A contribution to science himself

A researcher behind the screen continues to contribute to science and technology tremendously carrying proficiency in fundamental science such as genetic programming and genetic algorithms, Intelligent System Design and Neural development and proposing new algorithms for the world to explore for Linear/Non-Linear, Markovian/ Non-Morkovian, static and dynamic networks in the form of CGPANN (Cartesian Genetic Programming Artificial Neural Networks) for both feed forward and feedback architectures with static and plastic architectures. Being the pioneer of these intelligent systems, he also developed and tested a bio-inspired model of brain, explored and demonstrated for its intelligence. His work was nominated for best paper nomination twice in the international conferences of repute. He holds a PhD from UK in intelligent System design from University of York, UK (Ranked 74 Internationally), securing it in a short time of 2.5 years and is currently serving as an assistant professor at UET being also responsible for the establishment of Center of Intelligent Systems and Network Research (CISNR).

The man wonders “Where is the brain inside the brain? (journal: memetic computing, vol:3)”

Steps forward to identify actual factor that makes us intelligent and different from other animals, since all the animal cells are the same, only DNA is different, thats whatis different in us (human) thus his research findings were that, DNA is responsible to make us Intelligent, and then devise a system providing having neurons with branches, that can grow, can communicate in spatial space, move from one place to another make and break contacts and can produce more neurons and branches. Hence has been following science In search of intelligence: evolving a developmental neuron capable of learni ng(journal:connection science).

In one of his research papers i-e “Coevolution of intelligent agents using cartesian genetic programming” he has presented the method for co-evolving neuro-inspired developmental programmes for playing checkers. Each players programme is represented by seven chromosomes encoding digital circuits, using a form of genetic programming, called Cartesian Genetic Programming (CGP). The neural network that occurs by running the genetic programmes has a highly dynamic morphology in which neurons grow, and die, and neurite branches together with synaptic connections form and change in response to situations encountered on the checkers board. The results show that after a number of generations, by playing each other the agents play much better than those from earlier generations. His work using a single neuron demonstrated to learn the pattern of board, the game and then beating a mature player at the game.

Obtained first prize in All Pakistan business plan competition amongst institutions and second amongst the industries, organized by MIT Enterprise, USA and National ICT R and D Fund. Two of his papers were selected for best papers nominations. Two of his research projects are selected amongst the best four funded projects of all the projects funded by the Ministry of Science and technology, Pakistan to date.

Dr. Gul Muhammad has so far published more than 68 research papers and is currently working on a lot of projects at UET. He has directed the MetroCure Project to curb billing anomalies and ElectroCure to curb electricity theft. Transfocure-Transformers monitoring, metering and malicious activity detection, Exploring Computational Intelligence Techniques for development of fast learning and robust linear/non-linear intelligent controllers for SCADA systems, Energy Audit of Small and Medium Scale Industries, Application of artificial neural networks in load forecasting problem, Power Factor improvement using mutual cooperation of power distribution points using wireless sensor network in a smart grid architecture, Remote Monitoring/Billing and Control of Tube wells using GPRS system and Remote Monitoring and Control of Barrage Gates at canals using Wireless/Wired Systemsare all the successful projects by CISNR that took place under his supervision.

The purpose of sharing this is for us to meet our countrys gems for how unaware we are of what Pakistanis are capable of regarding science and technology. And the fact that there still are such compassionate geniuses of science that choose to stay in Pakistan serving in the premises of the country inspite of having every possible shot at leaving Pakistan makes us very proud. We in the honour of contributors to science like Dr. Gul Muhammad, congratulate and thank them for where they make Pakistan stand in the world of science today.

The author is from the UET, Peshawar, Pakistan.

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