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Dr.Bassel Soudan Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, 1994.

Research Interests:

  • Optimization, Renewable Energy, Design Automation, Information Security, Embedded Systems

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- Ph.D. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. USA - 1994 - M.Sc Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. USA - 1988 - B.Sc. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. USA - 1986
- Sep 2019-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computing and Informatics, UOS, UAE. - June 2014 – September 2018 : Chairman, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering Program - January 2011 – Present : Associate Professor – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - March 2010 – September 2013 : Director, Center of Continuing Education and Professional Development - September 1999 – November 2000 – Chairman – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - September 1999 – January 2011 – Assistant Professor – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - October 1996 – September 1999 – Senior Design Engineer – Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA. USA - October 1994 – October 1996 – Senior CAD Engineer – Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR. USA.
- Academic Program Accreditation Consultant - Featured Speaker at UOS TeDX in April 2014 - Developed and delivered training courses on: 1- IT Service Management under the ITIL v3 Foundation standard 2- IT Project Management 3- Stress and Time Management 4- and Information Security.
- Senior Member – IEEE - Member – IEEE Computer Society - Member – IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CAS) - Member – ACM - Member – ACM Architecture Special Interest Group (SIGARCH) - Member – ACM Design Automation Special Interest Group (SIGDA) Member – the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s VLSI Applications Technical Committee Member – the IEEE ICECS Conference International Steering Committee
1. IOT Utilization in the Management and Control of Renewable Energy Systems Investigating the use of IOT technologies and systems for the management and control of RE Systems. Especially off-grid generation systems with human-access limitations. 2. Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems Utilizing my background in Electrical Engineering, I am currently involved in a number of research initiatives related to optimization of Renewable Energy Systems. 3. Optimization of Bioinformatics Algorithms The field of Bioinformatics is growing rapidly as the data-size is growing at a rate faster than Moore’s law. This has made algorithms used in this field a bottleneck in the process of analysis. In this research, we are investigating methods to optimize the operation and application of these algorithms to regain part of the computational complexity. 4. A system for protecting IP rights in FPGA design. To maintain a cost advantage, fab-less design houses depend heavily on licensing ready-made intellectual property (IP) and integrating it into their designs. However, once the IP is licensed, the IP provider practically loses control of the number and type of instantiations made of the IP. This project aims to develop a secure mechanism and licensing model for protecting against IP over-deployment. The technique is based on developing an Electronic-DNA mechanism that can be integrated into the FPGA chips to ensure complete infallible traceability and matching between IP design and target devices.
Selected Publications Book Chapters 1. Soudan, B., Adi, W., & Hanoun, A. (2016). IP protection of FPGA cores through a novel public/secret-key encryption mechanism. In Secure System Design and Trustable Computing (pp. 369-389). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14971-4_11 2. Saad, M., and Soudan, B., (2012) “Program Review: Computer Engineering At The University Of Sharjah Case Study,” Book Chapter, Engineering Education in the 21st Century, Quality, Globalization and Local Relevance, Published by: College of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Sharjah, pp. 329 – 337. Journal Papers 1. Soudan, B., Dandachi, F., and Bou Nassif, A., Attempting Cardiac Arrest Prediction using Artificial Intelligence on Vital Signs from E-Health Records, Smart Health, 25, 100294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smhl.2022.100294 2. Abdelkareem, M. A., Soudan, B., Mahmoud, M. S., Sayed, E. T., AlMallahi, M. N., Inayat, A., ... & Olabi, A. G. (2022). Progress of artificial neural networks applications in hydrogen production. