Faculty Profile

Dr Adnan Abid

Associate Professor, Director CAST, HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

School of Systems and Technology

Department of Computer Science

 : adnan.abid@umt.edu.pk     : 3478   


 

EDUCATION

 

PhD (CS) 2011                                 Politecnico Di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Thesis Title: Top-K queries for Web based data sources.

Advisor: Prof. Stefano Ceri (http://dbgroup.como.polimi.it/ceri/)

                                                Research Areas:  Search Computing: Optimization in Rank Joins.

 

MS (IT) 2007                                      National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan.

                                                (MS thesis at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland.)

                                                Thesis Title: Keyword based Indexing and Retrieval System over SRB.

Advisor: Dr. Felix Schuermann (http://bluebrain.epfl.ch/page-93073-en.html)

                                                Local Advisor: Dr. Sharifullah Khan (http://skhan.seecs.nust.edu.pk/)

                                                Research Areas: Distributed Database, Information Retrieval.

BS (CS) 2001                         National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER SUMMARY (Academia: A;  Research: R;  Industry: I)                

After Post-graduation

[6 Months]            Associate Professor             A/R         University of Management and Technology, Pakistan

[1 Year]                 Assistant Professor              A/R         University of Management and Technology, Pakistan

[2 Years]                Assistant Professor              A/R         University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

[3 Years]                Research Assistant               R              Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

[7 Months]            Assistant Professor              A/R         Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

[15 Months]          Database Architect              I/R           Alliances IT/Frontiers Research Foundation, Pakistan

After Graduation

[1 Year]                  Research Assistant               R              EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

[19 Months]          Research Assistant               R              NUST, Pakistan

[7 Months]            QA Engineer                         I               Ultimus Inc. Rawalpindi, Pakistan

[2 Years]                Database Manager               A             University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

[6 Months]            Software Engineer               I               ARRAYS, Pakistan

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

I am an approved PhD Supervisor by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan.

Research Areas

o              Information Retrieval                          o              Pedagogical Issues in Computer Programming

o              Rank Joins/Top-k Queries

 

Major International Research Projects

Jan 2009 – Dec 2011

        A Web based search system with the objective of fetching the data from Web based data sources against a search query. The initiative of the project is to treat the Web Search as a Process, while involving the data extraction from the “so called” deep Web.

I have been working for 3 years on this project during my PhD. I have worked on the optimization of rank joins/top-k queries for search computing. I have proposed and implemented different rank join strategies in the Search Computing query processing engine.

 

Jun 2007 – May 2008

A software system for reviewing, compiling, and publishing an online journal. I worked on database design, query optimization and database server optimization for this project. The main theme is to preserve all the research work irrespective of its selection for the journal.

I have been involved in data modeling, to ensure efficient storage and retrieval from the system. This helped efficient data manipulation of data which is pertinent for such an online system.

 

            Jun 2006 – May 2007

The aim of the project is to simulate the neocortical column of the human brain with the help of extensive experimental study over mammalian brain.

I was supposed to provide the neuroscientists with a Rich Client Platform to store and retrieve scientific data. The underlying distributed storage systems was Storage Resource Broker (SRB) and I enhanced the capabilities of SRB by adding a hybrid P2P keyword based indexing and searching system empowered by ontology to make the search results generic and flexible.

 

 

 

LIST OF SELECTED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Journal Articles: (International and National Journals Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.)

 

  1. Adnan Abid, Naveed Hussain, Kamran Abid, Farooq Ahmad, Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Uzma Farooq, Sher Afzal Khan, Yaser Daanial Khan , Muhammad Azhar Naeem, Nabeel Sabir: A survey on search results diversification techniques, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-015-1945-5

[IMPACT FACTOR: 1.7]

 

  1. 2.                                    Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Farooq Ahmad, Adnan Abid: An Evaluation Framework and Comparative Analysis of the widely used First Programming Languages. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88941.

                                                                                                                [IMPACT FACTOR: 3.7]

  1. 3.                                    S. Ceri, A. Abid, M. Abu helou, A. Bozzon, D. Braga, M. Brambilla, A. Campi, F. Corcoglioniti, E. Della valle, D. Eynard, P. Fraternali, M. Grossniklaus, D. Martinenghi, S. Ronchi, M. Tagliasacchi, S. Vadacca: Search Computing: an Approach for Managing Complex Search Queries, IEEE Internet Comp., Jul. 2010.                                                                                                                        

[MPACT FACTOR: 2.5]

  1. 4.                                    Adnan Abid, Marco Tagliasacchi: Provisional Reporting for Rank Joins, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Vol. 40, Issue 3, pp: 479-500, 2013.                                                              

[IMPACT FACTOR: 0.83]

  1. 5.                                    Khan, Y. D., Khan, N. S., Farooq, S., Abid, A., Khan, S. A., Ahmad, F., Mahmood, M. K. (2014). An Efficient Algorithm for Recognition of Human Actions, The Scientific World Journal, 2014.

