Iyad Abu Doush

Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems

Dr. Iyad Abu Doush is a professor of computer science at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). Since 2020, he is the founder and the director of the Office of Research and Grants (ORG). Dr. Abu Doush is a consultant in technology accessibility and an invited expert in Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center). Dr. Abu Doush is a certified ABET program evaluator (PEV) since March 2021, along with the recognition of being a Certified Section 508 Trusted Web Tester since 2023. In 2001 and 2005 respectively, Dr. Abu Doush was awarded a scholarship from Yarmouk University to study M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at New Mexico State University / USA in 2009. Dr. Abu Doush is the recipient of the Best Intellectual Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at AUK for the academic year 2022-2023, and supervisor of the award-winning undergraduate capstone project "FitKit - a mobile application for sports with AR," recognized as the Best Project by AUK CEAS for Computer Science and Information Systems, Academic Year 2021-2022. In 2009, he was awarded a merit-based enhancement fellowship from graduate school for outstanding service to New Mexico State University as a teaching and research assistant. Notably, Dr. Abu Doush's impact transcends borders. He served as coach and committee member in esteemed programming contests, including the ACM Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC) and the Kuwaiti Collegiate Programming Contest (KCPC), showcasing his dedication to nurturing emerging talent. In the realm of research. He won with one team in the 2014 JCPC and with two teams the second and third place in the 2017 KCPC.

Dr. Abu Doush's endeavors have been generously supported by prestigious agencies, including The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), USAID, Microsoft, and others. His commitment to accessibility was exemplified by securing funds in 2016 from USAID to establish the first accessible computer laboratory for people with disabilities in northern Jordan at Yarmouk University, a testament to his vision of digital inclusivity. Dr. Abu Doush was assigned as the head of the Computer Science Department at Yarmouk University from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Abu Doush was selected to serve as a visiting researcher in the Universities of Malaysia, Lithuania, and the USA. A prolific researcher, Dr. Abu Doush's intellectual contributions have found expression in over 90 articles across international journals and conferences. His scholarly impact is evident through his impressive h-index and citation records. Serving as a dedicated reviewer and committee member for several specialized international journals and conferences, his expertise extends beyond research into broader academic engagement. His academic pursuits encompass a diverse array of interests, spanning optimization algorithms, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and digital accessibility.