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 182, 66-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2022.03.030 3. Nassif, A.B., Soudan, B., Azzeh, M., Attilli, I., Almulla, O., (2022) Artificial Intelligence and Statistical Techniques in Short-Term Load Forecasting: A Review. International Review on Modelling and Simulations, 2021, 14(6), pp. 408–430 https://doi.org/10.15866/iremos.v14i6.21328 4. Cherif, H., Benakcha, A., Laib, I., Chehaidia, S. E., Menacer, A., Soudan, B., & Olabi, A. G. (2020). Early detection and localization of stator inter-turn faults based on discrete wavelet energy ratio and neural networks in induction motor. Energy, 212, 118684. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118684 5. Soudan, B., & Darya, A. (2020). Autonomous smart switching control for off-grid hybrid PV/battery/diesel power system. Energy, 211, 118567. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118567 6. Dawdi, T.M., Abdalla, N., Elkalyoubi, Y.M., and Soudan, B., (2020). Locating Victims in Hot Environments using Combined Thermal and Optical Imaging, Computers and Electrical Engineering, July 2020. 85 (2020) 106697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2020.106697 7. Abidoye, L. K., Bani-Hani, E., El Haj Assad, M., AlShabi, M., Soudan, B., Oriaje, A.T., (2020) “Effects of Environmental and Turbine Parameters on Energy Gains from Wind Farm System: Artificial Neural Network Simulations,” Wind Engineering. Volume 44, Issue 2, 1 April 2020, Pages 181-195. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309524X19849834. 8. Olabi, A.G., Mahmoud, M., Soudan, B., Wilberforce, T., and Ramadan, M., (2020). Geothermal Based Hybrid Energy Systems, Toward Eco-Friendly Energy Approaches. Renewable Energy, March 2020. Volume 147, 2003-2012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.09.140 9. Soudan, B., (2019) Community-Scale Baseload Generation from Marine Energy. Energy. December 2019. Vol. 189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116134 10. Al Shaabi, M., Hatamleh, K. S., Godsden, S. A., Soudan, B., and El-Nady, A., (2019) “Robust nonlinear control and estimation of an PRRR Robot System,” International Journal of Robotics and Automation. December 2019. https://doi.org/10.2316/J.2019.206-0160 11. Alami, A. H., Aokal, K., Zhang, D., Taieb, A., Faraj, M., Alhammadi, A., Soudan, B., Elhajjar, J., Irimia-Vladu, M., (2019) “Low-Cost Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Ball-Milled Tellurium-Doped Graphene for Counter Electrode and a Natural Sensitizer Dye,” International Journal of Energy Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.4684 12. Wilberforce, T., El Hassan, Z., Durrant, A., Thompson, J., Soudan, B., & Olabi, A. G. (2019). Overview of ocean power technology. Energy (175). 15 May 2019. pp. 165 – 181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.03.068. 13. Willberforce, T., Barghouti, A., El Hassan Z., Thompson, J., Soudan, B., and Olabi A.G., (2019). Prospects and challenges of concentrated solar photovoltaics and enhanced geothermal energy technologies. Science of the Total Environment (659). 1 April 2019, 99. 851 – 861. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.257 14. Wilberforce, T., Baroutaji, A., Soudan, B., Al-Alami, A.H., Olabi, A.G., (2019) “Outlook of Carbon Capture Technology and Challenges,” Science of the Total Environment (657), 20 March 2019, pp. 56 - 72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.424 15. Al-Alami, A.H., Okal, K., Zhang, D., and Soudan, B., (2018) “Bulk Turbostatic Graphene Deposition on Aluminum Substrates via High-pressure Graphite Blasting,” Applied Nanoscience (8:8), 1 November 2018. pp. 1943-1950, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13204-018-0862-1 16. Abdelkareem, M.A., Assad, M. E. H., Sayed, E.T., and Soudan, B., (2018) “Recent progress in the use of renewable energy sources to power water desalination plants,” Desalination, (435), 1 June 2018. pp. 97 – 113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2017.11.018. 17. Bonny, T., and Soudan, B., (2105) “High Speed Database Sequence Comparison,” Procedia – Computer Science. Vol. 62, pp. 73 – 80. 18. Tabbaa, H., and Soudan, B., (2015) “Computer-Aided Training for Quranic Recitation,” Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 192, pp. 778 – 787. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.06.092 19. Soudan, B., (2011) “Semi-Random Net Reordering for Reducing Timing Variations and Improving Signal Integrity,” Microelectronics Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, February 2011, pp. 483 – 500. 