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Ahmed Rabaa'i

Amir Zeid
Associate Professor of Computer Science


   

Dr. Amir Zeid is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). He has over 75 publications in international conferences and journals. Dr. Zeid’s research interests include: global software engineering, cloud computing, gender issues in computing and using technology to promote environmental sustainability. In addition, Dr. Zeid is interested in research about creative methods in computer education. He received numerous research funding grants and international awards. Throughout his career at AUK, Dr. Zeid has been working on encouraging student innovation. He led three teams of AUK students to win the prestigious Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition for the Gulf region in two different categories. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.

Ahmed Rabaa'i

Amir Zeid
Associate Professor of Computer Science


   
  • Education:
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2000
  • B.Sc. Computer Science, Minor: Mathematics, The American University in Cairo (AUC), 1991
  • Academic experience - institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (ex. 1990-1995), full time or part time
  • American University of Kuwait, Associate Professor of Computer Science (September 2012-Current), Full time.
  • American University of Kuwait, Assistant Professor of Computer Science (September 2007-2012), Full time.
  • British University in Egypt, Assistant Professor and Programme Director of Computer Science (September 2005-2007), Full time.
  • Non-academic experience - company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (ex. 1993-1999), full time or part time
  • Vodafone, Senior Business Analyst, (2000-2001), Full time.
  • Certifications or professional registrations
  • (N/A)
  • Current membership in professional organizations
  • ACM, IEEE
  • Honors and awards
  • Innovative Lecturer of the year, AUK (2014)
  • AUK Dartmouth fellowship (2010)
  • Advisor of the year, AUK (2010)
  • Service activities (within and outside of the institution)
  • Chair of AUK Center Initiation (RISE) Committee (2013-2014).
  • Member of ABET Steering committee for CSIS (2013-2014).
  • Member of IT-committee, AUK, 2012-current.
  • Sample Publications
  • Salama, Maria, Amir Zeid, Ahmed Shawish and Xiaohong Jiang. "A Novel QoS-Based Framework for Cloud Computing Service Provider Selection." International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC) 4.2 (2014): 48-72. Web. 7 Sep. 2014. doi:10.4018/ijcac.2014040104
  • Amir Zeid, Ali Taqi, Omar Elkhatib, Talal Al-yaseen and Thamer Almayyan. KinEd: A Kinect-based E-learning Platform to Enhance Collaborative and Kinesthetic Learning. International Journal of Computer Applications 88(10):1-6, February 2014. Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA.
  • Zeid, Amir, Ahmed Shawish and Maria Salama. "Rationale for Use of Cloud Computing: A QoS-Based Framework for Service Provider Selection." Security, Trust, and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments. IGI Global, 2014. 24-56. Web. 13 Feb. 2014. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-5788-5.ch002
  • Salama, Maria, Ahmed Shawish and Amir Zeid. "A Generic Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Cloud Computing Services." International Journal of Computer Applications 77.17 (2013): 33-38.
  • Amir Zeid, Fatima Al-Khalaf. "The Role of Social Media in the Egyptian Revolution: The Initiation Phase (2010-2011)." American Academic & Scholarly Research Journal (AASRJ) (2012): Vol 4, No. 5.
  • Peer-reviewed Conference Papers
  • Zeid, Amir and Rehab El-Bahey. "Establishing a Global Software Development Course: A Cultural Perspective." IEEE-Frontiers in Education. Oklahoma City, 2013.
  • El-Bahey, Rehab and Amir Zeid. "Women in Computing: A Case Study about Kuwait." IEEE-Frontiers in Education. Oklahoma City, 2013.
  • El-Bahey, Rehab and Amir Zeid. "Establishing a globally distributed software development system in academic settings: An ergonomic perspective." IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). Vancouver: IEEE International, 2013. 1-8.
  • Zeid, Amir. "A Framework to Evaluate Software Engineering Student Contests:Evaluation and Integration with Academic Programs." IEEE-International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). San Francisco: IEEE Press, 2013. 1083-1089.
  • Kulchitsky, Roman, Amir Zeid and Ahmed Hamza. "LSA-Based Feedback for Assessing Student Learning in IT-Enabled IR Courses." APSA 2013 Teaching and Learning Conference. Long Beach: SSRN , 2013.
  • Zeid, Amir. "Integrating International Students’ Contests with Computer Sciecnce Capstone: Lessons Learned and Best Practices." 42nd IEEE-Frontiers in Education Conference. Seattle, 2012.
  • Dina Salah, Amir Zeid. "PLITS:A Pattern Language for Intelligent Tutoring Systems." 14th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (EuroPlop). Germany, 2010.
  • Briefly list the most recent professional development activities
  • Professional Development Grant (KWD 1000) for attending IEEE-FIE-2013, Oklahoma City.
  • Professional Development Grant (KWD 1000) for attending IEEE-ICSE-2013, San Francisco.
  • Professional Development Grant (KWD 990) for attendingĀ  FIE-2012, Seattle, October 2012.

