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Ahmed Rabaa'i Shereef Abu Al Maati
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems
   
Dr. Shereef Abu Al-Maati is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). Dr. Abu Al-Maati joined AUK as the first Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) professor in 2004 when the university first opened its doors. He was the Founding Division Head of the Sciences & Engineering Division from 2006-2012 and Department Chair of CSIS from 2012-2015. Prior to joining AUK he was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of West Georgia, USA, where he taught at the graduate and undergraduate level from 2000-2004. During his time at the University of West Georgia, Dr. Abu Al-Maati taught summer programs at the John Hopkins University and Georgia Governors Honors Program for gifted and talented students. Prior to entering Academia in 2000, he worked in industry at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research alongside IBM, Martin Marietta Data Systems, the US Navy and the Kuwait Air Force on automating the Operational Readiness of the Kuwait Air Force, among other projects and clients. Dr. Abu Al-Maati earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the American University in Washington DC and continued his education at the Florida Institute of Technology where he received his Masters of Science and PhD in Computer Science. He has numerous publications, has been a PhD advisor, has been a consultant in industry, served on journal editorial boards and received two fellowships from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 2006 & 2007. He currently serves as a board member representing the private universities in Kuwait at the Kuwait National Bureau for Academic Accreditation and Education Quality Assurance under the Ministry of Higher Education. He is also a proud alumni of his high school in Kuwait, the American School of Kuwait celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Ahmed Rabaa'i Shereef Abu Al Maati
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems
   

Education:

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA,1998
  • M.Sc. Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA, 1987
  • B.Sc. Computer Science, American University, Washington DC, USA, 1984

Academic Experience:

  • Dept Chair CSIS, AUK (2012 - 2015)
  • Founding Division Head Sciences & Engineering, AUK (2006 - 2012)
  • Founding Program Lead CSIS, AUK, (2004 - 2006)
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science, AUK, (2009 - current)
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science, AUK, (2004 - 2009)
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science, State University of West Georgia, USA, (2000 - 2004).

Non-academic Experience:

  • Board of Trustee Member, Kuwait National Bureau for Academic Accreditation & Education Quality Assurance [Ministry of Higher Education], 2014-current:
  • IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA, Feb 2010 - April 2012
  • PhD Advisor, University of Sunderland, UK,  2008-2012:
  • Consultant, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Jan-June 2008:
  • Consultant, FAPCO, Kuwait, Sept 2004- Sept 2005.
  • Faculty, Center For Talented Youth, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland USA (Summer 2004)
  • Instructor, Georgia Governor Honors Program, Valdosta State University, Georgia USA, (Summer 2003)
  • Consultant, Internet Commerce Corporation, New York, NY, USA (summer 2001)
  • Researcher, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, 1998-2000,
  • Teaching Assistant, Florida Institute of Technology, Graduate Melbourne, FL. USA 1995 -1998:
  • Research Assistant, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, 1987-1992,
  • Intern, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA 1983-1984,

Current membership in professional organizations:

  • ACM

Service activities:

  • Presidents Award Committee, Chair, 2015
  • Founder’s Award Committee, Member, 2014
  • Registrar Search Committee, Member , Jan-May 2013, AUK
  • Vice President for Academic Affair search Committee, Member, Feb-Sept 2013, AUK,
  • Promotion Advisory Committee to the Dean- Associate Professor, Member (Spring10-Spring12) AUK
  • Moodle, Course Content Management System, in the Sciences Division, Faculty Administrator (Fall06-Spring12) AUK
  • Deans Council, Member (Fall06- Spring12) AUK
  • Engineering Campus Planning Committee, Member (Spring 07- Spring10) AUK
  • Oscar Nights with Alice Animation Awards, Lead Faculty Supervisor, (Spring 07- Spring09) AUK
  • Five Year Strategic Planning Committee- Member (Spring08-Spring10) AUK
  • Academic Showcase, Chair (Fall06-Spring11) AUK
  • Presidents Award Committee, Chair, 2007 AUK
  • ITAG Committee Member, Member, (Spring 07 - Fall07) AUK
  • Professional development, Member (Spring05/Spring06) AUK
  • Accreditation committee, Member (Spring05/Spring06) AUK
  • Graduate curriculum committee, Computer science department, Chair (Fall 02 / Spring04) UWG
  • Search and selection committee, Computer science department, Member (Fall 00 / Fall 03) UWG
  • Member Service course committee, Computer science department Member (Fall 00 / Fall 01) UWG
  • Arts & Science faculty advisory committee, Member (Fall 01 / Spring04) UWG
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Faculty chapter advisor computer science student honor society (Aug 00 / Aug 03) UWG

Professional Development

  • International Quality Assurance Program, QAA London, England Oct 6-10, 2014
  • ACM SIGCSE, Atlanta Georgia, March 5-8, 2014
  • ABET,  IDEAL workshop, Baltimore Maryland, Aug 2-6, 2010
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Media Computation and Computer Science, National Science Foundation Workshop, May 2008
  • Harvard Executive Program on Education Reform, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Oct 28th- Nov 7th, 2007
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Alice& Computer Science, National Science Foundation Summer Program, July 2007.
  • Harvard Executive Program on Education Reform, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, 04/2006
Ahmed Rabaa'i Shereef Abu Al Maati
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems
   

Shereef Abu AlMaati’s Publications

  • E Omran, T Grandison, S Abu Almaati , “Healthcare Chains - Seamless and Non-Intrusive Enablement of Application and Data Privacy Controls for Healthcare Information System” , 13th World Congress on Medical Health Informatics, Sept 2010, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • Shereef Abu Al-Maati, Issam Damaj, “Developing a Sustainable Engineering Education in the Middle East and North Africa Region”, IEEE & IBM, Transforming Engineering Education: Creating Interdisciplinary Skills for Complex Global Environments, Dublin, Ireland, 6-9 April 2010.

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  • Esraa Omaran, Albert Bokma, Shereef Abu Al-Maati, David Nelson “Ontology Based: A model for protecting personal information privacy,” Journal of Digital Information Management ,Volume 7 Number 5 ,October 2009 pages: 270-275

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  • Shereef Abu Al-Maati, “Branding Liberal Arts”, 3rd Liberal Arts Conference AUK, Liberal Arts Education and Tomorrows Professional, , May 2008, AUK.

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  • Luiz Capretz, Faheem Ahmed, Shereef Abu Al-Maati,, Zaher Alghabari, “COTS-Based Software Product Line Development“ , International Journal of Web Information Systems, Vol 4, No 2, 2008.

 

 
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