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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. 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 PhD in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2010. He has served as a visiting scientist in world-renowned prestigious institutions such as Department of Bio-Systems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE)ETH ZürichSwiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and  Epithelial Systems Biology Laboratory (ESBL) at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland. 

Dr. Saeed has served as the program co-chair of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) Conference and IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (IEEE BIBM). He is the founding chair of IEEE Workshop on HPC solutions to Big Data Computational Biology (IEEE HPC-BCB). He also serves on the editorial board of Springer Journal of Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics since 2014. He has served on numerous IEEE/ACM program committees and is peer-reviewer for more than a dozen journals. His research interests include parallel and distributed algorithms and architectures, computational proteomics & genomics and big data problems in computational biology and bioinformatics. Dr. Saeed is a Senior Member of ACM and also a Senior Member of IEEE.

His honors include ThinkSwiss Fellowship (2007,2008), NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (2010), Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) at NIH (2012), NSF CRII Award (2015), WMU Outstanding New Researcher Award (2016), and NSF CAREER Award (2017). 

For more details about his research activities see CV (Updated April 2017)

Prospective Students: We are always looking for hardworking and motivated students who are willing to work on big data and parallel computing algorithms/architectures. If you are interested in joining the group please read this.