Short Biography

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).


Academic Positions

  • 2018-present Associate Professor

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  • 2010 - 2018 Associate Professor

    Computer Engineering Department
    INSA de Lyon

  • 2004-2010 Associate Professor

    Computer Engineering Department
    Industrial Engineering Department
    INSA de Lyon

  • 2002-2004 Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Computer Engineering Department
    INSA de Lyon

Research Experience

  • 2011- 2018 Research Fellow

    LIRIS - CNRS Lab
    Research team: Service-Oriented Computing

  • 2010-2011 Visiting Research Scholar

    The Center for Hospitality Research, Cornell University, USA
    The Center for Service Enterprise Engineering, PennState University, USA

  • 2002-2004 Research Fellow

    LIESP Lab (ex PRISMa)

Selected Awards

  • 2014-2018 Recipient of Research and Doctoral Supervision Award

    French Ministry of High Education and Research

  • 2010-2014 Recipint of Research Excellence Award

    French Ministry of High Education and Research

  • 2010 International Mobility Grant

    The Rhône-Alpes Region (10 months research grant)

Selected Publications


More Publications

Organization of Contextual Enterprise-Service Bus

In {booktitle}, 2008
Esper, Alida and Badr, Youakim and Biennier, Frederique
Publisher's website

Transformation Rules from Semi-structured XML Documents to Database Model

In ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, 2001
Badr, Youakim and Laforest, Frédérique and Flory, André and Sayah, Marguerite

Towards a Resource-Driven Modelling Paradigm in Collaborative and Service- Oriented Enterprises

In {booktitle}, 2009
Sliman, Layth and Biennier, Frédérique and Badr, Youakim and Nakao, Zensho
Publisher's website

List of Publications

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Lao Tzu)

Research Projects

In my research I seek to develop a new software engineering approach and new chain of Big Data analytical models and languages for designing and deploying “secure smart services.”