Dhafer Malouche


Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science
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Brief Biography

Dhafer Malouche is currently a professor of statistics at The American University in Cairo. He earned his PhD in statistics and applied mathematics from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, in October 1997, and a master degree in applied mathematics from the same university in June 1994. He started his academic professional as assistant professor in Sousse in Tunisia. Malouche then moved to the Higher Engineering School of Statistics and Information Analysis (Ecole Supérieure de la Statistique et de l’Analyse de l’Information) of the University of Carthage, where he was successively promoted to associate professor, then to professor at the same university. 

He had taught several statistical courses: regression analysis, time series, data mining, big data, advanced r, bayesian statistics. He had supervised five doctorates in applied statistics.

Malouche has several publications in peer-reviewed journals related to theoretical and applied statistics. He collaborated with biologists, geneticists, epidemiologists, and social scientists by developing many multidisciplinary research programs.

Malouche was a fulbright scholar at Stanford University and the University of Michigan. He was a visiting scholar at Yale University and in colleges in Canada and France several times. He has served as well as a consultant to several international organizations such as the World Health Organization.

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    • Saidi, O., Malouche, D., Saksena, P., Arfaoui, L., Talmoudi, K., Hchaichi, A., . . . Ben Alaya, N. (2020). Impact of contact tracing, respect of isolation and lockdown in reducing the number of cases infected with covid-19: Case study: Tunisia’s response from march 22 to 04 may 2020. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
    • Kongbonga, G. Y. M., Hassine, K. B., Ghalila, H., Malouche, D. et al. (2019). Front-face _uorescence using uv-led coupled o usb spectrometer to discriminate between virgin olive oil from two cultivars. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 10(02), 119.
    • Saidi, O., O’Flaherty, M., Zoghlami, N., Malouche, D., Capewell, S., Critchley, J. A., . . . Guzman Castillo, M. (2019). Comparing strategies to prevent stroke and ischemic heart disease in the tunisian population: Markov modeling approach using a comprehensive sensitivity analysis algorithm. Computational and mathematical methods in medicine, 2019.
    • Saidi, O., Zoghlami, N., Bennett, K. E., Mosquera, P. A., Malouche, D., Capewell, S., . . . O’Flaherty, M. (2019). Explaining income-related inequalities in cardiovascular risk factors in tunisian adults during the last decade: Comparison of sensitivity analysis of logistic regression and wagsta_ decomposition analysis. International journal for equity in health, 18(1), 1–11.
    • Salem, S., Malouche, D., & Romdhane, H. B. (2019). Tunisian population quality of life: A general analysis using sf-36. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 25(9). 
    • I Mekki, D Malouche, S Smeti, H Hajji, M Mahouachi, M Elloumi, N Atti, (2019) Study of the breeding systems of sheeps in the montagnous area of north-western Tunisia. Livestock Research for Rural Development 31 (7).
    • Khlaifi, H., Istrate, D., Demongeot, J., & Malouche, D. (2018). Swallowing sound recognition at home using gmm. IRBM, 39(6), 407–412. JETSAN. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irbm.2018.10.009
    • Saidi, M O’Flaherty, N Zoghlami, D Malouche, S Capewell, J Critchley, P Bandosz, F Hentati, B Romdhane, M Guzman-Castillo (2018), RF20 Comparing strategies to prevent stroke and ischemic heart disease in the tunisian population: markov modeling approach using a comprehensive sensitivity analysis algorithm, J Epidemiol Community Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.108
    • Rebhi I., Malouche, D., 2018,  An Approach for External Preference Mapping Improvement by Denoising Consumer Rating Data, International journal of advanced computer science and applications 8(12), 500-508
    • Benstead, L. J., Kao, K., Landry, P. F., Lust, E. M., & Malouche, D. (2017). Using tablet computers to implement surveys in challenging environments. Survey Practice, 10(2), 1–9.
    • Habilitation (Tenure), Université de Tunis ElManar Ecole National d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia. Thesis title: Problèmes autour de la probabilité et de la statistique: Méthodes et Application, (September 2009)
    • Doctorate, (PhD), Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France. Thesis title: Classi_cation des familles exponentielles associées à des fonctions Pick, (October 1997)
    • Master Degree (DEA), Paul Sabatier University, Applied Mathematics, (1993–1994)
Research Interest
  • Graphical models and statistical modeling
  • Public health, COVID-19
  • Research and development
  • Well-being
  • Survey methodology
  • Data Quality
  • Consumer preferences