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Dr. Muhammad Afzal

Associate Professor, HOD, Department of Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Currently, an Associate Professor of Qarshi University, Dr. Muhammad Afzal has 36+ years of academic and industrial experience. Although Dr. Muhammad Afzal received his degrees of Bachelor of Engineering, Masters in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, he also completed 3 semesters of MS Computer Science in Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on the merit scholarship of Ministry of Science & Technology, Pakistan, 1988-1989.  As Associate Professor, Dr. Afzal served in the Computer Science Department of the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore from 1999 up till 2020. During his tenure with UET Dr. Afzal has been teaching a number of subjects including modular, programming, object-oriented programming, data structures & algorithms, artificial intelligence, expert systems, visual programming, cognitive sciences, algorithm analysis & design, parallel & distributed computation, and operating systems both at bachelor and postgraduate levels. Final year project (FYP) teams of Computer Science Department, UET, supervised by him have won valuable prizes at national and domestic levels.

His research areas of interest include Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Management, Machine Learning, Ontology, Intelligent Agents, Deep Learning, Data Flow Architecture, and Distributed Systems, Bioinformatics.

Dr. Muhammad Afzal had three Ph.D. students under his supervision. Before he retired from UET, he produced one Ph.D. through two impact factor journal papers in ISI Thomson Reuter. He has been convener of departmental disciplinary committee, curriculum development committee, and member of other departmental committees to adapt ABET and Washington Accord in the academics of the departmental pursuits in educational processes following outcome-based education (OBE) even for acquiring accreditation from NCEAC.


  • BSc Engineering, 1985 from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
  • MSc Computer Science, 1998 from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
  • D. Computer Science, 2012 from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore



Job Title/ Organization

JAN 2015 – Visiting & Regular

 Associate Professor, Chairperson, Department of  Computer Sciences, Qarshi University, Lahore


MAY 2022-JUN 2020

Visiting Professor in the Gambia University, Banjul, Gambia

JAN 1999 – SEP 2020

Lecturer to Associate Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, UET, Lahore

JAN 1999—SEP 2020


Visiting Teacher BNU, Pak-Aims, NCBA&E, Informatics, Imperial College

JUL 1985 – SEP 1998

Industrial Experience, Research, Development & Control, Trouble shooting, Equipment Design and Development, Process Design & Development, Material & Energy Balance. Sales Systems, Billing
 Systems, Mathematical Graph Tools etc.




