New Colleague: Computer Scientist Abdul Shahid joins Polifonia NUI Galway team

Dr Shahid takes on important tasks in data extraction and in the conceptualisation of tools for Polifonia users

portrait of Computer Scientist Abdul Shahid
6 October 2021

Abdul Shahid is a new member of the Polifonia project since August 2021. He joined the team as a Postdoc researcher in the Data Science Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. Abdul earned his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad. His research focuses on information systems, machine learning, frequent pattern mining, and digital libraries. In this field, he has published several good-quality papers in different international conferences and journals. In Polifonia, Dr Abdul Shahid’s role mainly focuses on mining musical patterns. He analyses large music repositories to identify musical patterns, their relationships to get interesting and implicit information. Further, he plays a significant role in the conceptualisation of the tools and approaches that will be helpful for many Polifonia users such as music historians, music producers, musicologists, music theorists, etc.

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