CV

See a pdf version of my cv.

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science, Johannes Kepler University, Austria, 2006. 
Dissertation: “A Framework for Publishing and Discovering Mathematical Web Services“.
M.Sc. in Computer Science, De La Salle University, Philippines, 1996.
Thesis: “Reducing Communication Overhead in A Dynamic Load Sharing Algorithm“.
B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of the East, Philippines, 1991.

Work Experience

Associate professor of computer science. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, since 2015.

Assistant professor of computer science. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, 2006 to 2014.

Research Assistant. Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, 2002-2006.

Instructor. Faculty of Science, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine, 1997-2001.

Instructor. College of Education, Gaza, Palestine, 1997.

Instructor. College of Science and Technology, Khanyounis, Palestine, 1997.

Teaching

Big Data, Advanced Software Engineering, Software Application Development,  Web Computing, Web Services, Semantic Web, Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, Cloud Computing, Aspect Oriented Programming, Computer Architecture, Assembly Language Programming, Digital Design, Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Graphics, Programming in C, Programming in Pascal, Web Programming, Research Methods, and Introduction to Computer Science.

Research Interests

Distributed Systems (Web Services, Big Data and Cloud Computing).

Semantic Web (Semantic-based Arabic Information Retrieval).

Ontology Engineering and Ontology-based knowledge Management.

Research Projects

Using Data Mining Technology in the Heath Sector in Gaza Strip. Research Grant. Qatar Ibhath. 2016-2017.

Computerizing the Golden Rule for Learning Quran Recitation. Research Grant. Islamic University of Gaza. 2013-2014.

Connect: A Social Network  for Reducing Poverty and Unemployment. Research Grant. Islamic University of Gaza. 2010 -2011.

An Ontology-Based Annotation Approach for  Arabic Semantic Search. Islamic University of Gaza. 2010-2011.

MathBroker – A Framework for Brokering Distributed Mathematical Services, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, 2002{2003. Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

MathBroker II – Brokering of Distributed Mathematical Services, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, 2005{2006. Funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

Publications

Rebhi S. Baraka and Yehya Dalloul. Ontology-Supported Approach for Judging Hadith Island. International Conference on Islamic Applications in Computer Science and Technologies (IMAN 2019). December 27-28, 2019.

Mahmoud A. Hamouda and Rebhi S. Baraka. An Ontology-Based Approach for Detecting Soap Message Attack. International Journal on Web Service Computing (IJWSC). Vol. 9, N0. 3, December 2018.

Heyam K. Elnajjar and  Rebhi S. Baraka. Improving Dependency Parsing of Verbal Arabic Sentences Using Semantic Features. International Conference on Promising Electronic Technologies (ICPET 2018). October 3-4, 2018.

Maher M. Abushab and Rebhi S. Baraka. Large-Scale Arabic Text Classification Using MapReduce. The 18th International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT’2017). December 22-24, 2017.

Suliman Breem and Rebhi Baraka. Automatic Arabic Text Summarization for Large Scale Multiple Documents Using Genetic Algorithm and Map Reduce. Second Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT 2017). May 8 – 9, 2017. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

Rebhi Baraka and Manar Fayad. Automatic Domain-Relevant Collocation Extraction from Arabic Corpus. IUG Journal of Natural and Engineering Studies, Vol. 22 No. 2, June 2014.

Rebhi Baraka and Yehya M. Dalloul. Building Hadith Ontology to Support the Authenticity of Isnad. International Journal on Islamic Applications in Computer Science and Technology (IJASAT), Vol. 2 No. 1, March 2014.

Rebhi Baraka, Samar Salem, Mona Abu Hussien, Nidaa Nayef, and Wala Abu Shaban. Arabic Text Author Identification Using Support Vector Machines. Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Technology Research (JACSTR), Vol. 4 No. 1, March 2014.

Suhail Madoukh and Rebhi Baraka. A SOA-Based e-Government Data Integration. International Arab Journal of e-Technology. Vol. 3 No. 3, January 2014 issue.

Mohammed Abu Tair and Rebhi Baraka. Design and Evaluation of a Parallel Classifier for Large-Scale Arabic Text. International Journal of Computer Applications.  Vol. 75 N0. 3, August 2013.

Yousef Al-Ashqar and Rebhi Baraka. Building a SOA-Based Model for Purchase Order Management in E-Commerce System. Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT 2013). April 15 – 16, 2013. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

Rebhi Baraka and Suhail Madoukh. A Conceptual SOA-Based Framework for e-Government Central Database. IEEE 2012 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems. Amman, Jordan, May 14-16, 2012.

Rebhi Baraka and Wolfgang Schreiner. Semantic Querying of Mathematical Web Service Descriptions. Third International Workshop on Web Services and Formal Methods (WS-FM 2006), September 8-9, 2006. Vienna, Austria.

Rebhi Baraka and Wolfgang Schreiner. Querying Registry-Published Mathematical Web Services. IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2006). April 18-20, 2006. Vienna, Austria.

Rebhi Baraka, Olga Caprotti, and Wolfgang Schreiner. A Web Registry for Publishing and Discovering Mathematical Services. IEEE Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Service (EEE-05), March 29 – April 1, 2005. Hong Kong.

Technical Reports

Rebhi Baraka. Mathematical Services Query Language: Design, Formalization, and Implementation. Project Report, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, September 2005.

Rebhi Baraka. A Foundation for a Mathematical Web Services Query Language: A Survey on Relevant Query Languages and Tools. Technical Report, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, September 2004.

Rebhi Baraka, Olga Caprotti, and Wolfgang Schreiner. Publishing and Discovering Mathematical Service Descriptions: A Web Registry Approach. Technical Report, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, April 2004.

Rebhi Baraka, Olga Caprotti, and Wolfgang Schreiner. A Registry Service as a Foundation for Brokering Mathematical Services. Technical Report, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, February 2004.

Master Research and Supervising

Rebhi S. Baraka, and Heyam K. Elnajjar. Improving Dependency Parsing of Verbal Arabic Sentences Using Semantic Features.  Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. October  2016.

Rebhi S. Baraka, and Basel S. El Zraie. Extraction of Taxonomic Relations from Arabic Text for Ontology Construction.  Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. July  2016.

Rebhi S. Baraka, and Ayman Baroud. An Approach for Bandwidth Guarantee in Multi-tenant Cloud Datacenter Network.  Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. August 2015.

Rebhi S. Baraka, and Maher M. Abushab. Large-Scale Arabic Text Classification Using MapReduce.  Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. Febrauary 2015.

Rebhi S. Baraka, Ashraf  I. Kaloub. Automatic Ontology-Based Document Annotation for Arabic Information Retrieval. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. August 2013.

Rebhi S. Baraka, Mohammed M. Abu Tair. A High Performance Parallel Classifier for Large-Scale Arabic Text. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. March 2013.

Rebhi S. Baraka, Yehya M. Dalloul. An Ontology-Based Approach to Support the Process of Judging Hadith Isnad. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. March 2013.

Rebhi S. Baraka,  Najwa A. Baraka. A Web-Based Collaborative e-Learning Environment Based on a Model of Social Cognitive Development Theories. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. November 2012.

Rebhi S. Baraka, Yousef M. Al-Ashqar. Building and Evaluating a SOA-Based Model for Purchase Order Management in E-Commerce System. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. October 2012.

Rebhi S. Baraka,  Manar S. Fayyad. Automatic Arabic Domain-Relevant Term Extraction. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. September 2012.

Rebhi S. Baraka, Suhail M. Madoukh. A SOA Based Framework for the Palestinian e-Government Integrated Central Database. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. October 2011. Won Best Thesis Award.

Talks

Several talks in the area of IT related to the semantic web, big data, cloud computing and IT sector in general.

Electronic Bullying: Its Reasons and Treatments. UNRWA Schools Bullying Awarness Day: Together to Stop Bullying. El-Farabee Elementary School. Bani Suhaila. Palestine. February 19, 2019.

A Conceptual SOA-Based Framework for e-Government Central Database. IEEE 2012 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems. Amman, Jordan, May 14-16, 2012.

Towards an Arabic Semantic Search: An Ontology-Based Annotation Approach for Document Retrieval. Invited Seminar Talk. Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC). Linz, Austria   June 22, 2011.

A Conceptual SOA-based Framework for e-Government Central Database. Invited Seminar Talk. Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC). Linz, Austria   June 15, 2011.

 Software Development: Present and Future. Innovative Thinking and Elements of Project success Workshop. Business and Technology Incubator, IUG, August 21, 2010.

SOA Adoption in e-Government. Palestine Communications and Technology Forum. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. June 28 – July 1, 2010.

