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M'hamed el Aisati

  • Director Content & Analytics
  • Elsevier BV
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M'hamed El Aisati studied Computer Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He joined Elsevier in 1998 as an IT Analyst/Software Engineer to contribute in the realization of early electronic platforms preceding Science Direct that had a significant role in the P2E journal transformation within Elsevier. By the end of 2002 and early 2003 he moved to the Publishing Technology Unit with focus on the Abstract & Indexing products. In fall 2004, Scopus, one of the key products in the Science & Technology division within Elsevier, was officially launched. After leading a team focusing on further development of Scopus for a couple of years, M’hamed became Head of New Technology. In this role, he led a team that looks after new and disruptive technologies impacting the Research community. As of late 2010, as Director of Content & Analytics, M’hamed is responsible for Technology and Content direction of Elsevier’s Performance, Planning and Funding products line (the Elsevier Research Intelligence suite). Heading a content and services team that looks after custom analytics, tailored solutions and supporting large research performance evaluation programs. M’hamed heads the technology team in assembling relevant data and applying analytical tools in all large-scale projects aiming at providing insights to governments, funding organizations and research institutions. For many years he has led the technology development of Scopus and its underlying data. He specializes in product development, big data, analytics and service oriented architecture.

Recent publications

  • Methods and systems for searching databases and displaying search results

    • Jaco Zijlstra, Spencer de Groot, M'Hamed El Aisati, Robbertjan Kalff I
  • Methods and software for analysis of research publications

    • Jaco Zijlstra, Spencer De Groot, M'Hamed El Aisati, Robbertjan Kalff U

Professional experience

Director Content & Analytics


February 2012 - Present

Software Engineer/Analyst


September 1998 - Present

Head of Product Technology & Analytical Services


August 2010 - January 2012(a year)

Head of New Technology


November 2007 - July 2010(3 years)

Sr. Prod. Tech. Mgr / Team Lead


January 2006 - October 2007(2 years)

Publishing Tech. Mgr


January 2003 - December 2005(3 years)

Co-authors (14)

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