ICAMCB Members

Ali Ansari
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


Ali Roumani
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, largedata 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 dataprocessing pipelines, and extending database systems functionality to support biological applications.


Bassam Alameddine
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 selfassembly through weak noncovalent interactions.


Fadi Deeb
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
 Searchbased Techniques
 Data Mining
 Spatial Data, such as Discovering Spatial Colocation Patterns using Spatial Access methods
 Data classifications and association rules
 Graph Theory


Fawaz Y. Azizieh
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
 Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Preterm delivery
 Immunological studies of multiple sclerosis, dengue haemorrhagic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, hemoglobinopathies, and cytomegalovirus infections.


Firas Almasri
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 invitro and invivo 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


Harun Aydilek
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


Harun Kurkcu
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.


Helmi Temimi
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


Israa Omran
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


Kamaludin Dingle
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.


Mahmoud Elish
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
 Objectoriented analysis and design
 Software maintenance and evolution
 Empirical software engineering
 Computational intelligence in software engineering


Maya Mitkova
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


Mohamed BenRomdhane
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
 PDEbased methods for contour detection
 Finite element method
 Finite difference method
 Immersed finite element method for interface problems
 Computational fracture mechanics of functionally graded materials


Mohamed Musa
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 nearresonant optical cavities
 Optomechanical systems


Mohamed Omran
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


Mohamed Yassine
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
 Foodwaterenergy nexus
 Climate change


Mudassar Imran
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


Salah AlSharhan
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 & etraining, 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 elearning strategy of the Ministry of Education as the Program Manager of the elearning project


Taher M. Ali
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


Wassim Daher
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 AlShammari
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 reactiondiffusion PDEs for complex domain geometries
 Modelling transport of metabolites in muscle tissues
