American University of Beirut

Student-Alumni event

The Department of Mathematics and the student mathematical society invite you to the online Student-Alumni meeting on Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 5 PM. The event will be held in the form of a moderated Q&A session with eight alumni having different career paths.



The meeting took place online using Zoom. A recording is available here:
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  • Elie Abdo: Elie graduated and earned a Master of Science in Mathematics from AUB in 2018. He is currently doing his PhD in Mathematics at Temple University (TU) in Philadelphia PA, under the supervision of M. Ignatova. He is currently in his fourth academic year at TU where he holds the position of a research/teaching assistant.’
  • Aya Abou Ghalyoum: Aya graduated from AUB with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics in 2020. She is working remotely from Lebanon with Abdullah Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) as a Junior Program Officer.
  • Nour Al Hassanieh: Nour graduated from AUB with a Masters of Science in mathematics in 2016. She taught high-school mathematics for two years at the American Creativity Academy in Kuwait. She then went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY to complete her PhD studies in applied mathematics. She is currently in her fourth year of studies and holds the position of a research assistant. She works on developing numerical methods to solve partial differential equations to high-order accuracy.
  • Rindala Fayyad: Rindala graduated from AUB in June 2020, with a BS in Applied Mathematics and minors in Economics and Statistics. After graduating she did a Statistics Internship and then worked as a Business Data Analyst at an e-commerce company for 4 months. She is currently a first-year master's student in Biostatistics at Harvard University in Boston, MA.
  • Zaher Hani: Zaher graduated from AUB with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 2007 before transferring to a PhD program in UCLA. He defended his thesis in 2011 under the supervision of T. Tao. He is currently an associate professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. Before that, he was an assistant professor at Georgia Tech (2014-2018), and a Courant Instructor/Simons Fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU (2011-2014).
  • Farah Kanbar: Farah graduated from the Mathematics department at AUB in July 2017. After her Master degree, she received a scholarship from the CNRS-L to pursue a doctorate degree at a university abroad. She joined the PhD program in January 2018 at the University of Würzburg in Germany where she is a part of a research group in computation fluid dynamics. She submitted her PhD thesis in December 2021 and the defense will be held in March 2022.
  • Salpy Kanimian: Salpy is a second-year PhD student in Economics with Econometrics and Quantitative Economics concentration at Rice University. Briefly, her areas of interest are applied Econometrics, industrial organization, and healthcare markets. Before moving to Houston, TX, she graduated from AUB in 2019 with a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics.
  • Zeinab Zeitoun: Zeinab graduated from AUB in Summer 2019 with a degree in pure Mathematics and teaching diploma in secondary mathematics education with high distinction. She immediately started working as a high school teacher, then decided to start her career shift. She got enrolled in an intensive full stack web development Bootcamp for 14 weeks and received many offers afterwards. She works, currently from Beirut, as a full stack web developer with BeHumen, a startup based in Dubai.

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