20. Soudan, B., (2010) “Reducing Signal Timing Variations in Inter-Core busses,” Integration, the VLSI Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, April 2010, pp. 237 – 249. 21. Soudan, B., (2009) “Reducing Inductive Coupling Variance in Wide Global Signal Busses,” International Journal of Electronics, September 2009, Vol. 96, No. 9, pp. 925 – 933. 22. Soudan, B., (2006) “Usability Analysis of Techniques for the Management and Reduction of Inductive Coupling in On-chip Interconnect,” University of Sharjah Journal of Applied Sciences, February 2006, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 63 – 96. 23. Soudan, B., (2005) “Controlling Inductive Coupling in Wide Global Signal Busses Through Swizzling,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing Journal. Vol. 43, Special Issue on ICECS 2003, May 2005, pp. 191 – 203. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10470-005-6792-3 24. Nestor, J. A., “Visual Register-Transfer Description of VLSI Microarchitectures,” IEEE Transactions on Very Large-Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 72-76, March 1993. Shared work authored by John A. Nestor. Refereed Conference Publications 1. Soudan, B., and Darya, A., “Modular Hybrid Energy System for Refugee Camps”. 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, (ICREG 2021), Al Ain – UAE, February 2nd till 4th 2021. 2. Mustafa, A., Alahmed, M., Alhammadi, A., and Soudan, B., “Stress Detector System Using IoT and Artificial Intelligence,” The 3rd International Conference on Engineering Innovations in Healthcare, Dubai, February 04-06, 2020. 3. Soudan, B., and Darya, A., “Smart Switching Strategy for Hybrid PV-Diesel Power System Predicated on Cloud Shading Forecast”. 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2019), Sharjah, November 2019. 4. Darya, A., Rehman, J., Aldawoud, O., and Soudan, B., “ICAD - An Economical Indoor & Outdoor Delivery Vehicle Capable of Autonomous Navigation,” Internet of Things, Mechatronics and their Applications International Conference (IoTMA), Dubai, 26-28 March 2019. 5. Bonny, T., and Soudan, B., “Computation Time Reduction for Database Sequencing Applications,” International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic (ISMVL 2015), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 18-20, 2015. 6. Bonny, T., and Soudan, B., “High Speed Database Sequence Comparison,” International Conference on Soft Computing and Software Engineering [SCSE'15], Berkeley, California, USA, March 6-7, 2015. 7. Bonny, T., and Soudan, B., “Filtering Technique for High Speed Database Sequence Comparison,” IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2015), Anaheim, California, USA, February 7-9, 2015, pp. 73 – 76. 8. Tabbaa, H., and Soudan, B., “Computer-Aided Training for Quranic Recitation,” Global Conference on Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching (LINELT 2014), Dubai, December, 2014. 9. Abubaker, H., Shehada, D., Nihlawi, R., and Soudan, B., “Portable Smart Board – Ultrasonic/Infrared Based Design Approach,” Zayed University Undergraduate Research Conference (URC 2013), Dubai, May, 2013. 10. Soudan, B., “The Effect of SRNR on Timing Characteristics of Signal Busses,” International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2011), Santa Clara, CA., March, 2011, pp. 639 – 645. 11. Soudan, B., “Improving Timing Characteristics through Semi-Random Net Reordering,” International Design and Test Workshop (IDT 2010), Abu Dhabi, December, 2010. 12. Adi, W., Ouertani, N., Hanoun, A., and Soudan, B., “Deploying FPGA Self-Configurable Cell Structure for Micro Crypto-Functions,” International Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2009), Tunisia, July 2009, pp. 348 – 354. 13. Al Sheikh, S., Hanana, S., Al-Hosany Y., and Soudan, B., “Design and Implementation of an FTIR Camera-based Multi-Touch Display,” The 5th IEEE GCC Conference & Exhibition (IEEE GCC 2009), Kuwait, March 2009. 14. Soudan, B. and Adi, W., “Preventing IP Over-Deployment in a Multiple IP SOC Design,” International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2008), Sharjah, UAE, December 2008. 15. Soudan, B., Adi, W., and Hanoun, A. R., “Enabling Secure Integration of Multiple IP Cores in the Same FPGA,” Intellectual Property Design and Reuse (IP 08), Grenoble, France, December 2008, pp. 149 – 154. 16. Hanoun, A. R., Mayer-Lindenberg, F., and Soudan, B., “Reconfigurable Cell Architecture for Systolic and Pipelined Computing Datapaths,” International Conference on Reconfigurable Systems (ReConfig 2008), December 2008. 17. Al Sheikh, S., Hanana, S., Al-Hosany Y., and Soudan, B., “Multi-Touch Display: Design and Implementation,” International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT 2008), UAE, November 2008. 