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Prof.Rami Al-Ruzouq Academic RankProfessor


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geomatics Engineering), University of Calgary, Canada, 2004.

Research Interests:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Spatial Analysis and Modeling.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada, 2004. M.Sc., Civil engineering, Ohio State University, USA, 2002. M.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1996. B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1993.
2012-Present: Associate Professor , Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering , University of Sharjah , Sharjah, UAE. 2009-2012: Associate Professor, Department of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan. 2007-2010: Vice Dean of Scientific Research, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan. 2004-2009: Assistant Professor Department of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan. 2002-2004: Graduate Research and teaching Associate. Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. 2000-2002: Graduate Research and Teaching Associate. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. 1999-2000: Faculty Member, Department of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Al-Salt, Jordan. 1997-1999: Consultant Engineer, Doany Consulting Engineers, Amman, Jordan. 1996-1997: Al-Faiha for Engineering Products Cormix, Amman, Jordan, Quality Control Engineer, Jordan. 1993-1996: Teaching and Research Assistant. Department of Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
Society: American Society of Photogrammetry and remote sensing(ASPRS) in USA. International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in USA. Mapping Sciences Institute in Australia. Jordan Engineers Association in Jordan. The Institution of Geospatial & Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM) in Malaysia. Journal: American Journal of Photogrammetry and remote sensing (Member). International Journal for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Member). International Journal of Remote Sensing (Member). Journal of Spatial Science (Reviewer). Malaysia Journal of Geospatial & Remote Sensing "IGRSM" (Scientific Committee).
Integrated Water Resources Management in the Lower Jordan Valley (SMART II), Joint project (2010-2012), Funded from BMBF, Germany. Sinkhole Hazard Assessment of the Dead Sea Area, a multidisciplinary study (2009-2012). Integration of Geomatics and Geophysics for Geo-Special Archeology Database System in Jordan(2008-2010). High Resolution Geophysical Imaging of Active Faults in the Aqaba Region- Leg 2: Marine Coring and Onshore Correlations,(2009-2011).
Al-Ruzouq, R., Shanableh, A., Merabtene, T., Siddique, M., Khalil, M. A., Idris, A., & Almulla, E. (2019). Potential groundwater zone mapping based on geo-hydrological considerations and multi-criteria spatial analysis: North UAE. CATENA, 173, 511-524. Al-Ruzouq, R., Shanableh, A., Gibril, B. A., & AL-Mansoori, S. (2018). Image Segmentation Parameter Selection and Ant Colony Optimization for Date Palm Tree Detection and Mapping from Very-High-Spatial-Resolution Aerial Imagery. Remote Sensing, 10(9), 1413. Omar, M., Shanableh, A., Mughieda, O., Arab, M., Zeiada, W., & Al-Ruzouq, R. (2018). Advanced mathematical models and their comparison to predict compaction properties of fine-grained soils from various physical properties. Soils and Foundations. Al-Ruzouq, R., Venkatachalam, S., Abueladas, A., & Dabous, S. A. (2018). Geomatics for economic archaeological documentation and management. Applied Geomatics, 1-20. Al-Ruzouq, R., Shanableh, A., Omar, M., & Al-Khayyat, G. (2018). Macro and micro geo-spatial environment consideration for landfill site selection in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 190(3), 147. Shanableh, A., Al-Ruzouq, R., Yilmaz, A. G., Siddique, M., Merabtene, T., & Imteaz, M. A. (2018). Effects of Land Cover Change on Urban Floods and Rainwater Harvesting: A Case Study in Sharjah, UAE. Water, 10(5), 631. Al-Ruzouq, R., Shanableh, A., Boharoon, Z., and Khalil, M.: Calibrated Multi-Temporal Edge Images for City Infrastructure Growth Assessment and Prediction, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3/W4, 37-44,, 2018. Al-Dogom, D., Schuckma, K., and Al-Ruzouq, R.: Geostatistical Seismic Analysis and Hazard Assessment; United Arab Emirates, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-3/W4, 29-36,, 2018. Shanableh, A., Abdallah, M., Al-Ruzouq, R., Merabtene, T., Siddique, M., Yilmaz, A., ... & Salim, G. (2018). Greywater reuse policies and practice in the city of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. In 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design: Creating water sensitive communities (WSUD 2018 & Hydropolis 2018) (p. 321). Engineers Australia. Hamad, K., Al-Ruzouq, R., Zeiada, W., Dabous, S. A., & Khalil, M. A. (2018). Predicting Incident Duration Using Random Forests (No. 18-03090).
2004: "Best Poster Award" at the XX International ISPRS Congress held in Istanbul, Turkey 12-23 July 2004 for their paper entitled "Automatic Registration and Change Detection of Multi-Source Imagery with Varying Geometric and Radiometric Properties". From: International society for photogrammetric and remote sensing. 2002: PhD Scholarship. From: University of Calgary, Canada. 2000: Master scholarship. From: Ohio State University, USA. 1996: Master scholarship. From: Jordan university of science and technology.
Educational Service: Program Coordinator Diploma in Surveying at university of sharjah. Member of Developing new program “Petroleum Geosciences and Remote Sensing” at university of sharjah. Member of Gradate program Committee at Civil and environmental Engineering Department. Gradate program committee, civil and engineering department at university of sharjah. Member of College Outreach and Communication Committee.(University of sharjah). American Journal of Photogrammetry and remote sensing, Member. International Journal for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Member. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Member. Journal of Spatial Science , Reviewer. Malaysia Journal of Geospatial & Remote Sensing (IGRSM), Scientific Committee. Community Service: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan Researcher and Consultant. Ramallah Men’s Training Center, Ramallah, Palestine Academic Advisor. Ministry of work ( Geographic information system), Oman Consultant and Trainer. Land and surveying department, Jordan Researcher and Consultant. Federal Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) at the national workshop in Abu Dhabi from in conjunction with the RAMSAR(The RAMSAR Convention (formally, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat. Government of Sharjah , Directorate of Town Planning and Survey. University of sharhjah about Khalifa Award for Education 2013 -2014. Geospatial Scientific Summit, under the patronage of Dr. Sultan Al Qasmi Center for Gulf Studies ( DSQC).
I believe learning is a long-run concept and the teacher should be patient, dynamic and cooperative. Independent thought, sharing ideas and utilizing the learned knowledge is a main component of learning. For learning to occur, students have to know that this process is important and it will change their lives, attitudes and way of thinking. Communication between the teacher and the students is an important key to the success of this reaction. The continuity of this communication in the office hours is vital to help students to absorb some difficult materials. It is important to be fair and making special arrangements to students whose classes conflict with the scheduled office hours. Students need to feel comfortable approaching their instructor for a discussion outside the classroom. During the communication, it is a good chance to the teacher to memorize students’ names and show sincere interest in each individual. In any science certain facts should be learned, exams encourage memorizing, and should cover the material every student is expected to know. However, it is important to encourage critical thinking and stimulate student’s creativity. Homework and assignments help to achieve this target. In Engineering, it is important to open a classroom discussion to utilize different models to study and explain various phenomenon. At the same time, there is an opportunity for the faculty to learn more from their students. The campus is full of thousands of students whom represent a world of new and young knowledge and experience, and some students have highly trained programs. It will be a good chance to learn from their questions, comments and ideas. Teachers should grow as fast as the student do, and this helps faculty to have young minds.
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