  1. Submitted Paper Titled: “Ontology Modelling for Semantics and Knowledge Management of Extreme Programming Practice”, Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Afzal Qarshi Univesity.
  2. Adnan Muhammad, Sher Afghan, Afzal Muhammad, Qarshi University, “Intelligent Mobile User Profiling for Maximum Performance”, Journal of Applied Computer Systems, Volume 28, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 148-155.   IF= 1.000 (ISI)
  3. Muhammad Adnan and Muhammad Afzal, Khadim H. Asif, “Ontology-oriented Software Effort Estimation System for E-commerce Applications based on Extreme Programming and Scrum Methodologies”, The Computer Journal, Volume 62, Issue 11, November 2019, Pages 1605–1624 IF= 1.762 (ISI)
  4. Muhammad Adnan and Muhammad Afzal, “Ontology Based Multiagent Effort Estimation System for Scrum Agile Method”, IEEE Access, 5(1), pp. 25993-26005, 2017. DOI:1109/ACCESS.2017.2771257 Impact Factor : 3.557 (ISI)
  5. Afzal, T. Ahmad, M.F. Hayat, K.H. Asif, H.M. Shahzad, “Comparison of Sub-Model Curtailing Techniques to Accelerate Vector Quantization based Speaker Identification”, JQTM, XI(I),pp.97-106, 2015 (HEC-X category)
  6. Ahmed, Y. Saleem, H. A. Habib, S. M. Afzal and S. K. Khurshid, “A Novel Image Encryption Scheme Based on Orthogonal Vectors”, The Nucleus, 52(2), pp.71-78, 2015 (HEC-X category)
  7. Ahmed and M. Afzal, “A Cognitive Model for Emotion Based Man-Machine Social Interaction”, Pakistan Journal of Science, 67(2), pp.217-221, 2015 (HEC-Y category)
  8. Afzal, T. Ahmad, M. F. Hayat, H.M. S. Asif and K. H. Asif, “Combining Features At Vector Level for Higher Speed And Accuracy Of Speaker Identification”, Pakistan Journal of Science, 67(1),pp.59-63, 2015 (HEC-Y category)
  9. Muhammad Faisal Hayat, Tomasz Holenski, Muhammad Afzal, “Performance Study Of OBS Combined Node Via Mixed Loss Delay Queueing System”, Mehran Univ. Research journal of Engg & Tech, 33(1),pp.27-58, 2014. (HEC-X category)
  10. Afzal, T. Ahmad, M. F. Hayat, H.M. S. Asif And K. H. Asif, “Efficient Vq-Based Speaker Identification Through Elimination Of Anomalous Vectors During Mfcc Feature Extraction”, 66(1), pp.36-38,  Pakistan Journal of Science, 2014. (HEC-Y category)
  11. Saleem , A. Ahmad, O. B. Naeem, M. F. Hayat, S. M. Afzaal, M. Amjad* And M. Saleem, “WINDOWS INTERFACE FOR DISABLED PERSON”,  Pakistan Journal of Science, 66(1), pp.29-35, 2014. (HEC-Y category)
  12. Saleem, S. Hussain, M. F. Hayat, M. Afzal, H. M. S. Asif, J. H. Butt*, M. Saleem, “Cost Effective Charge Controller For Wind Based Power Generation”, Pakistan Journal of Science, 66(2), pp.102-105, 2014 (HEC-Y category)
  13. Ahmad, M. F. Hayat, M. Afzal And H.M.S. Asif, “Design Quality Metrics For Remote Sensing Applications”, Pakistan Journal of Science, 66(2), pp.106-109, 2014 (HEC-Y category)
  14. Muhammad Mansoor, Faisal Hayat, Muhammad Ali, M. Afzal, Shahzad Asif, Nida Jafri, “To Innovate Wireless Security Protocols’ Improvement: Inventive Principles, Guidelines And Potential Recommendations”, JFET, 21(1), pp.69-75, 2014 (HEC-Y category)
  15. Muhammad Usman Ghani Khan, Hafiz Muhammad Shahzad Asif, Khadim H Asif, Tauqir Ahmad, Muhammad Afzal, “Visual Speaker Identification Using Lip and Body Movements”, JFET, 21(1), pp.22-30, 2014 (HEC-Y category)
  16. Junaid Arshad, Arjumand Iqbal, Amjad Farooq, M. Usman Ghani Khan, M. Afzal, Amna Wajid, Abdul Nasir, “A Study Of Internet Threats, Avoidance And Biometric Security Techniques – Comparison Of Biometric Techniques”, JFET, 21(2), pp.135-146, 2014 (HEC-Y category)
  17. Ahmad, M.F. Hayat, M. Afzal, H.M.S. Asif and K.H. Asif, “A Framework For Developing Remote Sensing Applications”, Pakistan Journal of Science, 66(3), pp.204-208, 2014 (HEC-Y category)
  18. F. Hayat, H.M. Shahzad, M. Afzal, T. Ahmad, K.H. Asif, M. Mansoor, “Tele-Traffic Analysis Of All-Optical Packet/ Burst Switched Nodes”, JQTM, X(I), pp.105-121. 2014 (HEC-X category)
  19. Syed Ahsan, Faisal Hayat, Muhammad Afzal, Tauqir Ahmad, Khadim H. Asif, H.M. Shahzad Asif, Yasir Saleem, ”Object Oriented Metrics for Prototype based Languages”, Life Sci J, 9(4), pp.63-66, 2012. IF: 0.165(HEC)
  20. Farrukh Zeeshan Khan, Faisal Hayat, Muhammad Afzal, Syed Ahsan, ”Analysis of an Edge-Core Joint Node on OBS Networks”, Life Sci J, 9(4), pp.67-73, 2012. IF: 0.165(HEC)
  21. Muhammad Faisal Hayat, Tauqir Ahmad, Muhammad Afzal, Khadim Asif, H. M. Shahzad Asif, Yasir Saleem, “Modelling Scheduling System with Exhaustive Priority Service”,Life Sci J, 9(4), pp.74-80, 2012. IF: 0.165(HEC)
  22. Tauqir Ahmad, Muhammad Afzal, Faisal Hayat, H.M. Shehzad Asif, Syed Ahsan, Yasir Saleem ”Need for Software Design Methodology for Remote Sensing Applications”,Life Sci J, 9(3), pp.2152-2156, 2012. IF: 0.165(HEC)
  23. 1Muhammad Afzal, 1Syed Ahsan,1Tauqir Ahmad, 1 Faisal Hayat,  1Shahzad H. Asif, 1Khadim  Asif, , 2Talab Hussain, “Rotation and Size Tolerant Feature Set for Static Off-line Signature Identification Technique”, Life Sci J, 9(3), pp.2147-2151, 2012. IF: 0.165(HEC)
  24. Muhammad Afzal, Mohammad A. MaudAnd Ali Hammad Akbar, “Toggling And Circular Partial Distortion Elimination Algorithms To Speedup Speaker Identification Based On Vector Quantization”, PJEAS, 11(2), pp.1-13, 2012. (HEC-X category)
  25. Muhammad Afzal 26. 1 27. , Shaiq A. Haq 28. Muhammad Afzal 29. 1 30. , Shaiq A. Haq 31. Muhammad Afzal 32. 1 33. , Shaiq A. Haq 25. Muhammad Afzal, Shaiq A. Haq, “Accelerating Vector Quantization Based Speaker
    Identification”, Journal of American Science, 6(11), pp-1046-1050, 2010. (ISI Master List)


