Professor Dr. Ali Jaoua,
Program Coordinator in Computer Science at Oryx Universal
College, Qatar, in partnership with Liverpool John Moore’s
University, UK
Title: Conceptual data science: foundation and recent
applications for natural language processing, Data Science
and Machine Learning.
Abstract: Formal concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematical and philosophical
foundation for data science, machine learning, natural language processing, and
several other applications. It was initiated with different names since the
beginning of the last century using either relational algebra, graph theory, or
linguistic analysis. (FCA) gives a general and deep structural representation of any
data context, as a lattice of formal concepts, where each concept is a maximal
association between a set of objects and a set of attributes. Through the lattice
structure of concepts, we may extract knowledge, mainly as associations
between objects or attributes. The utilization of the concept of the Galois
Connection offers a natural and rational mathematical way to derive inferences
and to make the right conclusions from initial facts with respect to any binary
context, therefore useful for machine learning and classification. A context is
defined as a triplet of Objects, Attributes, and a binary relation relating objects
to attributes. During this talk, I will present some foundations of formal concept
analysis and several applications for data reduction in general, multilingual text
summarization, machine learning, automatic information extraction from the
internet, search results in real-time structuring browsers, anomaly detection in
data, and software at runtime.
Biography: Prof. Ali Jaoua, Professor, and Program Coordinator in Computer
Science at Oryx Universal College, Qatar, in partnership with Liverpool John
Moore’s University, UK, since 2020. He obtained the degree of "Doctor Es-
Science" (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, from the University Paul Sabatier of
Toulouse (France), "Doctor Engineer" from Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, and
"Engineer in Computer Science" from ENSEEIHT of Toulouse (France). During the
last twenty years, he contributed to machine learning and conceptual data
science in general (i.e. Automatic Information Extraction from the internet,
Feature extraction, data reduction, Text Mining, Hidden Data Analysis,
Information Retrieval, Knowledge Engineering, Meta-Search Engine
development, Alerting System, Natural Language Processing, pattern generation
and recognition, Sentiments Analysis, and opinion mining). He coordinated the
Master of Science in Computing and Ph.D. programs in Computer Science and
Computer Engineering during the last 8 years. He supervised several Ph.D. theses
mostly on conceptual information engineering, software fault, tolerance, and
algorithmic in Tunisia, Canada, France, and Qatar. He published about 50
International Journal papers, presented about one hundred conferences, and
contributed to several books. He organized five international conferences in
computer science in Tunisia and the Gulf. He has been an invited
Professor/researcher at Joseph Fournier University, Grenoble (France), the
University of Sherbrook (and Canada), and Sophia-Antipolis (I3S) (France). He
occupied the position of Associate Professor in computer science at Laval
University (Quebec, Canada), from 1989 to 1992, Professor in Computer Science
at Al-Manar University (Tunis) from 1995, up to 2008, and Professor at Qatar
University up to 2019. He has been an invited speaker for international
conferences and universities during the last ten years, and a program committee
member of several known international conferences. He has agreed on several
research grants as lead PI, co-Lead PI, or co-PI from QNRF for six NPRP research
projects. He also got grants from CRSNG and FCAR in Canada, and DGRST and
SERST in Tunisia, and he participated in several pilot projects in France, Canada,
and Tunisia. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of Relational Methods in
Computer Science Group, RELMICS, and an Editorial member of the associated
electronic journal (JORMICS). He has been a member of the editorial board of the
International Journal of Information Science, Elsevier publisher, for several years,
and regularly evaluates papers for this journal with a high impact factor. He is
also a regular reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. Member of the
Editorial Board of NMNC (New Mathematics and Natural Computation (World
Scientific)). Starting from January 2009 to 2011, he has been the Editor in Chief
of the International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering in Arabic, and
Philips Publisher for several years. He is also a member of the ACM society.