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Military College of Signals  (MCS)
Dr. Malik Muhammad Zaki Murtaza Khan
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Software Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Signals, Humayun Road, Rawalpindi.
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HPC, Parallel Computing, Artificial Intelligence, GPGPU

PhD (Computer Science), University of Southern California, USA

Dr. Zaki completed his PhD (Computer Science) and Masters in Science (Computer Science) from University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2012. ​He completed his Postdoc (High-Performance Computing) from Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet – NTNU- Trondheim, Norway in 2018.​


  • NUST Split-PhD scholarship (2004)
  • GRA, University of Southern California/ ISI, Los Angeles. (2005-2012)
  • ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship @ NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. (2013)​
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    Research Interests.

  • ​Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • GPUs for AI
  • Cloud Technology
  • Code optimisation strategies for accelerators
  • Compiler Technology
  • Wireless Sensor Networks​
  • Stann, Fred; Heidemann, John; Shroff, Rajesh; Murtaza, Muhammad Zaki; ",RBP: robust broadcast propagation in wireless networks, Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Embedded networked sensor systems,,,85-98,2006,ACM

  • "Stann, Fred; Heidemann, John; Shroff, Rajesh; Murtaza, Muhammad Zaki; "RBP: Reliable broadcast propagation in wireless networks, "USC/Information Sciences Institute, Technical Report ISI-TR-2005-608,˜johnh/PAPERS/Stann05b. Pdf",,,,2005,

  • "Murtaza, Muhammad Zaki; Heidemann, John; Stann, Fred; ",Studying the spatial correlation of loss patterns among communicating wireless sensor nodes, "USC/Information Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Tech. rep. ISI-TR-2007-626",,,,2007

  • "Hall, Mary; Chame, Jacqueline; Chen, Chun; Shin, Jaewook; Rudy, Gabe; Khan, Malik; ",Loop transformation recipes for code generation and auto-tuning, Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing,,,50-64,2010,Springer

  • "Rudy, Gabe; Khan, Malik; Hall, Mary; Chen, Chun; Chame, Jacqueline; ",A programming language interface to describe transformations and code generation, Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing,,,136-150,2011,Springer

  • "Khan, Malik; Basu, Protonu; Rudy, Gabe; Hall, Mary; Chen, Chun; Chame, Jacqueline; ",A script-based auto tuning compiler system to generate high-performance CUDA code, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO),9,4,31,2013,ACM

  • "Khan, Malik Muhammad Zaki Murtaza; ","Auto tuning, code generation and optimizing compiler technology for GPUs (PhD Thesis)",,,,,2012,University of Southern California

  • "Basu, Protonu; Hall, Mary; Khan, Malik; Maindola, Suchit; Muralidharan, Saurav; Ramalingam, Shreyas; Rivera, Axel; Shantharam, Manu; Venkat, Anand; ",Towards making auto tuning mainstream, The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications,27,4,379-393,2013,"Sage Publications Sage UK: London, England

  • M. Khan, C. Chen, M. Hall, J. Chame; ",CUDA-CHiLL: Using Compiler-Based  Auto tuning to Generate High-Performance GPU Libraries, Conference Super Computing (SC) 2010,2010,

  • "Elster, Anne C; Tzovaras, Dimitrios; Petcu, Dana; Morrison, John P; ",CLOUDLIGHTNING: A Framework for a Self-organising and Self-managing Heterogeneous Cloud,2016,

  • "Khan, Malik M; Elster, Anne C; ",Benchmarking the Numascale Shared Memory Cluster System with MPI,ExaMPI-2015  in Super Computing Conference (SC) 2015

  • "Khan, Malik M; Elster, Anne C; ",Characterizing numascale clusters with GPUs: MPI-based and GPU interconnect benchmarks, “High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS), 2016 International Conference on",840-847,2016,IEEE

  • "Makaratzis, Antonios T; Khan, Malik M; Giannoutakis, Konstantinos M; Elster, Anne C; Tzovaras, Dimitrios; ",GPU power modeling of HPC applications for the simulation of heterogeneous clouds, International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics,91-101,2017,"Springer, Cham

  • Khan, Malik; Becker, Tobias; Kuppuudaiyar, Permural; Elster, Anne C; ",Container-Based Virtualization for Heterogeneous HPC Clouds: Insights from the EU H2020 Cloud Lightning Project, “Cloud Engineering (IC2E), 2018 IEEE International Conference on",392-397,2018,IEEE
  •  June 2012- To date: Assistant Professor, Military College of Signals (MCS), National University of Science and Technology.
    • Teaching Web Engineering, Software Quality Engineering are Software Construction to undergraduate level.​
    April 2018 – September 2018: Senior Consultant, EVRY Norge AS, Trondheim/ Oslo, Norway
    • Dr. Khan worked as a senior consultant at EVRY Norge AS, and focused on tasks that would help form the strategy of the company in the area of conversational banking, using modern ML/DL-based solutions. 

    November 2006 – January 2007: Software Consultant, Orgoo Inc., Los Angeles 
    • Dr. Khan as a software consultant in Orgoo Inc., a startup web company working with innovative ideas, revolutionizing the way people use Internet.

    September2002-December 2002: Software Engineer Internee, Elixir Technologies, Islamabad
    • Dr. Khan worked​ as an internee at Elixir Technologies, Islamabad for four months. His main responsibility was to develop the communication modules between the client and server modules of a working prototype of a Telemedicine application to be deployed in Pakistan medical system.