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Dr. Riduan Abid - Columbus State University

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Columbus State University

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Riduan Abid

Associate Professor

TSYS School of Computer Science

Synovus Center for Commerce & Technology 444

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Machine Learning

Education and Certifications

Ph.D. (Computer Science) - Auburn University, 2010


Dr. Abid started as a lecturer right after graduation with a master’s degree in Computer Science in 2000 at Alakhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), the sole ABET & NECHE accredited university in Morocco ( In 2006, Dr. Abid received a Fulbright Student scholarship and joined Auburn University, USA. After graduation with a Ph.D. (in Computer Science) from Auburn University in 2010, Dr. Abid joined back AUI as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015.

In 2016, he received a NAS USAID/PEER grant (#5-398) on Smart Grids as a Principal Investigator. In 2017, he received a Fulbright Research scholarship to join University of Houston (USA), where he researched Cloud Computing. Dr. Abid is a USA NAS (National Academy of Sciences) Arab-American fellow. He received a NAS scholarship to join Purdue University (USA) where he researched Smart Cities, in 2018. In 2022, Dr. Abid joined Columbus State University (CSU) as an Associate Professor.

Dr. Abid is fond of coaching and programming. He won, for six consecutive years (2014’, 15’, 16’, 17’, 18’, 19’), the first prize as a coach, at the National ACM Moroccan Collegiate Programming Contest (MCPC) contest organized by the Moroccan-ACM (Association for Computer Machinery) and qualified twice to the ACM ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) World Finals: 2015’ in Marrakech, and 2018’ in Beijing.
Dr. Abid has over 50 publications in renowned conferences and journals. His main research evolves around Cloud & Edge Computing, Big Data Processing, Smart Grids, Distributed Systems, and Wireless Mesh Networks. Dr. Abid is an IEEE and ACM member.

Academic Areas

Operating Systems & Distributed Systems
Cloud Computing
Data Science & Big Data Analytics
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Smart Grids

Research Interests

Cloud & Edge Computing
Big Data Analytics
AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) Architectures for Smart Grids
Energy Consumption Prediction for Smart Buildings

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