Dr. 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

    1. 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
    2. Shubita, Ahmad F.; Issa, Ghassan F., Using 3D Virtual Environment as an Educational Tool in a Middle Eastern University,  Journal of Computer Science, 2019.
    3. 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
    4. El-Khalili, N.; Alnashashibi, M.; Hadi, W.; Banna, A.A.; Issa, G.; ,  (2019).Data Engineering for Affective Understanding Systems,  Data, 4 (52)
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. Albanna Abdulkarim, Ghassan Issa, “PORTABLE NECK TREATMENT DEVICE” US Patent number US20180110674A, April 2018.
    10. W Hadi, G Issa, A Ishtaiwi, “ACPRISM: Associative Classification based on PRISM Algorithm”, Journal of Information Sciences, Elsevier, Vol. 417, pp. 287 – 300, 2017.
    11. 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).
    12. 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.
    13. 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
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. 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
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. 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
    22. 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
    23. 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
    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
    25. 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
    26. 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
    27. M. Fayaomi, G. Otiebi, G. Issa,"Discrete Structures, " Aldustour press, 2004
    28. Ghassan Issa, and Ibraheem Naeb,"Towards the Development of Successful Standardized Information Systems, " Jordan Applied Science Journal, 2002, pp.1 - 17
    29. 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
    30. 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
    31. Ghazi Raho, Ghassan Otiabi, and Ghassan Issa,"A Proposed Algorithm for Finite Element Analysis, " Journal of Electronic Computer, Vol. 31, 1998
    32. 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
    33. G. 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
    34. S.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

    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9.  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.
    10. 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
    11. 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.
    12. 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
    13. 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.
    14. 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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