Mahdi Belcaid
Assistant Professor

Office: POST 306B
Tel: 808-956-6049


  • Ph.D. 2011, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • M.S. Université du Québec à Montréal

Research Interests

Data science education, Probabilistic programming in genomics, Big data approximation

Recent Publications

  • Mahdi Belcaid et al. 2019. Symbiotic organs shaped by distinct modes of genome evolution in cephalopods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(8), 3024-3035. DOI:
  • Mahdi Belcaid and Guylaine Poisson. 2017. A profile-based probabilistic approach for the detection of anomalies in the cytochrome C oxidase I amplicon sequences. In Proceedings of the Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 11-17. DOI:


  • Spring 2019
    • ICS 434 Data Science Fundamentals
    • ICS 691 Topics in Computer Science (Data Science Fundamentals)