Dr. Hamid Abdul Basit did his PhD from National University of Singapore in 2007 on the analysis and semi-automated detection of similarity patterns in software. He did his bachelors from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) in 2000. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Software Engineering Lab at NUS in 2006-2007 on the extraction of software design from software similarities. He developed a tool called Clone Miner for recovering higher-level similarity patterns in software using state-of-the-art string algorithms and data mining techniques. The results were presented at the top software engineering conferences.