There are two more names to add to the list of new faculty members joining the Faculty of Information for the coming academic year. Both appointments are for contractually limited terms.
Deena Abul-Fottouh, who earned her PhD from McMaster University, will teach in the areas of data science and information systems. Her expertise is in social network analysis and digital methods. She was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Student Award from the Canadian Sociological Association for her research examining Twitter networks of activists during the 2011 Egyptian revolution and how the movement turned from solidarity to schism. She has worked as a senior research specialist with the United Nations Development Program.
Arik Senderovich will hold a limited term appointment in the research stream. After earning his PhD in Data Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2017 – he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Toronto Intelligent Decision Engineering Laboratory (TIDEL) at UofT. His area of research lies at the intersection of Business Process Management, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. Currently, he focuses on developing methodologies for automatically learning models of complex environments, such as hospitals and public transportation systems, from data logs.