Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro

Dean

College of Computer Science & Information System (CCSIS)

Counseling Hours:

tariq.soomro@iobm.edu.pk

Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro, Professor of Computer Science and Dean at College of Computer Science & Information Systems, Institute of Business Management, has received BSc (Hons) and M.Sc degrees in Computer Science from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan and his Ph.D. (1999) in Computer Applications from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.  He has more than 25 years of extensive and diverse experience as an administrator, computer programmer, researcher, and teacher.  As an administrator, He served as Coordinator, Head of Department, Head of Faculty, Dean of Faculty, Head of Academic Affairs and having wide experience in accreditation related matters, including ABET, HEC Pakistan and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

His Research focuses on GIS, IDNS, Distance Education, E-Commerce, Multimedia, UNICODE, WAP, P2P, Bioinformatics, ITIL, Cloud Computing, Green Computing, Big Data, IoT, Quality of Software, Telemedicine, VoIP, Databases, Programming, and Higher Education.  He has published in these areas with over 70 peer-reviewed papers.  He is actively involved in community services in the research field.  He is Member Editorial Board “Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics” and “Journal of Software Engineering” also is Member Advisory Committee “Journal of Information and Communication Technology” (HEC recognized Journal).  He also served as Technical Program Committee Member of several International conferences and Journals.

He is Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE computer society and IEEE Geosciences & RS Society since 2005 and IEEE Member since 2000.  Member Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2007.  Senior Member, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) since 2012.  Life Member, Computer Society of Pakistan (CSP) since 1999.  Global Member, Internet Society (ISOC), U.S.A., since 2006.  He has been active member of IEEE Karachi Section (Region 10), currently serving as Secretary Karachi Section (2018-19), Member Executive Committee (ExCom) for 2018-19 and previously served as Chair GOLD affinity Group and Member Executive Committee 2014, branch councilor (2002 & 2016).  He is member Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs by Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) of ICANN.  He also received the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF for 68th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Meeting.

  • Ph.D. in Computer Applications, 1999, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou P.R. China – Exemplary Graduate (Recipient of Highest award from the University 1999)
  • MSc in Computer Science, 1994 University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan, 2nd Position
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, 1993 University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan, 2nd Position

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, CCSIS, Institute of Business Management (ioBM) since July 2017
  • Professor, SZABIST Dubai Campus, UAE, September 2014 to June 2017
  • Professor, SMI University, Karachi, January 2014 to August 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Al Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE, September 2009 to January 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Fujairah College (Currently University of Fujairah), UAE, August 2006 to August 2009
  • Assistant Professor, Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE, September 2003 to June 2006
  • Associate Professor, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad (Part time), September 2002 to August 2003
  • Associate Professor, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi, September 2001 to August 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi, August 2000 to August 2001
  • Assistant Professor, KASBIT, Karachi, March 2000 to August 2000
  • Research Fellow, IMCS, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, March 1994 to November 1994

Administrative Experience:

  • Dean, College of Computer Science & Information Systems, IoBM, Since May 2019
  • HoD, Computer Science & MIS, CCSIS, IoBM, September 2018 to May 2019
  • Program Manager, SZABIST Dubai Campus, February 2015 to June 2017
  • Dean Faculty of IT, SMI University, February 2014 to August 2014
  • Head of Academic Affairs, SMI University, February 2014 to August 2014
  • Head of Engineering & Science Department, Al Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE, September 2011 to December 2011
  • Program Coordinator, Al Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE, (2010 to 2011)
  • Member College Planning Committee, College Disciplinary Committee, College Re-Accreditation Committee & Chair Course File Committee, Al Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE, (2010 to 2013) & Member ABET Committee (2013 to 2014)
  • Program Coordinator & Coordinator Academic Affairs, Fujairah College (Currently University of Fujairah), UAE, (2006 to 2009)
  • Member Curriculum Development Committee, Fujairah College (Currently University of Fujairah), UAE, (2008 to 2009)
  • Chair & Member of several departmental level committees, Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE, (2003 to 2006)
  • Member PhD Admission Committee, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, (2002 to 2003)
  • MS Program Coordinator and Member of several departmental level committees, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi (2000 to 2002)
  • Branch Councilor IEEE MAJU Section, Karachi Pakistan (2002)
  • Head of Faculty, KASBIT, Karachi, March 2000 to August 2000
  • Chair and Member of several departmental level committees, KASBIT, Karachi, March 2000 to August 2000

Member Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs by Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) of ICANN – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an International nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces of the Internet, ensuring the network’s stable and secure operation.

Teaching Interests

  • Programming, Database Systems, Database Design, Advanced Database Systems, MIS, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Software Engineering I & II, Advanced Software Engineering, Software Project Management, Software Quality, Research Methodology, Multimedia Technology, Formal Specification and Design Methods, User Interface Design, Security of IS, Web Engineering, Internet Computing, Computer Ethics, Automata Theory, Compiler Constructions.

