Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, PhD

Wehr Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Computer Science
Marquette University
1313 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
Phone: 414-288-5222
Fax: 414-288-5472
Email: sheikh.ahamed (at) mu.edu
Office: 386 Cudahy Hall
Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed is Wehr Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Ubicomp Research Lab. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Arizona State University in 2003 under the direction of Dr. Stephen S. Yau. Dr. Ahamed has a strong performance record in research, with a career record of over $2.5 million in external research funding. His current projects cover a number of state-of-the-art advances in medical computing and mobile computing.He has graduated 22 PhD students and 54 MS students with thesis.

Dr. Ahamed's research work focuses on building customized and innovative patient communication methods through technology, developing new and innovative approaches for health monitoring, pain management, mapping technologies, and activity monitoring for smartphones. He has worked with hospitals in the U.S. and internationally on a number of projects, as well as with leading healthcare companies in the healthcare industry. Dr. Ahamed has worked with a number of engineers, nurses, and physicians on 20 healthcare grants over the past 13 years. Projects included work with cellphones, sensors, tablets, web applications, and HIPAA compliant cloud servers. His experience extends to working with patient populations in American Indian and Hispanic communities.

Dr. Ahamed teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on mobile computing, component architecture, elements of software development and software design, senior design project courses, and is a popular instructor for independent study courses. He advises graduate students in the MS and PhD programs, and serves as advisor for a number of undergraduate students.

Dr. Ahamed is a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society, a Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, Member of the Internet Society, as well as Gamma Beta Phi and Upsilon Pi Upsilon. He is the Steering Committee Chair of IEEE COMPSAC, the Computer Society's signature international computing conference. He serves on a number of committees at the department, university, and professional levels. In recognition of his high quality research work, Dr. Ahamed and his students and co-authors have received 10 best paper/poster awards at conferences and workshops in the past 5 years. He was awarded the Way-Klinger Young Scholars Award in 2008. He was invited as research faculty to Microsoft in Seattle in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. He also was a 2006 recipient of a 3M Faculty Development Award.

Dr. Ahamed is Co-founder of Ubitrix, a technology transfer company that develops mobile applications for a number of uses, including healthcare communication, speech therapy, pallative care, as well as marketing, fitness tracking, embedded systems and location-based services.

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Quick Facts

  • Director, Ubicomp Research Lab, established in 2003
  • Co-Founder and President, Ubitrix
  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Steering Committee Chair of IEEE COMPSAC
  • Recepient of the Way-Klinger Young Scientist Award in 2007
  • Published over 150 peer reviewed articles for journals, conferences and workshops, with 10 Best Paper/Poster Awards since 2009.
CV - long version

CV - short version

Research in the News

An mCARE study on patterns of risk and resilience for children with ASD in Bangladesh in the November issue of Nature Scientific Reports

Ahamed and Co-author Richard R. Love Publish Book Chapter on the Marquette Palliative Care System

IEEE Talks Big Data: Sorel Reisman & Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed

MRI Application with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Thinking Outside the Clinic - securely transferring health information among clinics

CTSI Discovery Radio - Eye Institute 40th Anniversary

Veteran's communication project

Veteran's communication project