Faculty of Engineering

Assistant Professor
Phone: +961-9-218950 (ext. 2281)
E mail: fkeyrouz@ndu.edu.lb

Fakherdine Keyrouz received the B.E. degree in Computer and Communications Engineering with high distinction from Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) in 2001. He began his Masters studies at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and finished them at the Munich University of Technology (TUM) in 2004. He received his Dr.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering with high distinction from TUM in 2008. Between 2003 and 2004, he worked as a research engineer at Siemens Mobile Devices in Munich where he developed advanced channel coding techniques for UMTS. During his doctoral studies he coordinated his research projects with several German institutes including the University of the German Armed Forces and the German Aerospace Center. After his doctoral studies, he joined the R&D managers program for distinguished researchers at Bosch in Stuttgart, Germany. He joined the faculty of engineering at NDU in 2010 as Assistant Professor. He is a member of the German Association of Engineers, the Lebanese Order of Engineers, and of IEEE. He is an active researcher and a reviewer for several international refereed journals. His research interests include advanced signal processing for humanoid robots, telecommunications, telemedicine, and control strategies for renewable energy systems including wind, solar, and fuel-cells.

Motto: “Researchers bring dreams to life. Teachers too”.

Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.), Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany, 2008.

M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering, Munich University of Technology, Munich, Germany, 2004.

B.E. in Computer and Communications Engineering, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, 2001.

Chapter(s) in Book(s)

Keyrouz F., Diepold K. and Keyrouz S. (2007)  “Humanoid Binaural Sound Tracking Using Kalman Filtering and HRTFS”.  Book of Robot Motion and Control: Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences (LNCIS), Vol. 360, pp. 329–340, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84628-974-3_30, Springer Press, London, United Kingdom.

Refereed Journal Articles

Keyrouz, F. (2014) Advanced Binaural Sound Localization in 3-D for Humanoid Robots. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, No.99, pp.1-11.

Keyrouz F. (2012) A Fast-Multiplying PSO Algorithm for Real-Time Multiple Object Tracking. International Journal of Computer Applications. New York, USA, 60(3), pp. 1–6.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2008) Self-splitting competitive learning for binaural sound localization and separation in telerobotics. International Journal of Information Technology and Intelligent Computing (ITIC), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, 30(2), pp. 17–31.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2008) A New HRTF Interpolation Approach for Fast Synthesis of Dynamic Environmental Interaction. Audio Engineering Society (AES) Journal, 56(1/2), pp. 25–28.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2007) Binaural source localization and spatial audio reproduction for telepresence applications. Presence Journal: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Special Issue on High FidelityTelepresence II, Massachusetts  Institute  of  Technology  (MIT)  Press, 16(5), pp. 509–522.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2007) Hierarchical fuzzy neural networks for robotic 3D sound source sensing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Springer Verlag, Germany, 19(1), pp. 312–317.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2008) A novel Biologically-Inspired Neural Network Solution for Robotic 3D Sound Source Sensing. Soft Computing Journal, Springer, Germany, 12(7), pp. 721–729.

Keyrouz F. and Xu W. GPRS (2007) System Enhancement by Employing LDPC Codes. European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT) Journal, Wiley Press, London, United Kingdom, 18(6), pp. 639–649.

Conference Proceedings

Keyrouz F. (2015) Binaural Range Estimation Using Head Related Transfer Functions. IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration (MFI2015). San Diego, USA, September 2015.  (Best Paper Award Nomination)

Keyrouz, F. (2014) Humanoid Hearing: Adaptive Approach. 11th IEEE/IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed2014), Zurich, Switzerland.

Keyrouz F., Hamad M., and Georges S. (2013) A Novel Unified Maximum Power Point Tracker for Controlling a Hybrid Wind-Solar and Fuel-Cell System. IEEE 8th International Conference & Exhibition on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER), Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Keyrouz F., Hamad M., and Georges S. (2012)  Bayesian Fusion For Maximum Power Output in Hybrid Wind–Solar Systems.  IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), Aalbog, Denmark.

Keyrouz F. (2012) Wind-Solar Energy Fusion Based on Swarm Intelligence.  International Science Meeting: New Discoveries in Scienc,. Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.

Keyrouz F. and Georges S. (2011)  Efficient Multidimensional Maximum Power Point Tracking Using Bayesian Fusion. IEEE International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS’11), Sharjah, UAE.