International Proceedings

  1. Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Afzal, and Muhammad Aslam, “Minimizing Big Data Problems using Cloud Computing Based on Hadoop Architecture”,11th IEEE International Conference HONET-PfE., Charlotte, North Carolina, USA,  pp.99-103, (2014)
  2. Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Afzal, “A Novel Approach to Super Quality Software Development using Workflows”, Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), IEEE Annual, Yew York, USA,  2016, DOI: 1109/UEMCON.2016.7777855


Achievements / Certificates

  • Member Pakistan Engineering Council.
  • Member Pakistan Engineering Congress
  • License Plate Reader (LPR), Won 3rdBest Software Prize in ITEC4, Software Competition, 2004.   
  • Forensic Expert System (FOX), Won overall best software prize in ITEC6, Software Competition, 2006
  • Handwritten English Character Recognition System (System IntelliFlow, ICR,OCR), 3rdBest Software Prize in NESCON,07 held in FAST University, Islamabad.
  • Audio and Video Human Character Synthesis System (VEELOX), 1stprize in Best Business Idea Competition KalSoft, PinnaKal, Karachi, held on 9th November, 2008.
  • Audio and Video Human Character Synthesis System (VEELOX), 1stposition in Software Competition category in TECHELITE 2008 held at NED University of Engineering and Technology on 3rd May 2008
  • Audio and Video Human Character Synthesis System (VEELOX), 1stposition in Project Competition category in VISIO SPARK 2008 held at COMSATS Wah Cantt on 7th April 2008
  • Audio and Video Human Character Synthesis System (VEELOX), 3rdposition in Utilities and Entertainment category in COMPPEC 2008 held at EME College Islamabad on 26th April 2008
  • Audio and Video Human Character Synthesis System (VEELOX), 3rdposition in Software Project Category in NASCON 2008 held at FAST-NU Islamabad on 5th April 2008.
  • Islamic Semantic Web Search Engine, 1stposition in ITEC’18, Final Year Project Competition held in Computer Science & Engineering Department, UET, Lahore on May 11,   
  • Organized 3 ITEC events in UET CS department
  • Guest of Honour in ITEC 2023 this year
  • Teaching and supervising PhD, MS, BS level research & course work in OBE based education system
  • Supervised 2 PhD students; 1 completed PhD in 3.5 Years
  • Supervised 30+ MS research theses
  • Supervised more than 50+ BS final year projects
  • Convener Curriculum Committee and Disciplinary Committee of the Department
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