Born 30/10/1974

Lebanese Nationality



Tel: + 33 4 92 38 75 76

CHIR Medical Robotics Group

INRIA, Unité de Sophia Antipolis

2004, route des Lucioles, B.P. 93

06902 Sophia Antipolis, Cedex


Education PhD in Real-time systems, Robotics and Control 1999-2002

École des Mines de Paris - performed at INRIA. Sophia Antipolis, France.

Thesis: “An Architecture for Computer Integrated Mini-Invasive Robotic Surgery: Focus on Optimal Planning”, with distinction.

DEA in Robotics, Control, Vision, Image & Systems 1998-1999

École Supérieure en Sciences Informatiques. Sophia Antipolis, France.

Master of Engineering in Electronics, Devices & Systems 1996-1998

American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.

Thesis: “Robot-bone registration for orthopedic medical interventions”.

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer & Communications 1992-1996

American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.

Professional Industrial Postdoc at the ChIR Medical robotics group 2002-2003

Experience INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France.

Research assistant in robotics 1997-1998

American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.

Teaching assistant in computer engineering 1996-1997

American University of Beirut. Beirut, Lebanon.

Technical engineer on X-ray machines Summer 1995

Electronic and Medical Equipment Inc. Beirut, Lebanon.

Teaching Participated in Graduate courses in Robotics and CIS. 2001-2003

Experience École Supérieure en Sciences Informatiques. Sophia Antipolis, France.

Lab instructor 1996-1997

"Communication Systems Lab", "Micro-processor Lab" and "Numerical Analysis Lab": 12 hours/week.

Volunteer courses in Group dynamics and leadership 1995-1998

Lebanese Red Cross. Lebanon.

Languages Arabic: mother tongue

English: fluent (TOEFL 643 in 1996)

French: fluent (French school system)

Computer Environments: Unix (Linux, Solaris and IRIX), Microsoft Windows.

Skills Languages: C/C++ (GNU and MS Visual C++), Matlab, scripts (zsh, sh,...), Maple, Fortran, Basic, Assembler ... XML, UML, PHP (basics)

Libraries: OpenGL, LAPACK, FLTK ...

Databases: MySQL (basics), MS Access

Extra Member of the Lebanese Red Cross:

Ciricular First aid teams (1994-1997): Member, team leader and ambulance driver

activities Youth (1992-1998): Member, President (AUB club 1996) and trainer (groups dynamics and children activities)

References Dr. Ève Coste-Manière (PhD advisor & research supervisor)

eve.coste_maniere@sophia.inria.fr Tel: +33 4 92 38 76 26

Dr. Karim Abdel-Malek (Master advisor & research supervisor)

amalek@icaen.uiowa.edu Tel: +1 319 335 56 76

Dr. Kenneth Salisbury (PhD examinator)

jks@robotics.stanford.edu Tel: +1 650 723 39 94



Journals (medical)


È. Coste-Manière, L. Adhami, J.-D. Boissonnat, A. Carpentier, and G. Guthart. U.S. provisional patent application 60/296808: Methods and apparatus for planning robotic surgery, 2002.

Conferences (peer reviewed)


L. Adhami, È. Coste-Manière, and J.-D. Boissonnat. Planning and simulation of minimally invasive surgery using tele-operated manipulators. In Workshop on Medical Robotics, 10th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, Budapest, Hungry, August 2001.