Shakih Arifuzzaman

Shaikh Arifuzzaman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Computer Science
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Shaikh M. Arifuzzaman is an assistant professor in Computer Science at UNLV. Previously, he was an assistant professor at the University of New Orleans (UNO). Arifuzzaman received his Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 2016. Arifuzzaman's research interests are in algorithmic foundations of large-scale, data-intensive computing using high-performance computing (HPC) techniques, especially for data science, artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), and security problems. At UNLV, Arifuzzaman leads the DiSC Lab that aims for discovery through Data-intensive Scalable Computing and Algorithms. Further, as a visiting faculty at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab), he collaborates on large-scale computing problems in multidisciplinary areas. Arifuzzaman previously held positions with Sandia National Lab (SNL) and Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech. Arifuzzaman is the recipient of 2023 and 2019 US DoE SRP-HPC Fellowship. He also won first place in Big Data Cup Challenges competition held with 2019 IEEE Big Data Conference. Arifuzzaman's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), among others.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ubiquitous Data
  • Parallel Algorithms for Large-scale Data
  • AI/ML Methods and Applications
  • Social Network Mining using NLP and ML
  • Computing on Biological Datasets
  • Big Data Application and Systems