Dr. Bilal Zafar – Head of Incubation Center
Bilal Zafar is an engineer, team builder, and an amateur teacher.
Bilal joined UCP as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering three days before Takhleeq was inaugurated. Prior to that, he worked as Principle Engineer and team lead at Qualcomm – a San-Diego, California-based telecommunications & semi-conductor company.
At Qualcomm, Bilal’s team created a vertically integrated ASIC design flow in an organization that was horizontally sliced. Working like a startup within a traditional semiconductor company, his team’s work unlocked huge savings in NRE cost, cut the design cycle time to almost half and improved product KPIs across the board. All of this was built because of a team culture that valued camaraderie, innovation and disciplined execution above all else.
Bilal holds PhD and MSc, both in Computer Engineering from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, and a BSc in Electronics Engineering from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, in Topi, KPK.