American University of Sharjah

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Website

Dr. Hana Sulieman

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Professor and Department Head

Hana Sulieman earned a PhD in Applied Statistics from Queen’s University, Canada. She has more than 15 years of consulting and teaching experience in statistical applications in business, engineering, medicine and other disciplines. Prior to joining AUS, she has taught at the University of New Brunswick and Queen’s University, Canada. Her areas of research and teaching interest are sensitivity analysis in regression models, statistical design of experiments and statistical applications in social sciences and medicine.

Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi

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Professor and Dean

Mahmoud Anabtawi earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University in Texas at Arlington, USA. He has taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics courses for more than 18 years at institutions such as the University of Texas at Arlington and Tennessee State University in the US and AUS. His research interests are stochastic partial differential equations, stochastic hybrid systems, stochastic controlled systems and fluid dynamics. He was a participating scientist in two multimillion-dollar grants from the US National Science Foundation.

Dr. Zayid Abdulhadi

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Professor

Zayid Abdulhadi earned a PhD in Pure Mathematics from University of Laval, Canada. His areas of research are Geometric Theory of Functions of One Complex Variable: univalent harmonic mappings, univalent logharmonic mappings and biharmonic mappings. Before joining AUS, Dr. Abdulhadi taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Taher Abualrub

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Professor

Taher Abualrub received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Iowa, USA. His research interests include error correcting codes, DNA computing, wavelet theory and control theory. He has published over 20 refereed journal papers and more than 20 conference proceedings papers.

Dr. Marwan Abukhaled

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Professor

Marwan Abukhaled earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Texas Tech University, USA. He has taught in mathematics departments for more than 20 years at institutions such as Eastern New Mexico University and the University of Texas Pan American, both in the US. His areas of research interests are numerical analysis, stochastic differential equations and control theory.

Dr. Yusuf Abumuhanna

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Professor

Yusuf Abumuhanna earned a PhD in Mathematics from the State University of New York, USA. He has taught in mathematics departments for more than 20 years at institutions in the USA, Jordan, Oman and Kuwait. His areas of research and interest are geometric function theory, surface theory and Banach spaces of analytic function.

Dr. Ghada Alobaidi

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Associate Professor

Ghada Alobaidi earned her PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Before joining AUS, Dr. Alobaidi taught mathematics courses at different institutions, namely, the University of Regina and Trent University, Canada. Her research interests include partial differential equations; financial mathematics, particularly option pricing models; integral transforms; and special functions. She is also interested in mathematics education.

Diana Audi

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Instructor

Diana Audi earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She has taught in mathematics departments for more than five years at institutions such as the American University of Beirut and AUS. Her research interest is in harmonic analysis.

Dr. Ayman Badawi

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Professor

Ayman Badawi earned a PhD in Mathematics from University of North Texas, USA. He has taught in mathematics departments for more than 17 years at institutions such as Emory & Henry College, Virginia, USA, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA, and Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine. His area of research is in commutative algebra and his teaching interests are linear algebra, abstract algebra, number theory, discrete math, calculus, differential equations, geometry and business math.

Dr. Dmitry Efimov

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Assistant Professor

Dmitry Efimov graduated with honors from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University, Russia. He earned a PhD in Mathematics under the supervision of Professor Valerian Gavrilov. His current research interests include machine learning algorithms and applications.

Dr. Rim Gouia

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Assistant Professor

Rim Gouia holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. Before joining AUS, she taught mathematics at various colleges in the US. She has also worked at Bougues-Construction in France and XTO Energy (currently ExxonMobil) in the USA. Dr. Gouia was part of a multidisciplinary research team supported by the US Department of Defense aimed at improving ultrasound imaging for cancer screening. She is specialized in integral geometry, particularly the mathematical problems of radon transform applied to advanced imaging. Her work has been published in the journal Inverse Problem, for which she has also served as a reviewer.

Dr. James Griffin

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Associate Professor

James Griffin earned a PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College, UK. His current research interests include special functions, complex analysis and mathematical physics. Before joining AUS, Dr. Griffin worked at the department of mathematics in the University of Central Florida, USA.

Dr. Gajath Gunatillake

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Assistant Professor

Gajath Gunatillake received a PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University, USA. His area of research is operator theory and functional analysis. His teaching interests include complex analysis, linear algebra, calculus and mathematics for business.

Dr. Abdul Salam Jarrah

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Associate Professor

Abdul Salam Jarrah earned a PhD in Mathematics from New Mexico State University, USA. His current research interests include biomathematics, discrete dynamical systems, computational systems biology and computational commutative algebra. Before joining AUS, Dr. Jarrah taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics at US institutions such as Virginia Tech, East Tennessee State University and New Mexico State University.

Dr. Jamila Karrakchou

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Adjunct Professor

Jamila Karrakchou received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Montreal, Canada. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics for more than 30 years at institutions such as the University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco; the University of Montreal; and Ecole d’ingénieurs en génie des systèmes industriels de Casablanca. Her areas of research and teaching are infinite dimensional linear systems, optimal control, delay differential equations and mathematics for engineers.

Dr. Sadok Kallel

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Associate Professor

Sadok Kallel earned a PhD in Mathematics from Stanford University, USA. He has taught mathematics at the University of British Columbia in Canada, and then at the University of Lille in France. His research interests are in algebraic topology and Homotopy Theory, two branches of modern geometry. He is a founding member of the Mediterranean Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and the Southern Mediterranean University, institutions both based in Tunisia.

