Highly qualified. Highly committed.

Combine engaged and extremely qualified staff with intentionally small class sizes and amazing learning opportunities are bound to flourish. AUM faculty members are respected scholars, researchers and professionals; and they are all here to teach, lead and mentor. 



Richard Croome

Dr Richard Croome earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honors at the Australian National University majoring in Geography and Forestry. His MBA is from the Newcastle University, Australia and his PhD is from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia in the field of Economics and Consumer Behaviour. He also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. Dr Croome’s research interests are in the field of Education Economics and in particular Instructional Design as a vehicle to creating more effective learning outcomes. Dr Croome has published widely in journals and conferences and has written several book chapters.

Dr Croome has worked as an environmental consultant in Australia and as the Manager for Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems at the National Mapping Bureau in Port Moresby. He also founded and operated a retail company on the east coast of Australia for seven years and has experience founding and managing virtual firms.

MJ. Ni. Ilknur Tekin

Assistant Professor Ph.D. Technology Management (Portland State University)

Dr. Tekin earned her PhD from Portland State University, USA. She specializes in technology management, corporate strategy, systems innovation for sustainability and decision sciences. Thru her work Dr. Tekin facilitates industry, research and civic society collaborations for technological and economic development. She has been an active member of international research and collaboration organizations. Her extended research areas include clean-tech strategy, technology roadmapping, entrepreneurship and venture capital strategic alignment. Prior to joining AUM, Dr. Tekin worked at Portland State University and Bocconi University as faculty and has worked with Fortune 100 multinational enterprises, global organizations such as OECD, United Nations.


  • Tekin, MJ.Ni.I. (2017). Green Index: A New Collective Approach to Corporate Sustainability, Lambert Academic Publishing, Munich, Germany.
  • Tekin MJ.Ni.I. (2017). Green Index: Integration of Environmental Performance, Green Innovativeness, Financial Performance. Paper presented at the DRUID 2017 Conference, NYU Stern School of Management, June 12-14, New York City, NY.
  • Tekin, MJ.Ni.I. (2017). Relationships between MNEs and domestic firms following FDI: An assessment on the Literature In: Technology Management for the Interconnected World (PICMET), 2017, July 9 -13, Portland, USA.
  • Tekin, MJ.Ni.I., & Kocaoglu, D.F. (2011). A bibliometric analysis on green innovations, green investments and green venture capital. In: Technology Management in the Energy Smart World (PICMET), 2011 Proceedings of PICMET’11, pp. 1- 14.
  • Tekin, MJ.Ni. I. (2010). Integration of innovativeness and sustainability for the enhancement and maintenance of financial performance via Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge. The 16th Annual International Deming Research Seminar, 22-23 February 2010, New York City, USA.


John Pedro Schwartz

AssistantProfessor Ph.D. English (University of Texas Austin)

Dr. John Pedro Schwartz received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He specializes in modernist literature in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He has published scholarly articles on James Joyce, Henry James, Jorge Luis Borges and Fernando

Pessoa, as well as on the interstices of composition, media and museum studies. He has co- edited two books, Archives, Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World (Routledge 2013) and TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature (Palgrave 2014). In summer 2013, he studied at the Institute for World Literature at Harvard University, an experience that solidified his global approach to modernist studies.

Before turning to academia, Dr. Schwartz worked as a journalist for the Houston Chronicle This Week. While working as Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Beirut (2006-2013), he had the opportunity to return to his journalistic roots. Freelancing for Foreign

Policy, he filed two long-form narrative features on the Syrian civil war. In a further journalistic venture, he published a three-part investigative series on the vigilante uprising against the Knights Templar drug cartel in Michoacán, Mexico, in Warscapes in April 2015.

Born in Mexico and raised in Texas, Dr. Schwartz has lived in over a dozen cities in nine countries on four continents. On a recent sojourn in Oaxaca, Mexico, he pursued his passion for early church architecture by motorcycling to scores of remote countryside villages, photographing colonial churches fissured by earthquakes and time and invoking the missionary past amid arcaded cloisters and frescoed walls. Perhaps someday Dr. Schwartz will muster a lecture on his experiences and, in so doing, incite our wanderlust to tread the Dominican paths taken by the heroes who introduced Christianity and European ways to the indigenous nations that till the mountains and valleys to this day. For the time being, he is occupied in cultivating Maltese airs and drafting an article on Pessoa’s prose masterpiece, Livro do Desasocego. Sifting, polishing and collecting in book form vignettes from his many travels, accumulated over twenty years, remain on the horizon.


  • TransLatin Joyce: Global Perspectives on Ibero-American Modernisms. Co-edited with Brian Price and César Salgado. Palgrave, 2014.
  • Archives, Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World. Co-edited with Sonja Mejcher-Atassi. Ashgate, 2012.


