Dr. Muhammad Tanvir Afzal

Designation

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Phone : 051-111878787 Ext: 121
Address : Kahuta Road, Sihal, Zone V, Islamabad Expressway, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Profile Summary
Dr. Muhammad Tanvir Afzal received the PhD degree with high distinction in Computer Science from the Graz University of Technology, Austria. He has been associated with academia and industry at various levels for the last 12 years, and currently he is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad. Dr. Afzal was awarded Gold Medal in his M.Sc in Computer Science from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He is serving as editor-in-chief for reputed impact factor journal known as: Journal of Universal Computer Science. Dr. Afzal authored more than 60 research papers in the field of Digital Libraries, Semantic Web, and Social Web including two books. He played pivotal role in making collaborations between MAJU-JUCS, MAJU-IICM, and TUG-UNIMAS. He served as PhD symposium chair, session chair, finance chair, committee member, and editor of several IEEE, ACM, and IARIA international conferences and journals. Dr. Afzal conducted more than 100 curricular, co-curricular, and extra- curricular activities in the last 5 years including seminars, workshops, national competitions (ExcITeCup) and invited international and national speakers from Google, Oracle, IICM, IFIS etc. He is director of an active research group such as: Centre for Distributed and Semantic Computing. Under his supervision, more than 20 post grad students have defended their research theses successfully and a number of PhD and MS students are pursuing their research with him.
Qualification
PhD Information Systems Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media Graz University of Technology, Austria 2010
MSc Computer Science Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad 2004
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad Since - 2015
Associate Professor Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad 2014 - 2015
Assistant Professor Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad 2010 - 2014
Research Associate COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad 2005 - 2005
Lecturer Suffah College, Sargodha 2001 - 2002
Industrial EXPERIENCE
Software Developer Jin Technologies, Islamabad 2004 - 2004
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
Member Board of Studies, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad Since - 2015
Co-Director Centre for Distributed and Semantic Computing, Capital University of Science and Technology Since - 2015
Project Leader Innovative features for Journal of Universal Computer Science Since - 2007
Editor-in-Chief Journal of Universal Computer Science Since - 2012
Member Board of Studies, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad 2011 - 2015
Patron JSPARK, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University 2010 - 2015
Co-Director Centre for Distributed and Semantic Computing, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University 2010 - 2015
Assistant Manager National Development Complex 2005 - 2007
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Honorary Professor
IICM, TUG, Graz, Austria
Supervisor
HEC Approved supervisor in Computer Science
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Universal Computer Science
Honors & Awards
1. 
Letter of appreciation from Prof. Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer for representing Graz University of Technology in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak for establishing collaborations between the mentioned universities.
2. 
High Distinction in PhD Computer Science from IICM, TUG, Graz, Autsria
3. 
Letter of appreciation from Prof. Herman Maurer for incorporating topic L and topic M as an extended ACM classification for Journal of Universal Computer Science.
4. 
Letter of appreciation from Prof. Herman Maurer for implementing innovative features for Journal of Universal Computer Science.
5. 
Fully funded scholarship for PhD studies from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
6. 
Gold Medal, M.Sc. Computer Science from Quaid-Azam University, Islamabad
Research Areas / Interests
Digital Libraries; Web/Text Mining; Semantic Web; Information Visualization
Research SUPERVISion
1. 
PhD Research Paper Recommendation Using Bibliographic Coupling Proximity Analysis
2. 
PhD Research Paper Recommendation by exploiting Co-citation Occurrences in Structure of Scientific Papers
3. 
PhD Malware Behavioural Analysis
4. 
PhD Recommending Similar Articles Using Section Based Content Similarity
5. 
PhD RECOMMENDING RELEVANT PAPERS USING IN-TEXT CITATION FREQUENCIES AND PATTERNS
6. 
MS Extending Concept Aggregation Framework for Organization Search in CAFSIAL
7. 
MS Modeling and Simulation of System for identifying and Recommending Medical Academians and Researchers
8. 
MS Network Monitoring and Network Attacks Dectection using Visualization Technique
9. 
MS Identification of Sentiments from Twitter Using Language Structure (Senti-Lang)
10. 
MS Identifying Relationship Between Researchers Using Their Homepages
11. 
MS Exploiting the Role of Co-author Network for Ranking Scientists-A case Study of J. UCS
12. 
MS Analysis of Knowledge Diffusion Through Social Bookmarking (Tags)
13. 
MS Section-Wise Co-citation Analysis
14. 
MS Extending Bibliographic Coupling with Section Wise In-text Citation Frequencies
15. 
MS Classification of LOD Properties using Word Sense Knowledge from WordNet
16. 
MS Investigating Combinations of Metadata with In-text Citation Frequency to Recommend Research Papers
17. 
MS Research Paper Recommendation by Combining In-text Citation Frequencies and Papers' Content
18. 
MS Evaluation of Researcher's Ranking-Indexes in Mathematics
19. 
MS Evaluation of H-Index and It's Variants for Computer Scientists
20. 
MS Evaluation of Authors' Ranking Paramters
21. 
MS Finding Relevant Papers using Knowledge from Social Bookmarking
22. 
MS Comparative Study of Word Similarity Approaches for Grouping CAFSIAL Properties
23. 
MS Section based Content Similarity to Find Relevant papers
24. 
MS Web Page Classification using Structural Layout
25. 
MS Predicting Bollywood Movies Success using IIFA & ZeeCine Awards
26. 
MS Evalutating Qualtative Parameters to Rank Researchers
27. 
MS HMM based Feature Selection from API Calls for Malware Classification
Publications
    Journal Papers
  • A. Hussain, S. Sattar, M. T. Afzal, "Literature Review on Feature Identification in Sentiment Analysis", International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol: 132, No: 3, Pages: 22-27, 2015
    Conference Papers
  • R. Ahmad, M. T. Afzal, "Research Paper Recommendation by exploiting co-citation occurrences in Generic Sections of Scientific Papers", PhD Symposium at 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, 2015
  • N. Sharif, M. T. Afzal, "Recommendation Approaches for e-Learners– A survey", The 7th International Conference on Management of computational and collective IntElligence in Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'15), 2015
  • M. Imran, M. T. Afzal, M. A. Qadir, "Using Hidden Markov Model for Dynamic Malware Analysis: First Impressions", 12th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'15), 2015
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