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Iyad Abu Doush Iyad Abu Doush
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems
   
Iyad Abu Doush is an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Science and Information Systems at American University of Kuwait. He obtained his PhD from the Computer Science Department at New Mexico State University / USA in 2009. Dr. Abu Doush completed his B.Sc. in computer science from Yarmouk University, Jordan, and his M.Sc. in Computer Science and Information Systems from Yarmouk University, Jordan. Dr. Abu Doush has supervised, advised and referred senior projects, master theses and number of journals. Dr. Abu Doush served as coach and committee member in the ACM Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest for three years. Dr. Abu Doush has been funded several times to conduct research in his areas of expertise from different agencies including: USAID, Microsoft, King Abdullah II Design & Development Bureau, Deanship of Research & Graduate Studies at Yarmouk University and Jordanian Scientific Research Support Fund. Dr. Abu Doush has published more than 40 articles in international journals and conferences. Dr. Abu Doush was selected to serve as a visiting researcher in universities of Malaysia and Lithuania. His research interests include: Evolutionary Algorithms, Optimization, Accessibility, and Human Computer Interaction.
Iyad Abu Doush Iyad Abu Doush
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems
   

Education:

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, New Mexico State University, 2009
  • M.Sc., Computer Science and Information Systems, Yarmouk University, 2003
  • B.Sc., Computer Science, Yarmouk University, 2001

Academic Experience:

  • Associate Professor, YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, Department of Computer Science, Irbid, Jordan, May 2014 - Aug 2016
  • Assistant Professor, YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, Department of Computer Science, Irbid, Jordan, Jan 2010 to May-2014
  • Visiting Researcher, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 13-Aug-2013 to 12-Sep-2013
  • Visiting Researcher, UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA (University of Science, Malaysia), School of Computer Sciences, Penang, Malaysia, 10-Aug-2012 to 10-Sep-2012
  • Department Head, YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, Department of Computer Science, Irbid, Jordan, Sep, 2011 - Sep-2012
  • Research Assistant, NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, Computer Science Department, Las Cruces, USA, Sep 2007 - November 2009
  • Research Assistant, NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Distance Education, Las Cruces, USA, August 2005 - Sep 2007
  • Teaching Assistant, NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Computer Science, Las Cruces, USA, August 2005 - December 2008
  • Instructor, YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, Department of Computer Information Systems, Irbed, Jordan, 2003 - 2005

Non-academic Experience:

  • Web Master, USDA-ARS, JORNADA EXPERIMENTAL RANGE, NM, USA, (May-August) 2005
  • Worked as an expert in web accessibility and assistive technologies for a USAID funded project titled "Improving the right of people with disabilities in accessing information in higher education" , 30/9/2012 to 15/6/2013
  • Prepares and conducts 3 workshops (16-18, Sep - 2013) for the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities titled " Improving the Accessibility of Websites". During these workshops we trained web developers and IT manager from the government and the private sector on applying Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We train them on evaluating and improving the accessibility of their websites

Current membership in professional organizations:

  • Member of the Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan (INTAJ)

Certifications or professional registrations:

  • Oracle8i (SQL Plus, Pl/SQL, Form Builder, Report Builder) training course in Computer Way Center between 23-10-2000 and 14-11-2000

Honors and awards:

  • Won with a team of three undergraduate students the ACM Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC) 2014 (out of 96 teams from 19 different Jordanian universities) and qualified to The ACM Arab Collegiate Programming Contest, Applied Sciences University, 1/11/2014
  • Selected for staff mobility visit through the EPIC program sponsored by the EU Erasmus Mundus to visit Vilnius University in Lithuania, Aug 2013
  • Won with a team of three undergraduate students the Sumo Competition (out of 15 teams from different universities) in the Universities Robotics Competition, Jordan University, 27-28/2/2013
  • April-2009 Awarded Merit-based Enhancement fellowship from graduate school for outstanding service to New Mexico State University as teaching and research assistant
  • 2001 Awarded a scholarship from Yarmouk University to study M.Sc. in computer science and information
  • 2005 Awarded a scholarship from Yarmouk University to study Ph.D. in computer science

Service activities (within and outside of the institution):

