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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Thursday, September 28 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Role of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for Attainment of SDGs (280907)

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Session Abstract

Artificial Intelligence AI plays a significant role in a variety of industries by automating tasks, enhancing efficiency, and facilitating data-driven insights. There is more to AI than just automating tasks. In essence, it involves optimizing the capabilities of humans and building smart systems that are capable of learning, adapting, and growing. In this part of the session, we will discuss the newest artificial intelligence findings, including how artificial intelligence contributes to sustainable development goals (SDGs), such as climate action, industrial innovation and infrastructure, clean water, high-quality education, and good health.

To achieve sustainable communities and cities, artificial intelligence can be used to optimize urban planning, reduce waste, and improve public transportation systems. By utilizing artificial intelligence, we can predict weather patterns and optimize energy consumption. The use of artificial intelligence drives industrial innovation and infrastructure development. As we focus on water quality monitoring and management, AI contributes significantly to the protection of clean water. Artificial intelligence can enhance learning experiences in education, and it can facilitate the early detection of diseases and the individualization of treatment in healthcare.

It is often said that data is the oil, and data science is the machinery that allows it to be transformed into meaningful insights. In this segment, we will discuss how data analytics, machine learning, and predictive analysis are used in decision-making, including their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. Data science contributes to the improvement of health through the detection of early diseases and the optimization of patient care. Monitoring and ensuring the quality of water can be achieved by using data analytics. By offering personalized learning experiences, data science also plays a vital role in enhancing education.
During this session, we will demonstrate real-world examples of how AI and data science impact various fields, including their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals. Professionals, scholars, students, and anyone interested in the transformative power of these technologies are invited to participate in this session. No matter if you are an experienced specialist or just getting started, this session will provide valuable insights and inspire new ideas. A focus will be placed on the latest research and innovations in these areas. We will examine how they are reshaping fields such as healthcare, finance, and transportation, as well as contributing to sustainable development.

There is no doubt that the convergence of artificial intelligence and data science is not just a passing phenomenon; it is a wave that is shaping our future, including our approach to sustainability. We will conclude the session by discussing the need for joint efforts between research, education, and industry to realize their full potential. The SDGs will thus be able to be achieved. Participants will bring to the table a wealth of knowledge about the current landscape and the exciting prospects that lie ahead, especially in the context of sustainable development.
09:00 AM
1. Welcome by Prof Dr. Muazzam A. Khan Khattak Director ICESCO Chair
09:05 AM
2. Opening Remarks By Prof Dr. Raheel Qamar, Head S&T ICESCO Morocco.
09:20 AM
3. Talk of Speaker 01 Dr. Sadaf Rubab from University of Sharjah UAE.
09:40 AM
4. Talk of Speaker 02 Dr. Asad Malik from University of Missouri, USA.
10:00 AM
5. Talk of Speaker 03 Dr. Farhan Ullah from China
10:20 AM
6. Talk of Speaker 04 Dr. Naveed Ahmad from PSU, Saudi Arabia
10:40 AM
7. Talk of Speaker 05 Dr. Adeel Anjum from Pakistan
11:00 AM
8. Talk of Speaker 06 Dr. Muhammad Zubair Khan from USA
11:20 AM
9. Closing Remarks by UNO Official
11:40 AM
10. Note of Thanks by ICESCO Chair Prof. Dr. Muazzam Ali Khan 11:30 AM11.Q & A

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Muazzam Ali Khan Khattak

Quaid I Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Muazzam Ali Khan Khattak is currently serving as Director of Science & Technology as well as Director ICESCO Chair of Data Analytics and Edge Computing at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Besides that, he is also an adjunct Professor at the School of Computing and Engineering... Read More →
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Saddaf Rubab

Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computing and Informatics, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, 27272, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Saddaf Rubab is serving as Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computing and Informatics, University of Sharjah, UAE. She is also affiliated with the National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. She completed her doctoral studies... Read More →
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Asad Malik

National University of Sciences & Technology Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Asad Waqar Malik is a post-doctoral fellow at Missouri State University, USA. Besides, Dr Waqar also served as an Associate Professor and Head Department of Computing (DOC), at the NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) as well as a Senior Lecturer... Read More →
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Farhan Ullah

Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China
Farhan Ullah is working as Associate Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University's (NPU) School of Software in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He got my Ph.D. in computer science from the College of Computer Science at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, in 2020. He supervised several... Read More →
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Naveed Ahmad

Associate Professor, Prince Sultan University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Naveed Ahmad (Member, IEEE) received the Graduate degree in computer science from the Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Center for Communication System Research (CCSR), University of Surrey... Read More →
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Adeel Anjum

Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Adeel Anjum received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from Polytech Nantes, Nantes, France, in 2013. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Information Technology, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan. He has several publications and authored a book... Read More →
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Muhammad Zubair Khan

University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA.
Biography:Muhammad Zubair Khan (Member, IEEE) is serving as post-doctoral fellow at University of Missouri—Kansas City, MO 64110, USA. He received the M.S. degree in software engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2015... Read More →

Thursday September 28, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT