Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi Chair and Associate professor of computer science at Syed Babr Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS and Dr. Zafar Ayyub Qazi, Assistant professor of Computer Science at SBASSE, LUMS have won one of the most competitive Google Faculty Research Award for the proposal on designing technologies to make web faster for the additional billion internet users in developing countries.

The research faculty awards are one-year awards structured and unrestricted gifts to support the research of top-class faculty members at top universities of the world conducting latest research on the areas of interest.

The award provides the opportunity to both faculty and students to work directly with Google researchers and engineers.

The award is highly competitive because only 15 percent of applicants receive funding and each proposal undergoes strict review. Last year Google received 1033 proposals from 46 different countries and over 360 universities but only 152 projects were approved and funded by Google, and less than 5 percent of the proposals are from outside the United States.

It is the big achievement and honor for two professors and LUMS Pakistan to receive this highly competitive award—LUMS said in a press release.