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Dr. Arif Raza (on Long Leave)
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Software Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi
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Human Computer Interaction

PhD(University of Western Ontario),Canada

Dr. Arif Raza received his M.Sc. (1994) in Computing Science from University of London (U.K.), and PhD (2011) in Software Engineering from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). During his professional career, he has been actively involved in teaching and research as well as conducting and supervision of different software development projects. Dr. Raza has authored and co-authored several research articles in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings in the area of software engineering. His current research interests include usability issues in open source software (OSS), human computer interaction, human factors and empirical studies in software engineering.​​​​​

Research Interests

  • Usability issues in open source software
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors in Software Engineering
  • Empirical Analysis in Software Engineering​
  • ​Aqeel Haider, and Arif  Raza, A., 2013. Keyword And Form Based Semantic Search Tools And Their Usability, 8th International Conference on Digital Information Management, Islamabad, Pakistan, Accepted.
  • Muthaira N. Tahir, Sehrish Khan and Arif Raza, 2013, Challenges in Requirements Engineering for Mobile Applications for Disabled – Autism, 4th International Conference on Future Information Technology (ICFIT 2013), Melaka, Malaysia, Accepted.
  • Anam Ashraf and Arif Raza,  2013, Heuristic Evaluation of Social Websites: For Blind People, 3rd International Conference on Computer Design and Engineering (ICCDE 2013), Brunei Darussalam, Accepted.
  • Sara  Imtiaz and Arif Raza, 2013 “User Centered Design Patterns and Related Issues – A Review,” International Journal of HumanComputer Interaction (IJHCI), 4(1), 19-24.
  • Sara Imtiaz and Arif Raza, 2013.  “A Novel User Centered Design Pattern for Open Source Software,” Jokull journal, Accepted, In Pressfor 63(6), (Impact Factor = 1.604). 
  • Raza, A. and Capretz, L.F. 2012. Do open source software developers listen to their users?, First Monday (University of Illinois at Chicago), 17(3).
  • Raza, A. Capretz, L.F. and Ahmed, F. 2012. Usability Bugs in Open Source Software and Online Forums, IET-Software, Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K., IET Softw. -- June 2012 -- Volume 6, Issue 3, p.226–230.
  • Raza, A., ul-Mustafa, Z., and Capretz, L.F. 2012. “Do Personality Profiles Differ In Software Industry and Academia – A Study,” International Journal of Software Engineering
  • Raza, A., Capretz, L.F. and Ahmed, F. 2010. Improvement of Open Source Software Usability: An Empirical Evaluation from Developers Perspective, Advances in Software Engineering, vol. 2010
  • Raza, A., Capretz, L.F. and Ahmed, F. 2012. An open source usability maturity model (OS-UMM), Computers in Human Behavior , 28(4), 1109-1121
  • Raza, A. ul-Mustafa, Z., and Capretz, L.F. 2011. Personality Dimensions and Temperaments of Engineering Professors and Students – A Survey, Journal of Computing, 3(11), 13-20
  • Varona, D., Capretz, L.F., Pinero, Y. and Raza, A. 2012. Evolution of Software Engineers’ Personality Profile, ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes (SEN), 37(1), 1-5
  • Raza, A., Capretz, L.F. and Ahmed, F. 2012. Users' perception of open source usability: An empirical study, Engineering with Computers, 28(2), 109-121
  • Raza, A. and Capretz, L.F. 2010. Contributors’ preference in open source software usability: An empirical study, International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications (IJSEA), 1(2), 45 – 64.
  • Raza, A. and Capretz, L.F. 2011. An empirical study of open source software usability - The industrial perspective, International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP), 3(1), 1-16
  • Raza, A. and Capretz, L.F. 2009.Usability as a dominant quality attribute, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Software Engineering Research Practice, SERP 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas Nevada, USA, 571-575
  • Raza, A., Capretz, L.F. and ul-Mustafa, Z. 2012. Personality Profiles of Software Engineers and Their Software Quality Preferences, International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC)​
  • Software Requirements Engineering
  • Programming in C++
  • Object Oriented Programming Paradigm
  • Database Management System
  • Operating Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Usability Engineering