Aissata Wadidie


B.S. Computer Science, University of Ziane Achour de Djelfa, Algeria, 2018

M.S. Computer Science, University of Maine, Present

Biography and Research Interests:

Graduate Researcher Aissata Wadidie originates from the city of Bamako in Mali. She came to the University of Maine in order to start her Master’s program in Computer Science. Upon relocating to Maine, Wadidie was looking for a job in her field of study. At the very least, she was hunting for a job that would allow her to gain experience for her future career in Computer Science. This is when one of Wadidie’s professors advised her to apply at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. As a result of this advising, Wadidie tried to get in touch with someone at the ASCC however, this was to no avail. A few months later, Wadidie saw an announcement for a student cleaner position for which she applied and was finally hired. After a few months of working as a cleaner, to her greatest joy, Wadidie was hired as a graduate Research Assistant at the ASCC. 

After all her hard work and perseverance, Wadidie now works as a Graduate Research Assistant for the ASCC. Currently, she works with the additive manufacturing team to develop a smart AM system and to support data analysis. More specifically, her research focuses on helping manufacturing teams find applications within 3D printing and additive manufacturing to create intelligent service-oriented production processes for the industry. She is currently working with the ASCC’s manufacturing team to try to develop smart AM systems. In turn, they are using machine learning and AI, as well as looking at bead geometries to detect anomalous printing. With her team, she is also looking at the print in various spectrums, such as IR (thermal), visual color (regular cameras), and eventually UV. Essentially, she is helping to try to take the work a printing operator does to correct or detect errors and make an AI that does the same job, only efficiently. 

At the ASCC Wadidie enjoys the warm work environment within the Center. When Wadidie is not at the ASCC she can be found either in the kitchen or enjoying the scenery that surrounds the University’s campus.