Dr. Zubair A. Shaikh

This University is right in the heart of one of the most vibrant cosmopolitan cities of the world is about both people and place.

M.A.J University (as we are popularly known) strives to liberate students and faculty to explore, create, challenge, and become effective leaders. We empower our students by helping their visions and dreams grow through shared values, diversity, experience, respect, and faith. With special programs and community outreach programs available and encouraged, the curriculum and opportunities at M.A.J University are both exciting and aspiring.

The M.A.J University in recent days has initiated a mega transformation phase to make this University a top-ranking University of the region. We’re enhancing the outlook of our faculty who are the top brains being drawn from all over the world to teach, perform, create, and study in a place where everyone belongs. The Industry faculty having minimum 10 years of experience are partnering with us by bringing in the diversity and practical exposure for our students. Technology and business incubators for our graduates and faculty are being created to develop a techno-preneurial eco system.

The Academic programs at M.A.J University are designed from Bachelors to PhD in disciplines of Management Sciences, Accounting, Economics & Finance, Computing Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Media Sciences and very soon other disciplines too. With an FM Radio station and partnerships with other leading Universities we are initiating blended / distance education programs in diverse areas at M.A.J University. With flexible course plans one can craft his/her own Degree plans and majors.

As the President of M.A.J University, I believe in giving you a dream and environment to accomplish your academic and professional goals: may you be a student, a faculty, a non-teaching staff member, an industry collaborator, an alumnus, a parent or just a passerby. Once you step-in, you are part of our M.A.J.U fraternity.  We are also an important part of one of the largest educational conglomerate of Asia comprising of 3 Universities, a College Network of over 800 colleges and a network of over 3500 schools.

I hope you find Mohammad Ali Jinnah University as exhilarating and enriching as I do.

 

Prof. Engr. Dr. Zubair Ahmed Shaikh is a recognized and innovative professional with over 20 years of experience as a Senior Administrator, Academician, Researcher, and IT / IS consultant for large scale complex business problems, particularly related to E-Governance, Educational Planning, IT and Technical & Vocational Education.

He is a Ph.D & MS (Computer Sc., New York, USA), B.Engg in Computer Systems Engineering with over 15 years of experience as an IT consultant for Wall Street and other National & International organizations. Design, planning and management of IT institutions, and offshore software development organizations. R&D expertise in the areas of Ubiquitous Computing, Multimedia & Graphics, Knowledge Management, Mobile & Adhoc Networks, and E-Health, E-Education and Learning and Teaching theories.

He has been a faculty member at Wayne State University, Michigan and worked in Software Industry in USA.  In Pakistan he joined GIK Institute (1996-98), as a founding Dean of Faculty of Computing and Management Sciences at Isra University (1998-99). He then formed and led Karachi Institute of Information Technology (1999-2003).

Dr. Shaikh served FAST National University Karachi Campus from 2003 till 2011 as a Dean Faculty of Computing and Director Karachi Campus. He then served briefly as the founding Dean and Registrar to establish DHA Suffa University and later as an Executive Director Sindh Teacher Education Development Authority from 2011-2014. He rejoined back FAST National University as the Dean Faculty of Computing and Director Karachi Campus and served till January 2016. He joined as the President of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi on February 1, 2016.

In addition he is an HEC approved Ph.D Supervisor in Computer Science and has produced 9 Ph.Ds. He is author of over 50 research papers in ISI Index Journals and International Conferences. He has worked on R & D consultancy Projects of CIDA, EU, World Bank, USAID and ICT R&D funds.  He has led an organization dealing with Teacher Education comprising of over 150,000 teachers, and developed several policy and strategic documents on Educational reforms with and without technology. He has also served as member National Computing Education Accreditation Council. He is also member of various National and International Professional Organizations and member of higher statutory bodies of various Universities.

