Dr Zaki's research interests lie in the field of Big Data advanced modelling and its application on Digital Manufacturing and services. He uses an interdisciplinary approach to data science techniques to address a range of real organisations’ problems.

Dr Zaki is research manager and co-investigator in many UK research councils projects (EPSRC/ESRC) and industrial research projects sponsored by big organisations such as IBM, Cisco, BAE Systems, Caterpillar, Rolls Royce, Zoetis, Pearson, GEA Food Manufacturer.