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Amir Zeid - Director  




Director
Amir Zeid, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems

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Dr. Amir Zeid is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). He has over 70 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.

 
Director's Office contact information
Tel: 1-802040 / (+965) 2224-8399 Extn. 3705
 
  
 





Research and Grants Associate
Dana El-Issa

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Dana El-Issa holds a Master of Public Administration with a language concentration in Arabic from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a B.A. in Linguistics from California State University, Northridge. Before joining AUK, she was a contracting Cultural Liaison and Arabic interpreter for the U.S. Department of State where she worked on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program. Prior to joining the State Department, she worked in the translation and interpretation field in Los Angeles, California. She has also served as a faculty member at the Middlebury Arabic School in California.

   
  
 RISE EXPERTS AND COLLABORATORS
   
 
Name: Dima Abu Rshaid
Title: Instructor
Department: Computer Science and Information Systems
Research/consulting interests:
Programming Languages, competitive learning, enhancement/advancement of learning and education.

 
Name: Michael Aristidou
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Research/consulting interests:
Quaternion Algebra and Applications, Quaternion Rings over Finite Fields, Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, their connections and applications. Rook Polynomials, Fuzzy Algebraic Structures, Fuzzy Sets and Logic and their applications to A.I. and Game Theory, Philosophy (in general), Philosophy of Computer Games, and Philosophy and History of Mathematics, Undergraduate Research.

 
Name: Mohammed El-Abd
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research/consulting interests:
Embedded Systems, Micro-controllers, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Meta-heuristics, Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation, Continuous/Discrete Function Optimization.

 
Name: Seyed Ebrahim Esmaeili
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research/consulting interests:
High performance VLSI/ICs, High-speed low-power circuit design, 3-D integrated circuit design and multi-plane synchronization, Process, voltage, and temperature(PVT) variations tolerant circuit design, Resonant clocking techniques, Clock distribution networks, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), Circuit design for biomedical applications.

 
Name: Detlef Hummes
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research/consulting interests:
Research in renewable energy, energy storage and distribution, industrial applications of vibration monitoring, automation.

 
Name: Roman Kulchitsky
Title: Assistant Professor and Department Chair
Department: International Relations
Research/consulting interests:
Comparative politics, international political economy, global information and communications technology, artificial intelligence and educational technologies.

 
Name: Ahmad A. Rabaa'i
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Computer Science and Information Systems
Research/consulting interests:
Enterprise systems, social media, technology acceptance, IS service quality, IS effectiveness and evaluation, organizational culture and ICT.

 
Name: Bashar Zogheib
Title: Associate Professor and Department Chair
Department: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Research/consulting interests:
Computational fluid dynamics, applied statistics and mathematics education.

 
  


 
 


 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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American University of Kuwait (AUK)
Sciences Building - 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 3323, Safat 13034, Kuwait.
Telephone: 1-802040 / (+965) 2224-8399 Ext: 3705
Email: RISE@auk.edu.kw
 

 
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