Curriculum Vitae

February 22nd, 2020

 

Dr. Wesam Ashour
Professor of Computer Engineering at Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Palestine

Research Interest

Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Recognition, Image processing.

 

Qualifications

2008 PhD. Data Mining: “Local versus Global Interactions in Clustering Algorithms”, University of the West of Scotland, UK.

2004 MSc in Multimedia Computer Systems, University of Birmingham, UK,

             – MSc with Distinction – Top two students in the class

             – Won the prize of the best MSc project, 2004

2000 Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza – Gaza, Palestine

 

 Working Experience

  • Working as a programmer on CNC machine during summer from 1st of July to 1st of September, 2000
  • Working as a teaching assistant in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the Islamic University of Gaza from 15/02/2001 to 14/08/2001 as a part time and then from 15/8/2001 to 15/8/2003 as a full time. In this period, I have the following main functions:

                  – Preparing, demonstrating & teaching Computer and Electrical labs.

                        1)  Electrical Circuit Lab.

                        2)  Logic Design Lab.

                        3)  Electronic Lab

                        4)  Computer Programming Labs (C\C++)

                   – Teaching assistant for the following modules:

                        1)   Programming Language ( I )

                        2)   Programming Language ( II ) – Object Oriented Programming

                        3)   Computer Architecture.

                        4)   Electrical circuit I.

                        5)   Logic Design.

                        6)   Assembly language

                       7)   Compiler Design

  • Working as a lecturer in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the Islamic University of Gaza from 15/8/2004 to 15/8/2005 for the following modules:

                      1)  Computer Language I (C++)

                      2)  Computer Language II (C++) – Object Oriented Programming.

                      3)  Compiler Design.

                     4)  Computer Architecture

  • Working as a lab demonstrator in School of Computing at the University of the West of Scotland for the following modules:

                       1)  2D Graphics Programming (Object Oriented Programming-OpenGL).

                       2)   Introduction to the Programming.

                       3)   Programmer Development.

  • Working as a lecturer in Computer Engineering department at the Islamic University of Gaza from 15/8/2008 till now, I am currently teaching the following modules:

                       1)  Data Clustering for M.Sc. students.

                      2)  Computer Architecture for B.Sc. students.

                      3)  Compiler Design

                      4)  Degital Design

  • Researcher in Applied Computational Intelligence Research Unit, The University of the West of Scotland, UK 2005 – 2008.

 

  • Head of Computer Engineering Department at IUG 2009-2010
  • Head of Computer Engineering Department at IUG 2013-2015
  • Assistant Vice President for Research and Postgraduate affairs, IUG 08/2015 – 08/2017.
  • Associate Professor – Computer Engineering Department, 16-02-2015 –> now

 Reports and Projects

  • Bachelor Project, 1998-2000:  “Human Face Modelling”.
  • MSc Project, 2003-2004: “Speech Recognition based on Lip Information” – This Project took the prize of the best MSc project 2004.
  • PhD Thesis: Local versus Global Interactions in Clustering Algorithms.

 

Awards

  • The Hisham Hijjawi Award for Applied Sciences 2011 to Msc dissertation of my MSc student- Motaz Saad
  • Grant ($4500) for PhD (2006) from Arab Student Aid International – ASAI.
  • Studentship for PhD from the University of the West of Scotland, UK.
  • Prize for the best MSc project (2004) from the University of Birmingham, UK.
  • Studentship for MSc (2003-2004) from “Saudi Committee to help Palestinian nation”, Saudi Arabia.
  • The Distinguished Student Award of the Arab Fund Fellowship Program – Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development 2012.
  • Research fellowship to TU- Berlin Univ. (June-August 2015) funded by DAAD fellowship (German Org.).
  • “Zamalah” fellowship (3 months) to visit the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in summer 2016, funded by Bank of Palestine.
  • E-Academy to support Smart Cities in Palestine (eSCO), ERASMUS+ Program (E+).

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