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Zantout, Rached

Associate Professor
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Rafik Hariri University
Lebanon

Biography

Dr. Rached Zantout received his B.E. from The American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 1988, his MSc from the University of Florida in 1990 and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1994, all degrees being in Electrical Engineering. He was a Research Associate and Teaching Associate for most of his graduate studies. Directly after finishing his PhD he joined Scriptel Corporation and worked on several R&D projects to develop a new generation of graphic input devices. Between 10/1995 and 8/2000 Dr. Zantout was an Assistant Professor at King Saud University in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Then Dr. Zantout moved to Lebanon and taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Balamand for the period between 9/2000 and 9/2002. He also worked as a part-time faculty members at reputed Lebanese universities like the American University of Beirut, Lebanese American University and Beirut Arab University. Between 9/2003 and 8/2009 Dr. Zantout was at the Hariri Canadian University where he became an Associate professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Between 9/2009 and 9/2012 Dr. Zantout was an Associate professor at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Between 9/2012 and 9/2014, Dr. Zantout was an Associate Professor at the Mathematics and Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Science at Beirut Arab University, Lebanon. Currently Dr. Zantout is Chairman and Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the College of Engineering at Rafik Hariri University

Research Interest

Dr. Zantout's research interests cover Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing. He currently works on developing components for Machine Translation and Natural Language Processing with a special focus on tools related to the Arabic Language. He also has active research in the area of autonomous robot navigation, Computer Vision, Digital Image Processing and Embedded Systems Design

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