bouras_1Dr. Abdelaziz Bouras is Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department – College of Engineering of Qatar University (QU) and Manager of the Pre-Award Department of the Office of Research Support (Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies office). He joined QU in 2013 as Scientific Chair of ictQATAR (Supreme Council of Information & Communication Technology — currently Ministry of Transport and Communications).

He obtained his PhD and Research Habilitation in Computer Science from the University of Lyon (France) and has been recently conferred the Honoris-Causa PhD in Science (Chiangmai University) by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindorn of Thailand.

Before joining QU, he was full Professor (Exceptional Class) at University of Lyon, where he was successively Deputy Director of PRISMA and DISP “Information and Decision Systems” research laboratories and Director of the “Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Center” for university/industry collaboration. He enjoyed research stays in several institutions, such as NIST Maryland-USA and several universities in Asia.

Dr. Abdelaziz is currently the Chair of the IFIP WG5.1 Working Group on ICT Lifecycle management and contributes to several international programs, such as the NIST Cyber-Physical Systems framework. He leaded or participated in more than 12 international projects in Europe (ie. FP7: Smart Wearable Products,  Future Internet Technologies for Manufacturing industries, Sustainable e-Tourism…) and Qatar (ie. NPRP: Blockchains for Supply chains, Industry integrated education, Knowledge preservation and Smart Cities), and contributed to the creation of start-ups (Ginkyo in France, Digital Incubation Center in Qatar).

He has founded or co-founded several international conferences (IFIP PLM Internat. Conf., IEEE SKIMA Internat. Conf., CAD Internat. Conf….) and scientific journals (SSMSIJPLMJMPMIJPD,…) and consulted for governments, organisations and companies in Europe, America and Asia. He is member of IEEE, ASME, IFIP, EAI, Design Society, GDR-MACS, V-LAB, MICADO… and received several international awards and grants for his initiatives in the field of ICT and their applications.

Dr. Abdelaziz acts as expert for several research/education agencies (Canadian NSERC & FNRT, French ANR & AERES, Italian ANVUR, Greek Ministry of Education) and universities (in Thailand, Jordan, China, Morocco, KSA, etc). He finally was visiting Professor in Mexico, India, Thailand and USA.