Mak Ahmad


Ph.D., Computer Science, UC Davis, In Progress
Master of Science (M.S.), Computer Science, Sonoma State University, 2017
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer and Electrical Engineering, UC Davis, 2004

Research Expertise
Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction

Areas of Expertise
Technology Management

Mak Ahmad has 20+ experience in the tech industry working as a software engineer and product manager for Instagram, Salesforce and Google. Among many products, he worked on Instagram Reels, Google partner platform, Istio and also co-founded

Ahmad is currently working on his Ph.D. in computer science at UC Davis with a focus area of visualization. He holds an M.S. in computer science from Sonoma State University and has a B.S. in computer engineering and electrical engineering from UC Davis. He has more than a decade of experience teaching Taekwondo at UC Davis and is fluent in Swedish and Farsi.

Ahmad will be teaching Introduction to Data Visualization, and Implementing Machine Learning on the Cloud courses in the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. He will also be teaching Machine Learning with Python in the MBA program.