 

Specialties:

  • Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • E-Governance
  • Technology Planning
  • Project Management
  • Training & Academics
  • R&D in ICT
  • Technical and Vocational Education
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Teacher Education
  • Pedagogical models and implications for 3rd world countries

 

Qualification:

  • PhD(Computer Science), Polytechnic University, New York, United States (1994)
  • M.S(Computer Science), Polytechnic University, New York, United States (1991)
  • B.E(Computer System Engineering), Mehran UET, Jamshoro, Pakistan (1989)

Salient Achievements (Consultancies & Projects)

  • Chief Program Implementer for Sindh Education Teacher Training Program, funded by CIDA and USAID for Teacher Education (2012 – 13)
  • Lead Consultant for European Union, GIZ Project on the development of National Skills Strategy for TEVT Sector for the Province of Sindh (2011 – 12)
  • Lead Consultant for Sindh Skills Development Project, Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority a funded project by World Bank (2010 – 12)
  • Academic Consultant for Memon Education Board (2010 – 11)
  • Advisor for the Governor House of Government of Sindh, Pakistan in IT Planning for all Government Offices & E-Governance projects (2002 – 2006)
  • Designed and developed a billing and Internet Management System for COMSATS – one of Pakistan’s leading Internet Service provider (1996)
  • Advisor for National Center for Energy & Environment Studies (Pakistan) on the development of Environmental Management Decision Support System. Project received funding by UN, World Bank, Asian Development Bank & Canadian Environmental Development Association (1996)
  • Advisor for Quetta Command and Staff College (Pakistan Army) for the development of War-gaming systems and Simulators (1996)
  • Worked on R & D grants of NASA (USA), Ford Motor Company (USA), and National Science Foundation (USA) (1992-1995)
  • Consultant for Merryl – Lynch and other financial leaders on Wall Street, New York on Distributed Database & Networks solutions and ATM systems (1992-1994)

Current Portfolio Assignments

Policy Making, ICT Consulting, Advisory, Administrative and Academic

  • President / Vice Chancellor of a leading private sector University of Pakistan.
  • Former Dean Faculty of Computing and Director of FAST National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Karachi Campus.
  • CTO Aisoft Inc, USA (MEA Region) http://aisft.com/
  • Former Executive Director, Sindh Teacher Education Development Authority, http://www.steda.gos.pkand former Project Director Sindh Elementary Teacher Training Project SETTP-CIDA https://sites.google.com/site/settpcida/home
  • Co-Patron Microsoft Innovation Center, Pakistan.
  • Consultant for Sindh Skills Development Project, under STEVTA a World Bank project https://sites.google.com/site/ssdpstevta/
  • International Advisor for TODA Institute of Global Peace and Policy Research, USA. http://www.toda.org/intl_advisory/s.html
  • Academic Facilitator for a Distance Learning Program of Asia E-University, Malaysia. http://www.aeu.edu.my/
  • Member Board of Directors Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority http://www.pprasindh.gov.pk/ppra_board.php
  • Approved Research Supervisor in Computer Science for Ph.D by the Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan.
  • Member Senate Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur, Pakistan. http://www.iba-suk.edu.pk/siba/web_pages/User/wpSenateSiba.aspx
  • Member HEC Curriculum Revision Committee for Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering (2004 –2012)
  • Member Advisory and Review Board, Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, ISSN: 0254-7821
  • Member Editorial Board and Reviewer, Technology Forces PAF-KIET Journal of Engineering & Sciences, ISSN: 1994-862X
  • Member and Co-Chair of various IEEE Conferences (2010-15)

Teaching & Research Portfolio

  • Taught Graduate & Undergraduate Computer Science, Information Management, TQM, Research & Technology courses

Current Research Interests: Business Process Engineering of complex human intensive systems, Educational and Learning Models, E-Governance, Human Engineering, Ubiquitous & Social Computing and Distance based Learning models.

PhD Students under supervision

  1. “Framework for E-Learning with Virtual Teachers on KOLB’s model”, PhD research student (2012 – 2016).
  2. “An E-Governance Readiness Plan for Third World Countries”, PhD research student (2012 – 2016).
  3. “A Semantic modeling Framework for Islamic Legal Rulings”, PhD research student (2014 – 2017).

