Practical problem-solving is the bridge between theoretical knowledge and real-world impact.

 Dr. Harrou received an M.Sc. degree in telecommunications and networking from the University of Paris VI  and the Ph.D. degree in systems optimization and security from the University Technology of Troyes (UTT), France. He was an Assistant Professor at UTT for one year and was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Automotive and Transport Engineering, Nevers, France, for one year. He was also a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Systems Modelling and Dependability Laboratory, UTT, for one year. He is currently a Research Scientist with the Division of Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He is co-author of the book "Statistical Process Monitoring Using Advanced Data-Driven and Deep Learning Approaches: Theory and Practical Applications" (Elsevier, 2020). Dr. Harrou’s research interests are in the area of statistical anomaly detection and process monitoring with a particular emphasis on data-driven methods. The algorithms developed in Dr. Harrou’s research are utilized in many applications to improve the operation of various environmental, chemical, and electrical systems. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Education Profile

  • Qualification for Candidacy Associate Professor, CNU (University National Council), Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Technology, Section 61, France
  • Ph.D. degree in Systems Optimization and Dependability, University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France
  • M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication and Networks, Paris Sud University & Supelec, France

Research Interest

Harrou’s research interests include statistical decision theory and its applications, multivariate statistical process monitoring, anomaly detection and diagnosis.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Junior  Scientists  Research  Experience  Program  (JSREP)  Grant  from  Qatar  National  Research Fund for the project titled “Multivariate Statistical Process Monitoring and Applications”, 2014
  • ​Highest Honors PhD, UTT, France, 2010

Service Contributions

  • Chair, “Autonomous Systems”, IEEE ICSC 2017, 6th International Conference on Systems and Control, Batna, Algeria, 2017.
  • Co-chair, “System Identification and Learning with Applications”, IEEE SSCI, Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Control and Automation, Cape Town, South Africa, 2015.
  • Chair, the 17th International Conference on Control and Automation, Dubai, UAE, 2015.
  • Chair, “Fault Detection”, IEEE ASCC, the 9th Asian Control Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.
  • Co-chair, “Fault Detection and Diagnosis”, IEEE SSCI, Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Control and Automation, Singapore, 2013.