College / Department

Teaching areas

digital systems, C++ & Java programming, data-strucutres and algorithms, database systems, information retrieval and Information Technology for Engineering Managers.

Research areas

Traditional and non-traditional database systems, serial and parallel algorithms, information retrieval,data mining and machine learning in health informatics, and e-health.


PhD, Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1983
MSc, Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977
BSc, Electrical Engineering, Ain-Shames University, Cairo Egypt; 1974

Professional experience

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, 2002- present
Palestinian National Authority (PNA)/Worldbank-Funded Mission, Senior Technology Advisor, 1998 –2002.
AT&T and Lucent Technologies Bell Labs,NJ, USA, 1991-1997
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1985-1987.
Northwestern University, computer engineering, IL, USA 1983- 1991


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