LaTex Training Session


Abdullah M. Heyari
Research Engineer, CCS-AD
Academic and scientific writing has been highly supported by the introduction of the LaTeX typesetting system. Since its initial release in 1985 by Leslie Lamport, it started to gain popularity and adoption to become the standard software system for technical writing. Not only does LaTeX enable writing mathematical notations neatly, but it also helps crafting elegant documents. Such documents can be books, theses, papers, presentations, letters, posters, etc.
The high power of LaTeX will be explored in this single-lecture tutorial where the audience will be gaining hands-on experience using the system. The tutorial is intended for absolute beginners. It will proceed by providing a brief theoretical and historical background of LaTeX. After that, a simple LaTeX document is built demonstrating its construction line by line. The tutorial is concluded by introducing the audience to some of the nice features of LaTeX.
Note: To maximize the benefit from this tutorial, participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with the LaTeX system already installed, along with an editor. (I can provide technical guidance about this if needed). Here is a brief table of the required software:
Operating System LaTeX System LaTeX

Editor (Suggestions)

Linux TeXLive TeX Studio or TeX Maker
Mac MacTeX TeX Studio or TeX Maker
Windows MikTeX TeX Studio or TeX Maker


Abdullah Heyari finished his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan in 2006. He worked in the IT industry in Jordan before joining Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany to obtain his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2014. He wrote his M.Sc. thesis in the area of integer factoring algorithms under the supervision of Markus Bläser. After finishing his M.Sc. studies he joined Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE as a research engineer where he was involved in several research projects covering the areas of modelling power grid protection (jointly administered by Masdar and MIT) and 3D circuit design. Since March, 2016 Abdullah moved to the Center for Cyber Security (CCS) at NYUAD to work as a research assistant in the cyber security aspects of traffic systems.


CCS-AD Luncheon
  • Date: May 4, 2016
  • Location: NYUAD Saadiyat Campus, Experimental Research Building (C1), Room 120
  • For more information and to RSVP please email