Fouad Mrad

Political Science

Fouad Mrad has been with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) in Beirut since January 2010. He was the founding Executive Director of ESCWA regional Technology Centre (ETC) in Jordan (2011 -2017). He is leading efforts to pilot AI and Big Data projects. He has been advisor and judge for Qatar Foundation TV Program “Stars of Science” (2009-Present). Prior to that he was Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut (1993-2009).



Can Big Data Illustrate the Challenges Facing Syrian Refugees in Lebanon?

As of 2011, over 5 million Syrians have fled their native land, seeking refuge in different countries. The living and social conditions of these refugees and their host communities have recurrently featured as a priority on the policy agendas of the humanitarian and development communities, in addit ..