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Ali El-Zaart


Mathematics & Computer Science


elzaart@bau.edu.lb


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Ali El-Zaart

Professor of Computer Science


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

Fall 2015/2016:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Data Structures II
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Research Topics
  • Data Mining

Spring 2015/2016:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Advanced Topics in Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Seminar in IT and Technology

Fall 2016/2017:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Data Mining

Spring 2016/2017:

  • Image Processing
  • Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Senior Project II
  • Senior Research in CS
  • Advanced Topics in Image Processing & Pattern Recognition

Fall 2017/2018:

  • IS Project Management
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Information Technology I
  • Data Structures
  • Data Mining
  • Senior Project I
  • Quantitative Analysis of Medical Image
  • Introduction to Programming

Spring 2017/2018:

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Introduction to calculus & Analytical Geometry II
  • Senior Project II
  • Advanced Topics in Image Processing & Pattern Recognition
  • E-Business Systems Development

Fall 2018/2019:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Int. to Algebra 
  • Data Structures
  • Data Mining
  • Quantitative Analysis of Medical Image
  • Senior Project I

Research

1. Research Collaborations

    • Dr. Fadi Dornaika, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of the Basque Country, Spain
    • Dr. Carl Adams, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • Dr. Abed-Malik Salman, King Saudi University, Saudi Arabia
    • Dr. Mohamad Ouaidat, Lebanese University
    • Dr. Ahmed Chaine, Lebanese University
    • Dr. Rached Zantout, Rafik Hariri University

    2. 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.

    3. Publications


    United States Published Patent:

    BRAILLE COPY MACHINE USING IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES Inventors:

    1. AL-SALMAN, AbdulMalik S.
    2. EL-ZAART, Ali Y.
    3. AL-HOKAIL, Khalid A.
    4. AL-SUHAIBANI, Yousef A.
    5. ALQABBANY, AbdulAziz O.z

    Patent number: 20120008151
    US Classes: 358/1.2, 358/3.29
    International Classes: G06K 15/00 and G06K 15/02
    Submitted: July 8, 2010
    Published: January 23, 2018

    Publications

    Journals

    1- Maysoun Ibrahim Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Smart Sustainable Cities Roadmap: Readiness for Transformation towards UrbanSustainability. Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier, March, Vol.11, pages 530-540, 2018.

    2- 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.

    3- 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).

    4- Duaa Al-Saeed, Ahmed Bouridane, Ali El-Zaart, Novel Fast Otsu Digital Image Segmentation Method. The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 13, No. 4, July 2016

    5- Ziad Abdallah, Ali El-Zaart and Mohamad Oueidat, An Improvement of Label Power Set Method Based on Priority Label Transformation,International Journal of Applied Engineering Research ISSN 0973-4562 Volume 11, Number 16 (2016) pp 9079-9087

    6- Ali El-Zaart, Skin Cancer Images Thresholding Based on Gamma Distribution International Journal of Image ProcessingTechniques, Vol. 2, 55 – 58, 2015

    7- Ali El-Zaart, Synthetic Aperture Radar Images Segmentation Using Minum CrossEntropy with Gamma Distribution. International Journal of Signal and Image Processing, 2015;6(4)19-31 DOI 10.5121/sipij.2015.6402

    8- Ali El-Zaart, and Toufic El-Arwadi, A New Edge Detection Method for CT-Scan Lung Images, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Imaging. Vol, 2, 2015

    9- Toufic El-Arwadi, and Ali El-Zaart, A Novel 5x5 Edge Detection Operator For Blood Vessel Images. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, Volume 11, 2015.

    10- Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Carl Adams and Ali El-Zaart, A CONCEPTUAL MULTIDIMENSIONAL MODEL FOR ASSESSING SMART SUSTAINABLE CITIES, JISTEM - Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management Revista de Gestão da Tecnologia e Sistemas de Informação Vol. 12, No. 3, Sept/Dec., 2015 pp. 541-558 ISSN online: 1807-1775 DOI: 10.4301/S1807-17752015000300003

    11- Maysoun Ibrahim, Carl Adams and Ali El-Zaart, PAVING THE WAY TO SMART SUSTAINABLE CITIES: TRANSFORMATION MODELS AND CHALLENGES. JISTEM - Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management Revista de Gestão da Tecnologia e Sistemas de Informação Vol. 12, No. 3, Sept/Dec., 2015 pp. 559-576 ISSN online: 1807-1775 DOI: 10.4301/S1807-17752015000300004.

