Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) was established in August, 2002 at the University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET) for conducting research & development activities in the fields of Computer Science and Information Technology. It was envisioned as an institute for advanced and high quality applied research working in collaboration with industries and other academic institutions on national and international levels to bring about the IT revolution in Pakistan and help build a knowledge driven economy. We strive to gather capable and competent researchers at one platform and provide them with favorable and motivational environment for creating innovative technologies and products.
The institute is named after one the greatest Muslim scholars Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi (780 AD to 850 AD) to commemorate his out-standing contributions in the field of mathematics. Al-Khwarizmi introduced the fundamental concepts of Algebra and trigonometry. He is rightfully called the father of Algebra and the inventor of the concept of Algorithms, the word algorithm being the Latin form of his name. Al-Khwarizmi's work laid the foundations for the building of computers, and the creation of encryption in the 20 th century. The modern technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Muslim mathematicians like Al-Khwarizmi.
KICS aspires to become a premier research and advanced technology organization in the fields of Computer Sciences and Information Technology and establish itself as a centre of excellence recognized for cutting-edge research, technology innovation and industrial collaboration becoming the leading R&D institute committed to advancement of science and technology in Pakistan.
KICS is envisioned to play a key role in taking the country towards knowledge based economy and competitive industrialization, providing Pakistan with the human capital required for development of high tech products and services and facilitate national economic development through incubation of high tech companies to make Pakistan a major player in the global IT market. The core objectives of the institute are as follows:
Chairman BOG's Message:
The pursuit of knowledge and achievement of excellence are the hallmarks of our faith. We are therefore the custodians of the trust vested upon us by God-Almighty commanding us to ponder over the intricacies of the universe and creation. History bears witness to the fact that Muslim scholars made tremendous contributions in the propagation and development of various branches of science and paved the way for Renaissance and Scientific Revolution in Europe. The turns of the events and transgression from the destined path have tilted the scales in favor of West. We thus find ourselves in a disadvantageous position. At this point of time, we must strive to excel in science and technology with unwavering vision and faith to become the torchbearers of knowledge and scholarship once again. A big task lies ahead of us to revive and restore the culture of learning and research in the Islamic world and regain our lost heritage. Let us join hands and fulfill this noble mission under the banner of University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. I have full faith that with God's help, our untiring efforts and hard work, we will realize this goal. May Allah bless AL-Khwarizmi institute with continued success.
KICS is on a fast track to become a premier research and advanced technology organization in Pakistan. Today, KICS is recognized as one of the leading computer science research centers in the country. Through our dedication to the KICS's mission of promoting applied research in different domains of IT such as software systems, embedded systems, wireless and networking technologies, information security, and industrial automation, the institute has made out-standing progress since its inception. I am confident that this growth and success will continue in coming years at a faster pace. We strive to gain recognition as a centre for technology innovation in the region, not only within the research community but also within the industry. We have the some of the best and brightest people working with us, we have built an environment that nurtures research and innovation and we have created a steady flow of technologies, which has added value to our customers and contributed in the socio-economic development in the country. KICS is an integral part of UET Lahore, one of the leading public sector engineering universities in Pakistan providing quality education in various disciplines. This provides us a unique opportunity to collaborate with other research centers in Pakistan and abroad and to contribute globally in the advancement of information communication technology.