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Military College of Signals  (MCS)
Dr. Fahim Arif
Department of Computer Software Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Humayun Road, Rawalpindi
Tel : +92 51 9272102

Software Engineering, Remote Sensing, Image Processing

PhD (NUST) Pakistan

After completion of Bachelors of Engineering in Telecommunication from UET Lahore in 1995, Dr. Fahim Arif did his Masters and PhD in Computer Software Engineering from National University Sciences and Technology, Islamabad in 2009. He worked as international research scholar in System and Computer Engineering Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is professional engineer of PEC and Senior Member of IEEE. He is principal investigator (PI) for various projects funded by NUST and National ICT R&D Fund.
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has nominated him as their official PhD supervisor in 2010. He worked for a project to design and develop a national level telemedicine system. He has published more than 70 research papers in international journals and conferences. His contribution to international research in recent few years is excellent. He has presented/ published numerous research papers in different international conferences including USA, Canada and Dubai.
In addition to his research publications, he is doing as reviewer for various international conferences and Journal of King Saud University – Computer Science and Information Sciences. His biography has been published by South Asian Publication Who's Who in the World 2008 Edition and awarded with Star Laureate 2008 in recognition to his contributions to knowledge and research.
He was Conference Chair of National Level Conferences like National Software Engineering Conference 2010 and National Conference on Information Assurance 2014.
He remained Chief Instructor of Engineering Faculty at MCS/ NUST (2012 to 2015) and Director Cyber Security (Oct 2015 to Sep 2018). Currently, he is employed as Director R&D Wing at MCS (NUST).

My research interests are in Remote Sensing Software Engineering / Software Quality Engineering Aspect Oriented Software programming & development andDigital Image Processing. 

Current Research Projects 

  • ​Generic Competencies in Software Engineering in Pakistan
  • Transportation of the saved overlays to Mobile Phone Devices 
  • Completed Projects

  • ​Designing of digital interactive mapper with updatable plans.
  • Simulation of Automatic selection of frequencies for Conginitive Radios​
  • Book Chapters

  • Muhammad Babar, Fahim Arif, Muhammad Irfan: Internet of Things–Based Smart City Environments Using Big Data Analytics: A Survey. Recent Trends and Advances in Wireless and IoT-enabled Networks, 01/2019: pages 129-138; , ISBN: 978-3-319-99965-4, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-99966-1_12

  • Rabail Tahir, Fahim Arif: Technology in Primary Schools: Teachers’ Perspective Towards the Use of Mobile Technology in Children Education. Emerging Trends and Advanced Technologies for Computational Intelligence, 06/2016: pages 103-129; , ISBN: 978-3-319-33351-9, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-33353-3_6

  • Hina Saeeda, Fahim Arif, Nasir Mehmood, Minhas Pir Mehr, Ali Shah: Usability Software Engineering Testing Experimentation for Android-Based Web Applications: Usability Engineering Testing for Online Learning Management System. Modern Software Engineering Methodologies for Mobile and Cloud Environments., 03/2016: chapter 10: pages 176 - 194; , DOI:10.4018/978-1-4666-9916-8.ch010
  • Journal Publications

  • Muhammad Babar, Fahim Arif, Mian Ahmad Jan, Zhiyuan Tan, Fazlullah Khan: Urban data management system: Towards Big Data analytics for Internet of Things based smart urban environment using customized Hadoop. Future Generation Computer Systems 02/2019; 96., DOI:10.1016/j.future.2019.02.035

  • Sabeen Javaid, Hammad Afzal, Muhammad Babar, Fahim Arif, Zhiyuan Tan, Mian Ahmad Jan: ARCA-IoT: An Attack-Resilient Cloud-Assisted IoT System. IEEE Access 02/2019; PP(99):1-1., DOI:10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2897095

  • Muhammad Babar, Fazlullah Khan, Waseem Iqbal, Abid Yahya, Fahim Arif, Zhiyuan Tan, Joseph M. Chuma: A Secured Data Management Scheme for Smart Societies in Industrial Internet of Things Environment. IEEE Access 07/2018; 6:1-1., DOI:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2861421

  • Muhammad Babar, Fahim Arif: Real-time data processing scheme using big data analytics in internet of things based smart transportation environment. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing 05/2018;, DOI:10.1007/s12652-018-0820-5