    12- Abdul Malik S. Al-Salman, Ali El-Zaart, Yousef Al-Suhaibani, Khaled Al-Hokail, Abdu Gumaei, “Designing Braille Copier-Based on Image Processing Techniques”, International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE) ISSN: 2231-2307, Volume-4 Issue-5, November 2014.

    13- WafaaKamel Al-Jibory and Ali El-Zaart “A New Edge Detector in CT Scan Images Using Gradient of Weibull Distribution”, World of Computer Science and Information Technology Journal (WCSIT), 4 (1), 13 -17, 2014.

    14- Ihsan Ullah, Muhammad Hussain, Hatim a. Aboalsmah, Mohamed Berbar, and Ali El Zaart, “Novel Technique For Mammogram Image Segmentation Using Moment Preserving" International Journal of Information, Vol. 16, No.5,pp.3155-3164. 2013

    15- Moumena Al-Bayati and Ali El-Zaart, Journal of Advanced Research in Breast Cancer, “Mammogram Images Thresholding For Breast Cancer Detection Using Different Thresholding Methods”, 2013, 2, 72-77.

    16- Moumena Al-Bayati and Ali El-Zaart, AUTOMATIC THRESHOLDING TECHNIQUES FOR OPTICAL IMAGES. International Journal of Signal and Image Processing, Signal & Image Processing, (SIPIJ) Vol.4, No.3, 15 pages, June 2013

    17- Rami M. jomaa, Ali El-Zaart, Hassan Mathkour "Improvements on MomentPreserving Method for Image Thresholding" Journal of Communications and Computer Engineering, pp. 19-22, 2012.

    18- Amany Al-Saleh, Ali El-Zaart, AbdulMalekAlSalman, “Dot Detection of Braille Images Using a Mixture of Beta Distributions". Journal of Computer Science. Science publications(SRJ:0.3). , USA. 7(11), Pages: 1749-1759. 2011.

    19- Ali El-Zaart, “Expectation-Maximization Technique for Fibro-Glandular Discs Detection in Mammography Images”, International Journal of Computers in Biology and Medicine. Vol. 40, Issue 4, Pages:392–401, 2010. Elsevier. (Indexed by ISI)

    20- Ali El-Zaart, “Images Thresholding Using ISODATA Technique With Gamma Distribution", International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, Vol. 20, No.1, pages: 29-41. 2010. Springer.

    21- Ali El-Zaart, “A Novel Method of Edge Detection Using 2 Dimensional Gamma Distribution”. Journal of Computer science (SJR:0.3), Science publications, USA. 6(2), Pages: 199-204. 2010.

    22- Ali El-Zaart, “Skin Images Segmentation”. Journal of Computer Science (SJR:0.3),. Science publications, USA. 6(2). Pages: 217-223. 2010.

    23- Yaser A. Reyad, Ali El-Zaart, Hassan Mathkour, Mansour Al-Zuair, "Image Thresholding Using Split and Merge Techniques with Log-Normal Distribution“. Canadian Journal on Image Processing and Computer Vision, Pages-36-45. July 2010.

    24- Ali El-Zaart, “"Contrast enhancement of bimodal SAR images using a new desired histogram method with Gamma distribution". International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions. Vol. 1, pp. 215-227. 2009.

    25- DjemelZiou; NizarBouguila; Mohand Sa d Allili and Ali El-Zaart "Finite Gamma mixture modelling using minimum message length inference: application to SAR image analysis “. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 30, Issue 3 2009 , pages 771 – 792. (Indexed by ISI).

    26- Ali El-Zaart and DjemelZiou, “Statistical Modeling of SAR Images”. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 28, Issue 10, May 2007 , pages 2277 - 2294. (Indexed by ISI).

    27- Ali El-Zaart, DjemelZiou, Shangrui Wang and Qingshan Jiang, Segmentation of SAR images. Pattern Recognition Journal, Elsevier. Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 713-724, March 2002. (Indexed by ISI).

