About Me

Since Feb. 2021: I am holding a senior research scientist position at Sony AI, Zurich.

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 2021: I've worked as a postdoctoral position at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, within the LTS4 laboratory.

Jan. 2015 - Aug. 2017: I've worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Université de Bordeaux, within the IMS, the IMB and the ICMCB laboratories.

Oct. 2013 - Aug. 2014: I've been hired for a year as ATER (Research and teaching assistant) at Université Gustave Eiffel.

Oct 2013 - May 2014: PhD in image processing using convex variational approaches, at Université Gustave Eiffel (in collaboration with the Lebanese University).

Title: Proximal methods for convex minimization of Phi-divergences. Application to computer vision.

Defense date: May 27th, 2014

Supervisors: Jean-Christophe Pesquet and Joumana Farah.

Jury: Michèle Basseville, Amel Benazza, Caroline Chaux, Bilal Chebaro, Alfred Hero and François Malgouyres.

  • 2009-2010: Master of Advanced Wireless Communication Systems at CentraleSupélec.
    The Master SAR provided me recent mathematical tools developments in random matrix theory, game theory, graphical models and statistical physics.
    Internship for six months (March-August 2010), at Telecom Paris-Tech.
    Cum laude.

  • 2009-2010: 5th year of Engineering studies in telecommunications at ULFG1 (double degree).
    Cum laude.
  • 2005-2009: Engineering studies in telecommunications at ULFG1.
    Magna cum laude.
  • 2004-2005: Mathematical Baccalaureate, High School Kobbeh/ Tripoli.
    Magna cum laude.
  • Programming languages:
    Matlab and Mex files, C#, C++, Scilab, HTML and Latex.
  • Languages:
    French (Fluent), English (Fluent),
    Italian (Beginner) and Arabic (Mother tongue).
  • Distinction

    "Bourse d'excellence" EIFFEL 2009-2010.
    "Bourse ministerielle" Three-year PhD scholarship awarded by the French government (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013).

    Causes and volunteering experiences

    - Participating in the community of ICIP 2014, SSVM 2015, IVMSP 2016 and GSP 2018.
    - Volunteering on social work projects at Akkar el Atika municipality 2005/2006/2007.