Karachi: Dr.Umar Saif, Associate Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has won the Google Faculty research award and become the first Pakistani to win this prestigious award. It’s yet again another great achievement by Dr.Umar.
The purpose of this program is to facilitate more interaction between Google and academia and also nurture stronger relations and partnerships with universities.
The intent of the awards program is to support academic research aimed at improving information access.
Umar Saif received his academic training from LUMS, Cambridge and MIT. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Cambridge (2001) and Postdoctorate from MIT (2002), in Computer Science. Dr Saif worked and taught at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) for four years, where he was part of the core team which developed system technologies for project Oxygen- a US$40 million project sponsored by the US Department of Defense and an industrial Alliance of world-class companies. While at MIT, Dr Saif also managed the multi-million dollar collaboration on future computing technologies between University of Cambridge and MIT sponsored by the Cambridge-MIT Institute (CMI) and a consortium of high-tech companies.