Yamane El Zein

Profiles: Yamane El-Zein,  0000-0002-0492-5305, yamaneelzein


I am a PhD student (enrolled at UNIL) working under the joint supervision of Prof. Kévin Huguenin (UNIL) and Dr. Mathieu Lemay (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology; CSEM). I started my PhD in September of 2019. I earned her MSc in Computer Science from EPFL; my thesis work focuses on a framework for quantifying the privacy risks associated with genomic data sharing at the Precision Medicine Unit of Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). Prior to that, I earned my BSc in Bioinformatics at the Lebanese American University.

I am interested in developing software solutions for biomedical data protection, to further encourage its sharing and thus better its utility. My research focuses on mobile health data privacy, specifically on solutions for private data exchange between low-energy devices and computing and storage infrastructures in the context of bio-signals monitoring.

Professional course

Software Engineering Intern, CHUV-Precision Medicine Unit, Sep 2018-Mar 2019
Data Science Intern, Beirut Research and Innovation Center (BRIC), Jul 2017-Sept 2017


PhD student, Information Systems, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), University of Lausanne, 2019-…
MSc, Computer Science, EPFL, 2016-2019
BSc, Bioinformatics, Lebanese American University (Lebanon), 2012-2016


Yamane El Zein, Mathieu Lemay, Kévin Huguenin. PrivaTree: Collaborative Privacy-Preserving Training of Decision Trees on Biomedical Data. In IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, to appear, Sep 2023. IEEE. [doi] Journal

Jean Louis Raisaro, Juan Ramón Troncoso-Pastoriza, Yamane El-Zein, Mathias Humbert, Carmela Troncoso, Jacques Fellay, Jean-Pierre Hubaux. GenoShare: Supporting Privacy-Informed Decisions for Sharing Individual-Level Genetic Data.In Digital Personalized Health and Medicine, Stud. Health Technol Inform., Vol. 270, pp. 238-241. IOS Press. [doi]. Journal Conference