Golden Apple For Teaching Excellence
University of Southern California (2015)
Dissertation Research Award
American Statistical Association (2013)
Citation of Honor
Utah Legislature (2012)
Robin Awards Finalist- Man of the Year
Utah State University (2011)
Graduate Teacher of the Year
Utah State Univeristy (2008 and 2011)
Dean's List Award for Outstanding Achievements
Utah State University (2008-2012)
President's Award Finalist
Lebanese American University (2006)
Utah State University
2007 - 2012
Dissertation Title: "Visual Data Mining Techniques for Functional Actigraphy Data: An Object Oriented Approach in R"
MS, Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences
Project Title: "Creating Pedagogical Agents as Social Models in an Online Learning Environment MathGirls"
Lebanese American University
2001 - 2006
MS, Computer Science
Thesis Title: "The Relationship between Using of an Intelligent Tutoring System and Class Achievement in a Basic Mathematics Course"
BS, Computer Science
Project Title: "Bank Citing System for Beirut City Using GIS"
2015 - present
I am the academic director for the MS in Business Analytics program at USC Marshall School of Business. My main responsibility is admissions, recruiting, advising students, and managing the program.
2013 - present
I teach statistics courses at both the undergraduate and gradute levels at the USC Marshall School of Business. My classes range from introductory statistics to data analysis for decision-making through to advanced modern statistical learning techniques.
2008 - 2012
I have conducted research in the field of statistical computing and visualization under the supervision of Professor Juergen Symanzik during my graduate studies at Utah State. I designed and implemented an R package for the visualization of functional data, used regression tools, experimental design, multivariate statistics tools, and categorical data anlysis tools in various projects.
2007 - 2008
I worked for the Center for Research on Engaging Advanced Technology for Education as a software engineer. My job was to write computer code to facilitate the human computer interaction between students and animated pedagogical agents.