Big Data Modeling and Analytics for Large-scale Data and Applications
M. Omair Shafiq recently defended his PhD in Computer Science, in December 2014, at the University of Calgary. He also completed his Master in Computer Science at the University of Calgary in January 2011. He has over 10 years of extensive experience of working in research, development and teaching at different academic and industrial research institutions in North America, Europe and Asia. His research focuses on Data Modeling (using Semantics and Software Engineering), Big Data Analytics, Social Network Analysis, Web Services and Cloud Computing. He has published over 50 refereed journal, conference, and workshop papers. He has been serving on technical program committees of over 30 conferences and workshops. He has been part of organizing committees of over 8 conference and workshops. He is a recipient of the NSERC Vanier CGS Award (Canada’s most prestigious PhD research award) in 2012, J. B. Hynes Research Innovation Award in 2012, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF) Graduate Award in 2010. He also received Department Research Excellence Award in 2009 and Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary in 2010. Before that, he worked as Researcher at Semantic Technology Institute (STI), in Innsbruck Austria (previously known as Digital Enterprise Research Institute) on EU and Austrian government funded ICT research projects. He has proven track record and experience of teaching, research, contributing to successful research funding proposals and grants and maintaining active research collaborations with academia and industry since 2004.