Ghazanfar Latif, Ph.D. is currently holding a position as an Acting Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), KSA. Previously, he also worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow in the field Artificial Intelligence at University of Quebec, Canada, and as a Research Coordinator at the Deanship of Research and Graduate Studies at PMU. He completed his Ph.D. with a Gold Medal award from the University of Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia, earned his MS degree in Computer Science from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA, and BS degree in Computer Science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan. His research interests include Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks.

  • 8+ years of University Teaching Experience
  • 10+ years of offshore IT Industry Experience
  • 85+ ISI/Scopus Indexed Research Publications since March 2017
  • Granted 5 US Patents and 1 Patent is under review
  • Worked on 120+ ML/AI/IT industry projects as Freelance
  • Acquired international research grants for 8 Projects
  • 13 different Courses and 7 different Courses-Labs taught at PMU
  • Designed 13 Courses and Labs Syllabi
  • Certified Instructor to teach 22 CISCO courses
  • 6 Professional Certifications and 3 Professional Trainings
  • 7 times 1st Position in International Events/Conferences
  • Delivered presentation in 15+ international Conferences
  • Chaired 5+ Committees and Guest Editor 3 Special Issues
  • 20+ Senior Design Projects Supervision

Education

  • Post-Doctorate 2021-2022

    Post-Doctorate in AI

    University of Quebec, Canada

  • Ph.D. 2016-2020

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    University of Malaysia Sarawak (FCSIT)

  • MS 2011-2013

    MS in Computer Science

    King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA

  • BS 2006-2010

    BS in Computer Science

    FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • F.Sc. 2004-2006

    F.Sc. in Pre Engineering

    Punjab College of Science and Technology, Multan

Email: ghazanfar.latif@gmail.com | glatif@pmu.edu.sa
Contact: +1 438 227-7448 & +966 50 105 7422
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Positions

  • Present2023

    Acting Director

    Center for Artificial Intelligence, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, KSA

  • Present2022

    Assistant Professor (On Leave)

    Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, Superior University, Pakistan

  • 20232021

    Research Associate

    Department of Computer Sciences and Mathematics, University of Québec, Canada

  • 20212019

    Research Coordinator

    Deanship of Research and Graduate Studies, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, KSA

  • 20192014

    Lab Coordinator / Instructor

    College of Computer Engineering and Sciences, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University, KSA

  • 20142011

    Cloud Services Manager (Offshore)

    Upwork Global Inc. (formerly Elance-oDesk)

  • 20112010

    Cloud EHR Engineer

    CareCloud – MTBC ® – A USA-based Unique Healthcare IT Company

  • 20102008

    Teaching Assistant (Lab Engineer)

    FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • 20072007

    Quality Assurance Officer

    MINISTRY OF IT (Pakistan) & FAST-NU

I always look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2024
    Awarded Gold Medal with Honor/Congratulations in 49th Innovations Exhibition Geneva, Switzerland
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    Received nomination to participate in 49th Innovations Exhibition Geneva, Switzerland (April 17-22, 2024) where my US patent innovation received Gold Medal with Honor/Congratulations.
  • 2023
    My patented project named BlindLine won the first position in NEOM OXAGON Hackathon
    My patented project named BlindLine won the first position in NEOM OXAGON Hackathon 2023 for Technology organized by the Ministry of Education Saudi Arabia out of 800 applications.
  • 2023
    Received most Research Productivity Award at PMU
    Received most Research Productivity Award 2022-2023 from Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University.
  • 2022
    Received an honorary membership of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
    Received an honorary membership of National Academy of Inventors (NAI), A member organization comprising most reputable U.S. and international universities (2022)
  • 2021
    Received best PhD award along with Gold Mold and Shield
    Received best PhD award along with Gold Mold and Shield in the field of Machine Learning from University of Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia (2021)
  • 2021
    Received Canada Permanent Residence based on on Special Artificial Intelligence Pilot Program
    Received Permanent Residence in Canada (Quebec) based on Special Artificial Intelligence Pilot Program in 2021 (only 150 were nominated across the world)
  • 2021
    Received most Research Productivity Award 2020-2021 at PMU
    Received most Research Productivity Award 2020-2021 from Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University.
  • 2019
    Best research paper award in CRIMSTIC 2019, Melaka, Malaysia
    Got best research paper award in Current Research on Information Technology, Mathematics Sciences, Science and Technology (CRIMSTIC 2019), Melaka, Malaysia.
  • 2018
    Best research paper award in ICCSET, Bangkok, Thailand
    Got best research paper award in 7th International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Technologies (ICCSET 2018), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2018
    Bronze Award in Innovation & Technology Exposition (InTEX18), Malaysia
    Got Bronze Award in Innovation & Technology Exposition (InTEX18), Malaysia for my research Poster exposition on “Automated Brain Tumor Detection, Analysis, and Visualization System”.
  • 2011
    Full scholarship for MS in Computer Science from King Fahd University
    Got a full-time scholarship for MS in Computer Science from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2010
    1st position in Software & Hardware Competition in ITEC, NED, Karachi
    Got 1st position in Software & Hardware Competition in mega event ITEC-2010 held at NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2010
    1st position in ACM Software Project Competition held in FAST-NUCES
    Got 1st position in ACM Software Project Competition by presenting my Final Year Project “Brain Inspector” held in FAST-NUCES, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2010
    1st position in Software Competition in NUTEC, Peshawar
    Got 1st position in Software Competition while overall in Hardware & Software Competition got 2nd position in NUTEC-2010 Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2010
    Two times in FAST-NUCES Dean’s Honor List during BS-CS
    Remained two times in FAST-NUCES Dean’s Honor List during BS-CS Degree, Islamabad Pakistan
  • 2010
    Runner-up of Microsoft Imagine Cup (Pakistan)
    My Final Year Project “Brain Inspector” short-listed in Top four Software Project of Pakistan for Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010 by Microsoft.
  • 2009
    Got Best Marketing Promotional Campaign and Best Group Chemistry Certificates in Marketing Mavericks PromoPower Competition
    Got Best Marketing Promotional Campaign and Best Group Chemistry Merit Certificates in Marketing Mavericks PromoPower Competition 2009 organized by FAST NUCES, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2006
    Merit Scholarship of RS 1.3 Million for BS Computer Science at FAST NUCES
     Got full merit Scholarship of 1.3 Million rupees for BS Computer Science at FAST NUCES Islamabad form Ministry of Information Technology, Pakistan.
  • 2004
    Full scholarship for F.Sc. Pre-Engineering at Punjab College
    Got full merit scholarship for FSc Pre Engineering at Punjab College of Information Technology Multan from Punjab Group of Colleges, Pakistan.

Teaching and research is my profession. I am always keen to learn and explore new technology. Expert in programming.

Two different aspects of my personality

Exploring the world and nature is my passion. I visited more than 700 unique places in 17 countries since 2017.