Pakistan has produced a lot of computer science talent that is powering not only our local industry but also academia and research. As they are incredibly interesting and important areas, distributed systems, parallelism and supercomputing have attracted the attention of many of our brightest stars. These areas have almost been fused together lately, with commodity processors being used in large parallel clusters tied together with high speed interconnects; supercomputing has really become synonymous with distributed computing.
Prof. Shahid Bokhari of Lahore’s UET did seminal work in distributed systems and has a large number of noteworthy publications. Our very own Prof. Asad Abidi, former researcher at Bell Labs, long time chaired Professor at UCLA, winner of the IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid State Circuits and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and former Dean of the SSE at LUMS, has many significant achievements in the related area of VLSI design. Beyond these individuals, groups such as the Khwarizmic science society in Lahore have been building clusters for over 15 years.
We can now proudly add to this list, the name of Basit Riaz, a Pakistani researcher who has won the Best Paper Award at an international Supercomputing conference recently held in France. Well done Basit! Now we’re hoping we will see you soon in Pakistan so that you can enrich local academia and industry. Good luck to you!
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Pakistani gets coveted award for groundbreaking computer reseach
ISLAMABAD, May 7 (APP) – Basit Riaz Sheikh, a Pakistani Ph.D candidate at the Cornell University, the United States has become the first Pakistani to win the “Supercomputer Design Award” at Global Scientific Conference-2010 held in Grenoble, France. Basit has won the coveted ‘best paper award’ for his groundbreaking research work in the state-of-the-art computer design, according to the information reaching here on Friday.
Basit, a AVLSI Lab student at the prestigious Cornell University, has fully implemented transistor-level design that not only performed at 3.2 times higher speed, but also consumed six times less energy. [..]
Associated Press Of Pakistan