Meriem Taous Laleg

Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Electrical engineering​

Research Interests

Meriem Laleg is an associate professor in the division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering at KAUST and member of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC). She joined KAUST in 2011 after being a postdoctoral fellow and a researcher at the French Institute for research in Computer Sciences and Control Systems (INRIA) in Bordeaux. She received her PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2008 from INRIA and Versailles University. Professor Laleg’s work is in the general area of mathematical control theory, systems modeling, signal processing and their applications. Her primary research goals are directed towards developing effective estimation methods and algorithms to understand complex systems, extract hidden information and design control and monitoring strategies. Her research projects are motivated by real world problems in engineering and biomedical fields.  She was elevated to an IEEE senior member in 2015. She won the best paper awards with her students at the IEEE International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and the IEEE International Conference on Control Engineering and Information Technology. She has been recently recognized for being among the three finalists in the academic of distinction category (engineering) of the leadership excellence for women awards. She is also member of the steering committee of KAUST women in data science and a KAUST ambassador for women in data science.

Selected Publications

  • Z. Belkhatir, T.M. Laleg-Kirati, "Parameters and fractional differentiation orders estimation for linear continuous-time non-commensurate fractional order systems", Systems & Control Letters, Vol. 115, pp. 26 - 33, May 2018.
  • S. Elmetennani, T.M. Laleg-Kirati, "Bilinear approximate model based robust Lyapunov control for parabolic distributed collectors". IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 25, Issue. 5, 1848 - 1855, 2017.
  • T.M. Laleg-Kirati, J. Zhang, E. Achten, H. Serrai, "Spectral data de-noising using Semi Classical Signal Analysis method: Application to Localized Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy". NMR in Biomedecine Journal, Vol. 29, pp. 1477–1485, 2016.
  • D.Y. Liu, O. Gibaru, W. Perruquetti and T.M. Laleg-Kirati, "Fractional order differentiation by integration and error analysis in noisy environment". IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 60, No. 11, pp. 2945–2960, 2015.

  • T.M. Laleg-Kirati, E. Crépeau and M. Sorine. "Semi-classical signal analysis". Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS) Journal, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 37–61, 2013.


  • Ph.D. INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France, 2008           
  • M.S. Paris Sud University, France, 2005           
  • Control System Engineer, L'École Nationale Polytechnique d'Alger, Algeria, 1999–2004