Research Interests

​I am interested in problems related to 3D computer vision. I look at algorithmic applications of machine learning in general, and deep learning specifically, to understand the 3D world around us with the help of sensors like RGB-D cameras, LiDAR, and others. I am also interested in applying deep learning to image reconstruction, 3D object detection and generation, and autonomous vehicles.

Selected Publications

  • Robust Manhattan Frame Estimation from a Single RGB-D Image
    Thabet, A., Caba, F., Niebles, JC., & Ghanem, B.
    Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015), (2015)
  • 3D Aware Correction and Completion of Depth Maps in Piecewise-Planar Scenes
    Thabet, A., Lahoud, J., Asmar, D., & Ghanem, B.
    Proc. of 12th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV). Springer , (2014)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, 2010
  • BEng, Electrical Engineering, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2006

Professional Profile

​2018-Present: Research Scientist, Visual Computing Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2016-2018: Lead Computer Vision Engineer, Udacity Blitz, Mountain View, CA, USA

2016-2017: Co-Founder and CTO, Fig, Beirut, Lebanon

2014-2016: Integrative Activities Specialist, Office of Sponsored Research, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2012-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Visual Computing Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


​SABIC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014

KAUST Affiliations

  • Visual Computing Center (VCC)
  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE)