Our Team

Dr. Syed Khurram Shahzad

Assistant Professor

Dr. Syed Khuram Shahzad is working as assistant professor at Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, The University of Lahore. He has been teaching data and knowledge technologies courses. He has done his PhD informatics (Knowledge Technologies) from Graz University of Technology Austria in 2012.

His research interests include knowledge-base systems, ontology engineering, semantic technologies and data sciences.


Dr. Nadeem Ahmad

Assistant Professor (HOD)

Dr. Nadeem Ahmad Ch is supervising the PCT research group. He earned his dual degree PhD in HCI from Politecnico di Torino, Italy and University of Potsdam, Germany in April 2014.

Nadeem is working in areas of human machine interfaces for low literacy users. He is investigating the perceptual, cognitive and literacy factors involved in accessing information and communication technologies. His research work is on different perspectives of human-computer interaction, social computing, user scenarios, UX specs, task flows, storyboards, prototypes, localization, accessibility and visual design.


Dr. Tabbasum Naz

Associate Professor

Dr. Tabbasum Naz is currently working as Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Lahore (UoL), Lahore, Pakistan.

Before joining the UoL, Dr. Naz was working as a Senior Research Officer at School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex. At University of Essex, she has worked on a project " Innovative tools to enable exploration of complex and specialised data sets". Aim of the project was to investigate how semantic web technologies can be used for patent search. As a part of University of Essex, she worked in the health care domain with project partner Lingauamatics, an award winning software house in Cambridge.

From 2014-2015, she has worked as a post-doctorate researcher on different projects given below at Governance Risk and Compliance Technology Centre, University College Cork, Ireland.

  • Regulatory Compliance Interpretation Methodology (RIM)
  • Regulatory Compliance Information System (RIS)
  • Regulatory Compliance Knowledge Management Systems (RKMS)

As a part of GRCTC, she was providing semantic technology-based solutions for GRC in the financial industry. The research projects were focused on the central theme of regulatory compliance. She was also providing services in the domain of Knowledge Engineering, Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Rules and operational risk ontology modeling for the development of regulatory compliance information system.

From 2010-2014, she worked as Assistant professor at Department of Computer Science, COMSATS, Lahore, Pakistan.

From 2009 to 2010, she joined Cork Constraint Computation Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland for one-year post-doctorate on GeoDI-Geological & Geophysical Data Integration project. During post-doctorate her research was about Ontology based ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) for marine geoscientific data.

Dr. Naz joined Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria for PhD in 2005. She completed her PhD in 2009 and her PhD dissertation is in the area of Configurable Meta-search in the Human Resource Domain. She has also worked as visiting researcher at London Knowledge Lab, University of London, London, United Kingdom in 2008.

Her research interests include

  • Data Extraction and Integration
  • ETL (Extract Transform and Load) Tools
  • Web Data Extraction and Integration
  • Semantic Web
  • Schema/Data Matching and Integration
  • Search Engines and Meta-search Engines
  • Ontology based Information Extraction
  • Wrapper Generation
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Software Engineering