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Al-Agtash, Salem


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

His research focuses on the 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 courses, 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 technology development and consulting. As a technical advisor and consultant for more than ten years, Dr. Al-Agtash has worked on several technologies 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.


B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1988

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Denver CO, 1995

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1998


COEN 177 Operating Systems

COEN 146 Computer Networks

COEN 44  Applied Programming in C


Electric power industry, Smart grids, Microgrids, Agent Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Software Design, and ICT Infrastructures.


German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan

  • (2016) Excellence award – Open learning resources development,

Scientific Foundation of Hisham Adeeb Hijjawi, Irbid, Jordan

  • (2004) Academic Distinction Award
  • (2003) Industry Linkages Award

Fulbright: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington DC

  • (2001) Alumni Development Program, Tabors Caramanis & Associates, Cambridge MA
  • (1995 – 1996) Graduate School – Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO
  • (1994 – 1995) Graduate School – M.Sc., University of Colorado Denver, Denver CO
  • (1994) Pre-academic Summer School, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • (1988) Best International student achievement award

Scholarship: Turkish Ministry of Education, Istanbul, Turkey

  • (1983 – 1988) Undergraduate Degree, Boğaziçi University

Salem Al-Agtash