Raed Abdallah Abu Zitar

Raed Abdallah Abu Zitar

Professor
Ext: 6357

I have Joined Ajman University on 25th , Jan-2018, as Professor in Computer Engineering. I have more than 25 years of teaching, research, and administration experience, starting as an Instructor at the United Arab Emirates University back in 1993 until this minute, as a Professor at the College of Engineering and Information Technology, Ajman University . I have been in the position of chairperson and Dean at several Universities. I worked as Dean of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, Dean for Faculties of Information Technology, Dean for Distant Learning and co-founder for Avicenna Project part in Jordan, Acting Dean and founder for Faculty of Art and Design (AUM). I have taught wide spectrum of computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering courses, undergraduate and graduate. I have supervised many Ph.D. and Master Students. Reviewer for many promotion applications. I have published more than70 Journal and conference papers. Edited books and published several chapters in books. I have won Hisham Hijjawi award on IT and communication sector for the year 2008, I have won King Hussien Fund award for excellence in Computer science with Philadelphia University in 2003, in addition to several research grants while at NYiT. I have participated in organizing many international conferences, participated in Ministry of higher education accreditation committees, peer reviewed many international journals, editorial board member in several international journals. Recently, I was appointed as referee for evaluating national awards in IT by Ministry of Higher Education in Jordan. Currently I am the coordinator for the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence program, Ajman University.

Education
  • Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Wayne State University, USA, 1993
  • MSc Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, North Carolina A&T St. U., USA, 1989
  • BSc Electrical Engineering, University of Jordan, Jordan, 1988
Experience
  • Professor and Dean, American University of Madaba, 2012-2018
  • Professor and Assistant Dean, NYiT, USA, 2007-2012
  • Professor and Dean, Philadelphia University, Jordan, 2002-2007
Teaching Area
  • Knowledge management, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer networks, computation theory
  • Computer Architecture, Stochastic processing, Microprocessors, Circuits Analysis
Research
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, pattern recognition, AI based computer security
Publications
  • Muhammed J.Al-Muhammed and Raed AbuZitar, ‘ Dynamic Text Encryption” International Journal of Security and Its Applications, Vol 11, No 11, November 2017. SERSC Publications, (ISI).
  • Muhammed J.Al-Muhammed and Raed AbuZitar, ‘ Lookback random-based text encryption technique,” Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, Available online 12 October 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksuci.2017.10.002, Elseveir Publishing.(ISI)
  • AbdelSamad Marghalani and Raed Abu Zitar, “An Evolutionary Optimized Artificial Immune System for Virus Detection” , International Journal of Computer science and Information Security, Vol. 14, No. 10 OCT 2016 (ISI indexed).
  • Ayman Al-Dmour and Raed Abu Zitar, “ Word Extraction from Arabic Handwritten Documents Based on Statistical Measures,” International Review on Computers and Software (IRECOS), Vol 11, Issue 5, 2016. (Scopus indexed)
  • Suha Abed Afaneh and Raed Abu Zitar, " Virus Detection using Clonal Selection Algorithm with Genetic Algorithm (VDC algorithm)," Applied soft Computing Journal, Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 239–246, Elsevier Publishing. ISI and Scopus
  • Raed Abu Zitar and Adel Hamdan, “ Spam Detection using Genetic Based Artificial Immune System: a review and a model.Artificial Intelligence Review (2011): 1-73 , November 23, 2011, Springer Publishing. ISI and Scopus
  • Raed Abu Zitar and Adel Hamdan Mohammad, “ Spam Detection Using Genetic Assisted Artificial Immune System,” International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 25, No. 8, (December 2011) issue, World Scientific Publishers. ISI indexed
  • IsalmAmro, Raed Abu Zitar, and Hussein Bahadili,”Speech Compression Exploiting Linear Prediction Coefficients Codebook and Hamming Correction Code Algorithm,” International Journal of Speech Technology, June 2011, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp. 65-76.Springer Publishing. Scopus
  • Adel Hamdan and Raed Abu Zitar, “Application of Genetic Optimized Artificial Immune System and Neural Networks in Spam Detection,” Applied Soft Computing,Applied Soft Computing, Volume 11, Issue 4, June 2011, Pages 3827-3845, Elsevier Publishing, 2011. ISI and Scopus
  • Hussam Hamad and Raed Abu Zitar,” Development of an Efficient Neural-Based Segmentation Technique for Arabic Handwriting Recognition”, Pattern Recognition,Volume 43, Issue 8, August, 2010, Elsevier Publishing. ISI and Scopus
  • Muhammed J.Al-Muhammed and Raed AbuZitar, “Probability-Directed Random Search Algorithm for Unconstrained Optimization Problem,” Journal of Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, 71 (2018) 165–182.(ISI and Scopus).
  • Raed Abu Zitar, Capturing the Brachistochrone: Neural Network Supervised and Reinforcement Approaches, Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol.15, No.6, December 2019 (ISI and Scopus)
  • Muhammad Almuhammed and Raed Abu Zitar, “Mesh-Based Encryption Technique Augmented with Effective Masking and Distortion Operations", the Computing Conference 2019, 16-17 July 2019, London, United Kingdom.
Conference Presentation
  • Muhammed Jassem Al-Muhammed and Raed Abu Zitar, “Random-guided search algorithm for complex functions”, 10th Jordanian International Electrical and Electronics Engineering Conference (JIEEEC), Page(s):1 - 12, 2017. Scopus
  • Suha Abed Afaneh, Raed Abu Zitar and Alaa Al-Hamami,"Virus Detection using Clonal Selection Algorithm," The 2011 3rd International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ICCMS 2011), January 7-9, 2011, Mumbai, India.
  • Ayman Al-Dmour, Ahmed Musa, and Raed Abu Zitar,”Arabic Handwriting Descriptor Using Gaussian Steerable Filters,” the 2010 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'10: July 12-15, 2010, USA).
  • Manar Maraqa And Raed Abu Zitar,” Recognition of Arabic Sign Language (ArSL) Using Recurrent Neural Networks,” the First IEEE International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web, Aug 4-6, 2008, Ostrava, CzeckRepublic.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Quality Assurance Recognition Award in Computer Science from Al-Hussien Funding for Excellence as a member of the Higher Committee (2003),(University award)JD 30,000.
  • Hisham Al-Hijjawi Regional Award on Information Technology and Communications Sector for the year 2008--$5000.
  • Tempus project partner -- AUM with PSUT for (1,000,000) EU grant project. TEJ project, period 2012-2015.
  • Northern Border University (KSA) grant, mutual rsearch grant , $10,000. 2015
  • IEEE Member (1990)
  • Neural Networks Society (1991)
  • Editorial board; Applied Intelligence Journal, Journal of Electrical Engineering, Jordanian Engineering Association, Editorial Board Advances in Advances in Robotics & Automation Journal, the Jordanian Journal of Computers and Information Technology. Journal of the Ministry of Higher Education, 2018 –present.
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