Feras A. Batarseh

Senior Gaming Analytics Consultant, Game of Choice, Not Chance

Feras A. Batarseh serves Howard Delafield International (HDI) as a Senior Gaming Analytics Consultant on Game of Choice, Not Chance, a USAID-funded project developing a serious mobile game for adolescents in India.

Feras is a Research Associate Professor with the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). His research spans the areas of AI for Policy, AI Assurance, Data Engineering, and Context-Aware Software Systems. His work has been published at various prestigious journals and international conferences. Additionally, Dr. Batarseh published multiple chapters and books, his two recent books are: "Federal Data Science" and "Data Democracy", both by Elsevier’s Academic Press. 


Dr. Batarseh obtained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) (2007, 2011), a Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership from Cornell University (2016), and another in Public Policy Economics from the University of Oxford (2020).

Feras is a tech evangelist who believes in ethical AI, data openness, and free-for-all access to the sciences.