Dr. Hakim Hacid

Big Data Analytics: Opportunities, Applications, and Challenges


Bio: Dr. Hakim Hacid is a Senior Scientist in Computer Science. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean at Zayed University, UAE. He obtained his PhD from the university of Lyon (France) in 2007. Dr. Hacid has been a research Associate at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) before joining Bell Labs as a Senior Researcher in early 2009. Dr. Hacid has led teams as a research Group Leader and then as a Department Head (Senior Scientist) at famous international research lab, Bell Labs for almost five years. He joined Zain Telecom for one year in late 2013 where he set up the analytics department. Dr. Hacid's research interests include Data Analytics (Structured and unstructured), Big data, and Web information systems. During these years, Dr. Hacid has participated in building research projects and large collaborations, especially in Europe. He published more than 60 research articles in top journals and conferences as well as several industrial patents. Dr. Hacid is also very active in the international research community by organizing conferences, reviewing research work and research projects, being a keynote speaker, etc.