Dr. Ibrar Hussain

Dean, Information Technology



Dr. Ibrar Hussain is a Professor/Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, Founding-Head, of the Department of Software Engineering, and Former Acting-Dean, the Faculty of Engineering & Technology at the University of Lahore where he has been since 2015. He received an MS in Information Management (Information Retrieval) from Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Later, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Zhejiang University, P.R. China. He has around 19 years of teaching, research, and information system development experience in computer science while working in different roles in the academic sectors of Pakistan. His research interest lies in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Accessibility, and Location-based Services. He is currently working on developing intelligent systems that improve the human condition. He also worked on the improvement of auditory feedback for non-graphical user interfaces with the use of non-speech sound. He authored a book titled Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain in Cyber Physical Systems published by Taylor & Francis. He also authored several papers published in high-impact factor journals and premier conferences. As of 2023, Google Scholar reports 1000+ citations to his work. His paper published in Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE) [Elsevier] 2015 received the Best Paper Award in 2018. He is an HEC Approved Supervisor. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of EAI, and a member of ICAD.


SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2014 PhD in Computer Science Zhejiang University, P.R. China.
2 2006 MS in Information Management Queen Mary, University Of London, UK.
3 2000 BS (Honors) in Computer Science Hamdard University, Pakistan


SrNo. From To Category Designation Organization
1 03/02/2020 To Date Academic Experience Professor / Head The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
2 09/20/2017 March 2020 Academic Experience Associate Professor / Head The University of Lahore
3 08/30/2015 September 2017 Academic Experience Assistant Professor The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
4 January 2008 August 2015 Academic Experience Assistant Professor COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attoc
5 August 2007 January 2008 Academic Experience Lecturer COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attoc
6 August 2002 August 2004 Professional Experience Software Engineer Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra
7 April 2001 August 2002 Professional Experience Faculty Member COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Isla


SrNo. Title
1 Identifying Significant Textual Features in Titles of Google Play Store Applications and their Influence on User Review Rating
2 Spammer Group Detection and Diversification of Customers’ Reviews
3 An Ontology-driven IoT Based Healthcare Formalism
4 Spam Review Detection Using the Linguistic and Spammer Behavioral Method
5 Detecting Spam Product Reviews in Roman Urdu Script
6 Spam Review Detection Techniques: A Systematic Literature Review
7 Detecting Spam Review through Spammer’s Behavior Analysis
8 "Detecting Spam Review through Spammer’s Behavior Analysis"
9 "Joy Learning: Smartphone Application For Children With Parkinson Disease"
10 Automatic Switching Between Speech and Non-Speech: Adaptive Auditory Feedback in Desktop Assistance for the Visually Impaired
11 Semantic Knowledge Transformation for Context-aware Heterogeneous Formalisms
12 "Automatic Switching between speech and non-speech: adaptive auditory feedback in desktop assistance for the visually impaired"
13 "Spam Review Detection Techniques : A Systematic literature Review"
14 MedPal: A Technological Cure for People with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer’s Disorder.
15 "Semantic Knowledge Transformation for Context-aware Heterogeneous Formalisms"
16 Chinese-based Spearcons: Improving Pedestrian Navigation Performance in Eyes-Free Environment
17 Understanding User Behavior of Asking Location-Based Questions on Microblogs
18 A New Method for Optimization of Dynamic Ride Sharing System
19 Right mix of speech and non-speech: hybrid auditory feedback in mobility assistance of the visually impaired
20 Enhanced Privacy and Authentication: An Efficient and Secure Anonymous Communication for Location Based Service using Asymmetric Cryptography Scheme
21 A Study on Automatic Classification of Users Desktop Interactions
22 A System for Mining Interesting Tourist Locations and Travel Sequences from Public Geo-tagged Photos
23 Travel Recommendation Using Geo-tagged Photos in Social Media for Tourist
24 A Comparative Study of Sonification Methods to Represent Distance and Forward-Direction in Pedestrian Navigation
25 A Trust Development Model in Dynamic Ridesharing
26 A Context-aware Personalized Travel Recommendation System Based on Geotagged Social Media Data Minin


