Iyad Abu Doush

Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems

Iyad Abu Doush is a professor of computer science at the American University of Kuwait. Since 2020, he served as the director of the Office of Research and Grants. 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. 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. In April 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.  Dr. Abu Doush served as coach and committee member in the ACM Jordanian Collegiate Programming Contest (JCPC) for three years and the Kuwaiti Collegiate Programming Contest (KCPC) for two years. He won with one team in the 2014 JCPC and with two teams the second and third place in the 2017 KCPC. The capstone project team he supervises won the best project at the 2021 College of Engineering Capstone Projects Fair. Dr. Abu Doush has been funded several times to do research in his areas of expertise by different agencies including USAID, Microsoft, King Abdullah II Design & Development Bureau, Deanship of Research & Graduate Studies at Yarmouk University, Jordanian Scientific Research Support Fund, and the American University of Kuwait. Dr. Abu Doush secured a fund in 2016 from USAID to establish the first accessible computer laboratory for people with disabilities in northern Jordan at Yarmouk University.  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. Dr. Abu Doush has published more than 90 articles in international journals and conferences. He has high h-index and citation records. Dr. Abu Doush served as a reviewer and committee member of several specialized international journals and conferences. His research interests include optimization algorithms, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and accessibility.