Dr. Sharifullah Khan TI
Associate Professor
Department of Computing

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: 051-90852153
Email: sharifullah.khan at seecs.edu.pk
Web: http://skhan.seecs.nust.edu.pk/

Specialization:
Databases, Information Retrieval

Education:
– Query Optimization – Institute de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), Universite Paul Sabatier (UPS), Toulouse, France, France (2006)

Academic Background:

PhD (Computer Sciences) in 1998-2002 from School of Computing, the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. The thesis title was ‘The Optimisation of Continual Queries'. Key feature includes:

  • Design of a new architecture for a scalable continual queries system in the Internet environment

  • Design of a scalable and dynamic grouping technique to optimise the evaluation of continual queries

  • Design of a simple model for differential evaluation of continual queries to bypass a complete evaluation after initial evaluation.Development of a technique for differential evaluation of grouped continual queries

Post Doctorate in 2005-2006 from Institute de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), UMR 5505 CNRS, Universite Paul Sabatier (UPS), Toulouse, France.

Honours and Awards

  • Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (T.I.) the Civil Award, conferred by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Independence Day, 14th August 2013.
  • Best Paper Award for “Publishing Institutional Repositories Metadata into the Semantic Web” by 8th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2013), Islamabad, Pakistan, September 10-12, 2013.
  •  Fellowship for Post Doctorate Research at Institute de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), UMR 5505 CNRS, Universite Paul Sabatier (UPS), Toulouse, France (September 2005 – August 2006) awarded by CNRS France.
  • Scholarship for Information Technology Educational Methodology, Third Country Training Programme in Indonesia (August 30 – September 29, 2004) awarded by JICA Japan.
  • Quaid-e-Azam Merit Scholarship for PhD Studies (1998 – 2002) awarded by Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan in 1997.
  • IZAZ-I-SABQAT Award conferred by the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for obtaining highest percentage marks in the MSc Computer Sciences Examination for the year 1994 in the Province of NWFP, Pakistan.
  • First Class First Position (Gold Medal) among the successful candidates of MSc in Gomal University, D. I. Khan, Pakistan, 1994.
  • First Class First Position (Gold Medal) among the successful candidates of BSc in Gomal University, D. I. Khan, Pakistan, 1991.

Appreciation Letters:

  • Letter of Appreciation from Principal, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) for Successful conduct of Change-of-Scope visit of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) for BESE Program held in June 2013.
  • Letter of Appreciation from Principal, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) for Excellent Organization of SEECS Sport Gala 2013 in year 2013.

  • Letter of Appreciation from Principal, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) for Excellent Coordination Committee Dy. Convener of SEECS 6th UG Convocation in year 2012.

  • Letter of Appreciation from Principal, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) for Excellent Event Committee Convener of SEECS 5 th UG Convocation in year 2011.

  • Letter of Appreciation from Director General, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for Excellent Event Committee Convener of SEECS 3rd UG Convocation in year 2009

  • Letter of Appreciation from Director General, NUST Institute of Information technology for Excellent Event Committee Convener of NIIT 2nd UG Convocation in year 2007

  • Letter of Appreciation from Director General, NUST Institute of Information technology for Excellent Promotion Committee Convener of NIIT 1st UG Convocation in year 2005

  • Letter of Appreciation from Director General, NUST Institute of Information technology for valuable contribution in bringing out Growth Plan of NIIT, 2005

  • Letter of Appreciation from Director General, NUST Institute of Information technology for valuable contribution in preparation of NIIT Academic Report, 2005

Professional Experience:

National University of Science and Technologies (NUST), Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Associate Professor (2008–todate), Department of Computing (DoC), NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) (i.e., formerly NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT)).

National University of Science and Technologies (NUST), Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Head of Department / Assistant Professor (2004–2007), Information System Engineering (ISE) department, NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT).

National University of Science and Technologies (NUST), Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Assistant Professor. (2003–2004), NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT).

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Part time-Demonstrator (1998–2002), the school of Computing.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL), Pakistan
Lecturer (1996–2002), Regional Telecom Training School (RTTS), Peshawar.
(On leave for PhD studies since 1998 – 2002)

Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
Lecturer (1995–1996), the department of Business Administration.

