Saeed honored with distinguished research award

Dr. Fahad Saeed recently received the Distinguished Research and Creative Scholarship Award given by WMU’s Office of the Vice President for Research. Saeed is an assistant professor in the both the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science. He also is the director of the Parallel Computing and Data Science Laboratory and the co-director of the Center for High Performance Computing and Big Data.
Saeed joined WMU in January 2014 after serving as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has become an expert in the design and development of algorithmic and high performance computing.  His work is expected to have broad impact that will lead to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases with genetic predisposition including cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and mental illness.
“Although still early in his career, Dr. Saeed already has had remarkable accomplishments in bio-medical computation,” said Dr. Houssam Toutanji, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “He has earned a national and international reputation matched by very few researchers at this stage of their career. We greatly appreciate the university recognizing him and the important research he is doing in his field.”