    28- Ali El-Zaart, Djemel Ziou and François Dubeau, Local Phase and Regularization Model for Disparity Estimation Using a Spatial Domain Approach, Journal of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 471-483, 1999.

    Conferences

    1- W. El Hajj Chehade, R. Abdel Kader, Ali El-Zaart. Segmentation of MRI Images for Brain Cancer Detection. International Conference on Information and Communications Technology (ICOIACT), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, March 2018. IEEE.

    2- Walaa Ali H. Jumiawi and Ali El-Zaart, Image Spectrum Segmentation for Lowpass and Highpass Filters, Accepted at the 4th International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Computing and Communication Technology (iCATccT - 2018), India, 2018. IEEE.

    3- W. El Hajj Chehade, R. Abdel Kader, Ali El-Zaart, Image Segmentation For Fingerprint Recognition, Accepted at the ASPCON 2018: IEEE Applied Signal Processing Conference, India, 2018.

    4- Rawas, S., , W., Zekri, A., and Al El-Zaart, Power and Cost-aware Virtual Machine Placement in Geo-distributed Data Centers. International Conference on Cloud Comouting and Servicies Science. 19-21 March 2018, Portugal.

    5- Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Carl Adams , Ali El-Zaart and, A Citizen Centric Smart Sustainable City Validated Model . International Conference on Information Society and Smart Cities (SC 2018), Jun 27-28, 2018. Cambridge University, UK.

    6- Maysoun Ibrahim, Carl Adams , Ali El-Zaart and, A Validated Novel Roadmap for the Transformation towards Smart Sustainable Cities,International Conference on Information Society and Smart Cities (SC 2018), Jun 27-28, 2018. Cambridge University, UK.

    7- Salah Al-Shami, Ahmed Zekri, Ali El-Zaart, and Rached Zantout, On the Parallelization of Closed-set Patterns Classification for an Automatic License Plate Recognition System. International Conference on Sensors, Networks, Smart and Emerging Technologies (SENSET2017), 12-14 September 2017, Beirut, Lebanon.

    8- Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Assessing Smartness of Smart Sustainable Cities: a Comparative Analysis. International Conference on Sensors, Networks, Smart and Emerging Technologies (SENSET2017), 12-14 September 2017, Beirut, Lebanon.

    9- Maysoun Ibrahim, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Theory of Change for the Transformation towards Smart Sustainable Cities. International Conference on Sensors, Networks, Smart and Emerging Technologies (SENSET2017), 12-14 September 2017, Beirut, Lebanon.

    10- Maysoun Ibrahim, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Stakeholders Engagement in Smart Sustainable Cities: A Proposed Model. Conference on Computer and Applications, (ICCA2017), September 06-07, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    11- Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, The Anatomy of Smartness of Smart Sustainable Cities: an Inclusive Approach. International Conference on Computer and Applications, (ICCA2017), September 06-07, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    12- Ziad Abdallah, Ali El-Zaart , Mohamad Oueidat, An Improved Framework For Image Multi-label Classification Using Gabor Feature Extraction. Accepted at International Conference on Computer and Applications, (ICCA2017), September 06-07, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    13- Maysoun Ibrahim, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, A Novel Approach for the Transformation towards Smart Sustainable Cities. Submitted to the 25th European Conference on Information Systems / June 5th-10th 2017 / Guimarães, Portugal.

    14- Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Smart Sustainable Cities: a Multidimensional Conceptual Citizen Centered Model. Submitted to the 25th European Conference on Information Systems / June 5th-10th 2017 / Guimarães, Portugal.

    15- Ziad Abdallah, Mohamad Oueidat, Ali El-Zaart, Multi label image classification using Histogram of Oriented Gradients. April 7-8, LAAS 2017, Lebanon.

    16- Salah Al-Shami, Ahmed Zekri, Ali El-Zaart, and Rached Zantout, In the parallelization of multiple closed-set patterns. April 7-8, LAAS 2017, Lebanon

    17- Ziad Abdallah, Mohamad Oueidat, Ali El-Zaart, An Improvement of Multi-Label Image Classification Method Based on Histogram of Oriented Gradient . ICDMMIP Paris 2017: 19th International Conference on Data Mining, Multimedia and Image Processing. 2643-2646, Paris, France.

