Shiva Amiri, D.Phil.
Shiva is currently works in the world of massive data analytics, machine learning and biomedical research as the Chief Product Officer of Real Time Data Solutions Inc. She formerly lead the big data team at the Ontario Brain Institute. Prior to that she was the team lead for the Science and Innovation Network at the British High Commission in Canada as part of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She also has a Computational Biology start-up company developing next generation screening methodologies. She completed her D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in Computational Biochemistry at the University of Oxford where she focused her work on computational studies of membrane proteins involved in neuronal diseases. Prior to her studies at Oxford, she received an Honour’s Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto with a double major in Computer Science and Human Biology. Shiva is involved with several organisations including Let’s Talk Science and Shabeh Jomeh International.
Hammad Khan, D.Phil.
Hammad grew up in Lahore and came to the UK to read for a DPhil (PhD) at the Engineering Science Department, University of Oxford in 2003. He was elected as a Rhodes Scholar from Pakistan to study at Oxford. His thesis involved innovative design techniques for transmission signals for netted radars. He was part of Wolfson College while at Oxford. After graduating from Oxford, Hammad has been working in the field of Quantitative Finance in the City of London, UK for over six years. Currently his day job involves Quantitative Financial Trading for a privately held firm in London. He also holds a BS in Electronic Engineering from GIK Institute of Engineering and Technology in Topi, Pakistan. In London, he has been involved with numerous small charitable organizations to help them raise funds for their cause. Hammad devotes his spare time to reading, writing, distance-running, playing squash and occasional singing, though usually not all at the same time.
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