Malika Mahoui is a software engineer and senior research associate at The Polis Center. Before joining Polis, Dr. Malika Mahoui worked as an assistant professor with the School of Informatics at IUPUI. Prior to that, Dr. Mahoui held visiting positions at Purdue University, University of Pennsylvania, and at the department of electrical and computer engineering at IUPUI. Before coming to the states, she also held the position of assistant professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
Dr. Mahoui’s research interests encompass the areas of data management, data/text mining, machine learning and information retrieval. Additionally, her work includes developing algorithms to dynamically support the integration of biological databases and services and designing ontologies to facilitate the semantic integration of bioinformatics and heath informatics data. Her research work in text mining utilizes machine learning and text mining to extract useful information from scientific text. She is also involved in studying the impact of social tagging as a mean to improve Web searching and browsing.