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Middlesex InsightsX Lab: Applied Data Analytics

InsightsX Lab

The Insights Lab is the Data Science hub to connect the analytics community and academic fraternity with organizations willing to derive insights from their data. The lab enables academic researchers and the data science community in the UAE to help companies understand how to better monetize their data through the development and application of new predictive models and analytical approaches. The strategic partner for this initiative is Beinex ( and they bring in the analytical transformation expertise for the lab and its events.

The InsightsLab acts as a data translator to convert the business requirements from various firms in the UAE to data science questions that could be cracked by the crowdsourcing model (analytics community). It also provides expert analytics consulting, corporate training in data science, and knowledge sharing sessions.

The following are the key offerings of the InsightsLab: Datathons (Data Hackathons), Use Case Nights (Experts in action), Training/Consulting (Lab experts providing services), and Data Science Meetups.

Where can you contribute?

Membership: If you wish to become a member of this lab and community, please check “Become a Member” tab for registration- Its free, and it always will be. Also like our facebook page for details on workshops, events and datathons:

Corporate Data Partner: If you are an organization willing to bring in a data-set for our community to crack and derive insights, please contact Dr Krishnadas Nanath ( for becoming a corporate data partner.

Data Science Expert: If you wish to contribute as a Data Science expert for conducting guest sessions or workshops as part of the lab, please send an email to

For any other way of collaboration and contribution, please contact

Dr Krishnadas Nanath
Head and Founder - Middlesex Insights Lab &
Mob: +971 554360019

The Lab is supported by the Centre for Innovation in Human Experience along with Robotech Lab and Immersive VR Lab.



Upcoming Events

Middlesex University Dubai integrates with various organisations and organises multiple events on campus for both our students and for corporates.

Past Events

Strategic Partnership with Beinex

November 2019

MDX Dubai's Insights Lab enters into Strategic Partnership with Beinex

Beinex funded the Insights Lab for bringing in datasets from various organizations and organizing hackathons.

Tableau Hands-on Workshop

November 2019


The members of the Insights Lab, MBA Analytics students, MSc Data Science students and MA HRM students attended a Tableau hands-on workshop organized by the Insights Lab.

Middlesex Insights Lab welcomes Dr Amit Garg (world record holder in Maths) for Guest Session Series

January 2020


MDX Insights Lab welcomed Dr. Amit Garg, a world record holder in Mathematics to talk about problem-solving, Data Science and Optimization at Middlesex University Dubai.


Insights Lab Workshop on – Data Visualization in R by Prof. Zheng Zhu


Insights Lab organized a workshop (complete hands-on) on “Data Visualziation in R” delivered by Prof. Zheng Zhu.

Insights Lab Certification Course- Analytics in Finance

January 2020


Insights Lab offered a certification course- Data Analyics in Finance. This course was facilitated and designed by Dr. Supriya Kaitheri

Team Amazon @ MDX – Amazon Web Services Workshop

February 2020


Insights Lab organized a workshop on Amazon Web Services and Team Amazon (Ahmed Raafat , Senior Architect: AWS) did this workshop for 80+ members of the Insights Lab.

Insight Lab Webinar Series:  Insights Hour Episode 1  

20 May 2020  

 Insights Hours

Insights Lab organized its first webinar series with Mr. Dinesh Varma giving a talk on Data-driven decision strategy 


Insight Lab Webinar Series:  Insights Hour Episode 2  

14 June 2020

 Insights Hours 2

Mr. Ahmed Raafat from Amazon explored fraud detection in the second episode of Insights Hour.

Insight Lab Food Safety Hackathon

August – October 2020

Insights Lab organized a global virtual hackathon on Food safety sponsored by Beinex and Rubics Smart Solutions. A total of 170 teams participated worldwide.


Corporate Training Program Emirates NBD

EnbdDr Krishnadas Nanath organized digital transformation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) training program for ENBD future managers. This was part of the Tanfeeth initiative by Emirates NBD to train their future managers on analytics and data driven decisions.

Consulting Project for Majid Al Futtaim: 3 months

Al FuttaimMiddlesex Insights Lab is currently engaged with Majid Al Futtaim for a consulting project with the School of Analytics. Dr. Krishnadas Nanath (head of Insights Lab) is the lead consultant for this project.

Corporate Training for Petroleum Development Oman - Oct 2019

Petroleum Development  OmanDr Krishnadas Nanath executed a corporate training program on Data Science for Petroleum Development Oman as part of their analytical transformation journey. This training was offered in PDO, Muscat in October 2019.

Corporate Training Program for First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FABInsights Lab faculty team (Dr Krishnadas Nanath and Mohammed Osman) developing a 3 day data science program for FAB in November 2019. The main aim of this program was to scale up the analytics using Big Data and automation.

Corporate Training Program ADNOC – Data Science

Adnoc Dr Krishnadas Nanath organized a one day data science (Oil and Gas Sector) workshop for ADNOC in the Abu Dhabi Headquarters.

Advanced Training of Trainers for MEKONG Institute 

Mekong InstituteDr. Sreejith Balasubramanian has co-designed and delivered a 3-week training program for MEKONG Institute, an intergovernmental organization run by six governments in the Greater Mekong Sub-region 

BridgestoneBridgestone's Supply Chain Network Redesign Project 

Dr. Sreejith Balasubramanian along with his students had undertaken a 4-month consulting project to help support Bridgestone's Global Supply Chain Network Redesign Project. 


