SZABIST's Predictive Analytics Lab under the Center of Data Analytics and Cloud Computing

Government of Pakistan, through Higher Education Commission has established research and innovation center in the emerging areas of science and technology. Pakistan now has a national center for Big Data and Cloud Computing.This national center has a set of 12 affiliated labs at 11 universities across the country to address domestic challenges of Pakistan and to create scientific competitiveness. SZABIST has been selected to establish a PRDICTIVE ANALYTICS (PA) LAB under the Center of Data Analytics and Cloud Computing. SZABIST’s PA LAB is one of the final 12 selected labs (out of 65+ proposals) and has been awarded a grant of 81.25 Million PKR after an extremely competitive selection process of identifying the most talented researchers in the emerging field of Data Science. 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. Addressing the gathering, Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that this was an auspicious day for Pakistan marked by a realization of a dream, which would take Pakistan forward towards positioning itself as a knowledge economy in which prosperity will one day be driven by data which is the "new oil". SZABIST was represented by Mr. Khusro Pervaiz Khan (Head of Campus) and Dr. Muhammad Usman (Head of Department, CS) in the inauguration ceremony. Indeed, a remarkable achievement of SZABIST. Congratulations the PI/Co-PIs and Computer Science department for their hard work.