Faculty

Professors

Dr. Rana Khalid Naeem                                                                  
Dr. Syed Arif Kamal                                                                     
Dr. Sarwar Jahan Abbasi                                      
Dr. Syed Anwar Ali Zaidi

Assistant Professors

Mrs. Nuweda Qamar
Mrs. Akhtar Jehan Aziz                                                                  
Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed
Dr. Muhammad Jawed Iqbal
Mr. Muhammad Javed Ansari
Mr. Waseem Ahmed Khan                                                           
Ms. Syeda Sadia Zia
Mr. Waseem Ahmad Ansari  
Ms. Saba Naz
Mr. Tanveer Ahmed Siddiqi
Mr. Muhammad Imtiaz
Mr. Najeeb Alam Khan
Mr. Syed Inayatullah 
Dr. Khurram Kamran

Lecturers

Mr. Asif Raza Khan (SL)
Mr. Shahid
Mr. Muhammad Ayaz
Mr. Asif Iqbal
Ms. Mehwish Shafi Khan
Ms. Asma Rani
Ms. Hafsa Athar Jafree
Ms. Hina Zaheer
Ms. Noor Fatima Siddiqui

 

Prof. Dr. Rana Khalid Naeem Ph. D. (Fluid Dynamics)

Areas of working:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics: Computation of transonic flows, past bodies (direct & indirect method)
  • Fluid Dynamics: Newtonian & Non Newtonian fluid flows equations with applicability to physical possible situations (boundary value problems).
  • Magneto Fluid Dynamics : To study the effect of Magnetic field on the fluid motions of fluid with variable properties.
  • Numerical Analysis : Development of numerical methods & solving second order differential equations with constant coefficients and partial differential equations in two variables with variable coefficients.
Professor Dr. Syed Arif Kamal ( Web )

Professor Dr. Syed Arif Kamal, Professor and Chairman, Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi, obtained his BSc (Honors) summa cum laude, MSc summa cum laude and PhD from University of Karachi, MS from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA and MA from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA as a Quaid-é-Azam Scholar.

His awards and honors include throughout First-Class-First Position and 4 gold medals for scholastic achievements. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the Karachi University Senate, Academic Council and Boards of Faculty (Sciences and Arts). As member of Expert Panel on Curriculum of Mathematics, Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, he reviewed mathematics syllabi and textbooks for Classes I-XII. He acts as Subject Expert (Mathematics) on the Selection/Interview Boards of University of Balochistan, Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
(SUPARCO) and Federal Public Service Commission. He is, also, a referee of Clinical Biomechanics (Elsavier) [Impact Factor (2012) = 2.071 (2012)], Astrophysics and Space Science (Springer) [Impact Factor (2012) = 1.686 (2012)], Optics and Laser Technology (Elsavier) [Impact Factor (2012) = 1.515], Journal of Chinese Institute of Engineers [Impact Factor (2012) = 0.295], Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research.

His research, teaching and administrative experiences in institutions of higher learning and R&D organizations span over 35 years. He had an opportunity to lead teams in 15 capacities, with progressively-increasing responsibilities (motivation, administration, crisis management, conflict resolution, establishment of national projects/laboratories), through his soft skills (communication, presentation, networking, ability to portray vision), notable among them are Chairman, Department of Mathematics (first term 2003-6, second term 2012-present), Project Director, the NGDS Pilot Project (1998-present), Chairman, Board of Studies for Mathematics  (2003-6, 2012-present), Convener, Program in Industrial and Business Mathematics (2003-6, 2012-present), Acting Convener, Testing Services Committee, University of Karachi (2008-10, during absences of Convener), Convener, National Curriculum Revision Committee (Mathematics), Higher Education Commission (2004-12), which prepared BS, MS and PhD curricula, Convener, Subject Committee  (Mathematics), National Testing Service Pakistan (2009-present) and Convener,
Sub-Committee (Schools), the Education Committee, Transparency International Pakistan (2011-present). In addition, he is contributing in grooming future leaders as Program Convener of the Early Talent Research Participation Program, University of Karachi (2002-present).

