Maya El Dayeh, Ph.D.


  A headshot of Maya El Dayeh, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Maya El Dayeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Office Location: Caruth Hall 441

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  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Southern Methodist University
  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of Houston


Dr. Maya El Dayeh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at SMU Lyle. Her research interests include Cloud Computing, Data Mining, and Software Engineering. Previously, Dr. El Dayeh was a Senior Technology Consultant with over 7 years’ experience in developing and delivering high quality software using cutting-edge technologies.

As a Senior Technology Consultant, she has served clients in the healthcare, airline, and logistics industries using various technologies including AWS, Java, Kafka, Zookeeper, Ansible, Redis, webservices, microservices, and database solutions.

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Travel Grant (2012)
  • ACM Special Interest Groups on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) Travel Grant (2011)
  • Best Research Poster,  SMU Research Day (2011)



  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Mining
  • Software Engineering

Recent Publications

  • Maya El Dayeh and Michael Hahsler: Biological pathway completion using network motifs and random walks on graphs. In IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB 2012), pages 229-236. IEEE, May 2012.
  • Maya El Dayeh and Michael Hahsler: Analyzing incomplete biological pathways using network motifs. In 27th Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2012), volume 2, pages 1355-1360. ACM, March 2012.

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