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Issam Damaj Issam Damaj, PhD
Associate Professor

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Issam Damaj, PhD ME BE SMIEEE MASEE, is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at American University of Kuwait (AUK). Since 2011, he has been the ABET Accreditation Lead and Institutional Representative of the ECE Department. He was the Founding Chairperson of the ECE Department and Program Lead between September 2009 and August 2016. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computer Science from London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom in 2004. He received a Master Degree in Computer and Communications Engineering, in 2001, from the American University of Beirut. He received a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from Beirut Arab University in 1999 (Ranked Top Student). His research interests include hardware/software co-design, embedded system design, automation, Internet-of-things applications, parallel processing, formal methods, and engineering education. He is a Program Evaluator (PEV) with ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC), a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Professional Member of the ASEE, and a member of the Order of Engineers in Beirut. He is the Founding Counselor of the AUK IEEE Student Branch. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier; Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, IOS Press; European Journal of Engineering Education, Taylor & Francis; Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier; IEEE International Conference on Communications; ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition; and IEEE International Conference on Engineering Education. He maintains an academic website at www.idamaj.net.
Issam Damaj Issam Damaj, PhD
Associate Professor

 
 
 

Issam Damaj's Publications

Book Chapters:

  • A. Yaqzan, I. Damaj, R. Zantout, Reconfigurable Hardware Implementation of a GPS-Based Vehicle Tracking System, in Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computational Science, Sio-Iong Ao and Len Gelman (Editors), Springer Netherlands, April 2009. V 39 P 289 - 299.
  • I. Damaj, Programmable Logic Arrays, in Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, Benjamin Wah (Editor), Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New Jersey, January 15, 2008. V 4 P 2272 - 2280.
  • I. Damaj, High-level Synthesis, in Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, Benjamin Wah (Editor), Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New Jersey, January 15, 2008. V 3 P 1495 - 1504.
  • I. Damaj, Logic Design, in Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, Benjamin Wah (Editor), Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New Jersey, January 15, 2008. V 3 P 1753 - 1762.
  • I. Damaj, High Performance Reconfigurable Computing Systems, in Supercomputing Research Advances, Yongge Hu├íng (Editor), Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2008. P 113 - 164.
  • S. Kasbah, R. Haraty, I. Damaj, SOR in Reconfigurable Hardware, in Advances in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Sio-Iong Ao and Alan H. S. Chan (Editors), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer, Massachusetts, 2008. V 5 P 453 - 466.
  • I. Damaj, S. Majzoub, H. Diab, 2D and 3D Computer Graphics Algorithms under MorphoSys, in Field-Programmable Logic and Applications: Reconfigurable Computing is Going Mainstream, 12th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2002, 2438/2002, 493 - 512.

Refereed Journal Papers:

  • I. Damaj, F. Chaaban, Dhofar University: a case study in the practicalities of collaboration and accreditation, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives, Zayed University Press, 2014, I 1, V 11, P 1 - 19.
  • S. Kasbah, I. Damaj, R. Haraty, Multigrid Solvers in Reconfigurable Hardware, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Elsevier, 2008. I 1, V 213, P 79 - 94.
  • I. Damaj, Parallel Algorithms Development for Programmable Devices with Application from Cryptography, International Journal of Parallel Programming, Elsevier, 2007, I 6, V 35, P 529 - 572.
  • I. Damaj, Higher-level Hardware Synthesis of the KASUMI Cryptographic Algorithm, Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Springer, 2007. I 1, V 22, P 60 - 70.
  • I. Damaj, Parallel Algorithms Development for Programmable Logic Devices, Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier Science, 2006. I 9, V 37, P 561 - 582.
  • I. Damaj, H. Diab, Performance Evaluation of Linear Algebraic Functions Using Reconfigurable Computing, The International Journal of Super Computing, Kluwer, 2003. I 1, V 24, P 91 - 107.
  • H. Diab, I. Damaj, Cyclic Coding Algorithms Under MorphoSys Reconfigurable Computing System, Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier Science, 2003. I 2, V 34, P 61 - 72.
  • H. Diab, I. Damaj, F. Kurdahi, Optimizing FIR Filter Mapping on MorphoSys, The International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems, ACTA press, 2002. I 3, V 5, P 108 - 115.

Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings:

  • I. Damaj, A Unified Analysis Approach for Hardware and Software Implementations, The 59th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 - 19 October, 2016. P 577 - 580.
  • A. Ablak and I. Damaj, HTCC: Haskell to Handel-C Compiler, The 19th EUROMICRO Conference on Digital System Design, Limassol, Cyprus, August 31st - September 2nd, 2016. P 192 - 199.
  • A. Abdullah, S. Al Enazi, I. Damaj, AgriSys: A Smart and Ubiquitous Controlled-Environment Agriculture System, The 3rd MEC International Conference on Big Data and Smart City, Mascut, Oman, March 15 - 16, 2016. P 1 - 6.
  • I. Damaj, J. Yousafzai, Student Outcomes Assessment: A Unified Approach using Senior Computer Engineering Design Experiences, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 10 - 13, 2016. P 204 - 211.
  • I. Damaj, A. Ater Kranov, A Framework for Measuring the Sustainability of Academic Programs in the Technical Fields: Initial Validity Study Findings, The 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seatle, WA, USA, June 14 - 17, 2015.
  • A. Al-Chalabi, H. Shahzad, S. Essa, and I. Damaj, A Wearable and Ubiquitous NFC Wallet, The IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 3 - 6, 2015. P 152 - 157.
  • J. Yousafzai, I. Damaj, M. El Abd, A Unified Approach for Assessing Capstone Design Projects and Student Outcomes In Computer Engineering Programs, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, March 18 - 20, 2015. P 340 - 346. Received Best Paper Award.
  • J. Al-Fadhli, M. Ashkanani, A. Youssef, I. Damaj, M. El-Shafei, RECON: A REmotely CONtrolled Drone for Roads Safety, The IEEE/TRB International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo, The future of mobility enabled by Connected Automated Vehicles, Vienna, Austria, November 3 - 7, 2014. P 912 - 918.
  • M. El-Shafei, A. Shalati, M. Rehayel, I. Damaj, HOBOT: A Customizable HOme Management System with a Surveillance RoBOT, The IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Toronto, Canada, May 4 - 7, 2014. P 1018 - 1024.
  • I. Damaj, A. Ater Kranov, The Sustainability of Technical Education: Leadership and Governance, The 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED, Valencia, Spain, March 10 - 12, 2014. P 5825 - 5835.
  • I. Damaj, A. Ater Kranov, The Sustainability of Technical Education: A Measurement Framework, The American Society of Engineering Education Mid-Atlantic Conference, ASEE, New York, USA, April 26 - 27, 2013. P 47 - 59.
  • F. Qatan, I. Damaj, High-speed Katan Ciphers on-a-Chip," International Conference on Computer Systems and Industrial Informatics, IEEE, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 18 - 20, 2012. P 1 - 6.
  • H. Diab, M. Itani, I. Damaj, and S. Kasbah, Parallel Serpent under MorphoSys, Proceedings of the World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, Changchun, China, 20-22 September, 2011. Recent Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering, Qian et al. (eds.), LNEE, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012, V 4, P 767 - 778.
  • I. Damaj, Co-designs of Parallel Rijndael, the International Symposium on System-on-Chip, IEEE, Tampere, Finland, November 1 - 2, 2011. P 72 - 77.
  • A. Damaj, S. Abou Chahine, I. Damaj, The Design and Implementation of Electrically Small Reconfigurable Patch Antennas, The IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition: For Sustainable Ubiquitous Technology, IEEE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19 - 22, 2011. P 198 - 201.
  • I. Damaj, F. Chaaban, Sustainability of Engineering Education in the Gulf Cooperation Region, The IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition: For Sustainable Ubiquitous Technology, IEEE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19 - 22, 2011. P 57 - 60.
  • I. Damaj, Synthesis of Data-parallel Algorithms for Programmable Logic Devices, The 2nd International Conference on Computer Research and Development, IEEE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 7 - 10, 2010. P 98 - 105.
  • H. Diab, I. Damaj, W. Haffar-Habbal, CGLT: An Effective Computer-based Learning Tool, The 2nd International Conference on Computer Research and Development, IEEE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May, 7 - 10 , 2010. P 61 - 65.
  • I. Damaj, Synthesis of Multi-level Pipelines for Programmable Logic Devices, The 17th International Conference on Telecommunications, IEEE, Doha, Qatar, April 4 - 7, 2010. P 952 - 959.
  • S. Abu Almaati, I. Damaj, Developing a Sustainable Engineering Education in the Middle East and North Africa Region, the International Conference on Transforming Engineering Education, IEEE, Dublin, Ireland, April 6 - 9, 2010. P 1 - 11.
  • I. Damaj, R. Abaji, A. Zeid, A Web-based Hardware/Software Interface for Building Management Systems, the International Conference on e-Technology, Kuwait, March 30 - 31, 2010.
  • 22. I. Damaj, R. Abaji, Z. Othman, Computer Interfacing Electronic Boards for Building Management Systems, IASTED International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, March 15 - 17, 2010. P 129 - 136.
  • I. Damaj, Parallel AES Development for Programmable Devices, The Fourth International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks, IASTED, Innsbruck, Austria, February 16 - 18, 2009. V. 641, P. 27 - 32.
