Amine Bensaid

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Amine Bensaid
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Born1968
Fes, Morocco
NationalityMorocco
OccupationComputer scientist
Academic
Known forPresident of Al Akhawayn University
Academic background
EducationBS in information systems in 1990
MS in computer engineering in 1992
PhD in computer science and engineering in 1994
Alma materUniversity of South Florida
ThesisImproved fuzzy clustering for pattern recognition with applications to image segmentation (1994)
Academic work
DisciplineComputer science
Sub-disciplinePattern recognition, Data mining
InstitutionsAl Akhawayn University

Amine Bensaid (Fes, 1968) is a Moroccan computer scientist and academic, president of Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.[1] His areas of specialization have included pattern recognition, machine learning, image processing, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks and, and their applications to magnetic resonance imaging, data mining, web mining, and Arabic IT,[2] fields in which he is author of influential publications.[3][4] He was also president of Université Mundiapolis in Casablanca between 2011 and 2019.[5] Since 2017, he has also been chairman of the board of the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange MACECE, which administers the Fulbright Program in Morocco.[6][7]

Early life and education

Bensaid was born in Fes, Morocco in 1968, and graduated high school in this city in 1986.[8] He studied at the University of South Florida between 1988 and 1994,[9], from which he received a BS in information systems in 1990, an MS in computer engineering in 1992, and a PhD in computer science and engineering in 1994.[10] He also became a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honour Society|Golden Key, and Tau Beta Pi honor societies.[11]

Academic career

Bensaid started his academic career at Al Akhawayn University in 1994, where he became head of the department of computer science in 1998, dean of the school of science and engineering in 2001, and vice-president for academic affairs and research in 2007.[12] In 1999 he was also a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University.[13][14][15] He was also president of Université Mundiapolis in Casablanca between 2011 and 2019, and a member of the academic council of Honoris United Universities, a private pan-African higher education network.[16] In 2017, Bensaid was appointed chairman of the board of the The Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE), succeeding Hassan Mekouar, former rector of Mohammed the First University in Oujda.[17] In November 2019 he was appointed by the King of Morocco president of Al Akhawayn University, thus succeeding Driss Ouaouicha, who had been appointed minister-delegate for higher education and scientific research.[18]

Selected publications

  • Bensaid, A., Hall, L.O., Bezdek, J.C., Clarke, L.P., Silbiger, M.L., Arrington, J.A., & Murtagh, F.R. (1996). Validity-guided (re)clustering with applications to image segmentation. IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Systems, 4, 112-123.
  • Kourdi, M.E., Bensaid, A., & Rachidi, T. (2004). Automatic Arabic Document Categorization Based On The Naive Bayes Algorithm. Semitic '04 Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages, 51-58.
  • Bensaid, A., Hall, L.O., Bezdek, J.C., & Clarke, L.P. (1996). Pattern Recognition, 29, 859-871.
  • Hall, L.O., Bensaid, A., Clarke, L.P., Velthuizen, R.P., Silbiger, M.L., & Bezdek, J.C. (1992).

Other roles and contributions

Bensaid has also been an advisor to MAScIR, a national initiative led by the ministry of industry, trade and new technologies, to develop a market-oriented scientific and technological research platform in Morocco, president of the Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association (MFAA), and chairman of the scientific and educational council and later vice-president of Anwaar, a non-profit association that supports the education of brilliant Moroccan students in science and technology.[19][20]

External Links

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about Amine Bensaid

References

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  2. "Amine M Bensaid". Al Akhawayn University. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
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  6. "Amine Bensaid nouveau président de la MACECE". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  7. "Amine Bensaïd, président de l'Université Mundiapolis, réélu à la tête du MACECE". H24info. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  8. Aswab, Mohamed (14 November 2019). "Educatis: Amine Bensaid, Nouveau Président d'Al-Akhawayn". MAP Newsletters. Agence Marocaine de Presse. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
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  10. "Amine's Education". Amine M. Bensaid - Al Akhawayn University. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
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  14. "Amine Bensaid". LinkedIn. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  15. "Fulbright Scholars Directory" (PDF). University of Arkansas Libraries. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  16. "New academic council for Honoris". Bizcommunity. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  17. "MACECE : Amine Bensaid à la direction". Les inspirations ÉCO. Horizon Press Group. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  18. "Qui est Amine Bensaid, le nouveau président de l'AUI ?". Maroc Diplomatique. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  19. "TEDxAUI Casablanca, Morocco". TED. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  20. "Conseil d'administration". Association Anwaar. Retrieved 25 December 2019.