Dr. Muhammad Imran Babar

Head of Department - PhD (Computer Sciences)


I am serving as Head of Computer Science & Software Engineering at, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Army Public College of Management & Sciences (APCOMS), Rawalpindi, Pakistan. APCOMS is an affiliated institute of University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. I started my career as a Computer Programmer in industry. I have an experience of 11+ years in Programming/IT Research/Teaching. My research interests are in Software Engineering, Software Requirements Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering, Software Testing, Expert Systems, and Artificial Intelligence. I am interested to supervise projects that are closely related to software engineering, artificial intelligence and inter-disciplinary research in the above-mentioned domains. If you are interested to carry out research in these areas please contact me at drimran@apcoms.edu.pk or at 0321-5890896.

I received my PhD CS (Specialization in Software Engineering) with distinction from University Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

Currently, I am teaching courses mainly in the domain of software engineering. Currently, I am seeking students for supervision of MS and PhD research theses not only in APCOMS but also outside the premises of APCOMS.

I am also Editor in Chief of Journal of Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems (JSEIS). Please submit your high quality research in JSEIS at Journal of Software Engineering and Intelligent Systems link.


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Positions / Experience

Positions / Posts held during career


  1. Army Public College of Management & Sciences

    Head of CS/SE

    2016 - 2019

    Teaching/Academic Management

  2. Army Public College of Management & Sciences

    Head of Academics

    2015 - 2016

    Teaching/Academic Management

  3. Bahria University Islamabad

    Visiting Professor

    2016 - 2019

    Teaching at MS Level

Projects / Research

Project Completed / Supervised


Honors & Awards

Distinctions achieved


  1. Technical Committee Member, 2016 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communications (ICCC), October, 2016, in Chengdu, China.

  2. Contributor as Student Volunteer, Malaysian Software Engineering Conference (MySEC), September 2014. IEEE. Langkawi, Malaysia.

  3. Session Chair, September, 2014. In the 10th Postgraduate Annual Research Seminar (PARS) 2014. Faculty of Computing, UTM, Malaysia

  4. Technical Program Committee Member, Track on Social Networks and their role in Opinion Making, 13th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, April 11- 13, 2016, Las Vegas, USA.

  5. VisioSpark Judge COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt.

  6. Program Committee Member, The 16th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques (SOMET_17) will take place on September 26~28, 2017, in Kitakyushu City, Japan.

  7. Program Committee Member, International Conference on ICT, Lead City University, 30th Oct – 1st Nov 2017, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria.

  8. Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Computing Convergence and Applications, August 17~20, 2017, in Saipan, USA

  9. Technical Committee Member, 2018 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communications (ICCC), December 7~10, 2018, in Chengdu, China.

  10. Reviewer, The 17th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques (SOMET_18) will take place on September 26~28, 2018, in Granada, Spain.

  11. Alumni Academic Award, October, 2015, Convocation 55, UTM, Malaysia

  12. Best PhD Student Award (Awarded Gold Medal), October, 2015, Convocation 55, UTM, Malaysia

  13. Best Presenter Award, September, 2014. In the 10th Postgraduate Annual Research Seminar (PARS) 2014. Faculty of Computing, UTM, Malaysia

  14. Best Presenter Award, 29th September, 2013. In the 9th Postgraduate Annual Research Seminar (PARS) 2013. Faculty of Computing, UTM, Malaysia.

  15. Best Artificial Intelligence Project Award, on 15th June 2013, by Faculty of Computing, UTM, Malaysia.

  16. International Doctoral Fellowship Award by University Teknologi Malaysia (For last 3 Semesters)

  17. PhD Indigenous Scholarship Award by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Current Semester

Classes teaching in current semester


  1. Subject: Operations Research

    Class: Computer Sciences

    Semester: 5th

  2. Subject: Object Oriented Programming

    Class: Computer Sciences

    Semester: 2nd

  3. Subject: Fundamentals of Programming

    Class: Software Engineering

    Semester: 1st

Previous Semester

Classes teaching in previous semester


  1. Subject: Artificial Intelligent

    Descipline: Computer Sciences

    Semester: 7th

  2. Subject: Programming Fundamentals

    Descipline: Software Engineering

    Semester: 1st

  3. Subject: Advanced Programming

    Descipline: Computer Sciences

    Semester: 5th

  4. Subject: Human Computer Interaction

    Descipline: Computer Sciences

    Semester: 7th

ISI Journals


  1. Imran Ghani, Angelica Lim, Muhammad Hasnain, Israr Ghani, M.I. Babar, Challenges in Distributed Agile Software Development Environment: A Systematic Literature Review, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. (ISI Indexed, IF Journal)

  2. S. Hanif, F. Sohail, AT Shehrbano, M. I. Babar, A New Shoulder Surfing and Mobile Key- Logging Resistant Graphical Password Scheme for Smart-Held Devices, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA). (ISI Indexed)

  3. Muhammad Mohsin Ali, M. I. Babar, Muhammad Hamza, Muhammad Jehanzeb, Saad Habib, Muhammad Sajid Khan, Industrial financial forecasting using long short-term memory recurrent neural networks. Vol 10, No 4. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA). (ISI Indexed) 4.

  4. Haneen Anjum, M. I. Babar, Jehanzeb M., Maham Khan, Saima Chaudhary, Summiyah Sultana, Zainab Shahid, Shahid Nazir Bhatti, A Comparative Analysis of Quality Assurance of Mobile Applications using Automated Testing Tools. Vol 8, No 7. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA). (ISI Indexed)

  5. M. I. Babar, Ghazali, M, Dayang N. A. Jawawi, Noraini Ibrahim, Shamsuddin S. M., (2015). PHandler: An expert system for a scalable software requirements prioritization process. Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol, 84, 2015. (ISI Indexed/IF: 3.05/Q1).

  6. M. I. Babar, Masitah Ghazali, Dayang N.A. Jawawi, Kashif Bin Zaheer. “StakeMeter: Value- Based Stakeholder Identification and Quantification Framework for Value-Based Software Systems”. PLoS ONE, 10(3). 2015.(ISI Indexed, IF 3.534/Q1)

  7. M. I. Babar, Masitah Ghazali, Dayang N.A. Jawawi, Abubakar Elsafi. “Stakeholder Management in Value Based Software Development: A Systematic Review”, IET SOFTWARE.8(5).2014. (ISI Indexed, IF 0.53/Q4)

  8. Furkh Zeshan, Radziah Mohamad, […], M. I. Babar, Context-aware ontology and web services discovery for distributed embedded real-time systems. Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, (ISI Indexed/ IF 0.476)

  9. Ali Raza Ahmed, Muhammad Tayyab, Shahid Nazir Bhatti, Abdullah J. Alzahrani, M. I. Babar, Impact of story point estimation on product using metrics in scrum development process. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Volume 8 No. 4. (ISI Indexed)

  10. Furkh Zeshan, Adnan Ahmad, Abid Mehmood, […] M. I. Babar, An ontology-based service discovery framework for dynamic environments. IET Software. (ISI Indexed/IF 0.47/Q4)

  11. Awad Ali, Dayang N.A. Jawawi, Mohd Adham, M. I. Babar, Technique for Early Reliability Prediction of Software Components using Behaviour Models. PLoS ONE (ISI Indexed/IF: 3.0/Q1)

SCOPUS Journals


  1. Younas Wahab, M. I. Babar, Shahbaz Ahmed. “Single Repository for Software Component Selection (SRSCS): A Reusable Software Component Selection Technique”. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 15th April, 2011. Vol. 26 No. 1. (Scopus Indexed).

  2. M. I. Babar, Ghazali, M, Dayang N. A. Jawawi (2014). Risk-based software stakeholder quantification for value-based software using neural networks. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology (Scopus Indexed).

  3. M. I. Babar, Masitah Ghazali, Dayang N.A. Jawawi. “Software Quality Enhancement for Value Based Systems through Stakeholders Quantification”. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology,30thSeptember, 2013. Vol. 55 No. 3. (Scopus Indexed)

  4. Israr Ghani, Wan M.N. Wan-Kadir, Ahmad Mustafa, M. I. Babar, “Microservice Testing Approaches: A Systematic Literature Review”. The International Journal of Integrated Engineering, (2019). (Scopus Indexed).

Refreed Proceedings


  1. M. I. Babar, Masitah Ghazali, Dayang N.A. Jawawi. “A bi-metric and fuzzy c-means based intelligent stakeholder quantification system for value-based software”. In New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques, H. Fujita et al. (Eds.), 2014, pp. 295-309. IOS Press.

  2. MS Khan, M Jehanzeb, M. I Babar, S Faisal, Z Ullah, SZBM Amin. “Face Recognition Analysis Using 3D Model” International Conference for Emerging Technologies in Computing, 220-236, England.

  3. Arafat A. M. Elhag, M. A. Elshaikh, Radziah Mohamed, M. I. Babar. “Problems and Future Trends of Software Process Improvement in Some Sudanese Software Organizations”. ICCEEE 2013, IEEE, Khartoum, Sudan.

  4. Falak Sher, Dayang N.A. Jawawi, Radziah Mohamed, M. I. Babar. “Requirements Prioritization Techniques and different Aspects for Prioritization: A Systematic Review”. MySEC September 2014. IEEE. Langkawi, Malaysia.

  5. Falak Sher, Dayang N.A. Jawawi, Radziah Mohamed, M. I. Babar. Multi-Aspects Based Requirements Prioritization Technique for Value-Based Software Development. ICET 2014. IEEE. Pakistan.

