About me

Short Biography

Hi! My name is Mourad Gridach. I am a Professor of computer science focusing especially on Artifiical Intelligence and Applied Mathematics from Agadir, Morocco.

I have completed my BSc degree in computer science at the Faculty of Science, Fez (FSF). I did my Master of science studies at the High Institute of Techology in Fez (HITF) in computer science (honours).

I got my PhD at the Faculty of Science Fez where I specialized in Computational Linguistics where I developed a Morphological Analyzer with my supervisor Mr. Noureddine Chenfour.

Now I’m working on computational linguistics, mainly focusing on Named Entity Recognition (NER), Sentiment Analysis (SA), and other field of NLP. I am also interested in Computer Vision.

I would say that Marvin Lee Minsky from MIT was the influencial person of my whole life. I almost watched all his talks and lectures and read most of his works. Every time I don’t feel good or I lost concentration, I watch one of his talks and Ouuupa I feel better. I was planning to visit him at MIT last summer, but unfortunately He died early that year in January :( 2016.

Hobbies

  • Kickboxing, Full conatact, K1, Body building, Volley-ball.
  • Reading books and novels.
  • Traveling.
  • Watching movies. Here is a list of my favorite movies:
    • Beautiful Mind
    • Ex Machina
    • Interstellar
    • Her
    • The Martien
    • Gladiator
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • The Last Samourai
    • The Revenant
    • Blood Diamond

Favorite Books

  • The Society of Mind by Marvin Lee Minsky.
  • A Theologico-Political Treatise by Baruch Spinoza
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Samuel Kuhn
  • العقل السياسي العربي by Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri
  • أمير المؤمنين الملكية والنخبة السياسية المغربية by John Waterbury

Favorite Novels

  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Crime and Punishment by Fiodor Dostoïevski
  • Anna Karenina
  • I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Inferno by Dan Brown
  • The Gamer by Fiodor Dostoïevski
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo