Research Interests

  • Visual Computing
  • Image Processing


  • ​Best Computer Sciences Thesis Award, AUB, June 2013 (Thesis Title: A Fundamental Framework for Image Matching Based on Large Image Features Dataset) 
  • Placed on Distinguished Honor List, HCU, 2006 - 2009
  • Attained Rafic Hariri Merit Scholarship, HCU, 2006
  • Ranked 2nd in Lebanon and the 1st in the South at J.Z. translation competition, 2005

Education Profile

​•    2013: MS in Computer Science from American University of Beirut, Lebanon
•    2009: BS in Computer Science from Hariri Canadian University, Lebanon

Selected Publications

Shaheen, S., Affara, L., & Ghanem, B. (2017). Constrained Convolutional Sparse Coding for Parametric Based Reconstruction of Line Drawings. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). doi:10.1109/iccv.2017.474
Affara, L., Nan, L., Ghanem, B., & Wonka, P. (2016). Large Scale Asset Extraction for Urban Images. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 437–452. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-46487-9_27