  6. M. I. Babar, Muhammad Ramzan, Shahbaz A.K. Ghayyur. “Challenges and Future Trends in Software Requirements Prioritization” IEEE, ICCNIT. 11th-13th July 2011. Pakistan.

  7. M. I. Babar, Masitah Ghazali, Dayang N.A. Jawawi. “Considerations in Software Quality Enhancement for Value Based Systems”. MySEC 2012. Malaysia.

  8. M. I. Babar, Masitah Ghazali, Dayang N.A. Jawawi. “Systematic Reviews in Requirements Engineering: A Systematic Review”. MySEC September 2014. IEEE. Langkawi, Malaysia.

  9. M. I. Babar, Muhammad Jehanzeb, Masitah Ghazali, Dayang N.A. Jawawi, Falak Sher, Shahbaz Ahmed Khan Ghayyur. Big Data Survey in Healthcare and a Proposal for Intelligent Data Diagnosis Framework. ICCC, IEEE, October 2016 Chengdu China.

  10. Muhammad Sajid Khan, Muhammad Jehanzeb, M. I. Babar, Shah Faisal, Zabeeh Ullah, Siti Zulaikha Binti Mohamad Amin, Face recognition Analysis using 3D Model, International Conference for Emerging Technologies in Computing, 220-236, Springer. London, UK.

  11. Falak Sher, Dayang N.A. Jawawi, Radziah Mohamed, M. I. Babar, Multi-Aspects Intelligent Requirements Prioritization Technique for Value Based Software Systems, International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications INTAP (November, 2019).

  12. Muhammad Hasnain, Muhammad Fermi Pasha, Imran Ghani, M.I. Babar, An Efficient Performance Testing of Web Services, INMIC, 2019.

PhD Students


Masters Students


  1. Robotic Software Architecture Challenges and Research Trends: A Comparative Study, Sana Amin (Bahria University Islamabad, 2019)

  2. Genetic Algorithm Based Test Case Minimization Technique for Reliable Regression Testing of Web-Based Systems, Rubab Sheikh (Bahria University Islamabad, 2019)

  3. Comparative Study of Security Techniques and Requirements in Cloud Computing, Muhammad Naeem (Bahria University Islamabad, 2019)

Undergraduate Students


  1. BITCOIN Price Prediction using Neural Networks, Muhammad Asad Taruf, Raja Jahanzaib Khalid, Khurram Hanif (2018) (Main Supervisor)

  2. Expense Forecasting using Machine Learning, Muhammad Mohsin Ali, Muhammad Hamza, Saad Habib (2018) (Main Supervisor)

  3. Stegano System, Ihtasham Afzal, Noor-ul-Ain, Nabeel Rashid (Main Supervisor)

  4. Diabetic Retinopathy, Saqlain Javed, Irum Sabin, Syeda Mahjabeen Qamar (2018) (Main Supervisor)

  5. Digital Virtual Assistant using Neural Network, Adnan Aslam, Arslan Ahmad, Taimoor Iftikhar. (2017) (Main Supervisor).

  6. App to enhance the level of rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy, Muhammad Faizan Mussadiq, Tabinda Iqbal, Farrah Bashir. (2017) (Main Supervisor).

  7. Multi-Aspects Based Requirements Prioritization Technique for Value-Based Software Developments, Shahbaz Rashid Tahir, Sohail Akhtar, Hafiz Abdul Rehman. (2017) (Main Supervisor).

  8. Al-Quran for Blind Users, Ahtisham Azhar, Mujaddad Sheraz Ahmed, Bilal Asim. (2017) (Cosupervisor).

  9. E-Learning Game to Enhance Rehabilitation Capabilities of Children with Cerebral Palsy, (A video game project) Muhammad Umais, Waseem Akram. (Main Supervisor) (GC University Faisalabad) (2017).

  10. Code Blocks Programming Project, Muhammad Zulqarnain, Muhammad Usman Satti, (Main Supervisor) (3rd Award Winner in APCOMS) (2017).

  11. Interactive Educational Web Portal Framework, Muhammad Moeen Ansar, Muhammad Salman Ali, Muhammad Minhas Asghar. (Main Supervisor) (2017).

  12. E-Learning App for children with cerebral palsy, Muhammad Adeel Ghafoor, Zeshan Tufail. (Main Supervisor) (First Award Winner in APCOMS) (2016).

  13. Intelligent Learning Through Interactive White Board, Muhammad Usman Siddique, Tajammal Mehmood, Urooj Islam. (Main Supervisor) (ICT Undergraduate Funds Winner) (2016).

  14. SoftReq: Requirements Prioritization Tool, Muhammad Zohaib, Syed Umair Raza, Usama Yaqoob. (2016) (Main Supervisor).

  15. Salvage Life, (A video game project) Muhammad Faisal Altaf, Muhammad Ali, Zeeshan Pervaiz. (2016) (Main Supervisor).

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