Bushra Sadia Research Assistant
(Ph.D. Candidate)
Office: Eng-259
Phone: +90 212 338 – 2637
E-mail: bsadia15 `{`at`}` ku.edu.tr

Education: Ph.D.,  Koç University,  Computational Science and Engineering (PhD-CMSE),
M.S., National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Information Technology (MS-IT), 2014
B.S.,  Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS),  Computer and Information Sciences (BS-CIS),  2008
Research Interests: Surface Haptics, medical imaging, tactile sensing, and haptics.
Thesis: 1. B. Sadia, “Patient Specific Pre-Operative Surgery Planning for Laparoscopic Surgery”, M.S. thesis.

2. B. Sadia, “Multi-Objective Optimization using Evolutionary computation”, B.S. Thesis.

Journal Articles: 1. Khan, Zohaib Amjad, Nabeel Kamal, Asad Hameed, Amama Mahmood, Rida Zainab, Bushra Sadia, Shamyl Bin Mansoor, and Osman Hasan. “SmartSIM‐a virtual reality simulator for laparoscopy training using a generic physics engine.” The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (2016).
International Conference Papers and Proceedings:

1. Sadia, B., Khan, Z.A., Iqbal, S., Mansoor, S.B. and Malik, M.M., 2013, October. Deriving mechanical properties from CT scan for surgical simulation. In TENCON 2013-2013 IEEE Region 10 Conference (31194) (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

Professional Experience: Manager Simulator, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST-TIC, Technology Incubation Center).(March 2015- June 2015)
Software Engineer, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST-SEECS). (Feb 2012- Mar 2015)
Research Assistant, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST-SEECS). (June 2011- Jan 2012)
Intern, Ministry of Education- Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (PEIRA), Islamabad, Pakistan (Feb 2010-Jan 2011)
Awards: Full Scholarship at Koc University (2015-Present)
Finalist, at 4th TET PROJE BAHARI, Istanbul, Türkiye (2015)
Winner in 2nd Place @ REC@nnect Startup Bootcamp, Nepal (2014)
Winner at Shell Tameer Awards 2014, Karachi, Pakistan (2014)
Winner at TIE International Business Plan Competition, Pakistan Chapter Final (2013)
NUST High Achiever Award by Honorable Rector NUST (2013)
Winner at IBA Invent Entrepreneurial Challenge (2013)
Top 30 Finalist at Global Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST), Kula Lumpur, Malaysia (2013)
Winner at MIT Enterprise Forum (2013)
Bronze Medal for paper entitled, “Using Medical Imaging Techniques for Making Realistic Simulations” at International Surgical Conference (SURGICON2013)
Top 5 Finalist for Best Paper Gold Medal at International Surgical Conference (SURGICON2012)
Full Scholarship at PIEAS (2004-2008)