Dr Osman Hasan has a proven track record of academic excellence vis-a-vis leadership, teaching and research, industry outreach, commercialisation, and internationalisation. Having completed his PhD and Postdoc from Concordia University, Canada, Dr Hasan joined the NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS), one of the most prestigious institutions of NUST, in 2009. In his continuing yet fulfilling career, he has held various key administrative and academic positions apart from his illustrious career in teaching and research. Prior to becoming Pro-Rector Academics at NUST, Dr Hasan remained Principal & Dean SEECS, HoD Research and Senior HoD Electrical Engineering at the School. Under his dynamic leadership, the School has made monumental strides forward, making NUST the only university in Pakistan to be placed among Top 150 and Top 300 world universities in the disciplines of Computer Science & Information System and Electrical Engineering respectively, as per QS Subject Rankings.. A proud recipient of HEC’s “Best Teacher Award” in 2011 and the NUST “President’s Gold Medal for the Best Teacher” in 2015, Dr Hasan’s unique teaching methods have earned him respect of not only his students but also academics from within the country and abroad. This is evidently reflected in his student feedback, which has never gone below 85%. A good number of PhD and MS scholars have graduated under his able supervision, while over 10 scholars are currently pursuing their PhD and MS research under his guidance.
Dr Hasan has been able to acquire research grants worth over PKR 125M from various national and international agencies. His research findings have been cited/published in numerous reputed publications around the world, including 19 books, 90 journal papers and about 150 conference papers. He has an H-index of 25, and over 2500 citations according to Google Scholar. Dr Hasan also has key contributions towards internationalisation, including winning 2 major Erasmus Mundus mobility grants and collaborating with various leading institutes in America, Europe and Asia. The collaborations have resulted in numerous student exchanges, joint publications, student supervisions and grant submissions. In recognition of his meritorious and diverse contributions to the promotion of higher education and research, Dr Hasan has been elevated to the coveted position of Pro-Rector Academics at NUST in July 2021.