Dr. UMAR SAIF KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 13TH FULBRIGHT & HUMPHREY ALUMNI
The Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab, founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University and Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board, Dr. Umar Saif will deliver his keynote address at the 13th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Alumni Conference on December 3, 2016 at the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. Dr. Umar Saif’s address will focus on “Why I am optimistic about Pakistan”.
Dr. Saif received his Ph.D. in 2001 at the University of Cambridge and worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for several years before returning to Pakistan. He was named as one of the top 35 young innovators by the MIT Technology Review (TR35) in 2011 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010. He has received a Google Faculty Research Award, MIT Technovator Award, IEEE Percom Mark Weiser Award, IDG Technology Pioneer Award and the ACM CHI Best Paper Award. In 2014, Dr. Saif was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, one of the highest civil awards by the government of Pakistan. He was named among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world in 2015 and 2016.