Research Interest

  • Data Sharing & Integration

  • Query Processing & Optimization

  • Semantic Heterogeneity

  • Ontology Engineering & Management

  • Semantic-based Information Retrieval

  • Institutional Digital Repositories

Current Research Projects

R & D Projects

No

Year

 Title

17

2010 - to date

NUST Knowledge Repository

16

2009 - to date

National Digital Repository for Pakistan Science Abstracts

15

2009 - 2010

Evaluation of Semantic (RDF) Storage Systems

14

2008 - 2009

Alignment of digital documents with Hierarchical Domain Ontology

13

2008 - 2009

Bridging Hierarchical Ontologies

12

2008 - 2009

Semantic Based Mapping and Query Rewriting in Information Integration

11

2008 -2009

Generation and Storage of Context Aware Metadata for Digital Documents

10

2007 -2008

Semantic-based Information Retrieval in Digital Documents

9

2007 -2008

Ontology Driven Relevance Reasoning for Source Selection in Data Integration

8

2007 - 2008

Transforming Database Relations to Source Ontology in Data Integration

7

2006 - 2007

Ontology-driven Query Expansion

6

2005 - 2006

Integrating Biomedical Data Sources on the Internet

5

2004 - 2005

Optimization of Semantic Caching for XML Databases

4

2004 - 2005

Expertise Matching System

3

2004 - 2005

Efficient Data Storage for Dynamically Grouped CQs in XML Databases

2

2004 - 2005

Optimization of Web Caching

1

1999 - 2002

Optimization of Continual Queries

Journal Papers

S. Khan, M. Safyan, "Semantic Matching for Informal Hierarchical Ontologies", Journal of KSU Computer and Information Sciences, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 247-257, Sep, 2014.

R. Irfan, S. Khan, A. M. Qamar, P. Bloodsworth, "Refining Kea++ Automatic Keyphrase Assignment”. Accepted in Journal of Information Science (JIS)", Journal of Information Science (JIS), Vol. 40, pp. 446-459, Aug, 2014.

S. Khan, J. Mustafa, "Effective Semantic Search using Thematic Similarity", Journal of KSU Computer and Information Sciences, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 161-169, Jul, 2014.

A. S. Butt,S. khan, "Scalability and Performance Evaluation of Semantic Web databases", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE),, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 1805-1823, Mar, 2014.

S. Khan,M. Bilal, "Bitmap Index in Ontology Driven Relevance Reasoning for Source Selection", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), pp. , 2012.

S. Khan,I. Fatima,R. Irfan,K. Latif, "A Refined Methodology for Automatic Keyphrase Assignment to Digital Libraries", Journal of Digital Information Management (JDIM), Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 55–63, Apr, 2011.

S. Khan, K. Sonia, "R2O: Relation to Ontology Transformation System", Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (JIKM), Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 71–89, Mar, 2011.

Conference Papers

S. Khurshid, S. Khan, S. Bashir, "Text-based Intelligent Content Filtering on Social Platforms", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Dec, 2014, Islamabad Pakistan.

I. Faiz, H. Mukhtar, A. M. Qamar, S. Khan, "A Semantic Rules & Reasoning based Approach for Diet and Exercise Management for Diabetics", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Dec, 2014, Islamabad Pakistan.

H. Farid, S. Khan, M. Y. Javed, "Transformation of DSpace Database into Ontology", Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL), pp. , Nov, 2014, Chiang Mai Thailand.

H. Farid, S. Khan, M. Y. Javed, "Publishing Institutional Repositories Metadata into the Semantic Web", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2013), pp. , Sep, 2013, Islamabad Pakistan.

R. Irfan, S. Khan, "Exploiting Hierarchical Semantics in Automatic Keyphrase Assignment", Proceedings of the 5th World Engineering Congress (WEC-2013), Sep, 2013, Islamabad Pakistan.

R. Irfan,S. Khan,I. Ali Khan,M. Asif, "KeaKAT – An Online Automatic Keyphrase Assignment Tool", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2012), Islamabad, Pakistan, pp. , Dec, 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

A. Usman,S. Khan, "Exploiting semantics in subject-based searching of DSpace", Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL), November 2012, Taipei Taiwan, pp. , Nov, 2012, Taipei Taiwan.

R. Irfan,S. Khan,A. Hayat, "Restructuring Refinement Methodology for Automatic Keyphrase Assignment", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, Mar, 2012, Al Ain United Arab Emirates.

S. Khan,A. Usman,R. Irfan, "DSpace@SEECS: Implementing SEECS Institutional Repository System", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET-2011), pp. , Sep, 2011, Islamabad Pakistan.

I. Qasim,J. W. Jeong,S. Khan,D.H. Lee, "Automatic Acquisition of Domain Concepts for Ontology Learning using Affinity Propagation", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET-2011), Sep, 2011, Islamabad Pakistan.

