Rafid Mahmood

I am a Postgraduate Researcher with NVIDIA AI. I recently completed my PhD at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, before which I completed my MASc and BASc at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, all at the University of Toronto.

My research interests span deep learning, data-driven optimization, and information theory. I have worked on personalized healthcare, portfolio optimization, and real-time error correction codes. Outside of research, I have also worked on sports analytics and quantitative finance applications.

I am also an avid traveller. In 2017, I completed a personal milestone of traveling to every continent (not including Antarctica). My current wish list of future destinations include Azerbaijan and South Africa.


Aug 24, 2020 I am starting a one-year residency at the NVIDIA Toronto AI Lab!
Aug 5, 2020 I successfully defended my PhD!