Computer Programs and the Internet and their role on Sharia Majors. A study day: Modern Technologies and their Impact on the Sharia Colleges. University College of Applied Sciences. December 16, 2009.

E-government Web Registry: Support for an E-Government Initiative. Information Technology Fourm 3, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip,  May 12-13, 2009.

Computing Curricula: An Overview. Faculty of IT Curricula Development Workshop Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, December 2, 2008.

Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP). IT faculty seminar. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, October 28 and November 4, 2008.

Developing Research Awareness in Students: A Teaching Experience. Faculty Day, Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip. January 22, 2008.

Open Source and GPL License. Linux Scientific Day, Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip. May 7, 2007.

A Framework for Publishing and Discovering Mathematical Web Services. RISC forum, RISC-Linz, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. June 26, 2006.

Querying Registry-Published Mathematical Web Services. IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2006). April 18-20, 2006. Vienna, Austria.

A Web Registry for Publishing and Discovering Mathematical Services. IEEE Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Service. Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, March 29 – April 1, 2005.

Brokering Mathematical Services Through a Web Registry. RISC forum, RISC-Linz, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, May 14, 2004.

XML Registries. MathBroker Workshop on Mathematical Web Services, RISC-Linz, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, November 11-12, 2002.

Attended Conferences and Workshops

Second Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT 2017). May 8 – 9, 2017. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT 2013). April 15 – 16, 2013. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT’2012). Amman, Jordan, December 10-13, 2012.

IEEE 2012 International Conference on Computer, Information and Telecommunication Systems. Amman, Jordan, May 14-16, 2012.

Information Technology Forum-3, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip,  May 12-13, 2009.

Scientific Research Development Workshop, Islamic University of Gaza, March 18, 2008.

IEEE 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2006), Vienna, April 18-20, 2006.

IEEE Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Service (EEE 05), Hong Kong, March 29 – April 1, 2005.

AISC 2004 Seventh International Conference on Arti¯cial Intelligence and Symbolic Computation, Hagenberg, Austria, September 22-24, 2004.

Mathematical Web Services, Project workshop. RISC-Linz, Johannes Kepler University, November 11-12, 2002, Linz, Austria.

LMCS 2002 Logic, Mathematics and Computer Science: Interactions, October 20-22, 2002, Hagenberg, Austria.

ADG 2002 Fourth International Workshop on Automated Deduction in Geometry, Hagenberg, Austria, September 04-06, 2002.

MKM 2001 First International Workshop on Mathematical Knowledge Management, Hagenberg, Austria, September 24-26, 2001.

Building Interactive Media for Technical Education and Training Using Multimedia Software Tools, The Islamic University of Gaza, December 13-17, 1998, Palestine.

First IUG’s Mathematics and Computer Conference , The Islamic University of Gaza, February 28, 1998, Palestine Summer Workshop for Advanced Computing, De La Salle University, May 22-26, 1995, Philippines.

Stimulating Computing Research in the Academe, Industry, and Government, De La Salle University, November 25-27, 1993, Philippines.

Refereeing

The International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), since 2014.

The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), since 2011.

Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology. 2013.

Eng. Zuhair Hijjawi Award for Scientific Research. 2012 and 2013.

Research Scholarship Fund. Scientific Research, Islamic University of Gaza. Proposal Evaluator 2012.

Al-Quds Open University Journal for Researches and Refereed Studies. 2011 and 2012.

Islamic University Journal: Engineering, Natural and Scientific Studies, Volume 17, 2nd Issue, 2009.

IJITWE International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, Inaugural Issue: January 2006.

MKM2005 Fourth International Conference on Mathematical Knowledge Management, Bremen, Germany, July 15-17, 2005.

Software Packages

Several experimental software related to ontologies and semantic web applications in Arabic, health, legal, agriculture, etc.

MathBroker Registry Provider. http://poseidon.risc.uni-linz.ac.at:8080/results/Registry.html (server might be down)

Mathematical Services Query Language (MSQL). http://apache2.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/twiki/bin/view/MathBroker

Selected Supervised Graduation Projects

Arabic Text Author Identification Using Support Vector Machines.  Samar Salem, Mona Abu Hussien, Nidaa Nayef, and Wala Abu Shaban. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. June 2012.

Towards an Arabic Semantic Search: An Ontology-Based Annotation Approach for Document Retrieval. G. Abo Uda et al. Software Development Department, Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza. July 2010.

