Dr. Umair Safdar
He was awarded with PhD scholarship from University of Southampton in fall 2008 and he worked on Instant Knowledge project, a research project funded by Vodafone, aiming at providing personalized recommendation to mobile users. During his PhD, he published more than 10 international journals and conference papers. One of his journal paper (published in Information Sciences) is among top journals of the world (impact factor > 3). One of his papers was granted with best student paper award in Rome, Italy in 2011. He has presented his work across whole Europe, Eastern countries, and USA (twice). He passed his PhD viva at the  from University of Southampton, UK. During his PhD, he also worked at Brandwatch, a multinational firm working on data mining and machine learning where he improved their language detection framework by 10% (accuracy improvement). He served as a mentor for MSc Engineering students during his stay at University of Southampton providing them career counseling, providing advice for home sickness to international students, and assisting in their daily business.