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Dr. Tahir Mehmood
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
School of Natural Sciences,Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel : +92 51 9085 5589


PhD (Norway)

  • PhD, Applied Statistics (Jan 2009 – Aug 2012)-Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) Ås, Akershus, Norway
  • MS, Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences (Aug 2007 – Jan 2009)-Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
  • Msc, Statistics​ (Jan 2003 – Jan 2005)-Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan
Awards & Grants
  • Aug 2007 Scholarship: MS leading to PhD studies in Norway
  • Jan 2003 Scholarship: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Talent Hunt Scholarhip for MSc studies
  • Jan 2001 Scholarship: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Talent Hunt Scholarhip for BSc studies

Research Interest​​:

  • Multivariate  Prediction
  • Classification
  • Clustering
  • Dimension Reduction​
​S/No ​Reference
​1. Jaffar Ud Din, Hussain Ali, Aziz Ali, Muhammad Younus, Tahir Mehmood, Yusoff Norma-Rashid, Muhammad Ali Nawaz: Pastoralist-predator interaction at the roof of the world: Conflict dynamics and implications for conservation. ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY 06/2017; 22(2)., DOI:10.5751/ES-09348-220232
​2. Zeeshan Jilani, Tahir Mehmood, Aftab Alam, Muhammad Awais, Talat Iqbal: Monitoring and descriptive analysis of radon in relation to seismic activity of Northern Pakistan. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 03/2017; 172:43–51., DOI:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.03.010
​3. ​Shakeel Ahmad, Shoaib Hameed, Hussain Ali, Tauheed Ullah Khan, Tahir Mehmood, Muhammad Ali Nawaz: Carnivores’ diversity and conflicts with humans in Musk Deer National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. European Journal of Wildlife Research 07/2016; 62(5)., DOI:10.1007/s10344-016-1029-6
​4. ​Tahir Mehmood: Hotelling T2 based variable selection in partial least squares regression. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 03/2016; 154., DOI:10.1016/j.chemolab.2016.03.001
​5. ​Sathirakorn Pongpanich, Abdul Ghaffar, Najma Ghaffar, Tahir Mehmood: Skilled birth attendance in Balochistan, Pakistan. Asian biomedicine 02/2016; 10(1):25-34., DOI:10.5372/1905-7415.1001.461
​6. ​Tahir Mehmood, Lars Snipen, Solve Sæbø: Improved Upstream Modeling Through Hierarchical Cluster-based Partial Least Squares Regression.
​7. ​Tahir Mehmood, Zahid Rasheed: Multivariate Procedure for Variable Selection and Classification of High Dimensional Heterogeneous Data. 11/2015; 22(6):575-587., DOI:10.5351/CSAM.2015.22.6.575
​8. ​Tahir Mehmood, Bilal Ahmed: The diversity in the applications of partial least squares: an overview. Journal of Chemometrics 10/2015; 30(1)., DOI:10.1002/cem.2762
​9. ​Abdul Ghaffar, Sathirakorn Pongponich, Najma Ghaffar, TahirMehmood: Factors Associated with Utilization of Antenatal Care Services in Balochistan province of Pakistan: An Analysis of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2010. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Online 08/2015; 31(6)., DOI:10.12669/pjms.316.8181
​10. ​Tahir Mehmood, Jon Bohlin, Lars Snipen: A Partial Least Squares Based Procedure for Upstream Sequence Classification in Prokaryotes. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics 05/2015; 12(3):560-567., DOI:10.1109/TCBB.2014.2366146
​11. ​Tahir Mehmood, Zahid Rasheed: Discriminating the true genes observing the frame-shifts from adjacent protein coding region. Biomaterials Science 01/2015; 27(5):4279-4282.
​12. ​Tahir Mehmood, Anjum Shahzad: Genetic variation explained by codon usage discriminate the microbial respiratory life style. 
​13. ​Tahir Mehmood, Jonas Warringer, Lars Snipen, Solve Sæbø: Improving stability and understandability of genotype-phenotype mapping in Saccharomyces using regularized variable selection in L-PLS regression. BMC Bioinformatics 12/2012; 13(1):327., DOI:10.1186/1471-2105-13-327
​14. ​Tahir Mehmood, Kristian Hovde Liland, Lars Snipen, Solve Sæbø¸: A review of variable selection methods in Partial Least Squares Regression. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 08/2012; 118:62 - 69., DOI:10.1016/j.chemolab.2012.07.010
​15. ​Tahir Mehmood, Jon Bohlin, Anja Bråthen Kristoffersen, Solve Sæbø, Jonas Warringer, Lars Snipen: Exploration of multivariate analysis in microbial coding sequence modeling. BMC Bioinformatics 05/2012; 13(1):97., DOI:10.1186/1471-2105-13-97
​16. ​Tahir Mehmood, Harald Martens, Solve Sæbø, Jonas Warringer, Lars Snipen: RESEARCH Open Access A Partial Least Squares based algorithm for parsimonious variable selection. Algorithms for Molecular Biology 12/2011; 6(1):27., DOI:10.1186/1748-7188-6-27
​17. ​Tahir Mehmood, Harald Martens, Solve Saebø, Jonas Warringer, Lars Snipen: . BMC Bioinformatics 08/2011; 12(1):318., DOI:10.1186/1471-2105-12-318