    18- Maysoun Ibrahim, Carl Adams, Ali El-Zaart, Smart Sustainable Cities: A New Perspective on Transformation, Roadmap and Framework Concepts . The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disabilityoriented Devices and Systems. SPWID 2016, May 22 - 26, 2016 - Valencia, Spain.

    19- Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Carl Adams, Ali El-Zaart, Smartness of Smart Sustainable Cities: A Multidimensional Dynamic Process Fostering Sustainable Development . The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems. SPWID 2016, May 22 - 26, 2016 - Valencia, Spain.

    20- Rawas, S., Itani, W., Zekri, A., and Al El-Zaart, A.(2017, March). ENAGS: Energy & Network-aware Genetic Scheduling Algorithm on Cloud Data Canters (SCI-WSN). In Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet of things and Cloud Computing (p. 2). ACM.

    21- Ali El-Zaart, Ahmed Bouridane, Rachi Sammouda, and Muhammad Tahir, “PSAM images thresholding for prostate cancer detection” International Conference on Advances in Computing Communication and Information Technology, 17-18 March 2016, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK.

    22- Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Carl Adams and Ali El-Zaart, Measuring Smartness and Sustainability of Cities. (Poster), 15th European Conference on eGovernment – ECEG 2015, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 18-19 June 2015.

    23- Maysoun Ibrahim, Carl Adams and Ali El-Zaart, Smart Sustainable Cities Transformation Road-map. (Poster), 15th European Conference on eGovernment – ECEG 2015. Portsmouth, United Kingdom,18-19 June 2015.

    24- Maysoun Ibrahim, Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Challenges facing E-Government and Smart City: An Arab Region Perspective .(research paper), 15th European conference on eGovernement, 18-19 June, 2015, Portsmouth, UK.

    25- Wafaa Jibory and Ali El-Zaart, Edge Detection in Prostate PSMA Images, acceptedat the International Conference on Applied Research in Computer Science and Engineering. Beirut, ICAR2015, October 2015

    26- Salah Al-Shami, Ali El-Zaart, Rached Zantout, Ahmed Zekri and Khaled Almustafa, The Recognition of the Closed-set Patterns in the Saudi License Plates, accepted at the International Conference on Applied Research in Computer Science and Engineering. Beirut, ICAR2015, October 2015

    27- Ziad Abdallah, Ali El-Zaart, MohmadOueidatEXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS AND COMPARISON OF MULTILABEL PROBLEM TRANSFORMATION METHODS FOR MULTIMEDIA DOMAIN, accepted at the International Conference on Applied Research in Computer Science and Engineering. Beirut, ICAR2015, October 2015.

    28- SohaRawas, WassimItani, Ali El-Zaart, and Ahmed Zekri,Towards Greener Services in Cloud Computing: Research and Future Directives. accepted at the International Conference on Applied Research in Computer Science and Engineering. Beirut, ICAR2015, October 2015.

    29- Ali Ghosn, Ali El-Zaart and Toufic AlArwadi, An Improvement of Gradient Operator for Edge Dtection in Images. LAAS 2015, Lebanon

    30- Salah AlShami,Ali El-Zaart, RachedZantout, and AmhedZekri, English and Arabic Liciense Plates Based on A New Data Mining Algorithm. LAAS 2015, Lebanon.

    31- Ziad Abdallah, Ali El-Zaart,MohmadOueidatExperimental Analysis and Comparison of Multilabel Problem Transformation Methods for Multimedia Domain. LAAS 2015, Lebanon.

    32- Maysoun Ibrahim, Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Challenges facing E-Government and Smart City: An Arab Region Perspective . 15th European conference on eGovernement, 18-19 June, 2015, Portsmouth, UK.

    33- Salah Shami, Ali El-Zaart , Rached Zantout Ahmed Zekri, Khaled Almustafa, A New Feature Extraction Method for License Plate Recognition. 5th IEEE International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2015), April 29-30, 2015.

    34- Ziad Abdallah, Ali El-Zaart,MohmadOueidat, Comparison of Multilabel Problem Transformation Methods for Text Mining. 5th IEEE International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2015), April 29-30, 2015.

