Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PhD, Moscow State University, Russia
Dmitry Efimov's current research interests include machine learning algorithms and applications. He earned a PhD under the supervision of Professor Valerian Gavrilov.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PhD in Mathematics /Numerical Analysis, Sussex University, UK
Ali Sayfy 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.