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Khalid Sarwar Warraich

Khalid Sarwar WarraichKhalid Sarwar Warraich is the Chief Information Officer for the Qatar campus of Carnegie Mellon University. The Qatar campus’ Computing Services department provides the computing, communications and educational technology services and infrastructure to support the branch campus’ mission.

Before joining Carnegie Mellon, Khalid served as the Chief Information Officer for Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) for almost 7 years. Under Khalid’s leadership, the TAMUQ IT department spearheaded the move to its own campus, established the IT support for various engineering labs and expanded the business computing services. The research computing group was also established during this time and high performance computing and scientific visualization services made available to the campus to support the teaching and research missions. Khalid has also worked with colleagues and institutions around Education City in Doha, Qatar to establish the Technology in Higher Education Conference, a forum for educators and IT professionals to work to improve teaching and learning through the use of technology.

From 2001 to 2006, Khalid served as faculty member in Computer Science in various universities (NUST, NUCES, and GIFT) in Pakistan. From 1995 to 2001, Khalid served in the Supercomputing Facility at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where he left as the Associate Director.

Khalid holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Nuclear Engineering and MS degree in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Khalid's professional interests are in high performance computing, computer architecture, operating systems, mobile computing, and instructional technologies.