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Assistant Professor of Data and Computer Science

Location:
Decorah, IA
Salary:
130000
Posted:
December 22, 2019

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Shafqat Ali Shad, PhD

(US Permanent Resident)

*** ***** **, *******, **-52101

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/drshafqatalishad

Email: ada4oh@r.postjobfree.com, Cell#319-***-****

SUMMARY

Applied data scientist with firm belief in achieving business needs and creating social influence through state of art technologies. Holds PhD in computer science with 14 years of experience in delivering numerous successful IT solutions ranging from data analysis to ERP. Implemented and developed data mining algorithms, verified over real world dataset and incorporated results in more than 20 research articles published in top tier journals. A technology practitioner and innovator with research-based product ideas which eventually became part of Iowa state entrepreneurship programs.

SKILLS

Python, R, Java, C++

Sklearn, Statsmodels, Tensorflow, Pandas, Numpy, Scipy, Geopandas,

Matplotlib, Seaborn, Folium, Word clouds, ggplot, Shiny

Weka, Orange

IBM Cloud, Watson studio, Anaconda, Jupyter notebook, Spyder, Jupyter Lab, R Studio

SQL, Hive

Hadoop, MapReduce

Data wrangling, Data exploration and visualization, Data sampling, Data modeling, Model verification

Classification (Tree based, Rule based, Multiclass, SGD etc), Regression (Linear, Polynomial), Anomaly detection, Logistic Regression, Clustering (KNN, DBSCAN, Hierarchical etc.), Frequent Pattern Mining (FP growth, APRIORI), Rule based classification, Deep Neural Networks (Convolution Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Restricted Boltzmann machines).

EXPERIENCE

Feb 2019 - LUTHER COLLEGE Decorah, Iowa,USA

Present Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science

https://www.luther.edu/computer-science/faculty/

Responsibilities:

Course delivery, Curriculum planning and designing, People management, Industrial partnership building, Collaboration building, Research and Development, Project management, Funding proposal writing

Accomplishment:

Designed Applied Data Mining course using Python libraries with theoretical algorithms and hands on experience

Restructured Applied Machine Learning & Deep learning course with Python and TensorFlow Libraries

Restructured and Introduced Data Visualization Course using Python and R machine learning libraries

Published 5 research articles in area of machine learning/Deep learning in top journals under Luther affiliation

Aug 2018 – IOWA STATE UNIVERISTY Ames, Iowa, USA

Present Research Affiliate (https://www.cs.iastate.edu/swapp/)

(Worked as Visiting Research Scientist from Aug-2018 to Jan-2019)

Responsibilities:

Research and Development, Project management, Funding proposal writing, People management, Commercial product liaison, Industrial partnership building, Collaboration building

Accomplishment:

Established mobility mining research group

Implemented 3 deep learning algorithms for autonomous drone flights through trail detection

Successfully defended research-product idea and became part of start-up factory program ISU- https://www.isustartupfactory.org/cohort-vi

Successfully defended research-product idea and participated in I-Corp ISU program under NSF- https://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/icorps/

Successfully established scholastic research, data sharing, product-oriented collaborations with industry

Published 1 research article in SCIE journal

Submitted 1 research article in SCIE index journal (Under review)

Sep 2015 –June 2018

Maharishi University of Management Fairfield, IA, USA

Assistant Professor of Computer Science (https://www.mum.edu/)

Responsibilities:

Research and Development, Project management, Proposal writing, People management, Curriculum designing, Monitoring of program outcomes, Preparation of KPI’s

Accomplishment:

Developed and delivered big data mining / analytics course at graduate level

Part of big data track committee and designed its curriculum

Established research collaboration with Harbin Sports University, P.R. China under title theme “Sports Smart City for Winter Olympics 2022”

Published 2 research articles in top tier journals under MUM affiliation

Aug 2013 –Sep 2015

COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science (http://wah.comsats.edu.pk/)

Responsibilities:

Research and Development, Project management, Proposal writing, People management, Industrial collaboration building, Organization of seminars and conferences, Relationship building, Curriculum designing

Accomplishment:

Established mobility mining research group

Introduced and taught Data mining at Graduate and undergraduate level

Successfully conducted Frontiers of IT (2013,2014, 2015)

http://fit.edu.pk/

Successfully organized Vice chancellor forum of Islamic countries conferences/forums (2013) at COMSATS http://vcforum.org.pk/

