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Research grant from National ICT R&D Fund
Dr. Saad Qaisar (PI, NUST) and Dr. Ijaz Naqvi(Co-I, LUMS)  win Rs. 14.5 million (USD 170,000) research grant from National  ICT R&D Fund, Pakistan.

Dr. Saad Qaisar (PI, NUST) and Dr. Ijaz Naqvi(Co-I, LUMS) won Rs. 14.5 million (USD 170,000) research grant from National ICT R&D Fund, Pakistan for their project titled: "SAHSE: Safety Assurance in High Stress Environments". The aim of this project is to build a testbed for the monitoring of harsh environments, specifically, coal-mines as a test case. It will be used for monitoring the presence and/or concentration of toxic gases within harsh environments, monitoring structural integrity, detecting the collapse in case of accidents and localizing the collapses. Rs. 14.5 million Funding spans over a period of 30 months starting early 2012. Further details on the project can be found at CoNNekT Lab project website, SAHSE.