SPEAKER PROFILES

Prof. Dr. Drik Draheim

Taltech, Estonia

Dr. Dirk Draheim is a Full Professor of Information Systems at Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech), Estonia, and heading the Taltech Information Systems Group. The Taltech Information Systems Group conducts research in large- and ultra-large-scale IT systems, particularly the next generation of digital government technologies and digital government ecosystems. He is also an initiator and a leader of numerous digital transformation initiatives. He received a Ph.D. from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and a habilitation from Universität Mannheim, Germany. From 2008 to 2016, he was head of the data center of the University of Innsbruck and, in parallel, from 2010 to 2016, Adjunct Reader at the Faculty of Information Systems of the University of Mannheim. From 1990 to 2006, he worked as an IT project manager, IT consultant, and IT author in Berlin. In summer 2006, he was Lecturer at the University of Auckland, and from 2006-2008, he was area manager for database systems at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria, as well as Adjunct Lecturer in information systems at the Johannes-Kepler-University Linz. Dirk is co-author of the Springer book “Form-Oriented Analysis” and author of the Springer books “Business Process Technology,” “Semantics of the Probabilistic Typed Lambda Calculus,” and “Generalized Jeffrey Conditionalization,” and a member of the ACM.

Webpage: https://taltech.ee/en/dirk-draheim

 

Dr. Faisal Khan

Director & Assistant Professor,
Institute of Integrative Biosciences, CECOS University Pakistan.

Dr Khan is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he completed his doctoral studies at the intersection of Cell Biology and Systems Biology as a member of the Oxford Protein Informatics Group. His thesis was titled the ‘Design, implementation and experimental validation of network-based model for predicting mitotic microtubule regulating proteins’. Dr Faisal Khan works very closely with the provincial government and is a member of the KP IT Board, the Advisory Committee at the Directorate of Science and Technology and the newly established Higher Education Research Endowment Fund, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Dr. Anuradha Mathrani

Massey University, New Zealand

Dr. Anuradha Mathrani is an Associate Professor in the Information Technology (IT) discipline at Massey University, Auckland New Zealand. Anuradha is interested in how technological applications can be used to enrich our everyday lives. Her research work encompasses technology enhanced teaching and learning strategies, social media analytics, learning analytics, software engineering and software quality assurance practices. She has published over 110 research articles in high-ranked journals, international conferences and book chapters. Her research in software engineering and education has been recognized internationally by way of best paper awards. Anuradha is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom (SFHEA) and a Full Member of Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand (MIITP).

She can be contacted at a.s.mathrani@massey.ac.nz.

Dr. Faraz Hasan

Palmerston North, New Zealand

Dr. Faraz Hasan is a Senior Lecturer in Communication Engineering and Networks at Massey University, New Zealand, where he leads the Telecommunication and Network Engineering research group. Between 2017 and 2019, he served as the Director of Outreach and Engagement for Massey University’s School of Engineering and Advanced Technology.

He has experience of securing contestable funding through Samsung Academic Research Fund (South Korea), New Zealand’s Ministry of Business grants (Global Strategic Partnerships, Pre Seed Accelerator Funding and Curious Minds), European Commission’s ICT Travel Exchange program, New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs and Internet New Zealand for his various research projects. He has also been a co-investigator of a Trans Eurasian Information Network (Asia Pacific) grant geared at providing Internet connectivity in rural schools. His work has been covered by international and local media including Reuters, Los Angeles Times, NZ Herald, West TV Perth, Radio New Zealand, etc., and is also cited by New Zealand Ministry of Health’s reports to the World Health Organization.

Faraz Hasan obtained his PhD degree from Ulster University, UK, in 2011 on Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship. He was invited to present his PhD research in the SET for Britain exhibition that was held in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons in 2010. He was selected among the top 20 PhD researchers across the UK in the ICT Pioneers’ Exhibition that was hosted by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2011. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, in 2008, with distinction. He started his post PhD research at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in 2011. In 2012, he joined Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea) as an Assistant Professor and led the Future Heterogeneous Research Group. He has been with Massey University, New Zealand, since July 2014.

Faraz Hasan has served on the Science Policy Exchange panel, which is led by New Zealand Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, between 2016 and 2018. He has published a number of internationally peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, including 4 books. He has given a number of invited talks at universities, international conferences and in city libraries, and consistently reviews research papers, book proposals and funding proposals.

He is a professional member of the ACM.

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BUITEMS Takattu Campus, Quetta

BUITEMS Takattu Campus, Quetta

Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), has given a new vision and distinct meaning to education. BUITEMS is located in Quetta, also called the fruit basket of Pakistan. Quetta is one of the most beautiful cities of Pakistan distinguished by the unique backdrop of mountains, beautiful lakes and fruit orchards in the outskirts.

Nearby Locations

  • Quetta International Airport (2.0 miles)
  • Serena Hotel (4.5 Miles)
  • Quetta Railway Station (5.0 Miles)

Nearby Locations

  • Quetta International Airport (2.0 miles)
  • Serena Hotel (4.5 Miles)
  • Quetta Railway Station (5.0 Miles)

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