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Prof. Saad Harous Chair of the department Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Computer Science

Research Interests:

  • Distributed Computing, Technology Based Learning, Fault Tolerant Computing, Communication Networks

Contact

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, U.S.A., August 1991
  • MSc. in Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, U.S.A., January 1988
  • BSc. in Computer Science, University of Constantine, Algeria, June 1984
  • Department Chair and Professor, Computer Science, College of Computing and Informatics, University of Sharjah, UAE, 09/2021 to Present
  • Department Chair and Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of IT (CIT), UAE University, UAE, 08/2020 to July 2021
  • Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of IT (CIT), UAE University, UAE, 06/2018 to 08/2020
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of IT (CIT), UAE University, UAE, 02/2009 to 05/2018
  • Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Sharjah, 09/1999 to 01/2009
  • Department Chair  and Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Sharjah, UAE, 09/2003 to 08/2006
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 01/1997-08/1999
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Eng. & Science, Case Western Reserve University, USA, Summer 1995
  • Lecturer, Computer Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 08/1992 to 12/1996
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Eng. & Science, Case Western Reserve University, USA, 08/1991 to 07/1992
  • Instructor, Computer Eng. & Science, Case Western Reserve University, USA, Summer 1990
  • Research Assistant, Computer Eng. & Science, Case Western Reserve University, USA, 09/1990 to 05/1991
  • Teaching Assistant, Computer Eng. & Science, Case Western Reserve University, USA, 09/1987 to 05/1990
  • Consultant, Behavior Therapy Clinic, University Hospital, USA, 01/1987 to 09/1987
  • Teaching Assistant, Computer Science, University of Constantine, Algeria, 09/1983 to 06/1984
Selected Publications
  • Y. Harbi, Z. Aliouat, A. Refoufi, S. Harous, “Recent security trends in Internet of Things: a comprehensive survey”, IEEE ACCESS, Vol. 9, pp. 113292-113314, 2021
  • S.  Hebal, D. Mechta, S. Harous, "Energy Routing Challenges and Protocols in Energy Internet: A Survey", Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology
  • A. Djenna, S. Harous, D. Saidouni “Internet of Things meet Internet of Threats: New ConcernCyber Security Issues of Critical Cyber Infrastructure”, Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, No 10, 4580, 2021
  • S.  Hebal, D. Mechta, S. Harous, Mohammed Dhriyyef, “Hybrid Energy Routing Approach for Energy Internet”, Energies, Vol. 14, No. 9, 2579, 2021
  • F. Zitouni, S. Harous, R. Maamari, “A Novel Quantum Firefly Algorithm for Global Optimization”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol 46(9), pp. 8741-8759, 2021
  • H. Goumidi, Z. Aliouat, S. Harous, M. Gueroui, “Lightweight Secure Authentication and Key Distribution Scheme for Vehicular Cloud Computing”, Symmetry, Vol. 13(3), 484(1-30), 2021
  • M. S. Bata, H. Mabed, Z. Aliouat, S. Harous, “A New Distributed Multi-Hop Clustering Approach based on Neighbors Two-hop Connectivity for IoT Networks”, Sensors,  Vol. 21(3), 873(2-28), 2021
  • Zitouni, S. Harous, R. Maamari, “The Solar System Algorithm: a novel metaheuristic method for global optimization”, IEEE ACCESS, Vol. 8, pp. 4542–4565, 2021
  • S. Merniz, S. Harous, “The Formal Verification of Parameterized Architectures:  A Practical Approach”, IET Computers & Digital Techniques, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 321-393, 2021
  • A. Bentaleb, A. Begen, S. Harous, R. Zimmermann, “Data-Driven Bandwidth Prediction Models and Automated Model Selection for Low Latency”, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol 23, pp. 2588-2601, 2021
  • O. Senouci, Z. Aliouat, S. Harous, "DCA-DS: A Distributed Clustering Algorithm Based on Dominated Set for Internet of Vehicles", Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 115(1) pp. 401-413, 2020
  • Senouci, S. Harous, Z. Aliouat, “Survey on VANET clustering algorithms: Overview, taxonomy, challenges, and open research issues”, International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 33, Issue 11, 2020
  • F. Zitouni, S. Harous, R. Maamri, “A distributed approach to the multi-robot task allocation problem using the consensus-based bundle algorithm and ant colony system”, IEEE ACCESS, Vol. 8, pp. 27479–27494, 2020
  • H. Goumidi, Z. Aliouat, S. Harous, “Vehicular Cloud Computing Security: A Survey”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 45, pp. 2473–2499, 2020
Award
  1. Outstanding Service Award: College of Information Technology, UAE University, May 2018.
  2. Outstanding Teaching Award: College of Information Technology, UAE University, June 2015.
  3. Outstanding Service Award: College of Information Technology, UAE University, June 2014.
  4. Outstanding Teaching Award: College of Information Technology, UAE University, June 2011.
  5. Distinguished University Teacher Award: University of Sharjah May 2006
  6. Distinguished University Teacher Annual Bonus Award: University of Sharjah May 2008
  7. Distinguished College Teacher Award: College of Arts & Sciences, University of Sharjah May 2008
  8. Distinguished University Teacher Annual Bonus Award: University of Sharjah May 2007
  9. Distinguished College Teacher Award: College of Arts & Sciences, University of Sharjah May 2007
  10. Distinguished College Teacher Award: College of Arts & Sciences, University of Sharjah May 2006
  11. Distinguished College Teacher Award: College of Arts & Sciences, University of Sharjah May 2005
  12. Recipient of the University of Sharjah outstanding research award sponsored by Bank of Sharjah for “Term rewriting and its application to recognizing handwritten Hindu numerals”, 2002
  13. First Prize Award: Research Day for MS Students, Case Western Reserve University, September 1987.
  14. Major De Promotion: Scholarship for higher education in the U.S.A., awarded by the Algerian Government, 84-87.
  15. Best Student Award: in High School for the year 1979, ranked within the top 50 in the country.
Teaching for me is not just a job, but it is something I patiently enjoy. My highest pleasure is when I see my students enjoying and learning the subject I am teaching. I am very passionate about teaching that is why every semester I prepare my courses in a thorough way by improving any shortcoming and emphasizing the positives aspects from previous experiences. I am always looking for ways to continuously develop my teaching skills. In my teaching I focus on both theoretical concepts and practical experiences. I encourage my students to think about the class as a learning environment where they learn by interacting with me and with their peers. In both theory and lab sessions, I encourage students to work in smaller groups in which they discuss the solution of the given problem, design and write the code together. My goal as a teacher is to communicate information and explain concept to students in a very clear manner with examples, not only for them to memorize it but also to learn how to think and learn by themselves. I believe that in order for students to learn, not only they should listen and observe, but they should participate in the class discussion, solving problems, analyzing solutions presented by the teacher and other students. I teach many courses where students are required programs, I will emphasize to students that the program is just the final product but what more important so to go about producing this product. Using this approach learn how to solve problem by analyzing the problem, understanding the problem requirement, designing an algorithm and implementing their solution and testing it to make sure it work as intended. This approach will develop students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.
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