Dr. Faisal Kamiran

Co-Founder and President, ADDO AI

Faisal Kamiran is Co-Founder and President of ADDO AI and an internationally respected expert in data science and machine learning with extensive experience of industry, academia and research. He received the World Bank research innovation award on his data science work in April 2017. He is also the director of Data Science Lab (DSL), Crime Investigation and Prevention Lab (CIPL) and served as a Chairperson of Computer Science department at Information Technology University of The Punjab. He has worked for over 10 years on advising governments and corporate entities towards digital transformation using data driven strategy.

Faisal Kamiran received his Ph.D. degree from The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands in 2011. Afterwards, he joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as a post-doctorate fellow. As a part of his doctoral research, he developed fairness-aware AI and machine learning models, which are directly applicable to the legal, social, and economic domains particularly after strict privacy regulations like GDPR. Faisal is giving consultancy services in the well-established area of data science/Artificial Intelligence. He has led several data engineering and AI projects for a number of gold-tier enterprise clients including leading world telcos, financial institutions, airlines, governments, etc. Faisal has expertise both on cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) and on-prem technologies (Cloudera Stack). He has extensive experience to advise enterprises for developing large scale data architectures using big data technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Vertica, Talend, Redshift, BigQuery, etc.

Faisal’s research interests include Fairness-aware data analytics and machine learning to safeguard the rights of deprived communities and individuals, ICTD, social media analytics, text mining, etc. He has already published more than 30- refereed papers in various prestigious journals and conferences. His publication list includes several research papers in the prestigious A*/A data science venues, e.g., ICDM, ECML/PKDD, EMNLP, PAKDD, CIKM, SAC, KAIS. Faisal's achievements and works are covered by all mainstream media including Forbes Magzine, The Dawn, MIT Tech Review.