Joe Tekli

Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University (LAU)


Joe Tekli is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department, Lebanese American University (LAU). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Univ. of Bourgogne (UB), LE2I CNRS, France (2009), awarded with Highest Honors. He has completed three post-docs: in the Univ. of Milan, Italy (Fall 2009), in the Univ. of Shizuoka, Japan (Spring 2010), and in ICMC, Univ. of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil (2010-2011). He was awarded various prestigious fellowships: French Ministry of Education (France), Fondazione Cariplo (Italy), JSPS (Japan), FAPESP (Brazil), and AUF (France). His research covers XML; MM data semantics, data-mining, and information retrieval. He is a member of IEEE and ACM SIGAPP, and an organizing member of various international conferences such as IEEE ICWS, AIAI, SITIS, ACM MEDES, etc. He has more than 30 publications in various prestigious journals and conferences: IEEE TSC, WWW J., Elsevier JWS, Elsevier Info. Sciences, IJWSR, IEEE ICWS, EDBT, ER, WISE, ADBIS, etc.

Main research area
XML Similarity-based Data Processing. Techniques and Applications: Document and Grammar Comparison; Structural Similarity and Tree Edit Distance; Semantic Similarity and Knowledge Bases; Clustering & Classification; Version Control; Schema Mapping; GML Information Retrieval; SOAP Multicasting; RSS Data Integration.

Other research Interests
Image Clustering; Image Search Result Organization, Multimedia Fragmentation, Image Accessibility for Visually Impaired Users.

Contact Information
Address: Off. 104, Bassil Bld., ECE Dept., School of Engineering, Lebanese American University (LAU), 36, Byblos, Lebanon
Phone : +961 9 547 262
Fax : +961 9 546 262
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