Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Engr. Dr. Umar Farooq

Assistant Professor
Engr. Dr. Umar Farooq
Umar Farooq (GSM’13–M’18) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2004 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, in 2017. He has over 12 years of experience in effectively teaching the junior and senior level courses to undergraduate students of electrical engineering. He has also supervised over 30 senior year design projects. In addition, he established the Society of Engineering Excellence at EED, University of Punjab (UoP), Lahore, to promote research activities amongst undergraduate students of EE with the support of the then Vice-Chancellor, Prof. M. Kamran. He used the society platform to actively supervise the students in various technical design contests, including hardware projects exhibition, microcontroller interfacing, circuit designing, technical paper arranged by IEEE, IET, ACM, and other society chapters in Pakistan, and won over 75 awards in these contests for UoP in a period of four years (2008-2012). His trained students have been able to secure graduate positions in world leading universities, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA; ETH Zurich; Monash University, Australia; the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran; and the University of Alberta, Canada. He has authored or co-authored over 90 papers in peer-reviewed international conferences and journals. His research interests include fuzzy logic, neural networks, feedback control systems and their applications.,Dr. Farooq was a recipient of the Dalhousie Faculty of Graduate Studies Publications Awards for the three consecutive years 2014–2016. He was also awarded with the 2017 Dalhousie Faculty of Engineering Excellence Award and the 2017 and 2018 Nova Scotia Graduate Scholar Awards.
Specialization: Robotics & Power Electronics
Designation:- Assistant Professor