Biography: Tahar Kechadi is a Professor of Computer Science and informatics at the University College Dublin, Ireland. He was awarded PhD and Masters degree - in Computer Science from University of Lille 1, France. He was appointed as lecturer at the Computer Science Department of Lille University. Subsequently he worked as a post-doctoral researcher under TMR program at UCD. He joined UCD in 1999 as a permanent staff member of the School of Computer Science & Informatics (CSI). He is currently Professor of Computer Science at CSI, UCD. His research interests span the areas of Data Mining, distributed data mining heterogeneous distributed systems, Grid and Cloud Computing, and digital forensics and cyber-crime investigations. Prof Kechadi has published over 210 research articles in refereed journals and conferences. He serves on the scientific committees for a number of international conferences and he organised and hosted some of the leading conferences in his area. He is currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Future Generation of Computer Systems and of IST Transactions of Applied Mathematics-Modelling and Simulation. He is a member of the communication of the ACM journal and IEEE computer society. He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker in international conferences or to give a seminar series in some Universities worldwide.
Prof M-Tahar Kechadi has been involved in international collaborations, in particular with researchers at the Universities of Tennessee, Purdue, Lille and Artois (France) and CERN. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Artois - Bethune since 2002. Recently he has a strong collaboration with the most important Chinese Universities, such as Fudan University in Shanghai, and Fuzhou University. Since joining UCD, Prof Kechadi has built up a research group, Parallel Computational Research Group (PCRG) and currently he supervises 13 PhD students and 4 pot-doctoral fellows. He has supervised to completion 15 MSc by research and 13 PhD students. All these students are either holding lecturer positions in the academia or key positions (project leaders) in the companies that are currently working.