He has 143 papers to his credit (132 as solo/first/corresponding author) in biomathematics, astrodynamics, relativity, physical mathematics and algebra, some of them published in journal of Biological Physics (Springer — published from the Netherlands) [Impact Factor (2012) = 1.864], Biological Cybernetics (Springer — published from Germany) [Impact Factor (2012) = 1.586], Chinese Journal of
Physics (Physical Society of the Republic of China in Taiwan) [Impact Factor (2012) = 0.448], as well as Matrix and Tensor Quarterly (Tensor Society of Great Britain).

His contributions to mathematics include defining determinant of a general tensor, introducing cardiac coördinates to study heart function, developing astrodynamical coördinates to study bounded keplarian motion, formulating Strong Noether’s Theorem to study particle symmetries, suggesting mechanisms to avoid infinities from the Lorentz and the Poincaré Tranformations, constructing a minkowski-type metric for curved spacetime, proposing approaches to
generalize principle of equivalence and devising new control laws, the extended-cross-product steering, the dot-product steering and the ellipse-orientation steering for spacecrafts and satellites, making mathematical models of brain, heart, spinal column and growth of children. In addition, he has written a critical review of Richard H. Battin’s book, “An Introduction to the Mathematics and the Methods of Astrodynamics”. Some of the notable concepts put forward by him are the fourth law of thermodynamics, the sixth paradigm of physics, cross lattice (generalization of reciprocal lattice — condensed matter physics), intelligent power (generalization of soft power and smart
power — international relations), edge-based moiré (combination of moiré fringe topography and edge-based algorithm — computer vision), air-spacecraft of the third millennium (green engineering principles — aeronautics and astronautics), mathematical definition of brain death (exploring group structure of covariant model of global electrocortical activity — mathematical neuroscience) and anthromathematics (mathematics of body sizes, forms, proportions and structures). Aerospace, health-care and security technologies are impacted by his research.

He has given 71 colloquia, guest lectures, presentations and seminars at various institutions of higher learning, including Air War College, the Aga Khan University, the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Higher Education Commission, the Abdus-Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. In addition, he has conducted 21 trainings and workshops as well as in-service and professional development courses and organized 15 exhibitions, grand seminars, seminar series and conferences. He was invited speaker in 12 conferences, session chair in 11 conferences, panelist (panel discussion) in 3 conferences as well as keynote speaker in 3 conferences. He, also, presided one conference. His biography is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Dictionary of International Biography and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the Twenty-First Century.  On November 4, 2010, he shared his life-long achievements as Guest Scientist in the Pakistan Academy of Sciences Karachi Chapter Program. This profile contains information as of Monday, January 1, 2014.

Official e-mail: sakamal(at the rate of)uok.edu.pk

Link on KU Site: http://www.uok.edu.pk/faculties/mathematics/faculty.php#kamal

Homepage: http://ngds.uok.edu.pk/kamal

The NGDS Pilot Project URL: http://ngds.uok.edu.pk

Public Profile: http://pk.linkedin.com/pub/dr-syed-arif-kamal/12/b71/400

Department of Mathematics Website: http://math.uok.edu.pk

Department of Mathematics e-mails:
math(at the rate of)uok.edu.pk
mathematics(at the rate of)uok.edu.pk

