• A FICS Workshop On

    Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Data Science

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Program Dates

September 03-05, 2018

Venue: BIC, COMSATS University Islamabad.


Department of Mathematics, Sukkur IBA Univerity, Sukkur.
Department of Mathematics, COMSATS University, Islamabad.
Department of Mathematics, FAST-NU, Islamabad.
SZABIST Islamabad campus.

About FICS

FICS (FAST NU - IBA Sukkur – COMSATS University Islamabad – SZABIST Islamabad) is a network of four leading universities of Pakistan which is established to promote mathematics research and academic activities in the partner universities. The founding members of the FICS are committed towards active collaboration to promote quality research in mathematics. The network will host regular seminars and workshops to nurture academic activities in mathematics. The following faculty members are designated as FICS representatives from partner universities.

About the Workshop

The workshop is intended for students, faculty members, and people from industry. The purpose of this three day workshop is to provide a hands on introduction to various methods in data science. Our main focus will be on image recognition, sentiment analysis from text, next word prediction such as in the cell phone messaging applications, topological data analysis and its applications in image analysis, image data compression and principal component analysis (PCA).

Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Muhammad Fazeel Anwar (fazeel.anwar@iba-suk.edu.pk)
  • Dr. Sohail Iqbal (sohail_iqbal@comsats.edu.pk)
  • Dr. Khadija Farooq (khadija.farooq@nu.edu.pk)
  • Dr. Tazeen Athar (dr.tazeen@szabist-isb.edu.pk)
  • Dr. Mansoor Shaukat Khan (mansoorkhan@comsats.edu.pk)
Mohsin Raza

Mohsin Raza is working as a Data Scientist at Semaku( the Netherlands), that focuses on Data Integration Layer of the Data Science Lifecycle. He holds a PDEng in Mathematics for Industry, with focus on Data Science.

Data Scientist, Semaku, the Netherlands
Saqlain Raza

Dr. Saqlain Raza is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Mathematics, COMSATS University, Islamabad (CUI). He holds a PhD in Statistics from INPT-France. His work is dedicated to the applied regression in business, health and data science.

PhD (Statistics) – INPT, France
Tayyab Nawaz

Dr. Tayyab obtained his PhD in Mathematics from University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, USA. His research interests include statistical mechanics, stochastic analysis, multigrid methods, financial Mathematics and data analysis of microarray.

PhD (Mathematics) - UIUC, USA.
Muhammad Imran Qureshi

Dr. Muhammad Imran Qureshi is an assistant professor at LUMS, Lahore as well as AVH research fellow at the Uninversitat Tubingen, Germany. He did his PhD at the University of Oxford, UK. His research interests include algebraic geometry and topological data analysis.

PhD (Mathematics) – University of Oxford, UK.

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Accomodation and Dinning : An accommodation will be arranged for participants traveling from outside Islamabad / Rawalpindi. All registered participants will be provided complimentary lunch on all three days as part of the registration fee.