Prof. Dr. Masroor Hussain
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Prof. Dr. Masroor Hussain

Professor (HEC Approved PhD Supervisor)

Qualifications: PhD
Research Interests: High Performance Computing, Computational Science, Data Mining, Neural Networks, Image Processing, Video Mining


Masroor Hussain is an Associate Professor of Data Science in Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering. He is HEC approved PhD supervisor, NCEAC program evaluator and a registered PEC Engineer. He had obtained his 1st professional degree (BS) in computer science from NUCES-FAST Lahore. After completing his BS he also pursued his MS degree program from the same institution with specialization in Artificial Intelligence. He obtained PhD degree in computational mechanics program from GIK Institute, Topi.

His area of interests includes adaptive meshing, data mining, data warehousing, finite element methods, neural networks and parallel computing. His major contributions for research are on ALE moving mesh scheme, handwriting analysis, mesh reordering and partitioning techniques, spatial temporal neural networks, and stabilized mixed finite element methods.

Prior to joining the GIK Institute, he worked in Neurodyne Medical Corp ( as a software engineer. He spent two years in Neumed, where he developed the software for medical instruments. These instruments read the neuro-muscular movements of the human body and analyzed them. In particular, he worked with photoelectric Photoelectric Plethysmograph (PPG) and EMG singals. He also served the Comsats Institute, Lahore as a visiting faculty in Fall 2003. After successfully defending his MS thesis, he joined GIK Institute from June 2004 as Research Associate. Since May 2011 he has joined the Institute as an Assistant Professor.

He had participated in many national programming and software competitions, as the representative of NUCES-FAST Lahore, like softec, procom and softcom during his under-graduate studies. He also won the 1st prize in SoftCom Nov-2001 for speed programming competition. Currently he is also Regional Contest Director (RCD), ICPC, Topi.

Teaching Assignments

  • Introduction to Computing and its Lab
  • Intensive Programming Lab
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithm
  • Software Engineering II
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Languages and Compilation Techniques
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Parallel Processing
  • Real Time Embedded Systems
  • Parallel Computation (Graduate Course)
  • Advance Operating Systems (Graduate Course)
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing (Graduate Course)

Development of Super Computer

  • Role: Principal Investigator
  • Funding Agency: Directorate of Science and Technology, Govt. of K.P.K., Pakistan
  • Duration: 2012-2014 (2 years)
  • Amount: 10.0 Million PKR
Development of Geospatial Data-loggers for Monitoring Transhunamce Grazing Patterns
  • Role: Project Manager
  • Funding Agency: International Center of Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
  • Duration: 2014 (1 year)
  • Amount: 13,500 USD

A 2 Days HEC Workshop on Emerging Trends in Computational Sciences

  • Role: Coordinator & Instructor
  • Funding Agency: Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
  • Duration: 9-10 Jan, 2013
  • Amount:  73,500 PKR

High Performance 3D Simulation of Hydraulic Head using Darcy Law

  • Role: Superviser
  • Funding Agency: National ICT, R&D Fund, Pakistan
  • Duration: 2012-2013
  • Amount:  78,499 PKR

Automatic Cancerous Tissue Classification

  • Role: Superviser
  • Funding Agency: Directorate of Science and Technology, Govt. of K.P.K., Pakistan
  • Duration: 2011-2012
  • Amount:  0.48 Million PKR

A 5 Days Workshop on Video Registration & High Dynamic Range Imaging

  • Role: Coordinator
  • Funding Agency: National ICT, R&D Fund, Pakistan
  • Duration: July 30th, August 3rd, 2007
Publications [Total IF: 45.902]

