Faculty Profile

Prof. Dr. Sher Muhammad Daudpota

Professor & Director PGS

Contact Member

E-mail : sher@iba-suk.edu.pk
Office Extension : 4044


I currently hold the position of Professor of Computer Science and serve as the Director of Postgraduate Studies at Sukkur IBA University. My academic responsibilities encompass teaching a wide array of subjects, including Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), along with programming courses, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My research and publications primarily revolve around these AI domains. I am a founding member of the deep-nlp.net research group, dedicated to advancing the field of natural language processing. Our research group has made significant contributions, resulting in multiple impactful journal publications and successful collaborations that secured funding for higher education initiatives. Moreover, I am currently entrusted with the role of Project Manager for the NORPART-CONNECT (https://norpart-connect.com/) initiative, a prestigious five-year partnership spanning from 2022 to 2026, between Sukkur IBA University and NTNU Norway. This initiative is aimed at developing curriculum for MS in applied computer science degree program. I am also serving as a Researcher on another collaboration project named RAPID (http://erasmuscbhe-rapid.com/). It is a collaboration of ten partners from Pakistan and Europe to increase Pakistani faculty capacity in online education. RAPID is funded by European Commission under Erasmus+ CBHE program. I've also played a pivotal role in a five-year collaboration between Sukkur IBA, Johnson County Community College, and the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) from 2014 to 2019. Serving as the Project Director for this partnership, I guided the Sukkur IBA faculty in embracing best practices in Assessment, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics, and English. The most enduring outcomes of this partnership include the improved faculty capacity in these areas and the establishment of Learning Centers at Sukkur IBA University, catering to students with diverse educational needs. Furthermore, my consultancy work with the USWDP of USAID provided me with invaluable insights into the community college model in Kabul and its role in workforce development. I collaborated with KPU faculty in Kabul to develop and evaluate an Associate Degree program in computer science. My multifaceted role at Sukkur IBA has also involved me in the development of numerous funding proposals for corporate and government initiatives. One notable example is my partnership with OGDCL on the National Talent Hunt Program (NTHP). Through this collaboration, Sukkur IBA, with support from OGDCL Ltd, identifies and selects 75 students from each province of Pakistan. These students are enrolled in an innovative "zero semester" program, designed to strengthen their English, ICT, and Mathematics skills, thereby preparing them for higher education. The project's overarching goal is to bridge the rural-urban divide, ensuring inclusive access to higher education. I proudly serve as the Project Director for OGDC NTHP, and to date, over 1500 students have benefited from this partnership, with more than 400 graduates who have completed their bachelor's degrees on fully funded scholarships. Many of these graduates are now contributing to the job market, launching their own startups, or pursuing advanced degrees, such as Masters or PhDs.


Degree From Major Year
PhD Asian Institute of Technology Multimedia Data Mining 2012
M.E Asian Institute of Technology Trust Negotiation 2008
MSc. (Gold Medalist) University of Sindh, Jamshoro Telecommunication 2002




# Title Year
1 OGDCL National Talent Hunt Program 2018
2 o Project Director- Community Colleges in backward districts of Sindh Province in Pakistan 2018
3 o Short Term Consultant on Quality Assurance on USAID’s project USWDP at Kabul, Afghanistan 2018
4 Strengthening U.S. and Pakistani Faculty Connection 2018
5 Replicating Community Colleges Best Practices in Pakistan 2018