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Amira Zaylaa

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Amira Zaylaa

Assistant Professor

In 2009, Dr. Amira Zaylaa earned her B.Sc. in Physics from the Lebanese University. In 2011, she earned her M.Sc. with distiction in Biomedical Physics Emphasis on Medical Imaging from the Lebanese University. In 2011, Dr. Zaylaa joined a double Ph.D. program, in 2014 she obtained a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Lebanese University, and a Ph.D. in Life and Health Sciences: Biomedical Signal Processing from François-Rabelais University of Tours in France, with 'Highest Honors'. In 2014, Dr. Zaylaa joined the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut as a post-doctoral researcher for 2 years. In 2015, she joined the Lebanese University as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Zaylaa has received 3 awards, has more than 35 publications and she is a member in the IEEE Sensors Council, IEEE women in engineering and IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.


Undergraduate Senior Courses:

  • Telemedicine (BIME 541)
  • Biomedical Imaging II (BIME422)
  • Biomedical Sensors (BIME 441)
  • Biomedical Imaging II Laboratory (BIME422L)
  • Biomedical Image Processing (BIME 413)

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Machine Learning for Medical Applications (BIME336)


  • Neuroengineering
  • Biosignals and classification
  • Computational Complexity Analysis
  • Nonlinear Signal Processing
  • Medical Imaging, Chirp Medical Imaging
  • Robotics and Telemedicine
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Healthcare & Quality Control
  • Applied Physics
  • Rehabilitation

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. A. El Dirania, Z. Hachem, A. Mohanna and A.J. Zaylaa. Traditional and Advanced Neuroimaging Contributions to the Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Lymphoma Patients Visiting a Comprehensive Medical Center. Open Neuroimaging Journal, vol. 13, issue 1, pp. 6-15, (2020), doi: 10.2174/1874440002013010006. (Corresponding Author).

  2. A. Sayed-Kassem, N. Kozah, G. Hajj-Moussa, R. Harb and A.J. Zaylaa. BMIVPOT, a Fully Automated Version of the IntraVenous Pole: Simulation, Design and Evaluation. Journal of Health- care Engineering, (2020), vol. 2020, Article ID 7963497, 18 pages. doi: 10.1155/2020/7963497. (Corresponding Author).

  3. N. Jomaa, M. Haddad, G Adwane, A.J. Zaylaa and A. Rahbani. Dedicated Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sequences: Contribution in the Diagnosis of Focal Epilepsy in the Lebanese Population. Journal of Health Science, (2018), vol. 6, pp. 439-445, doi: 10.17265/2328-7136/2018.06.007.

  4. A.J. Zaylaa, M. Rachid, M. Shaib and I. EL Majzoub. A Handy Preterm Infant Incubator For Providing Intensive Care: Simulation, 3D Printed Prototype and Evaluation. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, (2018), vol. 2018, Article ID 8937985, 14 pages. doi: 10.1155/2018/8937985.

  5. A. Sayed-Kassem, A. Ghandour, L. Hamawy and A.J. Zaylaa. Cutting-Edge Robotic Intravenous Pole: Preliminary Design and Survey in Academic Medical Center in Lebanon. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Devices, (2017), vol. 2, no. 124. doi: 10.4172/2475-7586.1000124. (Corresponding Author).

  6. A. Zaylaa, J. Charara and J.-M. Girault. Advanced Discrimination Between Healthy and Intrauterine Growth Restricted Fetuses By Unbiased Recurrence Plots. Advanced Techniques in Biology & Medicine, (2016), vol. 4, no. 2. doi: 10.4172/2379-1769.1000177.

  7. K. Al Ali, M. Doumit, M. Atoui, A. Zaylaa, F. Karameh and Z. Nahas. Seizure Initiation with Focal Electrically Administered Seizure Therapy (FEAST). Neuropsychopharmacology, Nature (2015), vol. 40, pp. S443-S611.

  8. T. Akiki, M. Doumit, A. Zaylaa, F. Karameh and Z. Nahas. Contrasting Non-Linear Dynamic Analyses of EEG in Alert and Sedated States. Neuropsychopharmacology, Nature (2015), vol. 40, pp. S106-S271.

  9. A. Zaylaa, S. Oudjemia, J. Charara and J.-M. Girault. N-order and maximum fuzzy similarity entropy for discrimination of signals of different complexity: application to fetal heart rate signals. Computers in Biology and Medicine, Elsevier, (2015), vol. 64, pp. 323-333.

  10. A. Zaylaa, J. Charara and J.-M. Girault. Reducing Sojourn Points From Recurrence Plots To Improve The Transition Detection: Application To Fetal Heart Rate Transitions. Computers in Biology and Medicine, Elsevier, (2015), vol. 63, pp. 251-260.

  11. S. Oudjemia, A. Zaylaa, S. Haddab and J.-M. Girault. Coarse-Grained Multifractality Analysis Based on Structure Function Measurements to Discriminate Healthy From Distressed Foetuses. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, (2013), vol. 2013, Article ID 152828, 9 pages. doi: 10.1155/2013/152828.

  12. A. Zaylaa, S. Ménigot, J. Charara and J.-M. Girault. Automatic Optimization of Chirp Setting Parameters in Medical Ultrasound Contrast Imaging. Journal of Life Sciences, (2013), vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 592-598. doi: 10.17265/1934-7391/2013.06.005.