Vol 9(1) 51-56 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


M Aslam, M Ali, Syed Ahsan, M Junaid Arshad, Amjad Farooq, M Shahbaz “Cross-Platform Service for Nomadic Devices in Biodiversity Research” Life Science Journal 2012 9(1) 603-609. IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Muhammad Afzal, Syed Ahsan, Tauqir Ahmad, M Faisal Hayat, Shahzad H Asif, Khadim Asif, Talab Hussain “Rotation and Size Tolerant Feature Set for Static Off-line Signature Identification Technique” Life Science Journal-Acta Zhengzhou University Overseas Edition, 2012, 9(3) 2147-2151 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Shaheen M, Shahbaz M, Ahsan S. “Integrated data mining framework for natural resource exploration.”  Life Science Journal, 2012;9(1). pp 314-316. IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Ahsan S.et. al.,( 2012) “Object Oriented Metrics for Prototype based Languages”,  Life Science Journal 2012;9(4) :pp 63-66 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Junaid A, Aslam M., Ahsan S. “Multi-Agent System to Suggest Daily Commodities on Social Networking Websites”. Life Science Journal, 2012;6(2). pp 57-60 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Farrukh Zeeshan Khan, Faisal Hayat, Muhammad Afzal, Syed Ahsan “Analysis of an edge-core joint node in OBS networks” Life Science Journal, 2012 Vol 9 67-73 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Tauqir Ahmad, Muhammad Afzal, Faisal Hayat, HM Shehzad Asif, Syed Ahsan, Yasir Saleem “Need for software design methodology for remote sensing applications” Life Sci Journal 2012 Vol 9(3) 2152-2156 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


M Junaid Arshad, Amjad Farooq, S Ahsan, M Shahbaz, M Aslam, Tanvir Ahmad “A Path Towards IP-V6 Transition Strategies for Scientific Research: An Overview” Life Science Journal, 2012, Vol 9(1) 599-602 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


Ahsan S., Asif K. “Ontology Based Intelligent Work Flow for Technical Product Development in Chemical Engineering”. JPIChE   Vol 39, No 1 (2011): 47-50 (HEC)


Shahbaz M., Shaheen M., Ahsan S. “CAD and Spatial Data Mining Framework for Petro-Chemical Pipeline Industry”. JPIChE Vol 39, No 1 (2011): 55-60 (HEC)


Khadim Hussain, Syed Muhammad Ahsan, “Evolution of programming into an engineering discipline: Lessons from Chemical Engineering”, JPIChE Vol 39, No 1 (2011):  35-38 (HEC)


Khadim H Asif, Syed Muhammad Ahsan, M Junaid Arshad “Ontology Evolution Methodology for Change Management” International Journal of Science and Telecommunications 2011, Vol 2 (6) pp 5-7 (HEC)


Ahsan S. et.al. “Scaling Technique for Web Based Management Systems in Bioinformatics”.  Life Science Journal, 2011; 7(3) pp 1-4. (HEC)


Shahbaz M., Shaheen M. Ahsan.S. “Data Mining Methodology in Perspective of Manufacturing Databases”. Life Science Journal, 2011;9(3) pp 13-22 (HEC)


Ahsan S. “STYX: A CML based chem-Informatics facility”, Journal of American Science, 2011;7(8): pp 1-3 (HEC)


Muhammad Shahbaz, Syed Ahsan, Muhammad Shaheen, Rao Muhammad Adeel Nawab, Syed Athar Masood “Automatic generation of extended er diagram using natural language processing” Journal of American Science, 2011, Vol 7 (8) pp 1-10 (HEC)


Ahsan S.  ” Creation of Next Generation of Open Source Science Databases ”, Life Science Journal, 2011;7(6): pp 952-955 IF: 0.165 (HEC)


KH Asif, SM Ahsan, M Aslam “Improving quality of experimentation procedure through electronic note book (ELN): a qualitative study” Journal of Quality and Technology Management, 2011 Vol 7(II) 83-90 (HEC)


HK Asif, Syed Muhammad Ahsan “A critical analysis of the existing ontology evolution approaches” Journal of American Science, 2011 Vol 7(7) pp 584-588 (HEC)