AL-Bayan II: An XML-Based Holy Quran Web Application. M. Siam et al. Software Development Department, Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza. July 2009. Won Best Graduation project award.

Development an income tax system for the ministry of finance. B. Zaqout et al. Software Development Department, Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza. July 2009. Won Best Graduation project award.

A Computerized System for the Civil Defense Administration in Gaza Strip. Software Development Department, Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza. July 2009.

Rebhi S. Baraka, Karima B. Mushtaha, Hanan H. Altalla, Lana A. Al-khozondar. Albayan: An XML-Based Computerization of the Holy Quran. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. June 2008.

Rebhi S. Baraka, Abeer Abu Dakaa, Heba Abu Amer, Maysoon obead. Arabic Classifications Using XML Registry. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. July 2008.

Rebhi S. Baraka, Ahmad S. El-Saidy, Youssuf F. Sha’ath, Abu Baker N. El-Yazgy, Abed El-Salam M. El-Zeen. An Approach for Building Rich Internet Applications with Palestinian Encyclopedia as a Case Stud. Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza. August 2008.

Developing financial Administrative Information Systems and their role in decision making support:  Procurement and Stocks division as a case study. A. Alhadad, et al.  Software Development Department, Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza. September 2007. Won Best Graduation project award.

 Other Scientific Activities

Technical committee member, The International Arab Journal of Information Technology. Since 2014.

Head of the committee for applying for the prize of IDB for science and technology 2014. Received by the faculty of IT.

Scientific Committee member. The 3rd Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics and Arabic Content (iArabic’2014). Sina Institute, Birzeit University. April 12, 2014.

Scientific Committee member. The 2nd Higher Studies conference.  April 29- 30, 2013. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

Scientific Committee member. The 2nd Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics and Arabic Content (iArabic’2013). Sina Institute, Birzeit University. April 20, 2013.

Head of the Organizing Committee. Palestinian International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (PICICT 2013). April 15 – 16, 2013. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

Head of the Organizing Committee. 2nd Software Engineering Workshop. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine. February 15, 2012.

Head of the Organizing Committee. 1st Software Engineering Workshop. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine. May 2, 2011.

Organizing Committee Member. Technology in eLearning. Faculties of IT and Education Joint  Scientific Day. Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine. February 20, 2011.

Representative of the Faculty of Information Technology in the Islamic University Scientific Council for the year 2008.

Coordinator of the Faculty Seminar in the Faculty of Information Technology. 2007 to 2009.

Coordinator of the Faculty Scientific Day. Faculty of Information Technology. January 22, 2008.

Chair of the Third Session Second Day (session title: Graduate students status). Youth Technology Forum. The Islamic University of Gaza. February 20 – 22, 2007.

Chair of the Second Session Second Day, Information Technology Forum-3. Faculty of Information Technology. The Islamic University of Gaza. May 12 – 13, 2009.

Member of the Organizing Committee. Information Technology Forum-3. Faculty of Information Technology. The Islamic University of Gaza. May 12 – 13, 2009.

Member of the Committee for Developing the Academic curricula. Faculty of Information Technology. The Islamic University of Gaza. Since 2007.

Head of the committee for Studying the Impact of High School Curricula on the Information Technology Curricula. 2007 – 2008.

Administrative activities

 Dean. Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza. August 2015 to August 2019.

Vice Dean. Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza. September 2011 to May 2015.

Head of the Software Development Department. Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza. September 2007 to August 2012.

Coordinator of the Educational computer program. Joint Program between the Faculty of Information technology and Faculty of Education, the Islamic University of Gaza. Since September 2007.

Member of the Faculty Council. Faculty of Information Technology. The Islamic University of Gaza. September 2007 to August 2019.

Head and member of several committees related to Information Technology at the Faculty of Information Technology, the Islamic University of Gaza, and other institutions.

Community-Related Activities

Member of the Municipal Council, Municipality of Bani Suhaila. Since November 2010.

Developing and Computerizing the Rafah Municipality Information System. First Workshop. Rafah Municipality. April 10, 2007.

Developing and Computerizing the Rafah Municipality Information System. Second Workshop. Rafah Municipality. August 1, 2007.

Studying a Draft Computerized Income Tax System. A special Workshop to Develop and Computerize the Income Tax. The Income Tax Directorate of the Ministry of Finance. Society of Palestinian Accountants. May 10, 2009.

Press

Several press interviews related to faculty and personal activities.

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March 8, 2020