Fadhil Abubaker

Hi there! I’m a CS MMath student at the University of Waterloo and a member of the Data Systems Group. My primary research interests are in database system internals; I am particularly interested in adapting existing database architectures to modern hardware.

Previously, I used to be a Software Engineer at QCRI, working on large-scale data infrastructure problems. I was primarily involved in scaling Rayyan, an online research platform developed at QCRI and used by researchers around the world. Rayyan was eventually commercialized into an independent startup and now has 350,000+ users.

I graduated from CMU-Qatar in 2018 with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a minor in Math.
There, I was involved in computational biology research, working with Ihab Younis to build tools and pipelines for RNA-Seq analysis.


Tasrif: Processing Wearable Data in Python
Abdulaziz Al Homaid, Syed Hashim, Fadhil Abubaker, Ummar Abbas, Faisal Farooq, Joao Palotti
IEEE PerCom Workshop 2022
paper / code

PDX1-/NKX6.1+ Progenitors Derived from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells as a Novel Source of Insulin-Secreting Cells
Bushra Memon, Ihab Younis, Fadhil Abubaker, Essam M. Abdelalim
Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews 2021

Keratinocytes Derived from Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Recapitulate the Genetic Signature of Psoriasis Disease
Gowher Ali, Ahmed K. Elsayed, Manjula Nandakumar, Mohammed Bashir, Ihab Younis, Yasmin Abu Aqel, Bushra Memon, Ramzi Temanni, Fadhil Abubaker, Shahrad Taheri, and Essam M. Abdelalim
Stem Cells and Development 2020