  • Chair of the organizing committee of the "Mobile Phone Applications - Skills and Requirements to get a Job " organized by the IT college at Yarmouk University held in 2016
  • Chair of the organizing committee of the "ACM Arabella Collegiate Programming Contest " organized by the IT college at Yarmouk University held in 2015
  • Member of the organizing committee of the ACM Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC), Jordan (2014-now)
  • Member of the organizing committee of the 7th Annual National Technology Parade 2014, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Member of the computer science department committee for preparing Master program in " Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems" in the 2013/2014 academic year
  • Chair of the organizing committee of the "Mobile Phone Applications - Skills and Requirements to get a Job " organized by the IT college at Yarmouk University held in 2014
  • Committee member and judge in the "Programming Competition for Developing Educational Software for Kindergarten", organized by the Ministry of Education with a support from USAID in 2013
  • Invited Expert in W3C-WAI (http://www.w3.org/WAI/PA/participants.html)
  • Member of the organizing committee of the "Scientific week of IT College" at Yarmouk University in 2011
  • Chair of the Academic Curriculum and Exams in the 2010/2011, 2012/2013, and 2013/2014 academic years
  • Chair of the organizing committee of the "Open Source Programs" organized by the IT college at Yarmouk University held in 2012
  • Member of the IT college committee in the 2011/2012 and 2013/2014 academic years
  • Member of the IT college Scientific committee in the 2013/2014 academic year
  • Member of the IT college Commission of the investigation issues of students in the 2013/2014 academic year
  • Member of the graduate studies committee in the 2011/2012, 2012/2013 academic years
  • Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee in the 2012/2013 academic year
  • Program Scientific Committee for the Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT 2013), Gaza, Palestine
  • Member of organizing/technical program committee of MASAUM International Conferences on Computer Sciences/Information Technology 2013 in USA, Canada, UK, UAE, Malaysia, and Singapore
  • Program Committee in the 3rd International Conference on the Harmony Search Algorithm (ICHSA 2017), Bilbao, Spain
  • Program Committee in ACM 2015 ASSETS Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Reviewer for the International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP) 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Program Committee in the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems, ICICS 2014 and 2015 Organized by Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • Program Committee in ACM 2014 ASSETS Conference, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Reviewer in ACM ASSETS Conference 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Universal Access in the Information Society published by Springer
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Intelligent Systems
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces published by Springer
  • Reviewer for the Interacting with Computers journal published by Oxford Press
  • Reviewer in International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT) 2010 Conference, Amman, Jordan
  • Program Committee in the International Conference on Intelligent Semantic
  • Web - Services and Applications (ISWSA 2010), Amman, Jordan
  • Editor for the Arabic translation of the Web Contents Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) which is published by the W3C (http://www.alecso.org/wcag2.0/ )
  • Judge in southwest New Mexico regional science & engineering 2005, USA
  • Judge in southwest New Mexico regional science & engineering 2009, USA
  • Student volunteer in the HCI 2009 conference, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Judge and reviewer in the 5th - 9th Annual National Technology Parade 2012 -2016, Jordan
  • Judge in Orange Developer Challenge 2015
  • Iyad Abu Doush (2016). Publish and Flourish. "Participate with me" weekly workshop organized by the IT college in Yarmouk University
  • Iyad Abu Doush (2016). Why Android? And What I need to learn?. The "Mobile Phone Applications - Skills and Requirements to get a Job " workshop organized by the IT college in Yarmouk University
  • Prepares and conducts the training course "e-government project management", delivered for National Information Center, 24-28 - Jan -2016, Alryad, Saudia Arabia
  • Prepares and conducts one day workshop (28- May - 2014) in Yarmouk University titled " How to Make a Website Accessible". During this workshop I trained web developers and IT manager from Yarmouk University on applying Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Prepares and conducts a two weeks workshop (1- June - 2014 to 11-June-2014) in Yarmouk University titled " Introduction to Mobile Phone Programming using Android ". During this workshop I trained 15 students in the IT college and 10 faculty members on programming in Java and Android. The workshop was funded by a USAID project
  • Iyad Abu Doush (2014). Introduction to Android Programming. The Scientific day of IT department. Al-Huson University College, Irbid, Jordan
  • Iyad Abu Doush (2014). Semi-automatic Generation of Digital Talking Books. The Scientific day of IT College. Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
  • Iyad Abu Doush (2014). Using An Integrated Techniques for Developing Indoor Navigation Systems to Allow the Blind and Visually Impaired People to Reach Precise. The Scientific day of IT College. Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
  • Iyad Abu Doush (2013). Non-Visual Navigation of Mathematical Contents on the Web. The First International Conference on New Visions for Information and Communication Technology. (ICNVICT 2013). Middle East University, Amman, Jordan
  • Technical talk, "Accessibility of e-government in Jordan", in AmmanTT (3-April-2012), Amman, Jordan
  • Research presentation, "Non-visual Navigation of Graphs in Virtual Learning Environment", in Graduate Research and Arts Symposium (2009), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Research presentation, "A Framework for an Accessible Learning Management System for Visually Impaired Students", in Graduate Research and Arts Symposium (2008), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Poster presentation, "Different Techniques for Adding Alternative Text for the Images in the Web", in Graduate Research and Arts Symposium (2007), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Professional Development

