Prof. Ghassan Issa

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, (Artificial Intelligence), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, 1992
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering), Tri-State University, Indiana, USA, 1984
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Electronic Engineering, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA, Aug. 1983

Work Experience

  • Dean of the School of Information Technology, Skyline University, Al-Sharjah, UAE, 2021 - Present
  • Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan, 2011 - 2018
  • President Assistant for the Web Development and Computerization, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan, 2011 - 2018
  • Director of Technology Innovation Center, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan, 2011 - 2018
  • Director of e-Learning Center, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan, 2011 - 2018
  • Vice Dean and Computer Science Chair, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan, 2011 - 2018
  • Dean of Computer Science and Information Technology, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan, 2003 - 2005
  • Director of Computer Center, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan, 2000 - 2005
  • ICDL Manager, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan, 2003 - 2005
  • Director of ASULINK Internet Service Provider, Applied Science University, Amman, Jordan, 2001 – 2007
  • Director of the Computer Science Program Accreditation, Abu Dhabi University, Al-Ain, UAE, Dec 2002
  • Chief Consultant for the Project “Promotion of a National Information System “, Office of the German Development Corporation-GTZ, Amman, Jordan, 1995 - 1998
  • Chair of the Computer Science Department, Penn State University (Pennsylvania College of Technology), Pennsylvania, USA, 1992 - 1994
  • Division Chairman, information Science, Commonwealth College, Virginia, USA, 1990 - 1992
  • Computer Science Instructor, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1982 - 1992

Awards

  • World Education Congress – Asia Award for Best Professor in Information Technology 2011
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup Appreciation Award 2012

 

