Summary of Research Accomplishments

A total of around 150 publications including books, book chapters, papers in
refereed journals, papers in conference proceedings, and other publications.
• Seven books: Four authored and three edited. Also, four book chapters. Published around 50 research papers in refereed journals. This includes some of the top journals in the field such as: IEEE Transactions on Computers; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science; IEEE Transactions on Education; IEEE Computer Applications in Power; IEE Proceedings on Physical Science, Measurement and Education; The Journal of Supercomputing; Advances in Engineering Software; Journal of Parallel Algorithms and Applications;
International Journal of Numerical Modeling; Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy System; Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering; International Journal of Engineering Education; Computer Applications in Engineering Education; Australian Journal of Engineering Education; and International Journal of Applied Engineering Education.


Presentation of 80 papers at regional and international conferences, for example: IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), IEEE TENCON “Frontiers of Computer Technology”, International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, International Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications, Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), IASTED International Conference on
Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, IASTED International Conference on Networks and Communication Systems, Annual Simulation Symposium, Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Australian Computer Conference, EUROPEAN Simulation Multi-conference, and others.
“Publications in high-quality narrowly-focused conferences are often preferred over archival journals throughout all specialty areas within Computer Science and Computer Engineering because of their much more rapid publication cycles and high visibility within the relevant research community.1,2”

Since my appointment to senior administrative positions during 2004-2018 (in Oman and later at AUB), followed by my appointment as Minister, I have had 46 publications including 23 refereed conference papers, 14 refereed journal papers, four book chapters, and four books including the following edited book: H. Diab, and A.Y. Zomaya, (Eds.), DEPENDABLE COMPUTING SYSTEMS: Paradigms, Performance Issues, and Applications, ISBN:0-471-67422-2, John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2005.

Additionally, since my 7-year contract appointment starting in 2011, I have had 23 publications, including seven refereed conference papers, nine refereed journal papers, three book chapters, and three books.