+ Welcome Note

This University is right in the heart of one of the most vibrant cosmopolitan cities of the world is about both people and place.

M.A.J University (as we are popularly known) strives to liberate students and faculty to explore, create, challenge, and become effective leaders. We empower our students by helping their visions and dreams grow through shared values, diversity, experience, respect, and faith. With special programs and community outreach programs available and encouraged, the curriculum and opportunities at M.A.J University are both exciting and aspiring.

The M.A.J University in recent days has initiated a mega transformation phase to make this University a top-ranking University of the region. We’re enhancing the outlook of our faculty who are the top brains being drawn from all over the world to teach, perform, create, and study in a place where everyone belongs. The Industry faculty having minimum 10 years of experience are partnering with us by bringing in the diversity and practical exposure for our students. Technology and business incubators for our graduates and faculty are being created to develop a techno-preneurial eco system.

The Academic programs at M.A.J University are designed from Bachelors to PhD in disciplines of Management Sciences, Accounting, Economics & Finance, Computing Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Media Sciences and very soon other disciplines too. With an FM Radio station and partnerships with other leading Universities we are initiating blended / distance education programs in diverse areas at M.A.J University. With flexible course plans one can craft his/her own Degree plans and majors.

As the President of M.A.J University, I believe in giving you a dream and environment to accomplish your academic and professional goals: may you be a student, a faculty, a non-teaching staff member, an industry collaborator, an alumnus, a parent or just a passerby. Once you step-in, you are part of our M.A.J.U fraternity.  We are also an important part of one of the largest educational conglomerate of Asia comprising of 3 Universities, a College Network of over 800 colleges and a network of over 3500 schools.

I hope you find Mohammad Ali Jinnah University as exhilarating and enriching as I do.

 

+ Biography

Prof. Engr. Dr. Zubair Ahmed Shaikh is a recognized and innovative professional with over 20 years of experience as a Senior Administrator, Academician, Researcher, and IT / IS consultant for large scale complex business problems, particularly related to E-Governance, Educational Planning, IT and Technical & Vocational Education.

He is a Ph.D & MS (Computer Sc., New York, USA), B.Engg in Computer Systems Engineering with over 15 years of experience as an IT consultant for Wall Street and other National & International organizations. Design, planning and management of IT institutions, and offshore software development organizations. R&D expertise in the areas of Ubiquitous Computing, Multimedia & Graphics, Knowledge Management, Mobile & Adhoc Networks, and E-Health, E-Education and Learning and Teaching theories.

He has been a faculty member at Wayne State University, Michigan and worked in Software Industry in USA.  In Pakistan he joined GIK Institute (1996-98), as a founding Dean of Faculty of Computing and Management Sciences at Isra University (1998-99). He then formed and led Karachi Institute of Information Technology (1999-2003).

Dr. Shaikh served FAST National University Karachi Campus from 2003 till 2011 as a Dean Faculty of Computing and Director Karachi Campus. He then served briefly as the founding Dean and Registrar to establish DHA Suffa University and later as an Executive Director Sindh Teacher Education Development Authority from 2011-2014. He rejoined back FAST National University as the Dean Faculty of Computing and Director Karachi Campus and served till January 2016. He joined as the President of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi on February 1, 2016.

In addition he is an HEC approved Ph.D Supervisor in Computer Science and has produced 9 Ph.Ds. He is author of over 50 research papers in ISI Index Journals and International Conferences. He has worked on R & D consultancy Projects of CIDA, EU, World Bank, USAID and ICT R&D funds.  He has led an organization dealing with Teacher Education comprising of over 150,000 teachers, and developed several policy and strategic documents on Educational reforms with and without technology. He has also served as member National Computing Education Accreditation Council. He is also member of various National and International Professional Organizations and member of higher statutory bodies of various Universities.

