Dr Muhammad Adnan completed a Bachelor degree in Computer Science & IT from N.E.D. University of Engineering & Technology in 2005. Later, he received an M.Sc. in Software Engineering from Queen Mary, University of London in 2007. He joined University College London as a Data Science Researcher in 2007, before undertaking a part-time Ph.D. in GIScience (2008-2011). After completing the Ph.D., he was appointed as a Senior Research Associate by Consumer Data Research Center run by University College London. He left UCL in 2015 and joined Royal Dutch Shell PLC as a Data Scientist. Currently, he works for Marks and Spencer PLC, a major British retailer, as a Data Scientist and helps shape the big data analytics work within Marks and Spencer’s foods business.
Muhammad Adnan has research interests in Big Data Analytics, Information Visualisation, Visual Analytics and their applications to a variety of uses including demographics, socio-economic analysis, supply chain, and demand forecast etc. Many of his visualisations and research work outputs have been featured in a number of media outlets including the Guardian, the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail.