A.Q. Khan's plagiarism



  • http://www.irtiqa-blog.com/2009/08/aq-khans-plagiarism.html

    A.Q. Khan's plagiarism

    Before I get to the plagiarism issue, check out Pervez Hoodbhoy on "For the 64th Time: No More Nuclear War" - A Roundtable Discussion on Disarmament (Hoodboy's segment starts about 38 minutes in).

    Now, I hate dealing with cases of plagiarism. Unfortunately it happens - and then we have to report students to their academic advisor and sometimes even to the relevant dean. But what to do when plagiarism involves a nuclear scientist? Not just any nuclear scientist - but a scientist who is either considered a hero or a pariah nuclear proliferator. Well...meet A.Q. Khan - considered by many as the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb. Here is a letter from Pakistan's The News (tip from 3quarksdaily):

    Monday, August 24, 2009

    This is with reference to Dr A Q Khan’s column “Science of computers — part I” which appeared in your pages on Aug 19.

    1. Dr Khan writes: “The computer is an essential part of 21st century life. Computer science is a fast-moving subject that gives rise to a range of interesting and often challenging problems. The implementation of today’s complex computer systems requires the skills of a knowledgeable and versatile computer scientist. Artificial intelligence — the study of intelligent behaviour — is having an increasing reference on computer system design. Distributed systems, networks and the internet are now central to the study of computing, presenting both technical and social challenges.”

    Now compare this to the first paragraph of Undergraduate Prospectus 2009, University of Sussex(www.sussex.ac.uk/units/publications/ugrad2009/subjects/computing):

    “Computing is an essential part of 21st-century life, and is an exceptionally fast-moving subject that gives rise to a range of interesting and challenging problems. The implementation of today’s complex computing systems, networks and multimedia systems requires the skills of knowledgeable and versatile computer scientists. Computer networks and the internet are now central to the study of computing and information technology, presenting both technical and social challenges. Artificial intelligence (AI) — the study of intelligent behaviour — is having an increasing influence on computer system design.”

    2. Dr Khan writes: “How do we understand, reason, plan, cooperate, converse, read and communicate? What are the roles of language and logic? What is the structure of the brain? How does vision work? These are all questions as fundamental as the sub-atomic structure of matter. These are also questions where the science of computing plays an important role in our attempts to provide answers. The computer scientist can expect to come face-to-face with problems of great depth and complexity and, together with scientists, engineers and experts in other fields, may help to solve them. Computing is not just about the big questions; it is also about engineering-making things work. Computing is unique in offering both the challenge of science and the satisfaction of engineering.”

    Now compare this to the first paragraph of Imperial College London website (www3.imperial.ac.uk/engineering/teaching/exploringengineering/computing): “How do we understand, reason, plan, cooperate, converse, read and communicate? What are the roles of language and logic? What is the structure of the brain? How does vision work? These are questions as fundamental, in their own way, as questions about the sub-atomic structure of matter. They are also questions where the science of computing plays an important role in our attempts to provide answers. The computer scientist can expect to come face-to-face with problems of great depth and complexity and, together with scientists, engineers and experts in other fields, may help to disentangle them. But computing is not just about the big questions it is also about engineering-making things work. Computing is unique in offering both the challenge of a science and the satisfaction of engineering.”

    3. Furthermore, Dr Khan writes: “Computer science is an inter-disciplinary subject. It is firmly rooted in engineering and mathematics, with links to linguistics, psychology and other fields. Computer science is concerned with constructing hardware and software systems, digital electronics, compiler design, programming languages, operation systems, networks and graphics. Theoretical computer science addresses fundamental issues: the motion of computable function, proving the correctness of hardware and software and the theory of communicating system.

    Again the University of Cambridge website (www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses/compsci) contains the following text: (First paragraph) “Computer science is interdisciplinary. It is firmly rooted in engineering and mathematics, with links to linguistics, psychology and other fields. [...] (Second paragraph) Practical computer science is concerned with constructing hardware and software systems: digital electronics, compiler design, programming languages, operating systems, networks and graphics. Theoretical computer science addresses fundamental issues: the notion of computable function, proving the correctness of hardware and software, the theory of communicating systems.”

