Diala Lteif

Diala Lteif

CS PhD student

Boston University

About me

I am a second year Computer Science PhD student at Boston University. Before joining BU, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. I am keenly interested in interpretable machine learning and computer vision. I am currently working on explainable AI with Professor Sarah Adel Bargal, and on cross-layer parameter sharing with Professor Bryan Plummer.


  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Explainable AI
  • Computer Vision


  • PhD in Computer Science, Sept 2019 - Present

    Boston University

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2019

    American University of Beirut



  • Research Fellow, Sept 2020 - Present

    Boston University, Department of Computer Science

    Working with Prof. Bryan Plummer on cross-layer parameter sharing for efficient on-device machine learning.

  • Research Fellow, April 2020 - Present

    Boston University, Department of Computer Science

    Working with Prof. Sarah Adel Bargal on explainable AI for resource-efficient anytime neural inference.


  • Intern, Aug 2018 - Sept 2018

    PinPay s.a.l., Beirut Digital District, Lebanon

    Worked on Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant services and front-end web development.


  • Teaching Fellow, Sept 2019 - Present

    Boston University, Department of Computer Science

    • CS330: Introduction to Algorithms (Spring 2020)
    • CS103: Introduction to Internet Technologies and Web Programming (Fall 2019)
  • Instructor, July 2018

    Future Developer Summer Camp, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

    Taught Unity and iOS development to students between the ages 12 and 18.

  • Instructor, Feb 2017 - May 2017

    S.A.S. Tutoring Center, Beirut, Lebanon

    Taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics to high school students.