Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed is professor and chair at the Department of Computer Science and director of the Ubicomp Research Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University in 2003 under the direction of Stephen S. Yau. Ahamed has a strong performance record in research, with a career record of over $1 million in external research funding. His current projects cover a number of state-of-the-art advances in medical computing and mobile computing.
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. Ahamed has worked with a number of engineers, nurses and physicians on 20 healthcare grants over the past 13 years. Projects included work with cell phones, sensors, tablets, web applications and HIPAA-compliant cloud servers. His experience extends to working with patient populations in American Indian and Hispanic communities.