Lahore: Dr. Umer Saif has been appointed first Vice Chancellor of IT University Punjab and Punjab government has also issued a notification in this regard. Expressing his gratitude over the appointment of Dr. Umer Saif, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that Dr. Umer Saif is of international repute in IT sector and he has taken commendable steps for the promotion of information technology in Punjab. He expressed the hope that Dr.Umer Saif as a first Vice Chancellor of IT University, will continue his work with the same spirit for the promotion of information technology and equipping the young generation with modern knowledge in the province.
Dr. Umer Saif said that he will utilize all his capabilities for making IT University one of the best institutions in Pakistan. He said that his main objective is to equip the young generation with IT facilities and modern trends so that Pakistani youths could play their active role in IT industry.
Dr. Umer Saif has been working as Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He completed his B.Sc. (Hons) from LUMS in 1998, PhD from University of Cambridge in 2001 and Post Doctorate from MIT in 2002. He also served as Research Scientist at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Dr. Umer Saif was the first Pakistani amongst the top 35 young innovators in the world by the MIT Technology Review (TR35) in 2011. He was also the first Pakistani who received the Google Faculty Research Award in 2011.