LUMS Wins National Center for Big Data & Cloud Computing (NCBC)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The inauguration of the National Center in Big Data and Cloud Computing took place at LUMS on May 4, 2018. The ceremony was attended by noted personalities from the educational and development sectors of Pakistan. The PKR 1.5 Billion Center will be housed at LUMS and will comprise of 12 'Affiliated' Labs at 11 Universities around the country including LUMS, EME College, PNEC, UETL, UETP, ITU, SZABIST, FAST-NU, CECOS, Ziauddin University and UAF and employ 50 of the country's leading Analytics and Cloud researchers.

"The NCBC will be mainly focused on R&D and human resource development in the specialised field of Big Data and Cloud Computing. The role of Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing is growing in many businesses and applications become extremely critical to economic growth and national competitiveness. The idea is to provide a platform for promoting a culture of Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing industry and related businesses," explained Dr.  Naveed Arshad, Director NCBC

LUMS also wins two research labs as part of NCBC

Sustainable Energy Informatics Lab (Team)

  • Dr. Naveed Arshad
  • Dr. Suleman Shahid
  • Dr. Imdad Ullah Khan
  • Dr. Hassan Mohy-ud-Din

Distributed Computing Lab (Team)

  • Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi
  • Dr. Basit Shafiq
  • Dr. Hamad Alizai
  • Dr. Zafar Ayyub Qazi