Fahad Saeed is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science at Western Michigan University (WMU), Kalamazoo Michigan. He is the director of Parallel Computing and Data Science (PCDS) Laboratory and the founding co-director of Center for High-Performance Computing and Big Data (CHPCBD) at Western Michigan University. He also serves as visiting scientist in the Epithelial Systems Biology Laboratory (ESBL) at National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland.
Prof. Saeed was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then a Research Fellow in the Systems Biology Center at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda MD from Aug 2010 to June 2011 and from June 2011 to January 2014 respectively. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2010. He has served as visiting scientist in the Department of Bio-Systems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), ETH Zürich and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He was recipient of ThinkSwiss Fellowship for the years 2007 and 2008 by the government of Switzerland and was the recipient of NIH postdoctoral fellowship award for the year 2010–2011. For his exceptional research productivity he was awarded the Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) at NIH for the year 2012 and Outstanding New Researcher Award at WMU in 2015.
His research interests include parallel and distributed algorithms and architectures, computational proteomics & genomics and Big Data problems in computational biology and bioinformatics. He is a member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.