Abrar Ahmed Agha is an Analytics Professional with 6+ years of experience in the corporate sector ranging from driving corporate strategy and change through analytics, developing balance scorecards to measure business performance through effective KPIs, and designing Data Models and Business Intelligence tools such as Dashboards to deliver effective insights for decision making. He has primarily worked in the FMCG and Retail sector and has also had international work experience mainly in the Middle East. He is currently managing Data Science Projects for international and local clients. Abrar is passionate about applied analytics for business and as a result has successfully completed various certifications in Data Science. Abrar is an avid reader and loves sharing knowledge. He is always looking forward to interacting with people who think constructively and are ambitious about working towards a bright future for Pakistan and for Data Science.
Abrar earned his BBA and MBA from IBA, Pakistan.
Usman Ali is teaching and analytics professional with a 10+ years of experience in teaching and 2+ years of experience in leading a data science team in various research & industry projects. He possesses a strong educational background in data science & machine learning. Usman is currently pursuing a PhD in Machine Learning from Institute of Business Administration Karachi. His research interest includes Autonomous Machine Learning and Big Data governance and analytics frameworks. He has also taught various courses at IBA including Introduction to Computer Applications, Introduction to Programming, and Object-Oriented Programming Techniques. Usman is passionate and enthusiastic in transforming the Data Science & Machine Learning knowledge and skills to solve industry specific problems. He believes in empowering the youth with the latest analytical skills.
Usman is PhD Scholar at IBA. He earned an MS in Computer Science from IBA , Masters in Information Technology from CIIT Abbottabad and a BS in Computer Science from University of Peshawar, Pakistan.
Sania Zafar Awan is a Machine Learning Engineer with 2+ years of industry experience working on various machine learning projects ranging from sales data analytics and predictive maintenance for pharmaceuticals to computer vision for surveillance. She is a self-motivated individual, who is the co-founder of Vector3 which works in Machine Learning, Automation, and Game Development. Currently she is heading the Data Analytics team at Vector3.
Her interest in Machine Learning started back when she was in her Bachelors of Engineering. She completed her final year project in Machine learning and since then has done various online certification to keep improving her skill. Sania is a passionate learner and is very enthusiastic about teaching machine learning. Her areas of interest include Machine learning, Big data Architectures, Streaming Data Analytics, Cloud Application Development, and Mobile Application Development.
Sania has earned her Bachelors of Engineering from NED University in Computers and Information Systems and is completing her Masters in Computer Science from Institute of Business Administration (IBA).
Ayman Rehan is an Analytics Professional with teaching & industry experience of working on various Machine Learning projects ranging from Sales Data Analytics and Inventory Forecasting for Pharmaceuticals to Facial Recognition for Attendance for Retail/Banking. She is a self-motivated individual, who is also working as the Teaching Assistant at FTIs Data Science Certification, facilitating the instructors with course content and conduct.
Her interest in Machine Learning started back when she was in her Bachelors of Engineering. She completed her final year project in Internet of Things, developing a Home Automation Security System implemented using Raspberry Pi and since then has completed her certifications in Cloud Computing, Python Programming, and JAVA.
Ayman has earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey and has completed various certifications in Machine Learning, Python Programming, JAVA.
Danyyal A Khalid has over 3 years of experience as a Business Intelligence Analyst in numerous different industries in Pakistan. From multiple BI tools, to business process consultancy, with several ERP systems, Danyyal has immense experience in delivering practical BI solutions solving critical business problems.
Danyyal is currently a Business Intelligence Analyst at ICI Pakistan, and had his Bachelor's in Computer Science from NUST, Islamabad.
Hear from our faculty members Abrar Ahmed Agha, Usman Ali, Sania Zafar Awan, and Ayman Rehan as they talk about their backgrounds, motivation to join FTI, and their experience, so far, in teaching and interacting with students at FTI.