Ali Yassine El-Zaart

Ali Yassine El-Zaart
Faculty: ScienceDepartment: Mathematics & Computer SciencePosition: Professor of Computer ScienceOffice Number: B119 (A2 building)Phone: +961 7 985 858Ext: 3314E-mail: elzaart@bau.edu.lb

Biography

Ali El-Zaart was a senior software developer at Department of Research and Development, Semiconductor Insight, Ottawa, Canada during 2000-2001. On 2001, he started his work in the capacity of assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Afterward, on 2004, he transferred to the Department of Computer Science, College of Computer and Information Sciences. On 2010, he has been promoted to associate professor rank in computer science. Since 2011, he has been a faculty member at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Beirut Arab University. On March 2016, he has been promoted to full professor rank in computer science.  He received a M.Sc. (1996) and Ph.D. (2001) degrees in computer science from the University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada.

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Teaching

Previous courses

Undergraduate Courses:

Introduction to Programming, Data Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Software Design and Quality, Multimedia Systems,  Object-Oriented programming, Computer Organization and Assembly, Signal Processing, Image Processing, and Calculus.

Graduate Courses:

Advanced Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, and Data Mining.  

Spring 2015/2016

Research

Research Interests

Professor Ali  El-Zaart has published numerous articles and proceedings in the areas of image processing, remote sensing, computer vision, data mining, and smart cities. Her research interests are cancer detection in medical images multilabel classification, and smart cities.

Publications

Recent Publications

1. Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Citizen Engagement Capabilities: A Novel Approach to Smartness of Smart Sustainable Cities. Submitted to international Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier, March 2017.

2. Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Smart Sustainable Cities Roadmap: Readiness for Transformation towards Urban Sustainability. Submitted to international Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier, March 2017.

3. Ziad Abdallah, Mohamad Oueidat, Ali El-Zaart, An Improvement of Multi-Label Image Classification Method Based on Histogram of Oriented Gradient. International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering. Volume 11,No.2, pp. 150-153, 2017

4. Al-Shami S., El-Zaart A., Zekri A., Almustafa K. and Zantout R. 2017. Number Recognition in the Saudi License Plates using Classification and Clustering Methods. Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences (AMIS). 11, No. 1, 1-12 (2017).

Activities

- Academic coordinator of Faculty of science, BAU

- Member of the Accreditation (ABET)

- Member of the executive committee of the Lebanese Universities association

- Member of University Quality Assurance center

- Member of Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS)

- Member of Lebanese Society for the Mathematical Sciences (LSMS)

Awards

- A patent published at United States Patent and trademark office, 2012.

- Gold Medal for the invention of “Braille copy machine using Image Processing Techniques”, King Saud university,2010

- Gold Medal for the invention of Braille copy machine using Image Processing Techniques, Malaysia February 2011.

- Silver Medal for the invention of Braille copy machine using Image Processing Techniques, Geneva, April 2011.

- Award of the Dean for high quality scientific research papers, 2010.

- Award for scientific research papers published in high impact factor journals. 2010.

- Member of Distinguished Scientist Fellowship program at King Saud University.

- Member of Top Academia Researcher at King Saud University. 2010

- National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation Grants, Saudi Arabia

- King Abdul-Aziz City for Sciences and Technology Grants, Saudi Arabia

- Research Center of College of Computer and Information Sciences grants, Saudi Arabia