Dr. Ziad Kobti is an associate professor and chairman of the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from Wayne State University, Michigan (2004), specializing in modeling hierarchical human social networks and cultural evolution. He received his B.Sc. Honors with a double major in Biological and Computer Sciences (1996) and an M.Sc. in Computer Science (1999) from the University of Windsor. He is an active researcher and lecturer at the University of Windsor and a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Wayne State University. Industrial work experience includes programmer/analyst positions on large scale corporate software systems and independent IT consultant. Recent projects include decision support systems and intelligent agent modeling in healthcare automotive safety funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Auto21 Network Centres for Excellence (NCE) as well as pioneering computational models for artificial societies through NSERC. Profiled projects include a national award winning critical-time client/server and distributed database software solution for the emergency freight trucking industry, government funded civil and environmental engineering software, technical educator and corporate trainer in community college and industry.
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