Academic Catalog 2017–2018

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Department of Computer Science and Mathematics


Computer science is the theory and practice of representation, processing, and use of information. Almost every aspect of everyday life has been transformed by information technologies enabled by this field.

The LAU Computer Science program dates back to 1976, and the university was the first to offer a bachelors’ degree in the subject in Lebanon.   The B.S. in Computer Science Program at the Lebanese American University is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Sophisticated computing and networking facilities are available to support the academic and research activities of the department, with continuous updates and expansions.

Degrees and Minors Offered

Faculty and Staff


  • Haidar Harmanani, Ph.D., Computer Engineering
  • Nashat Mansour, Ph.D., Computer Science

Associate Professors

  • Faisal Abu-Khzam, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Danielle Azar, Ph.D., Computer Science  Chair
  • Samer Habre, Ph.D., Mathematics   Acting Associate Chair
  • May Hamdan, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Ramzi Haraty, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Azzam Mourad, Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Chadi Nour, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Sanaa Sharafeddine, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
  • Jean Takchi, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Rony Touma, Ph.D., Mathematics

Assistant Professors

  • Nader El Khatib, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Leila Issa, Ph.D., Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Georges Khazen, Ph.D., Neuroscience
  • Rebehmed Joseph, Ph.D., Computational & Theoretical Chemistry

Senior Instructors

  • Joseph Khalife, M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering


  • Samer Abi Ghanem, M.A. Actuarial Science


  • Ali Aleywan, Academic Computer Center Senior Administrator  Beirut
  • Tarek Dana, Academic Computer Center Supervisor   Beirut
  • Samantha-Joe El Beyrouthy, Academic Assistant   Byblos
  • Jalal Possik, Academic Computer Center Administrator   Byblos
  • Dania Shebaro, Senior Academic Assistant   Beirut

Contact Information


  • Phone number: Extension 1813
  • Address: Orme-Gray Hall 407
  • Website


  • Phone number: Extension 2481
  • Address: Block A, Room 809A
  • Website