Mohammed Azmi Al Betar
  • Mohammed Azmi Al Betar

  • Associate Professor
  • Ext: 5183

Dr. Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar has received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence, 2010 from University of Science Malaysia. He was also haired as a postdoctoral research fellow in the same university for 3 years and invited as a visiting researcher two times. He is currently the Head of Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) and full time faculty member in the Master of Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) program at Ajman University since 2020. He is also the Head of the Evolutionary Computation Research Group (ECRG) which publish more than 175 scientific publications in high quality and well-reputed journals and conferences. Therefore, Dr. Al-Betar ranked in Stanford study of the world's top 2% of scientists. Dr. Al-Betar has 15+ year teaching experience in the higher education institutions. He has taught several courses in the Computer science and Artificial Intelligence fields. Prior to join Ajman University, Dr. Al-Betar served as the Deputy Dean of the Academic Affair, Deputy Dean of Scientific Research for Quality Assurance and Development , and the Head of Information Technology Department at Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan. In addition to his research, teaching and administrative capabilities, Dr. Al-Betar has special strength in developing the web-based applications which build more than 12 academic web systems related to research, quality assurance, e-learning, and postgraduate sections.

Education
  • Ph.D., School of computer Sciences, UNIVERSITY SAINS MALAYSIA, June 2007 until Oct. 2010.
  • M.Sc., Computer Science Department, YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, Nov. 2001 ( till Sept. 2003)
  • B.Sc., Computer Science Department, YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, Nov. 1997 (till Sept. 2001)
Experience
  • Coordinator, Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSc-AI), Ajman University, UAE, March, 2021 until NOW.
  • Head of Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), Ajman University, UAE, January, 2021 until NOW
  • Associate Professor, Master of Artificial Intelligence Program, Ajman University, UAE, Aug - 2020 until NOW
  • Deputy Dean of Academic Affair , Al-Hoson University College, Al-Balqa' Applied University , Jordan, Sep-2019 until Aug, 2020.
  • Deputy Dean of Scientific Research for development and Quality Assurance, Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), Al-Balqa Applied University , Al-Salt, Jordan. From Sep, 2018 until Sep, 2019.
  • Associate professor, Dept. of Information Technology, Al-Huson University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan, Sep, 2017 Until Aug,2020
  • Assistant professor, Dept. of Information Technology, Al-Huson University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan, Sep, 2013 Until Sep,2017
  • Assistance professor: JADARA UNIVERSITY, Computer Science Department, Jordan, Sept. 2012 until Sep.2013
  • Assistance professor, Department of Computer Science, ALZYTOONAH UNIVERSITY OF JORDAN, Jordan (Nov.2010 until Sep.2012)
  • Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, JERASH PRIVATE UNIVERSITY, Jordan, Oct.2003 until June. 2007
Teaching Area
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Data science
  • Web Applications
Research
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Optimization
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Machine Learning
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Awadallah, Mohammed A; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Doush, Iyad Abu; ,cJAYA: Cellular JAYA algorithm,2020 International Conference on Promising Electronic Technologies (ICPET),,,155-160,2020,IEEE
  • Doush, Iyad Abu; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Awadallah, Mohammed A; Hammouri, Abdelaziz I; El-Abd, Mohammed; ,Island-based Modified Harmony Search Algorithm with Neighboring Heuristics Methods for Flow Shop Scheduling with Blocking,2020 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI),,,976-982,2020,IEEE
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Optimal eeg signals denoising using hybrid ß-hill climbing algorithm and wavelet transform,ICISPC'17,,,144-152,2017,
  • Abasi, Ammar Kamal; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Naim, Syibrah; Makhadmeh, Sharif Naser; Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; ,An improved text feature selection for clustering using binary grey wolf optimizer,Proceedings of the 11th National Technical Seminar on Unmanned System Technology 2019,,,503-516,2019,"Springer, Singapore"
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Abasi, Ammar Kamal; Makhadmeh, Sharif Naser; ,EEG Signal Denoising Using Hybridizing Method Between Wavelet Transform with Genetic Algorithm,Proceedings of the 11th National Technical Seminar on Unmanned System Technology 2019,,,449-469,2019,"Springer, Singapore"
  • Makhadmeh, Sharif Naser; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Naim, Syibrah; Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Abasi, Ammar Kamal; ,A min-conflict algorithm for power scheduling problem in a smart home using battery,Proceedings of the 11th National Technical Seminar on Unmanned System Technology 2019,,,489-501,2020,"Springer, Singapore"
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Optimal electroencephalogram signals denoising using hybrid β-hill climbing algorithm and wavelet transform,"Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging, Signal Processing and Communication",,,106-112,2017,
  • Makhadmeh, Sharif Naser; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Naim, Syibrah; Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Abasi, Ammar Kamal; ,Particle swarm optimization algorithm for power scheduling problem using smart battery,2019 IEEE Jordan International Joint Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (JEEIT),,,672-677,2019,IEEE
