Author: Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani
Dr. Usmani is a Fulbright Scholar and Eisenhower Fellow. He holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology. As part of his Master’s thesis, he developed a simulation of supermarkets to observe and quantify the effects of herd behavior on impulse shopping by customers. His PhD work focused on simulation and modeling of blast waves in open and confined spaces. His work has been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, AOL News, Wired Magazine, NPR, MIT’s Technology Review, Florida Today, The Economist, Brown Journal of World Affairs, and the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation. He has authored dozens of research papers, articles, and several books. His research strengths include real-world simulation, programming human emergent behaviors, and modeling of catastrophic events. He is founder of Pakistan Body Count – the oldest running tally of suicide bombing and drone attacks in Pakistan. He was a Visiting Scholar at Brown University and an Industrial Professor at Coventry University. He has worked at Citi Bank New York, Discover Financial, State of Illinois, Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology in Maine, and Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, in Topi, Pakistan as an Assistant Professor and most recently as Chief of Research at Interactive Group in Islamabad. He divides his time between Cary, North Carolina and Islamabad, Pakistan.