Dr. Jawad Shafi
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Area of Interest: Natural language processing
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (851)

Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department of COMSATS University, Lahore Campus. I have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree by School of Computing and Communication (SCC or Infolab21) Lancaster University in 2019 and I have been engaged in research in the areas of Natural Language Processing. In the year 2009, I did MPhil. (Computer Networks) from KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolen) Stockholm, Sweden. Over the past years, I have worked in software research/development in various multinational organizations.

My research interest span is in the area of applied natural language processing and tools, online child protection, cybersecurity, data science, semantic tagging, multi-label/target text classification, machine learning, the internet of things, and machine learning-based networks.

Software developed:

  • Word and sentence tokenizers
  • POS tagger
  • Semantic tagger
  • UNLT
  • Text classifier


Online Teaching Resources:

CSC461 - Introduction to Data Science: https://sites.google.com/cuilahore.edu.pk/is-fa20/home

CSC102 - Discrete Structures: https://sites.google.com/a/cuilahore.edu.pk/ds_fall20/lecture-notes



1. Jawad Shafi (2019), "An Urdu Semantic Tagger - Lexicons, corpora, Methods and Tools", edited by: Ph.D. Thesis, published by: Data Science, Lancaster University, pp: 266    (External URL)
Book Chapters:
1. Shafi, Jawad, Plamen Angelov, and Muhammad Umair. (2016), "Prediction of the attention area in ambient intelligence tasks.", Innovative Issues in Intelligent Systems, edited by: Vassil SgurevRonald R. YagerJanusz KacprzykVladimir Jotsov, published by: Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol 623. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp: 33-56, Standard: 978-3-319-27266-5/978-3-319-27267-2    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Rab Nawaz Jadoon, WuYang Zhou, Faizan Ul Haq, Jawad Shafi, Iftikhar Ahmed Khan and Waqas Jadoon (2018), "A Reliable Scheme for Synchronizing Multimedia Data Streams under Multicasting Environment", Applied Sciences, pp: 556, Vol: 8, Issue: 4, Impact Factor: 2.287    (External URL)
2. Abid, Shahbaz Akhtar, Mazliza Othman, Nadir Shah, Osama Sabir, Atta Ur Rehman Khan, Mazhar Ali, Jawad Shafi, and Saleem Ullah (2015), "Merging of DHT-based logical networks in MANETs", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, pp: 1347-1367, Vol: 26, Issue: 12, Impact Factor: 1.25    (External URL)
3. Rab Nawaz, Mehtab Afzal, Jawad Shafi (2013), "Reliable Routing Scheme for VANETs in City Environment", International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, pp: 20-24, Vol: 2, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 1.50    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. S. Piao, P. Rayson, D. Archer, F. Bianchi, C. Dayrell, M. El-Haj, R. Jiménez, D. Knight, M. Kren, L. Löfberg, R. Nawab, J. Shafi, P. Teh and O. Mudraya (2016) "Lexical coverage evaluation of large-scale multilingual semantic lexicons for twelve languages", In Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference.   
2. Rab Nawaz, Jawad Shafi (2012) "Beacon Based Controlled Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE International Conference on Computer Sciences and Education (ICCSE 2012), Standard: 978-1-4244-3521-0   
3. Rab Nawaz, Syed Asad Hussain, Shahbaz Akhtar Abid and Jawad Shafi (2011) "Beaconless Multihop Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE International Conference on Computers and Communication Devices (ICCCD), (Apr 2011), pp: 332-336, Vol: I, Issue: 978-1-4244-9829-1, Standard: CFP1195M-PRT  Abstract  (External URL)


Ph.D. in Computer Science
School of Computing and Communications (Infolab21), Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Apr 2014 to Feb 2020
School of Technology and Health, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 2006 to Jan 2009
School of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab (UCP), Lahore, Pakistan
Jan 2001 to Jun 2005


Assistant professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Jul 2012 to Date
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Aug 2010 to Jun 2012
Nov 2008 to Jun 2010
Research Engineer
Ericsson Research Luleå
Jan 2008 to Oct 2008
Askari General Insurance Company
Sep 2005 to Aug 2006

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