Mahmoud Abou Naaj

Mahmoud Abou Naaj

Associate Professor
Ext: 6812

Dr. Mahmoud Abou Naaj, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Information Technology at Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST). He has obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Leeds (UK). Currently, I am an associate professor at College of Engineering of Information Technology. I served as the dean of the College of General Studies, dean of the College of Information Technology and dean of Admission and Registration at AUST. My current research interests include IT Education, Blended Learning, Assessments, and Computer Algorithms.

Education
  • 1983 PhD Computer Science Leeds University, UK 1979
  • 1979 MSc Computer Science Leeds University, UK
  • 1975 BSc Mathematics Baghdad University, Iraq
Experience
  • January 2019 - Now Associate Professor College of Engineering an Information Technology, Ajman University, UAE
  • July 2016- January 2019 Associate Professor College of Information Technology Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • July 2015- July 2016 Associate Professor/Dean College of General Studies Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • Sept. 2012-Sept. 2013 Associate Professor/Acting Dean College of Information Technology Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • June 2009-2015 Associate Professor/Dean College of University Requirements Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • July 2000- June 2009 Associate Professor/Dean College of Information Technology Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • July 2007 Dean of Admission & Regestration Department of Admission & Regestration Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • Summer 2007,2006,2005,2004,2003 Acting Vice President Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • June 2004- Advisor for H.E. the President Faculty of Information Technology Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • Aug1997-Apr2004 Dean of Admission & Registration Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • Jan 1995 – Associate Professor Faculty of Information Technology Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • 1992 – 1995 Assistant Professor Faculty of Information Technology Ajman University of Science & Technology U.A.E.
  • 1985-1992 Assistant Professor Science,Department of Mathemaics & Comp. Sc. United Arab Emirates University,U.A.E.
  • Apr.1985– Aug. 1985 Research Assistant Department of Computer Science University of Bradford, UK
  • Sept.1984– March 1985 Research Fellow (Part Time) Department of Computer Science University of Leeds, UK
Teaching Area
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Organization
  • Calculus for Information Technology
  • Human Computer Interaction HCI
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Research Methodology
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Data Structure
  • Computer Ethics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Microcomputer & Assembly Programming
  • System Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Multimedia
  • Programming
  • History of Science in Islam
Research
  • IT Education
  • Blended Learning,
  • Assessments
  • Computer Algorithms.
  • Computer Ethics
Publications
  • Nachouki,M. , Abou Naaj, M (2019) Process Automation Tool for Academic Advising, IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2019), Decmber 10-12, 2019
  • Abou Naaj, M., Nachouki, M., Ammar, K. (2019) Factors Influencing Plagiarism and Collusion in Programming Assignments, ITHET 2019, 26-27 September 2019, Publisher IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ITHET46829.2019.8937362
  • Abou Naaj, M., Nachouki, M. (2019) Academic Dishonesty in Computer and Mathematics Assignments: A Comparative Study, International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT) ISSN: 2249 – 8958, Volume-8, Issue-6S3, September 2019, pp 227-232.
  • Ankit, A., Nachouki, M., Abou Naaj, M. (2014) Blended Learning at Ajman University of Science and Technology: A Case study, Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education Global Perspective,
