To be part of something different than what I had been used to at Purdue University and contribute to the first computing research institution in the region.
Dr. Mourad Ouzzani is a Principal Scientist with the Qatar Computing Research Institute at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation. Before joining QCRI, Dr. Ouzzani was a Research Associate Professor at Purdue University. Since joining in 2011, Dr. Ouzzani has played a pivotal role in establishing the Data Analytics group within QCRI. Research by Dr. Ouzzani and his colleagues has led to QCRI to be considered one of the leading research groups in data cleaning and data quality.
Dr. Ouzzani's research interests lie in the fields of data management and analytics, with a focus on data integration and data cleaning. He is the project lead of Rayyan, the systematic reviews web and mobile app, that now serves more than 10,000 users worldwide. His work has led to numerous publications, most of which are in top tier venues including PVLDB, TKDE, SIGMOD, and ICDE.
Dr. Ouzzani has been PI or CoPI in more than 15 grant proposals funded by the NSF, NIH, DHS, as well as other agencies. He has received two Seeds of Success Awards from Purdue University. He holds a PhD from Virginia Tech, and a BSc and MSc from USTHB, Algiers, all in Computer Science.
Before joining QCRI, Dr. Ouzzani was a Research Associate Professor at Purdue University where he worked on different aspects of data management including data integration (schema matching, schema mapping, and record linkage), spatio temporal data management (constraints awareness, massively parallel, adaptiveness), database systems for scientific data (annotation, provenance, deployment on the cloud), and service-oriented computing (efficient querying and composition, access control, and service oriented large scale cyberinfrastructures).
He was the architect of several cyberinfrastructure platforms to support multidisciplinary research including a web-based system to manage experiments and analysis workflows in high throughput ionomics, a hub for enabling data sharing and collaboration around ionomics data, a plant science literature social network, visual data mining tools for network data in metabolomics, and a virtual community for global engineering.
Dr. Ouzzani has been PI or CoPI in more than 15 grant proposals funded by the US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, QNRF, US Department of Homeland Security, as well as other agencies. He received the Seeds of Success Award from Purdue University for being a CoPI in a $15M grant from the US Department of Homeland Security.
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