Dr. Ahmad Nasri

University Administration 2013-14 - Acting President

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Ahmed Nasri is a Full Professor in the department of Computer Science at the American University in Beirut. He is currently seconded to Fahad Bin Sultan University. Prof. Nasri received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Graphics from the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) in 1985, a Qualifying year in Computer Science from Essex University  (U.K.) in 1980, a BS degree in Mathematics from the Faculty of Sciences from the Lebanese University in 1978,  and a BE degree in teaching mathematics from the Faculty of Education from the same university and in the same year. 

After completing his Ph.D. which was sponsored by the Lebanese University (LU), Prof. Nasri joined the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at LU where he served as the Chair of the Committee of Computer Science which established the undergraduate program in this area. In 1987, he joined the department of Computer Science & Mathematics at the United Arab Emirates University for five years before he moved to the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1992.  At AUB, he was promoted to the rank of professor in 2002. After that and for six consecutive years, he chaired and practically founded the Computer Science Department before he was seconded as Acting President joining Fahd bin Sultan University in September 2010.

Prof. Nasri has been involved in the evolution of Fahd bin Sultan University since its inception. He was among the facts finding team who initially visited the University (named at that time Tabuk College) before FBSU signed the technical assistance agreement with the American University of Beirut.  He was also a member of the AUB consultant team who first visited the National College of Science and Technology in Salalah, which evolved into Dhofar University in Salalah, Oman. Prof. Nasri served as an AUB consultant on several projects.

Prof. Nasri published numerous journal and conference proceedings papers in the field of computer graphics and its applications in 3D geometric modeling, industry, education, and in digital arts. He is a member of editorial board of several journals in Computer Graphics, and a member of the board of directors of the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research.

Dr. Nasri is an expert in a number of EU funded projects in Information Technology such as Digiarts, Join-MED and MED-IST. He was also the Co-Rapporteur of the Committee that established the Scientific and Technology Innovation Policy (STIP) in Lebanon with the help of UNESCO and ESCWA.

At the international level, Dr. Nasri was a research visitor in various universities such as MIT, Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, Purdue University, the University of Calgary in Canada, the University of Cambridge in UK, the National University of Seoul in South Korea, the Hong Kong City University, the University of Tokyo in Japan, Calgary University, and more recently Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Prof. Nasri served and continues to serve as a member of the Program Committee of several international conferences where he deliveres talks and tutorial courses. He was invited as a keynote speaker in some of these conferences, most recently the Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling 2012, Dijon, France, which is sponsored by SIAM and ACM Siggraph. He participated in many research projects in the field of computer graphics. More details about his scientific contributions can be found on his web site at: