American University of Sharjah

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Website

Dr. Hana Sulieman

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Professor and Head of Department

PhD in Applied Statistics, Queen’s University, Canada

Hana Sulieman has more than 20 years of teaching, research and consulting experience in the field of statistics and its applications to other disciplines including business and health sciences. Prior to joining AUS, she taught at the University of New Brunswick and Queen’s University, Canada. Her areas of research interests include sensitivity analysis in statistical modeling; analysis of big data and machine learning; statistical design of experiments.

Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi

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Professor and Dean

PhD in Applied Mathematics, University in Texas at Arlington, USA

Mahmoud Anabtawi 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

PhD in Pure Mathematics, University of Laval, Canada

Zayid Abdulhadi's 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

PhD in Mathematics, University of Iowa, USA

Taher Abualrub joined American University of Sharjah in 1998 as an assistant professor. His research interests include error correcting codes, DNA computing, wavelet theory and control theory. He is on the editorial board of Mathematical Sciences & Applications E-Notes Journal and Journal of Algebra Combinatorics Discrete Structures and Applications. He has published over 45 refereed journal and conference proceeding papers.

Dr. Marwan Abukhaled

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Professor

PhD in Applied Mathematics, Texas Tech University, USA

Marwan Abukhaled 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

PhD in Mathematics, State University of New York, USA

Yusuf Abumuhanna 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

PhD in Applied Mathematics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Before joining AUS, Ghada Alobaidi taught mathematics at Trent University and the University of Regina, Canada. Her research interests include partial differential equations, option pricing models, integral transforms; and special functions. She is also interested in mathematics education.

Diana Audi

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Instructor

Master of Science, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Diana Audi 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

PhD in Mathematics, University of North Texas, USA

Ayman Badawi 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. Youssef Belhamadia

Dr Youssef Belhamadia

Assistant Professor

PhD in Mathematics, Laval University, Canada

Youssef Belhamadia has many years of experience in teaching mathematics courses in Canadian institutions such as the University of Alberta, Laval University and Athabasca University. He also has experience in supervising both graduate and undergraduate students. The main interest of his research is the development and the implementation of numerical methods for partial differential equations with strong applications in biomedical and industrial problems. His research has been published in well-known journals and refereed proceedings. He has been awarded grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Dr. Cristian Enache

Dr Cristian Enache

Visiting Assistant Professor

PhD in Mathematics, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Cristian Enache has taught mathematics for more than 10 years at institutions such as Ovidius University of Constanta, Laval University, University of Science and Technology of China and American University of the Middle East. His scientific competences are found at the interference of PDEs, mathematical physics, calculus of variations, analysis and geometry, various tools from these fields of research being used in his works to investigate PDEs modeling physical or geometrical problems. He has won by competition several research fellowships and grants awarded by prestige institutions, such as NSERC and ISM (Canada), CNCS and IMAR (Romania), and JSPS (Japan).

Dr. Rim Gouia

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Assistant Professor

PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

After a brief career in the industry (Bouygues Construction, France; and XTO Energy, ExxonMobil, USA) Rim Gouia joined academia at the University of Texas. Dr. Gouia has taught mathematics at graduate and undergraduate levels at various institutions. She is an active member of several multidisciplinary research teams in the US and the UAE. Her research interests include integral geometry, Radon transforms and mathematical problems of medical imaging.

Dr. James Griffin

Dr James Christopher Griffin

Associate Professor and Associate Dean

PhD in Mathematics, Imperial College, UK

James Griffin has been a teacher and researcher in mathematics for more than 10 years. Before moving to American University of Sharjah, he worked in the mathematics department at the University of Central Florida. His areas of research are special functions, complex analysis and mathematical physics. In addition to his work as a mathematician, he is currently serving as the associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Gajath Gunatillake

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Assistant Professor

PhD in Mathematics, Purdue University, USA

Gajath Gunatillake's 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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Professor

PhD in Mathematics, New Mexico State University, USA

Abdul Salam Jarrah's 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. Sadok Kallel

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Associate Professor

PhD in Mathematics, Stanford University, USA

Sadok Kallel 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, with applications to non-linear analysis and differential geometry. He is a founding member and the current Director of the Mediterranean Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.

Dr. Suheil Khoury

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Professor

PhD in Applied Mathematics, Michigan State University, USA

Suheil Khoury 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

Dr Saadia Khouyibaba

Instructor

PhD in History of Mathematics, Université Laval, Canada

Saadia Khouyibaba's 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. Guillaume Leduc

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Associate Professor

PhD in Mathematics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Guillaume Leduc has taught mathematics for more than seven years, teaching 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. Issam Louhichi

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Assistant Professor

PhD in Pure Mathematics,University of Bordeaux 1, France

Issam Louhichi's 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.

Mujo Mesanovic

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Instructor

Master of Science in Mathematics, Syracuse University, New York, USA

Mujo Mesanovic 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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Associate Professor

PhD in Mathematical Finance, University of Calgary, Canada

Greg Orosi's 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 Journal of Futures Markets. He is also a regular presenter at international conferences such as the Bachelier Finance Society World and the Quantitative Methods in Finance in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Shou Hsing Shih

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Assistant Professor

PhD in Statistics, University of South Florida, USA

Shou Hsing Shih's 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. Amjad Tuffaha

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Associate Professor

PhD in Mathematics, University of Virginia, USA

Amjad Tuffaha taught in the mathematics department at the University of Southern California for three years, and at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi for five years before joining AUS. His areas of interest are in partial differential equations, analysis, fluid dynamics and optimal control.

Dr. Faruk Uygul

Dr. Faruk Uygul

Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Alberta, Canada

Prior to joining AUS, Faruk Uygul taught a variety of courses in mathematics at the University of Alberta and Carleton University, Canada. His research areas are functional analysis, particularly amenability-like properties of Banach algebras in abstract harmonic analysis, and number theory.

Dr. Thomas Wunderli

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Assistant Professor

PhD in Mathematics, University of Florida, USA

Thomas Wunderli has taught mathematics at American University of Sharjah since August 2004. His courses taught include upper division mathematics classes as well as graduate level courses in differential equations and partial differential equations. His areas of research and teaching interests include analysis, applied analysis and partial differential equations.

Dr. Ziyad Al-Sharawi

Dr Ziyad Sharawi

Associate Professor

PhD in Mathematics, Central Michigan University, USA

Before joining AUS, Ziyad Al-Sharawi taught for over nine years a variety of math courses at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman and at Central Michigan University in the USA. His research interest is on difference equations and discrete dynamical systems. Particular interest is given to discrete models arising from problems in mathematical biology and ecology.

Dr. Stephen Chan

Assistant Professor

PhD in Financial Statistics, University of Manchester, UK

Stephen Chan was awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship in 2016 at the University of Manchester, UK. His research areas includes extreme value analysis and distribution theory in analyzing financial commodities data and cryptocurrency data. He co-developed and co-wrote an R package, entitled “VaRES”, for computing value at risk and expected shortfall. He is a co-author of the book Extreme Events in Finance: A Handbook of Extreme Value Theory and its Applications.

Dr. Ayman Alzaatreh

Associate Professor

PhD in Statistics, Central Michigan University, USA

Ayman Alzaatreh has joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at American University of Sharjah in August 2017. Previously, he served at institutions including Austin Peay State University in the US and Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. His current research interest focuses on generalizing statistical distributions arising from the hazard function. Other research areas include statistical inference of probability models, characterization of distributions, and bivariate and multivariate weighted distributions.