It is said we are all unique. I’m a Christian from Pakistan. I was born and raised in Nigeria. I am conversant in English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Hausa, and American Sign Language. I’m currently in Canada as a doctoral student in one of the top 100 universities in the world. I have four sisters who graduated with me from the same university at the same time. I love listening to music, I enjoy making my own music, I love reading and writing poetry. I’m into cloud-watching and appreciate nature very much. My first understanding of God was as the Creator. I develop websites, I create software, I look for the social relevance of technology and believe in possibilities, not impossibilities. I am Hamman Samuel, I am unique.
I’m currently a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada under the supervision of Prof. Osmar R. Zaiane. My research work is in diverse areas such as Health/Medical Informatics, Machine Learning, Social Computing, Data Mining, Parallel/Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Web Development, and Computing Ethics. I’m also webmaster for the ACM SIGWEB Group as well as webmaster for the Student Legal Services, Edmonton, Canada.
I’m a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. I’m part of the ACM’s SIGWEB and SIGHIT Special Interest Groups. Also, I’m a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. I’m a student member of the Alberta Ingenuity Center for Machine Learning, an Alberta-based group with focus on health and advanced data analysis to change the way health information is used in Alberta. I am also on vWorker.com, an international marketplace connecting employers/entrepreneurs and virtual workers in numerous industries.
I’m always interested in expanding my horizons into Virtualization, Mobile Applications, and Open Data Exchange technologies.