The Hashemite University (HU) is named after the Jordanian Royal family — the Hashemites — and was established by a Royal Decree in June of 1991, over an area that spans more than 8.5 square kilometers (2100 Acres), located 25km north east of the capital Amman, near a crossing of major international highways (Figure 1), and next to the largest free trade zone in the country. HU started with three (3) academic colleges in 1995, accepting about 600 students in its first year. Over the last 18 years, HU has expanded its academic and research profile to reach thirteen (15) faculties and two deanships with more than 230 laboratory in different colleges, all equipped with the latest technological equipment. Even more impressive is the university's increase in the number of admitted students, which has 30,000 students enrolled in 50 undergraduate programs and 30 Master programs The university is currently on track to expand its infrastructure and number of academic and administrative buildings to match the expected increase in its capacity in the coming decade. In doing so, the university has set forth a goal to adopt renewable energy and sustainable development as guidelines to its expansion plans.
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Ahmad Al-Khasawneh
Dr. Ahmad Al-Khasawneh is a former Dean of Information Technology and former Director of e-Learning Center of Hashemite University in Jordan. He holds a Ph.D. of Information Systems Technology from Newcastle University, Australia. Dr. Khasawneh has a 15-years’ experience in ICT field and in ICT applications and serves as the Director of the ICT’s research group and has a direct mandate to develop and deliver an Academic-Government-wide e-agenda. Dr. Khasawneh is a member of the Open Source/Open Standards Discussion Group. Dr. Khasawneh held several key positions with major international ICT consultancy and solutions firms. Highlights of his career include the positions of Senior Chief Technology Officer at RJ Airlines, Galileo international Group.
Bashar Hammad
Bashar received B.S. degree from University of Jordan in 1997, M.S. degree from University of Texas at Arlington in 2003, both in Mechanical Engineering, and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech (VT) in 2008. He received the Graduate Teaching Fellowship at VT in 2007. He focused on solar energy in his undergraduate study and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) in his postgraduate research. He joined the Hashemite University (HU) as an assistant professor in the Mechatronics Engineering Department. His current teaching and research interests are in solar photovoltaic systems, and energy harvesters. He served as assistant dean and is currently the director of Academic Quality Assurance Center at HU since February 2011. He is the contact person (at HU) for two Tempus projects; EQuAM and T-MEDA, and a member of the scientific committee of another Tempus project; MUREE.
Mamoon Obeidat
Dr. Mamoon Obeidat is an assistant professor at Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II Faculty of Information Technology at Hashemite University, Jordan. He is pursuing research on the Fuzzy representation and Aggregation of fuzzy cognitive maps, fuzzy linguistic and Centrality Measure. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from Lincoln University in Newzeland in 2014.
Haneen Hijazi
Haneen Hijazi is lecture at Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II Faculty of Information Technology at Hashemite University, Jordan. She is pursuing research on the fundamental principles of Software Engineering. She holds a M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science from Al-balqa Applied University and B.Sc. degree in Software Engineering from the Hashemite University, Jordan, in 2006.


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