  • Quality and change , Faculty Performance Development Center, 30-7 and 6/8/2015
  • Statistical analysis using SPSS, Faculty Performance Development Center, 24 and 26/11/2014
  • EU-JordanNet ICT Brokerage and Information Day, 13-9-2015, Amman
  • ICT Proposals Day 9-10 - Oct- 2014, Florence, Italy
  • Android Programming Workshop, Google Days Advanced, Jordan, 5/12/2012 to 6/12/2012
  • Microsoft Windows Phone Programming, Yarmouk University, 13/11/2011 to 14/11/2011
  • Faculty Performance Development Workshop, Yarmouk University, 1/2/2010 to 1/5/2010
  • Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams course, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), New Mexico State University, USA, 02/14/2008
  • Introduction to MOODLE programming, Humboldt State University, 1/4/2008 to 30/5/2008
  • Graduate Assistant Professional Development Workshop, New Mexico State University, USA, 18/8/2005

Iyad Abu Doush Iyad Abu Doush
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems
   

Iyad Abu Doush’s Publications

a) Refereed Journals
  • Iyad Abu Doush and Sahar AL-Btoush (2016). Currency Recognition Using A Smartphone: Comparison Between Color SIFT AND Gray Scale SIFT Algorithms. Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.jksuci.2016.06.003
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Sawsan Alshatnawi, Abdel-Karim Al-Tamimi, Bushra Alhasan, Safaa Hamasha (2016). ISAB: Integrated Indoor Navigation System for the Blind. Interacting with Computers (doi: 10.1093/iwc/iww016) (Impact Factor 1.233).
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Faisal Alkhateeb, Abdelraouf Albsoul (2015). What we have and what is needed, how to evaluate Arabic Speech Synthesizer?. International Journal of Speech Technology (in press).
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Ahmed Al-trad (2015). Improving Post-Processing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Documents with Arabic Language Using Spelling Error Detection and Correction. International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems (in press)
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Sawsan Alshatnawi, Malek Barhoush (2015). Non-visual Navigation Interface for Completing Tasks with a Predefined Order Using Mobile Phone. International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 6(1), 1 - 13
  • Amal AbuNaser, Iyad Abu Doush, Nahed Mansour, and Sawsan Alshatnawi (2015). Underwater Image Enhancement Using Particle Swarm Optimization. Journal of Intelligent Systems, 24(1), 99-115, DOI 10.1515/jisys-2014-0012
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Basima Hani F. Hasan, Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar , Eslam Al Maghayreh, Faisal Alkhateeb , Mohammad Hamdan. (2014). Artificial Bee Colony with Different Mutation Schemes: A comparative study. Computer Science Journal of Moldova 22 (1), 77-98
  • Basima Hani F. Hasan , Iyad Abu Doush, Eslam Al Maghayreh , Faisal Alkhateeb , Mohammad Hamdan (2014). Hybridizing Harmony Search Algorithm with Different Mutation Operators for Continuous Problems. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 232: 1166-1182. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amc.2013.12.139") (Impact Factor 1.317).
  • Zakaria Al-Qudah, Iyad Abu Doush, Faisal Alkhateeb, Eslam Al Maghayreh, and Osama Al-Khaleel (2014) .Utilizing Mobile Devices' Tactile Feedback for Presenting Braille Characters: An Optimized Approach for Fast Reading and Long Battery Life. Interacting with Computers 26(1): 63-74 (Impact Factor 1.233).
  • Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar, Ahamad Tajudin Khader, and Iyad Abu Doush (2014). Memetic Techniques for Examination Timetabling. Annals of Operations Research Journal published by Springer 218(1): 23-50 (Impact Factor 1.029).
  • Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar, Ahamad Tajudin Khader, Zong Woo Geem, Iyad Abu Doush, and Mohammed A. Awadallah (2013). An Analysis of Selection Methods in Memory Consideration for Harmony Search . Applied Mathematics and Computation 219(22): 10753-10767, (Impact Factor 1.317).
