Professor Dr. Syed Arif Kamal

Ex-Program Convener, the Early Talent Research Participation Program
Project Director, the NGDS Pilot Project; Director, SF Growth-and-Imaging Laboratory

PhD (Mathematical Neuroscience); MA, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, USA; MS, Indiana, Bloomington, IN, USA

Member, Expert Panel (Mathematics), National Curriculum Council, Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan

Ex-Convener, Sub-Committee (Academics), the Education Committee, Transparency International Pakistan
Ex-Convener, National Curriculum Revision Committee (Mathematics), Higher Education Commission

Ex-Convener, Subject Committee (Mathematics), National Testing Service Pakistan

Member, Senate, Academic Council, Deans' Committee and Chair, Boards of Faculty (Science and Engineering)
Professor of Mathematics and Dean, Faculties of Science and Engineering

Senior-Most Professor of the University

Office: Room No. 006, Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi, University Road, Pakistan
Paper Mail:  Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Karachi, PO Box 8423, Karachi 75270

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Pseudo Gain of Height/Mass.

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Prof. Dr. Syed Arif Kamal, Senior-Most Professor of University, Head, Anthromathematics Group*, Department of Mathematics, Dean, Faculty of Science and Caretaker Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Karachi, obtained his BSc (Honors) summa cum laude, MSc summa cum laude (98.8% aggregate marks) and PhD from University of Karachi, MS from Indiana University, Bloomington, United States and MA from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States as Quaid-é-Azam Scholar. He held visiting and sessional faculty positions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, United States, Malmö General Hospital, Sweden and the Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi.

His awards and honors include throughout First-Class-First Position, 4 gold medals for scholastic achievements as well as Karachi-University-Syndicate Appointments as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, all of them number one according to merit list. He is a member of
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the Karachi University Senate, Academic Council as well as Board of Advanced Studies and Research. As member of Expert Panel on Curriculum of Mathematics, Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan, he reviewed mathematics syllabi and textbooks for Classes I-XII. He acts as Subject Expert (Mathematics) on the Selection/Interview Boards of University of Balochistan, Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) and Federal Public Service Commission. He is, also, a referee of Astrophysics and Space Science [Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2015) = 1.678], Clinical Biomechanics [Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2015) = 1.636], Acta Paediatrica [Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2015) = 1.647], Optics and Laser Technology [Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2015) = 1.879], Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Journal of Chinese Institute of Engineers and Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences.

research, teaching and administrative experiences in institutions of higher learning and R&D organizations span over 35 years. He had an opportunity to lead teams in 22 different capacities, with progressively-increasing responsibilities (motivation, administration, crisis management, conflict resolution, establishment of national projects/laboratories), through his soft skills (communication, presentation, networking, ability to portray vision, out-of-the-box solutions) and research in administrative and leadership styles (conflict-resolution mechanisms linked to left- and right-hemisphere functioning of brain, introduction of z axis — innovative skills along with technical and managerial skills for job seekers, mathematical modeling of corruption). A few key positions held by him are Dean, Faculty of Science (2015-present), Caretaker Dean, Faculty of Engineering (2015-present), Convener, BASR Sub-Committee for Synopsis Review (2015-present), Chairman, Department of Mathematics (first term 2003-2006, second term 2012-2015), Project Director, the NGDS Pilot Project (1998-present), Chairman, Boards of Faculty (Engineering 2005-present; Science 2015-present), Chairman, Boards of Studies (Applied Physics 2015-present; Biotechnology 2015-present; Chemical Engineering 2015-present; Computer Science 2015-present; Mathematics 2003-2006, 2012-2015), Convener, Program in Industrial and Business Mathematics (2003-2006, 2012-2015), Acting Convener, Testing Services Committee (2008-2010, during absences of Convener), Editor-in-Chief, Karachi University Journal of Science (2015-present), Convener, National Curriculum Revision Committee (Mathematics), Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan (2004-2012), which prepared BS, MS and PhD curricula, Convener, Subject Committee (Mathematics), National Testing Service Pakistan (2009-2012), Convener, Sub-Committee (Academics), the Education Committee, Transparency International Pakistan (2011-2014) and Convener,Dr. Mahmud Husain Library Committee, University of Karachi (January 5, 2016-present). In addition, he contributed in grooming future leaders as Program Convener of the Early Talent Research Participation Program, University of Karachi (2002-2010). He has 185 papers to his credit (177 as solo/first/corresponding author) in biomathematics, astrodynamics, relativity, physical mathematics and algebra, in Biological Cybernatics [Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2015) = 1.611], Journal of Biological Physics [Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2015) = 1.394], Chinese Journal of Physics [Thomson-Reuters Impact Factor (2015) = 0.464] as well as Matrix and Tensor Quarterly (Tensor Society of Great Britain).