  1. Muhammad Ayaz Shah, Fatima Khalil, Syeda Zunaira Ali, Masroor Hussain, Khan Shahzada, Evaluation of the Effect of Changes in Axle Loading of Railway Bridges through Numerical Modelling, In Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Recent Advances in Civil and Earthquake Engineering, 8th October, 2021, Pakistan.
  2. Shahzaib Malik, Muhammad Usman, Masroor Hussain, Munaza Munsif, Sibghatullah Khan, Saad Rasheed, Shazma Ali, Numerical analysis of the compositional graded quaternary barrier AlGaN-based Ultraviolet-C light-emitting diode,  Opto-Electronics Review, 29 (3), 80-84, 802021. [IF: 2.489] [Download]
  3. Zahid Halim, Muhammad Nadeem Yousaf, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Suleman, Ghulam Abbas, Masroor Hussain, Iftekhar Ahmad and Muhammad Hanif, An Effective Genetic Algorithm-Based Feature Selection Method for Intrusion Detection Systems, Computers and Security, vol. 110. 2021. [IF: 4.438] [Download]
  4. Muhammad Ilyas, Akbar Hussain, Abdur Rauf, Inayat Ur Rahman, Asad Naveed, M. Abdul Basit, Fazli Rabbani, Shafqat Ullah Khan, Ejaz Ahmed, Masroor Hussain, Joonkyung Jang, Shabeer Ahmad Mian. Tailoring the Antifouling Agent Titanium Dioxide in the Visible Range of Solar Spectrum for Photoelectrochemical Activity with Hybrid DFT & DFT + U Approach, Materials Today Communications, 2021. [IF: 2.678] [Download]
  5. Muhammad Usman, Shahzeb Malik, Masroor Hussain, Habibullah Jamal, M. Ajmal Khan, Improving AlGaN-based ultraviolet light-emitting diodes by introducing quaternary-graded AlInGaN final quantum barrier, Optical Materials, vol. 112, Feb 2021. [IF: 2.779] [Download]
  6. Syed Fawad Hussain, Adeel Parvez, Masroor HussainCo-clustering optimization using Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) Algorithm, Applied Soft Computing, vol. 97, Dec 2020. [IF: 5.472] [Download]
  7. Habib Ullah Manzoor, Tareq Manzoor, Masroor HussainAnalysis of Multiple Surface Electromagnetic Waves on the Planner Interface of Hyperbolic Medium and Rugate Filter Having Sinusoidal Refractive Index Profile, 15, pp. 287–291, Plasmonics, 2020. [IF: 2.926] [Download]
  8. Masroor Hussain, Shahab U. Ansari, Tareq Manzoor, Aijaz Ahmad, Khurram Imran Khan, Performance Analysis of Parallel Stabilized Mixed Galerkin Method for Three-Dimensional Transient Darcy Flow using Mesh Reordering Techniques, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 176, pp. 621-631, 2019. [IF: 3.706] [Download]
  9. Shahab U. Ansari, Masroor Hussain, Suleman Mazhar, Tareq Manzoor, Khalid J. Siddiqui, Muhammad Abid, Habibullah Jamal, Mesh Partitioning and Efficient Equation Solving Techniques by Distributed Finite Element Methods: A Survey, Archieves of Computational Methods in Engineering, 26(1), pp. 1-16, Jan, 2019. [IF: 6.605] [Download]
  10. Habibullah Manzoor, Tareq Manzoor, Saqib Saleem, Sanaullah Manzoor, Masroor HussainAnalysis of Bloch surface waves at the Interface Between Two Semi-infinite Rugate Filters with Symmetric Refractive Index Profiles, 13 (16), pp. 2319-2328, Plasmomics, December 2018.  [IF: 2.926] [Download]
  11. Muhammad Bilal, Khurram Imran Khan, Masroor Hussain, Hammad Amjad Khan, Sajjad Hussain, Validation of Kinetic Model of Naphtha Reforming Reactor for Optimization of Process, In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), pp nos. 1-4, 10-12 September, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018. [Download]

  12. Shahab U. Ansari, Masroor Hussain, Ahmar Rashid,  Suleman Mazhar, S. M. Ahmad, Numerical Solution and Analysis of Three-Dimensional Transient Darcy Flow, Transport in Porous Media, 123 (2), 289-305, 20-March, 2018.  [IF: 1.997] [Download]

  13. Habibullah Manzoor, Tareq Manzoor, Masroor Hussain, Sanaullah Manzoor, Kashif Nazar, Multiple Bloch surface waves in visible region of light at the interfaces between rugate filter/rugate filter and rugate filter/dielectric slab/rugate filter, Journal of Optics, 20 (4), April, 2018. [IF: 2.753] [Download]

  14. Muhammad Abid, Masroor Hussain, Ayesha Khan, Hafiz Abdul Wajid, Application of monotonic adaptive kernel for optimization – A Case study. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: The Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 232 (2), pp. 256-264, April, 2018. [IF: 1.211] [Download]

  15. Shahab U. Ansari, Masroor Hussain, Ahmar Rashid,  Suleman Mazhar, S. M. Ahmad, Khalid J. Siddiqui, Validating numerical solution of transient Darcy flow using the stabilized mixed finite element method, Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation, pp. 55-65, 94 (1), January, 2018. [IF: 0.94] [Download]

  16. Ghulam Abbas, Sanaullah Manzoor, Masroor HussainA stateless fairness-driven active queue management scheme for efficient and fair bandwidth allocation in congested Internet routers. Telecommunication Systems, pp. 3-20, 67 (1), January, 2018.  [IF: 1.527] [Download]

  17. Shahab U. Ansari, Masroor Hussain, Sarvat M. Ahmed, Ahmar Rashid, Suleman Mazhar,  Stabilized Mixed Finite Element Method for Transient Darcy Flow, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, pp. 85-97, 41 (1), 2017. [IF: 0.248] [Download]

  18. Muhammad Abid, Ayesha Khan, Masroor Hussain, Hafiz Abdul Wajid, Optimized bolt tightening procedure for different tightening strategies – FEA study, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: The Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 231 (2), pp. 236-249, 2017. [IF: 1.211] [Download]
  19. Usman Ali, Arslan Shaukat, Masroor Hussain, Jehad Ali, Khalil Khan, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Mumtaz Ali Shah, Automatic Cancereous Tissues Classification using Discrete Wavelet Transformation and Support Vector Machine, Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research, 6 (7), 15-23, 2016. [Download]
  20. Muhammad Abid, Ayesha Khan, David Nash, Masroor Hussain, Hafiz Abdul Wajid, Optimized Bolt Tightening Strategies for Gasketed Flanged Pipe Joints of Different Sizes, International Journal of Pressure Vessel and Piping,  130-140, pp 22-27, March-April, 2016, DOI:10.1016/j.ijpvp.2016.02.022. [IF: 1.427] [Download]

