Haidar Harmanani

Professor of Computer Science
Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Haidar Harmanani is a professor of computer science in the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics and interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

After joining LAU as an assistant professor of computer engineering and science in 1994, Dr. Harmanani rose through the ranks to chair the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics and subsequently served as SoAS’ assistant dean in 2011 prior to becoming associate dean between 2012-2014, and again from 2018 to 2023.

Dr. Harmanani is a program evaluator for the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and for the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC).  He served as a CAC Commissioner from 2018-2023. He is also an NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute ambassador

Research Interests

    His research interests include design automation, high-level synthesis, design for testability, applications of artificial intelligence and deep learning, as well as parallel computing. His areas of expertise and publications vary from social network analysis and cloud computing to optimization algorithms and financial modeling. 

    SDGs Research Mapping

    Dr. Haidar Harmanani conducts research relevant to the following SDGs:

    Selected Publications

    • Srour, A., Ould-Slimane, H., Mourad, A., Harmanani, H., Jenainati, C., Joint theme and event based rating model for identifying relevant influencers on Twitter: COVID-19 case study, 2022.
    • Mourad, A., Srour, A., Harmanani, H., Jenainati, C., Arafeh, M., Critical Impact of Social Networks Infodemic on Defeating Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: Twitter-Based Study and Research Directions, 2020.
    • Marrouche, W., Farah, R., Harmanani, H.M., A Strength Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm for Optimizing System-On-Chip Test Schedules, 2018.
    • Harmanani, H, An outcome-based assessment process for accrediting computing programmes, 2017.
    • Harmanani, H.M., Ghosn, S.B., An efficient method for the open-shop scheduling problem using simulated annealing, 2016.
    • Al-Kawam, A., Harmanani, H.M., A parallel GPU implementation of the timber Wolf placement algorithm, 2015.

    Academic degrees

    • PhD in computer engineering, 1994, Case Western Reserve University, US.
    • MS in computer engineering, 1991, Case Western Reserve University, US.
    • BS in computer engineering, 1989, Case Western Reserve University, US.