Mehdi Mekni, Ph.D.

Mehdi Mekni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Cybersecurity
Undergraduate Coordinator, Computer Science
Director & Founder, Laboratory for Applied Software Engineering Research (LASER)

Tagliatela College of Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
Education

Institut National de Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
Laval University, Quebec City
University of Tunis, Tunisia


About Mehdi

Dr. Mehdi Mekni started his academic pursuits at the University of Tunis in Tunisia with a degree in Computer Engineering (1995 - 2000). He continued his academic career: MSc (2006) and Ph.D (2010) degrees in computer science and software engineering at Laval University (Quebec-City, QC, Canada) (2010), Post-doctoral Fellow (2010-2012) at the INRS (Quebec, Canada) after which he held various R&D and management leading positions while working with Vermeg, Ubisoft and later with Futjitsu.

His professional career includes further highlights as professor of computer science and game development at the University of Minnesota and later at St. Cloud State University serving as the director of the BS in software engineering and the Professional Science Master of Software Engineering (2015-2020). His main research interests include game development, mixed reality and application of AI techniques on software development.




In the Media

In the Media

NBC Connecticut: The University of New Haven Offers Cybersecurity Training for High School Teachers

Mehdi Mekni, associate professor of computer science and cybersecurity, talks about the GenCyber Teacher Academy, a professional development opportunity for high school teachers to promote online safety and cybersecurity concepts in their classrooms. The grant was funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). There is no cost for teachers to attend the camp.