[IMPACT FACTOR: 1.7]

  1. 6.                  Adnan Abid, Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Uzma Farooq, Kamran Abid & Muhammad Shafiq: A Strategy for the Design of Introductory Computer Programming Course in High School, Journal of Elementary Education, Vol 25, Issue 1, pp 145-165, 2015.

[Y Category]

 

  1. 7.                                    M. S. Farooq, A. Abid, S. A. Khan, M. A. Naeem, A. Farooq, K. Abid, M. Shafiq: A Qualitative Framework for Programming Language for High Schools, Journal of Quality and Technology Management, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp: 119-151, 2012.                                                                    

[X Category]

  1. 8.                                    Yaser Daanial Khan*, Adnan Abid, Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Kamran Abid, Uzma Farooq: A Qualitative Analysis of Feature Extraction Based Action Recognition Techniques, Journal of Quality and Technology Management.

[X Category]

  1. 9.                                    Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Sher Afzal Khan, Kamran Abid, Farooq Ahmad, M. A. Naeem, M. Shafiq, *Adnan Abid: Taxonomy and Design Considerations for Comments in Programming Languages: A Quality Perspective, Journal of Quality and Technology Management.

[X Category]

  1. 10.                                Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Sher Afzal Khan, Muhammad Shafiq, Kamran Abid, *Adnan Abid: A Survey for Defining a Pedagogically Effective Subset of C++, Bulletin of Education & Research. (Accepted)

[Y Category]

  1. 11.                                Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Aqsa Ali, Kamran Abid, Adnan Abid: Learning Stack: Structured, Object Oriented, Generic and Design Pattern Approach, Journal of Faculty of  Engineering.

[Y Category]

  1. 12.                                Adnan Abid*, Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Ishaq Raza, Uzma Farooq, Kamran Abid : Variants of Teaching First Course in Database Systems, Bulletin of Education & Research. (Accepted)

[Y Category]

  1. 13.                                Muhammad Ishaq Raza, Qutab Jahan Zaib, Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Adnan Abid, S. A. Khan: Meticulous analysis of Semantic Data Model - An optimal approach for ERD, Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research (JBASR), Vol:2 (8) pp:8344-8349, 2012.                     

 

Conference and Workshop Publications:

 

  1. Adnan Abid, Marco Tagliasacchi: Parallel Data Access for Multi-way Rank Joins, 11th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE) 2011.

 

  1. Adnan Abid, Marco Tagliasacchi: Parallel Data Access for Top-K Pipe Join, 37th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) Workshops. Workshop on Ranking in Databases (DBRank), Seattle, USA, August 2011.

 

  1. Adnan Abid, Asif Jan, Laurent Francioli, Konstantinos Sfyrakis, Felix Schürmann: Keyword Based Indexing and Searching over Storage Resource Broker. On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: GADA, LNCS, Volume 4804, pp: 1233-1243, 2007.

 

  1. Mamoun Abu Helou, Adnan AbidSemantic Measures Based on WordNet using Multiple Information Sources, Second International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering, and Knowledge Management IC3K/KDIR, 2010.

 

  1. Adnan Abid, Zaheer Ahmad: Probability Computation for Rank Joins Using Weibull Distribution, ICCSS 2014.

 

  1. Adnan Abid, Marco Tagliasacchi: Top-k Query Processing with Parallel Probing of Data Sources, In proceedings of 19th Italian Symposium of Advanced Database Systems - Sistemi Evoluti per Basi di Dati (SEBD) pp. 155-162, 2011.

 

  1. S. Ceri, A. Abid, M. Abu Helou, A. Bozzon, D. Braga, M. Brambilla, A. Campi, F. Corcoglioniti, E. Della Valle, D. Eynard, P. Fraternali, M. Grossniklaus, D. Martinenghi, S. Ronchi, M. Tagliasacchi, S. Vadacca: Search Computing Systems, In proceedings 18th Italian Symposium of Advanced Database Systems - Sistemi Evoluti per Basi di Dati (SEBD), pp. 446-453, 2010.

 

  1. Abdul Wahab, Adnan Abid, Muhammad Amjad Iqbal: Cognitive Storage Model and Mapping with Classical Data Structures, International Conference on Computational and Social Sciences (ICCSS) 2013.

 

  1. Adnan Abid: Efficient Reporting for Rank Joins using Probability, In proceedings of PhDay, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, September 2011.

 

  1. Adnan Abid: Revisiting Multiway Rank Join with Parallel Access, In proceedings of PhDay, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, 2010.

 

Invited Talks

 

  • “Search Computing: Future Trends” at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, June 2015.
  • Provisional Reporting in Rank Joins with Emphasis of Search Computing” at University of Engineering and Technology, at 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies (ICOSST), December 2014.

 

  • Search Computing: Let us Use Web Data Services for Information Retrieval” at University of Engineering and Technology, at 7th International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies (ICOSST), December 2013.

 

  • The Idea of Search Computing and Ranking in Search Results” at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST), Lahore Campus, 2012.

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