About Me

My name is Pierre Akiki and I am natively from the “Land of the Cedars”, Lebanon.

I am a computer scientist, who is also interested in research. I enjoy developing commercial applications as much as conducting research mainly on: model-driven software engineering, enterprise applications, and user interfaces.

My mother tongue is Lebanese (Arabic). I am primarily English educated and French is my second foreign language.

Academic and Professional

I was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Concentration Computer Information Systems) from Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU), Lebanon on the tenth of August 2004, and the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science (Concentration Computer Information Systems), on the second of February 2007 from Notre Dame University - Louaize as well.

I started my professional career in the software industry immediately after being awarded my Bachelor’s degree. I worked in that domain for seven years (2004-2011), as a senior software developer and application architect. After being awarded my Master’s degree, I joined the Department of Computer Science at Notre Dame University - Louaize as a part-time instructor. There I taught courses on Database Design and Programming, and Computer Programming for a period of four years (2007-2011).

My interest in enterprise line of business applications (e.g., ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.), in addition to my passion for having a varied education, encouraged me to enrol in a Business Master's program. This program is a joint collaboration between Bordeaux Management School (BEM), France and Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU), Lebanon. I completed all the requirements of this program in March 2011, and was awarded two Master degrees, the Master of Science in International Business from BEM and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from NDU.

In October 2011, I joined The Open University in the United Kingdom as a full-time PhD student, and graduated in August 2014 with a PhD in Computing. The title of my PhD thesis is: Engineering Adaptive Model-Driven User Interfaces for Enterprise Applications.

In September 2014, I joined Notre Dame University - Louaize in Lebanon as a full-time Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

In October 2014, I became a Visiting Research Fellow in Computing at The Open University, U.K.

Personal Interests

I enjoy artistic works in general including: music, movies, plays, and paintings.

I have a passion for history and a tendency to pursue and acquire knowledge on various historic topics by reading books and watching documentaries.

With an evergrowing amount of work, little time is left for sports. Yet when possible, I try to enjoy a game of basketball or ping pong.