Arfan Ghani is working as an Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at the American University of Ras al Khaimah, UAE. He gained academic qualifications and experience working in UK institutions including Ulster, Coventry, and Newcastle. His industrial research and development experience includes working at Intel Research, University of Cambridge and Vitesse Semiconductors Denmark. Arfan has over 18 years of applied research experience and has supervised PhDs to successful completion. He has published in leading journals and conferences and secured substantial collaborative funding from EPSRC, EU, Innovate UK, Royal Academy of Engineering, and German Aerospace Centre. He serves as an Associate Editor of Elsevier Neurocomputing, Guest Editor, Technical Programme Committee member for several IEEE/IET conferences and a keynote speaker. He has received several awards including the best paper and winner from the European Neural Network Society in 2007.
Arfan is a member of IET, Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK. His research expertise and aim is to develop technologies and direct research in the multi-disciplinary area of neuromorphic computing, reconfigurable hardware accelerators (FPGAs), smart IoT devices, and applied machine learning.