Dr. Moez Draief is currently the Global Chief Scientist and VP of Data Science and Engineering at Capgemini, a multinational consulting company. In this role he works with clients in public and private sector organisations on their data science and data engineering delivery projects. Previously, he was the Chief Scientist for Artificial Intelligence at Noah’s Ark Lab of Huawei Technologies.
Before moving to industry in 2016, he worked as an academic for a number of years, including a position at Cambridge University as a Marie Curie Research Fellow and a position at Imperial College London as an Associate Professor. Furthermore, in the past two years, he has continued to offer MSc courses in the areas of online statistical learning (at ENSAE Paris) and Bayesian optimisation (at Université Paris Sciences et Lettres). He has continued being actively involved in research and having papers published in top-ranked journals and conference proceedings, including papers at NeurIPS, a premier international conference in machine learning area.
Dr. Draief has been given an appointment as a Visiting Professor in Practice for three years in the Department of Statistics from 7 September 2020.