Academic Catalog 2023–2024

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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.

Programs Offered

Online Graduate Certificates

Faculty and Staff


  • Faisal Abu-Khzam, Ph.D., Computer Science     Director of RCP for Physical Sciences
  • Dumitru Baleanu, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Haidar Harmanani, Ph.D., Computer Engineering      Interim Dean
  • Azzam Mourad, Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering

Associate Professors

  • Danielle Azar, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Nader El Khatib, Ph.D., Mathematics         Chairperson
  • Samer Habre, Ph.D., Mathematics      MEPI Academic Director, Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate program
  • May Hamdan, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Ramzi Haraty, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Leila Issa, Ph.D., Computational & Applied Mathematics       Computer Science Co-Program Lead and Mathematics Program Coordinator
  • Chadi Nour, Ph.D., Mathematics
  • Joseph Rebehmed, Ph.D., Computational & Theoretical Chemistry      Computer Science Co-Program Lead
  • Jean Takche, Ph.D, Mathematics 
  • Rony Touma, Ph.D., Mathematics 

Assistant Professors

  • Nadine Abbas, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Eileen-Marie Hanna, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Khalil Mershad, Ph.D., Computer and Communications Engineering

Visiting Assistant Professors

  • Zulqurnain Sabir, Ph.D., Mathematics


  • Zainab Abbas, Ph.D., Mathematics

Senior Instructor

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


  • Samer Abi Ghanem, M.A. Actuarial Science


  • Elie Akoury, Academic Computer Center Supervisor   Byblos
  • Ali Alaywan, Academic Computer Center Senior Administrator  Beirut
  • Tarek Dana, Academic Computer Center Supervisor   Beirut
  • Dania Shebaro, Principal Academic Assistant   Beirut

Contact Information


  • Phone number: Extension 1813
  • Address: Nicol Hall 1512
  • Website


  • Phone number: Extension 2914
  • Address: Block A, Room 809A
  • Website