A. S. Anila,S. Khan,K. Latif, "Comparative Evaluation of Native RDF Stores", Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET 2010), pp. 321-326, Oct, 2010, Islamabad Pakistan.

I. Fatima, S. Khan, K. Latif, "Refinement Methodology for Automatic Document Alignment using Taxonomy in Digital Libraries", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC2009), No. 3, pp. -, Sep, 2009, Berkeley, CA United States.

I. Qasim, S. Khan, K. Latif, "Semantic Mapping between Global and Source Ontology using WordNet", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication (IEEE-IC4 2009), No. 2, pp. 1 – 5, Feb, 2009, Karachi Pakistan.

A.M. Khattak, J. Mustafa, N. Ahmed, K. Latif, S. Khan, "Intelligent Search in Digital Documents", Proceedings of the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence, No. -, pp. 558 – 561, Dec, 2008, Sydney Australia.

M. Safyan, S. Khan, "Bridging Hierarchical Ontologies for Interoperability and Query Reformulation", Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering (ICACTE 2008), No. -, pp. 832 – 836, Dec, 2008, Phuket Island Thailand.

A.M. Khattak, K. Latif, S. Khan, N. Ahmed, "Managing Change History in Web Ontologies", Proceedings of the International Conference on Semantic, Knowledge and Grid, No. 4, pp. 347 – 350, Dec, 2008, Beijing China.

W. Ali, S. Khan, "Ontology Driven Query Expansion in Data Integration", Proceedings of the International Conference on Semantic, Knowledge and Grid, No. 4, pp. 57 – 63, Dec, 2008, Beijing China.

N. Ahmed, S. Khan, K. Latif, A. M. Khattak, "Extracting Semantic Annotation and their Correlation with Document", Proceedings of the IEEE international conference on Emerging Technology (ICET 2008), No. 4, pp. 32-37, Oct, 2008, Rawalpindi Pakistan.

A. Aslam, S. Khan, K. Latif, "Semantic Based Query Rewriting in Distributed Systems", Proceedings of the IEEE international conference on Emerging Technology (ICET 2008), No. 4, pp. 292-297, Oct, 2008, Rawalpindi Pakistan.

A. Latif, M. Y. Javed, S. Khan, "Semi-Automated Approach for Converting ERD to Semi-Star Schema", Proceedings of the IEEE international conference on Emerging Technology (ICET 2008), No. 4, pp. 264-268, Oct, 2008, Rawalpindi Pakistan.

A.M. Khattak, K. Latif, S. Khan, N. Ahmed, "Ontology Recovery and Visualization", Proceedings of the International Conference on Next Generation Web Services and Practices, No. 4, pp. 90 – 96, Oct, 2008, Seoul South Korea.

I. Qasim, S. Khan, K. Latif, "Semantic Mapping between Global and Source Ontologies for Scalable Data Integration System", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT), No. 2, pp. -, Sep, 2008, Bannu Pakistan.

A. Aslam, S. Khan, "Semantic Based Query Rewriting in Data Integration", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT), No. 2, pp. -, Sep, 2008, Bannu Pakistan.

A. Aslam, S. Khan, "Semantic Based Query Rewriting in Data Integration", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT), No. 2, pp. -, Sep, 2008, Bannu Pakistan.

M. Bilal, S. Khan, " Ontology Driven Relevance Reasoning Architecture for Data Integration Techniques.", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS'08), No. 4, pp. 22.8-22.13, Sep, 2008, Varna Bulgaria.

J. Mustafa, S. Khan, K. Latif, "Ontology Based Semantic Information Retrieval", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS'08), No. 4, pp. 22.14-22.19, Sep, 2008, Varna Bulgaria.

K. Sonia, S. Khan, "Transforming Relational Model to Source Ontology for Data Integration", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS'08), No. 4, pp. 22.2-22.7, Sep, 2008, Varna Bulgaria.

K. Sonia, S. Khan, "R2O Transformation System: Relation to Ontology Transformation for Scalable Data Integration", Proceedings of the International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium (IDEAS'08), No. 12, pp. 291-295, Sep, 2008, Coimbra Portugal.

J. Mustafa, S. Khan, K. Latif, "Intelligent Informational Retrieval", Proceedings of the National Conference on Security, Computing, & Communication, No. 1, pp. 58-62, May, 2008, Kohat Pakistan.

M. Bilal, S. Khan, "Ontology-Driven Relevance Reasoning in Data Integration Techniques", Proceedings of the international workshop on the Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2007), No. 5, pp. -, Dec, 2007, Islamabad Pakistan.

