Date of Birth: 13 January 1980
Email: faraz[dot]a[dot]zaidi[@]ieee.org, faraz[at]pafkiet[dot]edu[dot]pk
Languages: Urdu(Mother Tongue), Hindi, English and French
Ph.D. 2010 Data Mining and Visual Analytics, LaBRI, University of Bordeaux 1, France.
Thesis Title: Analysis, Structure and Organization of Complex Networks
Supervisor: Professor Guy Melançon
M.S. 2007 Computer Science, University of Montpellier 2, France.
Major: Algorithms, Complexity and Networks,
Thesis Title: Protection of Color Information of Images through Watermarking
Supervisor: Professor William Puech and Marc Chaumont
M.S. 2004 Computer Science, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Major: Software Engineering
Thesis Title: Study of Search Enhancements in Search Algorithms
Supervisor: Professor Jamal Hussain
B.S 2001 Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Social and Economic Networks: Models and Analysis 2014
Professor Matthew O. Jackson, Stanford University
Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms 2014
Professor Dave Levin, Relay Graduate School of Education
How to Learn Math 2013
Professor Jo Boaler, Stanford University
Programming Languages: C, C++, GoLang, Python
Statistical and Data Mining Software: R
Network Analysis and Visualization: TULIP, Pajek, Gephi
Databases: MS SQL Server, MS Access, MongoDB, Neo4j
Jan 2017 - To Date Advisor, Health Analytics, Region of Peel. Canada
Jun 2015 - 2016 Data Scientist, MetricAid Inc. Canada.
Oct 2014 - Mar 2015 Post Doctoral Researcher, Levich Institute, CCNY, City University of New York, USA.
Jun 2013 - May 2014 Data Mining Engineer/Researcher, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Jan, 2011 –May 2013 Assistant Professor, PAF KIET, Karachi, Pakistan.
Jan, 2011 – May 2011 Visiting Faculty, Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Jan, 2004 – May, 2006 Visiting Faculty, Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Jan, 2004 – Dec, 2005 Lecturer – COMIT (College of Management & Information Technology)
Affiliated with University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Feb, 2003 – Dec, 2003 Software Engineer - Bite IT Consultants, Karachi, Pakistan.
Feb, 2002 - Feb, 2003 Research officer - Department of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and
Industrial Automation, OB Tech, Karachi, Pakistan.