Master of Arts in Islamic Religious Studies (MAIRS)

Teaching Arabic in the Global Era

School of Science and Engineering

Mohamed Riduan Abid

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • School of Science and Engineering

  • Status: Full-time
  • Office number : 14
  • Building : 7
  • Office phone : (+212)-535-862-102
  • Email : r.abid@aui.ma
  • Website : http://www.aui.ma/~R.Abid

  • Dr. Abid started as a lecturer of Computer Science in 2000 after graduating with a Master of Science in Computer Science from Al Akhawayn University. In 2006, he received the Fulbright Excellence scholarship and joined Auburn University, USA, for a PhD in Computer Science, and earned it in 2010. In 2017, he received a Fulbright Research Scholarship to join University of Houston (USA), where he lectured and did research. He is a USA National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Arab-American fellow. In 2018, he received a NAS scholarship to join Purdue university (USA) researching venues to implement a “joint African Smart Cities center” with emphasis on Energy-efficiency and renewable energy integration. Dr. Abid is the PI (Principle Investigator) of a USAID-PEER sponsored project (#5-398) on “Renewable Energy Integration into Smart Buildings”. Dr. Abid is fond of coaching. He was awarded, for six consecutive years (2014’, 15’, 16’, 17’, 18’, 19’), the first prize as a coach, at the National Moroccan Programming Competition (MCPC) contest organized by the Moroccan-ACM (Association for Computer Machinery), and qualified twice to the ACM Programming World Finals (2015’ in Marrakech, and 2018’ in Beijing).
  • Research areas and expertise : Cloud & Edge Computing; Edge Big Data Analytics; HPC (High-Performance Computing); Smart Grids; Smart Farming;

