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Early Career / Young Scientist Prizes

    


    


    


University, Academic Achievements
  1. Health Information Technology: Healthcare Data Analytics: Completed course work with Distinction (A Grade), and scored 100% in all 14 subjects, Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science, Oregon Health and Science University, USA, 2017.
  2. Principal Investigator, Research Compliance - Human Research: Completed training and get certified for research in Hospital & Health Care, Health Care Compliance Strategies (HCCS), USA, 2017.
  3. Biomedical Research Investigator & Key Personal Training: Completed course work with Distinction, A Grade in all subjects, CITI Program - Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2015.
  4. Post. Doctoral, Scientific Software Engineering - Life Sciences with major Genomics Data Analysis at The Jackson Laboratory For Genomic Medicine (ranked among the Best Places to Work in Academia and one of the most distinguished non-profit research organization with 26 Nobel prizes associated for research, resources and education), USA, 2015.
  5. Postdoc Research Fellowship: funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Commonwealth's only medical school, ranked among leading top 5 medical schools in USA), University of Massachusetts (No. 1 Public University in the New England, ranked among World's top 100 universities), Greater Boston, MA, USA, 2015.
  6. DAAD International Alumni Award: by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), for the participation and invited at the Conference: "Modeling Change - Changing the world", Euro-IBSA Project Week, in Cooperation with the Departments of Biology and Mathematics/Computer Sciences, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany, 2015.
  7. Postdoc CITI Training with approx. 95% Results: completed Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program with average approx. 95% results at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, FL, USA, 2015.
  8. Postdoc Research Fellowship: funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Department of Neurobiology and Genetics, Biocenter (CHE Excellence Rated Biology Group), Julius-Maximilian's University of Wuerzburg (ranked among World's top 100 Science universities, Top U15 German Universities, and with 14 Nobel laureates associated), Wuerzburg, Germany, 2013.
  9. Ph.D. / Doctor of Science (dr. rer. nat) Degree with final grade "Magna Cum Laude" (Great Honor): awarded at honorary graduation of ceremony of only selected candidates (from all university programs) passing with honors, Julius-Maximilian's University of Wuerzburg (ranked among World's top 100 Science universities, Top U15 German Universities, and with 14 Nobel laureates associated), Wuerzburg, Germany, 2013.
  10. Ph.D. / Doctor of Science (dr. rer. nat) Degree with final grade "Magna Cum Laude" (Great Honor): awarded at honorary graduation of ceremony of only selected candidates (from all university programs) passing with honors, Julius-Maximilian's University of Wuerzburg (ranked among World's top 100 Science universities, Top U15 German Universities, and with 14 Nobel laureates associated), Wuerzburg, Germany, 2013.
  11. Ph.D. / Doctor of Science Thesis with "Magna Cum Laude" (Great Honor): defended "Bioinformatics Software for Metabolic and Health Care Data Management" with "Magna Cum Laude", German Grade 1.0/1.0, ECTS 4.0 CGP, at Julius-Maximilian's University of Wuerzburg (ranked among World's top 100 Science universities, Top U15 German Universities, and with 14 Nobel laureates associated), Wuerzburg, Germany, 2012.
  12. Ph.D. / Doctoral Course Work with highest Possible Grade "A": completed all courses with Grade "A" (ECTS CGPA 4.0/4.0 Excellent, and Austrian/ German Grade 1.0 - Sehr Gut, 100% results) at Vienna University of Technology (ranked among World's top 100 Engineering & Technology and Computer Science Universities, and No. 1 Austrian Engineering University), Vienna, Austria, 2010.
  13. 2nd Master's Thesis & Pre-Doc Research with Distinction: completed thesis: "Integration of variants handling in M-system NT", with highest possible grade "A", at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Fraunhofer Society (Ranked 2nd best Applied Research Institute in the World and Best in Europe, 2015), Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2006.
  14. 2nd Master of Science with Distinction for Completing Course work in Record Time: completed course work of 2nd Master's in Computer Science with major subjects of Intelligent Software Systems in early to the expected record time of only one semester (Winter 2005-06) with approx. 85% results, at Blekinge Institute of Technology (best university in Sweden within sustainable development, 3rd best in Europe), Sweden, 2006.
  15. 1st Master of Science - Computer Science Course Work with Distinction: approx.: 82.2% results), at Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan, 2005.
  16. 1st Master's Thesis with Distinction: completed thesis: "Object Oriented Framework Design Patterns, a Role Modeling Approach", with highest possible grade "A", at Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab, Pakistan, 2004.
  17. Bachelor of Science with Distinction for Completing in Record Time: completed 4 Years Graduation Program (including Final Project) in 2.8 Years (started 08/2000 and completed 04/2003) with approx. 75% results, at Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab, Pakistan, 2003.
  18. Bachelor's Thesis & Project with Distinction: completed thesis: "SMART HOUSE", with highest possible grade "A", at Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab, Pakistan. Final project was for selected for university and nation wide distinguished software exhibitions, 2002.