  • A. Yaqzan, I. Damaj, R. Zantout, GPS-based Vehicle Tracking System-on-Chip, The International Conference of Computer Science and Engineering, IAENG, London, United Kingdom, July 2 - 4, 2008. P 240 - 245. Nominated for Best Paper Award.
  • I. Damaj, S. Hamadeh, H. Diab, Efficient Tiny Hardware Cipher under Verilog, High Performance Computing and Simulation Conference, as a part of the 22nd EUROPEAN Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Nicosia, Cyprus, June 3 - 5, 2008. P. 241 - 246.
  • I. Damaj, Synthesizing The F8 Cryptographic Algorithm for Programmable Devices, The Fourth International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology, IASTED, Langkawi, Malaysia, April 2 - 4, 2008. P 68 - 73.
  • S. Kasbah, I. Damaj, High Performance Multigrid Solvers in Reconfigurable Hardware, The International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics, IAENG, London, United Kingdom, July 2 - 4, 2007. P 816 - 822. Nominated for Best Paper Award.
  • S. Kasbah, I. Damaj, The Jacobi Method in Reconfigurable Hardware, The International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics, IAENG, London, United Kingdom, July 2 - 4, 2007. P 823 - 827.
  • I. Damaj, Parallel On-chip Ciphers Development for the Third Generation Mobile Telecommunication System, The Third International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Technology, IASTED, Phuket, Thailand, April 2 - 4, 2007. P 299 - 304.
  • S. Kasbah, R. Haraty, I. Damaj, The Successive Over-Relaxation Method in Reconfigurable Hardware, The International Workshop on Computer Science, IAENG, Hong Kong, China, March 21 - 23, 2007. P 2395 - 2400.
  • L. Hamandi, I. Damaj, R. Zantout, A, Ghassoum, Parallelizing Arabic Morphological Analysis Towards Faster Natural Language Processing Systems, the Third International Conference on Current Issues in Business and Information Technology, Beirut, Lebanon, May 2006.
  • I. Damaj, M. Itani, H. Diab, Serpent Cryptography on Static and Dynamic Reconfigurable Hardware, ACS/IEEE Int'l Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Dubai/ Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 8 - 11, 2006. P 161 - 165.
  • A. Maarouf, I. Damaj, High Speed Hardware Implementation of a Heuristic 2D Rectangle Placement Algorithm, ACS/IEEE Int'l Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Dubai/ Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 8 - 11, 2006. P 88 - 95.
  • I. Damaj, Reconfigurable Hardware Synthesis of the Serpent Cryptographic Algorithm, International Conference on Research Trends in Science and Technology RTST, Beirut & Byblos, Lebanon, March 7 - 9, 2005.
  • A. Abdallah, I. Damaj, Reconfigurable Hardware Synthesis of The IDEA Cryptographic Algorithm, Proceedings of Communicating Process Architectures 2004, Jan F. Broenink and Gerald H. Hilderink (eds.), IOS Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, September 5 - 8, 2004. P 387 - 416.
  • I. Damaj, J. Hawkins, A. Abdallah, Rapid Mapping of Massively Parallel Algorithms onto Reconfigurable Hardware, ACS/IEEE International Conference of Computer Systems and Applications, Tunisia, July 2003. P 14 - 22.
  • H. Diab, I. Damaj, Digital Coding Algorithms under MorphoSys, the 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Decmber 14 - 17, 2002. P 205 - 212.
  • I. Damaj, S. Majzoub, H. Diab, 2D and 3D Computer Graphics Algorithms under MorphoSys, 12th International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Application, Springer-Verlag, Montpellier, France. September 2 - 4, 2002. P 1076 - 1079.
  • H. Diab, I. Damaj, Architectural Modifications For Optimizing Mappings On MorphoSys RC-System, International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, CSREA Press, Las Vegas Nevada, USA, June 24 - 27, 2002. P 1528 - 1534.
  • I. Damaj, A. E. Abdallah, Reconfigurable Hardware Synthesis for Parallel Cyclic Coding Algorithms, a paper for PGNET 2002, Liverpool, United Kingdom, June 17 - 18, 2002. P 104 - 110.
  • H. Diab, I. Damaj, A. Zomaya, New Applications on State-Of-The-Art RC Multiprocessing Systems, International Conference on Research Trends in Science and Technology, Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon, March 4 - 6, 2002.
  • P. Renno, H. Diab, I. Damaj, A Web Based Training Tool On GSM Switching Subsystems, International Conference On Research Trends In Science And Technology, Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon, March 4 - 6, 2002.
  • H. Diab, W. Habbal, I. Damaj, Computer Graphics Educational Toolkit, Information Technology in Higher Education in Arab Universities Beirut, Lebanon, March 12 - 13, 2001.
  • I. Damaj, H. Diab, Graphics Acceleration Using Reconfigurable Computing, the IEEE 13th International Conference on Microelectronics, Rabat, Morocco, October 29 - 31, 2001. P 226 - 229.
  • I. Damaj, H. Diab, Performance Analysis of Geometrical Transformation Algorithms Using Reconfigurable Computing, International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology ISIICT 2001, Amman, Jordan, September 25 - 26, 2001. P 294 - 261.
  • I. Damaj, H. Diab, Performance Analysis of Extended Vector-Scalar Operations Using Reconfigurable Computing, ACS/IEEE International Conference of Computer Systems and Applications, Beirut, Lebanon, June 26 - 29, 2001. P 227 - 231.
  • I. Damaj, J. Saade J., H. Diab, Performance Testing of Refrigerators Using Fuzzy Inference Methodology Under LabVIEW, the 7th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Beirut, Lebanon, Dec 17 - 20 2000. V. 2, P 693 - 696.

Short Papers, Abstracts in Conference Proceedings, and Posters:

  • A. Ablak and I. Damaj, HTCC: Haskell to Handel-C Compiler, the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing (URC), Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, April 27 -28, 2016. P 5.
  • A. Al-Chalabi, H. Shahzad, S. Essa, and I. Damaj, All-in-One Pass NFC Wallet, the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing (URC), Dubai, UAE, April 22 -23, 2015. Winner of the Best Poster Presentation Award.
  • S. Al-Murad, T. Al-Hajiri, M. Al-Ammar, I. Damaj, MTripleS: A Multipurpose Secure Smartcard System, the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing (URC), Dubai, UAE, April 22 -23, 2015.
  • R. Al-Khalawi, R. Al-Luqman, N. Al-Alawy, I. Damaj, "Smart Cart: A Ubiquitous Shopping Guidance System," the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing (URC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 30 - May 1, 2014. P 24.
  • F. Qatan, I. Damaj, Performance Analysis of Lightweight Block Ciphers, the Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing, Dubai, UAE, 18 - 19 April, 2012.
  • A. Yakzan, I. Damaj and A. Khan, A Cohesive FPGA Design for an Optimized Global Positioning System, The IEEE Conference on Communication, Science & Information Engineering, London, UK, July 25 - 27, 2011.
  • I. Damaj, State-of-the-art High-level Hardware Design Methodologies, an article appeared in the souvenir of the International Conference on Computer, Communication, and Information Technology Applications, Coimbatore, India, January 21 - 23, 2010. P 17 - 21.
  • S. Kasbah, I. Damaj, R. Haraty, Accurate High-Performance Multigrid Solvers in Reconfigurable Hardware, SIAM International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Costa Mesa, California, USA, February 19 - 23, 2007. P 14.
  • S. Kasbah, I. Damaj, Accurate High-Performance Multigrid Solvers in Reconfigurable Hardware, in 17th International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, Strobl,, Austria, 3 - 7 July 2006. Published in Domain Decomposition Methods in Science and Engineering XVI Series: Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering (LNCSE), Vol. 55. Olof Widlund, and David Keyes (Eds.), October, 2006.
  • W. El-Ghazzawi, R. Saraeb, I. Damaj, Hardware Development of the Extended Tiny Encryption Algorithm, in the ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Dubai/ Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 8 - 11, 2006.
 
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