t_wsafi

PH.D.
Waseem Safi
t_wsafi@svuonline.org

Qualifications: 

PhD Informatics (9/2013 - 12/2016): Computer Human Interaction & Information Retrieval, University of Caen Normandy, Caen, France (scholarship from University of Caen Normandy).
Master Research (9/2009 - 10/2010): Artificial Intelligence & Information Retrieval, University of Paris_Sud, Paris, France.
Master E_SI (10/2008 - 12/2010): E_Services International [By distance], University of FUNDP Namur, Namur, Belgium.
Master VCIEL (9/2008 - 9/2009) : M2Pro VCIEL [Visualisation et Conception Infographique En Ligne] [By distance], University of Lyon2, Lyon, France.
Information Technology Engineering (Bac+5) (9/2000 - 7/2005): Department of Artificial Intelligence, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria.

Programs list: 

MWS
ITE

Courses list: 

MWS.ATH - Thesis
ITE.BPG401 - Programming I

Academic experience: 

Assistant Professor (Since 10/2019 ): Assistant Professor at Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology / Damascus - Syria
Post-doctoral researcher (11/2018 - 10/2019 ): Post-doctoral researcher at university of Rennes1/France, Laboratory IRISA: Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires /Team: Expression - ENSSAT - École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie de Lannion.
Research Engineer (9/2017 - 10/2018): department of informatics, University of Caen Normandy, Laboratory : GREYC (Groupe de Recherche en Informatique, Image, Automatique et Instrumentation de Caen) Caen, France.
Assistant Professor (9/2016 - 9/2017): (ATER - Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche), department of informatics, University of Caen Normandy, Caen, France.
Research Engineer (10/2010 - 9/2013): Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology - Damascus - Syria.
Research Engineer (6/2007 - 9/2009): Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology - Damascus - Syria.
Teaching courses at University of Caen Normandy - Department of informatics - Caen/France (2013 – 2017) - ECI32 - Programmation orientée objet (Python) - ECI32 ECI35 - Traitement automatique des langues (Natural Language Processing) - ECI33 - Documents structurés, architecture orientée Services - ( Structured Documents & Service Oriented Architecture SOA) - ULI1G - Méthodologie (Python) - ECI44 - Programmation fonctionnelle (Haskell) - ECI66 - Créativité logicielle et nouvelles interfaces (Android) - UMI2D - Technologies (Java Enterprise Edition) - UMI2N - Moteurs de recherche (search engines) - UMI1G - Technologies XML - UMI1J - Ingénierie des langues (Language Engineering) - Initiation à l'informatique (HTML Basics)
Teaching courses at Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology- HIAST - Damascus/Syria (since 2007) - Information Retrieval - Seminars - Advanced Programming (OOP Java) - Advanced Algorithms - Operation Research - Natural Language Processing - Artificial Intelligence 1 (Machine Learning & Expert Systems) - Artificial Intelligence 2 (Neural Networks & Fuzzy Logic) - Machine Learning - Expert Systems

Publications: 

