Muhammad Qasim Pasta

personal website



Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)   2019
University of Bamberg, Germany (Scheduled from 28 Jul – 09 Aug 2019)

Ph.D. (2011 - 2018) -  Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Thesis: Models for generating complex networks and benchmark graphs
Supervisor: Dr. Faraz Zaidi

MS (2008-2010) - Computer Science, Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
Thesis Title: Dynamic behavior of Smartphones on the basis of user's location

BS (2003-06) -  Computer Science (with distinction),
Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan


Neo4j Certified Professional (Graph Database)
QMS ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training (CQI / IRCA) [Certificate No: 18/PK/1018661/8248]
Scrum: The Basics (PMI) [Certificate No: ASE5f11CiH0q8T7lgyKBAFnzLLUy]
Scrum: The Advanced (PMI) [Certificate No: AQFvfZBtV7okng8aia0X1-8VqUGD]
Agile Development Practices (PMI) [Certificate No: AdKVHNSRprAfVr4BFdlitwNfYAU_]
Learning GDPR (NASBA) [Certificate No: AcIxsSHJTs2ULsAXSXNVQCxQ1j27]

Other Skills:

Programming: C/C++, C#, Python, R
Statistical and Data Mining Software: R, iGraph
Network Analysis and Visualization: Tulip, Gephi, D3
Databases: MS SQL, MySQL, Neo4j
Source Control/Project Management: SVN, Git, VSS, MS Project

Teaching / Administrative Experience

April 2017 - to date: Assistant Professor, Usman Institute of Technology, Pakistan
August 2015 - March 2017: Research Assistant, Habib University, Pakistan
April 2014 - July 2015: Assistant Professor & Manager MIS, Usman Institute of Technology, Pakistan
Jan 2009 - March 2014: Assistant Professor, Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology

Industry Experience

Jan 2010 - Dec 2014: Founder & CEO, Naveeta Enterprise
Jun 2009 - Sep 2009: Technical Lead, Ovrlod (Pvt.) Ltd
Sep 2007 - Dec 2008: Software Engineer, ITIM Systems
Feb 2007 - Aug 2007: Jr. Software Engineer, Knowledge Management (Pvt.) Ltd

Attended Workshops

  • Strategic Vision: by Mr. Suleman Ahmer, Timelenders
  • Strategic Time Management: by Mr.  Yameenuddin Ahmed, Timelenders
  • Technological Entrepreneurship for Faculty: by Dr. Shahid Qureshi, IBA-CED
  • Design Workshop: by Sarah Stein Greenberg and Erik Olesund, d.School - Institute of Design at Stanford
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: by Dr. Qaisar Sultana, Eastern Kentucky University
  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Certification
  • Leadership with Emotional Intelligence
  • “How to successfully execute Internship Placement by Improving Industry Academia Linkage” by PIE with the collaboration of IEEE CS Karachi
  • Faculty Training on Inquiry-Based Learning


  • IEEE Access
  • Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory
  • Conferences:
    • 2nd International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences
    • International Conference on Computing & Information Sciences [ICCIS], 2019


See Publication page.

Speaking Engagements

See Speaker Page.