Holds three degrees in Computer Science which includes a PhD from the University of Huddersfield specialising in High-Performance Computing and Data Analytics. He then did his Post Doctorate with the Institute of Advanced Research Computing, followed by a Fellowship with the Department of Computing Science at Durham University. Since 2009 he has delivered projects, technology solutions, and publications in the fields of Large-Scale Computation (HPC and Cloud), Modelling and Simulation (statistical methods, AI/deep learning, and agent-based), Big Data (infrastructure and processing), and Data Analytics (geospatial, numerical, network/graph, econometrics). His published works include a contribution to the book “Software Applications for Big Data and Cloud” from ELSEVIER, and several papers to IEEE’s Big Data and ACM’s Knowledge Discovery and Data-Mining. Ibad is currently coordinating the Track and Know H2020 project ‘Big Data for Mobility Tracking Knowledge Extraction in Urban Areas’.