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Faisal Alkhateeb, Eslam Al Maghayreh, and Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar. (2013). The Design of RIA Accessibility Evaluation Tool. Advances in Engineering Software, 57: 1-7, (Impact Factor 1.092).
  • Iyad Abu Doush and Enrico Pontelli (2013). Non-visual navigation of spreadsheets: Enhancing accessibility of Microsoft Excel.. Universal Access in the Information SocietyTechnology, 12(2): 143-159 (Impact Factor 0.333).
  • Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar, Iyad Abu Doush, Ahamad Tajudin Khader, and Mohammed A. Awadallah (2012). Novel selection schemes for harmony search. Applied Mathematics and Computation 218 (10): 6095-6117, (Impact Factor 1.317).
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Ashraf Bany Mohammed, Emad Ali, and Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar. (2013) Towards a More Accessible E-government in Jordan: An evaluation Study of Visually Impaired Users and Web Developers. Behaviour & Information Technology Journal, 32(3): 273-293 (Impact Factor 1.011).
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar, Ahamad Tajudin Khader, and Mohammed A. Awadallah, and , Ashraf Bany Mohammed (2013). Analysis of Takeover Time and Convergence Rate for Harmony Search with Novel Selection Methods. International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation, 4(4), 305-322.
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Faisal Alkhateeb, Eslam Al Maghayreh, Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar (2013). Hybridizing Harmony Search Algorithm with Multi-Parent Crossover to Solve Real World Optimization Problems.
  • International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing, 4(3), 1-14.
  • Eslam Al Maghayreh, Iyad Abu Doush, and Faisal Alkhateeb. (2013). Detecting Distributed Predicates Using Genetic Algorithms. International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies (IJIIT), 9 (1).
  • Iyad Abu Doush and Sondos Al-Badarneh (2013). Automatic Semantic Generation and Arabic Translation of Mathematical Expressions on the Web. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) 8 (1) : 1-16.

(b) Conferences

  • Iyad Abu Doush, Mohammad Qasem Bataineh (2015). Hybedrized NSGA-II and MOEA/D with Harmony Search Algorithm to Solve Multi-objective Optimization Problems. 22nd International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2015), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Iyad Abu Doush, Faisal Alkhateeb, and Abed Al Raoof Bsoul (2014). Semi-Automatic Generation of Arabic Digital Talking Books. 3rd International conference on User Science and Engineering, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Zaid El Omari, Samer khamiseh, Iyad Abu Doush, Eslam Al Maghayreh (2013). Using A Mobile Phone To Control Movable Lego Robot Supported By Simple Robotic Arm. The 6th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2013), Amman, Jordan.
  • Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar, Mohammed A. Awadallah1, Ahamad Tajudin Khader, Phuah Chea Woon, Iyad Abu Doush (2013). A Modified Harmony Search for Office Space Allocation. The 6th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2013), Amman, Jordan.
  • Iyad Abu Doush (2012). Harmony Search with Multi-Parent Crossover for Solving IEEE-CEC2011 Competition Problems. 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP2012), Doha, Qatar.

c) Books

  • Book Chapter - Iyad Abu Doush (2014). Web Accessibility for Persons with Motor Limitations, Book Title: Assistive Technologies, Disability Informatics and Computer Access for Motor Limitations, Editor: Georgios Kouroupetroglou, IGI Global (DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4442-7.ch007).
 
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