Prof. Arshad Ali did his PhD from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has over 100 publications to his credit in national and international conferences & refereed journals. He has been awarded gold medal by Pakistan Academy of Sciences and COMSTECH for IT research, Presidents’ Gold medal for best NUST researcher of the year 2005 and “Distinguished Scientists of the Year 2006” award by Pakistan Academy of Sciences. So far, over 100 Pakistani scientists have been given these awards. Dr Arshad is also recipient of President’s pride of performance in IT research. Dr Arshad initiated research collaboration with Center for European Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland and earned the Associate Institute status of CMS-CERN for National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). He is actively working on various research projects with Stanford USA, Caltech USA, UWE UK, and University of South Brittany France.

Dr Arshad has served as member of the International Advisory Board of the “International ICFA Workshop on HEP Networking, Grids, and Digital Divide Issues for Global e-Science”.