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Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder



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Prof. Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder is currently Dean CBM and CES at IoBM, Institute of Business Management, Karachi. He was previously the Vice President and Dean Academics of PAF-Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (www.pafkiet.edu.pk). He has extensive academic experience in the design and successful launch of various academic programs such as BCS, BE, BS, BBA, MBA, MS and PhD in the areas of computer science, MIS and management sciences. Dr. Irfan was at IBA from 1995-2000 as Assistant Professor who also led the growth of the Center for Computer Studies at IBA as the Deputy Director (CCS).

Dr. Irfan Hyder did his MS (1989) and PhD (1994) from University of Texas at Austin. He also has BE (1985) from NED, Karachi and MBA (1987) from IBA, Karachi.

Dr Irfan has served at various national level forums. He participated in the development of National IT Policy and was the head of E-Commerce Task Force of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and a member of the Electronic Clearing House Task Force of State Bank. He has been a regular speaker and session chair at scores of national and international conferences and workshops.

He has carried out consulting assignments for a number of public and private sector organizations such as Pakistan Steel, Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Oxford University Press, AGPR, CBR, EPB, ICMA, KIIT and MoST. He founded ePatterns, a Software House and was the architect of ePattern’s enterprise solution for various vertical industries and has extensive experience in the implementation of ERP systems.

He has been instrumental in the development of research based MPhil./MS programs and supervises research in the areas of software engineering, networking and quality systems. He has over sixteen international publications in reputed journals and proceedings. 

His current interests include development of a vision oriented projects-based culture in students and faculty that motivates them and drives them towards excellence in their professional and personal achievements. Ahsan Memorial Education Foundation, L2L (Learn to Learn) Club, i2L (Inspiration to Leadership) Academy, and AML (Ahsan Memorial LIbrary) are some of the enterprises that have resulted through such a visioning process.