  • Muhammad Babar, Shahid Azeem, Fahim Arif: Integration of Security Non-Functional Requirements and Architectural Design: A Comparative Analysis. International Journal of Security and its Applications 10/2017; 11(10):45-54., DOI:10.14257/ijsia.2017.11.10.05

  • Muhammad Babar, Ataur Rahman, Fahim Arif, Gwanggil Jeon: Energy-Harvesting based on Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics for Smart Health Monitoring. Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems 10/2017; 20., DOI:10.1016/j.suscom.2017.10.009

  • A. N. Akhtar, A. Ghafoor, A. Rashdi, F. Arif: Fuzzification supported spectrum decision framework for cognitive radio networks. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies 09/2017; 28(4):e3229., DOI:10.1002/ett.3229

  • Sidra Sultana, Fahim Arif: Computational conversion via translation rules for transforming C++ code into UPPAAL's automata. IEEE Access 07/2017; PP(99):1-1., DOI:10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2728860

  • Muhammad Babar, Fahim Arif: Smart urban planning using Big Data analytics to contend with the interoperability in Internet of Things. Future Generation Computer Systems 07/2017; 77., DOI:10.1016/j.future.2017.07.029

  • Sabeen Javed, Hammad Afzal, Fahim Arif, Awais Majeed: Reputation Management System for Fostering Trust in Collaborative and Cohesive Disaster Management. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications 08/2016; 7(7)., DOI:10.14569/IJACSA.2016.070750

  • Sidra Sultana, Fahim Arif: The Proposed Blended-MDA for Software Modeling in Architecture Phase. 07/2016; 5(7):275-279.

  • Sidra Sultana, Fahim Arif: From Verification to Implementation: UPPAAL to C++. 07/2016; 5(7):269-274.

  • Fazlullah Khan, Muhammad Tahir, Fahim Arif, Muhammad Babar, Shahzad Khan: Framework for Better Reusability in Component Based Software Engineering. 

  • Fazlullah Khan, Shahzad Khan, Muhammad Babar, Fahim Arif, Muhammad Tahir: Collaboration Methodology for Integrating Non-Functional Requirements in Architecture. 

  • Muhammad Abdul Basit, Fahim Arif: Translating Activity Diagram from Duration Calculus for Modeling of Real-Time Systems and its Formal Verification using UPPAAL and DiVinE. 01/2016; 35(1):139-154.

  • Hina saeeda, Hannan Khalid, Mukhtar Ahmed, Abu Sameer, Fahim Arif: Systematic Literature Review of Agile Scalability for Large Scale Projects. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications 09/2015; 6(9)., DOI:10.14569/IJACSA.2015.060908

  • Ahmad Naeem Akhtar, Adnan Rashdi, Fahim Arif: Fusion based spectrum decision framework for cognitive radio users. DOI:10.1109/WoWMoM.2015.7158193

  • M. Hanif, M. Salik, F. Arif: Diagnostics of Zinc-Selenium Plasma Produced by Nd:YAG Laser. Optics and Spectroscopy 07/2015; 119(1):7-15., DOI:10.1134/S0030400X15070127

  • Hina Saeeda, Fahim Arif, Nasir Mehmood Minhas, Mammona Humayun: Agile Scalability for Large Scale Projects: Lessons Learned. Journal of Software 07/2015; 10(7):893-903., DOI:10.17706/jsw.10.7.893-903

  • M. Hanif, M. Salik, F. Arif: Spectroscopic study of carbon plasma produced by the first (1064 nm) and second (532 nm) harmonics of Nd:YAG laser. Plasma Physics Reports 03/2015; 41(3):274-280., DOI:10.1134/S1063780X15030034

  • F. Nazir, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, F. Arif: Brief Communication: Contrast-stretching- And histogram-smoothness-based synthetic aperture radar image enhancement for flood map generation. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 02/2015; 15(2):273-276., DOI:10.5194/nhess-15-273-2015

  • Irum Matloob, Ahmad Shoab, Fahim Khan, Arif: Analysis of ECGs Survey Data by Applying Clustering Algorithm. 

