Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro, Professor of Computer Science at College of Computer Science & Information Systems, Institute of Business Management, has received BSc (Hons) and M.Sc degrees in Computer Science from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan and his Ph.D. (1999) in Computer Applications from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He has more than 24 years of extensive and diverse experience as an administrator, computer programmer, researcher and teacher. As an administrator, He served as Coordinator, Head of Department, Head of Faculty, Dean of Faculty, Head of Academic Affairs and having wide experience in accreditation related matters, including ABET, HEC Pakistan and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
His Research focus on GIS, IDNS, Distance Education, E-Commerce, Multimedia, UNICODE, WAP, P2P, Bioinformatics, ITIL, Cloud Computing, Green Computing, Big Data, IoT, Quality of Software, Telemedicine, VoIP, Databases, Programming and Higher Education. He has published in these areas with over 70 peer-reviewed papers. He is actively involved in community services in the research field. He is Member Editorial Board “Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics” and “Journal of Software Engineering” also is Member Advisory Committee “Journal of Information and Communication Technology” (HEC recognized Journal). He also served as Technical Program Committee Member of several International conferences and Journals.
He is Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE computer society and IEEE Geosciences & RS Society since 2005 and IEEE Member since 1999. Member Project Management Institute (PMI) since 2007. Senior Member, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT) since 2012. Life Member, Computer Society of Pakistan (CSP) since 1999. Global Member, Internet Society (ISOC) USA since 2006. He has been active member of IEEE Karachi Section (Region 10), served as Chair GOLD affinity Group and Member Executive Committee 2014, branch councilor. He is member Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs by Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG) of ICANN. He also received the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF for 68th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Meeting.