Lazhar Khelifi received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from University of Montreal in 2018. For his exceptional Ph.D. research productivity, he was awarded different excellence awards from the University of Montreal. He was also preselected by the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research (DIRO) for the best thesis award of the University of Montreal. His research interests are Image Processing, Computer Vision, Image Segmentation, Optimization and Artificial intelligence techniques. He served as a program committee member and reviewer in several journals and conferences. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

Academic & Research positions

  • Present2019

    Chief Scientist Officer

    Impressview AI, Canada

  • 20182018

    Post-doctoral researcher

    School of Higher Technology (ÉTS), Canada

  • 20182014

    Assistant Professor

    Montreal University, Canada

  • 20132012

    Assistant Professor

    Gafsa University, Tunisia

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2018

    Ph.D. in Computer science

    Montreal University, Canada

  • Master 2012

    Master of Computer science

    Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia

  • B.A. 2010

    Bachelor of computer science

    Gafsa University, Tunisia

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2019
    Impressview AI nominated for the 2019 Business Start-up Award, ADRIQ
    Presented by Polytechnique Montréal and École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
  • 2018
    Preselection for the best thesis award of the University of Montreal
    By the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research (DIRO), University of Montreal
  • 2017
    Scholarships for Excellence of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral studies (FESP)
    University of Montreal
  • 2013-2017
    Scholarship exemption of tuition fees for excellent international students
    Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral studies(FESP), University of Montreal
  • 2013-2017
    Doctoral scholarship award: Government of Tunisia (2013-2017)
    Tunisia’s Universitary Mission in North-America.
  • 2015-2017
    Excellence Fellowship (for Phd student), University of Montreal
  • 2017
    Best paper award (FAECUM)