GUST Launches Seed Grants for Faculty Research
GUST officially launched new seed grants for faculty research through its Graduate Studies and Research Office. This comes as part of GUST’s strategy and vision on growing and developing its research potential and output.
All faculty were given the opportunity to apply for the seed grant, and 12 recipients were selected. A meeting was held for the recipients to present their research subject matter, timeline and goals. Present at the meeting was GUST BOT Chairman, Mohammad Al-Bahar, President, Professor Walid Bouhamra, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Fahed Al-Sumait, Vice President for Professional Development and Community Services, and Director of the Graduate Studies and Research Office, Dr. Bassam Alameddine. Visiting guest from Missouri University of Science & Technology, Dr. Joseph Smith, also attended the meeting.
GUST President, Professor Walid Bouhamra, said “We all know that GUST is a teaching institution, but it’s also important that we improve on our research for many reasons - and perhaps one of the most important reasons is the quality of teaching.”
The faculty recipients of the first-ever seed grants were:
Dr. Ahmed Hassanein, Assistant Professor, Accounting & MIS
Research: Stock Market's reaction to Forward-looking and Risk Disclosures Driven by Corporate Governance of Firms listed on Kuwait Stock Exchange
Dr. Saeed Askary, Associate Professor, Accounting & MIS
Research: Enhancing internationalization capabilities of SMEs in Kuwait in integrating into the global supply chain markets
Dr. Khalid Kisswani, Associate Professor, Economics & Finance
Research: Testing the effect of electricity consumption on CO2 levels in Kuwait: linear vs. nonlinear analysis
Dr. Fadi Deeb, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Research: Population Search-based Methods for Automatic Graph Layout
Dr. Israa Hussein, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Research: Indoor Localization in wireless networks using RSSI and Zigbee: A case-study from Kuwait
Dr. Deniz Inan Erguvan, Assistant Professor, English
Research: Assessing Rater Behavior in Freshman Composition Classes at GUST
Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman, Associate Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences
Research: Rivals in the Middle East: A Constructivist Interpretation of Iran – Saudi Arabia Relations
Mr. Firas Al-Masri, Lab Instructor, Math & Natural Sciences
Research: Study the Acoustic Response of Ultrasonically Stimulated Microbubbles to Enhance Drug
Dr. Fawaz Azizieh, Associate Professor, Math & Natural Sciences
Research: Identification and Characterization of Novel Programmed Cell Death (PCD) Pathways in Yeast
Dr. Danish Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Math & Natural Sciences
Research: Three-dimensional random walk models of individual animal movement with application to trapping of small organisms
Dr. Angela Brunstein, Associate Professor, Humanities & Social Sciences
Research: Building Integrated Models on Human Explicit and Implicit Behavior
Dr. Harun Aydilek, Associate Professor, Math & Natural Sciences
Research: A Novel Approach to Minimize Total Completion Time in a Two-Machine Flowshop with Stochastic Setup Times
This is one of many initiatives that the university is pursuing to continue to encourage and develop GUST’s faculty research in order to position GUST as a leading academic and research hub locally, regionally, and internationally.
Congratulations to all the faculty recipients!