Fouad Zablith is an Assistant Professor of Business Information and Decision Systems at the Olayan School of Business of the American University of Beirut. In addition to teaching, his research interests are in the fields of Semantic Technologies and Information Science.
Before that, Dr. Zablith spent around 5 years in the UK as a researcher and PhD candidate at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi). He holds a PhD focused on Ontology Evolution in the field of semantic web and knowledge technologies, under the supervision of Mathieu d'Aquin, Enrico Motta, and . His PhD research was partly supported by the EU-funded NeOn project. He was also involved in the SmartProducts project, and the LUCERO project for modeling and publishing university information as Linked Data within data.open.ac.uk. Next to his research work, Fouad was the web consultant of the Open Arts Archive project.
Dr. Zablith has been working at ZeTrading.com as a business developer and IT manager in China and Lebanon. Next to his 2.5 years of experience in ERP solutions in Dubai, Fouad has accomplished with distinction a research Masters degree at the British University in Dubai, jointly with the 5*-rated School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. As part of his Masters' thesis, he produced ArgDF, an advanced second-generation Web (i.e. Semantic Web) application, for supporting multi-user dialogue and argumentation. Fouad holds as well a BS in Computer Science and a BBA in Business Operations and Information Management from the American University of Beirut.