• Al-Abed Mohammad

    Dr. Al-Abed Mohammad

    Chairperson & Associate Professor of Computer Science Department

    Dr. El-Abed, Chair and Associate Professor at Rafik Hariri University, College of Sciences & Information Systems. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Caen Lower Normandy, France. Ever since 2008, he’s been teaching different courses in Computer Science at the School of Engineering of Caen-France (2008 - 2012) and Rafik Hariri University-Lebanon (2012 till present). The taught courses covered a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to: Introduction to algorithms, C programming language, Data structure and advanced algorithms, Operating Systems and Networks, Object Oriented Programming in C++ and JAVA, Database (Conceptual, Logical, and Physical Data Models), Web Design, Software Engineering, Biometric Security, Mobile Application Development, and Machine Learning and Data mining (classification algorithms and genetic algorithms).

     His main research interests are Machine Learning, Image Processing and Computer Security (i.e., Biometric-based Authentication and Information Technology Security Audit). Dr. El-Abed has more than 30 publications in different International Conferences such as IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS), IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), as well as International Journals such as ELSEVIER International Journal on Future Generation Computer Systems.

     He is also an articles’ reviewer in several journals such as International Journal of Signal, Image and Video Processing Springer and International Journal of Computer Engineering & Information Technology. He was also an articles’ reviewer in several international conferences such as the International Conference Image and Signal Processing (ICIP 2012) and the 2010 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2010).



    • D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Caen Lower Normandy, France, 2011
    • Sc. degree in Informatics, Information Engineering and Systems from the University of Rouen, France, 2008
    • Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science from the Lebanese University, Faculty of Science (Branch I), Beirut, Lebanon, 2006



    • Biometrics
    • Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
    • Information Technology Security Audit



    • Academic Committee Member of the Syndicate of Computer Sciences in Lebanon
    • Member in the Syndicate of Computer Sciences in Lebanon
    • Member in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)



    • Recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award, Rafik Hariri University, 2016
    • Recipient of the French Ministry of Research and Education Scholarship for distinguished students, 2008



    • Tafran Cerine, El-Abed Mohamad, Othman Ziad, Elkabani Islam, “A No-Reference Image Quality Assessment For Detecting Illumination Alteration”, IEEE 10th International Conference on Information and Communication, Jordan, 2019.
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Dafer Mostafa, and Rosenberger Christophe, "RHU Keystroke Touchscreen Benchmark", ACM International Conference on Cyberworlds - Cybersecurity and Biometrics Track, 3-5 October, Singapore, 2018.
    • Dafer M., El-Abed M., “Evaluation of Keystroke Dynamics Authentication Systems: Analysis of Physical and Touch Screen Keyboards”, Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention, ISBN: 978-1-5225-0703-1, pp. 306-329, 2017.
    • El-Abed M., “Usability Assessment of Keystroke Dynamics Systems”, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Inderscience Publishers, pp. 222 – 231, Vol. 55 Issue 3, 2017.
    • El-Abed; Mohamad, Giot; Romain, Bourquis; Romain, “Zoo Graph - a New Visualisation for Biometric System Evaluation”, 20th International Conference on Information Visualization, Lisbon - Portugal, 2016.
    • El-Abed, P. Lacharme, and C. Rosenberger, “Privacy and Security Assessment of Biometric Systems”, Advances in Security and Privacy of Biometric Systems, Cambridge scholar publishing, ISBN: 978-1-4438-7183-9, pp. 224-254, 2015.
    • El-Abed, C. Charrier, and C. Rosenberger, “Quality Assessment of Image-based Biometric Information”, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing (IF 1.06), Springer International Publishing, Vol. 3, No. 1, DOI: 10.1186/s13640-015-0055-8, 2015.
    • El-Abed, M. Dafer, and R. El Khayat, “RHU Keystroke: A Mobile-based Benchmark for Keystroke Dynamics Systems”, 48th IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST), Rome, Italy, 2014.


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