  • Publications

    • Yaser Saleh, Ghassan Issa, Arabic Sign Language Recognition through Deep Neural Networks Fine-Tuning, International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering, 16 (5), 71-83, 2020
    • Shubita, Ahmad F.; Issa, Ghassan F., Using 3D Virtual Environment as an Educational Tool in a Middle Eastern University,  Journal of Computer Science, 2019.
    • Hadi, Wa'el; El-Khalili, Nuha; AlNashashibi, May; Issa, Ghassan; AlBanna, Abed Alkarim; (2019).Application of data mining algorithms for improving stress prediction of automobile drivers: a case study in Jordan,  Computers in biology and medicine, 114, 103-474
    • El-Khalili, N.; Alnashashibi, M.; Hadi, W.; Banna, A.A.; Issa, G.; ,  (2019).Data Engineering for Affective Understanding Systems,  Data, 4 (52)
    • Arqoub, Muhammad hasan Abu; Issa, Ghassan; Hadi, Wael; ,  (2019).THE IMPACT OF FEATURE SELECTION METHODS FOR CLASSIFYING ARABIC TEXTUAL DATA,  International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8 (4), 1333 - 1338
    • Mohammed Abu-Arqoub, Ghassan Issa, Abed Elkareem Banna, Huda Saadeh,  (2019).Interactive Multimedia-Based Educational System for Children Using Interactive Book with Augmented Reality,  Journal of Computer Science, 15 (11), 1648-658
    • Abdelraouf Ishtaiwi, Ghassan Issa, Wael Hadi, Nawaf Ali,  (2019).Weight Resets in Local Search for SAT,  International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing, 9 (6), 874 - 879
    • Ishtaiwi, Abdelraouf; Issa, Ghassan; Hadi, Wael; ,  (2018).Reducing the Cost of Exploring Neighborhood Areas in Dynamic Local Search for SAT,  Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 25 (2), 1-9
    • Albanna Abdulkarim, Ghassan Issa, “PORTABLE NECK TREATMENT DEVICE” US Patent number US20180110674A, April 2018.
    • W Hadi, G Issa, A Ishtaiwi, “ACPRISM: Associative Classification based on PRISM Algorithm”, Journal of Information Sciences, Elsevier, Vol. 417, pp. 287 – 300, 2017.
    • A Ishtaiwi, Marco J. Baron, G Issa, “Multi Level Weight Distribution Dynamic Local Search for SAT”,  Int'l Journal of Computing, Communications & Instrumentation Engg. (IJCCIE) Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2017).
    • Haya El-Ghalayini, Mohammed Abu-Arqoub, Ghassan Issa, Ahmad F Shubita, " Graduation Project Management System: Social Network Analysis Perspective", Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol. 4, 2017.
    • A Ishtaiwi, G Issa, W Hadi, “ Reducing the Cost of Exploring Neighborhood Areas in Dynamic Local Search for SAT”, Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology. Vol. 25, No.2, 2017
    • Mohammad Abu-Arqoub, Ghassan F. Issa, ” Demand-Driven Algorithm for Sharing and Distribution of Photovoltaic Power in a Small Local Area Grid”, International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE) 9(1), 2014.
    • GF Issa, H El Ghalayini, AF Shubita, MH Abu-Arqoub, “A framework for collaborative networked learning in higher education: design & analysis”, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), Vol. 9, No.8, 2014.
    • Ghassan Issa, Shakir Hussain, Hussein Al-Bahadili,"Competition-Based Learning: A Model for the Integration of Competitions with Project-Based Learning using Open Source LMS, " International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE),Vol. 10, No.37, IGI Publishing,  10.4018/IJICTE
    • Ghassan F. Issa, Hussein Al-Bahadili, and Shakir M. Hussain, " Development and Performance Evaluation of a LAN-Based Edge-Detection Tool", International Journal on Soft Computing ( IJSC ) Vol.3, No.1, February 2012, pp 121-135
    • Ghassan F. Issa, Hussein Al-Bahadili, and Maher Abuhamadeh, "A Scalable Framework to Quantitatively Evaluate Success Factors of Mobile Learning Systems ", Int. J. Mobile Learning and Organisation, Vol. 5, Nos. 3/4, 2011,  pp. 299-316
    • Ghassan F. Issa, Shakir M. Hussain, and Hussein Al-Bahadili, "Unified M-Learning Model through Interactive Education Satellite, " International Journal of Interactive Mobile Computing (iJIM), Vol 5, No. 2, 2011.
    • Shakir M. Hussain, Hussein Al-Bahadili, and Ghassan Issa. "Investigating the Effect of Noise-Level on the Performance of Probabilistic Broadcast in Noisy MANETs". International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC) Vol.3, No.4, July 2011, pp. 82-95.
    • Hussein Al-Bahadili, Ghassan Issa, Alia Sabri,"ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DNDP ALGORITHM , " International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks (IJWMN), Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 113-124
    • Hussein Al-Bahadili, Shakir M. Hussain, Ghassan Issa, and Khaled El-Zayyat, "Performance Evaluation of the TSS Node Authentication Scheme in Noisy MANETs " International Journal of Network Security, Vol. 12, No.3, 2011, pp.121 - 129
    • Ghassan F. Issa, Shakir M. Hussain and Hussein Al-Bahadili, "A Framework for Building an Interactive Satellite TV Based M-Learning Environment" International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, Vol. 4, No.3, 7/2010, pp.19 - 24
    • Ghassan F. Issa, Shakir M. Hussain and Hussein Al-Bahadili, "Economic Efficiency Analysis for Information Technology in Developing Countries, " Journal of Computer Science. Vol. 5, No.10, 2009, pp.751 - 759
    • Ghassan Issa, Hussein Al-Omari, Abdullah Aref, and Farah Kandah, "Improved Double-Skip String Matching Algorithm (IDSA), " The 4th Intl. Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology CSIT2006,Vol. 1, Amman, Jordan, 4/2006, pp.34 - 37
    • Hussein Al-Bahadili, Shakir M. Hussain, Ghassan F. Issa, and Khaled El-Zayyat. Investigating the Performance of the TSS Scheme in Noisy MANETs. Book Chapter in Simulation in Computer Network Design and Modeling: Use and Analysis (Editor: Hussein Al-Bahadili), Information Science Reference, IGI Global Pbl, February 2012. pp. 315 – 335. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0191-8, ISBN13: 9781466601918, ISBN10: 1466601914, EISBN13: 9781466601925
    • Fayaomi, G. Otiebi, G. Issa,"Discrete Structures, " Aldustour press, 2004
    • Ghassan Issa, and Ibraheem Naeb,"Towards the Development of Successful Standardized Information Systems, " Jordan Applied Science Journal, 2002, pp.1 - 17
    • Ghassan F. Issa ,"Applying Cost Benefit Analysis to IT in Developing Countries, " Proceedings of the 2000 Arab Conference ‏on Information Technology, Zarka Private University, Jordan, 2000, pp.66 - 72
    • Ghassan F. Issa,"A Multi-Stage Filtering Scheme for Internet Access Control, " Jordan Journal of Applied Science,Vol. 2, No.1, 1999, pp.37 - 49
    • Ghazi Raho, Ghassan Otiabi, and Ghassan Issa,"A Proposed Algorithm for Finite Element Analysis, " Journal of Electronic Computer, Vol. 31, 1998
    • Chew,M.,S.N.T Shen, and G. Issa,"Kinematic Structural Synthesis of Mechanisms Using Knowledge-Based Systems, " Journal of Mechanisms, Transmissions, and Automation in Design,Vol. 117, 1995
    • Issa, S.N.T Shen,"SMARTS: Synthesis of Mechanisms Using Analogical Reasoning Techniques, " IEEE EXPERT Journal Intelligent Systems and Their Applications,Vol. 2, No.3, 1994
    • N.T Shen, M. Chew, and G. Issa, "Expert System Approach Expert System Approach Using Graph Representation and Analysis for Variable-Stroke Internal-Combustion Engine Design, " International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 4, No.3, 1990, pp.389 - 408
  • Conferences

