About Us

The National Center of Big Data & Cloud Computing was established in 2018 by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).

NCBC is a consortium of 12 research labs housed in 11 universities and institutes of higher education across Pakistan. We are a Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded initiative. The Secretariat of NCBC is housed in Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS. 

Our Aspirations

The initiative aspires to become the foundation stone for developing an ecosystem of big data and cloud computing. We aim to become a hub where Pakistan is made self-reliant in the emerging technology landscape using indigenous resources.  

The center is guided by its objective to

-       Build national capacity to carry out R&D in the advancing field of Big Data and Cloud Computing by solving problems of the most fundamental nature in the context of Pakistan. These 'hard' problems lie at the heart of building an ecosystem in the country.

-    Solve local problems using Big Data & Cloud Computing and feed the tech market through technology commercialization and product licensing.

-       Provide high-value shared services to academia and industrial partners.

-       Develop an advanced workforce in Big Data and Cloud Computing through training and applied work.

Our Vision

We are driven by the Government of Pakistan’s Vision 2025. Vision 2025 envisions creating a modern and prosperous Pakistan. Quality Education and applied research is fundamental requirement to attain this vision. Universities in Pakistan share the government’s vision and are playing their role in this regard.

Organizational Structure

We are essentially a consortium of 12 different labs housed in 11 universities across Pakistan. The collaboration is led by Lahore University of Management Sciences, which is home to the NCBC secretariat. The National Steering Committee created the Scientific & Industrial Advisory Board (SIAB) for operational oversight of the initiative. SIAB caters to the development and operation of the National Center along with the Secretariat.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) was designated as the lead institution for this initiative. The Secretariat for the National Center of Big Data & Cloud Computing was established under the Interim Director Dr. Naveed Arshad at LUMS.

Location

CS Department, 
School of Science & Engineering,
Lahore University of Management Sciences 54792

Our hours

10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Monday – Friday

Contact us

Phone: 042-35608000;
Ext. 8329 / 3337
Email: contact@ncbc.pk