Successfully organized VisioSpark competition (2013, 2014) at COMSATS

http://ciitwah.edu.pk/visiospark13/

Lead COMSATS wah group for Pak-China IT bilateral relationship establishment under Government of Pakistan and Shenzhen Govt, successfully signed MoUs for collaboration and investment

http://itscomsats.com/events/pakchina.html

http://propakistani.pk/2014/12/20/pakistani-delegation-signs-mous-chinese-companies/

Successfully organized and participated in IT chapter of Pak China Business forum Islamabad, Pakistan (2014,2015)

http://ww3.comsats.edu.pk/pcbf2014/

Published 5 research articles in peer reviewed journals under CIIT affiliation

Oct 2010 –July 2013

University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anuhi, P.R.China

Doctoral Research Assistant (http://bigdata.ustc.edu.cn/)

Responsibilities:

Research and Development, Project management, Proposal writing, People management

Accomplishment:

Worked on research under title “Spatiotemporal Trend Mining for User Similarity Measure using the GSM Information” towards my PhD under CSC grant

Worked on Nokia Research Center Asia, mobility data under title “Context Aware Mobility Based Recommender System”

Worked on SAMSUNG, Nanjing lab context aware data project under title “Context Aware Mobility Based Recommender System”

Published 7 research articles in peer reviews journals and reputed conferences under USTC affiliation

April 2010 –June 2010

TAMA- Asian Development Bank Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

National Consultant/I.T.Software Specialist (http://www.phsrp.punjab.gov.pk/pmdgp.asp)

Responsibilities:

Project management, Policy making, People management, Training, Monitoring and evaluation, Workplan and budget analysis

Accomplishment:

Successfully implemented hospital medical inventory system in 5000 facilities under PHSRP, Pakistan Millennium Development Goals through ADB TA.

Conducted system analysis

Conducted training or master trainer of 36 district participants

Designed and implemented system to its success

Managed team of analysts, designers, trainers and developers for system development

June 2009 –April 2010

Cherat Papersack Pvt Ltd, Ghulam Farooq Group /Gadoon Amzai, KPK, Pakistan

Manager-ERP/ System Coordinator (http://gfg.com.pk/cpl/)

Responsibilities:

Project management, People management, Training, Analysis and design, Business process re-engineering, Budget and work plan management

Accomplishment:

Successfully implemented SAP ECC modules PP, MM, SD, HR at Cherat papersack limited

Provided IT support through team of 15 people

Carried out gap analysis and business process re-engineering

Carried our procurement of equipment and IT management

Jan 2007 –May 2009

Planning Commission of Pakistan/ Islamabad, Pakistan

Deputy Director-IT/Chief System Analyst (www.pc.gov.pk)

(Worked as Assistant Director/System Analyst from Mar 2005 to Jan 2007)

Responsibilities:

Public sector Program management, Public sector program monitoring and evaluation, Project and People management, Policy making, Training, Software development and procurement, IT help desk management

Accomplishment:

Participated in IT chapter writing for Pakistan annual and five-year plans

Served as monitoring and evaluation officer for Computerization of passport and immigration process (Machine Readable passport of Pakistan)

Served as technical, monitoring and evaluation officer for implementation of E-office/ERP at Ministries and Divisions of Pakistan

Served as monitoring and evaluation officer for Federal Government Data Center and establishment of network infrastructure in ministers, division and attached departments at Government of Pakistan

Served as monitoring and evaluation officer for Automation of Federal Shariet Court of Pakistan

Served as monitoring and evaluation officer for Automation of Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat Court of Pakistan

Served as monitoring and evaluation officer for implementation and development of web portal for Ministries and divisions of Pakistan- http://www.pakistan.gov.pk/

Served as monitoring and evaluation officer for Automation of FBR

Participated in implementation and hosting of Project Monitoring and Evaluation System in Planning Commission of Pakistan

Carried out procurement of IT equipment in Planning Commission

Provision and management of IT help desk services at Planning Commission of Pakistan with team of 15-20 people

Carried out implementation of Oracle E-business suite HR module implementation in Planning Commission of Pakistan

Developed and implemented Planning Commission in house portal

-www.pc.gov.pk

Developed and implemented Planning Commission Vision 2030 portal- Www.vision2030.gov.pk

Developed and implemented Housing Hiring Management System at Planning and Development Division

Developed and implemented Inventory Management System at JACC/ICT department in Planning and Development Division

