Abdullah M. Almaatouq

Human Dynamics
  • Research Assistant

Abdullah is currently a Research Assistant at the Human Dynamics group and pursuing a PhD in Computational Science & Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a Data Science Researcher at the MIT Connection Science, and hold a Research Associate position at the Center for Complex Engineering Systems. Abdullah has completed dual masters’ at MIT and before that he received his bachelor degree from Southampton University, UK.

Abdullah's current research interests lie in the area where machine learning, statistical inference, complex networks, and social science meet. In particular, my work includes conducting theoretical and empirical research on human behavior using innovative approaches and tools ranging from complex systems theory and agent-based modeling, to network analysis, econometric techniques, and behavioral and experimental methods.

Interesting life experiences include winning the 2013 Bicoastal Datafest (Stanford & Columbia) 'Best in Innovation' prize, explaining the Origin-Destination Matrix and its role to exploit human mobility patterns to the Saudi Royalty (gover… View full description

Abdullah is currently a Research Assistant at the Human Dynamics group and pursuing a PhD in Computational Science & Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a Data Science Researcher at the MIT Connection Science, and hold a Research Associate position at the Center for Complex Engineering Systems. Abdullah has completed dual masters’ at MIT and before that he received his bachelor degree from Southampton University, UK.

Abdullah's current research interests lie in the area where machine learning, statistical inference, complex networks, and social science meet. In particular, my work includes conducting theoretical and empirical research on human behavior using innovative approaches and tools ranging from complex systems theory and agent-based modeling, to network analysis, econometric techniques, and behavioral and experimental methods.

Interesting life experiences include winning the 2013 Bicoastal Datafest (Stanford & Columbia) 'Best in Innovation' prize, explaining the Origin-Destination Matrix and its role to exploit human mobility patterns to the Saudi Royalty (governors and mayors), and obtaining a black-belt status in Taekwondo from the Korean federation at the age of 14.