18. Adi, W. and Soudan, B., “Globally Verifiable Clone-Resistant Device Identity with Mutual Authentication,” International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems – Special Session on Information Security (ICECS 2008), Malta, August 2008, pp. 222 – 225. 19. Soudan, B., “Overview of FPGA IP Protection Mechanisms,” 1st Symposium on Recent Advances in Information Security Systems (RAIS 2008), Sharjah, UAE, April 2008. 20. Soudan, B., and Saad, M., “An Evolutionary Dynamic Size PSO Implementation,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTTA 2008), Damascus, Syria, April 2008. 21. Soudan, B., and Adi, W., “Preventing IP Over-Deployment through a Public/Secret-key Encryption Mechanism,” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTTA 2008), Damascus, Syria, April 2008. 22. Adi, W., and Soudan, B., “Secured Identification and DNA-Like Identity,” Proceedings of SICHERHEIT 2008, Saarbrücken, Germany, April 2008. 23. Soudan, B., and Adi, W., “Bio-Inspired Electronic-Mutation with Genetic Properties for Secured Identification,” ECSIS Symposium on Bio-inspired, Learning, and Intelligent Systems for Security, 2007. BLISS 2007, pp. 133 – 136, Edinburgh, UK, August 2007. 24. Adi, W., Soudan, B., “Electronic Mutation Technology and Secured Identification,” International Symposium on Signal Processing and Applications (ISSPA 2007), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, February 2007. 25. Hannoun, A., Adi, W., Mayer-Lindenberg, F., and Soudan, B., “Fuzzy Modular Multiplication Architecture and Low Complexity IPR-Protection for FPGA Technology,” International Conference on Field Programmable Technology (ICFPT 2006), Bangkok, Thailand, December 2006. pp. 325 – 328. 26. Soudan, B., “Proper Use of IT in the Delivery of Engineering Courses,” 4th Engineering Education Forum, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 2006. 27. Khater, M. A., Amro, M. H., Laban, A. A., Soudan, B., “Secure Communication in an Embedded Environment,” 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTTA 2006), Damascus, Syria, April 2006. pp. 2583 – 2588. 28. Adi, W., Ernst, R., Soudan, B., and Hanoun, A., “VLSI Design Exchange with Intellectual Property Protection in FPGA Environment Using both Secret and Public-Key Cryptography” International Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI 2006), Karlsruhe, Germany, March 2-3, 2006. pp. 24 – 29. 29. Soudan, B., “Reducing Inductive Coupling Skew in Wide Global Signal Busses,” The 3rd International Workshop on Electronic Design, Test and Applications (DELTA 2006), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17 – 19 January 2006, pp. 233 – 236. 30. Soudan, B., Adi, W., and Hanoun, A., “Novel Secret-key IPR Protection in FPGA Environment,” IEEE International System on Chip Conference (SOCC 2005), Washington, D.C., USA, September 24 – 27, 2005, pp. 265 – 270. 31. Soudan, B., “Managing Inductive Coupling in Wide Signal Busses,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2004), Vancouver, Canada, May 23 – 26, 2004, Vol. II, pp. 537 540. 32. Soudan, B., “Reducing Mutual Inductance of Wide Signal Busses Through Swizzling,” Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2003), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 14 – 17, 2003, pp. 870 – 873. 33. Adi, W., and Soudan, B., “A Protection Mechanism for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in FPGA Design Environment,” Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2003), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 14 – 17, 2003, pp. 92 – 95. 34. Soudan, B., “The Effects of Swizzling on Inductive and Capacitive Coupling for Wide Signal Busses,” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2003), Cairo, Egypt, December 9 – 11, 2003, pp. 300 – 303. 35. Soudan, B., “Controlling On-Chip Inductive Coupling of Signal Busses Through Swizlling,” Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2002), Beirut, Lebanon, December 11-13, 2002, pp. 181 – 184. 36. Soudan, B., “The Role of Student Societies in a Modern Engineering Curriculum,” 2nd Engineering Education Forum, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 2nd 2002. 37. Soudan, B., Nestor, J. A., “MIES - A Visual Approach to Design of VLSI Microarchitecture,” Fourth Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI 1994). March 4-5 1994. 38. Nestor, J. A., Soudan, B., and Mayet, Z., “MIES, A Microarchitecture Design Tool,” 22nd Annual International Workshop on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture. Dublin, Ireland. Aug. 1989. Received "Best Paper" award.
