Dr. Shah has vast experience in the ICT industry and academics at national and international level. He is a Qualcomm certified trainer on 3G technologies and a Life Member of the Pakistan Engineering Council, Senior Member, IEEE, USA and Member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan.
He started his professional carrier in 1989 by joining the Telecommunication division of Siemens Engineering Company, Islamabad, Pakistan. He did his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. During and after his PhD he worked at the University of Pittsburgh.
On his return to Pakistan in 1998 he joined the GIK Institute. In 2000, he joined Enabling Technologies and later, the Center for Advanced Research and Studies in Engineering. Dr. Shah taught in the Department of Computing and Technology, Iqra University Islamabad Campus in 2004.
Syed Ismail Shah, has been associated with the Department of Computing and Technology, Iqra University Islamabad Campus for more than 5 years and is also the Executive Director Central Asian CDMA Forum (CACF).
It is hoped that Dr Shah will play a crucial role in devising a comprehensive Telecom Policy for promoting latest technology such as 3G with his professional, research and academic expertise.