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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)

 

 

 

 

R, SAS, MATHEMATICA, C, JAVASCRIPT, HTML, LATEX

Skills

STATISTICAL COMPUTING

DATA VISUALIZATION

STATISTICS EDUCATION

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Education

 

Honors &

Awards
 

Utah State University

2007 - 2012

 

​PhD, Statistics

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"

Academic Director

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. 

 

Assistant Professor

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.

 

 

Research Assistant

​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.

 

 

Software Engineer

​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.

Work Experience

 

Call

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Contact

asharif at usc dot edu

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