Principal and Dean NUST-SEECS

Dr. S.M Hassan Zaidi

Dean and Principal NUST-SEECS

Dr. Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi, Principal and Dean NUST IT Wing (NUST-SEECS) - is an illustrious researcher and practitioner in IT education, with credentials as a scholar of remarkable vision and commitment. He acquired his PhD from University Of South Florida, USA. During his distinguished academic research career spanning over three decades, he has published over 100 research papers in prestigious international Journals/conferences. He is the founding Chief academic officer of NUST School of electrical engineering and computer science (SEECS). He is the recipient of several coveted honours and awards which notably include: NCR National IT Excellence Award for Research and Development and Gold Medal for the year 2000 – 2001; NCR National Excellence Award for IT Education in the year 2003. In September 2006, Charlotte Research Institute (CRI), USA conferred on him the status of “Duke Energy Distinguished Research Visiting Scholar. Dr Zaidi has the distinction of pioneering and co-chairing US-Pakistan International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET), a regular annual event since Dec 2004. He has won two President Gold medals for being proclaimed the BEST Researcher of the Year and the Best Teacher in Information Technology. Currently, Dr Zaidi is leading a national subcommittee on high value ICT HR development which is a cardinal part of Pakistan vision 2025. He is also a winner of President’s Pride of Performance Award for his meritorious services in the field of Information Technology at the National/International Level.