  • Abasi, Ammar Kamal; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Naim, Syibrah; Makhadmeh, Sharif Naser; Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; ,A text feature selection technique based on binary multi-verse optimizer for text clustering,2019 IEEE Jordan International Joint Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (JEEIT),,,1-6,2019,IEEE
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khadeer, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Abasi, Ammar; Makhadmeh, Sharif; Ali, Nabeel Salih; ,The effects of EEG feature extraction using multi-wavelet decomposition for mental tasks classification,Proceedings of the international conference on information and communication technology,,,139-146,2019,
  • Hammouri, Abdelaziz I; Samra, Enas Tawfiq Abu; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khalil, Raid M; Alasmer, Ziad; Kanan, Monther; ,A dragonfly algorithm for solving traveling salesman problem,"2018 8th IEEE International Conference on Control System, Computing and Engineering (ICCSCE)",,,136-141,2018,IEEE
  • Makhadmeh, Sharif Naser; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Naim, Syibrah; ,An optimal power scheduling for smart home appliances with smart battery using grey wolf optimizer,"2018 8th IEEE International Conference on Control System, Computing and Engineering (ICCSCE)",,,76-81,2018,IEEE
  • Aldeeb, Bashar A; Norwawi, Norita Md; Al-Betar, Mohammed A; Jali, Mohd Zalisham Bin; ,Solving university examination timetabling problem using intelligent water drops algorithm,"International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing",,,187-200,2014,"Springer, Cham"
  • Asaju, LB; Khader, AT; Al-betar, MA; Mohammed, A; ,Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm for curriculum-based course timetabling problem,Fifth International Conference on Information Technology. IEEE,,,546-552,2011,
  • Alomari, Osama Ahmad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; ,A hybrid filter-wrapper gene selection method for cancer classification,"2018 2nd International Conference on BioSignal Analysis, Processing and Systems (ICBAPS)",,,113-118,2018,IEEE
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Papa, Joao P; Alomari, Osama Ahmad; Makhadme, Sharif Naser; ,An efficient optimization technique of eeg decomposition for user authentication system,"2018 2nd International Conference on BioSignal Analysis, Processing and Systems (ICBAPS)",,,1-6,2018,Ieee
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Papa, João P; ahmad Alomari, Osama; ,EEG-based person authentication using multi-objective flower pollination algorithm,2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC),,,1-8,2018,Ieee
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Optimal electroencephalogram signals denoising using hybrid β-hill climbing algorithm and wavelet transform,"Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging, Signal Processing and Communication",,,106-112,2017,
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Electroencephalogram signals denoising using various mother wavelet functions: A comparative analysis,"Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging, Signal Processing and Communication",,,100-105,2017,
  • Shehab, Mohammad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; ,Hybridizing cuckoo search algorithm with hill climbing for numerical optimization problems,2017 8th International conference on information technology (ICIT),,,36-43,2017,IEEE
  • Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; ,ECG signal denoising using β-hill climbing algorithm and wavelet transform,2017 8th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT),,,96-101,2017,IEEE
  • Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Awadallah, Mohammed A; Bolaji, Asaju La'aro; Alijla, Basem O; ,β-hill climbing algorithm for sudoku game,2017 Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT),,,84-88,2017,IEEE
  • Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Alyasseri, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Alomari, Osama Ahmad; Hanandeh, Essam Said; ,Feature selection with β-hill climbing search for text clustering application,2017 Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT),,,22-27,2017,IEEE
  • Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; AlBetar, Mohammed Azmi; Hanandeh, Essam Said; ,Unsupervised text feature selection technique based on particle swarm optimization algorithm for improving the text clustering,1st EAI International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering,,,169,2016,European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)
  • YA, Zaid Abdi Alkareem; Venkat, Ibrahim; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; ,Edge preserving image enhancement via Harmony,IEEE. 2012 4th Conference on Data Mining and Optimization,,,02-04,2012,
  • Aldeeb, Bashar A; Al-Betar, Mohammed A; Norita, MN; ,Intelligent water drops algorithm for university examination timetabling,"InInternational Parallel Conferences on Researches in Industrial and Applied Sciences, Dubai, UAE",,,18-30,2014,
  • Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; AlBetar, Mohammed Azmi; Hanandeh, Essam Said; ,A new hybridization strategy for krill herd algorithm and harmony search algorithm applied to improve the data clustering,1st EAI International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering,,,54,2016,European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)
  • Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; Sawaie, Ahmad Mohammad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Rashaideh, Hasan; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Shehab, Mohammad; ,β-hill climbing technique for the text document clustering,New Trends in Information Technology (NTIT)–2017,60,,,2017,
  • Bolaji, Asaju La’aro; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Awadallah, Mohammed A; ,A modified artificial bee colony algorithm for post-enrolment course timetabling,International Conference in Swarm Intelligence,,,377-386,2013,"Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg"
  • Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Muslih, Osama; ,A multiswap algorithm for the university course timetabling problem,2012 International Conference on Computer & Information Science (ICCIS),1,,301-306,2012,IEEE
  • Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Ahmad, Osama Nasif; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Awadallah, Mohammed A; ,Incorporating great deluge with harmony search for global optimization problems,Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA 2012),,,275-286,2013,Springer
  • Asaju, La’aro Bolaji; Awadallah, Mohammed A; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, AT; ,Solving nurse rostering problem using artificial bee colony algorithm,Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT’15),,,32-38,2015,
  • Lim, Ting Yee; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; ,Monogamous pair bonding in genetic algorithm,2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC),,,15-22,2015,IEEE
  • Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Multi-objectives-based text clustering technique using K-mean algorithm,2016 7th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT),,,1-6,2016,IEEE
  • Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Unsupervised feature selection technique based on genetic algorithm for improving the text clustering,2016 7th international conference on computer science and information technology (CSIT),,,1-6,2016,IEEE
  • Anwar, Khairul; Awadallah, Mohammed A; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Hyper-heuristic approach for solving nurse rostering problem,2014 IEEE symposium on computational intelligence in ensemble learning (CIEL),,,1-6,2014,IEEE
  • Bolaji, Asaju La’aro; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Awadallah, Mohammed A; Thomas, J Joshua; ,The effect of neighborhood structures on examination timetabling with artificial bee colony,9th International Conference on the Practice and Theories of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2012),,,131-144,2012,
  • Alkareem, YA Zaid Abdi; Venkat, Ibrahim; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; ,Edge preserving image enhancement via harmony search algorithm,2012 4th conference on data mining and optimization (DMO),,,47-52,2012,IEEE
  • Abualigah, Laith Mohammad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Awadallah, Mohammed A; ,A krill herd algorithm for efficient text documents clustering,2016 IEEE symposium on computer applications & industrial electronics (ISCAIE),,,67-72,2016,IEEE
  • Bolaji, Asaju La’aro; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Awadallah, Mohammed; ,Artificial bee colony algorithm for curriculum-based course timetabling problem,5th international conference on information technology (ICIT 2011),,,,2011,
  • Awadallah, Mohammed A; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Woon, Phuah Chea; ,Office-space-allocation problem using harmony search algorithm,International Conference on Neural Information Processing,,,365-374,2012,Springer
  • Nadi, Farhad; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Adaptive genetic algorithm using harmony search,Proceedings of the 12th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation,,,819-820,2010,
  • Bolaji, Asaju La'aro; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Awadallah, Mohammed A; ,An improved artificial bee colony for course timetabling,2011 Sixth International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications,,,9-14,2011,IEEE
  • Moh’d Alia, Osama; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Mandava, Rajeswari; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; ,Data clustering using harmony search algorithm,"International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing",,,79-88,2011,Springer
  • Alijla, Basem O; Peng, Lim Chee; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; ,Intelligent water drops algorithm for rough set feature selection,Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems,,,356-365,2013,"Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg"
  • Awadallah, Mohammed A; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Bolaji, Asaju La'aro; ,Nurse scheduling using harmony search,2011 Sixth International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications,,,58-63,2011,IEEE
  • Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Thomas, J Joshua; ,A combination of metaheuristic components based on harmony search for the uncapacitated examination timetabling,the 8th Int. Conf. Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling (PATAT 2010),,,57-80,2010,Belfast Northern Ireland
  • Awadallah, Mohammed A; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Bolaji, Asaju La’aro; ,Nurse rostering using modified harmony search algorithm,"International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary, and Memetic Computing",,,27-37,2011,Springer
  • Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; ,A hybrid harmony search for university course timetabling,"Proceedings of the 4nd multidisciplinary conference on scheduling: theory and applications (MISTA 2009), Dublin, Ireland",,,157-179,2009,
  • Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Nadi, Farhad; ,Selection mechanisms in memory consideration for examination timetabling with harmony search,Proceedings of the 12th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation,,,1203-1210,2010,
  • Al-Betar, Mohammed Azmi; Khader, Ahamad Tajudin; Liao, Iman Yi; ,A harmony search with multi-pitch adjusting rate for the university course timetabling,Recent advances in Harmony search algorithm,,,147-161,2010,"Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg"
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Top Computer Science Scientists in United Arab Emirates (#17), Research.com, 2022
  • Top 2% scholar in the world according to Stanford University, USA
  • Al-Balqa Applied University, Highly cited researcher, 2018
  • University Sains Malaysia, High Impact Publications. Award Malaysia, in 2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
  • Full PhD Fellowship for 3 years, Malaysia.
  • University Sains Malaysia, Best Thesis award, 2010