Mourad Ouzzani | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Mourad Ouzzani

Dr. Mourad Ouzzani (PhD)

Research Director
Qatar Computing Research Institute

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


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.


Research Interests

  • Data Management
  • Data Integration
  • Data Cleaning
  • Data-Centric AI


Research Director

Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU

2022 - Present
  • Principal Scientist

    Qatar Computing Research Institute

    2015 - 2022
  • Senior Scientist

    Qatar Computing Research Institute

    2011 - 2015
  • Research Associate Professor

    Cyber Center, Purdue University

    2010 - 2011
  • Research Assistant Professor

    Cyber Center, Purdue University

    2006 - 2010


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