The research and development in interdisciplinary domains of artificial intelligence applications can solve many daily routine problems and improve our lifestyle by offering products in many domains such as smart homes, smart cities, smart agriculture, smart vehicles, business intelligence, smart surveillance, and smart hearth-care. To meet these objectives, it is required to equip our upcoming students with the latest technologies and essential skills in AI covering both theory and practical aspects. The MS AI program shall enable the students to learn essential theoretical knowledge and learn marketable skills in AI. This program offers basic courses to understand core concepts of machine learning as well as specialized elective courses to train students with state-of-the-art skills in AI and also teach them how to apply it in inter-disciplinary data science domains. This program will not only produce AI-trained scientists and engineers who can meet the requirements of AI and data science in the Pakistani industry/globally but also it will help the students who like to start a research-based career and planning to enroll in a PhD program.
The objective of this program is to develop AI related theoretical and research skills in students. In this context, the two-year program is divided into parts. The first year is dedicated to course work and second year is dedicated to a research project. In the first year (2 semesters), the students will take fundamental AI courses along with electives, enhancing their skills in advanced applications of AI. In third semester, the students will start working on their thesis which will continue in 4th semester. The students will individually select among different research projects with industrial or academic collaborations.
This MS Artificial Intelligence program will be offered by the Sino-Pak Center of Artificial Intelligence under Faculty of Electrical, Computer, IT & Design (FECID) at Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (PAF-IAST).