Rashid I. Mehmood
Director of Research, Training, and Consultancy
Rashid Mehmood is the Research Professor of Big Data Systems and the Director of Research, Training, and Consultancy at the High Performance Computing Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He has gained qualifications and academic work experience from universities in the UK including Swansea, Cambridge, Birmingham, and Oxford. Rashid has over 20 years of research experience in computational modelling and simulation systems coupled with his expertise in high performance computing. His broad research aim is to develop multi-disciplinary science and technology to enable a better quality of life and Smart Economy with a focus on real-time intelligence and dynamic system management. He has published over 150 research papers including 5 edited books. He has organised and chaired several international conferences and workshops including EuropeComm, Nets4Car, SCE, SCITA, and HPC Saudi. He has led and contributed to academia-industry collaborative projects funded by EPSRC, EU, UK regional funds, and Technology Strategy Board UK with the value over £50 million. He is a founding member of the Future Cities and Community Resilience (FCCR) Network. He is a member of ACM, OSA, Senior Member IEEE and former Vice-Chairman of IET Wales SW Network.