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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Dr. Rashid Ahmad
Associate Professor
Department of Computer & Software Engineering

CE&ME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Peshawar Road Rawalpindi
Tel : +92-51-9278056-4032

Specialization
Database design & tuning, Software Process Improvement (SPI), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and Outsourcing

Education
MEngSc (Computer Science) UNSW, Australia PhD (Software Engineering), BUAA, China

​Dr. Rashid Ahmed is Associate Professor in college of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology. He has 25+ international publications. He has been awarded Tamgh-e-Imtiaz (Military). He is a member of several board of studies of various universities, reviewer committees of various journals and also member of prestigious associations like APESMA (The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia). He has participated in many prestigious international conferences around the globe and has also participated as guest speaker at various seminars.

​Database design & tuning, Software Process Improvement (SPI), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and Outsourcing

​Journal:

1.    Rashid Ahmad, Zhang Li, Farooque Azam “Web OPEN-Integrated: Proposed Framework for Web Development”, ISSN: 0302-9743, pp 533– 538, volume 3579 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS),  Springer-Verlag Berlin, July 2005

2.    Farooque Azam, Zhang Li, Rashid Ahmad “Higher-level Information Aspects of Web Systems: Addressing the Problem of Disconnection”, ISSN: 0302-9743, pages 472–477, volume 3579 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springe-Verlag Berlin, July 2005.

3.    Niazi M., Hickman C., Ahmad, R and Ali-Babar M. “Model for Requirements Change Management: Implementation of CMMI Level 2 Specific Practice” ISSN: 0302-9743, pp 143-157, Volume 5089/2008, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer-Verlag Berlin, Jun 2008

4.    Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Khan Niazi, Rashid Ahmad “Factors influencing clients in the selection of offshore software outsourcing vendors: an exploratory study using a systematic literature review”, Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), 2010

5.    Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Khan Niazi, Rashid Ahmad “Barriers in the selection of offshore software development outsourcing vendors: an exploratory study using a systematic literature review”, Journal of information and Software Technology (IST), 2010

6.    Saeeda Bibi, F. Azam, S. Amjad, W. Haider Butt, H. Gull, R. Ahmad, Y. Chaudhry  “An Efficient SJRR CPU Scheduling Algorithm” International Journal of computer Science and Information Security, ISSN:1947-5500, Volume:8, Issue:2, pages/rec.No:222-230, year:2010

7.    Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Khan Niazi, Rashid Ahmad, “Critical Success Factors for Offshore Software Development Outsourcing Vendors: An Empirical Study” ISSN: 0302-9743, pp 146-160, Volume 6156/2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2010

8.    Altaf Hussain, Rashid Ahmad “Assessment Instrument for Software Process Improvement (AISPI) - A Case Tool” Vol 4, Issue No 1, pp 46-54, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Sciences and Engineering (IJETSE), 2011

9.    Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Khan Niazi, Rashid Ahmad, “Empirical investigation of success factors for offshore software development outsourcing vendors” IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology) Software Journal, -- , p.1–15, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2012.

Conference:

1.     Rashid Ahmad, Farooque Azam, Zhang Li “Securing Website: A Software Engineering Approach” The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) International Conference on NETWORKS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (NCS 2005) Krabi, Thailand.

2.    Rashid Ahmad, Zhang Li, Farooque Azam “Supporting Web Development In Web Open-Integrated: Additional Tasks” The 11th Joint International Computer Conference (JICC2005), November 10-12, 2005, in Chongqing, China

3.    Farooque Azam, Zhang Li, Rashid Ahmad “Introducing Uml Profile For Modelling Information Architecture Of Web Applications” The 11th Joint International Computer Conference (JICC2005), November 10-12, 2005, in Chongqing, China

4.    Rashid Ahmad, Farooque Azam, Zhang Li “Web Engineering: A New Emerging Discipline”, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET 2005), September 17-18, 2005, Islamabad, Pakistan

5.    Farooque Azam, Zhang Li, Rashid Ahmad, “Linking Business Models and Technical Architecture of Web Applications Using UML Profile” IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET’2005), IEEE Catalog Number 05EX 1106C, ISBN 0-7803-9247-7, September 17-18, 2005, Islamabad, Pakistan.