Amjad Farooq, Syed Ahsan, Abad Shah “Web-ontology design quality metrics” Journal of American Science, 2010 Vol 6 (11) 52-58 (HEC)


Abad Shah, Syed Ahsan and Amjad.  “A New Dynamic Weight Assignment Schema for Index Terms Based on Statistical Approach”, Journal of Computing, Volume 2, Issue 7, July 2010, (HEC)


M-Farooq A., Ahsan S. “An Efficient Technique for Similarity Identification between Ontologies”, Journal of Computing, Volume 2, Issue 6, June 2010,  Page 147-154 (HEC)


Amjad Farooq, Syed Ahsan, Abad Shah “Engineering Semantic Web Applications by Using Object-Oriented Paradigm” Journal of Computing, Volume 2, Issue 6, June 2010, Page 147-154 (HEC)


M-Shah A, Amjad F, Ahsan S. “An Indexing Technique for Web Ontologies”, Journal of Computing, Volume 2, Issue 7, July 2010, (HEC)


Asif K., Ahsan S. “TQM Philosophy and its adaption by Pakistan Software Development Sector”, Journal of Quality and Technology Management (JQTM) Volume VII; Issue II (HEC)


Ahsan S.  “A Prototype based Approach to Meta Modeling using SELF”. Journal of American Science, 2010; 6(10): pp 52-59 (HEC)


Ahsan  S. et al.( 2010), “A Bernoulli Approximation for the Reverse Translation of Protien to DNA/ m RNA”, 2010;6(10) Journal of American Science (ISI):pp 60-64 (HEC)


Syed Ahsan, Abad Shah “A Framework for Agile Methodologies for Development of Bioinformatics.” The Journal of American Science, 2008 Vol 4, 15-21 (HEC)


Syed Ahsan, “IT enabled counter terrorism infrastructure: issues and challenges” Int. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2007 Vol.1, No.1, pp.117 – 124 IF:0.56 (HEC)


S. Ahsan “A framework for QoS computation in web service and technology selection” Computer Standards & Interfaces. Elsevier. Volume 28, Issue 6, September 2006, Pages 714–720 IF: 2.809 (HEC)


Conference Papers:


Ishtiaq Rasool Khan, Ali Hassan, Syed Ahsan, Saleh Alshomrani, Gulraiz Iqbal “Remote surveillance with reduced transmission overhead”, IEEE 2017 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Sensors Technologies (ICFST), 14-16 April 2017, Shenzhen, China


Syed Ahsan et.al . “Saudi Arabia Border Security Informatics: Challenges of a Harsh Environment”. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering Vol:2, No:2, 2015


Muhammad Awais Azam, Usman Tahir, SM Ahsan, Muhammad Adnan Naseem, Imran Rashid, Muhammad Adeel “Overhead analysis of security implementation using IPSec” IEEE 2009 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies 15-16 Aug. 2009, Karachi, Pakistan


Syed Ahsan and Abad Shah, “Data mining, semantic web and advanced information technologies for fighting terrorism” IEEE- International symposium on Biometrics & security technologies, ISBAST ’08, 23–24 April, 2008, Islamabad


Syed Ahsan, and Abad Shah. “Quality Metrics for Semantic Web in Bioinformatics”. Proceedings of The 2007 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE, 07). Las Vegas, USA


Syed Ahsan, and Abad Shah.“Biological Databanks: Distribution, Heterogeneity, Diversity and Provenance”. Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Distributed Data and Structures. Santa Clara, California, January 4-5, 2006


Abad A Shah, Khadim H Asif, Syed Ahsan “Infrastructural Needs and Capacity Building in Bioinformatics for Sustainable Development in Developing Countries”. IKE Las Vegas, USA, 2006 231-237


Syed Ahsan, Abad Shah “Data, information, knowledge, wisdom: A doubly linked chain” The proceedings of the 2006 international conference on information knowledge engineering Las Vegas, USA, 2006 270-278


PhD (Computer Science)

University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan


MS (Computer Science)
University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan


BSc Engineering

University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan



Chairperson/Associate Professor

Qarshi University, Lahore


Associate Professor (Tenured)

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah KSA


Associate Professor

University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan


Assistant Professor

University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan



University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan


Operations Coordinator

Geonix-US AID


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