Islamabad - Prof Dr Arshad Ali, former rector of National Textile University and founding Principal of the NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), has joined the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as executive director.

 The HEC’s governing body Commission had approved the selection of Dr Arshad Ali as executive director during its 31st meeting held on January 11, 2016.

Decorated by the government of Pakistan with Pride of Performance owing to his creative and strategic thinking and proven academic leadership skills and his association with academics and research for over 33 years. He has also been awarded with Sitara-e-Imtiaz that will be conferred upon him on 23rd March, 2016.  

Having doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr Arshad Ali has over 100 publications to his credit in national and international conferences and journals. He has also been awarded gold medal by Pakistan Academy of Sciences and COMSTECH for IT research, and Presidents’ Gold Medal for being the Best NUST Researcher of the Year 2005.