Fahad Javed
Department of Computing
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Science and Technology (NUST)


About Me

I am co-director of Center for Research in Modeling, Simulation and OptimizatioN (CRIMSON) at NUST where I hold the position of assistant professor in the department of computing in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS). My research is focused on self-adaptive and autonomic systems, systems which have the ability to self-manage themselves. I am applying the theory on three case studies: smart grids, ed-tech and smart agri. The details of the projects can be found here, here and here respectively.

Previously I was a fellow at Harvard's South Asia Institute. My research during the fellowship was focused on technology forecasting and identifying the key indicators needed to develop the research culture and industry in the domain of smart grids. This would assist in building the narrative to support policy makers ,particularly in Pakistan, to make better decision in incorporating smart grids technology.

I completed my Ph.D. from the department of computer science, school of science and engineering LUMS. My research in my thesis centered on constructing a demand side management framework for energy management in a city or region.

My passion, aside from research, is teaching. I believe that the teachers have the ability to mold the character of their pupils. I see this as a responsibility on my part to develop honest, confident and able citizens from the students that I teach.

Time Line

  • Sept 1 2019 Onwards
    Co-director CRIMSON lab NUST
  • March 1 2018 Onwards
    Assistant Professor at Department of Computing at SEECS NUST
  • August 16 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    South Asia Fellowship at Harvard University
  • August 1 - 7 2016 & 1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
    Research and Development exchange visit at Cardiff University
  • June 2014
    Awarded grant of US$25,000 by International Food and Policy Research Institute's Competitive Grants Program to conduct research on socio-economic what-if simulation on energy sector
  • Sept. 16 2013
    Joined GIFT University as Assistant Professor
  • Sept. 9 2013
    Successfully defended my Ph.D. dissertation
  • Aug. 2011
    Started work as team lead SESB
  • Dec 2009
    Erasmus Mundus scholarship visit to Italy and Sweden
  • Dec 2008
    Presented first paper at IWSOS
  • Aug 2008
    Defended proposal
  • Aug 2007
    Passed Qualifier exam
  • Aug 2006
    Joined LUMS MS leading to Ph.D. program
  • Mar 2006
  • Aug 2005
    lectureship in University of Karachi
  • May 2004
    Business solution consultant in TRIRIGA, Las Vegas, USA.
  • Dec 2003
    Graduated from Arizona State University (Cum laude)