Bijan Raahemi received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1997. He received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, in 1991 and 1988, respectively.

His current research interests include Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Big Data Analytics with their applications in Engineering, Business and Healthcare; Information Systems and Technologies; and Data Communications Networks and Services.

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa in 2005, Dr. Raahemi held several research positions in Telecommunications industry focusing on computer networks architectures and services, simulation and performance analysis of data networks, and dynamics of the Internet traffic.

Dr. Raahemi has established the Knowledge Discovery and Data mining (KDD) Research Lab at the University of Ottawa, supported by Canada Foundation for Innovation, hosting graduate students and researchers from multidisciplinary areas of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and E-Business Technologies. The research programs in the KDD lab focus on two main areas of

(a) novel techniques of data mining and machine learning with their emerging applications in engineering, business, and healthcare; and

(b) Information systems and technologies, data communications networks and services.

Dr. Raahemi's work has appeared in more than 70 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He also holds 8 patents in data communications. He is the Principal Investigator on 2 NSERC Discovery, 4 MITACS, 2 NSERC-Engage, and one CFI/ORF grants, and a Co-Investigator on one NSERC-CRD grant.

Dr. Raahemi is a registered member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), a senior Member of  the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is also a member of Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Electrical and Computer Engineering (OCIECE), and Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science (OCICS).