    4. The second half of Dr Khan’s article (paragraph 7 onwards) can be found in ACM’s Computing Curricula 2009. Although he credits ACM but doesn’t clarify that he is directly copying sentences from a document. Also, in the beginning of his piece he does acknowledge one of his former colleagues, an Engineer Nasim Khan, for input for the article — however, it is not clear whether this input is the reason for the apparent plagiarism.

    Fahad Rafique Dogar

    PhD student, Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA, US

    Wow! It is easy to draw a parallel between this case and Khan's acquisition of nuclear secrets from the Netherlands. But it would be an unfair comparison, as the nuclear issue has a complicated political dimension. The plagiarism case, on the other hand, reflects more on his ideals and his personality. If Hampshire gave grades, he would have received an F (and expelled after a second offense).



  • Zalan,

    I think you are suffering from loss of memory. Recently you or your comrade said on one of thread (if you say I will find it out) that articles of AQ Khan are written by Orya and other writers. What about that. Then this plagiarism is committed by the original writer.

    What do you say?



  • Great Zalan said:

    Just one week ago:

    جو یہ سمجھتا ہے کہ عبد القدیر اپنے کالم خود لکھتا ہے وہ بہت بڑی غلط فہمی میں مبتلہ ہے ، عبد القدیر فوج اور اسٹبلشمنٹ کا بنایا ہوا جعلی ہیرو ہے جو ضررت پڑنے پر صدر بنانے کے لیہ کام اے ، یہ کالم انصار عباسی ،اوریہ مقبول جان جیسے لوگ لکھکر عبد القدیر کو دیتے ہیں ، اگر کسی کو یقین نہیں تو عبد القدیر کو کسی پروگرام میں بلوا کر انکے پچلھے کالموں کے بارے میں پوچھ لیں ساری پول پٹی کھل جائے گی

    اسی لیہ عبدل قدیر خان نے کبھی کسی میڈیا کے پروگرام میں کسی نظریاتی بحث میں حصہ نہیں لیا اگر لیا بھی ہے تو اینکرز کی بس ہاں میں ہاں ملائی ہے

    http://pkpolitics.com/discuss/topic/dr-aq-khans-latest-column-exposes-noon-league-again



  • ڈاکٹر عبد القدر کے کالم پوری ایک ٹیم لکھتی ہے ، مذہبی معاملات کر انصار عباسی ، اوریہ مقبول جان ا اور دوسرے یہ کالم لکھتے ہیں جبکہ سائنسی معاملات پر گوگل کی رہنمائی حاصل کی جاتی ہے



  • Another qalabazi.



  • انٹر نیشنل چور ہے ، کہاں کہاں سے اس کی چوری پکڑیں

    یونیورسٹی کے آرٹیکلز کا ریفرنس دینے کے بجاے اپنا نام سے چھاپ رہا تھا



  • Here we go. Who is Hoodbhoy? An Ismaili and then student of our so called Nobel Prize winner. It tells the whole story why he is given so much importance and why he attacks on Islam and Pakistani heroes..

    Hoodbhoy was born into an Ismaili household. However, with time he rebelled as he believed the system to be exploitative. His beliefs eventually got influenced by reading George Bernard Shaw and subsequently has drawn a strong line of separation between science and religion.[4].

    Hoodbhoy did O and A-Level from Karachi, Sindh. While in Pakistan during his college studies, Hoodbhoy was tutored by Nobel Laureate in Physics Professor Abdus Salam in Mathematics and Physics.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pervez_Hoodbhoy



  • ھود بھائی کی ساری قابلیت غارت ہو گئی کیونکہ وہ اسماعیلی ہے ، واہ واہ کیا بات ہے

    کاش ھود بھائی ایم آئی ٹی کے بجاے جامعہ بنوریہ میں تعلیم حاصل کر لیتا اور اور محب وطن سائنسدان بن جاتا



  • Chor hai sala. Nuclear bomb konsa nuclear bomb?!

