Dr. Waseem Shahzad

Dr. Waseem Shahzad
Assistant Professor (HEC Approved Supervisor)
Department of Computer Science

National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Islamabad
A.K Brohi Road H-11/4, Islamabad
Tel: +92 (051) 111 128 128 (Ext. 317)
Email: waseem.shahzad@nu.edu.pk

Specialization:
Swarm Intelligence, Data Mining, Bio-Informatics, Agro-Informatics

 Dr. Waseem Shahzad is currently working as Assistant Professor in National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Islamabad, Pakistan. He has research interests in the fields of Data Mining, Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Theory of Computation and Soft Computing. He has several research publications in these areas.

o 2010 PhD(Computer Science) National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST), Islamabad

o 2008 MS (Computer Sciences) National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST), Islamabad

o 2004 MIT (Master in information technology) University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi

Research Interest

I am interested in conducting research in areas related with swarm intelligence, data mining and knowledge discovery and data warehousing, especially in classification, association rules mining, clustering and feature subset selection . I am currently working on classification, associative classification and feature subset selection using swarm intelligence techniques. I am also working on Bio-Informatics and Agro-Informatics fields.

Book Chapters

1. Hamid Ali, Waseem Shahzad, and Farrukh Aslam, "Energy-efficient Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks using Multi-objective Particle Swarm Optimization", in Wireless Sensor Networks and Energy Efficiency: Protocols, Routing and Management. IGI Global, 2011.

International Journals Publications

1. Arif Jamal Malik, Waseem Shahzad, and Farrukh A. Khan "Hybrid Binary PSO and Random Forests algorithm for Network Intrusion Detection", Security and Communication Networks Journal. Wiley: ISSN: 1939-0114. (ISI– SCI - Impact Factor 2010: 0.356).

2. Abdul Rauf Baig, Waseem Shahzad, Salabat Khan and Fariha Altaf, "ACO Based Discovery of Comprehensible and Accurate Rules from Medical Datasets", International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 7 No. 11, pp. 6147-6160, November 2011. ISSN: 1349-4198. (ISI – SCI - Impact Factor 2010: 1.664).

3. Hamid Ali, Waseem Shahzad, and Farrukh Aslam,"Energy-efficient clustering in mobile ad hoc networks using multi-objective particle swarm optimization", Applied Soft Computing, (in press and available online from Elsevier website). Elsevier: ISSN:1568-4946. (ISI – SCI - Impact Factor 2010: 2.084).

4. Afzaal Ali, Athar Ali Khan, Israr Ahmed and Waseem Shahzad "Determinants of Pakistani Consumers" Green Purchase Behavior: Some Insights from a Developing Country," International Journal of Business and Social Science, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp. 217-226, January 2011. ISSN: 2219-1933.

5. Abdul Rauf Baig and Waseem Shahzad, "A correlation based AntMiner for classification rule discovery," Neural Computing and Applications Journal, (in press and available online from Springer website for NCA journal). Springer: ISSN: 0941-0643. (ISI-SCI-impact factor-2010: 0.563).

6. Waseem Shahzad, and Abdul Rauf Baig, "Compatibility as a heuristic for construction of rules by artificial ants," Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, Vol.19, No.1, pp. 297-306, February 2010. ISSN: 0218-1266. (ISI – SCI - Impact Factor 2010: 0.215).

7. Waseem Shahzad and Abdul Rauf Baig, "Hybrid associative classification algorithm using ant colony optimization," International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 7 No. 12, pp. 6815-6826, December 2011. ISSN: 1349-4198. (ISI – SCI - Impact Factor 2010: 1.664).

8. Waseem Shahzad, Farrukh Aslam Khan and Abdul Basit Siddiqui, "A weighted clustering algorithm using comprehensive learning particle swarm optimization in mobile adhoc networks," International Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 61-70, March 2010. ISSN: 2233-7857.

9. Safdar Ali, Farrukh Aslam. Khan and Waseem Shahzad, "Intrusion detection using bi-classifier-based genetic algorithm," ICIC Express Letters, Vol. 7, No. 6(A), pp. 2147-2153, December 2010. 1881-803x.

International Conferences Publications

1. Ramoza Ahsan, Waseem Shahzad and Abdul Rauf Baig "Trends and challenges in dynamic optimization problems," in IEEE International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS), pp. 1-6, December 2011.

2. Arif Jamal, Waseem Shahzad and Farrukh Aslam Khan "Binary PSO and random forests algorithm for PROBE attacks detection in a network," in IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pp. 662-668, June 2011.

3. Safdar Ali, Farrukh Aslam Khan and Waseem Shahzad "Remote-to-local intrusion attacks detection using an incremental genetic algorithm," in International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST), pp. 1-6, December 2010 .

4. Salabat Khan, Waseem Shahzad and Farrukh Aslam Khan "Cryptanalysis of four-rounded DES using ant colony optimization," in International Conference on Information Science and Applications (ICISA), pp. 1-7, June 2010.

5. Waseem Shahzad, Farrukh Aslam Khan and Abdul Basit Siddiqui, "Clustering in mobile adhoc networks using comprehensive learning particle swarm optimization (CLPSO)," In Proceedings of International Conference, FGCN/CAN, pp. 342-349, January 2009.

6. Waseem Shahzad, Abdul Basit Siddiqui and Farrukh Aslam Khan "Cryptanalysis of four-rounded DES using binary particle swarm optimization," in Proceedings of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, pp. 2161-2166, September 2009.

7. Zulfiqar Ali and Waseem Shahzad “Critical Analysis of Swarm Intelligence based Routing Protocols in Adhoc and Sensor Wireless Networks,” in IEEE International Conference on Computer Networks and Information Technology (ICCNIT), pp. 287-292, July 2011.

MS Thesis

1. Syed Imran Ali, "Ensemble Based Hybrid Feature Subset Selection using Ant Colony Optimization", National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, August 2011.

2. Bushra Zafar, "Gender Classification Based on Feature Selection by Genetic Algorithm with Information Gain and Gini Index", National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 2011.

3. Qamar Rehman, "Missing Data Imputation using Genetic Algorithm for Classification", National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2011.

4. Salman Asad, "Feature Subset Selection Using Association Rule Mining and JRip Classifier", National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2011.

5. Talha Ghaffar, "Parallel Rule Generation for an Efficient Classification System", National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2011.

6. Abdul Rahim, "Image Restoration using Fuzzy Morphology and Optimization Technique", National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, Feb 2012.

7. Ramoza Ahsan, "Multi-Modal Functions Optimization in Static and Dynamic Environment using PSO Model", National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, March 2012.

8. Imran Khan, “Temporal Data Classification using Ant Colony Optimization”, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan, May 2012.

Assistant Professor , National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST), Islamabad
August 2010 – Present

Lecturer , Jinnah Jam-e degree College Haripur
May 2004 – 2010

Courses Taught:
o Data Mining
o Computational Intelligence
o Machine Learning
o So Computer Organization and Assembly Language
o Database System
o Theory of Automata
o Theory Programming Languages
o Theory Programming Languages

Reviewer of the Journals

o Neurocomputing Journal, Elsevier.

o International Journal of Physical Sciences.

Reviewer of the Conferences

1. IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), SEECS (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan September 2011.

2. IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, NUCES, Islamabad, Pakistan October 2010.