University President

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Name : Professor Faysal Y.Al-Abbas
Academic Rank: Professor
Present Address :IUST – Daraa,Syria
Email : president@iust.edu.sy



 

 

EducationProfessional ExperinceTeaching ExperienceProfessional MembershipsAREAS OF INTERESTPublicationsBooks
  1. Sc. Electrical Engineering- 1977,

Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria.

 

  1. Sc. Electrical Engineering, 1982,

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

 

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering- Computer and Control, 1986,

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

  1. President of the International University for Science and Technology (IUST)- Daraa Highway- Ghabagheb, 20013- Present.

 

  1. Minister of Transportation, Syrian Arab Republic, 2011-2012.

 

 

  1. Professor at the Computer Engineering and Automation Department, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Damascus University (Assistant Professor 1986-1994, Associate Professor 1994-2001, Professor 2001-present).

 

  1. President of the International University for Science and Technology (IUST)- Daraa Highway- Ghabagheb, 2007- 2011.

 

  1.  Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering- Damascus University, 2000 to 2007.

 

  1. Head of A University Professional Unit, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Eng., Damascus University (carried out many Engineering Studies and Reviews for Projects in the Syrian Public Sector), 1987-2006.

 

  1. Member of The Board of Directors (Secretry General) of The Syrian Computer Society, 2001-2005.

 

  1. Member of The Board of Directors of The National Center For Energy Conservation, Ministry of Electricity, 2003-2007.

 

  1. Director of Computer and Informatics at the Ministry of Higher Education, 1997 to 2000.

 

  1. National Director of the SHERN Prject (a UNESCO-UNDP Project for estableshing the Syrian Higher Education and Research Computer Network which connect all Syrian Public Universities and Research Centers), 1999-2000.

 

  1. Director of Damascus University AVECINNA Knowledge Centre AKC (An EU-UNESCO Project to create partnership between 15 Euro-Medeteranian Universities to create Virtual Library, Promote E- Learning and Develop E- Courses in ICT and B Administration), 2000- present.

 

  1. Visiting Researcher at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, Jan 5-June 5, 1999.

 

  1. Head of Computer Labs in the Electronics Engineering Department, Damascus University, 1992 to 1997.

 

  1. Member of the Electrical Engineering Department Committee, The Syrian Engineering Syndicate, 1994 to present.

 

  1. Researcher at the Grand Arabic Encyclopedia, Damascus. 1988 to present.

 

  1. Consultant to the Industrial Bank of Syria in the area of Computing and Information Technologies, Damascus, 1992 to present.

 

  1. Member of the editorial board of the Computers and Electronics Magazine, The National Information Center, Syria, 1995 to 2001.

 

  1. Member of the University Team Responsible for Automating The Sugar Factory of Tel Salhab, Hama (Ministry of Industry), 1998.

 

  1. Consultant to the People Loaning Bank in the area of Automation and Information Technologies, Damascus, 1992-1994.

 

  1. Consultant to the Children Hospital at Damascus University for establishing Managerial Computer Networks, 1994-1996.

 

  1. Consultant to the Regional Office for the Union of Steel Industries at Damascus, 1989-1992.

 

  1. Member of the technical committee for designing and establishing an integrated computer system for the new complex of the People Assembly, 1991-1992.

 

  1. Member of the technical committee for provisional acceptance of the Assad University Hospital, Damascus University, 1987-1989.

 

  1. Graduate Student at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A, 1980-1986.

 

  1. Instructor at the Electronics Department, Damascus University, 1979-1980.

 

  1. R&D Engineer, the Syrian Telecommunication Establishment, Damascus, 1977-1979.

I taught graduate and undergraduate level courses for the students in the Computer Engineering and Automation Dept., Electronics and Communication Engineering Dept. and Biomedical Engineering Dept at Damascus University. These Courses are:

 

Undergraduate Level Courses:

1- Computer Architecture for: 5th year students in ECE, 4th year Biomedical Eng and 3rd year Computer Engineering Students.

2- Microprocessor Systems for: 3rd year Computer Engineering and Automation Dept. and 4th year Biomedical Engineering Students.

3- Advanced Computer Architecture for: 3rd year Computer Engineering and Automation Dept,

4- Computer Peripherals for: 4th year Computer Engineering and Automation Dept,

5- Embedded Systems for:  4th year Computer Engineering and Automation Dept,

6- Logic Circuits and Systems for 4th year students in Electronics and Communication Dept and Biomedical Engineering Dept.

7- Digital Systems for 4th year students in Electronics and Communication Dept.

8- Information Theory for 5th year students in Electronics Dept.

9- Control System Theory for 4th year students in Electronics and Communication Dept.

Graduate Level Courses:

1- Advanced Topics in Computer Engineering

2- Advanced Topics in Decentralized Computer Controlled Processes

3- Academic Research Activities: Advisor for 2 Ph D students and 3 MSc students in the areas: Distributed and Parallel Computing, Smart Distributed Industrial Networks and Control.

• IEEE- Computer, Control and Robotic Societies.
• The Syrian Computer Society.
• Syrian Engineering Syndicate

• Information Systems and Technology, Computer Architecture, SCADA and Digital Systems, Robotics and Control, Expert Systems and Applications.

 PAPERS (refereed Journals and Conferences)

  1. F. Al-Abbas and U. Ozguner “Decentralized Model Reference Adaptive Systems Using a Variable Structure Control,” Proceeding of the 24th IEEE Conference of Decision and Control, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. December 1985.

