People


Current Lab Group 2019 from Left to Right: Sumesh, Fahad, Haseeb, Usman, Mamun, Oswaldo 
Missing: Fatima, John and Taban

Lab Group in Previous years: Group 2015 (.jpg)| Group 2016 (.jpg)| Group 2017 (.jpg)| Group 2018 (.jpg)


Principle Investigator/Lab Director


Prof. Fahad Saeed, PhD (Webpage) (CV(pdf))
Associate Professor,
School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS)
Florida International University (FIU), Miami FL


Current Members

Taban Eslami : PhD Student

Taban Eslami

PhD Student

Research Focus: Working on developing machine learning and HPC algorithms for analysis of big fMRI data
Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/


Muhammad Haseeb : PhD Student

Muhammad Haseeb

PhD Student

Research Focus: Design and development of memory efficient and HPC algorithms for big MS data
Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/


Usman Tariq : PhD Student

Usman Tariq

PhD Student

Research Focus: Design and development of GPU/FPGA based parallel algorithms for big proteogenomics data
Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/


Sumesh Kumar : PhD Student

Sumesh Kumar

PhD Student

Research Focus: Design and development of reconfigurable computing strategies for big data and machine-learning algorithms 
Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/

Khandaker Mamun Ahmed : PhD Student

Khandaker Mamun Ahmed

PhD Student

Research Focus: Design and development of parallel & distributed computing strategies for machine-learning algorithms 
Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/

Oswaldo Artiles : PhD Student

Oswaldo Artiles

PhD Student

Research Focus: Design and development of parallel & distributed computing strategies for machine-learning algorithms 
Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/

Fatima Afzali : Undergraduate Researcher

Fatima Afzali

Undergraduate Researcher

Research Focus: Design and implementation of big omics data algorithms

Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/

John Quitto Graham : Undergraduate Researcher

John Quitto Graham

Undergraduate Researcher

Research Focus: Design and implementation of big omics data algorithms
Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/


Emily Costa : Undergraduate Researcher

Emily Costa

Undergraduate Researcher

Research Focus: Design and implementation of mass spectrometry specific workflows and data formats

Web: https://saeedlab.cis.fiu.edu/


Group Alumni

Muaaz Awan : PhD Student

Muaaz Awan

PhD Student

PhD Dissertation: High-Performance Computing Reductive Strategies for Big Data from LC-MS/MS based Proteomics
First position: Post-Doctoral Scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
Web: https://sites.google.com/a/wmich.edu/mgul/


Sandino Narciso Vargas Perez : PhD Student

Sandino Narciso Vargas Perez

PhD Student

PhD Dissertation: A Hybrid Parallel Approach to High-Performance Compression of Big Genomic Files and In-Compresso Data Processing
First position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI, USA
Web: http://www.sandinovargasperez.com/


Mohammad Ali Abu Shattal : PhD Student

Mohammad Ali Abu Shattal

PhD Student

PhD Dissertation: Bio-Socially Inspired Strategies in Support of Dynamic Spectrum Access: An Evolutionary Game Theory Perspective
First position: Post-Doctoral Scholar at ECE Department at Ohio State University

Mohammed Aledhari : PhD Student

Mohammed Aledhari

PhD Student

PhD Dissertation: A Deep Learning-based Data Minimization Algorithm for Big Genomics Data in Support of Internet of Things (loT) and Secure Smart Health Services
First position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Web: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=6mSbTDgAAAAJ&hl=en

Usman Tariq : MS Thesis Student

Usman Tariq

MS Thesis Student

MS Thesis: Power-Efficient and Highly Scalable Parallel Graph Sampling using FPGAs
Last Known Position: PhD student Computer Science Department, FIU

Blake Werge : MS Student

Blake Werge

MS Student

First Position: Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Apple Inc.

Dana Abdul Qader : MS Thesis Student

Dana Abdul Qader

MS Thesis Student

MS Thesis: A High Performance Architecture for an Exact Match Short-Read Aligner Using Burrow-Wheeler Transform on FPGAs
Last known position: Engineer at Stryker Corporation, San Jose CA

James A Novorita : Undergrad Research Student

James A Novorita

Undergrad Research Student

Last Known Position: Engineer at Stryker Corporation, Kalamazoo MI

Alex Cadigan :

Alex Cadigan

Last known position: Undergraduate student at CS Department at Kalamazoo College

Lily Kitagawa : High School Research Student

Lily Kitagawa

High School Research Student

Last known position: Undergraduate student (computer science) at California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)


Isabel Holtan : High School Research Student

Isabel Holtan

High School Research Student

High School Research student from Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center Student
First Position: Undergraduate student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Zoe Srackangast : High School Research Student

Zoe Srackangast

High School Research Student

High School research student from Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center Student

Gwendolyn Park : High School Research Student

Gwendolyn Park

High School Research Student

High school research student from Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center Student

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