Muhammad Sarmad Ali

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I’m associated with Namal since 2011. I’ve done BSc Engineering from UET Lahore, and MS Computer Science from NUCES Lahore. Before joining Namal, I worked as a:

  • Doctoral Researcher at Lero, University of Limerick, Ireland [2008 – 2010]
  • Research Associate at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) [2005 – 2008]
  • Research Officer at NUCES Lahore [2003 – 2004]

I’m passionate about teaching software development and software engineering. I’ve done some research in Software Product Lines, and Aspect Oriented Software Development. More recently, I’m inclined to explore machine learning approaches for data intensive computing.


  • Muhammad Adil Raja, Muhammad Sarmad Ali, Aisha Mahmood: Simulators as Drivers of Cutting Edge Research. In proceedings of 7 th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling, and Simulation (ISMS’16), Bangkok, Thailand, pages 114­119, January 2016.
  • Muhammad Sarmad Ali, Muhammad Ali Babar, Klaus Schmid: A Comparative Survey of Economic Models for Software Product Lines. In Proceedings of 35th International Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advaced Applications (SEAA’09), Patras, Greece, pp. 275-278, August 2009.
  • Muhammad Sarmad Ali, Syed Amjad Hussain Shah, Main Muhammad Awais, Multirate-based Control of an Eye-in-Hand Manipulator for Smooth Pursuit, In Proceedings of 3rd International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST’04), page 97-104, vol. 1, Bhurban, Pakistan, June 2004.

For citation and bibliographic details, please visit my Google Scholar or DBLP page.

Courses Taught

Services & Administration

Controller Examinations (Sep 2014 - present)

Since Sept 2014, I’m heading Exams and Partnership Office (EPO) at Namal College. We are trying to improve practices and procedures, and defining/disseminating various policies to clarify the processes. We organize sessions with faculty and staff to inform about University of Bradford regulations on the conduct of examinations, and liaise with the departments for improved coordination.

Head of Department (Aug 2013 - Aug 2014)

Managed day-to-day affairs of the department. Focused on student interactions and regularly met student representatives to get informal feedback in order to plan for improved actions. Emphasized on closer collaboration with University of Bradford. Organized Namal’s first Open House in May 2014.

“Truth can only be found in one place: the code.” ― Robert C. Martin