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Dr. Fethi Filali

Director Technology & Research | R&D and Innovation in Applied AI & Smart Cities | Full Stack AI/ML Expertise | Passionate Intrapreneur | Lifelong & Hands-on Learner | 10 years as University Professor and 14+ in Industry | Public Speaker

Short Bio.

Dr. Fethi Filali is the Director of Technology & Research at Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), specializing in the use of advanced technologies like predictive and generative artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and geospatial data analytics to drive strategic and data-driven product development. His innovations have significantly impacted sectors such as smart cities and connected mobility contributing to QMIC's products with a commercial impact in the multi-million dollar range.

Dr. Filali holds a Ph.D and Habilitation in Computer Science from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. Recognized with over 20 awards for his work, he has also mentored ten Ph.D students and co-authored over 150 published research papers and more than 10 patents.

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Feb. 2021 - Present: Director Technology & Research (CTO), QMIC, Qatar

Sep. 2014 - Jan. 2021: Head of Technology Development & Applied Research Group, QMIC, Qatar

Feb. 2014 - Aug. 2014: Senior Manager of Technology Development & Planning, QMIC , Qatar

Feb. 2011 - Jan. 2014: Senior R&D Expert & Technology Lead, QMIC, Qatar

Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2011: Senior Research Scientist, QMIC, Qatar

Jul. 2008 - Dec. 2019: Associate Professor, Eurecom, France

Sep. 2003 - Jun. 2008: Assistant Professor, Eurecom, France

Sep. 2002 - Aug. 2003: Assistant Professor, UNSA, France

Nov. 1999 - Nov. 2002: Ph.D Student, INRIA, France


Habilitation in Computer Science, (2008), University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

Ph.D in Computer Science, (1999-2002), University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

MSc. and Engineering Diploma in CS (1995-1999), National School of Computer Science (ENSI), Tunisia.


Core Technical Proficiencies

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Big Data Management & Analytics
  • Smart Mobility & IoT Technologies
  • Algorithm Design & Development
  • Data Analytics & Visualization
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Technology Product Development

Leadership & Strategic Initiatives

  • Innovation Management & Technology Leadership
  • Innovative Solution Prototyping
  • Innovation Management
  • Product Development & Service Innovation
  • Strategic Partnerships & Collaboration

Communication & Analytical Expertise

  • Public Speaking & Industry Engagement
  • Analytical Problem-Solving

Research & Academic Contributions

  • Research Leadership & Publication
  • Patents & Innovation

Recognition & Awards

Received multiple awards acknowledging contributions to smart mobility, AI leadership, and innovative technology solutions, underlining a commitment to excellence and innovation in the field.

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