A research project jointly undertaken by SEECS faculty Dr. Saad Bin Qaisar from NUST and Dr. Ijaz Naqvi (LUMS) titled 'Safer Mines' won prestigious P@SHA ICT R&D award for the year 2014. Safer Mines is a complete hardware/software system for mine and miner safety in undergrounds mines built as per the needs of local mining community. The work is funded by ICT R&D Fund Pakistan and has won numerous awards including best idea, best project from Islamabad and best demonstration in the past. The project is working with mining community in Pakistan to introduce the system in local mines. The team has also published over 15 research papers in top national and international venues. Dr. Saad is a distinguished SEECS faculty holding an overall NUST best researcher award for the year 2012. Principal SEECS, who was also part of the ceremony in Karachi, complimented the team on this distinguished national achievement.