Mourad Ouzzani | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Mourad Ouzzani

Dr. Mourad Ouzzani (PhD)

Principal Scientist
Qatar Computing Research Institute

  • Phone44 541 433
  • Office location1126, 1st, B


Mourad Ouzzani is a Principal Scientist with the Qatar Computing Research Institute at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation. Before joining QCRI, he was a research associate professor at Purdue University. Since joining in 2011, Mourad has played a key role in establishing the data analytics group within QCRI. Mourad'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 30k users worldwide. His work has led to numerous publications in top tier venues including PVLDB, TKDE, SIGMOD, and ICDE. Mourad has been PI or CoPI in more than 15 grant proposals funded by NSF, NIH, DHS, as well as other funding agencies. Mourad received two Seeds of Success Awards from Purdue University. He hold a PhD from Virginia Tech, and a BSc and MSc from USTHB, Algiers, all in computer science.

Research Interests

  • Database system
  • Data Integration
  • Data Cleaning


Principal Scientist

Qatar Computing Research Institute

June 2015 - Present
  • Senior Scientist

    Qatar Computing Research Institute

    May 2011 - May 2015
  • Research Associate Professor

    Cyber Center, Purdue University

    July 2010 - May 2011
  • Research Assistant Professor

    Cyber Center, Purdue University

    March 2006 - June 2010
  • Visiting Assistant Professor

    Computer Science, Purdue University

    June 2004 - March 2006


Ph.D. in Computer Science

Virginia Tech; Virginia, USA

  • M.S. in Computer Science

    USTHB, Algiers, Algeria

  • B.S. in Computer Science (summa cum laude)

    USTHB, Algiers, Algeria


Selected Publications

  • Mohammad Mahdavi, Ziawasch Abedjan, Raul Castro Fernandez, Samuel Madden, Mourad Ouzzani, Michael Stonebraker, Nan Tang; Raha

    A Configuration-Free Error Detection System; Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data

  • M Ebraheem, S Thirumuruganathan, S Joty, M Ouzzani, N Tang

    Distributed representations of tuples for entity resolution; Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment 11 (11), 1454-1467

  • Abdulhakim A Qahtan, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Raul Castro Fernandez, Mourad Ouzzani, Nan Tang; FAHES

    A Robust Disguised Missing Values Detector; Proceedings of the 24th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining

  • Dong Deng, Raul Castro Fernandez, Ziawasch Abedjan, Sibo Wang, Michael Stonebraker, Ahmed K Elmagarmid, Ihab F Ilyas, Samuel Madden, Mourad Ouzzani, Nan Tang

    The Data Civilizer System; Proceedings of the 7th biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research

  • M Ouzzani, H Hammady, Z Fedorowicz, A Elmagarmid

    Rayyan—a web and mobile app for systematic reviews; Systematic reviews 5 (1), 210

  • Michele Dallachiesa, Amr Ebaid, Ahmed Eldawy, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Ihab F Ilyas, Mourad Ouzzani, Nan Tang; NADEEF

    a commodity data cleaning system; Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data