  • Saleem Iqbal, Khalid Iqbal, Fahim Arif, Arslan Shaukat, Aasia Khanum: Potential Lung Nodules Identification for Characterization by Variable Multistep Threshold and Shape Indices from CT Images. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine 11/2014; 2014:241647., DOI:10.1155/2014/241647

  • F. Nazir, M. M. Riaz, A. Ghafoor, F. Arif: Brief Communication: Contrast stretching and histogram smoothness based flood detection. 08/2014; 2(8):5037-5045., DOI:10.5194/nhessd-2-5037-2014

  • Samabia Tehsin, Asif Masood, Sumaira Kausar, Fahim Arif: Fuzzy-Based Segmentation for Variable Font-Sized Text Extraction from Images/Videos. Mathematical Problems in Engineering 03/2014; 2014(4):1-10., DOI:10.1155/2014/389547

  • Fakhera Nazir, Muhammad Mohsin Riaz, Abdul Ghafoor, Fahim Arif: Flood Detection/Monitoring Using Adjustable Histogram Equalization Technique. The Scientific World Journal 01/2014; 2014(10):809636., DOI:10.1155/2014/809636

  • Abdul Mateen, Fahim Arif, Shahid Kamal: A Case Based Study for Urban Traffic Control. 03/2013;, DOI:10.2991/icibet.2013.64

  • Samabia, Asif, Sumaira Kausar, Younus Javed, Fahim: Text Localization Challenges and Solutions. 

  • Saria Safdar, Shoab Ahmad Khan, Fahim Arif: Report Generation on ECGs Survey Data Analysis Using Threshold Based Inference Engine. 01/2012;, DOI:10.7763/IJIET.2012.V2.126

  • Waqas Latif Khan Niazi, Fahim Arif, Fawad Ahmad, Akhtar Jamil: Service Oriented Architectural Framework for Pakistan's Disaster Emergency Response (in relation to f​loods). DOI:10.1109/ICSESS.2011.5982352

  • Shahela Saif, Aliya Ashraf Khan, Fahim Arif: An analysis of a comprehensive planning framework for customizing SQA. DOI:10.1145/1890810.1890812

  • Sundus Bukhari, Fahim Arif: Analyzing effects of multi agent's technology towards software quality assurance and quality engineering. DOI:10.1109/ICIET.2010.5625714

  • Sadaf Khalid, Saima Zehra, Fahim Arif: Analysis of object oriented complexity and testability using object oriented design metrics. DOI:10.1145/1890810.1890814

  • F. Arif, M. Akbar, A. Cuhadar, A.-M. Wu: Enhancing pixel projection method of geometric correction of satellite imagery with wavelet based resampling algorithm. 

  • Patents

    Conference Proceedings​

  • Muhammad Babar, Shahid Azeem, Fahim Arif, Waseem Iqbal: Integrated Security Model for Managing the Security Non-functional Requirements at Architectural Design of Internet-Based Systems. 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT); 12/2018, DOI:10.1109/FIT.2018.00015

  • Sabeen Javaid, Hammad Afzal, Fahim Arif, Naima Iltaf: Trust management for SOA based social WoT system. 2018 20th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT); 02/2018, DOI:10.23919/ICACT.2018.8323767

  • Sabeen Javaid, Hammad Afzal, Fahim Arif, Naima Iltaf: Trust management for SOA based social WoT system. 2018 20th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT); 02/2018, DOI:10.23919/ICACT.2018.8323768

  • Muhammad Babar, Fahim Arif: Smart urban planning using big data analytics based internet of things. the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers; 09/2017, DOI:10.1145/3123024.3124411

  • Mutahira Naseem Tahir, Fahim Arif: Effective Use of Search Functionality in Pakistan E-Government Websites. International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies; 01/2017, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-51207-5_20

  • Rabail Tahir, Fahim Arif: Mobile technology in children education: Analyzing parents' attitude towards mobile technology for children. Science and Information Conference (SAI), 2015, London; 07/2015, DOI:10.1109/SAI.2015.7237175

  • Hafiza Tehmina Kanwal, Fahim Arif, Ather Mohsin Zaidi: “Software requirement engineering”, a new leave towards the silver bullet. Science and Information Conference (SAI), 2015, London; 07/2015, DOI:10.1109/SAI.2015.7237144

