I am "Assistant Professor", and "Assistant Director Bioinformatics: Precision Medicince Program", and Member of Graduate Faculty Program in Genetics and Developmental Biology Area of Concentration (GDB AoC) at The Graduate School, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health, School of Medicine, The University of Connecticut, USA. Before joining UConn Health, I was associated with The Jackson Laboratory, Genomics Medicine, USA; a World class, non-profit research organization. My research focuses on dealing practical issues associated to the clinical and genomics big data, management, analysis and integration for precision medicine.
I did Ph.D. in Bioinformatics with "Magna Cum Laude", at the University of Wuerzburg (UW) in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. I started my Postdoc at UW and later after couple of years, I continued that at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMASSMED). Additionally, I did some training, which includes Biomedical Research Investigator and Key Personnel from University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, USA; and training for the Healthcare Data Analytics from the Oregon Health & Science University, with course material organized by the John Hopkins University, USA.
During my early career research; I did Ph.D. Research, Thesis & Course Work in Artificial Intelligence and Product Data Management at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Pre-Doc research in Data Mining and Product Line Architectures at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany; Master in Computer Science with major in Intelligent Software Systems at the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden; Master in Computer Science with major in Software Engineering, and Bachelor in Computer Science at the University of Central Punjab, Pakistan.
So far, I have been actively involved in several US and European research projects; authored several publications as the main author in many well reputed Journals and International Conferences; and participated in writing of several research grants. I am providing volunteer services as the Referee for many high rated Journals (e.g. by Oxford Journals, ASC Publishers, Frontiers, PLOS, BioMed Central, Emerald, Willy, Faculty of 1000 etc.) and International Conferences (e.g. IEEE, ACM, AMIA, IOS Press, NEDB, Springer etc.). Furthermore, I have been honored with miscellaneous awards, which includes research funding, outstanding researcher award, young scientist award, early career award, travel grant award, subsidy award, best PhD student award, best conference paper award, potential conference paper award, honorary memberships, distinguished fellowships, won some programming contests and achieved some university distinctions.
I strongly believe in staying at ground, continuous learning, trying improving and performing at best.
-Zeeshan Ahmed, Ucar D. I-ATAC: Interactive pipeline for the management and pre-processing of ATAC-seq samples. PeerJ, 2017.