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nouman.azam@nu.edu.pk

Department of Computer Science

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Dr. Nouman Azam
Assistant Professor

Introduction

Dr. Nouman Azam received his Ph.D in Computer Sceince from University of Regina. Prior to that, He completed his M.Sc. in Computer Software Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan and Bachelors in Computer Sciences from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan in 2007 and 2005 respectively.

His research interests include game theory, rough sets, conflict analysis and group decision making. He is author of over 20 scientific articles, conference papers and book chapters. He is a member international rough sets society.

Dr. Nouman received many national and international awards including HEC best research paper award 2016 (Pakistan), Shen-Kuo research exchange program (China), Dean’s scholarship (Canada), Gerhard Herzberg scholarship (Canada), Verna Martin Scholarship (Canada) and many others.

In Journals

  • T. Yao, N. Azam, Web-based Medical Decision Support Systems for Three-way Medical Decision Making with Game-theoretic Rough Sets. IEEE Transaction on Fuzzy Systems. Vol. 23,Issue. 1, Pages 3-15, 2015. (Impact factor 7.67)
  • M. Afridi, N. Azam, J. T, Yao, and E. Alanazi, A Three-way Approach for Handling of missing Data using GTRS, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, International journal of approximate reasoning, Vol. 98, Issue. 1, Pages 11-24, 2018, (Impact Factor 2.85)
  • Azam, Y. Zhang, andJ.T. Yao, Evaluation Functions and Decision Conditions of Three-way Decisions with Game-theoretic Rough Sets, European Journal of Operational Research,  Vol. 261, Issue. 2, Pages 704-714, 2017, (Impact Factor 3.42)
  • U. Rehman, N. Azam, J. T. Yao,and Benso, A, A Three-way Approach for Protein Function Classification, PLoS ONE, Vol. 12, Issue 2, Pages e0171702, 2017. (Impact Factor 2.80)
  • T. Khan, N. Azam, J.T. Yao and Khalid, S,A Three-way Approach for Learning Rules in Automatic Knowledge-based Topic Models, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Vol. 82, Pages 210-226, 2017. (Impact Factor 2.85)
  • Nauman, N. Azam, J. T. Yao, A Three-way Decision Making Approach to Malware Analysis using Probabilistic Rough Sets. Information Sciences, Vol. 374, Pages 193-209, 2016.(Impact factor 4.83)
  • Azam, J. T. Yao, Interpretation of Equilibria in Game-theoretic Rough Sets. Information Sciences. Vol. 295, Pages 586-599, 2015. (Impact factor 4.83)
  • Azam, J. T. Yao, Analyzing Uncertainties in Rough Set Regions with Game-theoretic Rough Sets. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Vol. 55, Issue. 1, Pages 142-155, 2014. (Impact factor 2.85)
  • Azam, J. T. Yao, Game-theoretic Rough Sets for Recommender Systems. Knowledge-Based Systems. Vol. 72, Pages 96-107, 2014. (Impact factor 4.52)
  • N. Azam, J. T. Yao, Comparison of Term Frequency and Document Frequency based Feature  Selection Metrics in Text Categorization. Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 39, Issue. 5, Pages 4760-4768, 2012. (Impact factor 3.92)

In Conference Proceedings:

  • Azam, andJ.T. Yao, Variance based Interpretation of Three-way Decisions Using Probabilistic Rough Sets, Proceedings of 10th International International Joint Conference on Rough Sets (IJCRS’16),  Chile, Oct 7 –Oct 11, 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9920, pages 209-218.
  • Azam, A. Ahmad, Text Summarization Using Rough Sets, Proceedings of International Conference on Computing, Electronic and Electrical Engineering(ICE Cube16), Quetta, Pakistan, April 11 – April 12, 2016, Pages 90-94.
  • Nauman, N. Azam, J. T. Yao, A Three-way Decision Making Approach to Malware Analysis, Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT'15), Tainjin, China, Nov 20 – Nov 23, 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9436,      Pages 273-284. 
  • Azam, J. T. Yao, Application of Game-theoretic Rough Sets for Recommender System, Multi-Disciplinary International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence, Bangalore, India, Dec 8- Dec 10, 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8875, Pages 89-100.
  • Majeed, N. Azam, J. T. Yao, Thresholds Determination for Probabilistic Rough Sets with Genetic Algorithms, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge  Technology (RSKT'14), Shanghai, China, Oct 24 - Oct 26, 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8818, Pages 693-704. 
  • T. Yao, N. Azam, Incorporating Game-theoretic Rough Sets in Web-based Medical Decision Support Systems, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA'13), Miami, USA, Dec 4 – Dec 7, 2013, Pages 335-338.
  • Azam, J. T. Yao,Formulating Game strategies in Game-theoretic Rough Sets, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT'13), Halifax, Canada, Oct 11 - Oct 14, 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8171, Pages 145-153.
  • Azam, J. T. Yao, On Semantic Issues in Game-theoretic Rough Sets, Proceedings of IFSA-NAFIPS Joint conference, Edmonton, Canada, Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2013, Pages 1303 - 1308.
  • Azam. Formulating Three-Way Decision Making With Game-Theoretic Rough Sets. Proceedings of 26th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’13), Regina, Canada, May 5-May 8, 2013, Pages 695-698.
  • Azam, J. T. Yao,Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis with Game-theoretic Rough Sets, Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT'12), Chengdu, China, Aug 17 - Aug 20, 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7414, Pages 399-408.
  • Azam, J. T. Yao,Classifying Attributes with Game-theoretic Rough Sets, Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT'12), Gifu, Japan, May 23 -   May 25, 2012, Smart Innovations, Systems and Technologies Vol. 15, Pages 175-184.
  • Azam, J. T. Yao. Incorporating Game Theory in Feature Selection for Text Categorization. Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets, Data Mining and Granular Computing (RSFDGrC'11), Moscow, Russia, June 27-30, 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6743, Pages 215-222.

In Book Chapter:

  • Azam, J. T. Yao,Game-theoretic Rough Sets for Feature Selection, in A. Skowron & Z. Suraj  (eds.),  Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems - Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak in Memoriam, Intelligent Systems Reference Library, Vol. 44, Pages 61-782013.

Thesis and Reports:

  • Azam, Investigating Decision Making with Game-theoretic Rough Sets. Ph.D Thesis at Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Canada, 2014.
  • Azam, Comparative Study of Feature Space Reduction Techniques for Spam Detection. Master’s Thesis at College of electrical and mechanical engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, 2007.

Education

  • Ph.D(CS), University of Regina, Canada (2014)
  • M.S(CS), NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan (2007)
  • B.S(CS), NUCES, Peshawar, Pakistan (2005)