  • Abou Naaj, M., Nachouki, Ankit, A. (2012). Evaluating Student Satisfaction with Blended Learning in a Gender-Segregated Environment, Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, Vol 11, 2012, pp. 185-200.
  • Ankit, A., Abou Naaj, M., Nachouki, M.(2012) Using Interactive Video Conferencing For Blended Teaching at Ajman University of Science and Technology, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Proceeding of the IADIS International Conference E-Learning 2012, 17-20 July, pp. 20-28.
  • Abou Naaj, M. S., Mehdi, R. (2012) Quantitative Approach to Measuring Course Learning Outcomes, Arab Journal for Quality Assurance in Higher Education,Vol 5(9), pp. 158-180.
  • Nachouki, M., Abou Naaj, M., Ankit, A. (2011). Using Video Conferencing for Blended Teaching at Ajman University of Science and Technology, Proceeding of EDULEARN11 Conference, 4-6 July 2011, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 2155-2164.
  • Abou Naaj, M. S., Mehdi, R. (2011). Quality improvement of Academic Programs at AUST, ANQAHE conference , December 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Ahmed Al-Gindy, H. A. Al Ahmad, Raed Abd Alhameed, Mahmoud Abou Naaaj, Peter Excell, Frequency Domain Technique for Colouring Gray Level Images.ICCTA 2004, Egypt.
  • Mahmoud Abou Naaj, Muhamed Al-Sharbaty, “ An Analysis of the admission conditions on the academic performance of AUST students” , 25th Arabic ACRAO Conference,Bahrain , (2004).
  • Mahmoud Abou Naaj, Muhamed Al-Sharbaty, “ Analysis of the Implementation of the Early Registration at AUST” , 24th Arabic ACRAO Conference, Beirut, Lebanon , (2003).
  • Hussain Al-Ahmad,Mahmoud Abou Naaj”Using Digital Art in Signal Proceeding Education “ ,Proceeding (GITIS 2000) March 2000,pp 124-128
  • Nidhal Ali ,H. A. Al-Ahmad, Mahmoud Abou Naaj and Majid Al Mualla,”An Enchanced Frequency Domain Algorithm for Colouring Monochrome Images “,Proceeding of The Conference on Intelligent Application in Communication and Power Systems(IACPS), UAE, April 1997,pp 130-133
  • Arfan Samha,Mahmoud Abou Naaj,Husssain Al-Ahmad “Compression Algorithm for still Images and Computer Generated Graphics “,Proceeding of the Conference on Intelligent Application in Communication and Power Systems (IACPS),UAE, April 1997,pp 27-31
  • K.C Khoo, H. A Al-Ahmad , M.S Abou Naaj. An Algorithm for Colouring Black and White Images”, Proceeding of the International Symposium of Digital Signal Proceeding, UK, July 1996, pp 175-180.
  • Y.O al-Jalili,S.Morel , M.S Abou Naaj, Automatic classification of Modulation Schemes “proceeding of the International Symposium of DPS for Communication system, UK,(1994),pp 52-55
  • Mamoud Abou Naaj Muhammed M. Sulaiman A simple Algorithm for Finding a maximum Independent Set of a Circular-Arc Graph ,The Egyptian Computer Journal,vol. 19, No. 1 (June 1991),pp 18-27
  • Mahmoud S. Abou Naaj, Muhammed M. Sulaiman On Equity Colouring of Trees,Journal Institute of Maths. & Comp. Sc.,Vol 2,No. 2 (1991), pp 57-62
  • Mohammad M. Sulaiman ,Mahmoud S.Abou Naaj , A characterization of a class of Intersection Graphs, Journal Institute Maths. & Comp. Sc, No. 1,(1989), pp 1-10
  • Books: Mohammad M. Sulaiman , ”Mahmoud S.Abou Naaj, “Introdduction to Basic Programming”, Dar AlQalam,Dubai, UAE
Conference Presentation
  • 8th International Conference on Computer Science & Computational Mathematics (ICCSCM 2019) Langkawi, Malaysia
  • July 17-20, 2012 IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Proceeding of the IADIS International Conference E-Learning 2012.
  • December 2011 ANQAHE conference , December 2011, Abu Dhabi,UAE.
  • May 10-12, 2011 The First International Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education.
  • March 8-12, 2006. Session Chair The 4th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications AICCSA 2006, Sharjah,UAE
  • May 2004 25th ARAB ACROA Conference, Bahrain.
  • April 2003 24th ARAB ACROA Conference, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • September 2004 e-Merging e-Learning Conference 2004, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • ACM , IEEE