    • May Al-Nashashibi, Nuha El-Khalili, Wael Hadi, Ghassan Issa, “A Study Of The Subjective Factors Of Stress While Driving”, The Eighth Traffic Safety The Eighth Traffic Safety Conference/ Jordan 2018, Amman, Jordan.
    • M. Chew, S.N.T Shen, and G. Issa, "Application of Knowledge-Based System to Kinematic Structural Synthesis of Mechanisms, " Proceedings of ASME, 21st. International Conference on Mechanisms, Chicago, IL, 1990, pp.323 - 330
    • M. Chew, G. Issa, and S.N.T Shen,"Expert System for Robot Hand Design Using Graph Representation, " Proceedings of the Fifth international Conference on Cad/Cam. Robotics and Factories of the Future, Norfolk, Virginia, 1990
    • Ghazi Raho, and Ghassan F. Issa,"Man Machine Interface in A Real Time System, " the Second Scientific Conference on Computer and their Applications, Amman, Jordan, 1998
    • Sattar J Aboud, And Ghassan Farid Issa,"E-Commerce With Secure Mobile Trade Agent, " The 4th Intl. Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology CSIT2006,Vol. 3, Amman, Jordan, 4/2006, pp.300 – 307
    • Ghazi Alkhatib, Ghassan Issa, Aiman Turani, Daoud Daoud, and M. Ibrahim Zaroor, "Incorporating Innovative Practices in Software Engineering Education, " IEEE EDUCON 2011 , Amman, Jordan, 4/2011
    • S.N.T Shen M. Chew, and G. Issa,"Expert System Approach for Generating and Evaluating Engine Design Alternatives, " Proceedings of SPIE, Applications of Artificial intelligence Vii,Vol. 1095, Miami, Florida, 2000, pp.532 - 543
    • Shakir Hussain, Hussein Al-Bahadili, Ghassan Issa, "Threshold Secret Sharing Authentication Scheme in Noisy Mobile Ad Hoc Network, " The 2009 International Conference on Wireless Networks , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 7/2009, pp.40 - 46
    •  Hussein Al-Bahadili, Ghassan Issa, and Maher Abuhamdeh. "A Hierarchical Framework for Evaluating Success Factors of M-Learning". Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Innovations in Computing and Engineering Machinery (CICEM 2001) (September 5-7, 2011, Amman, Jordan). Publisher & Conference Organizer: Jordan ACM Professional Chapter – ISWSA. Vol. 2, pp. 53-59, 2011.
    • Kenza Meridji, Ghassan Issa,"A Development Approach of Software Requirements for Renewable Energy Applications Using Fundamental Principles of Software Engineering, " IEEE 2013 1st International Conference & Exhibition on the Applications of Information Technology in Developing Renewable Energy Processes and Systems, Amman, Jordan, 5/29/2013, pp.131 – 136
    • H Al-Bahadili, GF Issa, A Imad, “Enhancing the Compression Ratio of the HCDC Text Compression Algorithm”, Proceedings of the International Computer Sciences and Informatics Conference (ICSIC 2016), Amman – Jordan, 2016.
    • Ghassan F. Issa, Ahmad F. Shubita, Muhammad Abo Arqoub, and Abed Alkarim Banna,"Local Area Grid: Power Distribution and Sharing for Neighboring Households, " IEEE 2013 1st International Conference & Exhibition on the Applications of Information Technology in Developing Renewable Energy Processes and Systems, Amman, Jordan, 5/29/2013, pp.165 – 168
    • Shakir M. Hussain, Ghassan Issa, Nuha El-Khalili,Muhammad Abu Arqoub, Nesreen A. Otoum, “ABET-CAC Accreditation at University of Petra –Assessment Plan for Continuous Improvement”, Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE (FECS'17), Las Vegas, USA, 2017.
    • Nawaf Ali, Abdel Kareem Albanna, Mohammed Abu Arqoub, Ghassan Issa, Abedelraouf Ishtaiwi, “Clicker: Converting modern homes to smart modern homes through the use of IoT”, IEEE 2nd International Conference on the Applications of Information Technology in Developing Renewable Energy Processes & Systems (IT-DREPS), Dec. 2017, Amman, Jordan.

      

 

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