Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Aziz Barbar, Ph.D.
Dean - Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Office: Block A, Room 504
Campus: Ashrafieh
Extension: 311

Dr. Aziz Barbar was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in April 2013.

Dr. Barbar is a Professor of Computer Science. He joined the Department of Computer Science at AUST in 2003 as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2011, and to the rank of Full Professor in 2018. In 2003, he founded the Computer Science Master’s Program. He chaired the Department of Computer Science from 2004 to 2013. He also serves as an IT consultant to AUST, Legal Main Contact for the Cisco Academy and the Linux Professional Institute Academy at AUST.

In addition to his responsibilities at AUST, Dr. Barbar is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vice-President of the Lebanese Information Technology Association (LITA), Co-Director of the Cyber Crime Centre (CCC) at AUST. He was the Coordinator of the IEEE Computer Society in Region 8 (Middle East, Africa, and Europe), Vice-Chair of the IEEE Section - Lebanon, Vice-President of the Arab Computer Society (ACS), and Chair of the IEEE Computer Society – Lebanon Chapter between 2008 and 2014.

Dr. Barbar authored numerous publications in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, and has obtained four research grants. He has supervised more than 120 Ph.D., graduate, and undergraduate work. His research interests cover the areas of big data, machine learning, image processing, natural language processing, and educational technology.

His involvement in scholarly work also includes active participation in organizational and technical committees of many local/international conferences, local/regional competitions, and professional meetings.

Dr. Barbar earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2002 from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France, and from which he had also received a Master of Science in Parallel and Distributed Systems in 1998.

Selected Publications


  • Tannous G. and Barbar A. An Expert System to Detect Privacy's Vulnerability of Social Networks. Proceedings of the IEEE International Multidisciplinary Conference on Engineering Technology (IMCET’16), November 2-4, 2016, Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Aoudi W. and Barbar A. Support Vector Machines: A Distance-Based Approach to Multi-Class Classification. Proceedings of the IEEE International Multidisciplinary Conference on Engineering Technology (IMCET’16), November 2-4, 2016, Beirut, Lebanon.

  • Ismail A., Barbar A., Hajjar M., and Quafafou M., A New Document Sharing System Based on a Semantic Hierarchical Peer-To-Peer Network. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Educational and Information Technology (ICEIT’16), March 17-18, 2016, Paris, France.

  • Barbar A. and Ismail A. Character Image Semantic-Based CAPTCHA. International Journal of Future Computer and Communication (IJFCC), 2015, ISSN: 2010-3751, Volume 4, Issue 3.

  • Ismail A. and Barbar A. Off-Line Verification for Handwritten Signature Using Chain Code. Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (10 Volumes), pp. 1464-1474, 2014, ISBN: 1466658886.

  • Barbar A. and Ismail A. Stochastically Balancing Trees for File and Database Systems. IGI International Journal for Green Computing, 2013, ISSN: 1948-5018, Volume 4, Issue 1.

  • Saad M., Barbar A., and Abourjeili S. Introduction of TPACK-XL, A Transformative View of ICT-TPCK for Building Pre-Service Teacher Knowledge Base. Turkish Journal of Teacher Education (TUJTED), 2012, ISSN: 2147-5156, Volume 1, Issue 2.

  • Barbar A. and Tannous G. Content-Based Image Extraction and Analysis for Medical Radiographic Images. International Journal of Computers & Technology (IJCT), 2012, ISSN: 2277-3061, Volume 3, Issue 3. 

  • Ismail A. and Barbar A. A Simulation Framework for P2P Queries Routing for E-Business. IGI International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJEEI), 2012, ISSN:1947-8585, Volume 3, Issue 2.


Academic Degrees


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2002, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France.
  • M.S. in Computer Science, 1998, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France.






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