Association Professor, Fulbright Visiting Scholar
ISR-Institute Sponsored-Sponsored Affiliate
ESSAI- University of Carthage
Ph.D. 1997 Paul Sabatier University (Statistics and Applied Mathematics)
Dhafer Malouche has obtained a PhD in Statistics and Applied Mathematics from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France, in October 1997. After that, he obtained post-doctorate fellow at the same university for a year. In September 1998, he obtained an Assistant professor position at the University of Sousse in Tunisia. During the 2001-2002 academic year, he was a visiting professor at York University in Toronto where he starting working on several subjects related to statistical modeling. In 2002, he returned to Tunisia and served as Assistant Professor at the new Engineering School of Statistics in Tunisia and he became an Associate Professor in 2009. He’s teaching several courses on Data Analysis (Bayesians Statistics, Data Mining…) At the Engineering School of Statistics he is also supervising numerous projects and doctorates about real cases across various topics and developed many collaborative, multidisciplinary research programs. He has then published several papers in biology (studying the association between the angiotensin-converting in diabetics patients, studying the distribution of resting cysts in Bizerte Lagoon), genetics (Statistical Analysis of IMGT/HighV-QUEST Next Generation Sequencing results), sensory analysis on olive oil (Characterization and preference mapping of olive oil cultivars in Tunisia), epidemiology (Forecasting Tunisian Type 2 Diabetes Prevalence, Estimation the effect of ambient temperature on the mortality in Tunisia), Renewal Energies (prediction of domestic appliances power consumptions for a better use of renewal energies). In May 2011, he was a former Fulbright Scholar for three months at the Department of Statistics at Stanford University where he worked there on graphical model and Bayesian Networks.
Since 2012, He worked with political science colleagues, Professor Ellen Lust from Yale University and Professor Lindsay Benstead from Portland University. He has implemented three national surveys in Tunisia about the political transition and local governance (November 2012, Juin 2014 and March 2015). In January 2014, He began working in the Governance Local Development Program founded by Professor Ellen Lust from Gothenburg University. He was invited to join the MacMillan Center at Yale as a visiting professor. During that period, he worked on the preparation of the survey for February-March 2015 in Tunisia, which also served as a pilot survey on local governance.