Youakim Badr

Professor of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Engineering
Professor-in-Charge, Artificial Intelligence (World Campus)
Main Building, 220 L2

Youakim Badr received his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from the Lebanese University and an additional master's degree in mathematical modeling and scientific software engineering from the Francophone University Agency (AUF). He earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA-Lyon), where he worked as an associate professor in the computer science and engineering department.

Over the course of his research, Dr. Badr has worked extensively in the area of service computing (distributed systems) and information security. His current research strategy aims at developing a new software engineering approach for designing and deploying “smart connected devices” and building “smart service systems” for the Internet of Things. In addition, he conducts research activities on the integration of data analytic capabilities at the edge of the Internet of Things (Edge Machine Learning) and into connected devices (Built-in analytics) to make the Internet of Things smarter from the flood of data generated by connected devices.

In recognition for his research activities, he received the Research Excellence Award from the French Ministry of High Education and Research in 2010. Dr. Badr authored or co-authored more than 95 publications in international journals and conferences, four edited proceedings, and two books published by Springer Verlag in the Studies in Computational Intelligence Series. In 2010, Dr. Badr spent his sabbatical leave at Cornell University and Pennsylvania State University. He has held short-term visiting scholar positions at the University of Sydney, the University of Namur in Belgium, and Zayed University in the UAE.

Dr. Badr is vigorously involved in a series of international conferences. He is a professional member of IEEE, a lifetime member of ACM, and associate member of the ACM special interest group on knowledge discovery and data mining (SIGKDD).


2022-2023 Distinguished Research and Scholarship Award, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

2022-2023 Excellence in Teaching Award, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

2022 Arthur L. Glenn Award for Excellence in Student Engagement, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

2020-2021 Award for Faculty Service, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

2019-2020 Arthur L. Glenn Award for Faculty Innovation, Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies

2014 Research and Doctoral Supervision Award, French Ministry of High Education and Research

2010 Recipient of Research Excellence Award, French Ministry of High Education and Research

Selected Publications

Gatouillat Arthur, Badr Youakim, Massot Bertrand and Sejdić Ervin, “Internet of Medical Things: A Review of Recent Contributions Dealing with Cyber-Physical Systems in Medicine.” IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2018), doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2849014

Sarkar S Manash, Banerjee Soumya and Sangaiah Arun Kumar and Badr Youakim, “Configuring a Trusted Cloud Service Model for Smart City Exploration Using Hybrid Intelligence,” International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, vol 8 no 3(2017):1-21,

Gatouillat Arthur, Dumortier Antoine, Perera Subashan, Badr Youakim, Gehin Claudine, and Sejdić Ervin, “Analysis of the Pen Pressure and Grip Force Signal During Basic Drawing Tasks: The Timing and Speed Changes Impact Drawing Characteristics,” Computers in Biology and Medicine 87 (2017): 124–131, doi:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2017.05.020

Meimei Xia, Runtong Zhang and Badr Youakim, “Choquet-Based Multi-Criteria Decision Making with Objective and Subjective Information.” Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol. 30, no. 2 (2016):773–781

Youakim Badr, Salim Hariri, Youcef AL-Nashif, and Erik Blasch, “Resilient and Trustworthy Dynamic Data-driven Application Systems (DDDAS) Services for Crisis Management Environments,” in Procedia Computer Science, 51 (2015) 2623–2637

Youakim Badr, Frédérique Biennier and Samir Tata, “The Integration of Corporate Security Strategies in Collaborative Business Processes,” IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, vol. 4, no. 3, (2011): 243–254

Maamar Zakaria , Faci Noura, Wives Krug Leandro, Badr Youakim, Santos Pedro and Moreira De Oliveira José Palazzo, “Using Social Networks for Web Services Discovery,” IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 4 (2011): 48–54

Layth Sliman, Frederique Biennier, and Youakim Badr, “A Security Policy Framework for Context-Aware and User Preferences in e-Services,” Journal of Systems Architecture, vol. 55, no. 4 (2009): 275–288

B.S., Computer Science,Lebanese University

M.S., Computer Science, Lebanese University

M.S., Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Software Engineering, Francophone University Agency

Ph.D., Computer Science, National Institute of Applied Sciences