  21. Shahab U. Ansari, Masroor Hussain, Suleman Mazhar, Ahmar Rashid, Sarvat M. Ahmed,  Three-Dimensional Stabilized Mixed Galerkin Method for Darcy Flow, In proceedings of 13th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) 2015, Islamabad, pp. 104 -108, 14-16 Dec 2015. [Download]

  22. Suleman Mazhar, Jahanzeb Gul, Faisal Mueen, Masroor Hussain,  Design of a Memory-Card Based Low-Cost GPS Data-Logger for Livestock Monitoring, In proceedings of IEEE Sensors Conference 2015, Busan, Korea, 1-4 Nov 2015. [Download]

  23. Muhammad Abid, Ayesha Khan, David Nash, Masroor Hussain, Hafiz Abdul Wajid, Simulation of Optimized Bolt Tightening Strategies for Gasketed Flanged Pipe JointsProcedia Engineering, 130:204-213, September 2015. [Download]

  24. Sanaullah Manzoor, Ghulam Abbas, Masroor HussainCHOKeDFair Active Queue Management, In proceedings of 15th International conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT-2015), UK, pp. 512-516, 26-28 Oct 2015. [Download]

  25. Shahab U. Ansari, Masroor Hussain, Ahmar Rashid, Suleman Mazhar, Sarvat M. Ahmad, Stabilized Mixed Galerkin Method for Transient Analysis of Darcy Flow, ICMSAO’15Istanbul, Turkey, May 27 – 29, 2015.

  26. Masroor Hussain, Muhammad Abid, Mushtaq Ahmad, Syed Fawad Hussain, A Parallel 2D Stabilized Finite Element Method for Darcy flow on Distributed Systems, WASJ, 27 (9): 1119-1125, 2013. [Download]

  27. Fahad Waqar, Hammad Qureshi, Masroor Hussain, Shahab Ansari, Texture Classification using Discriminant Wavelet Packet Sub-bands and Support Vector MachinesWEC, 2013.

  28. Masroor Hussain, Alex Kavokin. A calculation of 3D model of ground water flux at evaporation from water table using parallel algorithm – MPICHInternational Journal of Mathematics and Physics, 3 (2):128–132, 2012.

  29. Masroor Hussain, Muhammad Abid, Mushtaq Ahmad, Stabilized Mixed Finite Elements for Darcy’s Law on Distributed Memory SystemsIn Proceedings of International Symposium on Frontiers of Computational Sciences Islamabad, pp – 39-47, Pakistan 28-29 June, 2012.

  30. Masroor Hussain, Muhammad Abid, Mushtaq Ahmad, Ashfaq Khokhar, Arif Masud, A Parallel Implementation of ALE Moving Mesh Technique for FSI Problems using OpenMPInternational Journal of Parallel Programming, 39(6), pp – 717-745, 2011. [IF: 0.569] [Download]

  31. Masroor Hussain, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Abid, Ashfaq Khokhar, Arif Masud, Parallel Computation of ALE Mesh Generation for Distributed Memory Systems using MPISymposium on Frontiers of Computational Sciences (ISFCS2010), Abstract only, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2010.

  32. Masroor Hussain, Mushtaq Ahmad, Muhammad Abid, Ashfaq Khokhar, Implementation of 2D Parallel ALE Mesh Generation Technique in FSI problems using OpenMP, In proceedings of FIT’09, Abbottabad, Pakistan, 2009. [Download]

  33. Masroor Hussain, Alex Kavokin, A 2D parallel algorithm using MPICH for calculation of ground water flux at evaporation from water table, In proceedings of FIT’09, Abbottabad, Pakistan, 2009.

  34. Mehdi Moghadam Fard, Maryam Moghadam Fard, Behrouz Minaei Bidgoli, Masroor Hussain, Persian on-line handwritten character recognition by RCE spatio-temporal neural network, In proceedings of the 5th international conference on Soft computing as transdisciplinary science and technology, Cergy-Pontoise, France, 2008. [Download]

  35. Masroor Hussain, M.N. Khan, Online Urdu Ligature Recognition using Spatial Temporal Neural Processing, In proceedings of INMIC, 2005. [Download]

  36. Rauf Baig, Masroor Hussain, Online Signature Recognition and Writer Identification by Spatial-Temporal Neural Processing, In proceedings of INMIC, 2004. [Download]

  37. Masroor Hussain, Complex Valued Gradient Descent Algorithm for Multi-Layer Perceptrons, Asian Journal of Information Technology (ISSN: 1682-3915) on 2002.

Prominent Former Graduate Students

1. Dr. Shahab U. Ansari (2012-17), PhD, Assistant Professor, GIK Institute, Topi, Pakistan.

2. Engr. Ayesha Khan (2012-14), MS, Lecturer, University of Prince Mugrin, Madinah, KSA.

3. Ms. Sameen Mansha (2012-14), MS, Research Scholar, The University of Queens Land, Australia.