Participated in IT chapter writing for Pakistan annual and five-year plans

Provision and management of IT help desk services at Planning Commission of Pakistan with team of 15-20 people

Developed and implemented IT help desk monitoring and service request system at Planning and Development Division

Jan 2007 –May 2009

Pakistan ordnance factories/ wah cantt, Punjab, Pakistan

Assistant Manager-MIS (www.pof.gov.pk)

Responsibilities:

System analysis and design, Requirement analysis, Technical writing, Software development and procurement, IT help desk management

Accomplishment:

Carried our system study and analysis at POF Hospital (500 bed hospital)

Implemented different Hospital Management Information System modules including Lab, OT, Outpatient, Inventory

Carried out training of users

Provided IT support

EDUCATION

July 2013 Doctor of Engineering (PhD) in Computer Science

University of science and technology of china Hefei, anhui, p.r.china

(USTC Ranks among top 100 universities in world and 12th in Asia by the)

Honor: Recipient of CSC scholarship for PhD studies

Dissertation title: Mobile User Profile and Trajectory Mining

Advisor: Prof. Enhong Chen, PhD

June 2004 Master of Computer Science

comsats iit wah cantt, Punjab, Pakistan

(COMSATS Ranks No.1 university in Pakistan by hec, Pakistan)

Honor: Chancellor Gold Medal with CGPA of 3.88/4

Dissertation title: Data compression using Huffman, LZW and Hybrid

Adviser: Prof. Ehsan Ullah Munir, PhD

DATA SCIENCE CERTIFICATIONS

Python for Data Science IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/f62ffa2c-3ec3-4825-a89b-c780e42dec3e

Data Analysis with Python IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://courses.cognitiveclass.ai/certificates/5de773def8b6458785b525d55bbea017

Machine Learning with Python IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://courses.cognitiveclass.ai/certificates/67a9e395446e4df5b8adbf20d4abc21e

Data Visualization using Python IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://courses.cognitiveclass.ai/certificates/30718b8fb3344dc58b88c4d73c123d6f

Data Visualization using R IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://courses.cognitiveclass.ai/certificates/4d8f9638ca92407da69fa97dad50d904

Big Data Foundations- Level 1, IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/562611b2-818b-4eb9-ba96-7942d6df8aef

Hadoop Foundations(Framework and components)- Level 1, IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/89814c6d-c7c3-45b6-8619-2ca179fc4040

Spark Fundamentals- Level 1, IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/7a4c873c-87e1-4873-aa7f-d8a5c1fc5271

Big Data Foundations- Level 2, IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/978c7a67-004e-4778-a8b6-a6d1c660ba63

Data Science Foundations- Level 1, IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/39dab0bd-2ede-4b3a-bf9e-ba8701ce0900

Data Science Methodologies (Modeling and Evaluation), IBM Cogitative Class Certificate

Data Science Hands-on with Open Source Tools (Openrefine, Apache Spark, R Studio, Jupyter, Zeppelin, Seahorse), IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/6682cb48-dfb0-4018-99b7-864314995474

R Programming- Level 1, IBM Cognitive Class certificate

Data Science Foundations - Level 2, IBM Badge and IBM Cogitative Class Certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/6682cb48-dfb0-4018-99b7-864314995474

Hadoop Programming (MapReduce and YARN defined programs using JAVA) - Level 1, IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/7f24709b-e5ba-4a5c-bbb1-4a8070c92420

Hadoop Administration (Moving data into Hadoop using Sqoop and Flume) - Level 1, IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/3ec15eeb-52f0-431e-b92d-3a36a9cdd9ec

Hadoop Data Access-Level 1 (Accessing Hadoop Data Using Hive), IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/58ac29f6-df39-4c0e-8c32-9f6dee105d21

Hadoop Foundations- Level 2, IBM Badge and IBM Cognitive Class certificate

https://www.youracclaim.com/badges/9a93f17d-92f6-478b-82ec-555ba04d805f

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS AND COURSES

Community Information Services Course (Asian Development Bank Institute Japan)

Public Information Services Course (Awarded by Asian Development Bank Institute Japan)

E-Business Strategies Course (Awarded by Asian Development Bank Institute Japan)

E-Learning Policies Course (Awarded by Asian Development Bank Institute Japan)

Corporate training on Documentation and Implementation of ISO 9001 (National Productivity Organization, Ministry of Industries and Special Initiatives, Pakistan)

SAP Production Planning module and ABAP training from IBM Pakistan at GFG Group.

