Aicha is a PhD student of Computer Science at the University of Laghouat in Algeria. She arrives today and will work with us for 1.5 years. Aicha’s research interests include machine learning, natural language processing, and recommender systems. Aicha’s PhD topic is analyzing user engagement behaviour in online social networks for personalized recommendations.
Before starting her PhD, Aicha received her Bachelor and Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Laghouat, Algeria. Since her graduation, she had been working as an assistant lecturer at the University of Laghouat for four years. She was a research assistant in the “Laboratory of Computer Science and Mathematics” with the optimization and modelling research group at the same university. As a research assistant, Aicha participated in different research projects including community detection in online social networks and Algerian dialect identification. Her works have been published in Socialcom 2016, LREC 2016, and EACL 2017.