DR. KARIM HAJJAR

Assistant Professor / Chairperson - College of Information Technology - Multimedia Science Dept.
  • Ph.D. holder in Computer Science from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland since 2006 titled ‘A study of the evolution of the models for document recognition written in Arabic within an interactive context&rsquo.
  • Master holder in Modelling and Management Information Systems.
  • Has been involved in many projects with industry either as consultant or as a programmer.
  • Has rewritten the entire course syllabus and the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of all the courses within his department.
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BIO DATA

I am a Ph.D. holder in Computer Science from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland since 2006. My Ph. D. subject is ‘A study of the evolution of the models for document recognition written in Arabic within an interactive context’. I am holder of a Master in Modelling and Management Information Systems; and a Bachelor in Management Information Systems from the Higher Institute of Management of Tunis, Tunisia.

I have been involved in many projects with industry (Tunisian Banks, Tunisia Ministry of Higher Education) either as consultant or as a programmer.

I have rewritten the entire course syllabus and the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of all the courses within my department. I have been member and/or chair of several university level committees dealing with quality assurance and curriculum review during several quality assurance review including both programme review as well as institutional review. Ahlia University is the first and best private university in Bahrain based on the Quality Assurance Authority classification. I conducted successfully, in October 2013, the quality team for the Programmes-within-College Review (PWCR) by the Directorate of Higher Reviews (DHR) of the National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training (NAQQAET), Bahrain.

During many years I have had the opportunity to work among a very active research team at DIVA Lab and I have contributed to these following projects: DocMining (Collaboration with France Telecom 2003-2004), XED (since 2004). These projects Teachingwere funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).

Teaching

I have taught in the following Universities since 1995:

  • Higher Institute of Management of Tunis, Tunisia;
  • Higher Institute of Animation and Culture, Tunisia;
  • University of Fribourg, Switzerland;
  • Higher Institute of Computer Science, Tunisia.
  • In Mid 2007 I moved to AHLIA University, Bahrain in the gulf region where I have been heading the multimedia science department.

Supervision

I have supervised a lot of students into either final project (BSc) or master dissertation (MSc).

Conferences

  • Karim Hadjar and Khaled Riadh Hammoud “E-Learning Through Social Networking Sites-Case Study Facebook”, EEE’14 – The 2014 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems and e-Government, LAS VEGAS (USA) 21 – 24 July 2014
  • Karim Hadjar and Nawal Chanane “University Ontology: case study Ahlia University”, SWWS’13 – The 2013 International Conference on Semantic Web & Web Services, LAS VEGAS (USA) 22 – 25 July 2013, pp. 50-54
  • Karim Hadjar and Rolf Ingold “Minimizing user annotations in the generation of layout ground-truthed data”, ICDAR’11 Beijing (China) 18 – 21 September 2011, pp. 703-707
  • Karim Hadjar, Sawsan Sabra and Ahmed Younis AL Kooheji “Social Web Reviews”, ICOMP’11 – The 2011 International Conference on Internet Computing, LAS VEGAS (USA) 18 – 21 July 2011, pp. 71-76
  • Karim HADJAR and Fatima ALAWI “The Pyramid Model: A New Model for Evaluating E-Learning Systems”, EEE’10 – The 2010 International Conference on ELearning, e-Business, Entreprise Information Systems and e-Government, LAS VEGAS (USA) 12 July – 15 July 2010, pp. 76-82
  • Barika, Karim HADJAR and Nabil EL Kadhi “Artificial Neural Network for Mobile IDS Solution”, SAM’09 – The 2009 International Conference on Security and Management, LAS VEGAS (USA) 13 July -16 July 2009, pp. 271-277
  • Maurizio Rigamonti, Jean Luc Bloechle, Karim HADJAR, Denis Lalanne and Rolf Ingold “Towards a Canonical and Structured Representation of PDF Documents through Reverse Engineering”, ICDAR’05 Seoul (Korea) 29 August -1 September 2005,pp. 1050-1054
  • Karim HADJAR and Rolf Ingold, “Logical Labeling of Arabic Newspapers using Artificial Neural Nets”, ICDAR’05 Seoul (Korea) 29 August -1 September 2005, pp.426-430
  • Maurizio RIGAMONTI, Karim HADJAR, Denis LALANNE and Rolf Ingold “Xed: un outil pour l’extraction et l’analyse de documents PDF”, CIFED’2004 La Rochelle (France) 21-25 Juin 2004, pp. 85-90
  • Karim HADJAR, Maurizio RIGAMONTI, Denis LALANNE and Rolf Ingold “Xed: a new tool for eXtracting hidden structures from Electronic Documents”, DIAL’2004 Palo Alto (USA) 23-24 January 2004, pp. 212-221
  • Karim HADJAR and Rolf Ingold “Arabic Newspaper Page Segmentation”, ICDAR’2003 Edinburgh (Scotland) 03-06 August 2003, pp. 895-899
  • Karim HADJAR, Oliver Hitz, Lyse Robadey et Rolf Ingold “2(CREM) Une méthode de reconnaissance interactive pour les documents à structure complexe”, CIFED’02 Hammamet (Tunisie) 21-23 Octobre 2002, pp. 235-244
  • Karim HADJAR, Oliver Hitz and Rolf Ingold “Newspaper Page Decomposition using a Split and Merge Approach”, ICDAR’01 Seattle (USA) 10-13 September 2001, pp.1186-1189
  • Karim HADJAR and Majed KHALFALLAH “Improvement of Pattern Recognition In the Field of Mapping Using Neural Networks”, IASTED Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing CANCUN (Mexico) 27-30 may 1998
  • Karim Hadjar and Mohammed BEN Ahmed “Adaptive Multi-Agent Neural Approach For Automated Interpretation Of The ECG”, CESA’98 IEEE Hammamet (Tunisia) 01-04 April 1998

CONTACT DETAILS

97317298974 khajjar@ahlia.edu.bh

RESEARCH AREAS

Publications

  • DR. KARIM HAJJAR