Dr. Mohamad El Maouch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Arts & Sciences – Social Sciences

By having an interdisciplinary research direction, mainly including Psychology and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Dr. El Maouch is currently involved in the research context of the Social Sciences department as part of the Arts and Sciences School at LAU. Dr. El Maouch finished his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Lebanese University (Beirut), in 2011. Later, He obtained his Master’s degree in Psychology from Central China Normal University-CCNU (Wuhan, China) in 2013. In 2020, Dr. El Maouch obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from Northeast Normal University-NENU (Changchun, China), as joint research with the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China).

Based on understanding the human mental development, focusing on the emergence of higher mental functions, Dr. El Maouch’s work is dedicated to introducing a qualitative model of cognitive development, in artificial systems, and specifically in Robotics; Hence, forming the ground of crucial abilities, such as abstraction and generalization, active perception, socialization, concepts formation and language acquisition, among others. Other research interests of his are to follow the qualitative historical development of human mental structure, as a reflection of social development, as well as, to shed light on the role of AI in the noted development, and how AI is structuring, in turn, the individual’s mental life.

Publications

  1. M. E. Maouch, S. Wang, G. Xiaosong, Y. Cai, T. Lu and M. Saab, “Activity Theory Based Model for Robotics Tasks Learning and Functional Reflection,” In Proceedings of Chinese Control And Decision Conference (CCDC), Nanchang, China, 2019, pp. 3533-3540. IEEE. doi: 10.1109/CCDC.2019.8832472.
  2. M. E. Maouch, S. Wang, G. Xiaosong. “Contradictions-Based Development in Robotics: Meanings Emergence and Concepts Formation For Communication, and Words Acquisition.”  In Proceedings of Chinese Automation Congress, (CAC), Hangzhou, China, 2019, pp. 1990-1995, IEEE. doi: 10.1109/CAC48633.2019.8996948
  3. M. E. Maouch, S. Wang, G. Xiaosong. “Contradictions based qualitative development in robotics, for meanings emergence and functional reflection.” In Proceedings of the 14th China Intelligent Robots Conference (CIRC). Chongqing, China, 2019. pp. 18-24.