    Raiwind main ban chuka tha waha say chori kia hai is ne. batain karta hai.



  • A Pakistani doctoral student in computer engineering from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in a letter to the editor to the popular Pak daily The News has alleged that Khan in his column "Random Thoughts" has copied several paragraphs -- word by word -- from various places including prospectus of under-graduate studies.

    http://news.rediff.com/report/2009/aug/26/aq-khan-accused-of-plagairism.htm



  • ھود بھائی کی ساری قابلیت غارت ہو گئی کیونکہ وہ اسماعیلی ہے ، واہ واہ کیا بات ہے

    کاش ھود بھائی ایم آئی ٹی کے بجاے جامعہ بنوریہ میں تعلیم حاصل کر لیتا اور اور محب وطن سائنسدان بن جاتا

    زالان صاحب۔۔۔۔۔۔

    آج تو آپ فرقہِ بنو ٹٹوئین کی ٹِکا کر عزت افزائی کر رہے ہیں۔۔۔۔۔۔

    ;-) :-) ;-)



  • @BlackSheep

    مجھے صلاح الدین ایوبی فوج کے گھوڑوں کی ٹاپوں کی آوازیں سنائی دے رہی ہیں ،اس سے پہلے کے حملہ ہو ،میں پتلی گلی سے نکل لیتا ہوں



  • Banu Pidyan kay surkhail bohut khush horahay hain.



  • @ Zalan,

    ھود بھائی کی ساری قابلیت غارت ہو گئی کیونکہ وہ اسماعیلی ہے ، واہ واہ کیا بات ہے

    کاش ھود بھائی ایم آئی ٹی کے بجاے جامعہ بنوریہ میں تعلیم حاصل کر لیتا اور اور محب وطن سائنسدان بن جاتا

    It hurts when Hoodbhoy is attacked. But it does not hurt when you ridicule great AQ Khan because he is Muslim and Pakistani. You very gladly quote sources where is his targetted and ridiculed.

    I dont consider it wrong if he exported this science to Muslim countries. How Britain, then France, Israel, Brazil and China become Nuclear? Who exported them this technology?

    Until today no other country has been blammed for using this weapon in battlefields. Only Uncle Sam used it subjugate powerful Japan and then depleted uranium was used in Iraq and Afaghanistan.

    There is no doubt he was the pioneer of Pakistan's Nuclear and Missile program with Bhuttos. ZAB started Nuclear and BB started Missile program and AQ Khan did his job very well. But unfortunately after 9/11 Musharaf made him escape goat. Before that Musharaf on record called him his Hero.



  • pakistani47

    بات عبد القدیر کی چوری کی ہو رہی ہے اور آپ چین جاپان اور برما لے کر آگیے



  • Zalan sahab,

    Yar dekho aap ki kuch batain mujhay achi lagti hain. You are making a small thing a big issue just in bughz of AQ Khan. Plagiarism in this modern world of information technology is very common. Look at a thread initiated by me on plagiarism

    Plagiarism and Thesis writing through hired writers

    http://pkpolitics.com/discuss/topic/plagiarism-and-thesis-writing-through-hired-writers



  • کافی دنوں بعد زالان کی چولیں پڑھنے کا موقع مل رہا ہے - ہم تو چولیں پڑھنے کو ترس ہی گئے تھے

    الله کرے زور چولاں اور زیادہ

    :) :) ^^^^^ :wink: :wink:



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  • میں تو ہر روز ہی تھوڑی بہت چولیں مارتا رہتا ہوں

    پر آج کل صلاح الدین ایوبی کے مجیدین کچھ تھکے تھکے لگ رہے ہیں مزہ نہیں آرہا



  • نہیں زالان جی

    یقین کریں - بیچ میں چولوں کا وقفہ آگیا تھا

    :) :wink: ^^^^^^^^ :) :wink: