Feras A. Batarseh is a research associate professor with the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and is affiliated with the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research spans the areas of AI for policy, AI assurance, data engineering, and context-aware software systems. His work has been published at various prestigious journals and international conferences. Additionally, Batarseh published multiple chapters and books, his two recent books are: "Federal Data Science" and "Data Democracy", both by Elsevier’s Academic Press.
Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Batarseh was a research assistant professor at the College of Science at George Mason University (GMU), and the director of Turing Research, an applied AI research group at GMU. Additionally, he was a program manager at MicroStrategy Inc., where he helped many institutions such as federal government agencies develop their data infrastructure and data mining applications.
Batarseh is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Agricultural and Applied Economical Association (AAEA), and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). He has taught AI and Data Science courses at multiple universities including GMU, University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC), Georgetown University, and George Washington University (GWU).
Batarseh obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in computer engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) (2007, 2011), a Graduate Certificate in project leadership from Cornell University (2016), and another in public policy economics from the University of Oxford (2020).