For sixteen years, I have served as a professor, administrator, and educator in institutions that follow the American model of higher education. Since 2004, my work has focused on developing a sustainable research portfolio and a rich teaching repertoire, while contributing actively in service. Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut Arab University (BAU), Debbieh, Lebanon. In addition, I am the Head of the Intelligent Hardware (iHW) Research Group. Besides my professorial position, I was a Visiting Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada, during Summer 2018 and Spring 2019. Between 2009 and 2019, I was an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the ECE Department, American University of Kuwait (AUK), Kuwait. Between 2009 and 2016, I served as the Founding Chairperson/Program Lead of the ECE Department. AUK is a private institution that partners with Dartmouth College in the USA. Dartmouth and AUK have worked closely together since 2003 under a Memorandum of Understanding that facilitated advisory, consultative, and cooperative projects. Between 2006 and 2009, I was both Chairperson and Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at the College of Engineering, Dhofar University (DU) in Oman; DU had a partnership with the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon. The role of AUB covered three functions, namely, the management of DU; design of academic programs, bylaws and procedures; and monitoring quality assurance. I joined DU after spending two years in Lebanon as a lecturer at AUB, Lebanese American University (LAU), Beirut Arab University (BAU), and RHU.
In August 2004, I completed my Ph.D. degree at London South Bank University (LSBU), London, United Kingdom. At LSBU, I was a member of the Institute for Computing Research.
At present, I am an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Program Evaluator (PEV), USA. In addition, I'm a member of the International Evaluators and Experts Group, Turkish Higher Education Quality Council (THEQC), Turkey. Furthermore, I am a Member of the Review Panel, National Center for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation (NCAAA), Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I'm a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE). I'm also a member of the American Society of Engineering Education (MASEE) and the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut. Between 2014 and 2018, I was the Founding Counselor of the AUK IEEE Student Branch. In May 2014, I won the Faculty Mentorship Award at AUK.
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My main undergraduate and postgraduate teaching tracks include reconfigurable computing, hardware/software co-design, embedded systems design, microprocessors and interfacing, computer organization and architecture, and digital logic design.
I believe that service is a great opportunity for professors to effectively share their disciplinary expertise and professional experiences.
My main research interests include Hardware Design, Embedded System Design, Internet of Things, Engineering Formal Methods, Engineering Education...