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Ali El-Zaart


Mathematics & Computer Science


elzaart@bau.edu.lb


07 985080 Ex: 3314


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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

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

    Recent Publications 

    • Maysoun Ibrahim Ali El-Zaart and Carl Adams, Smart Sustainable Cities Roadmap: Readiness for Transformation towards Urban Sustainability. Accepted in Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier, March 2017.
    • 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
    • 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).
    • 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
    • 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
    • Ali El-Zaart, Skin Cancer Images Thresholding Based on Gamma Distribution International Journal of Image ProcessingTechniques, Vol. 2, 55 – 58, 2015
    • Ali El-Zaart, Synthetic Aperture Radar Images Segmentation Using Minum Cross-Entropy with Gamma Distribution.International Journal of Signal and Image Processing, 2015;6(4)19-31 DOI 10.5121/sipij.2015.6402
    • 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. 2015
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Wafaa Kamel 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), 2014.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Moumena Al-Bayati and Ali El-Zaart, AUTOMATIC THRESHOLDING TECHNIQUES FOR OPTICAL IMAGES. International Journal of Signal and Image Processing, Signal & Image Processing : An International Journal (SIPIJ) Vol.4, No.3, June 2013
    • Ali El-Zaart and Wafaa Al-Jibory, Journal of Computer Science, Technology and Application, “An Edge Detection Method in Images with Log-Normal Distribution”, 2013.
    • Rami M. jomaa, Ali El-Zaart, Hassan Mathkour "Improvements on Moment-Preserving Method for Image Thresholding" Journal of Communications and Computer Engineering, pp. 19-22, 2012.
    • 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.
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Ali El-Zaart, “Skin Images Segmentation”. Journal of Computer Science (SJR:0.3),. Science publications, USA. 6(2). Pages: 217-223. 2010.
    • 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.
    • Ali El-Zaart, “"Contrast Enhancement of SAR Images Based on Histogram Specification". International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions. pp. 215-227. 2009.
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Carl Adams , Ali El-Zaart and, A Citizen Centric Smart Sustainable City Validated Model . Submitted to International Conference on Information Society and Smart Cities (SC 2018), Jun 27-28, 2018. Cambridge University, UK.
    • Maysoun Ibrahim, Carl Adams , Ali El-Zaart and, A Validated Novel Roadmap for the Transformation towards Smart Sustainable Cities Submitted to International Conference on Information Society and Smart Cities (SC 2018), Jun 27-28, 2018. Cambridge University, UK.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Ziad Abdallah, Mohamad Oueidat, Ali El-Zaart, Multi label image classification using Histogram of Oriented Gradients. April 7-8, LAAS 2017, Lebanon.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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 Disability-oriented Devices and Systems. SPWID 2016, May 22 - 26, 2016 - Valencia, Spain.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Ali Ghosn, Ali El-Zaart and Toufic AlArwadi, An Improvement of Gradient Operator for Edge Dtection in Images. LAAS 2015, Lebanon
    • Salah AlShami,Ali El-Zaart, RachedZantout, and AmhedZekri, English and Arabic Liciense Plates Based on A New Data Mining Algorithm. LAAS 2015, Lebanon.
    • Ziad Abdallah, Ali El-Zaart,MohmadOueidatExperimental Analysis and Comparison of Multilabel Problem Transformation Methods for Multimedia Domain. LAAS 2015, Lebanon.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Wafaa Kamel Al-Jibory ,Ali El-Zaart.'' New operator for edge detection of objects in Images '' International Science Conference (LAAS20), Hadath, Lebanon, March 2014.
    • Ali Ghosn and Ali El-Zaart, Skin Images Segmentation Using Between Class Variance with Gamma DistributionInternational Science Conference (LAAS20), Hadath, Lebanon, March 2014.
    • 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
    • Ali El-Zaart and Wafaa Al-Jibory, Journal of Computer Science, Technology and Application, “An Edge Detection Method in Images with Log-Normal Distribution”, 2013.
    • 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
    • Book chapter-Springer: Recent Progress in Data Engineering and Internet Technology. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 2013, pp 475-480
    • 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.

    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