6.    Farooque Azam, Zhang Li, Rashid Ahmad, “Using UML Profile for Connecting Information Architecture and Detailed Information Design”, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET’2005), IEEE Catalog Number, 05EX 1106C, ISBN 0-7803-9247-7, September 17-18, 2005, Islamabad, Pakistan.

7.    Rashid Ahmad, Farooque Azam, Zhang Li “Routing with anycasting in Ad hoc networks”, The Second IEEE and IFIP International Conference on wireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN 2005), Dubai, UAE.

8.    Rashid Ahmad, Zhang Li, Farooque Azam “Towards Generic User Interface for Web Based Systems Serving Similar Functions”, Proc SERA2006 USA, ISBN 0-7695-2656-X, IEEE Computer Society, Aug 2006

9.    Rashid Ahmad, Zhang Li, Farooque Azam “Measuring 'Navigational Burden'”, Proc SERA2006 USA, ISBN 0-7695-2656-X, IEEE Computer Society, Aug 2006.

10.    Farooque Azam, Zhang Li, Rashid Ahmad, “Introducing VIP Business Modeling Framework for Innovative, Information-rich and Process-aware E-commerce Web Applications”, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET’2006), IEEE Catalog Number, 06EX 1474C, ISBN 1-4244-0503-3, November 13-14, 2006, Peshawar, Pakistan 

11.    Farooque Azam, Zhang Li, Rashid Ahmad, “Integrating VIP Business Modeling Framework To UML-based Web Engineering Approach”, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET’2006), IEEE Catalog Number, 06EX 1474C, ISBN 1-4244-0503-3, November 13-14, 2006, Peshawar, Pakistan

12.    Rashid Ahmad, Zhang Li, Farooque Azam “Improving Usability of Web Systems with Similar Business Objectives”, International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'2007), July 9 -11, 2007, Boston, USA.

13.    Farooque Azam, Zhang Li, Rashid Ahmad, “Integrating Value-based Requirement Engineering Models to WebML using VIP Business Modeling Framework”, 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW’2007), May 8-12, 2007, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

14.    Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Khan Niazi, Rashid Ahmad (Pakistan), “A Readiness Model for Software Development Outsourcing Vendors” In Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE international Conference on Global Software Engineering (August 17 - 20, 2008). ICGSE. IEEE Computer Society, Banglore, India 2008

15.    Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Khan Niazi, Rashid Ahmad, “A systematic literature review protocol for a software outsourcing vendors readiness model (SOVRM)” International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies, ICICT 2008, 27th Agust 2008, Bannu, Pakistan.

16.    Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Khan Niazi, Rashid Ahmad, “Critical Success Factors for Offshore Software Development Outsourcing Vendors: A Systematic Literature Review”, In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE international Conference on Global Software Engineering (July 13 - 16, 2009). Ireland, ICGSE. IEEE Computer Society, 2009

17.    Siffatullah Khan, Mahmood Khan Niazi, Rashid Ahmad, “Critical Barriers for Offshore Software Development Outsourcing Vendors: A Systematic Literature Review”, 16th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC2009) to be held from 1-3 Dec 2009 in Malaysia.

 

​Designation ​From ​To ​University / Institute
​Associate Professor ​2016 ​Date ​Department of Computer Engineering, NUST College of EME
​Assistant Professor ​2007 ​2011 ​Deptt of Computer Engineering, NUST College of EME
​Instructor ​2001 ​2003 ​Deptt of Computer Science, PMA, NUST
​Tutoring & Lab Supervision ​1999 ​2000 ​Deptt of Computer Engineering, UNSW, Australia
 

Courses Taught:

​Course Code Course Title
​CSE-880    ​Advanced Database Systems
​CSE-862 ​Software Requirement Engineering
​CSE-863 ​Software Quality Engineering
​EE-421 ​Computer Networks
​EC-820 ​Advance Computer Architecture
​Oracle – PL/SQL
 

​Dr Rashid Ahmad remained posted at Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) from Sep 2011 to Feb 2016 where he was appointed as CITO (Chief IT Officer). He was responsible to manage/monitor all types of IT related projects. He got opportunity to initiate and work on a huge practical project “HITPAS” i.e. HIT Process Automation System.