Yousif Asfour

Bio: Yousif Asfour, Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer, AUB, Lebanon

Dr. Yousif Asfour currently serves as Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer managing the consolidated Office of Information Technology at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). He is also heading the Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park and the transformation of Online Education at AUB. Dr. Asfour is also the President of the CIO Lebanon Association, and played a key leadership role in establishing TechCARE, the Lebanese National Research and Education Network (NREN). 

Prior to AUB, Dr. Asfour served as the founding Chief Information Officer for New York University Abu Dhabi and Associate Vice President, Global Technology Services for New York University where he led the design, implementation and operations of IT services for its new campus. 
Dr. Asfour has also held several executive leadership positions with a number of technology companies in the US. Dr. Asfour received a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and a Ph.D. in cognitive and neural systems from Boston University. In addition to several publications in professional journals, Dr. Asfour also holds a patent related to fast data transfer for multi-processor systems.