## ICAMCB Members

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Applied Mathematics

PhD in Numerical Analysis & Computational Science 2001 (University of Limerick, Ireland)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Mathematical Biology.

**Research Interests:**

- Numerical analysis
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Perturbation methods for solving differential equations
- Modeling the dynamics the oceans through the thermocline equations
- Fluid flow problems with boundary layers
- Bioengineering of arterial bypass grafts for limb extremities
- Optimal control of infectious diseases
- Mathematical models for the role of cytokines in early aborted pregnancies

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Adjunct Professor at Bindley Bioscience Center - Purdue University

PhD in Computer Science, 2007 (Queen’s University, Canada)

**Department:** Computer Science, GUST.

**Research Groups:** Computational Intelligence & Data mining.

**Research Interests:**

- Information retrieval, large-data analysis, knowledge discovery, and data mining
- Bioinformatics
- Design and application of computational algorithms and techniques for expanding the use of biological, medical, behavioral, or health data
- Automating data analysis using efficient data-processing pipelines, and extending database systems functionality to support biological applications.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

PhD in Organic Chemistry, 2004 (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Natural and Experimental Sciences.

**Research Interests:**

- Synthesis of polycondensed aromatic hydrocarbons and graphene materials for optoelectronic applications and gas separation membranes
- Structure/properties relationship in large aromatics and their supramolecular self-assembly through weak non-covalent interactions.

Instructor of Computer Science

M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2007 (Kuwait University, Kuwait)

**Department:** Computer Science, GUST.

**Research Group:** Computational Intelligence & Data mining.

**Research Interests:**

- Information Visualization/Graph Drawing and Layout methods and techniques
- Search-based Techniques
- Data Mining
- Spatial Data, such as Discovering Spatial Co-location Patterns using Spatial Access methods
- Data classifications and association rules
- Graph Theory

Associate Professor of Biology

PhD in Biological Sciences, 2003 (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Mathematical Biology.

**Research Interests:**

- Immunology with special focus on the role of cytokines in health and disease (investigation of the roles of cytokines in different pregnancy complications, such as:
- Recurrent Spontaneous Miscarriage
- Preeclampsia
- Intra-uterine Growth Restriction and Preterm delivery

- Immunological studies of multiple sclerosis, dengue haemorrhagic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, hemoglobinopathies, and cytomegalovirus infections.

Laboratory Instructor

Member of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology

M.S. in Biomedical Physics (Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

**Department: **Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group: **Mathematical Biology.

**Research interests:**

- Effects of combining chemotherapy and radiotherapy with ultrasound/microbubble using in-vitro and in-vivo cancer models
- Implementation of innovative therapy system technology for cancer treatment
- Application of ultrasound in combination with microbubbles in medical therapeutic
- Improving local drug delivery of medicinal drugs
- Enhancing sensitivity of tumors to ionizing radiation

Head of Mathematics & Natural Sciences Department

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2008 (University of Southern California, USA)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Groups:** Applied & Computational Mathematics; Computational Intelligence & Data mining.

**Research Interests:**

- Applied Mathematics and Modeling in Economics, Finance and Industrial Engineering
- Optimal decisions under recursive utility preferences, welfare loss and compensation under recursive settings, housing and investment in the presence of deep habits, and effects of leisure on savings and investments
- Heuristics for job scheduling to minimize objectives

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD in Industrial & Applied Mathematics, 2008 (Univ. of Minnesota Minneapolis, USA)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Groups:** Applied & Computational Mathematics.

**Research Interests:**

Numerical analysis and partial differential equations, with particular emphasis on models arising in applications of electromagnetic and acoustics.

Associate Professor of Mathematics

PhD in Mathematics, 2008 (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Applied and Computational Mathematics.

**Research Interests:**

- Numerical analysis
- Scientific computing
- Ordinary and partial differential equations
- Applied and computational mathematics
- Error estimation and adaptivity
- Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
- Earthquake engineering & structural dynamics

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Chair of IEEE section at Gulf University for Science & Technology

PhD in Computer Science, 2013 (University of Sunderland, United Kingdom)

**Department:** Computer Science, GUST.

**Research Groups:** Applied & Computational Mathematics; Computational Intelligence & Data mining.

**Research Interests:**

Getting better Data access, management by using new web technologies and semantics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD in Mathematical Biology, 2014 (Oxford University, UK)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Mathematical Biology.

