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Professor Abdou Youssef's research interests are search and retrieval, audio-visual data processing, pattern recognition, data error recovery, theory and algorithms. He and his students developed a system for the Federal government to recover from fax errors without retransmission. Recently, he has created for NIST a new math-search engine for its Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) intended for scientists, engineers, and all users of mathematics; this search engine is first of its kind and is deployed online at http://dlmf.nist.gov/. Currently, his students and he are working on sentiment-detection in documents that involve reviews of medical devices/procedures and other types of reviews, as well as developing sophistical mathematical search techniques that enable knowledge discovery.


  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 1988
  • M.S., Princeton University, 1985
  • B.S., The Lebanese University, Lebanon, 1981
  • Algorithms and theory
  • Computer science
  • Digital media
  • Search and data mining