Assistant Professor

Computer Science and Logistics

International University of Rabat

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Research interests: Cyber Security, Data Science, Social Network Analysis.


In my research, I use data science techniques to address problems with strong societal impact. I have used that approach to study cyber security and youth employability. More specifically, I examine effect of global social and technological factors on cyber attacks worldwide. I also analyze skill mismatch in Morocco.


I was selected as a Rising Star by MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in November 2015. I also served as a program chair of the 16th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems and I am currently an associate editor of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier).


I received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computation, Organizations and Society (now Societal Computing) from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2015. At CMU, I was part of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS), working with Kathleen Carley. I received a Master and a Bachelor in Communication Systems from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2008 and 2006 respectively.