    35- Manal Zahereddine, Ali El-Zaart, Islam ElKabani, and RachedZantout, Toward improving educational decisions :Automating the assessment of learning outcomes. 21st Century Academic Forum Conference Kerr Conference Center University of California, Berkeley, August 21--23, 2014

    36-Duaa H. AlSaeed, Ahmed Bouridane, Ali El-Zaart, “A New Image Segmentation Method Based On 3-Dimensional Entropic Thresholding Using a 3-Dimensional (GLLALE) Histogram”, The 21st International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing - IWSSIP 2014, 12-15 May 2014, Dubrovnik , Croatia.

    37- Wafaa Kamel Al-Jibory ,Ali El-Zaart.'' Edge Detection for diagnosis early Alzheimer's disease by Using Weibull Distribution '' The 25th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2013),IEEE ICM2013,Beirut 2014.

    38- Wafaa Kamel Al-Jibory ,Ali El-Zaart.'' New operator for edge detection of objects in Images '' International Science Conference (LAAS20), Hadath, Lebanon, March 2014.

    39- Ali Ghosn and Ali El-Zaart, Skin Images Segmentation Using Between Class Variance with Gamma DistributionInternational Science Conference (LAAS20), Hadath, Lebanon, March 2014.

    40- Manal Zahereddine, Ali El-Zaart, and Islam El-Kabani, Automated Self-Assessment System for Academic Programs Accreditation. International Science Conference (LAAS20), Hadath, Lebanon, March 2014

    41- Ali El-Zaart and Wafaa Al-Jibory, “An Edge Detection Method in Images with LogNormal Distribution”, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA), 12-15 Dec. 2012

    42- Yaser Reyad, Ali El-Zaart, and Hassan Mathkour, Sementation of Fibro-Glandular Discs in Digital Mammograms Using Log-Normal Distribution. Chapter :Recent Progress in Data Engineering and Internet Technology, Volume 156 of the series Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 2013 pp 475-480. Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg

    43- Moumena Al-Bayati and Ali El-Zaart “Automatic Thresholding Techniques for Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis” , IEEE 17th International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition, USA, Las-Vegas. July 22-25, 2013.

    44- Ali El-ZaartandWafaa Al-Jibory, Edge Detection In Radar Images Using Weibull Distribution”, International Conference in Soft Computing (2013). Dubai, 18-19 May 2013.

    45- Ali El-ZaartandAliGhosn,MRI images Thresholding For Alzheimer Detection”, International Conference in Soft Computing (2013). Dubai, 18-19 May 2013.

    46- Moumena Al-Bayati and Ali El-Zaart, Automatic Thresholding Techniques for SAR Images”, International Conference in Soft Computing (2013). Dubai, 18-19 May 2013.

    47- Ali El-Zaartand Ali Ghosn,SAR images Thresholding For Oil Spill Detection”, The 2 nd International Electronics, Communications, and Photonics Conference. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2013.

    48- Yaser Reyad, Ali El-Zaart, Hassan Mathkour, “Segmentation of Skin Cancer Image Using Log-Normal Distribution”, International Conference on Infrmation System and Technologies (ICIST’2013), Tangier Morocco, March 22-24-, 2013

    49- AbdulMalik S. AlSalman, Ali El-Zaart, Saleh A. Al-Salman, Abdu Gumaei “A Novel Approach for Braille Images Segmentation". The 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS'12).. Tangier, Morocco. May 10-12 2012.

    50- Yasser Reyad, Ali El-Zaart, and Alaaeldin M. Hafez Rami M. jomaa, " Mammograms Segmentation Using Log-Normal Distribution " 27th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications 2012. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. 12 – 14 March 2012.

    51- Abduljawad Amory, Ali El Zaart, AnasRokabi, Hassan Mathkour, RachidSammouda”, Fast Optimal Thresholding Based on Between-Class Variance Using Mixture of LogNormal Distribution” , International conference on Information Technology and eservices, Sousse Tunisia March 24-26, 2012.

    52- Duaa AlSaeed, Ahmed Bouridane ,Ali El-Zaart and, RachidSammouda, “Two Modified Otsu Image Segmentation Methods Based On Lognormal And Gamma Distribution Models”. International conference on Information Technology and e-services, Sousse Tunisia March 24-26, 2012.

