Mohamed Essaaidi

Mohamed Essaaidi

Professor, ENSIAS Mohammed V University in Rabat

Mohamed Essaaidi is Chief of Party of Interactive Digital Center Morocco (since November 2020) and a Professor and past Dean of ENSIAS School of Computer Science of Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco (since 2011), Past Director of International Cooperation at the Ministry of General Affairs & Governance, Morocco (2019), and past faculty member (Professor & Assistant Professor) at the Faculty of Science of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetuan, Morocco (1993-2011).

He is IEEE Global Cities Alliance, MEA Chairman (2021-2022), IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Assessment Committee Member (2021-2022), IEEE EAB Teaching Excellence Editorial Hub, Member (2021-2022), and IEEE Public SafetyTechnology, Education Chair (2022).

He is the founder and past Chairman of the IEEE Morocco Section (2005-2016), co-founder and chair of IEEE Morocco APS/MTT-S joint Chapter (2005-2010), IEEE Communications / Computer Society Chapter (2006-2008) and IEEE Education Society Morocco Chapter chair from 2007 to 2009.

He has been a member of Committee of Global Accreditation activities of IEEE Education Activities Board (2017-2018). He has been also Director of the Morocco Office of Arab Science and Technology Foundation, ASTF (2006-2009) and the Coordinator of ASTF RD&I Network of Electro-Technology (2006 – 2008).

He has authored and co-authored 10 books and more than 200 papers in international refereed journals and conferences in the field of Electrical and Computer engineering and its diverse applications. He has been Guest Editor of several international journals. He is also an active member of the editorial boards of several international journals in the same fields mentioned above.

Furthermore, Prof. Essaaidi is the founder and the General Chair / co-chair of several IEEE technically sponsored international conferences such as Information and Communication Technologies International Symposium (2005, 2007), NATO Advance Research Workshop on Information Security Assurance (2005), International Conference of Multimedia Computing and Systems series (2009-2016). He also co-organized and co-chaired IEEE Smart Cities Summit in May 2020, the US National Academies 5th Arab American Science, Engineering and Medicine Frontiers Symposium in November 2017, Rabat, Morocco and US NSF sponsored workshop on Smart Cities in January 2016 in Rabat, Morocco. He has also served in the Organizing committees and TPC and presented keynote talks at many other international conferences worldwide.

Prof. Essaaidi holds 10 patents in the field ICT. Some of these patents received several international innovation awards. He was also a member of the IEEE 802.16 Sponsor Ballot Pool of IEEE Standard Association that defined the technical specifications for WiMAX, and of that of IEEE P2784 – Smart City Planning and Technology Guide Work Group (2020-2021) that cover several aspects related to Smart Cities.

He has supervised several Masters and PhDs theses and has been the principal investigator and the project manager for several research projects in the framework of national and international programs dealing with several research issues related to cybersecurity and privacy.

Moreover, in the framework of his position as the director of International Cooperation in the Ministry of General Affairs and Governance (Morocco), he was involved in the coordination of the World Bank Group Morocco CountryPartnership Framework (2019-2024) and OECD Morocco Country Program (2019-2021) among other international cooperation programs.