Affiliated Faculty, Intelligent Systems Division
Associate Professor, Biological Systems Engineering
Feras A. Batarseh is an associate professor with the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech (VT) and the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative. He is affiliated with the Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture (CAIA) at VT and George Mason University’s (GMU) School of Systems Biology.
Prior to joining VT, Batarseh was a research assistant professor at the College of Science at GMU, and the director of Turing Research, an applied AI research group at GMU. Additionally, he was a program manager at MicroStrategy Inc., and a data engineering consultant for USAID and USDA.
Batarseh is a senior 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 courses at multiple universities including GMU, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Georgetown University, and George Washington University (GWU).
His work has been published at various prestigious journals and international conferences. Additionally, Batarseh published multiple chapters and books, his three recent books are: Federal Data Science, Data Democracy, and AI Assurance, published by Elsevier’s Academic Press.
Batarseh obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in computer engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2007 and 2011, a Graduate Certificate in project leadership from Cornell University in 2016, and another Graduate Certificate in public policy economics from the University of Oxford in 2020. In 2022, he received a Juris Masters of Law from GMU.