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  • Thursday, January 16, 2020

  • CUI

  • Muhammad Waqas Altaf

Workshop on "Hands-on Data Analytics Using R ”

(18th – 19th  February, 2020)



The objective of this workshop is to provide a platform for acquiring the knowledge on R programming, with emphasis on data analysis and visualizations. The R language has become an important tool for computational statistics, data science, and machine learning. In this workshop, the participants will get an overview of RStudio interface, basic R syntax, analyze and visualize data, create reproducible data analysis reports, perform statistical modeling and make data-driven decisions using this powerful language. The end goal is to provide a comprehensive learning course on how to manipulate and analyze small and large sets of data with R.

Learning Outcomes:


After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Get familiar with R programming language and R Studio environment
  • Get familiar with objects classes, data types and data structures in R
  • Read, import, review, manipulate and summarize data-sets in R
  • Implement statistical procedures within the R environment
  • Create and edit high-quality data visualizations with R
  • Create reproducible data analysis reports


Trainer's Profile:


Dr. Faheem Aslam

Assistant Professor

PhD, Hanyang University Business School, Seoul, South Korea

Research Interests:

Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Financial Markets, Financial Risk Management



  • No Prerequisite
  • Willingness to learn
  • Laptop with good internet speed

Why R?

  • R is Free
  • R is Popular
  • R is Powerful
  • R is Flexible
  • R is Well Supported


Who Should Attend?


This workshop should appeal to anyone who deals with data and want to build their own Laptop laboratory.  
Faculty Member, Current and prospective Research Scholars, Industry Professional, PG Students and UG Students from all disciplines.



Workshop registration fee: Rs.10,000/- for Faculty & Researchers
                                           Rs.5,000/- for Student



LAST DATE TO REGISTER: 14th February, 2020

Interested persons may register online by clicking “REGISTER” on the ORIC-PD website and submit their fee in advance.

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  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020

  • CUI

  • INIT

The INIT is convening the 3rd Two Day International Workshop on ICTs for Development: Mainstreaming the Marginalized, on January 28 – 29, 2020 at Ramada Hotel, Islamabad - Pakistan. The Workshop builds on the efforts of INIT to identify ways through which stakeholders (Academia, Government, Civil Societies, Private Sector) can contribute towards diffusion of technologies for creating a positive impact on the marginalized communities in Pakistan.

The current workshop is developed to build upon the following thematic areas:

  • Understanding the deprived context for learning technologies;
  • Need of awareness of the government efforts on the use of ICTs for development;
  • Technology policies for the provision of ICTs for the marginalised;
  • Educational Technologies for the marginalized;
  • Awareness of the widening digital gender divide and the role of ICTs as a catalyst;
  • Exploring the lack of technical expertise of the marginalised community;
  • Employability through technology; and
  • Importance of ICTs as vehicle of inclusion.

In realization of the above, there is a dire need to devise a strategy on how Pakistan can effectively contribute towards the use of ICTs for Development for the marginalized communities. There is a need for Academia, Industry and Private Sector Linkages especially involving research incentive universities. There is an accessibility gap that needs to be filled for the marginalized via novel concepts coupled with technologies hence achievable through inter-alia linkages generating simple cost-effective solution having the potential to change the ecosystem within Pakistan.

The Workshop would provide a participatory learning experience for the invitees through presentations, panel discussion sessions and open floor discussions on the identified theme areas


Who should attend this workshop?

The workshop intends to steer away from conventional delivery models and divulge in an interactive manner to identify steps needed for the development of a sustainable policy for provision of simple, realistic and implementable technologies that could make a life changing difference for the marginalized community. The Workshop is expecting an audience of line professionals/researchers from S&T organizations, universities, R&D organizations, and development sector from all over the country.

Interested participants are kindly requested to submit the registration form by 18th January 2020. 

Information and Queries

For further queries and information please contact:
Dr. Akber Gardezi
Contact: 0323-8559429

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020

  • CUI

  • CCRD

Dr. Athar Hussain, Head, CCRD represented the centre as a Panelist for the session ‘Climate Change and Nutrition’ at the National Workshop ‘Building Nutrition Resilience: Integrating Climate Change and Gender’ organized by Action Against Hunger on December 09, 2019 in Islamabad. Other panellists included Mr. Idrees Mahsud, Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Mr. Muhammad Riaz, Director General Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Ms. Sitara Ayaz, Chairperson, Standing Committee on Climate Change, chaired the session

Dr. Athar informed the audience that the increased heat and water stress in most of the Global South is expected to decrease crop yields and probability of future cultivation. He elaborated the impacts of climate change on food production, food supply chain and limited access to retailers. Dr. Athar emphasized that the climate change, food security and nutrition are interconnected and that this is the right time to discuss food security in terms of malnutrition.

He highlighted that the higher levels of CO2 decrease the level of protein, iron, and zinc from many crops, particularly wheat, rice, potatoes, soy, and peas. As approximately 4.2 billion people get 60-70% of their iron and zinc from these crops, the expected future nutritional cut will severely contribute to protein, iron, and zinc deficiencies concentrated in the Global South. Referring to a study by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, he apprised the audience with the alarming fact that the malnutrition was the highest risk factor for ‘death & disability combined’ in Pakistan.

Dr. Athar suggested that the nutrition and health stakeholders need to be engaged more in key climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives. He was of the view that the improved multi-sectoral coordination is required to integrate nutrition-sensitive actions into climate-resilient.

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • CUI

  • Shama Munir

The Department of Management Sciences conducted two day's workshop on “Stepping in Career” on November 28-29, 2019. The workshop aim was to exercise the practices involved in adopting a career of choice and guided Business Administration students in attaining career goals. The Alumni and Senior Faculty Members conducted session on Self-Assessments, Team Building practices, Activities of assessing potential of success and Workplace Ethics. The trainers also delivered sessions on the development of job skills, being an entrepreneur and business plans to set career aims. Trainers also discussed the values addition of institution in grooming students abilities and skills. The closing ceremony of the workshop was held on November 29, 2019. The Director Campus, Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Madani in concluding remarks,  appreciated the efforts in the conduct of the workshop and designing hands-on training sessions for enhancing business students skills. He also shared important tips and ideas with the students required for successful career.  The Chairperson, Department of Management Sciences, Dr. Samina Nawab and HoD, Dr. Abdul Qayyum thanked the participants and alumni members for their active participation in enhancing campus alumni ties of increases industry liaison. 

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  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019

  • CUI

  • FDA

One- Week Professional Discourse for Admin Personnel
( CU Abbottabad Campus ) 

September 23 – 27, 2019