Top Ranked BioInf., NeuroInf., CS. Journal Publications Only as the 'First' or 'Last' Author

  1. Papers, as the First & Corresponding Author in Nature Methods; One of the Top Impact Scientific Journals of the World. Published by one of the most prestigious scientific publishers i.e. Nature Publication Group. Impact Factor: "25.328", and 5 years Impact Factor: "35.028". [2016]
  2. Papers, as the Last Author in Briefings in Bioinformatics; Top Ranked Bioinformatics Journal, 2nd Best Mathematics and Computational Biology Journal, and 3rd Best Biochemical Research Methods Journal 2014/15. Published by the Oxford University Press. Impact Factor: "9.617", and 5 years Impact Factor: "7.017", highest achieved Impact Factor: "24.37". [2014]
  3. Papers, as the First & Corresponding Author in Bioinformatics; Leading Bioinformatics Journal, 3rd best Mathematics and Computational Biology Journal, and 8th Best Biochemical Research Methods Journal 2014/15. Published by the Oxford University Press. Impact Factor: "5.76", and 5 years Impact Factor: "8.136", highest achieved Impact Factor: "5.76". [2015]
  4. Papers, as the First Author in Database; Top Ranked Database, Bioinformatics Journal, and 6th best Mathematics and Computational Biology Journal 2014/15. Published by the Oxford University Press. Impact Factor: "3.372", and 5 years Impact Factor: "4.510", highest achieved impact factor: "4.457". [2014, 2016]
  5. Papers, as the First & Corresponding uthor in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics; Top Ranked Neuroinformatics Journal 2014/15. Published by the Frontiers Research Foundation, in alliance with the Nature: World's leading publisher. Impact Factor: "3.3", and 5 years Impact Factor: "3.3", highest achieved impact factor: "3.3". [2012, 2013, 2016]
  6. Papers, as the First Author in BMC Bioinformatics; Highly Ranked Bioinformatics Journal, and 8th best Mathematics and Computational Biology Journal of the World 2014/15. Published by the BioMed Publishers. Impact Factor: "2.58", and 5 years Impact Factor: "3.51", highest achieved Impact Factor: "4.95". [2013]
  7. Paper, as the First & Corresponding Author, in well reputed Journal for Human Genomics. Human Genomics, published by the BioMed Publishers, 2016. Impact Factor: "2.146", and highest achieved impact factor: "3.385". [2016]
  8. Papers, as the First & Corresponding Author in Frontiers in Neuroscience; Top Ranked Neuroscience Journal 2014/15. Published by the Frontiers Research Foundation, in alliance with the Nature: World's leading publisher. Impact Factor: "3.7", and 5 years Impact Factor: "3.398", highest achieved impact factor: "3.7". [2015]


Conference Paper Awards

     

  1. Excellent Research Paper awarded to the paper: "Lipid-Pro: A Bioinformatics Tool towards Lipid Identification", by Zeeshan et al. (as First, Corresponding and Presenting Author), at the 11th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, the University of California, Davis, San Francisco Bay, USA, June 2015.
  2. Potential Conference Paper Award to the "Integration of Agile Ontology Mapping towards NLP Search in I-SOAS" by Zeeshan et al. (as First & Corresponding Author), at 6th I*PROMS Virtual International Conference on Innovative Production Machines and Systems, Paper ID 13, Whittles Publishing, Scotland UK, 15-26 November, 2010.  
  3. Compliment Certificate to Master Thesis: "Integration of variants handling in M-system NT", at EPMA-PM 2008 International Thesis Competition, awarded by The European Powdered Metallurgy Association (EPMA), Belgium & England, 2008.