Project Management Training (Earned 35 PDUs from global rep of Project Management Institute Intl i.e. Syscomp Int)

Oracle 10g Certified Professional, DBA

Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (Enterprise Routing) (JNCIS-ER)

Conscious based education (FDP), Maharishi University of Management, USA

Advance Conscious based education, Maharishi University of Management, USA

PUBLICATIONS

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ur9Tkh4AAAAJ&hl=en

Journal publications:

1.“New continuum of stochastic static forecasting model for mutual funds at investment policy level “, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals-he interdisciplinary journal of Nonlinear Science, and Nonequilibrium and Complex Phenomena, SCIE/EI Indexed (Accepted)

2.“Skin Lesion Segmentation and Classification: A Unified Framework of Deep Neural Network Features Fusion and Selection”, Expert Systems, SCIE/EI Indexed

https://doi.org/10.1111/exsy.12497 (Accepted)

3."Brain Tumor Detection based on Extreme Learning", Neural Computing and Applications, SCIE/EI Indexed (Accepted)

4.J.Amin,M.Sharif,M.Raza,T.Saba,R.Sial,S.A.Shad"Brain Tumor Detection: A Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) Learning Based Model", Neural Computing and Applications, Dec 2019, Paged 1-9, SCIE/EI Indexed https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-019-04650-7

5.J.Amin, M.Sharif,N.Gul,M.Yasmin,S.S.Shad, “Brain tumor classification based on DWT fusion of MRI sequences using convolutional neural network”, Pattern Recognition Letters, Volume 129, January 2020, Paged 155-122, SCIE/EI Indexed, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2019.11.016

6.T.Saba, A.Sameh, F.Khan, S.A.Shad, M.Sharif, “Lung Nodule Detection based on Ensemble of Hand Crafted and Deep Features”, Journal of Medical Systems, Volume 43(12), November 2019, SCIE/EI Indexed https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-019-1455-6

7.K.Shafi,N.Latif,S.A.Shad,Z.Idress, “High-frequency trading: Inverse relationship of the financial markets”, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 527, August 2019, Pages 273-286, SCIE/EI Indexed, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2019.121067

8.M.Sharif, J.Amin, M.W.Nisar, M.A.Anjum, N.Muhammad,S.A.Shad, “A unified patch based method for brain tumor detection using features fusion”, Cognitive Systems Research, Volume 59, January 2020, Pages 273-286, SCIE/EI Indexed, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2019.10.001

9.K.Shafi, U.S.Ahmad, S.Nawab, W.K..Bhatti, S.A.Shad, Z.Hameed,T.Asif,F.Shoaib, “Measuring Performance through Enterprise Resource Planning System Implementation”,IEEE Access (Print ISSN: 2169-3536, Online ISSN: 2169-3536), Volume 7 (1),pp. 1-12, 2019, SCIE/EI Indexed doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2884900

10.K.Shafi, N.Latif, S.A..Shad, S.Gulzar, “Estimating option greeks under the stochastic volatility using simulation”, Physica A (Elseveir) SCIE/EI Indexed https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2018.08.032

11.E Khan, K Shafi, AQ Khan, SA Shad,” Voluntary disclosures and firm specific variables evidence from UK listed firm”, WALIA, Volume 34(1),pp. 6-10, 2018, ISI Indexed

12.S.Zafar, M.Kamran, S.A.Shad, M.W.Nisar, “A Robust Missing Data Recovering Technique for Mobility Data Mining”, Applied Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal ISSN: 0883-9514, Vol.31, Issue 5-6,pp.425-438, SCIE Indexed (IF:.652) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08839514.2017.1378120

13.S. A. Shad and E. Chen, Un-supervised user mining in GSM sensor networks, The Scientific world journal-Computer Science Chapter. (SCIE Indexed) http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/589610

14.S. A. Shad and E. Chen, Precise Location Acquisition of Mobility Data Using Cell-id, International Journal of Computer Science Issues, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 222-231, 2012. (EI Accession#201***********, arXiv preprint arXiv:1206.6099)

15.S. A. Shad and E. Chen, Spatial Outlier Detection from GSM Mobility Data, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 68-74, Jun. 2012. (arXiv preprint arXiv:1206.5587)