  • Jawaria Sarwar Khan, Fahim Arif, Athar Mohsin: Usability concerns of android casual game applications: Analysis and improvements. 2015 Science and Information Conference (SAI); 07/2015, DOI:10.1109/SAI.2015.7237146

  • Sajjad Ali, Muhammad Abdul Basit-Ur-Rahim, Fahim Arif: Formal verification of Time Constrains SysML Internal Block Diagram using PRISM. Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), 2015 15th International Conference, IEEE, Banff, AB, Canada; 06/2015, DOI:10.1109/ICCSA.2015.11

  • Sajjad Ali, Muhammad Abdul Basit-Ur-Rahim, Fahim Arif: Formal Verification of Internal Block Diagram of SysML for Modeling Real-Time System. Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD), 2015 16th IEEE/ACIS International Conference, Takamatsu, Japan; 06/2015, DOI:10.1109/SNPD.2015.7176271

  • Saadia Ahmed, Fahim Arif: Evaluation of speak_ it application to identify usability heuristics loopholes with suggestions. Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM), 2015 Second International Conference on; 04/2015, DOI:10.1109/ICCTIM.2015.7224612

  • Abdul Mateen, Adia Khalid, Faheem Arif: A Sensor-Based Light Signal Controller. Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems; 03/2015, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-15702-3_24

  • Fahim Arif, Mutahira N. Naseem: Facebook Spam and Spam Filter using Artificial Neural Networks. ICSTE 2015 : XIII International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 01/2015

  • Rabail Tahir, Fahim Arif, SDIWC Organnization: Framework for Evaluating the Usability of Mobile Educational Applications for Children. The Third International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014), Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland; 09/2014

  • Tabinda Sarwar, Fahim Arif: Super-Resolution Using Edge Modification through Stationary Wavelet Transform. IV2014; 07/2014, DOI:10.1109/IV.2014.46

  • Abdul Basit, Fahim Arif, Jamil Ahmed: Modeling of Embedded System Using SysML and Its Parallel Verification Using DiVinE Tool. 14th International Conference Computational Science and Its Applications–ICCSA 2014, Guimarães, Portugal; 06/2014, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-09156-3_38

  • Muhammad Abdul Basit-Ur-Rahim, Fahim Arif, Jamil Ahmad: Modeling of real-time embedded systems using SysML and its verification using UPPAAL and DiVinE. 5th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS), 2014, Beijing; 06/2014, DOI:10.1109/ICSESS.2014.6933529

  • Fahim Arif, M uhammad Abdul Basit - Ur - Rahim, Jamil Ahmad: Formal Verification of Sequence Diagram using DiVinE. WCCAIS’2014; 03/2014, DOI:10.1109/WCCAIS.2014.6916659

  • Naveed Sarfaraz Khattak, Tabinda Sarwar, Fahim Arif: Single image magnification with edge enhancement. 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT); 12/2013, DOI:10.1109/ISSPIT.2013.6781901

  • Fazlullah Khan, Syed Asif Kamal, Fahim Arif: Fairness improvement in long chain multihop wireless ad hoc networks. 2013 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE); 12/2013, DOI:10.1109/ICCVE.2013.6799854

  • Fakhera Nazir, Muhammad Mohsin Riaz, Abdul Ghafoor, Fahim Arif: Contrast enhancement based flood monitoring. Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications Systems (ISPACS), 2013 International Symposium on; 11/2013, DOI:10.1109/ISPACS.2013.6704607

  • Sidra Sultana, Fahim Arif: Separation of Concerns and Code Enhancement: Aspect-oriented Programming Versus Customization Approach Followed in Open Source Software. ICSEA 2013, Venice, Italy; 10/2013, DOI:10.13140/2.1.3802.0482

  • Afaq Iqbal, Fahim Arif, Nasru Minallah: Analyzing impact of video codec, encapsulation methods and streaming protocols on the quality of video streaming. Eighth Inte​rnational Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM), 2013; 09/2013, DOI:10.1109/ICDIM.2013.6693983

  • Tabinda Sarwar, Wajiha Habib, Fahim Arif: Requirements based testing of software. Informatics and Applications (ICIA),2013 Second International Conference on; 09/2013, DOI:10.1109/ICoIA.2013.6650281