 

  1. U. Ozguner and F. Al-Abbas, “Control of Nonlinear Systems Using a Decentralized MRA-VSS Approach,” The 22nd annual meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, PA., Oct. 1986.

 

  1. U. Ozguner, S. Yurkovich and F. Al-Abbas, “Decentralized Control Experiment on NASA’s Flexible Grid,” The 1986 American Control Conference, Seattle, Washington, June 1986.

 

4 U. Ozguner, S. Yurkovich and F. Al-Abbas,. “Time Varying Sliding Surfaces with a Decentralized MRA-VSS Approach,” IFAC conference on Large Scale Systems, Zurich, 1986.

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas, ” Decentralized MRC of Large Scale Systems,” The Third Ohio State University Workshop, Columbus, Ohio, April 1985.

 

  1. U. Ozguner, S. Yurkovich and F. Al-Abbas, “Decentralized Control of a Two-Arm Robotic System,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Raleigh, NC, April 1986.

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas and U. Ozguner, Decentralized Variable Structure Control of a Two-Arm Robotic System,” Journal of Robotic Systems, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1987.

 

  1. S. Yurkovich, F. Al-Abbas and U. Ozguner, ” Sliding Mode, Model Reference Adaptive Control for Flexible Structure Systems,” Journal of Astronomical Science, 1988.

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas, ” Advanced Computer Architecture for Robotic Applications,” UNISCO Mediterranean Conference on Computing, Lattakia, Syria, 1988.

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas,” Automation: A Survey,” Grand Arabic Encyclopedia, Damascus, 1991.

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas, “RISC Computers” Computers and Electronics Magazine, Volume 4, No. 33,34 and 35, July, August and September 1995(in Arabic).

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas,” Computer Viruses ” Computers and Electronics Magazine, Volume4, No. 44, July, June 1996 (in Arabic).

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas,” Decentralized Control Algorithm for LSS,” Journal of Damascus University, 1997.

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas, “Expert Systems and Applications,” UDM Official Report, Detroit, MI, 1999

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas, “ Application of Decentralized Fuzzy Control in Traffic Networks” 40th Science Week, Latakia, Syria, 4-8 November, 2000 (in Arabic).

 

  1. F. AlAbbas et. el., “Nonlinear Modeling of Vehicle Suspension System”, The 2000 American Control Conference, Vol. 1, Issue 6, Sept. 2000.

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  1. F. Al-Abbas, “ Decentralized Expert Fuzzy Controller Design for A Class of Large Scale Systems,” Published in the Journal of Baath University, 2001, Homs, Syria.(also, Second IEEE Electro/Information Technology Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, June 7-9, 2001)

 

  1. F. AlAbbas et. el., “Sliding Mode Neural Network Inference Fuzzy Logic Controller for Active Suspension Systems,”IEEE Transaction on Fuzzy Sytems,Vol 10,Apr 2002, pp 234-246.

 

  1. F. AlAbbas et. el., Information Retrieval Systems: Application to The Arab Encyclopedia, Al-Bassel Journal for Engineering Research, 2004 (in Arabic).

 

  1. F. AlAbbas and M Alkadri, Design of a Smart Controller using Adaptive Neuro- Fuzzy Adaptive System (ANFIS ), Damascus University Journal, 2007, (in Arabic).

 

  1. F. AlAbbas and M Alkadri, Distributed Fuzzy Controller Design for a Special Large Scale Systems., Albasel Journal for Engineering Sciences, Ministry of Higher Education, Damascus, Syria, 2007, (in Arabic).

 

  1. S Astor, F AlAbbas, J ALkheir, Elastic Workflow Advanced Reservation Planning Algorithm (EWARP); Engineering Science Magazine, Damascus University 2014, (in Arabic).

 

  1. S Astor, F AlAbbas, J ALkheir, Enhancing QoS workflows Performance by Using Advanced Co-Reservations; Engineering Science Magazine, Damascus University 2014, (in Arabic).

 

  1. S Astor, F AlAbbas, J ALkheir, SERN: Simplified Efficient Reservation Navigator- Based Meta- Scheduler; International Arab Journal of Information Technology- IAJIT, 2014.
  1. F. Al-Abbas, “Computer Architecture and Organization,” Damascus University Press, Damascus 1993 (in Arabic).

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas et. al. , ” Microprocessor and Microcomputer System Design,” Damascus University Press, Damascus, 2003 (in Arabic).

 

  1. F. Al-Abbas et. al. , Translation of the book: [Software Engineering: A Practitioner Approach, by R. S. Pressman, McGraw- Hill, 1997] , The Syrian Computer Society, Damascus, 2001.
  2. F. Al-Abbas et. al. , Translation of the book: [Computer Organization and Architecture- 5th Edition, by William Stallings, Prentice Hall, 2000] , The Arabic Center for Arabization, Damascus, 2002/2003.

 

  1. F. AlAbbas and Rakan Razzouk., Translation/ Scientific Review of the translated book: [High Technology and Low-Income Communities: Prospects for the positive Use of Advanced Information Technology, by Donald A. Schon, Bish Sanyal and William J. Mitchell, MIT Press, 1999], The Arabic Center for Arabization, , Damascus, 2002/2003.

 

  1. F. AlAbbas and Jabr Romhain. Al., Translation/ Scientific Review of the translated book: [Digital Design, 3rd Edition, by M. Morris Mano, Prentice Hall, 2002], The Arabic Center for Arabization, , Damascus, 2006.

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