Irfan Hyder

Prof. Dr Syed Irfan Hyder is Vice President of PAF-Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology (www.pafkiet.edu.pk) and Dean Academics, PAF-KIET. He has extensive academic experience in the design, development and successful launch of various academic programs such as BCS, BE, BS, BBA, MBA, MS and PhD in the areas of computer science, MIS, Islamic Finance, Education Leadership and management sciences.
Dr Irfan Hyder did his MS (1989) and PhD (1994) from University of Texas at Austin. He also has BE (1985) from NED, Karachi and MBA (1987) from IBA, Karachi.

Dr Irfan was at IBA from 1995-2000 as Assistant Professor who also led the growth of the Center for Computer Studies at IBA as the Deputy Director (CCS). He has been instrumental in the design of IT based academic management systems and quality control systems and their implementation.

Dr Irfan Hyder has been a regular speaker and session chair at scores of national and international conferences and workshops. He has carried out extensive long term and short term consulting assignments for a number of public and private sector organizations such as Pakistan Steel, Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF), Oxford University Press, AGPR, CBR, EPB, ICMA, KIIT and MoST.

Dr Irfan has served at various national level forums and has an extensive industry consultation experience. He participated in the development of National IT Policy during 1997-98 and later in 2000-01.  He has been the head of E-Commerce Task Force of the Ministry of Science and Technology, member of Sindh IT Board and a member of the Electronic Clearing House Task Force of State Bank during 2000-02. He has been a member of the selection committees of State Bank of Pakistan from 1999-2001, and later during the selection of IT Head and IT specialists. He is member of the Board of Governors of Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology. He has served on the advisory board of Usman Institute of Technology, Karachi Institute of Information Technology, Institute of Business and Technology, and Institute of Business Management.

He has been instrumental in the development of research based MPhil./MS programs and supervises research in the areas of software engineering, networking and quality systems. He has over twenty international publications in reputed journals and proceedings.  His current interests include development of a vision oriented projects-based culture in students and faculty that motivates them and drives them towards excellence in their professional and personal achievements. He also founded ePatterns, a Software House and was the architect of ePattern’s enterprise solution for various vertical industries. He has over 15 years experience of IT consultancy, management, software design and implementation. During the last five years he has been deeply involved in the design and architectural evolution of Business Patterns ERP. He has been instrumental in the implementation of the Business Patterns software at over 20 companies in such diverse industries as services, packaging, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and engineering. His current interests include development of a vision oriented projects-based culture in students and faculty that motivates them and drives them towards excellence in their professional and personal achievements. Dr. Irfan Hyder has developed a framework for the development of motivation for successful careers of students and is providing consultancy and guidance services. As director of L2L (Learn to Learn) Club, Ahsan Memorial and i2L (Inspiration to Leadership) Academy is pioneering the introduction of learning by doing and constructivist approach to education. See www.ahsanmemorial.org and www.L2LClub.com .