As the inaugural data scientist for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Saad has been entrusted with the ambitious task of establishing a data science capacity in the Ministry. The vision of this capacity is to inform policy and decision making in the Ministry, improve patient outcomes, and advance health system performance in Ontario through smarter processes, smarter use of resources, and smarter healthcare. His current focus is on anomaly detection. Saad is also an instructor for the Data Science certificate program at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. He has also worked at Statistics Canada as a survey methodologist, playing a key role in the development of the Services Producer Price Index.