Research Funding Awards
  1. Research Grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for Project: "Southern New England Practice Transformation Network".  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be part of its Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPi), at UMASS Medical School and University of Connecticut Helath Center (UConn Health).
  2. Research Grant by National Institutes of Health (NIH), for Project: NIH-5R01GM095476-05, Exploring Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Machine Learning, and Us; at the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA, 2015-2016.
  3. Research Grant by Germany Research Foundation (DFG) for Project: DFG-CRC-SFB-1047/Z - Insect timing: mechanisms, plasticity and interactions, at the Department of Neurobiology and Genetics, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 2013-2015.
  4. Research Grant by Germany Research Foundation (DFG) for Project: DFG-CRC-SFB Transregio 34/Z1, Bioinformatic tools, OMICs databases, a Staphylococcus aureus WIKI and their integration, at the Department of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 2010-2013.
  5. Research Grant by Germany Research Foundation (DFG) for Project: DFG-SPP1316, Modeling metabolism in intracellular infections comparing Salmonella and Listeria, at the Department of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 2009-2010.

Travel Grant Awards
  1. Director's Subsidy Award by The Jackson Laboratory USA for participation and presentation at the Translational Genomics Meeting, by Human Genome Organization, Houston USA, 2016.
  2. NIH Travel Grant Award for participation and presentation at the 11th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, the University of California, USA.
  3. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Travel Grant Award for participation and presentation at the Conference: Modeling Change - Changing the World, Euro-IBSA Project Week, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 2015.
  4. PhD Student Travel Grant Award by the Description Logics Steering Committee, for participation at The 25th International Workshop on Description Logics  (DL 2012), The Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, May 2012.
  5. PhD Student Travel Grant Award by the NMR Steering Committee, for participation at The 14th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR 2012), Italy, May 2012.
  6. PhD Student Travel Grant Award by IEEE-IC4 for participation and presentation at the at the Second IEEE International Conference on Computer, Control & Communication, Pakistan, 2009.
  7. Gold Supporters General Student Grant Award  for participation at the 2nd ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), sponsored by Microsoft, Nokia, Google and Yahoo, Barcelona Spain, 9-12 February 2009.

Programming Competition Awards
  1. Winner On Spot Programming Competition 2003: organized by Society for Advancement of Computer Science (SACS) at Punjab Institute of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan, 2003.
  2. Certificate of Achievement to Bachelor Project "Smart House", at Nation Wide Software Project Competition & Exhibition, awarded by Punjab Institute of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan, 2003.
  3. Winner Advance Programming Competition 2002: by Society for Advancement of Computer Science (SACS) at Punjab Institute of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab Pakistan, 2002.

Distinguished Compliments
  1. ISCB-Membership: Awarded membership for International Society for Computational Biology, The Leading Professional Society for the new era of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 2015.
  2. Compliment Certificate to Master Thesis: "Integration of variants handling in M-system NT", at EPMA-PM 2008 International Thesis Competition, awarded by The European Powdered Metallurgy Association (EPMA), Belgium & England, 2008.
  3. Compliments on Research with the complimentary SCIT Journal Volume XI by SCIT Journal by Symbiosis Center for Information Technology, Symbiosis International University, Dec. 2012.
  4. Compliments on Research with the complimentary SCIT Journal Volume XI by SCIT Journal by Symbiosis Center for Information Technology, Symbiosis International University, Dec. 2011.
  5. Compliments on Research in International Young Scientist Award Competition, 12th Rhythm Production and Perception Workshop, Int. Symp. on Distorted time and motor Control, France, 2009.