K. Sonia, S. Khan, " Building Local Ontology from Database Relations in Data Integration", Proceedings of the international conference on Emerging Technology (ICET 2007), No. 3, pp. 108-113, Nov, 2007, Islamabad Pakistan.

W. Ali, S. Khan, "Global Query Generation over Diverse Data Sources Using Ontology", Proceedings of the National conference on Information and Communication Technologies (NCICT 2007), No. 1, pp. -, Jun, 2007, Bannu Pakistan.

S. Khan, F. Marvon, "Identifying Relevant Sources in Query Reformulation", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2006, No. 8, pp. 357-366, Dec, 2006, Yogyakarta Indonesia.

S. Khan, "The Role of Ontology in Query Mediation", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Semantic Grid (MASSG06), No. 4, pp. -, Dec, 2006, Rawalpindi Pakistan.

K. Munir, M. Odeh, R.McClatchey, S. Khan, I. Habib, "Semantic Information Retrieval from Distributed Heterogeneous Data Sources", Proceedings of the international workshop on the Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2006), No. 4, pp. -, Dec, 2006, Islamabad Pakistan.

S. Khan, F. Marvon, "Integrating Biomedical Sources on the Internet", Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS), No. 19, pp. 165-170, Sep, 2006, San Francisco, California United States.

S. Khan, F. Marvon, "Scalable Integration of Biomedical Sources", Proceedings of the Workshop on Ontology, Grid and Semantic Integration for Biology (OGSB), pp. -, Jul, 2006, Bordeaux France.

M. A. Iqbal, S. Khan, "Content-based Hierarchical Web Cache", Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing and Informatics (ICOCI), No. 1, pp. -, Jun, 2006, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

J. Ahmed, S. Khan, A. Kamal, "An Integrated Framework for Schema Integration in Object Oriented Data Warehousing", Proceedings of the PAK-US International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies, No. 1, pp. -, Dec, 2005, Islamabad Pakistan.

S. Khan, S. M. Nabeel, "OPEMS: Online Peer-to-Peer Expertise Matching System", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICICT 2005), No. 1, pp. 148-151, Aug, 2005, Karachi Pakistan.

A. Hamid, S. Khan, "Optimization of Semantic Caches for XML Databases", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICICT 2005), No. 1, pp. 201-205, Aug, 2005, Karachi Pakistan.

M. S. Khan, S. Khan, "Distance Education through Weblogs", Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Information Technology in OIC Member States, No. -, pp. -, Jul, 2005, Islamabad Pakistan.

A. Hamid, S. Khan, "Optimized Matching for Semantic Caches Through Indexing", Proceedings of the IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCIS 2005), No. -, pp. -, Apr, 2005, virtual Sweden.

S. Khan , S. Azam, H. Bukhari, M. R. Khan, "View Support in Object Oriented Database Systems", Proceedings of the International Science Conference, No. 4, pp. -, Oct, 2004, Muzafarabad Pakistan.

S. Khan, P. Mott, "A Scalable and dynamic Grouping of Continual Queries", Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Information Systems (ADVIS), No. 2, pp. 31-42, Oct, 2002, Izmir Turkey.

S. Khan, P. Mott, "LeedsCQ: A Scalable Continual Queries System", Proceedings of the International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), pp. 607-617, Sep, 2002, Aix-en Provence , France France.

Books/Chapters Published

[Chapter]Faria Mehak, Rahat Masood, Yumna Ghazi, Awais Shibli, Sharifullah Khan, "Security Aspects of Database as a Service (DBaaS) in Cloud Computing", Springer, 2014.

[Chapter]S. Khan, "Optimization of Continual Queries", Idea-Group Inc, Vol. 1, Ed. 1, ISBN -, Oct, 2005.

Teaching

  1. Advanced Database Concepts (PG-Course), Fall – 2003, 2004,2006,2007, 2008, 2009, 2011,2012,2013,2014
  2. Object-Oriented Databases (PG Course), Spring – 2004
  3. Introduction to Database Systems (UG Course), Fall – 2004.
  4. Database Design and Implementation(UG Course), Spring - 2010, Fall-2010, Fall-2011  
  5. RDBMS using ORACLE (UG Course), Fall – 2006, 2008
  6. Data Warehousing (UG Course), Fall – 2009.
  7. Software Engineering (UG Course), Spring – 2003, 2004, 2005.
  8. Object-Oriented Software Engineering (UG Course), Fall – 2003.
  9. Distributed Database Systems (PG Course), Spring – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013, 2014
  10. Advanced Topics in Databases (PG Course), Summer – 2007, 2010, 2012