Dr. Suheil Khoury

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Professor

Suheil Khoury earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Michigan State University, USA. He has taught in mathematics departments for more than 16 years at institutions such as the College of Science and Technology, Jerusalem; the University of Houston-Downtown, USA; and Amman University, Jordan. His areas of research and teaching interest are differential equations, mathematical fluid dynamics, and computational and numerical mathematics. He won a teaching award from Michigan State University and the Shoman Prize in Mathematics.

Dr. Saadia Khouyibaba

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Instructor

Saadia Khouyibaba earned a PhD in History of Mathematics from Laval University, Canada. Her research interest is the history of mathematics and math education. Her teaching interests are mathematics for business, mathematics for architects and remedial courses. She is also interested in teaching mathematics with technology.

Dr. Ismail Kucuk

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Associate Professor

Ismail Kucuk earned a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. He has taught in mathematics departments for more than 12 years at institutions such as the University of Utah and AUS. His areas of research interest are computational methods, optimal control and structural optimization, applied mathematics in general.

Dr. Guillaume Leduc

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Associate Professor

Guillaume Leduc earned a PhD in Mathematics from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has taught mathematics for more than seven years at the University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada, and AUS. His areas of research and teaching interest are stochastic processes and, in particular, superprocesses, actuarial mathematics and financial mathematics. Prior to his academic career, he worked for seven years for financial institutions, actuarial consulting firms and insurance companies.

Dr. Timothy Marshall

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Associate Professor

Timothy Marshall earned a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His current research interests include hyperbolic geometry, Kleinian groups and Graph Theory. Before joining AUS, Dr. Marshall taught graduate and undergraduate mathematics at institutions such as AlAkhawayn University in Morocco and North Dakota State University, USA.

Mujo Mesanovic

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Instructor

Mujo Mesanovic earned a Master of Science in Mathematics from Syracuse University, New York, USA. He has taught in mathematics and statistics departments at US institutions such as Syracuse University and the State University of New York Morrisville State College. His areas of research and teaching interest are statistical data collection and data analysis and mathematics education. Prior to his academic career, he worked as professional tutor at multiple institutions. In his free time he likes to play soccer and attend social events.

Dr. Greg Orosi

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Assistant Professor

Greg Orosi holds a PhD in Mathematical Finance from the University of Calgary, Canada. His areas of research include computational finance, numerical methods applied to derivative pricing, empirical performance of option pricing models and nonparametric modeling. His research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Derivatives, and has been presented at several international conferences, including the Financial Management Association annual meeting in Texas, the Applied Financial Economics Conference in Greece, and the Quantitative Methods in Finance in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. David Radnell

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Associate Professor

David Radnell earned a PhD in Mathematics from Rutgers University, USA. His current research interests include conformal field theory, Riemann surfaces, Teichmuller Theory, determinant line bundles and vertex operator algebras. Before joining AUS, Dr. Radnell held positions at the University of Michigan, USA, and the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany. He has taught a wide range of pure and applied mathematics courses at all undergraduate levels.

Dr. Ali Sayfy

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Professor

Ali Sayfy earned a PhD in Mathematics /Numerical Analysis from Sussex University, UK. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for more than 30 years at institutions such as Baghdad University, Iraq; Yarmouk University, Jordan; and AUS, at which he was a pioneer. His areas of research are stability of numerical methods, inverse problem for partial differential equations, spline and other numerical solutions of boundary value problems, the use of technology in mathematics education and rearrangement of functions of several variables. His teaching interest is numerical analysis and differential equations.

Dr. Shou Hsing Shih

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Assistant Professor

Shou Hsing Shih earned his PhD in Statistics from University of South Florida, USA. His current research interests include time series analysis, regression analysis, distribution theories, and forecasting on environmental and economic applications. Before joining AUS, Dr. Shih taught many upper- and lower-level undergraduate courses in mathematics and statistics at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Faruk Uygul

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Assistant Professor

Faruk Uygul received his PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining AUS, he taught a variety of courses in mathematics at the University of Alberta and Carleton University, Canada. His research areas are functional analysis, particularly abstract harmonic analysis, and number theory.

Dr. Thomas Wunderli

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Assistant Professor

Thomas Wunderli earned a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Florida, USA. Prior to joining AUS, he taught at the University of Florida. His area of research and teaching include partial differential equations, variational problems and applied mathematics.

Dr. Tahir Choulli

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Visiting Associate Professor

Tahir Choulli earned his PhD at the Franche-Comte University, France, where he taught a variety of undergraduate courses in mathematics and statistics. He taught statistics, probability, mathematical finance (graduate and undergraduate), and actuarial sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada. His main domains of research include stochastics, mathematical finance, mathematical insurance and behavioral financial economics. He supervised more than 15 graduates who are currently holding positions in financial/insurance corporations (from quantitative analysts to senior analysts or department's manager of a bank or assistant professor at the university). He has published in the top leading journals of mathematical finance and probability.

Dr. Yuliya Zelenyuk

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Visiting Associate Professor

Yuliya Zelenyuk received a PhD in Mathematics at Kyiv University, Ukraine. She has worked at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research interests are in the areas of algebra and combinatorics.

Dr. Issam Louhichi

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Assistant Professor

Issam Louhichi earned a PhD in Pure Mathematics from University of Bordeaux 1, France. His current research interests include analytic spaces and their operators, in particular Toeplitz operators. Before joining AUS, Dr. Louhichi held positions at King Fahd University Of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, KSA; University of Toledo, Ohio, USA; and University of Bordeaux 1, Talence, France. He has taught a wide range of pure mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.