High-Performance Computing Lab was inaugurated at the Department of Computer Sciences, KIU:
On 13th September 2021 at KIU, a high-performance computing laboratory was inaugurated by the provincial Minister for IT in presence of the Vice-Chancellor of Karakorum International University and Director Mountain University Program, University of Central Asia (UCA). This high-tech lab has been sponsored by AKDN-University of Central Asia under its Mountain University Program and will be a valuable addition to research activities in Artificial Intelligence for both the faculty and students at KIU. Dr. Aftab Ahmed Khan, HoD Department of Computer Science in his speech thanked the donors and AKU for their generous support. He also apprised the audience about the Department of Computer Sciences’ current national and international research projects. He highlighted the importance of this lab in contributing to future research of faculty and students. Mr. Aliyor, Director Mountain University Program, UCA congratulated the audience especially Dr. Aftab, VC KIU, and faculty of computer sciences on the successful materialization of this laboratory. While addressing the audience he mentioned that the completion of this project is not the end rather this is the start of the possible future partnerships between KIU and UCA for establishing strong academic and research relationships between the two mountain universities. Shaukat Ali Khan, Global Head of IT, AKU, also participated online in the inauguration ceremony. He ensured his institution’s full support for collaborative work with KIU in the future. Mr. Hussain Shah appreciated the efforts of KIU and the Department of CS for the recent research activities and achievements. He highlighted the importance of IT for E-Governance and showed interest to consider ideas from KIU for his future initiatives. He further assured KIU that his ministry will establish a state-of-the-art Computing Laboratory at the department of computer sciences. In the end, Vice-Chancellor thanked all the visiting guests, faculty, and management staff who put their efforts to make this event and lab successful.