Rim Gouia-Zarrad


Qualifications: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics | The University of Texas at Arlington USA | Bachelor of Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris France | Lycée Sainte Geneviève, France


Rim Gouia-Zarrad is an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at MedTech, with research expertise in the fields of integral geometry and mathematical problems of medical imaging. After graduating from L'Ecole Centrale de Paris and a brief career in the industry (Bouygues Construction, France;  XTO Energy, ExxonMobil, USA) she joined the academia to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Arlington in Applied Mathematics. She taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics at various institutions. She is an active member of several International multidisciplinary research teams. Dr. Gouia's interests extend to Integral geometry, Medical Imaging, Inverse Problems, Machine Learning, eLearning Pedagogy and the application of artificial intelligence in higher education. Prior to joining MedTech, she held the position of associate professor at the American University of Sharjah.

Areas of Expertise

Applied Mathematics

Research Interest

Integral Geometry Radom transforms and mathematical problems of medical imaging Innovative teaching & learning

  1. R. Gouia-Zarrad, S. Roy, S. Moon, Numerical inversion and uniqueness of a spherical radon transform restricted with a fixed angular span, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 2021.
  2. R. Gouia-Zarrad, Teaching and Learning in the face of COVID-19: Challenges and Rewards In Undergraduate Math Classes in Tunisia, Disruptech Agora - DTA 21' conference, EM Normandie, France, 2021.
  3. B. A. Abu-Nabah, S.M. Al-Said and R. Gouia-Zarrad, Crack size estimation using simple 2D vibrothermography heat diffusion model of frictional heating, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 293, 2019.
  4. G. Ambartsoumian, R. Gouia-Zarrad, V. Krishnan and S. Roy, Image reconstruction from radially incomplete spherical Radon data, European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 470-493, 2018.
  5. R Gouia-Zarrad, C. Gunn, Students' perceptions of lecture capture in University math classes for engineers, Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, IEEE, 2018.
  6. H. Tan, and R. Gouia-Zarrad, Inversion of the V-line transform for breast cancer detection with Compton camera, Biomath Vol. 6, No. 2, 1711147, 2017.
  7. R. Gouia-Zarrad, and S. Moon, Inversion of the attenuated conical Radon transform with a fixed opening angle, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, 2017.
  8. R. Gouia-Zarrad, and C. Gunn, Modifying the flipped learning experience to enhance the learning of Mathematics in a Middle Eastern context, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2017.
  9. Patel, and R. Gouia-Zarrad, Detecting topographical eye disorders, Biomath, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1612281, 2016.
  10. R. Gouia-Zarrad, Inversion of a class of parabolic Radon transforms, Mathematical Inverse Problems, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2016.
  11. R. Gouia-Zarrad, and C. Gunn, Making mathematics meaningful for freshmen students: investigating students’ preferences of pre-class videos, Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 2016.
  12. D. Audi and R. Gouia-Zarrad, New math teaching methodologies for ELL students, International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature, Vol. 4, Issue 5, May 2016, 75-84.
  13. R. Gouia-Zarrad, Analytical reconstruction formula for the n-dimensional conical Radon transform, Computers & Mathematics with Applications 68.9, 2014.
  14. R. Gouia-Zarrad and B. Abu-Nabah, Radon Transforms for Nondestructive Testing, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainable Systems and the Environment, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2014.
  15. R. Gouia-Zarrad and G. Ambartsoumian, Exact inversion of the conical Radon transform with fixed opening angle, Inverse Problems 30, No. 4, 2014.
  16. R. Gouia-Zarrad, Existence and uniqueness of the inversion of a generalized Radon transform, Proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization, Tunis, Tunisia, 2013.
  17. D. Audi and R. Gouia-Zarrad, Tablet PCs, a new philosophy of teaching mathematics, Proceedings of the thirteenth International Educational Technology Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2013.
  18. R. Gouia-Zarrad and G. Ambartsoumian, Approximate inversion algorithm of the elliptical Radon transform, Mechatronics and its Applications (ISMA), 8th International Symposium on. IEEE, 2012.
  19. G. Ambartsoumian, R. Gouia-Zarrad and M. Lewis, Inversion of the circular Radon transform on an annulus, Journal of Inverse Problems 26, 105015, 2010.

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Applied Mathematics
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