 

Specialties:

  • Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • E-Governance
  • Technology Planning
  • Project Management
  • Training & Academics
  • R&D in ICT
  • Technical and Vocational Education
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Teacher Education
  • Pedagogical models and implications for 3rd world countries

 

Qualification:

  • PhD(Computer Science), Polytechnic University, New York, United States (1994)
  • M.S(Computer Science), Polytechnic University, New York, United States (1991)
  • B.E(Computer System Engineering), Mehran UET, Jamshoro, Pakistan (1989)
+ Achievements

Salient Achievements (Consultancies & Projects)

  • Chief Program Implementer for Sindh Education Teacher Training Program, funded by CIDA and USAID for Teacher Education (2012 – 13)
  • Lead Consultant for European Union, GIZ Project on the development of National Skills Strategy for TEVT Sector for the Province of Sindh (2011 – 12)
  • Lead Consultant for Sindh Skills Development Project, Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority a funded project by World Bank (2010 – 12)
  • Academic Consultant for Memon Education Board (2010 – 11)
  • Advisor for the Governor House of Government of Sindh, Pakistan in IT Planning for all Government Offices & E-Governance projects (2002 – 2006)
  • Designed and developed a billing and Internet Management System for COMSATS – one of Pakistan’s leading Internet Service provider (1996)
  • Advisor for National Center for Energy & Environment Studies (Pakistan) on the development of Environmental Management Decision Support System. Project received funding by UN, World Bank, Asian Development Bank & Canadian Environmental Development Association (1996)
  • Advisor for Quetta Command and Staff College (Pakistan Army) for the development of War-gaming systems and Simulators (1996)
  • Worked on R & D grants of NASA (USA), Ford Motor Company (USA), and National Science Foundation (USA) (1992-1995)
  • Consultant for Merryl – Lynch and other financial leaders on Wall Street, New York on Distributed Database & Networks solutions and ATM systems (1992-1994)

Current Portfolio Assignments

Policy Making, ICT Consulting, Advisory, Administrative and Academic

  • President / Vice Chancellor of a leading private sector University of Pakistan.
  • Former Dean Faculty of Computing and Director of FAST National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Karachi Campus.
  • CTO Aisoft Inc, USA (MEA Region) http://aisft.com/
  • Former Executive Director, Sindh Teacher Education Development Authority, http://www.steda.gos.pkand former Project Director Sindh Elementary Teacher Training Project SETTP-CIDA https://sites.google.com/site/settpcida/home
  • Co-Patron Microsoft Innovation Center, Pakistan.
  • Consultant for Sindh Skills Development Project, under STEVTA a World Bank project https://sites.google.com/site/ssdpstevta/
  • International Advisor for TODA Institute of Global Peace and Policy Research, USA. http://www.toda.org/intl_advisory/s.html
  • Academic Facilitator for a Distance Learning Program of Asia E-University, Malaysia. http://www.aeu.edu.my/
  • Member Board of Directors Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority http://www.pprasindh.gov.pk/ppra_board.php
  • Approved Research Supervisor in Computer Science for Ph.D by the Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan.
  • Member Senate Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur, Pakistan. http://www.iba-suk.edu.pk/siba/web_pages/User/wpSenateSiba.aspx
  • Member HEC Curriculum Revision Committee for Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering (2004 –2012)
  • Member Advisory and Review Board, Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, ISSN: 0254-7821
  • Member Editorial Board and Reviewer, Technology Forces PAF-KIET Journal of Engineering & Sciences, ISSN: 1994-862X
  • Member and Co-Chair of various IEEE Conferences (2010-15)

Teaching & Research Portfolio

  • Taught Graduate & Undergraduate Computer Science, Information Management, TQM, Research & Technology courses

Current Research Interests: Business Process Engineering of complex human intensive systems, Educational and Learning Models, E-Governance, Human Engineering, Ubiquitous & Social Computing and Distance based Learning models.

PhD Students under supervision

  1. “Framework for E-Learning with Virtual Teachers on KOLB’s model”, PhD research student (2012 – 2016).
  2. “An E-Governance Readiness Plan for Third World Countries”, PhD research student (2012 – 2016).
  3. “A Semantic modeling Framework for Islamic Legal Rulings”, PhD research student (2014 – 2017).

+ Awards

Events