Research Center - Initiative

Initiative Details 
 Objective:
 Provide enabling atmosphere and financial incentive to the motivated individuals to learn emerging technologies, carry out independent research, publish papers, and solve challenging problems. 
 Seek support from individuals and companies to become "Research Sponsors".
 Bring into being a pool of individuals to guide the scholars.

Research Topics:

 VLSI Design 
 Software Engineering 
 Genetic Engineering 
 Biomedical & Bioinformatics 
 Nanotechnology 

Research Sponsor:

Individuals, Companies or Organizations will act as Research Sponsors. Research Sponsor will provide the necessary funding, hardware, software to carry out The Research. Research Sponsor will propose a well define, time bound Research Project that The Scholars will take on.

The Location:

The Research centers will be a collaboration between an Accredited (HEC Recognized) Institute/University –AND- Koshish Foundation. The center will be physically located at University/Institute campus, inside or in close proximity to the related department(s), It will be equipped with computers, laser printer(s), high-speed internet connectivity, and necessary software/hardware needed for research. A comfortable and enabling environment will be created at the center - e.g. flexible work hours. The center will provide IEEE / ACM membership to access research publications.

The Scholars:

The Scholars will be able to get involved in research work while pursuing or after completing their BE/MS/PhD degrees. Scholars working on a Research Project will get appropriate monthly stipend. Each Research Project will have a Technical Mentor – a well qualified and experience person from Academia or Industry. The Mentor will provide need-based guidance to The Scholars.

Incentives Offered To The Scholars:

Assistance in securing admissions at Foreign Universities. 
Assistance in placement at a US/Multinational Companies. 
Assistance in publishing/presenting The Research Work. 
Assistance in become Foreign University Affiliates. 
Monthly stipend while doing The Research. 

Patron:

Dr. Aamir Farooqui. 
Ph.D. University of California, Davis. 
M.S. KFUPM, Dhahran. 
B.E. NED University, Karachi. 

Contact:

If you are interested to become a Scholar or would like to know more about the initiative, please email Dr. Aamir Farooqui. 

Active Groups 
  

Group A

LocationHEJ Institute, Karachi University

ContactsOn Campus
Dr. Iqbal Chaudhry 
Director, HEJ Institute, Karachi
Sponsor & Mentor
Dr. Aamir Farooqui

TopicNanotechnology
Study the design, modeling, fabrication, computation and theory of the electrical and mechanical properties of Nanotubes. Carbon Nanotubes are extremely thin (their diameter is about 10,000 times smaller than a human hair), hollow cylinders made of carbon atoms.

Ongoing Progress
Ongoing research activities and progress report 
 

Group B

LocationSSUET, Karachi

ContactsOn Campus
Prof. Tahir Hussain 
Sponsor & Mentor
Dr. Amin Abdulghani

Topic(s)Bioinformatics
Disease Database and Management: 
Work with major hospitals to track and store disease information. Would be useful in identifying the demographics and temporal information regarding sicknesses and thus providing targeted disease management. Work would start first with the more prevalent diseases. 

Dissemination of medical knowledge: 
Development of low cost protocols for dissemination of current medical knowledge to doctors, patients and population in large.

Search Genes: 
Develop datamining and statistical models and tools to find and characterize genes of major functions for different crop varieties. 

Bioinformatic Databases Integration:
One of the major problems of current bioinformatics databases is that the data is scattered around in heterogeneous data sources. Tools and interfaces are needed to closes these gaps and provide easier access to the data.