Professor Dr. Sarwar Jahan Abbasi

  • Professor Dr. S. J. Abbasi is a noted and eminent Mathematician. Dr. Abbasi is pioneer of Matrix Near Rings. Professor J.D.P.Meldrum, University of Edinburg, UK , commented on her outstanding research work as; “She made very significant contribution to the theory of Near Rings. Her work has opened up new lines of inquiry in the field of Algebra”.
  • Prof. Gunter pilz, University of Linz, Austria, Prof. Winfield Mueller, University of Klagenfurt, Austria and Department of Mathematics, University of St. Andrews, UK  invited her to deliver lectures on Matrix Near Rings. 
  • UNESCO awarded her ROSTSCA YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARD 1990 , in recognition of the outstanding contribution in the field of Mathematics.
  • International Mathematical Union, European Mathematical Association and ICTP Italy selected her as National Organizer of 5th World Conference on 21st Century Mathematics, Feb. 15-19, 2011, GC University, Lahore and published group photograph of organizers in Oberwolfach, Germany Photo Collection (http://owpdb.mfo.de/detail/photo).  
  • She organized the First National Conference on Mathematical Sciences, 22 March 2010 and Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Department of Mathematics. (report published in KU News letter, photo attached and can be viewed on Department’s website www.domsku.com).
  • IBC (International Biographical Centre) Cambridge, England published her biography in the Leading Scientists of the World 2010.
  • ABI (American Biographical Institute, Inc.) North Carolina USA published her biography in the Seventh Edition of The INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP released in 1997.
  • Dr. Abbasi has several international and national publications. She represented Pakistan in many conferences in Scotland, Britain, Australia, Italy, Canada and Russia, and attended Advance Courses on Mathematical Biology(Canada). PDE (France) and Algebraic Geometry (Italy).
  • Dr. Sarwar Jahan Abbasi completed her Graduation with distinction of First Class Third Position and obtained her Masters’ degree in Applied Mathematics with the honor of standing First Class First in the Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • She got her Ph.D. in Algebra from University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, under the Merit Scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • She won the Postdoctoral Fellowship Award of The Abdus-Salam International for theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. She was the First Post-doctorate Fellow in Mathematics from Pakistan.

Dr. Syed Anwer Ali Zaidi

Dr. Syed Anwer Ali Zaidi received his M.Phil degree in 1990 from University of Karachi, and recently he has awarded Ph.D. degree in the field of Fluid Dynamics (Navier Stoke Equations) from University of Karachi.  

Areas of Working: Numerical Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Projective Geometry

E-mail: anwerzaidi1958@yahoo.com

Ms. Rehana Shakeel M.Phil

Area of working: Mathematical Statistics

Ms. Naveda Qamar M.Phil

Areas of working: Analysis, Differential Equations

Ms. Akhtar Jahan Aziz M.Sc.

Areas of working: Differential Equation, Mathematical Analysis

Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad M. Phil.

Areas of working: Methods of Mathematical Physics, Integral Equation, Study of Space Time

Dr. Muhammad Jawed Iqbal

Dr Iqbal, Assistant Professor, has been working as a faculty member of Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi since 1993. He has been also serving the Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA) as Research Supervisor (visiting faculty).
He was awarded Ph.D. degree in 2006. He has also one year Post Doc Research Experience at Stony Brook University, NY, USA.  His main area of research is statistical modelling of climate variability. His recent work has focused on the study of the large-scale semi-permanent high and low pressure systems known as the Atmospheric Centers of Action (COA). He has shown the impact of COA variables on rainfall variability over Europe (presenting in AGU fall meeting 2008, USA) over Western Australia and India. He has also experience of working on Flood Risk Assessment, Extreme Events, impact of climate change on agriculture and Aerosol-Cloud Interaction.

Moreover, he also takes interest in relativistic orbital theory. His research article published in Indian Journal of Physics suggests that the inclusion of solar spin in the planetary orbits should give rise to a slight residual perturbation on constant areal velocity, computed by the standard model of orbital theory. In particular, the second law of planetary motion might require revision. Also, it turns out that the classical result of Kepler is recoverable from our result as a special case.
Dr. Iqbal has already supervised one Ph.D. and seven M. Phil. Theses. He has published 25 research papers including 8 research articles in impact factor journals (foreign journals) and 8 research papers in HEC recognized journals. He has visited six countries (USA, Russia, China, Italy, Australia and Iran) to present his research work in the conferences. 
He has taught various courses of Mathematical Physics, Differential Geometry, Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Operation Research, Gravitation Physics, Atmospheric Sciences,  Financial Mathematics and Insurance Mathematics.

