Mahdi Belcaid

  • Assistant ResearcherHawaii Institute of Marine Biology

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Dr. Belcaid received his M.Sc. in Computer Science the University of Quebec at Montreal and his Ph.D. in Computer Science UH Manoa. He is currently an Assistant Research Professor at UH Manoa with a joint appointment in Information & Computer Sciences and the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. Dr. Belcaid works principally on biological (genetic or otherwise) big data and probabilistic algorithms for modeling complex systems interactions. Dr. Belcaid is the Executive Director of the Hawaii Data Science Institute.


  • Data science education
  • Probabilistic Programming in genomics Big Data
  • Big Data approximation