Before joining Harvard in June 2017, Mahmood was a postdoctoral research associate at City College of New York (CCNY). He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from CCNY and his research focus was on computational multiphase fluid dynamics, liquid-vapor phase change, high performance parallel computing, and scientific programming.
Mahmood works with Harvard’s Research Computing team to build and maintain a computational infrastructure capable of supporting the Ölveczky lab’s research on neuroscience at the Center for Brain Science (CBS). He is also interested in developing new analytical methods for large-scale data analysis, and their efficient software implementation.
In his free time, Mahmood enjoys urban and nature photography.