Research Papers Presented in Conferences:

  • First National Conference on Mathematical Sciences, 2010, Karachi 
  • AGU Fall Meeting 2008, USA
  • IAMAS Conference, Beijing, China, 2005
  • 5 th Pure Mathematics Conference, Islamabad, 2004
  • National Australian Convention of Amateur Astronomers, Australia, 2004
  • World Conference on 21st Century Mathematics, Lahore, 2004
  • World Climate Change Conference, Moscow, Russian Federation, 2003
  • Second ICTP Conference on Detection and Modelling of Regional Climate Change, the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2002
  • National Seminar on Atmospheric and Ionospheric Physics (AIP), SUPARCO, 2002
  • 7th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Analysis, Islamic Society of Statistical Sciences, Lahore, 2001
  • All Pakistan Mathematical Conference, University of Sindh,  Jamshoro,  2000
  • International Conference on Technology and Development in the New    Millennium,  under  the  joint  Auspices  of  the  Science,   Technology  And  Development Forum (UK) for Third World  and  the  University of  Karachi,  2000 
  • All Pakistan Mathematical Conference, Punjab Mathematical Society, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 1997 
  • BCSPIN  Particle   Physics  School, Department  of  Physics,  Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 1997
  • Symposium on Industrial and Business Mathematics, Department of   Mathematics, University of Karachi, 1996    
  • International Albert Einstein Seminar, SUPARCO, Karachi, 1994

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS  

(A)  Impact Factor Journals

  • Iqbal M J and Quamar J (2003),Planetary Orbits around a Spinning Gravitating Star”,Indian Journal of Physics, Vol. 77B, No. 4
  • Alam K, Iqbal M J, Qureshi S and Khan G (2010), “Monitoring the spatio-temporal variations  of aerosol and aerosol-cloud  interaction using MODIS data over Pakistan,Journal of Advances in Space Research, Vol. 46, Elsevier
  • Khan B, Iqbal M J and Yousufzai M A K  (2011), “Flood Risk Assessment of River Indus of Pakistan”Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-009-0110-9, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, pp. 115-122, Springer
  • Iqbal M J, Yousufzai M A K and Jawaid Quamar (2011),“ Spectral analysis of local climatic fluctuations”, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-010-0154-x, Vol. 4, No. 1-2. pp. 291-298,  Springer
  • Iqbal M J and Jawaid Quamar (2011),“ Measuring temperature variability of five  major cities of Pakistan’, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, DOI 10.1007/s12517-010-0224-0, Vol. 4, No. 3-4, Springer 
  • Iqbal M J and K Ilyas (2011),“ Influence of Icelandic Low Pressure on Winter Precipitation Variability over Northern Part of Indo-Pak Region’, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer (first online published)
  • Hameed S, Iqbal  M J,Rehaman S and   Collins D (2011), “Impact of the Indian Ocean High Pressure System On Winter Precipitation over Western Australia and Southwest Western Australia”, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal (accepted)
  • Iqbal M J and Baig M J  (2011),” Dominant Impact of South Asian Low Heat on Summer Monsoon Rainfall over Central India” Indian Journal of Geosciences (accepted)

(B) Foreign Journals but not ISI Journals

  • Iqbal M J (2003), “Application of Artificial Neural Networks in Climatic Zonation of Pakistan”, Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and   Development, Vol. 10, No. 2
  • M Ayub Khan Yousuf Zai, M.Rashid Kamal Ansari, Jawaid Quamar, Jawaid Iqbal and Arif Hussian (2007), “Investigating the Asymptotic Stability in the Ozone Layer Depletion for Pakistan Atmospheric region,” International Journal of Statistical Sciences, Vol.7, ISSN  1683-5603.
  • Iqbal M J and Quamar J (2007), “Nature of Processes Responsible for Rainfall Variability, Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and   Development , Vol. 14, No. 2
  • Iqbal M J and Quamar J (2008), “Modelling the Impact Indian Ocean on Pakistan Summer Rainfall”, International Journal of Statistical Sciences, Vol. 8

