• Al-Abed Mohammad

    Dr. Al-Abed Mohammad

    Chairperson & Associate Professor of Computer & Information Systems Department
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    alabedma@rhu.edu.lb

    Dr. El-Abed, Chair and Associate Professor at Rafik Hariri University, College of Arts & Sciences. 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), and the International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS).

     

    EDUCATION

    • 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

     

    PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

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

     

    MEMBERSHIPS

    • 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)

     

    HONORS AND MENTIONS

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

     

    RECENT PUBLICATIONS

    • 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.

     

    ALL PUBLICATIONS

    Book Chapters

    • Dafer Mostafa, El-Abed Mohamad, “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,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Lacharme Patrick, and Rosenberger Chirstophe, “Privacy and Security Assessment of Biometric Systems”, Advances in Security and Privacy of Biometric Systems, Cambridge scholar publishing, ISBN: 978-1-4438-7183-9, p. 224-254,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Charrier Christophe, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Evaluation of Biometric Systems”, New Trends and Developments in Biometrics, InTech, ISBN: 978-953-51- 0859-7, DOI: 5772/52084, 2012.
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Hemery Baptiste, Mahier Julien, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Performance Evaluation of Biometric Systems, Signal and Image Processing for Biometrics, ISBN : 978-1-84821-285-2, ISTE-WILEY,
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Keystroke Dynamics Overview, ISBN 978-953-307-618-8, Biometrics, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/17064,

     

    Journal Publications

    1. International Journal Papers
    • El-Abed Mohamad, “Usability Assessment of Keystroke Dynamics Systems”, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Inderscience Publishers, pp. 222 – 231, Vol. 55 Issue 3,
    • Diab Mohamad , Seif Alaa, El-Abed Mohamad, Sabbah Maher, “Individual Identification Using ECG Signals”, Journal of Computer and Communications, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp : 74-80, 2017.
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Charrier Christophe, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Quality Assessment of Image-based Biometric Information”, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, Springer International Publishing, Vol. 3, No. 1,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Giot Romain, Hemery Baptiste, and Rosenberger Chirstophe, “Evaluation of Biometric Systems: A Study of Users’ Acceptance and Satisfaction”, International Journal of Biometrics (IJBM), 4, No. 3, p. 265-290, 2012.
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Fast Computation of the Performance Evaluation of Biometric Systems :Application to Multibiometrics”, Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) Special Issue on Recent Developments in High Performance Computing and Security, Elsevier, Vol. 29, p. 788-799,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Giot Romain, Hemery Baptiste, Schwartzmann Jean-Jacques, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Towards the Security Evaluation of Biometric Authentication Systems”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET), 4, No. 3, p. 315-320, 2012.
    • Mahier Julien, Hemery Baptiste, El-Abed Mohamad, El-Allam Mohamed, Bouhaddaoui Mohamed, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Computation EvaBio: A Tool for Performance Evaluation in Biometrics”, International Journal of Automated Identification Technology (IJAIT), 3, No. 2, p.51-60, 2011.
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, Hemery Baptiste, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Unconstrained Keystroke Dynamics Authentication with Shared Secret”, Computers & Security, Elsevier, Vol. 30, p. 427-445,

     

    French Journal Papers

    • El-Abed Mohamad, Hemery Baptsite, Charrier Christophe, and Rosenberger Christophe, "Évaluation de la qualité de données biométriques", Revue des Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information (RNTI), numéro spécial "Qualité des Données et des Connaissances/Evaluation des methodes d’Extraction de Connaissances dans les Données", 1-20, 2011.
    • Pauchet Alexandre, El-Abed Mohamad, Merabti Tayeb, Prieur Elise, Lecroq Thierry, and Darmoni Stephan Jacques, "Identification de répétitions dans les navigations au sein d’un catalogue de santé", numéro spécial RIA : Intelligence Artificielle et Web Intelligence, p. 113- 132,

     

