Academic Catalog 2021–2022

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Department of Computer Science and Mathematics


The Computer Science and Mathematics Department offers several undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science, Bioinformatics and Mathematics.

LAU was the first university in Lebanon to offer an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, in 1976, followed by a Master’s degree in 1992. The BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The bioinformatics program, launched in 2014, has a solid grounding in liberal arts education and is highly multidisciplinary as it covers courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Mathematics in addition to specialized courses in Data Mining, Genomics and Proteomics.

Our mathematics program provides you with a strong background in fundamental skills such as logic, analytical, critical and higher order thinking.

Degrees and Minors Offered

Faculty and Staff


  • Faisal Abu-Khzam, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Haidar Harmanani, Ph.D., Computer Engineering
  • Nashat Mansour, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Sanaa Sharafeddine, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

Associate Professors

  • Danielle Azar, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Nader El Khatib, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Samer Habre, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • May Hamdan, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Ramzi Haraty, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Leila Issa, Ph.D., Computational & Applied Mathematics
  • Georges Khazen, Ph.D., Neuroscience       Chair
  • Azzam Mourad, Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Chadi Nour, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Rony Touma, Ph.D., Mathematics 

Assistant Professors

  • Rebehmed Joseph, Ph.D., Computational & Theoretical Chemistry

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Eileen-Marie Hanna, Ph.D in Computer Science

Senior Instructor

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


  • Samer Abi Ghanem, M.A. Actuarial Science


  • Ali Alaywan, Academic Computer Center Senior Administrator  Beirut
  • Tarek Dana, Academic Computer Center Supervisor   Beirut
  • Dania Shebaro, Senior Academic Assistant   Beirut
  • Gioia Wehbeh, Senior Academic Assistant   Byblos

Contact Information


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


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