Ferdinand Alimadhi joined the IQSS in November 2004. He is interested in most areas of computer science, both theoretical and practical. Ferdinand is the original creator and project lead of OpenScholar. His work also focuses on translating complex statistical models into robust software, using state-of-the-art algorithms and development techniques. Ferdinand holds a Master of Science degree in Computer/Computational Science from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Tirana, Albania.