Hussain Abdalla – PhD in Engineering Management Thesis Topic – Managing Renewable Energy Resources (RER) Integrated to Smart Grid System: A Comprehensive Conceptual Model Aya Alchikh Omar – MSc in Computer Engineering Thesis Topic – Using Machine Learning to detect Sinkhole attacks in IOT networks. Abdulrahman Mahmoud Eid – MSc in Computer Engineering Thesis Topic – Industrial Internet of Thing Cyber-Attack Detection Using Deep Learning Fetna Dandachi – MSC in Computer Engineering – Graduated December 2020 Thesis Title – Attempting Cardiac Arrest Prediction using Artificial Intelligence on Vital Signs from E-Health Records Huda Tabbaa – MSc in Computer Engineering – Graduated December 2015 Thesis Title – Computer-Aided Quranic Recitation Error Detection Salama Banawan – Project based MSc in Computer Engineering – Project completed 2011 Project Title – E-DNA: A Mechanism based on TRNGs and PUFs for Securing FPGA-based Design
- Included in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 2006-2007 - Recipient of the University of Sharjah Excellence in Teaching Bonus Award, 2010. - Outstanding Teacher Award. The University of Sharjah, 2004 - Outstanding Teacher Award. The University of Sharjah, 2007. - D2000 Award for Technology Sharing. Intel Corporation - Departmental Recognition Award for a breakthrough design error checking and tracking system. Merced Horizontal Engineering Team. Intel Corporation. - Departmental Recognition Award for user support. Merced Horizontal Engineering Team. Intel Corporation. - Intel University Recognition Award (1997, 1998, and 1999). Intel University. Intel Corporation.
Services related to research 1. Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communications Engineering, 2012 - Present 2. Member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s VLSI Applications Technical Committee 3. Member of the IEEE ICECS Conference International Steering Committee 4. Member, Review Supervision Committee, ISCAS conference series. 2009 and continuing 5. Member, International Program Committee – SE conference series 2005 and continuing. 6. Reviewer for the journal Energy 7. Reviewer for the journal Energies 8. Reviewer for the journal Energy Reports 9. Reviewer for the journal Renewable Energy 10. Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems 11. Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems 12. Reviewer for Microelectronics Journal 13. Reviewer for Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers 14. Member of the Energy and Power Systems Research Center 15. Member of the Energy Storage and Energy Management Research Group Services related to academic 1. Department Chairman, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering Program, University of Sharjah, College of Engineering, June 2014 – September 2018. 2. Director, Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development. University of Sharjah, April 2010 – Sept. 2013. 3. Department Chairman, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. University of Sharjah, College of Engineering, September 1999 – November 2000. 4. Chairman, College Accreditation and Program Effectiveness Committee. 5. Member, College Council. 6. Member, College Curriculum Committee 7. Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering 8. Chairman, Department Teaching and Learning Committee 9. Member, Department Accreditation Committee 10. Member, Department Scheduling Committee 11. Coordinator, Department Graduate Programs – 2020 through 2022.
- “Train in the process of knowledge acquisition” In my experience, the process is quite often more important than the results. When students become engineers, they will need a set of basic knowledge and the knowledge of where to locate additional resources. It is more essential to know what an equation means, how to use it and where to find it, than to have the equation memorized. - “When students feel comfortable to ask, they feel comfortable to learn” My belief is that I am there to impart knowledge, be it the specific topic I am lecturing about or a tangentially related topic, it is knowledge that the student feels he/she needs. Quite often, what the student asks serves as an excellent segue into a theory-to-application or ideal-to-reality correlation point. - “Practical and global” From my experience I found that many fresh graduates do not comprehend the concept of a “window of opportunity” and do not understand the effects of finance and marketing on an engineering project. I have learned, and have been able to deliver, the fact that perfection is prohibitively expensive and therefore one must define the point of “good enough” very early in the lifetime of a design. I have actually taught students to implement that concept while they are answering exam questions.
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