Dr. Abderrachid Hamrani is joining FIU in Fall 2021 semester as Visiting Faculty. Dr. Hamrani was a postdoc researcher at McGill university (Canada, 2018-2020). Before that, he was an assistant professor and senior lecturer at University of Boumerdes (Algeria, 2011-2018). He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering (manufacturing processes) from Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology ParisTech (France, in 2016). His current research interests include AI and machine learning, advanced modeling and simulation in computational mechanics (solids and fluids), optimization techniques and inverse analysis. He has published over 22 scientific articles, which includes 12 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 chapter-book.