LAHORE: (Friday, July 01, 2011): Punjab University College of Information & Technology won first prize in Innovative Research over all categories and second prize in the category of Information Systems in All Pakistan Inter Colleges and Universities Project and Research Competition. COMPPEC were jointly arranged by National ICT R&D Fund, Ministry of IT, and College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME), NUST.
The competition, named as ICT-COMPPEC, is short for Computer Project Exhibition and Competition, having web page www.comppec.com. More than 300 projects were presented in the areas of Electro Mechanical Systems, Information Systems, Communication Systems and Digital Systems from more than 40 Universities. Dr. Arif Mahmood, PhD, Assistant Professor, PUCIT won the coveted Innovative Research award. His research is in the area of Digital Image Processing, and the title of the project was 'Computation Elimination Algorithms for Fast Template Matching'. Four BS students of the college, Muhammad Ahsan, Muhammad Shaban, Fareed Babar, and Waqar Ameen won the second prize for their project named "Agile Project Management Tool.