(C) HEC recognised Local Journals

  • Iqbal M J (2002), “Seasonal Forecasting of Monsoon Rainfall in Sindh and the Punjab”,Sindh University Research Journal, Vol. 34 –A, No. 1
  • Iqbal M J and Quamar J (2003), “Planetary Orbits in Axisymmetric Vacuum Gravitational Fields”, Pakistan Journal of Science and Industrial Research,Vol. 46, No. 3
  • Iqbal M J (2004), “Temperature Variability over Pakistan”, Journal of Science &Technology, Vol. 28, No. 1 & 2
  • Iqbal M J (2010),“ Study of fractal Properties of Climatic Time Series from Pakistan”,Punjab University Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 42
  • M .Ayub Khan Yousuf Zai, M.Rashid Kamal Ansari, Jawaid Quamar, Jawaid Iqbal and Arif Hussian (2010), “Comparison of AR Strategy with that of Regression Approach for determining Ozone Layer Depletion as a Physical Process.” NUCLEUS, Vol. 47. No.3
  • M Ayub Khan Yousuf Zai, M.Rashid Kamal Ansari, Jawaid Quamar, Jawaid Iqbal and Arif Hussian (2010), “Predicting the variability in the wavelength structures of the incoming radiation due to Ozone Layer Depletion at the Arabian Sea.” NUCLEUS, Vol. 47. No.3
  • YousufZai M A K , Ansari M R K, Quamar J , Hussain M A and Iqbal M  J (2010), “Stratospheric Ozone in the Perspective of Exploratory Data Analysis for Pakistan Atmospheric Regions”, Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol 6, No. 1
  • Rehman S and Iqbal M J (2011), ‘The Relationship Between Indian Ocean High Pressure And Runoff Variability In The Donnelly River Catchment In Southwest Western Australia: A Case Study’’, NUCLEUS, Vol. 48. No.3

(D) Other Local Journals and Conferences

  • Iqbal M J (2001), “Modelling of Monsoon Rainfall of Pakistan and its impact on food grain production”, Proceedings of 7thIslamic Countries Conference on Statistical Analysis, ISOSS/ University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Yousufzai M A K, Quamar J, Hussain M A and Iqbal M J (2003), “Investigating the Markovian Structure in Ozone Layer Depletion”, RiaziThe Journal of Karachi Mathematical Association, Vol. 25
  • YousufZai M A K , Quamar J,  Ansari M R K,   Iqbal M J and Hussain M A (2006),’Environmental Crisis! What Crisis?’, Physics in Developing Countries: Past, Present and Future, COMSATS
  • YousufZai M A K , Quamar J,  Ansari M R K,   Iqbal M J and Hussain M A (2007), “Investigating the Correlational Structures of UV Radiation for Marine Ecosystem due to Ozone Layer Depletion at Pakistan's atmospheric region”, Recent Advances in Space Technologies, 2007. RAST '07IEEE
  • Iqbal M J and Quamar J (2007), “Impact of Solar Spin on Planetary Orbits, Journal of Research (Science), Bahauddin Zakariya University, Vol. 18

 

Mr. Muhammad Javed Asari M.Phil

Areas of working: Electromagnetic Theory, Differential Equations

Mr. Wasim Ahmad Khan M.Sc.

Areas of working: Calculus, Differential Equation

Ms. Syeda Sadia Zia M.Phil.

Areas of working: Algebra, Numerical Analysis

E-mail: s_sadiazia@hotmail.com

Mr. Wasim Ahmad Ansari M.Sc.

Area of working: Linear Algebra

E-mail: waseem_aansari@hotmail.com

Mr. Khuram Kamran M.Sc.

Areas of working:  Numerical Computation, Fluid Dynamics

E-mail: kkamran.ku@hotmail.com

Ms. Saba Naz M.Sc.

Area of working: Differential Geometry

E-mail: pakbreez@yahoo.com

Mr. Muhammad Imtiaz M.Phil

Area of working: Numerical Computation

E-mail: imtiaz_ku@yahoo.com

Mr. Syed Inayatullah M.Phil

Area of working: Numerical Computation

E-mail: inayat_ku@yahoo.com

Mr. Najeeb Alam Khan M.Sc

Areas of working: Applied Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, Differential Equation

E-mail: najeeb_ku@yahoo.com

Mr. Asif Raza Khan M.Sc.

Areas of working: Measure Theory, Mathematical Analysis

E-mail: asif_rizkhan@hotmail.com

Mr. Tanveer Ahmed Siddiqu MIBM