Dr Ismat Beg is Professor of Mathematics at Lahore School of Economics. He is an internationally acknowledged scholar, researcher and teacher in the field of mathematical sciences. He is also a Higher Education Commission (HEC)

Dr Ismat Beg

Professional Achievements

Dr Ismat Beg is Professor of Mathematics at Lahore School of Economics. He is an internationally acknowledged scholar, researcher and teacher in the field of mathematical sciences. He is also a Higher Education Commission (HEC) Distinguished National Professor and Honorary Full Professor at the Institute for Basic Research, Florida, (USA).

His scientific contributions cover a wide range of topics spanning fixed point theory and approximations, fuzzy sets and systems, artificial intelligence and multicriteria decision theory. He has served as Professor in various prestigious Universities / Institutes nationally and internationally. Dr Beg is a Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences. His research work (270 published research papers and three books) has great diversity and is well cited by other researchers.

In 1977, Dr Ismat Beg travelled to Romania on a scholarship, where he attended the West University of Timișoara for Romanian language and pre-doctoral courses and passed the PhD entrance exam for the University of Bucharest. He started his PhD in fall of 1978 under the supervision of academician Romulus Cristescu. He earned his doctorate (PhD) in Mathematics from University of Bucharest with specialization in functional analysis and operator theory in 1982.

Ismat Beg started teaching just after his PhD in 1982 and has served in Lahore School of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Kuwait University, Quaid-i-Azam University, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Pakistan Navy Engineering College, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, Nankai University and University of Central Punjab.

His role as teacher and mentor is also exceptional, and is felt well beyond national boundaries. He has promoted the cause of mathematics in general and of functional analysis in particular by organizing series of symposia and conferences both national and regional. He is also member of board of studies of several universities.

He is a member of Editorial Board of twelve international journals. He is also a reviewer of Zentralblatt Fur Mathematik (Germany), Mathematical Review (USA) and The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr Beg is a member of European Mathematical Society, American Mathematical Society, International Federation of Nonlinear Analysts, International Rough Set Society, Society for Mathematics of Uncertainty, All Pakistan Mathematical Association and Punjab Mathematical Society.

He has supervised twelve M. Phil. dissertations, seven Ph.D. theses and ten post-doctoral researchers. He was awarded Pakistan Academy of Sciences Gold Medal in 2008. He was also awarded first prize in mathematics for research by National Book Council of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan in 1986. He has completed as principal investigator twelve research projects. He is an elected fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (UK), a Chartered Mathematician and a Chartered Scientist.

He has published research papers in the fields of mathematics, computer science, economics, game theory, engineering, decision theory and social sciences that have been well cited by other researchers. He has contributed to the fields of fixed-point theory, fuzzy set theory, order structures, preference modelling and multi-criteria multi-agent decision making. Beg has supervised 12 M.Phil. theses, 7 PhD dissertations, and 10 post-doctoral researchers. He is member of the editorial boards of Proceeding Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Journal Function Spaces, Punjab University Journal of Mathematics, Military Technical Courier (journal).

Dr Dr Ismat Beg is a senior member of London Mathematical Society. The access to his research articles is provided by:  and

Awards and honours:

Distinguished National Professor, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Prize, National Book Council of Pakistan, 1986, Gold Medal, Pakistan Academy of Sciences 2008, Visiting Mathematician / Associate Group Member / Senior Mathematician / Senior Guest Scientist, International Centre for Theoretical Physics Trieste, Italy, 1990–2010, Academic Roll of Honour from Government College University (Lahore) 1972.

Fellowships and memberships:

Fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Senior Member London Mathematical Society, Member, American Mathematical Society, Member European Mathematical Society, Chartered Mathematician, Member European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology working group - Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets: Theory, Applications and Related Topics and Life member All Pakistan Mathematical Association.

Dr Ismat Beg was born in village Mohri Sharif, near Kharian, district Gujrat in January 1951 to a migrated Kashmiri family. He got his primary schooling in village school sitting under trees. In 1961 his father took him to Risalpur and was sent to Sapper Boys High School, Risalpur Cantt. After passing Secondary School Certificate in 1966 he was enrolled at Zamindar College, Gujrat for his Bachelor of Science degree and then subsequently he earned his masters’ degree from Government College, Lahore (now Government College University, Lahore).

Education & Certification

PhD     1982

University of Bucharest

Ismat Beg is known for his work in fixed point, preference modelling, multi-criteria decision analysis and artificial intelligence.