People

Noel J. Maalouf

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Bassil 101
Extension: 2433
Email: noel.maalouf@lau.edu.lb

Office Hours:
To be announced later

Research interests

  • Legged Robots
  • Biomimetics
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Environment Perception with limited sensing capabilities

Selected publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. A. Kamar*, N. Maalouf*, E. Hitti, G. El Eid, H. Isma’eel and I. H. Elhajj, ”Challenge of forecasting demand of medical resources and supplies during a pandemic:  A comparative evaluation of three surge calculators for COVID-19.” Epidemiology & Infection 149 (2021).
  2. N.  Maalouf, I.  H.  Elhajj, E. Shammas, and D. Asmar, ”Biomimetic Energy-Based  Humanoid Gait Design,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 2020, pp.1-19.
  3. N. Maalouf, A. Sidaoui, I. H. Elhajj, and D. Asmar, “Robotics in Nursing: A Scoping Review, “Journal of Nursing Scholarship, (2018)
  4. N. Maalouf, I. H. Elhajj, E. Shammas, & D. Asmar, “Humanoid push recovery using sensory reweighting,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 94, 208-218, (2017).

Peer Reviewed Conferences

  1. J. Bednarek*, N. Maalouf* et al., ”CNN-based Foothold Selection for Mechanically Adaptive Soft Foot,” 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), 2020, pp.  10225-10232.
  2. Z. Awad, R. Akel, N. Maalouf and I. H. Elhajj, ”Terrain Classification for Bipedal Robots: A Comparative Study,” 2020 10th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inter-national Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems(CYBER), Xi’an, 2020, pp.  61-66.
  3. N. Maalouf, I. H. Elhajj, E. Shammas and D. Asmar, “Energy-based control applied to humanoid robots,” 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Macau, Macao, 2017, pp. 2591-2598.
  4. N. Maalouf, I. H. Elhajj, E. Shammas and D. Asmar, “Imitating humans: Humanoid gait design based on energy exchange,” 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Macau, Macao, 2017, pp. 2599-2604.
  5. N. Maalouf, A. Kanso, B. Khalife, I. Elhajj, H. Chami and C. Ayoub, “Automated Sedation using propofol and midazolam based on Bispectral Index for ICU patients,” 2016 IEEE International Multidisciplinary Conference on Engineering Technology (IMCET), Beirut, 2016, pp.42-46.
  6. N. Maalouf, I. H. Elhajj, D. Asmar and E. Shammas, “Model-free human-like humanoid push recovery,” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Zhuhai, 2015, pp. 1560-1565.
  7. N. Maalouf, I. H. Elhajj, D. Asmar and E. Shammas, “Energy minimization in humanoid gait, “2016 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Lemesos, 2016, pp. 1-6.

Academic degrees

PhD. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Robotics and Control Systems), American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2018
B.E. Electrical and Computer Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2012

Membership

  • OEA member since 2014