Wassim El-Hajj


    Dr. Wassim El-Hajj is Associate Professor and Chair of the Computer Science department at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He received his BS degree from AUB in 2000, and the MS and Ph.D. degrees in 2002 and 2006, respectively, from Western Michigan University (WMU), all in Computer Science. Right after his graduation, he joined the Information Security department at UAE University as an assistant professor. He then joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at AUB as a visiting professor and then joined the Computer Science department as a full-time faculty.

    His research interests are in the areas of Wireless Communication, Network Security, and Data Mining. The central theme of his research work in the area of wireless communications is the introduction of new MANET routing protocols that are distributed, scalable and energy efficient. In network security he works on the development of effective techniques that aim to stop attackers from gaining access to victim’s PC via the network. In data mining (DM) his work focuses on designing scalable DM algorithms and developing accurate sentiment mining methods. To support his research he was awarded many grants including a major fund, in 2013, from Qatar Foundation for the amount of 1 million dollars. His research activities culminated with more than 55 publications, published in reputable journals such as IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology and IEEE Sensors, as well as top IEEE conferences that include ICDM, ICC, AINA, GLOBECOM, WCNC, and ISWTA. He was a frequent speaker and a technical reviewer at more than 30 leading international conferences. In addition to his academic experience, he has a valuable industrial experience with Boeing and Ten Strategic Consulting.

    He is the recipient of numerous recognitions, most notably, the WMU Excellence in Research Award for three years in a row, Honorable mention for Graduate Research and Creative Scholar, the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 2 consecutive years, and the Teaching Effectiveness Award which is considered the highest teaching award at Western Michigan University.

Contact Information
Office: Bliss Blg., Room 116
Email: we07@aub.edu.lb
Phone: 9611350000 extn: 4215

Mail Address
Computer Science Department
Faculty of Arts & Science
American University of Beirut
P.O.Box 11-0236 / Computer Science
Riad El-Solh / Beirut 1107 2020