The Role of Stem
There is a universal realisation that science, technology, engineering and mathematics play a significant role in innovations, so these are dominant for a more sustainable and prosperous future of any country. This fact is validated by experience of several countries; those have practised the transformative power of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for innovations. It is thoughtful how we can couple this power for the benefit of communities in particular for the most deserving and underserved?
The massive human capability of Pakistan’s young population essentially be developed in upcoming years so that it perhaps be leveraged for the amplified prosperity and safety of the country. Throughout this process, it is crucial to certify that all kinds of opportunities are equally available to both men and women. Countries have struggled to involve women in STEM subjects throughout the world.
Meet Our Team
“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” – Mother Teresa
Dr Farkhanda Afzal
Assistant Professor Applied Mathematics
Farkhanda Afzal is founder of STEM WomenPK. She is PhD in the field of Applied Mathematics from Beihang University, Beijing, China. Dr Farkhanda remained on the faculties of Beihang University Beijing, Bahria University Islamabad, KRL College Kahuta and University of Education Lahore. At present, she is serving as an Assistant Professor/ Associate HOD at Department of Humanities & Basic Sciences in MCS, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan. Dr Farkhanda is a recipient of AlumNode Project funding 2021. She is currently working in the areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Image and Signal Processing and Management Sciences.
Dr Deeba Afzal
Associate Professor Mathematics
Dr. Deeba Afzal is working as associate professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan. She is post doctorate from University of Kaiserslautern and awarded by DAAD fellowship in this duration. She completed her Ph.D. in 2014 from Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences, Government College University Lahore Pakistan. She has been awarded by HEC indigenous scholarship during her PhD studies. Dr. Deeba is currently working in singularity theory, commutative algebra, fuzzy algebra and graph theory. She has been awarded as AlumNode project funding 2021.
Deborah Dorma Kanubala
Lecturer Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Deborah .D. Kanubala is an NLP Engineer at Proto and also a lecturer in Data Science and AI at the Academic City University. She is also the co-organizer for the WiMLDS Accra-Ghana chapter and the co-founder of WPSYG. Ms. Kanubala is a recipient of several grants and scholarships including the Mastercard Foundation Scholar grant, Alumnode Project grant, and many more. She was voted among the 100 Most Influential People ( STEM Category) in 2019. Her research interest is in the applications of machine learning algorithms in the
development of robust credit scoring models and in developing machine learning models that are devoid of any form of bias.
Dr Ayesha Maqbool
Assistant Professor Computer Science
Dr. Ayesha Maqbool is serving as Assistant Professor in Computer Science Department at NUST, Pakistan. She has done Ph.D in Automatic Control and System Engineering from The University of Sheffield, focusing on Agent-based mission planning for Multiple Unmanned Autonomous vehicles.
Working mainly on the development of sophisticated smart distributed system, she has been investigating areas of stochastic models, Blockchain, distributed planning, rule based expert systems and neural networks. She is working on sustainability related in the areas of disaster mitigation, green solution and use technology to counter corruption.
Dr Alina Mirza
Assistant Professor Electrical
Dr Alina Mirza is an electrical engineer with over 10 years of academic experience. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering department at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. She has completed her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from NUST in 2016. Her research interests include Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing, Block Chain, and Active Noise Control
Dr Shazia Bashir
Associate Professor Physics
Dr. Shazia Bashir has a PhD in Applied Mathematics with specialization in microfluidics from the University of Sheffield. She is currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS). She has independently developed microsystem laboratory in PIEAS where she undertakes research in multidisciplinary areas. Her work also involves collaborations with HEIs including NUST, IIUI, Air University, COMSATS and Peshawar University.
Dr. Minhas Mahsud
Dr. Minhas Mahsud earned her doctorate degree from School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, Beijing, China. She is currently working at a leading public sector research and development organization in Pakistan. She is also a visiting faculty member at the top ranked National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. Her areas of interest are Organizational Behaviour, Consumer Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Zill e Shams
Zill e Shams earned a BS(Hons) degree in mathematics at CASPAM Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan and a M.phil degree in Mathematics from same institute. She is pursuing a doctoral degree at Bahauddin Zakariya University and doing her doctoral research at University of Exeter, UK. She is a full faculty member at Department of Mathematics, The Women University, Multan and an active member of National Mathematical Society of Pakistan. She is a dedicated researcher. Her major concern is the women education in mathematics and its applications in Pakistan. She organized many successful events on international level to highlight the need of mathematics in technology and sustainable energy in Pakistan.
Dorcas Attuabea Addo
Dorcas Attuabea Addo is currently a PhD student at the department of Mathematics, KNUST and recently took an appointment as assistant lecturer at University of Education, Winneba. She also has a YouTube channel called “The Maths Classroom”, which provides mathematics tutorials from the basic level to tertiary.
She is a recipient of several grants and scholarships such as the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for Advanced Scholars,
Empowering Female Minds in STEM, and part of the team that won the AlumNode Project grant in 2019, and many more.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from KNUST, and an MSc Mathematical Science from AIMS-Ghana. Her research interest is in Quantum Computing: Variational Quantum Algorithm.
She is passionate about quality education, the avenue for diverse, inclusive and equitable quality education. She is a STEM advocate and passionate about promoting STEM education among females