Biography

I am a Ph.D student in the computer science department at Boston University. My research advisor is Professor Assaf Kfoury. I graduated from American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2013 with a B.E. in electrical and computer engineering with a double minor in physics and philosophy. After that, I received a M.S. in physics in 2015 from AUB. My thesis was in the fields of cosmology and dark matter. I published a paper (the first paper listed below) where I built an inflationary cosmology from two different potentials, and restricted the parameters in order to be consistent with a 60 e-fold inflation, the fluctuation amplitude of the cosmic microwave background radiation, the red tilt in the spectral index, and gravitational waves. Then, I received a M.S. in mathematics in 2016 from University of British Columbia. My thesis was in the fields of particle physics and quantum field theory. I submitted a paper on Arxiv (the second paper listed below) from this thesis where I claim that a scalar particle should exist at the GUT scale because it emerges out of conformal symmetry as a dilaton in the Georgi-Glashow SU(5) Model. This hypothesized particle fits the description of the inflaton particle and gives a light mass to the Higgs particle.

Research

I am interested in many areas in computer science such as machine learning, data mining, artificial intelligence, and computational biology/neuroscience.