About

To me, design is a problem solving activity. As a designer, I understand that the perfect design not only involves visual aesthetics, but even more importantly, an interface that functions well. This requires a deep understanding of human behavior and psychology - the outcome of which greatly impacts the overall experience of the product, regardless of the platform.

A human being, passionate about designing and developing digital experiences that leave a positive impact on people, environment and the society.

It boggles my mind to take in the fact that the digital revolution is shaping the society at a rate that has not stopped since it started. If we talk about Computer Science, it is like a vast ocean to me, because of its undiscovered potential that is yet to be discovered.

The concept of undiscovered potential that I could eventually explore and construct applications that I could later contribute to the world never left me and is only growing with every discovery that is being made in the world. From Machine Learning to Quantum Computing, it fascinates me to acknowledge how much power yet mystery they hold. Education in Computer Science was all I aspired for and I achieved that goal when I did Bachelor's in Computer Science at the University of Central Punjab (UCP) in Pakistan. To be able to study about something that I enjoy learning which still increases my interest day by day was all I wanted.

During my final year project- out of pure interest, I opted for Robotics & AI, which led me to build my own multi rotor from scratch. I worked on developing an architecture to control a drone using hand gestures. The project was taken by Dr. Syed Atif Mehdi. The project length was about two months and was initially intended for farmers who have difficulty performing manual inspection or labor costs.

A little bit about me, I was one of the five students from UCP who was invited by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in July 2018 and June 2019 to work on their project "Detection of Fungus in Fields using Autonomous Robots" at University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In addition to the multicultural environment of the university, I was able to interact with people of various cultures, giving me a quality of cooperation and teamwork. During my time in Germany, I worked with Dr. Karsten Berns, who is the Head of Robot Research Lab in the Computer Science Department.

One of my interests is Entrepreneurship - which I have turned into a career. Having created multiple startups in Pakistan which focus on providing solutions to real-world problems in Pakistan. For instance, CESTINO, which is about creating a smart management system, that can be used to monitor the trash level of the bin so that the waste management companies get notified as soon as the bin is full. Or, providing household services to citizens of Pakistan.

I personally enjoy working on projects that require both strategy as well as visual design. I love working on problems from the ideation stage and seeing them through completion through pixel-perfect designs. I dream to become a domain expert in my field with being able to move among the process from user research to designing to shipping and analyzing results.

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Honors & Awards

17th Workshop on Fields
& Assistive Robots

2019, Winner, Best Hardware Project
University of Lahore, Pakistan

All Pakistan Project Expo

2018, 3rd Place, Final Year Project Exhibition
University of Lahore, Pakistan

14th Workshop on Fields
& Assistive Robots

2018, Invited Speaker
Dagstuhl, Germany

14th Workshop on Fields
& Assistive Robots

2019, Invited Speaker
Neustadt, Germany

Microsoft Imagine Cup

2018, Top 25, National Finals
Islamabad, Pakistan

Top 3 Ambassadors

2017, 3rd Place, TechHub Connect
Punjab Information Technology Board, Pakistan

SOFTEC '19
FAST-NU

2019, Top 5, Software Competition
FAST-NU, Lahore, Pakistan

Huawei ICT Skill Competition

2017, Top 50 Students from 30+ universities
KICS-UET, Lahore, Pakistan

ACM ICPC Lahore National

2016, Excellence Award
University of Central Punjab, Pakistan

Recommendations

I had the opportunity to observe his professional and interpersonal skills. I always felt satisfied with the level of commitment from his side. He always tries his level best to develop his ideas and he is unique in his efforts. He is dependable and put his enthusiasm in work. I found Mr. Yousuf as an engaged, dedicated and discreetly self-propelled to prevail as well as to exceed expectations in numerous tasks.

Dr. Syed Atif Mehdi

Director, Center of Robotics
University of Central Punjab, Pakistan

Hassan is one of my brightest students. He worked on a project under my supervision. Hassan has a great ability to think out of the box and find innovative solutions to complex problems. He proved his skills during the course of the project. Moreover he has good knowledge of programming, robotics, and Microsoft cloud services.

Nabeel Ahsan

Lecturer
University of Central Punjab, Pakistan

He showed keen interest and commitment towards his research. He demonstrated great perseverance and initiative. Not only was he interested in and motivated to learn, but he also put great work into assimilation it to his own experience and developing his own ideas about each topic that was discussed.

Dr. Karsten Berns

Head of Robot Research Lab
University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Hassan is one of the most valuable people I have ever met. Both smart and professional. Experienced, deadline oriented and an intelligent person. I have known him since last 3 years and he has built a reputation in the Graphic Design industry with his broad vision.

Muhammad Haseeb

Software Engineer
Arbisoft, Lahore

Hassan has excellent communication skills. In addition, he is extremely organized, reliable and computer literate. Hassan can work not only as a team player, but also independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. He is flexible and willing to work on any project that is assigned to him and has demonstrated an uncanny ability.

Nabeel Hussain

Investigation Officer
FIA Cyber Crime Wing, Pakistan

During our time together in ACM, Hassan showed remarkable responsibility and creative talent. He joined as a member and quickly rose to the position of Head of Design and Graphics. He knows very well, when to be a team player and, when needed, a leader. Hassan's graphic designing skills are astounding as well, out of all the designers I have worked with He is by far, one of the best!

Wahab Hassan Butt

Software Architect
Ignite Technologies, Lahore

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