Muhammad Qasim Pasta

personal website



Winter Workshop on Complex Systems (WWCS), Switzerland, 2020
Association of Winter Workshop on Complex Systems

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)   2019
University of Bamberg, Germany 

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.