Research Interests

  • GIS, IDNS, Distance Education, E-Commerce, Multimedia, UNICODE, WAP, P2P, Bioinformatics, ITIL, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Green Computing, IoT, Quality of Software, Telemedicine, Networking, VoIP, Databases, Programming, and Higher Education Quality.
  • Member Editorial Board, Journal of Software Engineering
  • Member Editorial Board, Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics
  • Member Advisory Committee, Journal of Information and Communication Technology (HEC recognized Journal)
  • Reviewer, The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline
  • Member Program Committee (as a Review), 27th IBIMA, 4-5 May 2016, 19th IBIMA, 12-13 Nov. 2012, 15th IBIMA, 6-7 November 2010, 12th IBIMA, 2009, 11th IBIMA Conference, 4-6 January 2009 &  Member International Editorial Board 2012, 2013, 2014, IBIMA Publishing
  • International Advisory Member, ICSCASE-2015
  • Member Technical Program Committee, International Conference Developments in eSystems Engineering, 2015
  • Member Technical Committee, SAI 2015
  • Member Program Committee Chair, ICNCS 2015
  • International Advisory Committee, iCEEiCT 2015
  • Member Program Committee & Technical Committee, 17th IEEE International Multi Topic conference 2014,
  • Member Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs by Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) of ICANN
  • International Advisory Member, July 2014 (ICCICCT 2014)
  • International Advisory Member, IC4A-2014
  • Program Committee Chair, 3rd International Conference on Network and Computer Science, March 19-21, 2014, Manila, Philippines
  • Member Technical Program Committee, 6th International Conference Developments in eSystems Engineering, Abu Dhabi 2013
  • Reviewer, BCS International IT Conference 2013 (BCSIITC 2013)
  • Reviewer, ICoICT 2013, IEEE sponsored
  • Member Technical Committee, ICINT 2013
  • Member Editorial Board, SCICON, The International Association of Science & Engineering Congress
  • Reviewer, IEEE CHUSER 2012
  • External Reviewer, Sindh University Research Journal (Science Series), 2012, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Member Program Committee, Symposium on Computing and Information Technologies (SCIT 2012), 25th – 26th May 2012, IBT, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Technical Committee Member & Reviewer, 2011 IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, for Sustainable Ubiquitous Technology
  • Ex: Editor and Ex: Representative of SPECTRUM published by Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • IEEE Karachi Section Secretary 2018 & 2019
  • IEEE Member Executive Committee 2017, 2018, 2019, Karachi Section
  • Branch Counselor SZABIST Dubai, UAE, Student Branch (2016-2017)
  • IEEE Member Executive Committee 2014, Karachi Section
  • Distinguished Researcher 2012 (Cash award received by Al Ain University of Science & Technology, Al Ain, UAE)
  • Receive the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF to attend the 68th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Meeting. This meeting took place at Prague Czech Republic from 18 to 23 March 2007, was fully sponsored by ISOC (Internet Society).
  • Branch Councilor IEEE MAJU Section, Karachi Pakistan (2002)
  • Chairman IEEE GOLD Affinity Group, Karachi Section Pakistan (2002)
  • Acted as Subject Expert for Cadet College Larkana, Government of Pakistan 2001
  • Exemplary Graduate Student, Zhejiang University China, 1999 (Highest award of the University)
  • Exemplary Foreign Student, Zhejiang University China, 1998 (Annual Highest Award of the University for foreign students only)
  • Received scholarship from China to do Ph.D. under Cultural Exchange Program (1996-1999)
  • Acted as Subject Expert for Ministry of Education Government of Pakistan, for the Posts of school teacher (computer science) for Embassy School Turkey in 1995
  • Nominated for Presidential Award “Azaz-E-Subqat” award by President of Pakistan for academic year 1992 (Annual Academic Award by President of Pakistan)
  • Winner of 2nd Prize in Second All Pakistan Intervarsity Prof. A. L. Shaikh Software Competition and Exhibition 1993, University of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Won Prizes on T.V. Quiz Programs & Won Prizes in Debates
  • Life Member, Computer Society of Pakistan (CSP), since 1999
  • Life Member, Sindh Graduates Association (Pakistan), since 1999
  • Member, IEEE USA, since 2000
  • Member, Computer Society IEEE USA since 2002
  • Senior Member, IEEE USA, since 2005
  • Senior Member, Computer Society IEEE USA, since 2005
  • Senior Member, Geosciences & RS Society IEEE USA, since 2005
  • Global Member, Internet Society (ISOC) USA, since 2006
  • Member, Project Management Institute (PMI) USA, since 2007
  • Senior Member, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT), since 2012
Institute of Business Management (IoBM)

CCSIS Building: Room No 112, Institute of Business Management

Korangi Creek, Karachi Pakistan – 75190

(+92-21)111-002-004

Ext – 339

tariq.soomro@iobm.edu.pk