  • Muhammad Abdul Basit-Ur-Rahim, Jamil Ahmad, Fahim Arif: Parallel verification of UML using DiVinE tool. Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), 2013 5th International Conference on; 03/2013, DOI:10.1109/CSIT.2013.6588757

  • Afaq Iqbal, Fahim Arif, Nasru Minallah: Performance evaluation of stack-protocols, encapsulation methods and video codecs for live video streaming. Information and Communication Technology (ICoICT), 2013 International Conference of; 03/2013, DOI:10.1109/ICoICT.2013.6574578

  • N. Ahmed, F. Arif: Aspect oriented design for data driven projects. Computer Applications Technology (ICCAT), 2013 International Conference on; 01/2013, DOI:10.1109/ICCAT.2013.6521968

  • Ahsen Raza, Imran Siddiqi, Ali Abidi, Fahim Arif: An Unconstrained Benchmark Urdu Handwritten Sentence Database with Automatic Line Segmentation. Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR), 2012 International Conference on; 09/2012, DOI:10.1109/ICFHR.2012.177

  • Sadaf Khalid, Fahim Arif: Application of Java-based Pointcuts in Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) for Data Race Detection. WASET 2012 : World Academy of Science, Engineerin g and Technology, Januar y 29-30, 2012, Dubai, UAE; 01/2012, DOI:10.13140/2.1.5097.8567

  • Jawaria Sadiq, Athar Mohsin, Fahim Arif: Quantifying Non-functional Requirements in Service Oriented Development. 2011 Frontiers of Information Technology, FIT 2011, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 19-21, 2011; 12/2011, DOI:10.1109/FIT.2011.48

  • Akhtar Jamil, Imran Siddiqi, Fahim Arif, Ahsen Raza: Edge-Based Features for Localization of Artificial Urdu Text in Video Images. Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), 2011 International Conference on; 10/2011, DOI:10.1109/ICDAR.2011.226

  • Sadia Afsar, Abdul Mateen, Fahim Arif: An Agent-Based Autonomous Controller for Traffic Management. Software Engineering and Computer Systems - Second International Conference, ICSECS 2011, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, June 27-29, 2011, Proceedings, Part III; 06/2011, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-22203-0_63

  • Ifrah Farrukh Khan, M Younas Javed, Fahim Arif: Quality assurance of energy aware routing algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks. 2nd International Conference on Computer and Automation Engineering (ICCAE 2010); 02/2010, DOI:10.1109/ICCAE.2010.5451976

  • Fahim Arif, An-Ming Wu: Using Processed Imagery of FORMOSAT-2 Satellite for Disaster Investigation / Prediction.. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition, IPCV 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2 Volumes; 01/2009

  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar, An-Ming Wu: Projection Method for Geometric Modeling of High Resolution Satellite Images Applying Different Approximations. Advances in Image and Video Technology, First Pacific Rim Symposium, PSIVT 2006, Hsinchu, Taiwan, December 10-13, 2006, Proceedings; 12/2006, DOI:10.1007/11949534_42

  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar, An-Ming Wu: Geometric Correction of High Resolution Satellite Imagery and its Residual Analysis. Advances in Space Technologies, 2006 International Conference on; 10/2006, DOI:10.1109/ICAST.2006.313820

  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar, An-Ming Wu: Most Favorable Automatic Georeferencing Based on GCPs Selection using Least Square Method. The 4th Taipei International Conference on Digital Earth, Taipei, Taiwan; 05/2006

  • Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar: A New Approach for Anti-aliasing Raster Data in Air Borne Imagery. Information and Communication Technologies, 2005. ICICT 2005. First International Conference on; 09/2005, DOI:10.1109/ICICT.2005.1598557

  • F. Arif, M. Akbar: Resampling air borne sensed data using bilinear interpolation algorithm. Mechatronics, 2005. ICM '05. IEEE International Conference on; 08/2005, DOI:10.1109/ICMECH.2005.1529228

  • F. Arif, M. Akbar: Empowering spatial domain filters of digital image processing with IFE tool. Multitopic Conference, 2004. Proceedings of INMIC 2004. 8th International; 01/2005, DOI:10.1109/INMIC.2004.1492843​
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Quality Engineering​
  • Software Project Management (SPM) 
  • ​Consultant for NexSource Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, based in Karachi and Islamabad.