Mohamed Maouche

Mohamed Maouche - Data Scientist

Phd. Student at INSA-Lyon with LIRIS Lab

Engineer in Computer Science from ESI

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About Me

I'm Mohamed Maouche a Ph.D. Student at INSA-Lyon in France. Working on Location Privacy. I also have the privilege of teaching in INSA-Lyon at the Departement of Computer Science.

My main interest during my Ph.D. Thesis is the protection of users privacy in location-based services. With the advent of mobile devices, an increasing amount of mobility data is gathered by the service provider. In addition to opening a new wide variety of applications and opportunities, it raises many privacy issues. Indeed, numerous sensible information about the users can be inferred from a user mobility trace. Such as Home location, Workplace, Religious beliefs... To prevent this information leakage, many protection mechanisms have been proposed by the scientific community. Nevertheless, a lot of research work is needed in order to design a protection mechanism that keeps the utility of data while preserving privacy. In this context, I'm focusing on the threat of user re-identification and searching method to hide efficiently a user while preserving the functionality of the service.

This research makes use of modern machine learning techniques and information theory.

In addition to Privacy, with the numerous conferences and workshops, I attend to. I'm developing interest and knowledge in many research fields, such as Machine Learning, Distributed Systems, and Blockchains.

Professional Experience


PhD Student - INSA-Lyon with LIRIS Lab
2016 - Present

In the fields of Data Science, Security and Privacy. Working on Location Privacy and more precisely on re-identification attacks and obfuscation techniques.


Teacher - INSA-Lyon
2016 - Present

Teaches computer science in the computer science department of INSA-Lyon (Dept. IF) and in the first cycle department (Dept PC).


Research Intern - Université de Technologie de Compiègne - UTC with Heudiasyc Lab
January 2016 - June 2016

In the field of Optimization in Operations research. Working on the Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) and the Robust VRP with Time windows constraints.


Intern - Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées of Algiers - CDTA
June 2014 - August 2014

Study of a formal method designed by a research team in the University of Queensland (Australia) which purpose was to transform a BPMN model into a Petri network.

Technical Skills

Advanced Programming Languages

Python (scikit-learn, scipy), Java, Scala, C/C++

Web Languages

HTML, JavaScript, XML, XSL, XPath, XQuery...

System, Network and Database Administration

Linux, MySQL, MongoDB, IOS (cisco)