Keyrouz F. (2011) Humanoid hearing: A novel three-dimensional approach. IEEE International Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE,  Montreal,Canada.

Keyrouz F. et al. (2008) Multi-Modal Multi-User Telepresence and Teleaction System. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2008), Nice, France.

Keyrouz F., Kirchmeier U. and Diepold K. (2008) Three Dimensional Object Tracking Based on Audiovisual Fusion Using Particle Swarm Optimization. 10th International Conference on Information Fusion, Cologne, Germany.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2007) Robotic Binaural and Monaural Information Fusion Using Bayesian Networks.  IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing (WISP2007), Madrid, Spain. (Excellent Top 10 Paper)

Keyrouz F., Usman M. and Diepold K. (2008) Real time 3D humanoid sound source localization in actual environments.  IEEE 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE08), Ontario, Canada.

Keyrouz F., Usman M. and Diepold K. (2007) Real time humanoid sound source localization and tracking in a highly reverberant environment. 4th IEEE Int. Coll. on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2007) Humanoid Monaural Sound Localization Using Unsupervised Clustering. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication (ICSPC07), Dubai.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2007) Automatic Self-Reconfigurating Microphones for Humanoid Dynamic Hearing Environments. 5th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT2007), Cairo, Egypt.
Keyrouz F., Diepold K. and Keyrouz S. (2007) High performance 3D sound localization for surveillance applications. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS), London, UK.

Keyrouz F., Diepold K. and Keyrouz S. (2007) Humanoid Binaural Sound Tracking Using Kalman Filtering and HRTFS. IEEE International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (ROMOCO). Poland.

Keyrouz F., Maier W. and Diepold K. (2007) Robotic Localization and Separation of Concurrent Sound Sources Using Self-Splitting Competitive Learning.  IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Image and Signal Processing (CIISP), Hawaii, USA. (Best Presentation Award)

Keyrouz F., Lazaro blasco F. and Diepold (2007) K. Hierarchical Fuzzy Neural Networks for Robotic 3d Sound Source Sensing. . IEEE international Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN).  Nanjing, China.

Keyrouz F. and Abou Saleh A. (2007) Intelligent Sound Localization Based on Head-Related Transfer Functions Extraction. IEEE 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP). Romania.

Keyrouz F., Abou Saleh A. and Diepold K. (2007) A novel Approch To Monaural Sound Localization. Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention. Vienna, Austria.

Keyrouz F., Maier W. and Diepold K. (2007) Robotic binaural Localization and Separation of More Than Two Concurrent Sound Sources. IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications (ISSPA), Sharjah, UAE.

Keyrouz F., Diepold K. and Dewilde P. (2006) Robust 3D Robotic Sound Localization Using State-Space HRTF Inversion  IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Kunming, China. (Best Paper Award Nomination)

Keyrouz F. and Diepold, K. (2006) Robotic Sound Detection: A Novel Human-Based Approach.  2nd International Workshop on Human-Centered Robotic Systems (HCRS’06), Munich, Germany.

Keyrouz F., Maier W. and Diepol, K. (2006) A Novel Humanoid Binaural 3D Sound Localizationand Separation Algorithm.  IEEE - RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids06), Genua, Italy.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K (2006) A Rational HRTF Interpolation Approach For Fast Renderingof Moving Sound.  IEEE Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Workshop, Whyoming, USA.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2006) Efficient State-Space Rational Interpolation of HRTFs. Audio Engineering Society (AES) 28th International Conference, Pitea, Sweden.

Keyrouz F. and Diepold K. (2006) An Enhanced Binaural 3-D Sound Localization Algorithm. IEEE Int. Symp. on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Vancouver, Canada.

Keyrouz F., Naous Y. and Diepold K. (2006) A New Method for Binaural 3-D Localization based on HRTFs. Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toulouse, France.

Keyrouz F., Xu W. and Gasiba T. (2006) Applying LDPC codes to the GPRS. 12th European Wireless Conference, Enabling Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications, Athens, Greece.


Keyrouz F., et al. (2014) Magnetic Valve Device. US Patent Office (USPTO), Patent No. 20140048732.

Keyrouz F., et al. (2011) Magnetic Valve Device. US World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),  Patent No. WO/2011/076484. http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/WO2011076484