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I'm Antoun Yaacoub, a Professor & Researcher ESIEA, Paris, France.

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Name: Antoun J. Yaacoub Ph.D.

Location: Paris, FRANCE

Email: [email protected]

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  • AIBT (Artificial Intelligence for Business Transformation) master Supervisor at ESIEA - Paris
  • CS teacher at ESIEA - Paris
  • Researcher in AI - LDR lab - ESIEA - Paris
  • Techno-Pedagogical Engineer
  • Expert in Online Automatic Programming Assessments


  • Bodybuilder
  • Yogi

My Expertise Expertise

Areas of specialization - Pedagogic Innovation

Moodle Assessment Expert
Cambridge University / 2004 - 2007

Highly experienced in educational design and tools. Addressing distance learning through innovative teaching strategies bringing together pedagogical and technological methods.

  • Adapt new concepts using innovative methods in teaching programming courses online.
  • Use of CodeRunner as an online tool for programming assessment by providing an automatic correction of the code and suitable crafted error messages helping students to engage and correct the mistakes in their codes.
  • Smart use of test cases, time & memory limit, template customization and advanced features.
  • Application in: Python, Java, C/C++, SQL and graph theory.
  • Moodle management: E-Learning Standardization. Advanced experience in exercise design and general online assessment. Anti-cheats methods. Plagiarism detection. Quiz question types and parameters. Question Bank. E-learning evaluation tools and methods: competency frameworks, advanced automatic grading, gradebook, attendance, badge, certification, course completion, workshops, etc.

Moodle Trainer

Using Moodle features for online education and training instructors to organize their course pages.
Webinar presenter as part of a training plan organized by the International Centre for Higher Education and Innovation (UNESCO-ICHEI).
Webinars: Apprentissage et Evaluation en ligne (4 sessions ∼ 8 hours)

Content creator and manager:

Performing the duties related to IT Management, Chief Information Officer, Communication Officer and Cultural Service Chief Officer at the Faculty of Science (2011-2017) accumulated high experience in the creation, design, maintenance and management of content related to web pages, graphics and social media.

Academic event planner, organizer and supervisor

Highly experienced in forming teams, assigning tasks for them and supervising their work to complete major events held by the Cultural Service Office at the Faculty of Science. (2014-2017)


Computer Science Professor and Researcher
ESIEA / 2022 - Present

Computer science instructor at ESIEA - School of Engineering, teaching mainly AI courses, machine learning, image processing and numerical in python, Graph theory, data encoding and compression.

Associate Professor

Computer science instructor at the Applied Mathematics department at the Faculty of Science, teaching mainly programming courses that range from basics, till Data structures, advanced algorithms to reach competitive programming. Excellent experience in innovative education methods in online teaching and assessment of programming. Recent research works involve detecting clinical manifestation of apathy using machine learning. Research interest is now targeted towards Deep learning and Neural networks.

Game Design and Development Master Supervisor

The Game Design and Development master program involved all aspects of creating games–design, content creation, programming, testing, and project management.

  • Designing, and evaluating this master curriculum and program.
  • Supervising, motivating and providing academic guidance this master students.
  • Establishing contact with different local gaming companies to ensure internship for students.

Information Chief Officer

  • Provide technological guidance, supervise information system and communications network, participate in vendor contract negotiations for all new computer equipment and software purchased for the dean’s office.
  • Assess and anticipate technology projects and recommend appropriate action and resources.
  • Establish and direct the strategic and tactical goals, policies, and procedures for the dean’s office.
  • Propose hardware/software solutions to accomplish the dean’s office objectives.
  • Maintain information technology strategies by managing staff, researching and implementing technological strategic solutions.

Cultural Service Chief Officer - Communication Officer

  • Manage the Faculty of Science’s website, and various social media platforms to establish and maintain dialogue with students and reach new audiences.
  • Write media releases, speeches and newsletters in line with the Faculty of Science’s policies and strategic vision.
  • Develop and maintain media contacts across a range of media outlets (local, national, and international; print, broadcast, radio, and electronic) and draft media releases when necessary.
  • Handle enquiries from a range of local and national media.
  • Write content for the Faculty of Science’s website.
  • Planning, organizing, and supervising a range of events both on-campus and off-campus, to cite mainly:
    • June 2014 - Links between scientific research, university and society
    • December 2015 - Opening ceremony of Georges and Henriette Tohme Herbarium
    • February 2015 - Lasers in the medical field
    • March 2015 - Workshop on sustainable management of water resources in Lebanon
    • April 2015 - Geosciences Consortium
    • June 2015 - The role of the Lebanese University in preserving the natural heritage, the Museum of Natural History
    • October 2015 - The reality of scientific research in Lebanon
    • November 2015 - BioBeirut 5 - Cancer Biology and Immunology Meeting
    • November 2015 - Status of the oil industry in Lebanon: challenges, opportunities and aspiration
    • January 2016 - 1st University Health / Safety Day
    • February 2016 - The challenges of master’s internships in companies: from innovation to development
    • March 2016 - Daily lifestyle and its relationship to cardiovascular disease
    • April 2016 - Security and water management in Lebanon and the countries of the region
    • August 2016 - Inauguration of Applied Plant Biotechnology Laboratory
    • August 2016 - Security and water management in Lebanon and the countries of the region
    • September 2016 - Commencement Ceremony ∼ 900 students
    • October 2016 - Investigating DNS Abuse / Misuse for Law Enforcement Agents
    • October 2016 - Recruitment of new teachers
    • April 2017 - LAAS 23rd International Scientific Conference

IT Managerr

Maintain information technology strategies by managing staff, researching and implementing technological strategic solutions.

Data analyst and Project manager

Collecting, collating and carrying out complex data analysis in support of management and customer requests.

Extracurricular Activity Extracurricular

Huawei Certification: Huawei Certified Academy Instructor
HUAWEI / 2020

Entitled to deliver relevant HAINA (Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy) courses as part of an authorized educational institute.

Huawei Certification: HCIA - AI
HUAWEI / 2020

  • Master the AI development history, the Huawei Ascend AI system, the full-stack all-scenario AI strategy algorithms related to traditional machine learning and deep learning.
  • Be able to build, train, and deploy neural networks by using development frameworks TensorFlow and MindSpore.
  • Competent in sales, marketing, product manager, project management, technical support, and other AI positions.

The Science of Well-Being

  • Engage in a series of challenges designed to increase someone’s own happiness and build more productive habits.
  • Revealing misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change.
  • Successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

Science of Exercise

  • Having an improved physiological understanding of how your body responds to exercise, and will be able to identify behaviors, choices, and environments that impact your health and training.
  • Exploring a number of significant adjustments required by your body in order to properly respond to the physical stress of exercise, including changes in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, nutritional considerations, causes of muscle soreness and fatigue, and the effectiveness and dangers of performance enhancing drugs.
  • Active learning assessments to apply this new knowledge via nutrition logs, heart rate monitoring, calculations of your total daily caloric expenditure and body mass index (BMI).
  • Examine the scientific evidence for the health benefits of exercise including the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity (weight loss), depression, and dementia.

200-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

  • Learn to teach and to practice a broad range of yoga asanas.
  • Learn the appropriate and correct alignments for postures and for different bodies.
  • Explore the modifications and variations of the most common asanas.
  • Learn and practice the art of hands-on-adjustment.
  • Understand the basic concepts of functional anatomy applied to yoga practice.
  • Experience and practice different pranayama and meditation techniques.
  • Experience the yogic life in the 9 days residential.

My Publications Publications

International journals articles

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