(Syed) Ahmar Shah

Chancellor's Fellow | Senior Research Fellow | Director of Innovation


I am currently a Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in the Edinburgh Medical School, The University of Edinburgh with a rich and diverse experience of biomedical and clinical engineering. I have co-authored 15 peer-reviewed journal papers, 10 peer-reviewed conference papers and I am an inventor in 2 patent file applications. I have completed my DPhil and MSc, both from the University of Oxford, in Biomedical Engineering. My experience includes intelligent algorithm development (including extensive signal processing and machine learning theory and implementation) and software development (developing digital health solutions). I have rich experience of collaborating with health care professionals allowing me to develop unique perspectives in applying engineering techniques to solve problems in healthcare (from conception to translation into clinical practice). 


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DPhil (PhD) Biomedical Signal Processing and Machine Learning, University of Oxford, UK

MSc Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, UK

BEng Electronics Engineering, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


What's your area of expertise?

Signal Processing: time-series analysis, time and frequency-domain analysis, filtering

Machine Learning: Supervised Learning (Classification, Regression), Unsupervised Learning (Clustering), Dimentionality Reduction (e.g. PCA), Data Exploration and Visualisation (e.g. Neuroscale visuallisation using neural networks), Model Selection, Preprocessing

Tools: MATLAB, R, Scikit Learn (Python)

How could this be applied to the outside world?

Any company/research group that has lots of data and they want to make use of that to build intelligent algorithms to help in their business or research. I can also undertake training workshops to train staff in Data Science.

Who would be interested in you? 

I am open to all sorts of industries who has data and are keen to make use of data to achieve an objective. My personal research experience has mostly been in healthcare but I have undertaken some projects which are in different domains.