About Me


George Obaido is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, San Diego, United States, investigating root causes behind students' dropout in the Computer Science major. George Rabeshi Obaido is an academic, researcher, software developer, and a certified project manager with more than nine (9) years of combined professional experiences across a broad range of fields in the industry, academia, non-governmental and community-based organisations. He has practitioner-based proficiencies in qualitative research, project management, programme and product management, module and content development, and network analysis and troubleshooting.

He completed his PhD in Computer Science in 2020 at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests lie in using Natural Language Processing Techniques to finding solutions to many societal problems.

Recently, his work focuses on utilising these techniques in Computer Science Education. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines of computer science, particularly in the Data Economies and Data Markets Group of the Mechanism Design for Social Good - a multi-institutional initiative aimed to improve access to opportunity for historically underserved and disadvantaged communities. Kindly click to view my CV, Research Statement, and Teaching Philosophy.