I'm Dr Saad Attieh

Founder, AI Researcher and Software Developer

I work in the field of Constraint Programming, Optimisation and Operations Research. Having recently completed a PhD in Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence, at the University of St Andrews, I am now focused on bringing the benefits of Constraint Optimisation and AI into industry, (FIELDER, ASOMAS).

To date, my research has focused on improving the performance and scalability of general purpose local search constraint solvers, so that they may be used to solve larger real world problems.

I am the developer and maintainer of the constraint local search solver ATHANOR



Fielder Work Limited
Fielder Work Limited


AI-powered staffing agency

Asomas Tech Limited
Asomas Tech Limited


Building constraint optimisation APIs

Nomu Ventures
Nomu Ventures

Chairman and chief AI officer

Building tech-enabled ventures that have the potential to scale in the MENA region and abroad


Constraint Modeling





my experiences

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educational HISTORY

2016 – 2021

University Of St Andrews

PhD in Constraint Programming, Artificial Intelligence.

Automatically exploiting high-level problem structure in local-search

2012 – 2016

University Of St Andrews

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Degree classification: 1:1 .

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July 2015

Summer intern, Global Technology Infrastructure

News Clippings

Blind Lifter Saad Inspires UP Trainers with Immense Strength Gains
posted 14 Dec 2016

Everyone who comes to Ultimate Performance has their own struggles to overcome as they work to revolutionise their...

Principal recognises outstanding achievements
posted 22 Jun 2016

In addition to crossing the stage of the Younger Hall to accept their degree certificates, two extraordinary students...

Saad Attieh's musical vision
posted 27 Sep 2009

A pupil from the Royal Blind School will perform his own piano composition at the Scottish Royal Variety...