I am a Computer Scientist and my research focuses on "how can computers be well assimilated in life sciences?", especially towards the development of user friendly, customized and intelligent scientific solutions for the complex and large scaled OMICS data processing, analysis, visualization, management and experimentation.
I feel proud for being associated with The Jackson Laboratory, USA; a World class, non-profit research organization (since 1929) with 26 Nobel prizes associated/stemmed for research. My research projects at JAX are about dealing with the practical issues associated to the high throughput genomic data. I design frameworks for the management of biological sample repertoires and the automation of the processes for the quality checking & analysis of NGS data, produced using various sequencing technologies e.g. Illumina, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore, 10xGeomics, Ion Torrent etc.
I feel blessed for getting quality university education from different high rated institutions located in five different countries, which includes USA, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Pakistan. I did Ph.D. in Bioinformatics with "Magna Cum Laude", from the Department of Bioinformatics, Biocenter, University of Wuerzburg in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich, Germany. I started my Postdoc in Bioinformatics at the Department of Neurobiology and Genetics, University of Wuerzburg, Germany and later after couple of years, I was moved to USA for my 2nd Postdoc in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Postdoc Biomedical Research Investigator and Key Personnel Training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, USA.
During my early career research; I did Ph.D. Research, Thesis & Course Work in 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 First/Last 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.
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