About me

Associate Professor, Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences,
Associate Professor, Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI),
Associate Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine,
Florida International University (FIU), Miami FL USA
Director: Saeed Lab (Parallel Computing and Data Science Group)
Founder & CEO: AI-NeoTech LLC

Mail: 11200 SW 8th St, Room ECS 261, Miami, FL 33199 USA
Email: fsaeed@fiu.edu Phone: (305) 348-3131

Long CV (pdf)Google Scholar Profile

Selected Media Coverage

  1. “NIH Awards FIU $1M to Develop Machine Learning Algorithms to Study Proteins”, HPC Wire, June 2020 Article Link
  2. “FIU researchers think of a way to speed up a vaccine for COVID-19”, Miami Herald, June 2020 Article Link
  3. “Research Grant Helps FIU Professor Reach One Step Closer To Coronavirus Vaccine”, FIU PantherNow, July 2020 Article Link
  4. “NIH awards FIU $1M to develop machine-learning algorithms to study proteins – important for understanding, treating diseases”, FIU News, June 2020 Article Link
  5. “Dr. Saeed awarded prestigious $1 Million R01 grant from National Institute of Health”, SCIS FIU News, May 2020 Article Link
  6. Distinguished Research and Creative Scholarship Award: Fahad Saeed</u>“,OVPR WMU, March 2018 Description YouTube
  7. Algorithms for Life, WMU Annual Magazine, Summer 2017
  8. Rising Stars in Research, WMU Annual Magazine, Summer 2017
  9. Researchers Snag a prestigious National Prize, WMU News Link, 2017
  10. WMU Assistant Professor receives NSF CAREER Award, CEAS WMU Article Link
  11. Surfing with Algorithms, NSF Science Node, March 2016
  12. Working with Powerful Supercomputers, WMU CEAS News, July 2015

Brief Bio

Fahad Saeed is a Tenured Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University (FIU), Miami FL and is the director of Saeed Lab at FIU. Dr. Saeed’s research interests are at the intersection of machine-learning, high performance computing and real-world applications, especially in computational biology.

Dr. Saeed has published 70+ peer-reviewed research papers in leading proceedings, and journals, and 1 Book Chapter, and edited 4 Conference Proceedings, and 3 special issue journals. His research is supported by highly competitive grants mainly from National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has secured over US$ 2.4 Million (directly went to his lab) in external research funds as principal investigator and about US$ 2.61 Million overall since 2015. He was awarded the NSF Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Award bestowed to young and promising scientists in the first two years of their tenure-track position. Most recently he was awarded the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award which is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education. His research has been supported by WMU, NVIDIA, Intel/Altera, National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Prior to joining FIU, Prof. Saeed was a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science at Western Michigan University (WMU), Kalamazoo Michigan since Jan 2014. He was tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at WMU in August 2018. Dr. Saeed was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then a Research Fellow in the Systems Biology Center at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda MD from Aug 2010 to June 2011 and from June 2011 to January 2014 respectively. He received his PhD in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2010. He has served as a visiting scientist in world-renowned prestigious institutions such as Department of Bio-Systems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE), ETH Zürich, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and  Epithelial Systems Biology Laboratory (ESBL) at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Saeed has established a global profile as an Independent Researcher and leader in the field, and has been sought as panelist at the National and International funding agencies. These inlucde serving as panelist at various study sections at National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), NIH NIDDK, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Department of Energy (DOE), and as International expert and panelist for Croatian Science Foundation (CSF), University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in Australia, Belgium Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.– FNRS), and Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada. He has served as the program co-chair of the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) Conference and IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (IEEE BIBM). He is also a founding chair of IEEE Workshop on HPC solutions to Big Data Computational Biology (IEEE HPC-BCB). He also serves on the editorial board of Springer Journal of Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, on the Editorial board of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and as Associate Editor for Frontiers of Digital Public Health (specialty section of Frontiersin Public Health, Frontiers in ICT and Frontiers in Computer Science). He has served on numerous IEEE/ACM program committees and is peer-reviewer for more than a two dozen journals.

Dr. Saeed is a Senior Member of ACM and also a Senior Member of IEEE. His honors include ThinkSwiss Fellowship (2007,2008), NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (2010), Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) at NIH (2012), NSF CRII Award (2015), WMU Outstanding New Researcher Award (2016), WMU Distinguished Research and Creative Scholarship Award (2018),  , NSF CAREER Award (2017), and FIU SCIS Excellence in Applied Research Award (2020).