Zulfiqar A. Memon is Full Professor and Head of Department at the Computer Science Department of the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES-FAST), Karachi, Pakistan. Before this as an Associate Professor at Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan, he worked on building up a Cyber Physical System for Stroke Detection. He co-taught Behavioral and Organizational Dynamics to undergraduate students, as a visiting scholar at the Vrije University, Amsterdam (Behavioural Informatics Group). Zulfiqar received his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Vrije University, Amsterdam, and his Master’s with Distributed Systems (major) and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro in Pakistan. He is interested in providing intelligence support to humans in handling: Noncommunicable diseases; Smart transportation; Assistive devices and software.
He is also interested, particularly in the Interoperability of Heterogeneous IoT Platforms. Zulfiqar is also interested in enhancing the current software for e-learning by equipping them with the features of smart multi-agent-based voice-enabled AI-based virtual assistants. Currently, Zulfiqar is developing a project on a Blockchain-based auditable framework for Inter-Country Trading. His work has been carried out with several bodies including community groups of all types, local authorities, government departments, health providers, businesses, etc. He regularly chairs and presents at conferences and seminars worldwide. Dr. Zulfiqar has been invited by the East-West Center USA at Honolulu as a panel member in the 2019 International Symposium on Humane Artificial Intelligence. Zulfiqar has supported researchers and social innovators to develop research, training, and development projects for a wider cross-section of audiences and contexts.