Talks and Guest Lectures
- Dec 18, 2017: Guest lecture on Speech and Natural Language Processing: An Introduction, at University of Management and Technology, Lahore for BS CS students of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning courses.
- Nov 18, 2017: Penalist on a penal discussion on Urdu Language and Information Technology, at Faiz International Festival, Lahore. Other penalists included Dr. Sarmad Hussain, Mr. Musharaf Ali Farouqi and Prof. Kamran Malik. The penal was moderated by Dr. Umar Saif.
- Jan 08, 2017: Keynote talk on use of Speech-based Social Media to provide social connectivity among low-literate and visually impaired masses, at Assistive Communication Technology Event by Riphah International University.
- Nov 17, 2016: Invited talk on Speech-based Social Media at the 6th International Conference on Language & Technology (CLT'16), UET, Lahore.
- Oct 28, 2016: Guest Lecture on Morphological Parsing and Stemming at Kinnaird College for Women for BS and MPhil students of Applied Linguistics.
- Jun 04, 2016: Paper presentation at ICTD 2016 on Viral Spread via Entertainment and Voice-Messaging Among Telephone Users in India
- May 12, 2016: Invited talk at Google and Youtube, Mountain View, CA, USA on Virality of mobile-based, speech services and dissemination of development-related information to low-literate masses.
- Apr 29, 2016: Invited talk on ICT4D and research opportunities at ITU, at FAST National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
- Feb 03, 2016: Remote guest lecture on Viral Entertainment as a Vehicle for Disseminating Development Services delivered to the faculty of College of Aeronautical Engineering (NUST), Risalpur, Pakistan.
- Nov 23, 2015: Guest Lecture on Viral Entertainment as a Vehicle for Disseminating Development Services, to the undergraduate Human Computer Interfacing class at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
- Oct 27, 2015: Invited talk on Multi-Modal Interfaces and Channels for Access of Local Language Content at the Workshop on Facilitating Local Language Content Access and Generation using Human Language Technologies at KICS, UET arranged by Center for Language Engineering (CLE).
- Notes co-chair and organizer of the 9th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2017).
- Member of Technical Program Committees of:
- Reviewer for CHI 2015, CHI 2017 and CHI 2018.
- Publications Chair for The 6th International Conference on Language and Technology (CLT'16).
- Principle Investigator for Rah e Maa project, (funded by UNICEF).
- Technical Lead for Hello Rozgar Project (funded by GIZ).