 

Ahmed Rabaa'i

Amir Zeid
Associate Professor of Computer Science


   

Amir Zeid’s Publications

Journal Papers and Book Chapters

  • Kulchitsky, D. Roman, Amir Zeid and Ahmed Hamza. "The Efficacy of LSA (Variant) - Based Feedback for Assessing Student Learning in an Introductory International Relations Course." in Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Transgressing Boundaries. Prudence C. Layne and Peter Lake (Editors). Springer, December 2014. 181-194.
  • Salama, Maria, Amir Zeid, Ahmed Shawish and Xiaohong Jiang. "A Novel QoS-Based Framework for Cloud Computing Service Provider Selection." International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC) 4.2 (2014): 48-72.
  • Amir Zeid, Ali Taqi, Omar Elkhatib, Talal Al-yaseen and Thamer Almayyan. KinEd: A Kinect-based E-learning Platform to Enhance Collaborative and Kinesthetic Learning. International Journal of Computer Applications 88(10):1-6, February 2014. Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, 2014, USA.
  • Zeid, Amir, Ahmed Shawish and Maria Salama. "Rationale for Use of Cloud Computing: A QoSBased Framework for Service Provider Selection." Security, Trust, and Regulatory Aspects of Cloud Computing in Business Environments. IGI Global, 2014. 24-56.
  • Salama, Maria, Ahmed Shawish and Amir Zeid. "A Generic Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Cloud Computing Services." International Journal of Computer Applications 77.17 (2013): 33-38.
  • Amir Zeid, Fatima Al-Khalaf. "The Role of Social Media in the Egyptian Revolution: The Initiation Phase (2010-2011)." American Academic & Scholarly Research Journal (AASRJ) (2012): Vol 4, No. 5.
  • Zeid, Amir, Sarah S. Sakit, Noor A. Al-AbdulRazzaq, Mariam M. Al-Tattan, Fatima S. Sakit, Abrar Amin, Mariam Al-Najdi, Aisha Al-Rowaished. "Towards Economical E-Learning Educational Environments for Physically Challenged Students." "E-Learning-Organizational Infrastructure and Tools for Specific Areas" edited by Elvis Pontes, Anderson Silva, Adilson Guelfi and Sergio Takeo Kofuji, ISBN 978-953-51-0053-9, InTech, February 2, 2012.
  • Amir Zeid, Hani Ghalayini, Mohammad Al-Sulaiman, Ghanim Al-Ghanim, Abdulla Al-Jassim and Abdulrahman Al-Failakawi. "Towards IDEs for Physically Challenged Programmers." International Journal of Computer Applications 18.7 (2011): 4-9.
  • Amir Zeid, Aisha AL-Kandari, Nadia AL-Fadhli, Amina AL-Anssari and Ziba Ebrahimi. "Q8LCS: A Mobile Application to Remotely Control Electricity Consumption." International Journal of Computer Applications 14.8 (2011): 8-12.
  • Amir Zeid, Dina Salah. "Using Pattern Languages to Design Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Case Study." IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security 10.9 (2010).