Maurel, F.; Dias, G.; Safi, W.; Routoure, J-M.; Beust, P.; (2020). "Layout Transposition for Non-Visual Navigation of Web Pages by Tactile Feedback on Mobile Devices". Journal Micromachines 2020, 11(4), 376; Special Issue Tactile Sensing Technology and Systems, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11040376, Received: 8 January 2020 / Revised: 19 March 2020 / Accepted: 25 March 2020 / Published: 3 April 202010.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., Molina, M, Sann, C., Guilbert, J. (2019). "Blind Navigation of Web Pages through Vibro-tactile Feedbacks". In proceedings of the 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST2019 Rank Core-A ), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3359996.3364758, November 2019, Sydney, Australia.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., Molina, M, Sann, C., Guilbert, J. (2017). "Which Ranges of Intensities Are More Perceptible for Non-Visual Vibro-Tactile Navigation On Touch-Screen Devices". In proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST2017 Rank Core-A ), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3139131.3141222, November 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., Molina, M., and Sann, C. (2017). “Towards a Platform for Non-Visual Access of Web Pages on Touch Screen Devices”. Workshop "Beyond Computers: Wearables, Humans, And Things - WHAT". Adjunct proceedings of the 16th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2017 Rank Core-A ), PP. 154-164, ISBN: 978-81-931260-9-7. September 26, 2017, Mumbai, India.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., Molina, M., and Sann, C. (2016). “An Empirical Study for Examining the Performance of Visually Impaired People in Discriminating Ranges of Frequencies through Vibro-tactile Feedbacks”. The International Workshop on the Future of Books and Reading in Human-Computer Interaction associated to NordiCHI ́16 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2971485.2987684, the 9th ACM Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, October 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., and Dias, G. (2015). "An Empirical Study for Examining the Performance of Visually Impaired People in Recognizing Shapes through a Vibro-tactile Feedback". 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS) 2015, Pages: 349-350, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3400-6, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2700648.2811373, October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.
Maurel, F., Safi, W. (2015). “La TactiNET : toucher le Web. . . Pour mieux l'entendre”. Proceedings of the 27th Conference on l'Interaction Homme-Machine ACM IHM-2015, Article No. 23, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3844-8, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2820619.2825003 , October 2015, Toulouse, France. (In French)
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., and Dias, G. (2015). “Blind Navigation of Web Pages on Touch Screen Devices”. First Workshop ITI - Interface Tal-Ihm : Handicap – Texte – Interprétation, associated with 22ème Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN2015). June 2015, Caen, France.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., and Dias, G. (2015). “Web-Adapted Supervised Segmentation to Improve a New Tactile Vision Sensory Substitution (TVSS) Technology”. 6th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2015). Publisher: Procedia Computer Science, Volume: 52/2015, Pages: 35-42, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2015.05.014, June 2015, London, UK.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., and Dias, G. (2015). “Supervised Segmentation of Web Pages for Vibro-Tactile Access on Touch-Screen Devices”. 1st International Symposium on Web Algorithms (ISWAG 2015). June 2015, Deauville, France.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., and Dias, G. (2014). “Blind Browsing on Hand-Held Devices: Touching the Web to Understand it Better”. Data Visualization Workshop (DataWiz 2014) associated to 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HYPERTEXT 2014 – Rank Core-A). September 2014, Santiago, Chile.
Safi, W., Maurel, F., Routoure, J-M., Beust, P., and Dias, G. (2014). “A Hybrid Segmentation of Web Pages for Vibro-Tactile Access on Touch-Screen Devices”. 3rd Workshop on Vision and Language (VL 2014) associated to 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014 – Rank Core-A ). PP. 95–102,DOI:https://doi.org/10.3115/v1/w14-5414 , August 2014, Dublin, Ireland.
Fabrice Maurel, Waseem Safi, Pierre Beust, and Jean-Marc Routoure, “Navigation aveugle sur dispositifs mobiles : toucher le Web... pour mieux l'entendre”, 16 Colloque International sur le Document Electronique (CIDE 2013), November 2013, Lille, France. (In French)
Ghneim, N., Safi, W., and Al-Said-Ali, M., 2013. "Towards a system for constructing Arabic Ontology based on natural text", Damascus University Journal for Engineering Sciences, Volume: 29 - N°: 1 - 2013. (In Arabic)
Safi, W., AL Dakkak, O., and AL Aboud, W., “Designing a Question Analysis Component and Indexing Arabic Corpora in An Information Retrieval Systems for Question-Answering”. 8th International Computing Conference in Arabic: ICCA 2012, December 2012, Cairo, Egypt. (In Arabic)
Safi, W., Raad, H., and AL Dakkak, O., and “Designing a Three-Dimensional model of the human Face and deploying it on the Web in order to simulate the Speech Pronounciation and Emotion Representation”. 8th International Computing Conference in Arabic: ICCA 2012, December 2012, Cairo, Egypt. (In Arabic)
Safi, W., AL Dakkak, O., and Kadoura, E., “Designing a Three-Dimensional model of the human body and deploying it on the Web in order to simulate the movements of sign language Arabic”. 8th International Computing Conference in Arabic: ICCA 2012, December 2012, Cairo, Egypt. (In Arabic)
Ghneim, N., Safi, W., and Al Said Ali, M., “Building a Framework for Arabic Ontology Learning”. The 13th IBIMA conference on Knowledge Management and Innovation in Advancing Economies, November 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.
Ghneim, N., E., Karhely, and Safi, W., “First Step of Building an Arabic FrameNet (AFN)”. The 13th IBIMA conference on Knowledge Management and Innovation in Advancing Economies, November 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.