    53- DuaaAlSaeed, Ahmed Bouridane ,Ali El-Zaart and, RachidSammouda, “Novel Fingerprint Segmentation With Entropy-Li MCET Using Log-Normal Distribution ”. IET IPC 2012, London, 3 - 4 July 2012.

    54- AbdoGomai, Ali El-Zaart, Muhammad Hussein, and Mohamed Berbar, “Breast Segmentation using K-means Algorithm with A Mixture of Gamma Distributions ”. IEEE 3rd Symposium on Broadband Networks and Fast Internet. Antonine University, Lebanon. May 28 and 29, 2012.

    55- Moumena Al-Bayati and Ali El-Zaart “Image Thresholding Techniques Using Between Class Variance”, 2012 International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2012). Lebanon. December 2012.

    56- Ali El-Zaart, Wafaa Al-Jabory, and Bander Al-Masloukh “A Ne Edge Detector Using Log-Normal Distribution”, 2012 International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2012). Lebanon. December 2012.

    57- Ali El-Zaartand Wafaa Al-Jibory, Edge Detection In Mammogram Images Using Log-Normal distributions” , 2nd IEEE International conference on Advances In computational Tools For Engineering applications (ACTEA2012). Notre Dame University ,Lebanon. December 12-15, 2012.

    58- Ali Ghosn, Ali El-Zaart, EidahAssidan “Mammogram Images Thresholding Based on Between-Class Variance Using a Mixture of Gamma Distributions”, 2 nd IEEE International conference on Advances In computational Tools For Engineering applications (ACTEA2012). Notre Dame University ,Lebanon. December 12-15, 2012.

    59- Linda Mahmoudi and Ali El-Zaart, “A survey of Entropy Image ThresholdingTechniquess”, 2nd IEEE International conference on Advances In computational Tools For Engineering applications (ACTEA2012). Notre Dame University ,Lebanon. December 12-15, 2012.

    60- RoulaAlayli and Ali El-Zaart, ”An Iterative Mammographic Image Thresholding Algorithm For Breast Cancer Detection”, The 2012 International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2012). Jordan. December 2012.

    61- Ali El-Zaart, Wafaa Al-Jabory, and Bander Al-Masloukh “IA Ne Edge Detector Using Log-Normal Distribution”, The 2012 International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT'2012). Jordan. December 2012.

    62- Ali El-Zaartand Wafaa Al-Jibory, Edge Detection In Mammogram Images Using Log-Normal distributions” 2nd IEEE International conference on Advances In computational Tools For Engineering applications (ACTEA2012). Notre Dame University ,Lebanon. December 12-15, 2012.

    63- Moumena Al-BayatiandAli El-Zaart “Mammogram Images Thresholding Using Different Thresholding Techniques”, 2nd IEEE International conference on Advances In computational Tools For Engineering applications (ACTEA2012). Notre Dame University ,Lebanon. December 12-15, 2012.

    64- Ali Ghosn, Ali El-Zaart, EidahAssidan “Mammogram Images Thresholding Based on Between-Class Variance Using a Mixture of Gamma Distributions” 2nd IEEE International conference on Advances In computational Tools For Engineering applications (ACTEA2012). Notre Dame University ,Lebanon. December 12-15, 2012.

    65- Linda Mahmoudi and Ali El-Zaart, “aA survey of Entropy Image ThresholdingTechniquess”, 2nd IEEE International conference on Advances In computational Tools For Engineering applications (ACTEA2012). Notre Dame University ,Lebanon. December 12-15, 2012.

    66- Linda Mahmoudi , Ali Haider, Ali El-Zaart, AlaaAlAzawi, “A Novel Petri Net Model For Image Segmentations”, 2nd IEEE International conference on Advances In computational Tools For Engineering applications (ACTEA2012). Notre Dame University ,Lebanon. December 12-15, 2012.

    67- Rami M. jomaa, Ali El-Zaart, Hassan Mathkour "Improvements on MomentPreserving Method for Image Thresholding" Journal of Communications and Computer Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue. 2, pp. 19-22, 2012.

    68- Hala Al-Shamlan and Ali El-Zaart, "Breast Cancer Computer-Aided System" The 2011 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'11). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 18-21, 2011.

