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Tariq Rahim Soomro
Born (1970-09-12) 12 September 1970 (age 49)
Village Dehat, Naushahro Feroze District, Sindh, Pakistan
ResidenceKarachi
Alma materZhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Known forGIS, Big Data, IoT, IDNS, ITIL, Distance Education, E-Commerce, WAP, P2P, Cloud Computing, Green Computing, Quality of Software
AwardsISOC Fellowship (2007)
Exemplary Graduate Student, Zhejiang University, China (1999)
Exemplary Foreign Student, Zhejiang University, China (1998)

Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro (Urdu: طارق رحیم سومرو, born 12 September 1970) is a Pakistani Computer Scientist and professor. He is an active researcher and his Research focused on GIS, Big Data, IoT, IDNS, ITIL, Distance Education, E-Commerce, WAP, P2P, Cloud Computing, Green Computing, Quality of Software and Higher Education. He has published in these areas with over 70 peer-reviewed papers[1][2]. He is currently working as Professor of Computer Science at College of Computer Science and Information Systems, Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[3]

Education[edit | edit source]

Tariq Rahim Soomro received his B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc degree in Computer Science from University of Sindh. Following this, he earned his PhD Degree in 1999 from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, under the supervision of Prof. Pan Yunhe.[4]

Research and Publications[edit | edit source]

Dr. Soomro published over 70 research articles in national and international journals and conferences.[5][6][7]

Career[edit | edit source]

Dr. Soomro served as computer programmer at Automation Center of National Assembly Secretariat, Parliament House, Islamabad, Pakistan from 1995 to 2003. From 2003 to 2017 Dr. Soomro served in United Arab Emirates (UAE); from 2003 to 2006 he served at Ajman University of Science & Technology, Al Ain, UAE, as an active faculty member of Computer Science. From 2006 to 2009 he served as coordinator IT department and coordinator academic affairs at University of Fujairah (formally Fujairah College), Fujairah, UAE. From 2009 to 2014 he served at Al Ain University of Science & Technology, Al Ain, UAE, as coordinator, Head of Science & Engineering Department. During 2014 he also served at SMI University, Karachi, Pakistan as first Dean of Information Technology and Head of Academic Affairs. Later from 2015 to 2017 he served at SZABIST Dubai Campus, Dubai, UAE as Program Manager BS and MS programs. Currently he is serving at College of Computer Science & Information Systems, Institute of Business Management (IoBM) as Professor of Computer Science.[8]


Dr. Soomro is being actively involved in professional organizations, including, Computer Society of Pakistan, Sindh Graduates Association, IEEE[9], ISOC, PMI, IACSIT. He is senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2005, remains chair Gold affinity Group during 2002 (region 10), Member Ex-Comm Karachi section 2014 and 2017. Dr. Soomro received the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF to 68th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Meeting. This meeting took place at Prague, Czech Republic from 18 to 23 March 2007[10]. He is currently Member Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs by Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) of ICANN.[11][12]

Community Services[edit | edit source]

Dr. Soomro is currently Member Advisory Committee, Journal of Information and Communication Technology (HEC recognized Journal); reviewer, The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline.[13]

International Advisory Member, ICSCASE-2015[14], Member Technical Program Committee, International Conference Developments in eSystems Engineering, 2015, Member Technical Committee, SAI since 2015, SAI Conference FTC-2017, SAI Conference Computing-2018[15], SAI Conference FICC-2018[16], Member Program Committee Chair, ICNCS 2015; Member International Advisory Committee, iCEEiCT 2015; Member Program Committee & Technical Committee, 17th IEEE International Multi Topic conference 2014; Member Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs by Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) of ICANN, IEEE Member Executive Committee 2014 and 2017 Karachi Section; International Advisory Member, July 2014 (ICCICCT 2014)[17], International Advisory Member, IC4A-2014; Program Committee Chair, 3rd International Conference on Network and Computer Science, March 19-21, 2014, Manila, Philippines; Member Technical Program Committee, 6th International Conference Developments in eSystems Engineering, Abu Dhabi 2013[18], Reviewer, BCS International IT Conference 2013 (BCSIITC 2013); Reviewer, ICoICT 2013, IEEE sponsored; Member Technical Committee, ICINT 2013; Member Editorial Board, SCICON, The International Association of Science & Engineering Congress; Reviewer, IEEE CHUSER 2012; Member Program Committee, Symposium on Computing and Information Technologies (SCIT 2012), 25th – 26th May 2012, IBT, Karachi, Pakistan; Technical Committee Member & Reviewer, 2011 IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, for Sustainable Ubiquitous Technology.

Awards and Honours[edit | edit source]

  • Receive the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF to attend the 68th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Meeting. This meeting took place at Prague, Czech Republic from 18 to 23 March 2007, was fully sponsored by ISOC (Internet Society).
  • Exemplary Graduate Student, Zhejiang University, China, 1999 (Highest award of the University)
  • Exemplary Foreign Student, Zhejiang University, China, 1998 (Annual Highest Award of the University for foreign students only)
  • Received scholarship from China to do PhD under Cultural Exchange Program (1996-1999)
  • Nominated for Presidential Award "Azaz-E-Subqat" award by President of Pakistan for academic year 1992 (Annual Academic Award by President of Pakistan)
  • Winner of 2nd Prize in Second All Pakistan Intervarsity Prof. A. L. Shaikh Software Competition and Exhibition 1993, University of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Won Prizes on T.V. Quiz Programs & Won Prizes in Debates

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Tariq Rahim Soomro, Google Scholar". scholar.google.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. "Tariq Rahim Soomro, Publications". researchgate.net. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  3. "Tariq Rahim Soomro, Professor, CCSIS, IoBM, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan". faculty.iobm.edu.pk. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  4. "Pan Yunhe, ChinaVitae". chinavitae.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  5. "Tariq Rahim Soomro, Google Scholar". scholar.google.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  6. "Tariq Rahim Soomro, Publications". researchgate.net. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  7. "LinkedIn Publications". linkedin.com. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  8. "Tariq Rahim Soomro, Professor, CCSIS, IoBM, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan". faculty.iobm.edu.pk. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  9. "IEEE Karachi Section History". ethw.org. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  10. "IETF Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1, May 2007, IETF 68, Prague, Czech Republic" (PDF). wp.internetsociety.org. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  11. "Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs". community.icann.org. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  12. "Arabic Script GP, LGR Procedure". community.icann.org. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  13. "Reviewer Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline". informingscience.org. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  14. "Member International Advisory, ICSCASE-2015" (PDF). niueie.com. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  15. "Member Technical Committee, SAI Conference Computing-2018". saiconference.com. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  16. "Member Technical Committee, SAI Conference FICC-2018". saiconference.com. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  17. "International Advisory Member, July 2014, ICCICCT 2014" (PDF). iap.tuwien.ac.at. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  18. "Member Technical Program Committee, 6th International Conference Developments in eSystems Engineering, Abu Dhabi, 2013". dese.org.uk. Retrieved 15 November 2017.

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