Ghita Mezzour

Visiting Research Scientist
2115 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-0368
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University (Electrical and Computer Engineering and Societal Computing)

Ghita Mezzour is a visiting research scientist in UMIACS and an assistant professor of computer science and logistics at the International University of Rabat in Morocco.

In her research, Mezzour uses data science techniques to address problems with strong societal impact. She has used this approach to study cybersecurity and youth employability. More specifically, she examines the effects of global social and technological factors on cyber attacks worldwide. Mezzour also studies the needs of the job market and the relationships between employment stakeholders in Morocco. Her research in funded by NATO and USAID.

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

Mezzour received her doctorate in electrical and computer engineering and societal computing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015.


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