Imed Bouchrika received his Bsc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2004 and 2008 respectively. Since 2008, he has worked as a research fellow at the University of Southampton where his main duty was to devise a biometric solution for the Scovis project which is funded by the European commission under the 7th Framework. Professor Bouchrika has been collaborating on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community and industrial sector. His work on the use of gait for forensic cases in criminal investigation attracted the interest of law enforcement agencies from different countries including UK, Sweden and Australia. Using his expertise in gait analysis and biometrics, He has assisted various police departments in analyzing surveillance footage of real crime scenes for identity matching.
Professor Bouchrika has been actively involved in launching a number of start-up companies in the IT and academic sectors. Motivated by the feedback and recommendations from leading scientists around the world, he founded Guide2Research which was globally featured as the number one academic portal for various rankings including leading scientists, conferences, journals and universities within the arena of computer science and electronics. The computer science portal was featured by various leading institutions and scientists on their bibliographies and eventually transformed into the Research.com platform.