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Personal Information
Date of Birth:    13 January 1980
Email:               faraz[dot]a[dot]zaidi[@]ieee.org, faraz[at]pafkiet[dot]edu[dot]pk
Web:                www.farazzaidi.webs.com
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.

Online Courses:
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

Other Skills:
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

Job History

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.

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