About Professor Imed Bouchrika

Professor Imed Bouchrika, PhD is the chief data scientist contributing to the foundation of the academic research portal Research.com where he is responsible for the categorization of academic entities into various academic disciplines using machine learning methods.

Imed Bouchrika


Imed Bouchrika received his Bsc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2004 and 2008 respectively. Since 2008, he has worked as a research fellow at the University of Southampton where his main duty was to devise a biometric solution for the Scovis project which is funded by the European commission under the 7th Framework. Professor Bouchrika has been collaborating on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community and industrial sector. His work on the use of gait for forensic cases in criminal investigation attracted the interest of law enforcement agencies from different countries including UK, Sweden and Australia. Using his expertise in gait analysis and biometrics, He has assisted various police departments in analysing surveillance footage of real crime scenes for identity matching.

Current Work

He is now a Professor of Computer Science at the National Higher School of Artificial Intelligence, Algeria. In addition to teaching and conducting research, he chairs the ICT unit at the University of Souk Ahras where he is responsible for drawing a strategy to improve the adoption of new technologies among the academic communities. His works within the ICT were published at academic journals with high impact scores and have been highly cited. These include proposeding an innovative gamified platform to increase the engagement level of students with learning systems. Further, He worked on assessing the usability of learning management systems.

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Founding Research.com

Professor Bouchrika has been actively involved in launching a number of start-up companies in the IT and academic sectors.

Motivated by the feedback and recommendations from leading scientists around the world, he founded Guide2Research which was globally featured as the number one academic portal for various rankings including leading scientists, conferences, journals and universities within the arena of computer science and electronics. The computer science portal was featured by various leading institutions and scientists on their bibliographies and eventually transformed into the Research.com platform.

Areas of research

His research areas include elearning, image processing, machine learning and bibliometrics. He has authored over 50 scholarly contributions which have been accepted for publication in well-respected journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions, International Conference on Biometrics (ICB) and International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR). He has successfully supervised a number of PhD students on various research projects including usability of elearning systems, human activity recognition and biometric systems.