Saeid Abolfazli

Saeid Abolfazli is a leader, big data and machine learning scientist, instructor, author, editor, and speaker with more than 13 years of experience in leadership and data science. Saeid holds Bachelor of Software Engineering, Master of Information Systems, and PhD in Computer Science.

Saeid is currently a team lead at TELUS where he leads a group of empowered talents that innovatively solve business problems using data science techniques and big data technologies to enrich Canadian telecommunication experience. Eager to build and promote analytics and machine learning strategies, he is an advocate for data-driven decision making. Saeid has strong interest in people and has received multiple leadership awards at TELUS; His ability to explain complex technical topics to non-technical audience enables him to win trust, influence people, and translate their objectives into data science projects.

Dr. Saeid is also a big data and machine learning instructor at UoT where his engaging and creative teaching style has been inspiring. Please reach out Saeid via email at