Dr Hadi Harb has more than 15 years of experience in the development and management of Artificial Intelligence and Audio Signal Processing projects.


From 2000 to 2004 he pursued his PhD working on content-based multimedia indexing. He then worked as a research engineer at Centrale Lyon Innovation SA from 2004 to 2006. During his PhD and research engineer work period, he participated in many R&D projects in collaboration with world-class institutions such as INRIA, France Télécom R&D and IRCAM. He issued for 2 patents and published 17 articles in known international scientific journals and conference proceedings.

From 2006 to 2015 he co-founded and managed Ghanni, a company specialized in multimedia content recommendation and identification. Several European radio stations and websites licensed Ghanni’s music recommendation technology. In 2015 he restructured Ghanni to transform it into a consultancy company in the domain of Artificial Intelligence where he acts as the principle consultant. His current interests are in the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to natural language understanding and human-like process control.

Hadi holds a MEng (2000) in electrical-electronic engineering. He earned his MSc in 2001 and PhD in 2004 both in computer science from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées INSA Lyon, and the Ecole Centrale de Lyon respectively.

Publications and News

EIT publication

Data Analysis for the Aero Derivative Engines Bleed System Failure Identification and Prediction


6 December, 2021
Middle size gas/diesel aero-derivative power generation engines are widely used on various industrial plants in the oil and gas industry. Bleed of Valve (BOV) system failure is one of the failure mechanisms of these engines. The BOV is part of the critical anti-surge system and this kind of failure is...Read More

World Teachers' Day: Why These EIT Lecturers Love Teaching


4 October, 2021
October 5th marks World Teachers Day', an opportunity to celebrate and thank teachers for their important role in our communities and for the positive impact they have on the lives of students. Teachers are so much more than meets the eye. In fact, students seldom take into consideration that outside...Read More
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Neural Networks-based Process Model and its Integration with Conventional Drum Level PID Control in a Steam Boiler Plant


1 October, 2021
Controlling drum level is a major and crucial control objective in thermal power plant steam boilers. The drum level as a controlled variable is highly characterized by complex non-linear process dynamics as well as measurement noise and long-time delays. Developing a data-driven process model is particularly advantageous as it could...Read More
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An automated thesis supervisor allocation process using machine learning


23 January, 2021
The higher education sector has been growing at a significant rate demanding a variety of skills and knowledge from both sides: instructors and learners. Thesis supervision is one of the main challenges as this activity combines research and teaching practices. To ensure the success of a student’s thesis project, it...Read More
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