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

  • El-Bahey, Rehab and Amir Zeid. "Comparing Cultural Models in the Context of Teaching Global Software Engineering." IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). Pittsburgh: IEEE International, 2014.
  • Marwa Sharawi, Amira Fouad and Amir Zeid. "Towards Effective Integration of Virtual Learning Environments and Blended Learning". First International Conference on Open Learning. Kuwait, 2013.
  • Zeid, Amir and Rehab El-Bahey. "Establishing a Global Software Development Course: A Cultural Perspective." IEEE-Frontiers in Education. Oklahoma City, 2013.
  • El-Bahey, Rehab and Amir Zeid. "Women in Computing: A Case Study about Kuwait." IEEEFrontiers in Education. Oklahoma City, 2013.
  • El-Bahey, Rehab and Amir Zeid. "Establishing a globally distributed software development system in academic settings: An ergonomic perspective." IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). Vancouver: IEEE International, 2013. 1-8.
  • Zeid, Amir. "A Framework to Evaluate Software Engineering Student Contests:Evaluation and Integration with Academic Programs." IEEE-International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). San Francisco: IEEE Press, 2013. 1083-1089.
  • Zeid, Amir, Ghadeer Neama and Ekbal Ali. "9ootik We9al (We Hear You): An E-learning Environment for a Rehabilitation Program for Arabic Speaking Children with Cochlear Implants." 2nd E-learning Regional Conference. Kuwait, 2013.
  • Amir Zeid, et al. "The Podium: A Kinect-based Software to Help Reducing Glossophobia." Third Kuwait Conference on e-Services and e-Systems. Kuwait, 2012.
  • Kulchitsky, Roman, Amir Zeid and Ahmed Hamza. "LSA-Based Feedback for Assessing Student Learning in IT-Enabled IR Courses." APSA 2013 Teaching and Learning Conference. Long Beach: SSRN , 2013.
  • Zeid, Amir. "Integrating International Students' Contests with Computer Sciecnce Capstone: Lessons Learned and Best Practices." 42nd IEEE-Frontiers in Education Conference. Seattle, 2012.
  • Amir Zeid, Fatima al-Khalaf. "The role of Social Media in the Egyptian Political Rises." The Fourth AASRC 2012 International conference, BIEIT 2012. Istanbul, 2012.
  • Amir Zeid, Thamer Al-Mayyan, Jassim Al-Fadhli, Theyab Al-Mutairi, Musab Al-Shatti, Mustafa Al-Shkanani. "Reverse Poverty: Recycling and Donation Integrated in one System." The 2012 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e- Government (EEE'12) . Las Vegas, 2012.
  • Maria Salama, Ahmed Shawish, Amir Zeid, Mohamed Kouta. "Integrated QoS Utility-Based Model for Cloud Computing Service Provider Selection." The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Service Science and Systems. Izmir, 2012.
  • Amir Zeid, Rehab El-Bahey. "Impact of Introducing Single-Gender Classrooms in Higher Education on Student Achievement Levels A Case Study in Software Engineering Courses in the GCC Region." 41st IEEE-Frontiers in Education Conference. Rapid City, 2011. T2H1-T2H6.
  • Amir Zeid, Rehab El-Bahey.. "Teaching Professional Ethics Issues Using Massive Multi Player Virtual Worlds." The 2011 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Las Vegs, 2011.
  • Amir Zeid, Ghadeer Al-Mirza and Lulwah Al-Meshwah. "SLG: An Online Educational Simulation Game to Teach Programming Concepts." 2nd Kuwait Conference on e-services and e-systems. Kuwait, 2011.
  • Amir Zeid, Alaa El-Khatib, Fatima Al-Khalaf, Manal Zeidan, Modi Al-Mohareb, Shaikha Al- Kandari. "Wain: A Smart Status Display System to Facilitate Communication in Academic Institutes." International Conference on Information and Computer Applications (IEEE-ICICA 2011). UAE, 2011. 319-323.
  • Amir Zeid. "Using Collaborative Learning Methods in Teaching Computer Science Capstone: A Case Study." proceedings of FECS"10 - The 2010 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Las Vegas, 2010. 169-174.
  • Dina Salah, Amir Zeid. "The Arabic Tutor -An Intelligent web based Language Tutoring System for Teaching Arabic." 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering. San Francisco, 2010. 16 5-169.
  • Amir Zeid, Abrar Amin, Mariam Al-Najdi, Aisha Al-Rowaished. "TWTD: a multi-touch tutoring system for the physically challenged." Ninth IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education. Sharm ElSheikh, 2010.
  • Issam Damaj, Reslan Abaji, and Amir Zeid. "A Web-based , "Hardware/Software Interface for Building Management Systems." International Arab Conference of e-Technology. Kuwait, 2010.
  • Amir Zeid, Ali Dashti, Ahmad Ashour, Abdelwahab Al-Atiqi , Abdullah Al-Shaikh, Salman Al-Saffar. "ElectReduce: A Real Time Electricity Consumption Monitor Using Mobile Phones." 25th International conference on computers and their applications. Hawaii, 2010. 113-118.
  • Dina Salah, Amir Zeid. "Adaptive Patterns for Intelligent Tutoring Systems." 14th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (EuroPlop). Germany, 2010.
  • Dina Salah, Amir Zeid. "PLITS:A Pattern Language for Intelligent Tutoring Systems." 14th European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (EuroPlop). Germany, 2010.
  • Amir Zeid. "Using Creative methods for teaching professional ethics for computer science students." First Kuwait Conference on e-Systems and e-Services (ACM). Kuwait, 2009.
  • Amir Zeid. "Alice in the Middle East." 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (EISTA 2009). Orlando, 2009.
  • Amir Zeid. "Lessons Learned from Establishing a Software Engineering Academic Programme in Developing Countries." 20th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T). Dublin, 2007.
  • Amir Zeid, Rafik Amir. "Towards Engineering Web-services." IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering. Austria, 2007.

 
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