Mourad Ouzzani is the Research Director of the Research Engineering Group whose mission is to productize QCRI's research. The group has produced several products some of which have been commercialized through different channels. These include SIHA, a system for integrated health analytics, QARTA, an AI-enabled map engine, Zaman, a smart bilingual news app for the Arab world, SAQR a social media analytics platform with a focus on Arabic, Fehris, a powerful personal content management system, and NxPalin, a system for explainable, transparent, and Fair AI.
Mourad conducts research in data management and analytics with a focus on data integration, data cleaning, and more recently data-centric AI. Mourad has played a key role in establishing the data analytics group (now QCAI) within QCRI. He was the project lead of Rayyan, the leading systematic reviews web and mobile app, which is being used by more than 250K users worldwide. Rayyan has since graduated from QCRI to a startup, Rayyan Systems Inc. Mourad’s research 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, and other funding agencies.
Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU2022 - Present
Qatar Computing Research Institute2015 - 2022
Qatar Computing Research Institute2011 - 2015
Cyber Center, Purdue University2010 - 2011
Cyber Center, Purdue University2006 - 2010
Virginia Tech; Virginia, USA2004
USTHB, Algiers, Algeria1995
USTHB, Algiers, Algeria1991
Nan Tang, Ju Fan, Fangyi Li, Jianhong Tu, Xiaoyong Du, Guoliang Li, Samuel Madden, Mourad Ouzzani: RPT: Relational Pre-trained Transformer Is Almost All You Need towards Democratizing Data Preparation. Proc. VLDB Endow. 14(8): 1254-1261 (2021).
Saravanan Thirumuruganathan, Han Li, Nan Tang, Mourad Ouzzani, Yash Govind, Derek Paulsen, Glenn Fung, AnHai Doan: Deep Learning for Blocking in Entity Matching: A Design Space Exploration. Proc. VLDB Endow. 14(11): 2459-2472 (2021).
El Kindi Rezig, Mourad Ouzzani,Walid G. Aref, Ahmed K. Elmagarmid, Ahmed R. Mahmood, Michael Stonebraker: Horizon: Scalable Dependency-driven Data Cleaning. Proc. VLDB Endow. 14(11): 2546-2554 (2021).