The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Computer Science & Mathematics

Leila Issa

Leila Issa is an assistant professor of Mathematics.

She joined LAU in October 2011 as an assistant professor of Mathematics. Her research is in Applied Mathematics and she is interested in modeling fluid flows from the micro level to the macro level. She is also interested in imaging with waves, seismic and medical imaging.

She obtained her doctorate in 2010 from the Computational and Applied Mathematics Department at Rice University, where her research focused on imaging sources in random acoustic waveguides.

She is currently working on modeling flows in micro channels with applications in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). She is also part of a network of local and european researchers involved in modeling surface currents in our part of the Mediterranean. Surface currents are the major factor for transporting and dispersing substances, such as pollutants, in the marine environment: the aim of the project is to effectively model these currents using in-situ and satellite data.

This project contributes to the development of oceanic operational products (such as current maps) suitable to support the marine research and observation of the Lebanese coast.


  1. L. Issa, J. Brajard. Modeling Surface Currents in the Eastern Levantine Mediterranean, to be submitted for Journal publication.
  2. L.Issa, I. Lakkis, Reduced Order Modeling of Low Mach Number Unsteady Micro-channel Flows, Journal of Fluids Engineering, ASME, Dec 2013. Available online, in production.
  3. L.Issa, I. Lakkis, Reduced order models of low Mach number isothermal flows in micro-channels. Proceedings of ICNMM2013 the ASME 2013 11th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels June 16-19, 2013, Sapporo, Japan.
  4. L. Issa, Ismail. Lakkis, L.Xu, Contribution to the IEEE P802.11 Wireless LANs. IEEE 802.11-10/1453r1. December 2010.
  5. L. Borcea, L. Issa, C. Tsogka, Source localization in random acoustic waveguides, SIAM Multiscale Modeling Simulations, 8(5), pp. 1981-2022, 2010.

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