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Esmail Abdul Fattah is a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), studying under the supervision of Professor Håvard Rue in his research group.  

  • Master in Computational Science, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon (2018). 
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Haigazian University (HU), Beirut, Lebanon (2015).
  • Minor in Computer Science, Haigazian University (HU), Beirut Lebanon (2015).
Academic Positions 
  • Teaching Assistant at KAUST and AUB for Bayesian Statistics (Spring 2021 & 2022), Numerical Linear Algebra (Fall 2021), c++ (Fall 2020) and Linear Models (Fall 2019), Discrete Models for Differential Equations (Fall 2017) and Numerical Computing (Fall and Spring 2016).
  • Consultant and Math Instructor at PADILIEA, a project implemented by AUB, King's College London and Kayany Foundation to support Syrian refugees to reach higher education opportunities (2018-2020). 
  • Research Assistant at AUB, headed by Prof. Kharroubi, project entitled "The importance of accounting for parameter uncertainty around SF-6D value sets." (2018)
Professional Experience 
  • ICF Certified Coach and part of Peer Coaching Program at KAUST.
  • Representative of the Bayesian Statistics group for the KAUST American Statistical Association Chapter.
  • Administrative Assistant at Majdal Anjar Municipality, Bekaa, Lebanon (2016-2017).
  • Tutor at Mmkn Organization (2014).
  • Intern at apps2YOU, Hazmieh, Lebanon (2014).
  • Photographer at LAZURD, Lebanon (2014-2015).
  • Cofounder of EYE (Excelling Young Entrepreneurs) project, a social business for Tire Recycling, Haigazian, Lebanon (2013-2014).
  • Intern at Eduware Company, Beirut (2013).
  • Winner for a poster award in the Bayesian Computation category at ISBA22 for my project "Approximate Bayesian Inference for the Interaction Types 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Application in Disease Mapping"
  • Honored with a full merit-based graduate fellowship and assistant program for my Masters studies funded by AUB.
  • Awarded with a full merit-based scholarship program funded by United States Agency of International Development (USAID) for my undergraduate studies at HU.
  • Winner of the "Outstanding Marketing Award" and the second place in the "Social Entrepreneurship Competition", Beirut (2014).
  • Chosen as one of the top rated students in demonstrating true Leadership by "Beyond Reform and Development", April 2014. 
Extracurricular Activities
  • Completed 12 credits towards Teaching Diploma, Lebanese International University, Bekaa, Lebanon (2016). 
  • Volunteer in Children Cancer Center in Lebanon CCCL (2012-2014).
  • Volunteer in D-RASATI  program (a project by USAID in partnership with the ministry of Education and Higher Education (2014). 
  • Participant in series of leadership and entrepreneurship lectures and training sessions, Haigazian University, Lebanon (2011-2012).  
Research Interest 

 My research interest is mainly in Bayesian and Computational Statistics as well as Data Science and Optimization.