Distinguished Nominations
  1. Nominated Doctoral Thesis: at The Research Group of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Distinguished Dissertation Award, 2013.
  2. Nominated for Young Scientist Presburger Award, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013.
  3. Nominated Research Project: I-SOAS (EN 19.0002) proposed by Zeeshan, in  Best Research and Development Projects, at Metal Working Production Advanced Manufacturing Awards, UK, 2012
  4. Nominated well acknowledged, for prestigious Biocenter Science Award; Excellent Young Scientist of Year, at Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg Germany, 2012-13.
  5. Nominated Research Project: Smart House (EN19.0003) proposed by Zeeshan, in Best Research and Development Project, at Metal Working Production, Advanced Manufacturing Awards, UK, 2012
  6. Nominated for Best Academic Researcher of the Year, by Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties & International Conference on Computer Applications Awards India, 2011.
  7. Nominated for Young Scientist Presburger Award, and highly appreciated by Committee, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, Achen Germany 2010.
  8. Nominated for EWSN 2010/CONET Master and PhD Thesis Awards, 7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks,  Category Thesis,  University of Coimbra, Portugal 2010.
  9. Nominated in INITS Thesis Award by INITS, Innovation into Business, International award for best research thesis worldwide, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Austria, 2007

Miscellaneous University, School Talent Awards
  1. Awarded Talent Award - 1st position in Urdu Declamation Competition, Punjab Institute of Computer Science, University of Central Punjab,  Lahore Pakistan 2004
  2. Awarded 7 Times Full Attendance Award Prize in 7 out of 8 Semesters during 4 Years Bachelor, Punjab Institute of Computer Science, University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan 2003
  3. Awarded Talent Award - 2nd position in Urdu Declamation Competition, Punjab Institute of Computer Science, University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan 2003
  4. Awarded Talent Award - 2nd position in Urdu Declamation Competition, Punjab Institute of Computer Science, University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan 2002. 
  5. Awarded Talent Award - 3rd position in Urdu Declamation Competition,  Punjab Institute of Computer Science,University of Central Punjab, Lahore Pakistan 2001.
  6. Best Editor- News; Media and Cultural Club University Magazine, for provided services in reporting and editing news, Punjab Institute of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab Pakistan, 2001. 
  7. Awarded 3rd position in Annual Urdu Debate Competition, Grammar High School, Gujrat Pakistan 1997
  8. Awarded 1st position in Urdu Annual District Debate Competition, Gujrat Pakistan, 1996.
  9. Awarded 1st position in Urdu Annual City Debate Competition, was the youngest participant among more than 100 student from the whole city, Gujrat Pakistan 1995
  10. Awarded 1st position in Urdu Annual City Debate Competition, was the youngest participant among more than 100 student from the whole city,  Gujrat Pakistan, 1994
  11. Awarded 1st position in exams in many classes (from 1st till 8th Class) during Primary and Middle School Education, Gujrat Pakistan1986-96.

Distinguished Sports Participation
  1. Participated in Weight Lifting Competition on Austrian Annual Sports Day 2006 and Scored 70,3 percent points.
  2. Player in Fraunhofer Institute Experimentells Software Engineering (I.E.S.E)Football Team Germany 2006.
  3. Cricket Player in School & College Cricket Team (1994-2000).

Distinguished Press News

      

  1. Interview and Complimentary News about Research Publications, Education and Awards, Science Talent, by Pakistan Science Club, also available at Pakistan's First Science & Technology Blog, June 2012.
  2. Complimentary News about Research Publications, Education and Awards,  in the News & Views, Magazine of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, Page 23, Edition February - March 2012. [Top National, Educational Magazine]
  3. Complimentary News about Research, Education and Awards, in Section: Naeaye Charagh (Emerging Creative Talent), NAYS e-newsletter Jan-Feb, Issue: 08, Pages 18-26, by National Academy of Young Scientists, February 2011.
  4. Complimentary News about Research Awards (Best Paper, Best Research Student of Year, Best Presenter and Travel Grant), in News, Press Release Online & Print, by Vienna University of Technology Austria, March 2009.
  5. Compliment for Outstanding Performance; Excellent People February 2009, in Journal  Frei.Haus, Issue Nr. 10, Page 12, (Menschen Ausgezeichnet; Zeitschrift fuer Mitarbeiter TU Wien), by Vienna University of Technology Austria, April 2009.