Rahul Sharma (Ph.D.) is a Machine Learning and Big Data Scientist at Tecmic Lisbon, Portugal, and working on a European Union’s research project named “Persistent Runway Management” for foreign object detection on runways. At Tecmic, He is also responsible for the development and deployment of Machine Learning and Big-Data Ecosystem for the smart city and smart transportation projects of the company. He is also a machine learning research collaborator at CISUC, University of Coimbra, Portugal. He has more than 12 years of experience in computing science, including, 6+ years of experience in ML and AI on European Union’s and Portuguese R&D Projects. His area of interest is AI & ML Applications in optimization, Smart Cities, and Social sectors.