    69- IhsanUllah, Ali El-Zaart, and Hatem Abo-Alsameh "Fast Moment Preservation For Images Thresholding Using a Mixture of Gamma Distributions." The 2011 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'11). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 18-21, 2011.

    70- DuaaAlSaeed, Ali El-Zaart, and Ahmed Bouridane "Minimum Cross Entropy Thresholding Using Entropy-Li Based On Log-normal Distribution For Skin Cancer Images", 7th IEEE International Conference on Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems. in Dijon, France, November 28 - December 1, 2011. 71- YaserReyad, Ali El-Zaart, Hassan Mathkour, “Segmentation of Fibro-Glandular Discs in Digital Mammograms Using Log-Normal Distribution”, IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering and Internet Technology, 2011. Indonesia.

    72- WafaAlSaleh, AbdulmalikAlSalman,,Ali El-Zaart, and Mohammad Mostafa, “An Educational Software in Computer Skills for Visually Impaired Arabic-speaking Students”. 26th 2011 Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, USA. 2011.

    73- Rami Mohammad Jomaa, Ali El-Zaart, Hassan Mathkour "An Improved MomentPreserving Method for Image Thresholding" 7th International Computing conference in Arabic, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2011, pp. 727-735.

    74- Muhammad Hussain, SummrinaKanwalWajid, Ali El-Zaart, Mohammed Berbar, "A Comparison of SVM Kernel Functions for Breast Cancer Detection", 2011 Eighth International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization.

    75- YaserReyad, Ali El-Zaart, Hassan Mathkour, Hussain Alsalman and Mansour Al-Zuair. “An Image Segmentation Approach based on Log-Normal Distribution” ,IEEE 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing (ICINC 2010), Nov. 26-28, 2010. Malaysia.

    76- Abdu Gomai, Ali El-Zaart and Hassan Mathkour, "An Efficient Iris Segmentation Approach”, IEEE International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing., Manila, Manila, Philippines. December 4-5, 2010. (Indexed by EI Compendex and ISI Proceeding).

    77- AbdulMalik Al-Salman, Ali El-Zaart, Yousef Al-Suhaibani, Khaled Al-Hokail, and Abdulaziz O. Al-Qabbany "An Efficient Braille Cells Detection”, 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications Networking and Mobile Computing. 2010. China.

    78- Hala Al-Shamlan and Ali El-Zaart" Texture Feature Extraction for Breast Cancer Mammography Images”. International Conference on Image and Video Processing and Computer Vision (IVPCV-10). Orlando, FL, USA, July 12-14, 2010. 

    79- Hala Al-Shamlan and Ali El-Zaart "Feature Extraction Values for Breast Cancer Mammography Images”. IEEE International Conference On Bioinformatics and Biomedical Technology. China. 2010. (Indexed by EI Compendex and ISI Proceeding).

    80- Abdu Gomai, Ali El Zaart and Hassan Mathkour, "A New Approach for Pupil Detection in Iris Recognition System”, IEEE international Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology. China. 2010. Volume: 4, Page(s): V4-415 - V4-419 (Indexed by EI Compendex and ISI Proceeding)

    81- Rahma AlZahrani and Ali El-Zaart "SAR image Segmentation Using Edge Information”, IEEE international Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology. China. 2010. (Indexed by EI Compendex and ISI Proceeding).

    82- Arwa Al-Hussain and Ali El-Zaart, "Moment-Preserving Thresholding Using Gamma Distribution" IEEE international Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology. China. 2010. (Indexed by EI Compendex and ISI Proceeding).

    83- Rasha Al-Eidan, Lamya Al-Braheem and Ali El-Zaart, "Line detection Based on The Basic Masks and Inage Rotation". IEEE international Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology. China. 2010. (Indexed by EI Compendex and ISI Proceeding).

    84- Rahma AlZahrani and Ali El-Zaart, “MRI Images Segmentation”. First conference for graduated students at KSA, Saudi Arabia, March 1-4, 2010.

    85- Tasneim AlYahya and Ali El-Zaart, “Fuzzy Similarity Thresholding Using Gamma Distribution”. First conference for graduated students at KSA, Saudi Arabia. March 1- 4, 2010.