Conference Proceedings:
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​1. Tahir Mehmood: Multidisciplinary applications of partial least squares (PLS). 3rd International conference on Multidisciplinary Trends in Social Sciences and Business Research (MTSBR-DEC-2016), Sydney, Australia; 12/2016
​2. ​Tahir Mehmood: Improved Upstream Modeling Through Hierarchical Cluster-based Partial Least Squares Regression. 3rd International Conference on Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Sciences (ICCBES'15), Bangkok, Thailand; 12/2015
​3. ​Tahir Mehmood, lars snipen: Clustered Variable Selection by Regularized Elimination in PLS. PLS 2012/New Perspectives in Partial Least Squares and Related Methods, Houston, Texas, USA(In camera presentation); 05/2012, DOI:10.1007/978-1-4614-8283-3_5
​4. ​Tahir Mehmood, Jonas Warringer Solve Sæbø, Lars Snipen: An Application of Multivariate Procedure for Genotype Phenotype Mapping in Yeast. The 2012 International Symposium on Integrative Bioinformatics (IB2012), Hangzhou, China; 04/2012
​5. ​Tahir Mehmood, Lars Snipen: Feature Construction from Sequence Data for Revealing Genotype-Phenotype Relations. Bioinformatics for Young Scientists, BFYS2011, Ullensvang, Hardanger, Norway; 01/2011
​6. ​Tahir Mehmood, Harald Martens, Solve Sæbø, Jonas Warringer, Lars Snipen: The Eliminator – A bootstrap based algorithm for variable selection using Partial Least Squares. AfroData (First African-European Conference on Chemometrics), Rabat, Morocco; 09/2010
​7. ​Tahir Mehmood, Solve Sæbø, Jonas Warringer, Lars Snipen: Two Directional Variable Selections in L-PLS Regression Where Background Information on Independent variable is Available. Conferentia Chemometrica, CC2011, Sümeg, Hungary; 09/2010
​8. ​Tahir Mehmood: Modelling and classification of prokaryote coding genes using PLS. 6th International Conference on Partial Least Squares and Related Methods, Beijing, China; 09/2009
​9. ​Tahir Mehmood, Solve Sæbø, Lars G Snipen: PLS for sequence classification. 11th Scandinavian Symposium on Chemometrics, SSC11, Loen, Norway; 06/2009
​10. Tahir Mehmood: Fearure Selection in PLS. Feature Selection in Bioinformatics Workshop, Ghent, Belgium; 05/2009​
​11. ​Tahir Mehmood, Arif Goheer, Muhammad Mudassar: Goodness of Fit in Evaluation of Simulation Models-1:1 Line in Perspective.. International Statistics Conference Malaysia; 12/2005
​12. ​Tahir Mehmood, Javaid Shabir: Optimum Two Phase Sampling Estimator of Population Parameters.. LUMS International Conference on Mathematics and its Applications in Information Technology, Lahore, Paksitan; 11/2005
​13. ​Tahir Mehmood, Javaid Shabir: Optimum Stratified Sampling Estimator of Population Parameters.. LUMS International Conference on Mathematics and its Applications in Information Technology, Lahore, Paksitan; 11/2005

Courses Taught​:

  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Statistical Learning
  • Experimental Design
  • Process Control