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Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Mariette Awad

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mariette Awad
Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae

Primary Office
Office Raymond Ghosn Bldg 412
Extension: 3528

Short Bio

Prof. Mariette Awad is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the American University of Beirut. She received her PhD in electrical engineering in 2007 and she has been a visiting professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Intel Mobile Group, and MIT. She was invited by CVC labs, Google and Qualcomm to present her work on machine learning and image processing. She has published a book “ Efficient Machine Learning” in 2015 as well as in numerous conferences and journals and is managing few grants. She is an active member in IEEE and reviewer for IEEE transactions. Prior to her academic position, she was with IBM System and Technology group in Vermont as a wireless product engineer. Over the years, her technical leadership and innovative spirit has earned her management recognition, several business awards, and multiple patents at IBM.

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Data analytics, Internet of things and Virtual Reality.


State University of New York, Binghamton Master of Science (MS)
university of vermont PhD
American University of Beirut Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

Work Experience

Mar 2012 - Present Visiting CVC
Aug 2012 - Present Visiting Google
May 2012 - Present Visiting Qualcomm
Jan 2011 - Present Visiting Professor MIT
Feb 2011 - Present Visiting Research Professor MIT
May 2010 - Present Wireless Product Engineer IBM
Jun 2010 - Present Visiting Professor Intel Research Labs
Jun 2009 - Present Visiting Research Professor Intel Research Labs
Jun 2001 - Aug 2008 Visiting Professor Virginia Commonwealth University

Honors and Awards

2007 IBM first plateau invention achievement award AUB
2007 Rated Top performer and exceptional technical contributor IBM
2006 IBM Bravo Award for focus and passion to the work AUB
2005 IBM Bravo Award for focus and passion to the work IBM