  • Grants and honors : First Prize, as a Coach, at the National ACM MCPC (Moroccan Collegiate Programming Contest): 2014-2019 (for 6 consecutive years) - ACM ICPC’18 (International Collegiate Programming Contest) World Finalist, as a Coach, Beijing, China, April, 2018 - USAID-NAS Arab-American Frontiers fellow, Purdue University, USA, May–June 2018 - Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of Houston, USA, Jan – June 2017 - USAID/PEER Project Grant (#5-398) as a PI (Principal Investigator), 2016 - “Outstanding Paper Award” at the 8th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, Madeira, Portugal, March 14-16, 2015 - StoneHenge Award – for Supervising the Best Student Capstone Project of the year (School of Science and Engineering, Alakhawayn University), for 3 academic years (2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2011-2012) - Scholarship Training on “Cloud Computing” at TUM (Technical University of Munich), 2013 - Elected Alakhawayn Academic Council Member, 2011-2013 - Fulbright Excellence Ph.D Scholarship, Auburn University, USA, 2006
Bibliography: (5 Last Years) 1. N. Naji, R. Abid, N. Krami, D. Benhaddou, “Context-Aware Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Building Energy Management System”, MPDI Information Journal, 11-530, 2020 2. S. Bourhnane, R. Abid, R. Lghoul, K. Zine-dine, N. Elkamoun, D. Benhaddou “High-Performance Computing - A Cost-effective and Energy-efficient Approach”, (ASTEJ) Adv. Sci. Technol. Eng. Syst. Journal. 5(6), 1598-1608, 2020 3. S. Bourhnane, R. Abid, R. Lghoul, K. Zine-dine, N. Elkamoun, D. Benhaddou. “Machine learning for Energy Consumption Prediction and Scheduling in Smart Buildings”. Spring Nature Appl. Sci. Journal 2, 297, 2020. 4. B. Ettaibi, M. R. Abid, I. Boumhidi, D. Benhaddou, “Smart Agriculture as a Cyber Physical System: A Real-World Deployment”, the IEEE Fourth International Conference In Intelligent Computing in Data Science (ICDS 2020) October 21-23, 2020 5. S. Bourhnane, R. Abid, K. Zine-Dine, N. Elkamoun, N. D. Benhaddou, “Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks - Microcontrollers, Wireless Communication Technologies, and Operating Systems: A survey”. AI2SD Advanced Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Development Conference, Dec 21-26, 2020. 6. S. Bourhnane, R. Abid, R. Lghoul, K. Zine-Dine, N. Elkamoun, D. Benhaddou, "Towards Green Datacenters", EAI International Conference on Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities, 4-6 Dec, Braga Portugal, 2019 7. S. Bourhnane, R. Abid, R. Lghoul, K. Zine-Dine, N. Elkamoun, D. Benhaddou, "Smart Appliance Scheduling in Smart Grids using ANN and GA", International Meeting on Advanced Technologies in Energy and Electrical Engineering, 28-29 Nov, Tunis Tunisia, 2019 8. N. Naji, R. Abid, N. Krami, D. Benhaddou, “An Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Network for?Data Acquisition in Smart Energy Efficient Building”, IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things, 15-18 April, Limerick Ireland, 2019 9. S. Bourhnane, R. Abid, R.Lghoul, K. Zine-Dine, N. Elkamoun, M. Bakhouya, D. Benhaddou, "Real-time Control of Smart Grids using NI CompactRIO", The 5th International Conference on Wireless Technologies, Embedded and Intelligent Systems, 3-5 April, Fes Morocco, 2019 10. M. Al Assaf1, X. Jiang, X. Qin, R. Abid, M. Qiu, J. Zhang, “Informed Prefetching for Distributed Multi-Level Storage Systems”, SpringerJournal of Signal Processing Systems, Vol. 90, Issue 4, pp 619–640, 2018 11. R. Lghoul, R. Abid, A. Khallaayoun, et. al, “Towards a real-world University Campus micro-Grid”, IEEE SEST’18 (Smart Energy Systems and Technologies), Sep 10-12, Seville, Spain, 2018 12. S. Bourhane, R. Abid, “HPC as a Cloud Computing Service Virtualization or Containerization?”, IARIA AdvComp’18 (The Twelfth International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences), Nov 18-22, Athens, Greece, 2018 13. R. Abid, K. Kaddouri, M. D. Ouadghiri, D. Benhaddou, “Virtual Machines Migration for Cloud Computing”, The Ninth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, Feb 18-22, Barcelona, Spain, 2018. 14. N. Najem, R. Abid, N. Krami, D. Benhaddou, “ CASANET Energy Management System: a Wireless Sensors based solution for Heaters Control”. ACM ICSDE’18 (International Conference on Smart Digital Environment), Oct 18-20, Rabat, Morocco, 2018 15. S. Bourhnane, R. Abid, R. Lghoul, K. Zine-Dine, N. Elkamoun, M. Khaidar, M. Bakhouya, D. Benhaddou, "Smart Buildings for Smart Grids: A Real-world Testbed", accepted and to be presented at IRSEC'18 (6th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference), Dec 5-8, Rabat, 2018 16. A. Elmouatamid, Y. NaitMalek, R. Ouladsine, M. Bakhouya, K. Zine-dine, M. Khaidar, M. Elkamoun, R. Abid, “A Demand/Response Control Approach of PV-Grid System”, IEEE CoDIT’18 (International Conference on Control, Decision, and Information Technologies), April 10-13, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2018. 17. A. Elmouatamid, M. Bakhouya, R. Ouladsine, N. Elkamoun, K. Zine-Dine, M. Khaidar, R. Abid, "Deployment and Experimental Evaluation of Micro-Grid Systems", IEEE IRSEC'18 (6th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference), Dec 5-8, Rabat, 2018 18. S. Boulmrharj, Y. NaitMalek, A. El Mouatamid, M. Bakhouya, R. Ouladsine, K. Zine-dine, M. Khaidar, R. Abid, "Approach for Dimensioning Stand-alone Photovoltaic Systems", ICEER’18 (The 5th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research), Energy Procedia. Elsevier, Prague, Czech Republic, July 23-27, 2018. 19. S. Boulmrharj, Y. NaitMalek, A. El Mouatamid, , R. Ouladsine, M. Bakhouya, M. Ouldmoussa, K. Zine-dine, M. Khaidar, R. Abid, "Towards a Battery Characterization Methodology for Performance Evaluation of Micro-Grid Systems", IEEE SEST’18 (Smart Energy Systems and Technologies), Sep 10-12, Seville, Spain, 2018. 20. R. Abid, R. Lghoul, D. Benhaddou,” ICT for Renewable Energy Integration into Smart Buildings: IoT and Big Data Approach”, IEEE AFRICON 2017, September 18-20, Cape town, South Africa, 2017 21. N. Najem, D. BenHaddou, R. Abid, H. Darhmaoui, N. Krami, O. Zytoune, “Context-Aware Wireless Sensors for IoT-Centeric Energy-Efficient Campuses”, The 3rd IEEE SMARTCOMP (International Conference on Smart Computing), May 29-31, Hong-Kong, 2017 22. A. Elmouatamid, R. Ouladsine, V. Felix, M. Bakhouya, K. Zine-dine, M. Khaidar, M. Elkamoun, R. Abid, "Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Photovoltaic Systems", IEEE IRSEC’17, Dec 4-7, Tangier, Morocco, 2017. 23. S. Boulmrharj, R. Rabeh, V. Felix, R. Ouladsine, M. Bakhouya, K. Zine-dine, M. Khaidar, M. Siniti, R. Abid, "Modeling and Dimensioning of PV systems", IEEE IRSEC’17, Dec 4-7, Tangier, Morocco, 2017. 24. R. Abid, K. Kaddouri, K. Smith, M. I. Elouadghiri, M. Gerndt, “Virtual Machines' Load-Balancing in Inter-clouds”, IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud Workshops (FiCloud), Aug 18-20, Vienna, Austria, 2016 25. R. Abid, “HPC (High-Performance Computing) for Big Data on the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges”, International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 5, October 2016 26. R. Abid, S. Biaz, “Airtime Ping-Pong Effect Characterization in IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks Computing”, Springer Computing Journal, (DOI) 10.1007/s00607-013-0374-5, – Vol. 97, No. 9, pp. 913-937, 2015 27. R. Abid, D. Benhaddou, “Routing in WSNs for Space Application” - Book Chapter. Book Title: "Wireless Sensor and Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks", Editor: Springer / ISBN: 978-1-4939-2467-7 / 2015 28. O. Achahbar, R. Abid, “The Impact of Virtualization on HPC Clustering in the Cloud”, International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST), Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 65-81, 2015 29. O. Achahbar, R. Abid, M. Bakhouya, C. El Amrani, J. Gaber, M. Essaidi, T. El Ghazawi, “"Approaches for High-Performance Big Data Processing: Applications and Challenges" - Book Chapter. Book Title: "Big Data: Algorithms, Analytics, and Applications" Editor: Chapman and Hall / ISBN: 978-1-4822-4055-9 / 2015 30. D. Benhaddou, M. R. Abid, O. Achahbar, N. Khalil, T. Rachidi, M. Al Assaf, “Big Data Processing for Smart Grids”, IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 32-46, 2015 31. M. R. Abid, O. Achahbar, T. Rachidi, M. AlAssaf, N. Khalil, D. Benhaddou, “Smart Grids and Cloud Computing: A Synergy”, The 8th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, Madeira, Portugal, March 14-16, 2015 (Conference Outstanding Award Paper) 32. H Talei, B Zizi, R Abid, M Essaaidi, D Benhaddou, N Khalil, “Smart campus microgrid: Advantages and the main architectural components”, the 3rd International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC), Marrakech, 2015