Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Professor and Department Head
PhD in Applied Statistics, Queen’s University, Canada
Hana Sulieman 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 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.
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's 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.
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, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Ghada Alobaidi has taught mathematics at 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.
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).
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.
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
PhD in Mathematics, Imperial College, UK
James Griffin's current research interests include special functions, complex analysis and mathematical physics. Before joining AUS, Dr. Griffin worked at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida, USA.
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. He is a founding member of the Mediterranean Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, and the Southern Mediterranean University, institutions both based in Tunisia.
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 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.
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 abstract harmonic analysis, and number theory.
PhD in Mathematics, University of Florida, USA
Prior to joining AUS, Thomas Wunderli taught at the University of Florida. His areas of research and teaching include partial differential equations, variational problems and applied mathematics.
PhD in Mathematics, Central Michigan University, USA
Ziyad Al-Sharawi taught a variety of math courses at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman and Central Michigan University for over nine years. His research interest is on difference equations and discrete dynamical systems. Particular interest is given to discrete models arising from problems in mathematical biology.