As part of Insights Lab, we wish to contribute meaningful content that can be helpful for Data Science community. If you wish to contribute a blog, an article, or a dataset that we can include in our publications ahead, please write to

P1: 25 Amazing Open Datasets in the UAE

Find your way through the best and handpicked datasets in the United Arab Emirates Context. Each dataset comes with a description, attributes, landing page, data science questions and other assocaoted information.



The lab is supported by a network of partners and industry experts on the Advisory Board panel. Our strategic partner for this initiative is Beinex and they bring in the analytical transformation experience to the lab.

Strategic Partner: Middlesex Insightsx Lab


About Beinex: “At Beinex, we help organizations transform the way they work with data. We are a premier analytics and digital transformation organization enrooted with ideas and innovation. Our broad range of Analytics modernization and training services will empower organizations to forge an intelligent and agile enterprise by making data a competitive advantage. Our team works with organizations to bring intelligence that drives value for their business through AI, ML and RPA.”

Advisory Board

Indumon Das

Founder,Managing Director @ Beinex, Tableau Gold Partner, Alteryx


Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: Strategic Partner Head and Analytics Expert.

Indumon Das

Pavel Nesterov

Principal Data Scientist at Reaktor

Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: Kaggle Master, Deep Learning and Computer Vision Expert; Community Head

Pavel Nesterov

Hanadi El Sayyed

Founder at &humans Consulting

Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: HR Analytics and Research

Hanadi El Sayyed

Wissam Kadi

Global Director, SAP Next-Gen Labs

Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: Sustainability Champion and data for good.

Wissam Kadi

Anup Namboodiri

Senior Client Advisor - UAE Government Sector, SAS

Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: Analytics in Govt. Sector and Data Science using SAS. 

Anup Namboodiri

Abboud George Ghanem

RVP, Middle East & Africa at Alteryx

Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: Emerging tools in Analytics. 

Abboud George Ghanem

Ahmed M.Raafat

Senior Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: Analytics and ML in Cloud  

Ahmed M.Raafat

Craig Steward

Managing Director: MEA
Corinium Global Intelligence


Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: Data Analytics Community Builder   

Craig Steward

Dr Amit Garg

Founder & Chief Scientist at ORMAE with Guinness World Record in Mathematics

Areas of Expertise for Insights Lab: Statistical and Mathematical Insights, Problem Solving

Amit Garg

Head of Insightsx Lab

Dr Krishnadas Nanath

Head & Founder – InsightsX Lab
Associate Professor
Computer Engineering and Informatics
Middlesex University Dubai



Faculty Committee Members

Sreejith Balasubramanian

Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian

Senior Lecturer & Chair Research Committee
Middlesex University Dubai

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Supriya Kunnath Kaitheri

Dr Supriya KK

Senior Lecturer, Data Analytics
Middlesex University Dubai 

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Mohammad Osman

Data Scientist  and Adjunct Faculty
Middlesex University Dubai

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Atif Ahmad

Data Scientist and Adjunct Faculty
Middlesex University Dubai

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Student Committee Members


Kesavan Raj

Technical Expert-Insights Lab
Middlesex University Dubai 

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Neil Das

Analytics Research Expert -Insights Lab
Middlesex University Dubai

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Maria Gonzalez Martinez

Social Media & Community-events Expert.-Insights Lab
Middlesex University Dubai

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Shweta Chopra

Shweta Chopra

Business and Community-outreach Expert.-Insights Lab
Middlesex University Dubai

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Industry Data Hub & Datathons

The InsightsX  Lab converts the business requirements from corporate partners into a data hub and releases it to the Data Science community via research proposals and datathons (challenges).

Use Case Nights

Data Science practitioners in the UAE are invited to share their success stories of use-case implementation as part of the knowledge sharing session in analytics.

Corporate Training and Consulting

The InsightsX  Lab has an expert team of eminent Data Science professors and consultants responsible for developing and conducting corporate training programmes. Typical areas include: Data Science, AI/ML, Analytical Transformation, Visualisation, and others.

UAE Data Science Meetups

The InsightsX  Lab aims to create an ongoing process for the overall development of Data Science culture in the region. Regular meetups (open and non-commercial) would help to achieve this objective. 


Become a Member

The Middlesex Insightsx  Lab offers annual membership to anyone in UAE who is interested in Data Science and analytics. This membership is open to students, professionals, researchers and faculties who love to play with data and contribute to this beautiful world of Data Analytics. The membership will be valid for one year after the approval from MDX Insightsx  Lab. Your association with the lab is free and will always be free. Here are the benefits if you sign-up as a member of the Middlesex Insightsx  Lab:

  • The membership is free and will remain free after renewal every year
  • The membership is open for all university students, working professionals, researchers and faculties in UAE who wish to contribute to the Data Science community.
  • Get first updates on Datathons (data hackathons) organized by companies who wish to derive insights from their data.
  • Get invitations for free workshops and tutorials in Data Analytics.
  • Get access to free certification courses from our industry partners.
  • Free access to tools that could help you crack datathons as part of the Insights Lab.

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