    86- Abdul-Malik Al-Salman and Ali El-Zaart, Braille Copy Machine. Research Report, KACST, Saudi Arabia . 2008-2010.

    87- Muhammed Hussien and Ali El-Zaart. Medical Image Enhancement. Research Report No. RC/29-30, Research Center, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2009-2010.

    88- Amani Al-Ajlan and Ali El-Zaart, " Image Segmentation Using Minimum CrossEntropy Thresholding”, IEEE international Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Pages: 1776-1781 2009. USA.

    89- Eidah Assidan and Ali El-Zaart " Fast Optimal Multimodal Thresholding Based on Between-Class Variance Using a Mixture of Gamma Distributions”, IEEE international Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Pages:2599-2602, 2009. USA.

    90- Asma Al-Saleh and Ali El-Zaart " Multi-modal Images Contrast Enhancement Using Histogram Specification with Gamma Distribution”, IEEE International Conference of Computing in Engineering, Science and Information. Pages: 52-56, 2009. California, USA.

    91- Hessa Alsaaran and Ali El-Zaart, "New Edge Detector Using 2D Gamma Distribution”, IEEE international Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2009. USA. , "Dot Detection of Optical Braille Images for Braille cells Recognition”, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Helping People With Special Needs, Pages 821-826. July 9-11, 2008. Austria.

    92- Ghada Al-Osaimi and Ali El-Zaart, “Minimum Cross Entropy Thresholding for SAR Images”. Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies : from Theory to Application. April, 9-11, 2008. Syria.

    93- Eihal Al-Owaisheque, Areeb Al-Owaisheq and Ali El-Zaart, “A New Edge Detector Using 2D Beta Distribution". Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies : from Theory to Application. April, 9-11, 2008, Syria.

    94- Ali El-Zaart, “A New Desired Histogram Method for Contrast Enhancement of SAR Images”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology. May 9-11, Amman, Jordan, 2007.

    95- Ali El-Zaart, Edge Detection of Objects in Images, Research Report No. RC6/426-427, Research Center, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2007.

    96- Reem Al-Attas and Ali El-Zaart, “Thresholding of Medical Images Using Minimum Cross Entropy”. Proceedings of the Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2006, pp.312-315, December 11-14, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    97- Amal Al-Manea and Ali El-Zaart, “Contrast Enhancement of MRI Images”, Proceedings of the Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2006, pp. 270-273, December 11-14, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    98- Amany Al-Saleh and Ali El-Zaart, “Unsupervised Learning Technique for Skin Images Segmentation Using a Mixture of Beta Distributions”, Proceedings of the Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical 2006, pp. 320-323, December 11-14, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    99- Ali El-Zaart, “Unsupervised Learning Technique for Image Segmentation”, Proceedings of First National Information Technology Symposium, pp. 205-210 February 6-8, 2006, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    100- Ali El-Zaart, “Expectation-Maximization Technique for Fibro-Glandular Discs Detection in Mammography Images”, Proceedings of First National Information Technology Symposium, pp. 268-275, February 6-8, 2006, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Activities

    1. Member of the “Universite Numerique” project between France and six Lebanese universities (BAU, AUB, USEK, USJ, Balamand, LU).
    2. Member of Quality Assurance center at Beirut Arab University
    3. Member of Agricultural Committee at Beirut Arab University
    4. Academic coordinator of Faculty of science, Beirut Arab University
    5. Member of Association of Arab Universities colleges of computing and information Society
    6. Council coordinator of the computer science Department 2004-2011 (KSU)
    7. Member of PhD. Entrance exam committee (2008- 2009)
    8. Convener of research assistant recruitment committee (2009)
    9. Convener of interview committee for candidate teaching assistants (2009-2010)
    10. Convener of interview committee for candidate PhD students (2008- 2009)
    11. Member of the department graduate committee 2006-2008
    12. Member of the committee for Master and Ph.D. entrance exam
    13. Member of the department annual report committee 2004-September 2008
    14. Member of the college computer committee (2002-2004)
    15. Member of the department final exam committee (2003-2004)
    16. Member of the department graduation project committee (one semester)
    17. The Academic Supervisor of the department students (2002-2004) 

    Research Projects and Awards

    - A patent final acceptance at United States Patent and trademark office, 2018.

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