    International Conference Papers

    • 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,
    • 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,
    • Sabra Khaled, Zantout Rached, El-Abed Mohamad, Hamandi Lama, “Sentiment Analysis: Arabic Sentiment Lexicons”, IEEE International Conference on Sensors, Networks, Smart, and Emerging Technologies (SENSET’17), Lebanon,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Giot Romain, Bourquis Romain, “Zoo Graph - a New Visualisation for Biometric System Evaluation”, 20th International Conference on Information Visualization, Lisbon - Portugal,
    • Alwan Salwan, El-Abed Mohamad, Zantout Rached, “Vehicle Recognition from Partial Images”, IEEE 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, NDU - Lebanon,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Dafer Mostafa, and El Khayat Ramzi, “RHU Keystroke: A Mobile-based Benchmark for Keystroke Dynamics Systems”, 48th IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST), Rome, Italy,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Ninassi Alexandre, Charrier Christophe, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Fingerprint Quality Assessment using a No-Reference Image Quality Metric”, IEEE 21st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Marrakech, Morocco,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Lacharme Patrick, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Security EvaBio: An Analysis Tool for the Security Evaluation of Biometric Authentication Systems”, the 5th IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), New Delhi, India, 460-465, 2012.
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Web-Based Benchmark for Keystroke Dynamics Biometric Systems: A Statistical Analysis”, the 8th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP), Piraeus-Athens, Greece, p.11-15,
    • Giot Romain, Ninassi Alexandre, El-Abed Mohamad, Rosenberger Christophe, “Analysis of the Acquisition Process for Keystroke Dynamics”, IEEE International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG, Darmstadt, Germany, p.1-6,
    • Belguechi Rima, Cherrier Estelle, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Evaluation of Cancelable Biometric Systems : Application to Finger-Knuckle-Prints”, IEEE International Conference on Hand-Based Biometrics (ICHB), Hong Kong, p. 1-6,
    • Mahier Julien, El-Abed Mohamad, Hemery Baptiste, Rosenberger Christophe, “Towards a Distributed Benchmarking Tool for Biometrics”, IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation Conference (HPCS), Istanbul, Turkey, p. 671-676,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Giot Romain, Hemery Baptiste, Charrier Christophe, and Rosenberger Christophe, “A SVM-Based Model for the Evaluation of Biometric Sample Quality”, SSCI 2011 CIBIM - 2011 IEEE Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management, Paris, France, p. 115-122,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Giot Romain, Hemery Baptiste, and Rosenberger Christophe, “A Study of Users’ Acceptance and Satisfaction of Biometric Systems”, IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST), San Jose California, USA, p.170-178,
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Fast Learning for Multibiometrics Systems Using Genetic Algorithms”, IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS), Caen, France, p. 266-273,
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Keystroke Dynamics Authentication For Collaborative Systems”, IEEE International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, p. 172-179,
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, “GREYC Keystroke: a Benchmark for Keystroke Dynamics Biometric Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), Washington, D.C., p. 1-6,
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, “Keystroke dynamics with Low Constraints SVM Based Passphrase Enrollment”, IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), Washington, C., p. 425-430, 2009.

     

    French/Norwegian Conference Papers

    • El-Abed Mohamad and Rosenberger Christophe, "Evaluation de la sécurité d’un système biométrique", IEEE 7ème Conférence sur la Sécurité des Architectures Réseaux et Systèmes d’Information, Cabourg, France, 1-8, 2012.
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Hemery Baptiste, Charrier Christophe, and Rosenberger Christophe, "Un modèle SVM pour l’évaluation de la qualité des données biométriques". XXIII Colloque GRETSI, Bordeaux, p. 1-4,
    • El-Abed Mohamad, Giot Romain, Charrier Christophe, and Rosenberger Christophe, "Evaluation of Biometric Systems: A SVM Based Quality Index", The third Norsk Information security conference (NISK), Norway, p. 1-12,
    • Giot Romain, El-Abed Mohamad, and Rosenberger Christophe, "Authentification faiblement contrainte par dynamique de frappe au clavier", 17e congrès francophone de Reconnaissance des Formes et Intelligence Artificielle (RFIA), 1-8, 2010.