Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division (CEMSE)
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Website: http://emang.kaust.edu.sa/
Email: taousmeriem.laleg@kaust.edu.sa

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

Research Interests

Professor Laleg-Kirati's research interests encompass work across the fields of applied mathematics, control systems, and signal analysis. She works on new methods for signal analysis based on a semi-classical approach with an application to the analysis of the arterial blood pressure. Laleg-Kirati is also interested in modeling, identification, control, fault detection, inverse problems and especially seismic inversion and has expertise in solitons waves and scattering theory.

Professional Profile

Prof. Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati is an assistant professor in the CEMSE Division. She is also affiliated to the electrical engineering program.

Prof. Laleg received her master’s degree in control systems and signal processing from Paris-Sud University in 2005, followed by a PhD in applied mathematics from INRIA, Paris-Rocquencourt (The French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), and Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines University in 2008. Before joining KAUST in December 2011, she was working as an INRIA research fellow at INRIA Bordeaux in France.

Prof. Laleg received the best student president award in Algeria in 2004 and the best poster award at the MATHMOD conference in Austria in 2006. 

Selected Publications

"Robust Fractional Order Differentiators Using Generalized Modulating Functions Method"
         D.Y. Liu, T.-M. Laleg-Kirati
         Signal Processing journal 2014.
On Semi-Classical Questions Related to Signal Analysis
         B. Helffer, T.-M. Laleg-Kirati
         Asymptotic Analysis Journal, 2011.
"Nonlinear Neural Network for Hemodynamic Model State and Input Estimation Using fMRI Data"
         A.M. Karam, T.-M. Laleg-Kirati, C. Zayane-Aissa, N. Kashou
         Biomedical Signal Processing and Control 2014.
 “Fractional Dynamical Model for Neuro-vascular Coupling”
          Z. Belkhatir, T.-M. Laleg-Kirati
          36th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Conference, Chicago,  Illinois, USA, 2014.
Semi-classical signal analysis
         T.-M. Laleg-Kirati, E. Crépeau, M. Sorine
         Mathematics of control, signals and systems (MCSS), Volume 25, Number 1, pp. 37-61, 2013.


  • Best student award, first ranked in Algeria, honored by the Algerian president 2004.
  • Best poster award at the MATHMOD conference in Austria in 2006.
  • Master INRIA Fellowship, 2005.
  • PhD INRIA Fellowship, 2006.


  • Member IEEE control systems society
  • Member IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Member SIAM