SrNo. Year Level City Country Confence
1 2018 International Singapore Singapore ACM UBICOMP
2 2017 International Trieste Italy 17th International Conference on Computational Sci
3 2013 International Zurich Switzerland ACM UBICOMP
4 2012 International Toronto, Ontario Canada 26th International AAAI
5 2012 International Boulder, Colorado USA 14th International ACM SIGACCESS
6 2012 International Lyon France 21st International WWW
7 2011 International Scotland UK 20th ACM International CIKM
8 2010 International Melaka Malaysia 2nd International Conference on Engineering & ICT


SrNo. Year Awarding Organization Description
1 2021 The University of Lahore University Research Productivity Award for the year (2019)
2 2018 ELSEVIER Data & Knowledge Engineering (IF: 1.764) 2015 Best Paper Award
3 2016 University Management Technology Academic Leadership Award
4 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Research Productivity Award
5 2014 Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Award of Partial Support For Successful Applicants in Final Year of PhD Studies
6 2010-2014 China Scholarship Council (CSC), P.R. China Fully Funded PhD Scholarship


SrNo. From - To Title Organization
1 January, 2013 - Present Member Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
2 March, 2011 - Present Member International Community on Auditory Display (ICAD)

Courses Taught

Project Supervisor

SrNo. Title From - To Organization Type
1 JobIzi: An Adaptive Web Interface for Illiterate 2018 - 2019 The University of Lahore, Pakistan MS(CS) Thesis
2 iTrack: A Smartphone System for People with Autism 2018 - 2019 The University of Lahore, Pakistan MS(CS) Thesis
3 Adaptive Auditory Feedback for the Desktop Assista 2016 - 2017 The University of Lahore, Pakistan MS(CS) Thesis
4 Contextual Adaptive User Interface for Menu Items 2015 - 2016 The University of Lahore, Pakistan MS(CS) Thesis
5 Modeling Framework for Web-based Applications. 2014 - 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakis MS(CS) Thesis
6 Software Metrics for Evaluation of Aspect Oriented 2014 - 2015 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakis MS(CS) Thesis



SrNo. Title Authors Year Publisher
1 Say-It & Learn: Interactive Application for Childr Sabeel Butt., Falal E Hannan, Mujahid Rafiq ,Ibrar Hussain,Nadeem Faisal., Waleed Younas 2020 Springer Nature
2 Study on Usefulness of Smartphone Applications for Mujahid Rafique,Ibrar Hussain,C. M. Nadeem Faisal 2019 Springer Nature

Research Fundings

SrNo. From - To Type Title Source Amount
1 2017 [No: PHEC/A&R/ITG/1-162/2016/1043] International Travel Grant Punjab Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
2 2012 [No: 2010ZX01042-002-003-001] Research on the Chinese-based Spearcons The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China
3 2012 [No: CKCEST-2014-1-5] Research on the Accessibility China Knowledge Center for Engineering Sciences and Technology
4 2011 [Nos: 2007C13019, 2011C13042, 2015C33002] Research on the Auditory Feedback System Department of Science and Technology, Zhejiang Province
5 2010 [Nos: 60703040, 61332017] Research on the Pedestrian Navigation System Natural Science Foundation of China

Extracurricular Activities

SrNo. Hobbies Interests

Languages and Skills

SrNo. Langues Skills
1 English (Full Professional Proficiency)
2 Chinese (Mandarin, Limited Working Proficiency)
3 Urdu (Bilingual Proficiency)
4 Pushtu (Native)

Active Collabrations

SrNo. From - To Type Country Organization
1 2010 - To Date Collaborative Research Work P.R. China. Pervasive Computing & Research Lab, Zhejiang Unive
2 2013 - To Date Collaborative Research Work P.R. China. Digital Media & HCI Research Center, Hangzhou No
3 2013 - To Date Collaborative Research Work Pakistan COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
4 2015 - To Date Collaborative Research Work Saudi Arabia King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Consulting Experience