Al-Agtash, Salem

Biography

Salem Al-Agtash, got his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998. He is a professor of Computer Engineering and an experienced technology advisor and consultant.

His experience is in the area of academic research, teaching, consulting, and development. He served as a department head and managing director of the Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence at Yarmouk University, with emphasis on developing graduate programs and strong linkage with industry. He also served as a dean of School of Informatics and Computing and a dean of graduate studies and scientific research at the German Jordanian University, with emphasis on developing research and relevance in education and partnership with German Universities and industries.

His research focuses on Electric power industry, Agent Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Software Design, Smart grids, and ICT Infrastructure. He has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. Dr. Al-Agtash has taught a wide range of course, including operating systems, systems programming, computer networks, programming in C and Java, agent systems, real-time systems, and control theory.

His industrial experience has been in the area of technology development and consulting. As a technical advisor and consultant for more than 10 years, Dr. Al-Agtash has worked on several technology and education related projects funded by the European Commission, United Nations, and many national and international institutions. Having worked with USAID, JICA, World Bank, European Commission, and Governmental assignments, he has accumulated significant experience in program and project development processes and implementations in addition to technical domains in Energy, ICT infrastructure, and education.

Education

BSc Electrical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul-Turkey, 1988

MSc Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Denver CO, 1995

Phd Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder CO, 1998

Awards

Excellence award in open learning resources development, German Jordanian University;

Academic Research and Industrial Distinction Award, Yarmouk University;

Fulbright Scholar Award; Best International Student Award, Boğaziçi University

Courses

Operating Systems, Systems Programming, Computer Networks, Programming in C, Agent Systems, Real-time Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Control Theory

Salem Al-Agtash