Rami Qahwaji is a Professor of Visual Computing at the University of Bradford. He has been working with different industries in the fields of satellite/space imaging, remote sensing, digital health and imaging, Biometrics, AI and data visualisation developing intelligent systems in collaboration with NASA, ESA, NHS and different SMEs. Rami attracted millions of pounds in research funding from various UK and European funding agencies. He is the REF 2021 Unit of Assessment Coordinator for Computer Science and Informatics (B11) and member of the University Senate and also the University Council. He was the Academic Lead for the Healthcare Technology Unit at the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ). The DHEZ programme is a £13M partnership led by the University of Bradford and backed by investment from BT, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and the UK government. Rami was the Academic Director for the Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire (2015-2018). Rami is originally trained as an Electrical Engineer and had MSc in Control and Computer Engineering and PhD in AI and Visual Computing. He is the Leader of the Space Weather Research at the University of Bradford (https://spaceweather.bradford.ac.uk/). Rami is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Charted Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), IET technical assessor and sets on the IET’s Healthcare Sector Executive Committee.
Rami has over 140 refereed Journal and Conference publications and has been invited to deliver many keynote speeches at national and international conferences. He has supervised 32 completed PhD projects and is an external examiner for several UK and international universities. He is heavily involved in the organisation of international activities and public engagement events.