16.S. A. Shad, E. Chen, and T. Bao, Cell Oscillation Resolution in Mobility Profile Building, International Journal of Computer Science Issues, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 205-213, 2012. (EI Accession#201***********, arXiv preprint arXiv:1206.5795)

17.S. A. Shad, E. Chen, and F. A. F. Malik, Enterprise Resource Planning - Real blessing or a Blessing in Disguise? An Exploration of the Contextual Factors in Public Sector, Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 294-307, 2011.(arXiv preprint arXiv:1207.2860)

18.M. W. Nisar, E. U. Munir, and S. A. Shad, Usage and Impact of ICT in Education Sector? A Study of Pakistan, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 578-583, 2011. (SCOPUS & ISI Indexed, arXiv preprint arXiv:1206.5132

19.S. A. Shad, E. Chen, and F. A. F. Malik, Performance Enhancement Factors of ERP Projects in a Telecom Public Sector Organization of Pakistan? An Exploratory Study, Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 95-109, 2011. (arXiv preprint arXiv:1207.2862).

20.S.A.Shad, M.W.Nisar, R.A.Bhatti, K.I.Qureshi, “Rethinking to Mobile Users and Communications Technology Using Data Mining”, Science International (ISSN 1013-5316), Vol. 26 (2), 2014, 577-581. ISI Indexed

21.F.Ullah, K.I.Qureshi, A.Khan, K.H.Khan, S.A.Shad, “Effect of Four Wave Mixing on AP-DCDM-WDM Fiber Optic System at Different Channel Spacing”, Science International (ISSN 1013-5316), Vol. 26 (2), 2014, 589-593. ISI Indexed

22.F.S.Butt, R.Mahum, A.Zia, S.Nawab, S.A.Shad, “Barriers in Implementation of Electronic Medical Records in Pakistan”, Science International (ISSN 1013-5316), Vol. 26 (4), 2014, 1807-1812. ISI Indexed

23.S.Shaukat, R.A.Bhatti, K.I.Qureshi, S.A.Shad, “Ant Colony Optimization: A review and Comparison”, Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ISSN: 2040-7459), Vol. 8 (3), 2014, 435-438. ISI Indexed

24.M.F.Umar, E.U.Munir, S.A.Shad, M.W.Nisar, “Enhancement of Selection, Bubble and Insertion sorting Algorithm”, Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (ISSN: 2040-7459), Vol. 8 (2), 2014, 263-271. ISI Indexed

25.N.A.Khattak, D.Chadwick, R.A.Bhatti, S.A.Shad, F.S.Butt, “Assessment of Anti Spyware Tools for Signature and Behavior base Techniques”, Science International (ISSN 1013-5316), Vol. 26 (5), 2014, 2071-2075. ISI Indexed

26.F.S.Butt, M.Umer, M.D.A.Asif, N.A.Khattak, S.A.Shad, “Motivation of Employees in Software Development Process: A Case of Pakistan”, Science International (ISSN 1013-5316), Vol. 26 (5), 2014, 2523-2528. ISI Indexed

27.KAyub, Z.Rehman, M.W.Nisar, F.S.Butt, S.A.Shad, “Frame Relay and ATM Networks: A Comparative Analysis”, Science International (ISSN 1013-5316), Vol. 27 (1), 2015, 2577-2583. ISI Indexed

Books authored/reviewed:

28.S.A. Shad, E. Chen "Mobile User Profile and Trajectory Mining" (2013) LAMBERT Academic Publishing Vol:ISBN# 978-3-659-50312-2

29.Hawbani,X. Wang, “Object Oriented Controls Design for Web and Desktop Applications” (2013) LAMBERT Academic Publishing Vol:ISBN# 978-3-659-55167-3 (Reviewed)

Conference publications:

30.Yu Yang, Enhong Chen, Qi Liu, Biao Xiang, Tong Xu and Shafqat Ali Shad. "On Approximation of Real-World Influence Spread". In Proceedings of the 2012 European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECMLPKDD'12): 548-564, Bristol, UK, September 24-28, 2012. (EI Accession# 201***********)

AWARDS AND HONOURS

Chinese Government Scholarship for PhD, China, University of Science and Technology of China - September 2010.

Chancellor gold medal in MCS with CGPA of 3.875 out of 4 in all COMSATS Campus 2004.

ARCISYPRS PhD scholarship for 2008 at Griffith Graduate Research School, Griffith University - March 2008.

IMCNE Secretariat free accommodation grant for Master program, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Italy - August, 2008.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Can be furnished on request.



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