American University of Beirut

OSB Workshop on Data and Decision Science

​​​​​The Data and Decision Science workshop brings together researchers with ties to AUB and the region who work on related topics.​

The aim is to feature current ferment in the field and strengthen its local footprint while developing connections within this organic community of researchers. The meeting has a single track of 45-min presentations with 10min Q&A.

We welcome you to join us for this First OSB Workshop on Data and Decision Science at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business.


  • VICTOR ARAMANveronic.png
    Professor of Decision Science
    Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
    American University of Beirut

    ​Assistant Professor
    Industrial & Operations Engineering
    University of Michigan




December 27, 2022 

9:30 – 9:45 | Registration and Welcome Coffee (4th floor of OSB)


9:45 – 10:00 | Opening (OSB 425)


10:00 – 13:00 | Session I (OSB 425)

  • Raed Al Kontar (Michigan) Federated Data Analytics for The Internet of Federated Things

  • Maher Noueihed (AUB) Group and Individual Fairness in Federated Learning

  • Hrayer Aprahamian (Texas A&M) An Optimization-based Scheduling Framework for Multi-service Appointment Systems with Non-stationary Arrival Processes 


13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch Break (OSB Cafeteria)


14:00 – 17:00 | Session II (OSB 425​)

  • Victor Araman (AUB) Diffusion Approximations for a Class of Sequential Experimentation Problems

  • Hiba Baroud (Vanderbilt University) Evaluating Uncertain and Dynamic Network Interdependencies: An Application to Critical Infrastructure Systems | Streamed Online

  • Adam Elmachtoub (Columbia University) Pricing Analytics for Reusable Resources | Streamed Online

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