Our Team

WE THE TEAM

PROF. DR. IQRAR AHMAD KHAN

PROJECT LEAD

Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan is the Distinguished National Professor and Ela Bhatt Professor-Germany in the area of Horticulture, Dr. Khan is foreign qualified teacher. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside where he was placed on the Honour Rolls.

Dr. Khan has supervised 84 MSc and PhD students from 6 countries. He established a Centre of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology and secured numerous research and development projects. Dr. Khan has released a potato variety (PARS-70), pioneered the research on breeding seedless Kinnow and discovered two new botanical varieties of wheat. He was author of STED funded Citrus Nursery Project launched at UAF.

He was instrumental in developing international/regional mango research program to combat the sudden death of mango. In a 2007 paper on the causal organism of mango death, his team illustrated new information which must count as a discovery. MINFAL has notified Khan as National Mango Coordinator.

Dr. Khan also contributed to International level publications on various aspects of agriculture. He elevated UAF as top professional alma-mater in HEC ranking. He also inked more than two dozen MOUs to co-operate with international universities and research organizations. He has vast experience in Agricultural research, teaching and administration. He was decorated with Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2011 because of his meritorious services in the field of agriculture.

DR. SAQIB ALI

TEAM LEAD PRECISION AGRICULTURE

Dr-saqib Dr. Saqib Ali is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture Engineering and MS & Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. Recently, he has completed his Post-Doctorate studies from Guangzhou University of China where the topic of his research was Industrial Control Systems and Big Data analytics using Advance Machine Learning and Block chain technologies. Over the last year, his research is inclined towards Intelligent Control Systems using IoTs, Big Data Engineering & Visualization in Cyber-Physical Systems and application of Robotics in the field of Precision Agriculture.

DR. MUHAMMAD AZEEM KHAN

TEAM LEAD PRECISION AGRICULTURE

Dr-Azeemkhan Dr. Muhammad Azeem Khan has over 10 years of teaching and research experience in the field of agricultural water management, environmental biophysics, applied agricultural remote sensing and data analytics. Prior to his appointment at UNE, Azeem worked as a Researcher for the International Water Management Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Additionally Azeem brings his experience from his time as Team Leader of Agri-Informatics at US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Azeem received his PhD and Post-Doctoral training from Washington State University, United States of America. He is a Fulbright Alumni and also a recipient of Norman Borlaug Fellowship from Purdue University.

DR. MUHAMMAD ASIF KAMRAN

TEAM LEAD DATA SCIENCE

Dr-asifkamran Dr. Muhammad Asif Kamran has over 10 years of teaching and research experience in the field of agricultural water management, environmental biophysics, applied agricultural remote sensing and data analytics. Prior to his appointment at UNE, Asif Kamran worked as a Researcher for the International Water Management Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Additionally Asif Kamran brings his experience from his time as Team Leader of Agri-Informatics at US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security at the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Azeem received his PhD and Post-Doctoral training from Washington State University, United States of America. He is a Fulbright Alumni and also a recipient of Norman Borlaug Fellowship from Purdue University.