Dr. Abbas Tarhini


Abbas A. Tarhini is an assistant professor at the Information Technology and Operations Management Department at the Lebanese American University (LAU). He received his BS and MS in Computer Science from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon and his PhD in Information Systems from University of Reims, France. Dr. Tarhini is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and an honorable member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He is the president of the Middle East and North Africa Association for Information Systems (MENA-AIS), the AIS MENA chapter and the VP for research at the the Association of Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society (ICTO), France. He is on the steering committees of a number of international conferences and on the editorial board of the Journal of Innovation and Knowledge and the Journal of Computers & Industrial Engineering. His research is published in recognized journals including IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Systems, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Annals of Operation Research and more.

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9441-1649
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Teaching Interests

  • Business Analytics for competitive Advantage
  • Forensic Data Analytics
  • Information System Analysis and Design
  • Databases Management Systems
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Information Technology Management
  • Information Security
  • Internet & Web Development
  • Data Mining and Analysis
  • Distributed Systems
  • Digital Forensics

Research Interests

  • Artificial-Intelligence-based Digital Transformation
  • Digital Transformation For Sustainable Societies
  • Machine Learning 
  • Information Security
  • Stochastic Search Algorithms 
  • Timetabling
  • Applications of Data Mining & Analysis
  • Web-enabling Software and Security
  •  Software Quality

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals:

Dabbous, A., and Tarhini, A. (In Print). Does sharing economy promote sustainable economic development and energy efficiency? Evidence from OECD countries, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jik.2020.11.001

Tarhini, A. (corresponding), Danach, K. and Harfouche, A. (2020). Swarm intelligence-based hyper-heuristic for the vehicle routing problem with prioritized customers. Annals of Operations Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-020-03625-5

Dabbous, A. and Tarhini, A. (corresponding) (2019). Assessing the impact of knowledge and perceived economic benefits on sustainable consumption through the sharing economy: A sociotechnical approach. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 149(1).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119775

Chedrawi, C., Howayeck, P. and Tarhini, A. (2019). CSR and legitimacy in higher education accreditation  programs,  an  isomorphic  approach  of  Lebanese  business  schools. Quality Assurance in Education, 27 (1), pp.70-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/QAE-04-2018-0053

Tarhini, A. (corresponding), Tarhini, J. and Tarhini A.M. (2019). Information Technology Adoption and Implementation in Higher Education: evidence from a case study in Lebanon.  International Journal of Educational Management, 33(7), pp. 1466-1482, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-04-2018-0144

Tarhini, A. (corresponding), Yunis, M. and El-Kassar, A. (2018). Innovative Sustainable Methodology for managing in-house Software Development in SMEs”, Benchmarking: An International Journal, 25(3), pp. 1085-1103, https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-05-2017-0103

Yunis, M., Tarhini, A. (corresponding) and El-Kassar, A. (2018). The role of ICT and innovation in enhancing organizational performance: The catalysing effect of corporate entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Research, 88, pp. 344-356, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.12.030

Yunis, M., El-Kassar, A. and Tarhini, A. (2017). Impact of ICT-based innovations on organizational performance: The role of corporate entrepreneurship, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 30(1), pp. 122-141, https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-01-2016-0040

Tarhini, A. (corresponding), Yunis, M. and M. Chamseddine, (2016). Natural Optimization Algorithms for the Cross-Dock Door Assignment Problem, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(8), pp. 2324-2333, DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2016.2519104.

Refereed Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Dabbous, A. and Tarhini, A. (2019). “Circulation of Fake News: An Intelligence-based Threat Analysis Model to assess the Impact on Public Safety”. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society (ICTO 2019). October 2019, Paris.

Tarhini, A. Danach, K. (2019). “Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambulance Travel Time Prediction: A solution to the impact of coronavirus outbreak on the Emergency Medical Services”, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (informs), October 19, Seattle, USA.

Tarhini, A. and Chedrawi, C. (2019). “Blockchain in the Security and Defense sector: Towards a trustworthy Supply Chain System”, Artificial intelligence in Security and Defence, March 26-29, Lebanese Armed Forces- the Research and Strategic Studies Centre (RSSC), Beirut, Lebanon

Chehab, M., Tarhini, A., Balozian, P. and Fakih, K. (2019). “Legislation of Cyber Law and Digital Forensics in Lebanon”, Artificial intelligence in Security and Defence, March 26-29, Lebanese Armed Forces- the Research and Strategic Studies Centre (RSSC), Beirut, Lebanon

Tarhini, A., Danach, K., Harfouche, A., (2018). “Mobile hospitals routing for prioritized patients: an intelligent variable neighborhood search approach”. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society (ICTO 2018). October 2018, Paris.

Tarhini, A. and Tarhini, K., (2018). “Organizational Digital Transformation Framework: Towards a Clear Digital Vision and Value Creation”. Proceedings of the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Academy (INEKA). June 2018, Spain.

Tarhini, A., F.J. Srour, Badr, N. (2017). “Emergency management system design for accurate data: A case study”. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Electronic Business ICEB, Dubai, UAE, https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=iceb2017