Dr. Zablith's research focuses on knowledge representation, processing, and sharing. He is particularly interested in exploring emerging digital technologies to transform data into knowledge that supports people and organizations in meeting their objectives. His research appeared in several peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. It has practical implications on the e-government and educational contexts, as well as e-commerce that he recently started to address.
He teaches business analytics subjects in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs, related to information systems, data visualization, operations research, digital transformation, and human-centered innovation.
Fouad serves on various committees at the school and university levels, and on the program and organization committees of international research conferences.
Before joining AUB, Fouad spent around five years in the UK as a researcher and PhD candidate at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi). He holds a PhD in the field of knowledge technologies, under the supervision of Mathieu d'Aquin, Enrico Motta, and . His PhD research was partly supported by the EU-funded NeOn project. He was also involved in the SmartProducts project, and the LUCERO project for modeling and publishing university information as Linked Data within data.open.ac.uk. Next to his research work, he was the web consultant of the Open Arts Archive project.
Dr. Zablith has around four years of experience in the field of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and business development. He graduated with distinction a research Masters degree at the British University in Dubai, jointly with the 5*-rated School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. As part of his Masters' thesis, he produced ArgDF, an advanced second-generation Web (i.e. Semantic Web) application, for supporting multi-user dialogue and argumentation. Fouad holds as well a double major from the American University of Beirut, with a BS in Computer Science and a BBA in Business Operations and Information Management.