Dr. Elma Nassar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Nassar holds a B.S. degree in General Mathematics from the Lebanese University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Probability and Statistics from Aix Marseille Université, France. During her thesis, she worked on probabilistic models for population survival in changing environments. Recently, her research interests range from stochastic processes and probabilistic modeling to machine learning, data analysis and applied statistics to several fields such as psychology, education, and business.

Since her graduation, she worked at several Lebanese universities as a part time instructor. She joined LAU in 2018 as a Biostatistics instructor and until date, she is still active at the School of Arts and Sciences. Appointed as Research Statistician at the Graduate Studies and Research Office since 2019, she provided LAU faculty from various disciplines with professional training, advice and guidance on research design, execution, statistical analysis, and other research-related matters. She became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in February 2020 and participated in several educational, psychological, and business projects as co-principal investigator and/or statistician.


  1. Nassar, E., & El-Khalil, R. (2020) Assessment of Agility Implementation in Manufacturing. Proceedings of the 5th North American IEOM Conference. (Awarded Best-Track Paper)   
  2. Kopp, M., Nassar, E. & Pardoux, E. (2018) Phenotypic lag and population extinction in the moving-optimum model: insights from a small-jumps limit. J. Math. Biol. 77: 1431. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-018-1258-2
  3. Nassar, E., & Pardoux, E. (2018) Small jumps asymptotic of the moving optimum Poissonian SDE. Stochastic Processes and Their Applications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spa.2018.07.010