His contributions to mathematics include
defining determinant of a general tensor, introducing cardiac coördinates to study heart function, developing astrodynamical coördinates to study bounded keplarian motion, formulating Strong Noether’s Theorem to study particle symmetries, avoiding infinities from the Lorentz and the Poincaré transformations, constructing a Minkowski-type metric for curved spacetime, proposing approaches to generalize principle of equivalence and devising new control laws, the extended-cross-product steering, the dot-product steering and the ellipse-orientation steering for spacecrafts and satellites, making mathematical models of brain, heart, spinal column and growth of children. In addition, he has written a critical review of Richard H. Battin’s book, “An Introduction to the Mathematics and (the) Methods of Astrodynamics”. Some of the notable concepts put forward by him are the fourth law of thermodynamics (physics/chemistry), the sixth paradigm of physics, cross lattice (generalization of reciprocal lattice — condensed matter physics), smart-intelligent power (generalization of soft power, smart power and intelligent power — international relations), modeling money (flow) as a substance-like quantity (mathematical economics), edge-based moiré (combination of moiré fringe topography and edge-based algorithm — computer vision), air-spacecraft of the third millennium (green engineering principles — aeronautics and astronautics), mathematical definition of brain death (exploring group structure of covariant model of global electrocortical activity — mathematical neuroscience) as well as the first- and the second-generation solutions of childhood obesity (month-wise targets to achieve specific heights and masses to be accomplished on checkup date of each following month — anthromathematics). Aerospace, health-care and security technologies are impacted by his research. He supervised PhD dissertations and MPhil theses of students in mathematics, information technology and physics. He has collaborative links with Department of Applied Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health, Physical Education and Sports Sciences, International Relations as well as Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics.


He introduced 11 new branches of mathematics, namely, anthromathematics (on March 22, 2010), astromathematics (on October 8, 2012), anthrotopology (on December 27, 2012), condensed-matter mathematics (on December 28, 2012), anthroalgebra (on April 10, 2013), anthrogeometry (on April 10, 2013), anthrodynamics (on April 10, 2013), anthroimaging (on September 5, 2013), sport mathematics (on May 17, 2014), astro-anthromathematics (on December 29, 2015) and astro-anthrodynamics (on May 01, 2016).  Anthromathemaics has matured since then with MPhil courses offered and two conferences held on the subject — the first one on September 4 and 5, 2013 and the second one on September 4, 2014.

He has given 73 colloquia, guest lectures, presentations and seminars at various institutions of higher learning, including Air War College,
the Aga Khan University, Higher Education Commission, the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, the Abdus-Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States. In addition, he has conducted 21 trainings and workshops as well as in-service and professional-development courses and organized 17 exhibitions, grand seminars, seminar series and conferences (chair/co-chair of 6 conferences). He was keynote speaker in 7 conferences, invited speaker in 12 conferences, delivered 13 memorial lectures, session chair in 11 conferences, panelist (panel discussion) in 3 conferences and chief guest in 5 conferences/grand seminars. He, also, presided over 3 conferences/grand seminars. His biography is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World, Dictionary of International Biography and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the Twenty-First Century. On November 4, 2010, he shared his life-long achievements as Guest Scientist in the Pakistan Academy of Sciences Karachi Chapter Program.




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