Arsalan Shahid


Arsalan Shahid is a Technology Solutions Lead and Head of CeADAR Connect Group (CCG) at CeADAR. He is experienced in managing and working with geographically dispersed technical/business stakeholders from USA, Europe, and Asia. In his role at CCG, Arsalan serves as a vital connection between CeADAR and industry clients, engaging with a range of industry verticals to deliver AI/ML-focused R&D and technology solutions. Under Arsalan's leadership, CeADAR released AI NewsHub, a smart platform providing up-to-date information on global AI and ML developments, aimed at supporting CeADAR member companies.

Arsalan's responsibilities at CeADAR include supporting startups, SMEs, PSOs, and MNCs in Ireland with their AI and ML-related R&D and technology development agendas, leading the CeADAR Connect industry placement program, reimagining and establishing the sustainable AI/ML training delivery methods with a vision to democratise AI adoption through active learning, providing technical mentorship to data scientists in R&D projects, and evangelizing the centre's offerings and technical solutions. In addition to his role at CCG, Arsalan is also a part of CeADAR's Business and Commercialisation Group (BCG) and actively collaborates to develop and implement sustainable growth strategies for the centre.

Previously, Arsalan worked as a research scientist in the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, Ireland. Arsalan contributed to a number of technology projects funded by the European Commission H2020, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, and ICT R&D Ignite Pakistan. His research is in advanced healthcare data analytics using AI/ML, intelligent cloud-based technologies, and high-performance supercomputing and embedded computing platforms.

Arsalan received his MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology, Washington USA and a PhD in High-performance Computing from University College Dublin, Ireland. He graduated as a gold medalist for the best final year project in BS Electrical Engineering from HITEC University, Pakistan.

His research has produced high-quality scientific papers in well-reputed international journals, conferences, and books. Furthermore, he also served as a reviewer at many reputed venues.
Arsalan served as a member of the European Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (NESUS). Arsalan is accredited with Pakistan Engineering Council and is a member of the Energy-Efficient High-Performance Computing Working Group (EE HPC WG).

He has interests in:

> Applied AI and ML,
> Energy-aware and High-Performance Computing,
> Data-driven healthcare analytics,
> AI/ML-based Intelligent Cloud Computing

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