**Research Interests:**

Several areas of mathematics and biology, including:

- Algorithmic information theory
- Biological evolution.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

PhD in Computer Science, 2005 (George Mason University, USA)

**Department: **Computer Science, GUST.

**Research Group:** Computational Intelligence & Data mining.

**Research Interests:**

- Software metrics and measurement
- Object-oriented analysis and design
- Software maintenance and evolution
- Empirical software engineering
- Computational intelligence in software engineering

Assistant Professor of Physics & Mathematics

Coordinator of Algebra

PhD in Physics and Mathematics 1991 (Moscow State University, Russia)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Groups:** Applied and Computational Mathematics, Natural and Experimental Sciences.

**Research Interests:**

- Solid State Physics
- Hydrogenation of Metals
- Structure states of hydrogenated metal alloys, and filters for nuclear reactors

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD in Mathematical Biology (University of Strathclyde, UK)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Mathematical Biology.

**Research Interests:**

- Understanding some biological and chemical phenomena using mathematical models
- Developing models that give insight into the effect of tumor microenvironment on the ability of tumor cells to spread and invade other tissues
- Developing and numerically solving models, such as:

- Ordinary differential equations
- Partial differential equations
- Cellular automata
- Cellular pots models.

Chair of ICAMCB

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD in Mathematics, 2011 (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)

**Department: **Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Applied and Computational Mathematics.

**Research Interests: **

- Computational mathematics
- Numerical analysis
- Scientific computing
- Numerical solutions for nonlinear ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations
- PDE-based methods for contour detection
- Finite element method
- Finite difference method
- Immersed finite element method for interface problems
- Computational fracture mechanics of functionally graded materials

Assistant Professor of Physics

PhD in Physics, 2006 (University of British Columbia, Canada)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Natural and Experimental Sciences.

**Research Interests:**

- Atomic, molecular and optical physics
- Experimental and theoretical physics
- Computational aspects of interaction of light with systems with small number of degrees of freedom, such as:

- Atoms in near-resonant optical cavities
- Optomechanical systems

Associate Professor of Computer Science

PhD in Computer Science, 2005 (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

**Department:** Computer Science, GUST.

**Research Groups: **Applied & Computational Mathematics; Computational Intelligence & Data mining.

**Research Interests:**

- Optimization methods
- Machine learning
- Soft computing
- Computational intelligence
- Operational research
- Data clustering
- Unsupervised image classification
- Color image quantization

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

PhD in Environmental Engineering (University of Cincinnati, USA)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group: **Natural and Experimental Sciences.

**Research Interests:**

- Environmental sustainability
- Sustainable design
- Renewable energy
- Environmental fate & transport
- Environmental toxicology
- Stem educational reform
- Environmental chemistry
- Environmental biology
- Environmental pollution
- Environmental impact
- Food-water-energy nexus
- Climate change

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Coordinator of Calculus and Statistics

PhD in Mathematical Biology, 2006 (Arizona State University, USA)

**Department: **Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Mathematical Biology.

**Research Interests:**

- Applied mathematics
- Mathematical biology
- Differential equations
- Dynamical systems
- Mathematical modeling

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Associate Professor of Computer Science

PhD in Systems Design Engineering, 2002 (University of Waterloo)

**Department:** Computer Science, GUST.

**Research Groups:** Computational Intelligence & Data mining.

**Research Interests:**

- eManagement, eLearning & e-training, and PMO
- Intelligence systems and application of computational intelligence techniques to a verity of real life problems
- Participated in developing the strategic plans for different sectors in Kuwait, such as:

- Participation in developing e-learning strategy of the Ministry of Education as the Program Manager of the e-learning project

Head of Computer Science Department

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

PhD in Computer Science (University of Malaya, Malaysia)

**Department:** Computer Science, GUST.

**Research Groups:** Computational Intelligence & Data mining.

**Research Interests:**

- AI for programming
- Programming languages design and features
- Tabulation for logic programming
- Truth maintenance systems
- Web programming
- Scheduling algorithms

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Foundation Program Unit Mathematics Coordinator

PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2005 (University of Paris I Sorbonne, France)

**Department:** Mathematics and Natural Sciences, GUST.

**Research Group:** Applied and Computational Mathematics.

**Research Interests:**

- Financial and Applied Mathematics
- Mathematical Modelling
- Data analysis and Statistics

**External Members:**

**Abdullah Al-Shammari**

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Kuwait University

PhD in Mathematical Biology, 2014 (University of Oxford, UK)

**Department:** Mathematics, Kuwait University.

**Research Group:** Mathematical Biology.

**Research Interests:**

- Mathematical modelling
- Gradient dynamical systems
- Solving reaction-diffusion PDEs for complex domain geometries
- Modelling transport of metabolites in muscle tissues