Malik, Naveed A.
Virtual University of Pakistan
Professor Dr. Naveed A. Malik is the founder-Rector of the Virtual University of Pakistan. Dr. Malik obtained his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan and the Doctor of Science degree from M.I.T. in the field of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science specializing in Digital Signal Processing. Dr. Malik established the Spark Source Mass Spectroscopy laboratory at the Center for Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab and later became the founder chairman of the Department of Computer Science. He was the designer and developer and of the Punjab University’s computerized examination system and was also responsible for the design and implementation of the University’s fiber-optic campus-area network. He has been associated with the Virtual University project from inception to date and is the principal architect of its highly innovative and acclaimed ICT-based e-assessment system. He has lectured extensively, has been an active systems and software development consultant and has published several papers on various technical subjects. Dr. Malik is also currently coordinating an IDRC (Canada) funded Asia-wide research effort in distance learning technologies focused on openness and quality in Asian distance education. He is also the BLOSSOMS (MIT, USA) Project Manager for Pakistan. He is a life member of the Pakistan Institute of Physics and was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2008 for services to education.