  • “The Politics and Poetics of the Museum in Ulysses.” Forthcoming in James Joyce Quarterly Vol. 53.3-4.
  • “Imperial Nostalgia: Jennings in the Footsteps of Pessoa.” Reprinted in People of the Archive: the Contribution of Hubert Jennings to Pessoan Studies (Lisbon: Gávea-Brown, October 2016).
  • “Imperial Nostalgia: Jennings in the Footsteps of Pessoa.” Special Jennings Issue of Pessoa Plural 8 (Autumn 2015).
  • “Reading and Writing a destiempo: the Figure of the Museum in Borges.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 92.3 (2015): 299-318.
  • “The Geopolitics of Modernist Impersonality: Pessoa’s Notes on Joyce.” In TransLatin Joyce: Global Perspectives on Ibero-American Modernisms. Palgrave, 2014. 36-77.
  • “Introduction: Challenges and Directions in an Emerging Field of Research” (with Sonja-Mejcher Atassi). In Archives, Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World. Eds. Sonja Mejcher-Atassi and John Pedro Schwartz. Ashgate, 2012. 1-33.
  • “‘To help the nation to save its soul’: Museum Purposes in James’s The Princess Casamassima.” Victorian Literature and Culture 38.1 (2010): 239-254.
  • “Writing in the Wild: A Paradigm for Mobile Composition” (with Olin Bjork). In Going Wireless: A Critical Exploration of Wireless and Mobile Technologies for Composition Teachers and Scholars. Ed. AmyC. Kimme Hea. Hampton Press, 2009. 223-237.
  • “Object Lessons: Teaching Multiliteracies through the Museum.” College English 71: 1 (September 2008). 27-47.
  • “‘In greater support of his word’: Monument and Museum Discourse in Finnegans Wake.” James Joyce Quarterly 44.1 (Fall 2006): 77-93.


Richard Gauvain

Richard Gauvain grew up in Britain and obtained his PhD, in Theology and Religious Studies, from the University of Glasgow in 2002. He spent six years teaching at the American University in Cairo before moving to the United Arab Emirates, where he taught at the American University of Dubai and served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. To date, Richard’s research has explored creative intersections between notions of religion and culture in the Middle East. He has focused, in particular, on reformist movements in Islam and has published a number of articles and a full monograph on the modern Egyptian Salafi movement. Richard can think of no better place than Malta – where religious histories, symbols and practices are so richly intertwined – to teach Comparative Religion.

Selected Publications and Conferences

  • Salafi Ritual Purity: In the Presence of God (London: Routledge, Kegan & Paul, 2013): http://www.routledge.com/books/Salafi-Ritual- Purity-isbn9780710313560 
  • The Response. Online translation of Al-Radd (2008), a compendium of fatwas by scholars of al-Azhar University commissioned by al-Hatef al-Islami: http://www.fixyourdeen.com/htm/final/TheResponse-EN.pdf

Book Chapters

  • “Nothing has Changed/Everything has Changed: Salafi Da‘wa in Egypt from Rashid Rida to “The Arab Spring.” Chapter in a forthcoming collection of essays, Itzchak Weissman and Jamal Badawi (eds.), to be published by Oxford University Press (2018).
  • “Egyptian Sufism Under the Hammer: A Preliminary Investigation into the Anti-Sufi Polemics of ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Wakil (1913-70).” Chapter in Sufis and Salafis in the Contemporary Age, Lloyd Ridgeon (ed.) (London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2015), pp. 33-57.
  • “Pure Blood and the Martyr: Ritual potential among modern Cairene Salafis.” Chapter in How Purity is Made, Petra Roesch and Udo Simon (eds.) (Heidelberg: Harrassowitz publishing house, 2012), pp. 285-308: http://www.harrassowitz-verlag.de/dzo/artikel/201/004/4089_201.pdf?t=1332848613.



  • “The Marvel of Islam: Reconciling Muslim Epistemologies through a New Islamic Origin Saga in Naif al-Mutawa’s The 99” (36 pages), co-authored with Dr. James Clements (AUD), The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, 26, 1, 2014, pp. 36-70: http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/p826388661510250/
  • “Salafism as a Problematic for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies,” Orient, III, 54, 2013, pp. 35-47: http://ffm-online.org/wp- content/uploads/2013/07/ORIENT-Juli- 2013.pdf
  • “Osama bin Laden as a Multi-Vocal Symbol,” Political Theology, 12, 5, 2011, pp. 713- 722: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/66180216/osama-bin- laden-as- multi-vocal-symbol
  • “Be Careful What You Wish For: Spotlight on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi movements after the uprising,” Political Theology, 12, 2, 2011, pp. 173-9: http://essential.metapress.com/content/36506308235111tk/
  • “Salafism in Cairo: Panacea or Pest?” Political Theology, 11, 6, 2010, pp. 802-25: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/56101378/salafism-modern- egypt-panacea-pest
  • “Ritual Weapons: Purity Practices in Cairo,” ISIM, 2007, pp. 40-2: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/17126“Ritual Rewards: A Consideration of Three Recent Approaches to Sunni Purity Law,” Islamic Law and Society, 12, 3, 2005, pp. 333-393:http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3399406?

Encyclopedia Entries


  • “Islam” (7000 words) entry in The Oxford Handbook of Ritual and Worship in the Hebrew Bible, Samuel Balentine (ed), Oxford University Press. Due publication Date: 2018.
  • “Islamic Rituals” (5000 words) and “Purity” (3000 words) entries in The Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics (EIB), Ayman Shabana (ed), Oxford University Press/Georgetown University. Due publication date: 2018.
  • “Salafism” (1000 words) and “Salafi Devotional Practices (2000 words)” entries in Mohammed in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God (2 volumes), Fitzpatrick and Walker (eds.), ABC Clio, 2014: https://books.google.ae/books/about/Muhammad_in_History_Thought_and_Culture.html?id=hSRTngEACAAJ&redir_esc=y
  • “Hadarah” (2000 word) entry in J.L. Esposito (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/browse, 2009. 

Conference Papers/Events (2011 onwards)

  • 2018 (June) “‘Hating in the Field’: navigating the perils of omniscient narrator-ship and auto-ethnography in modern Middle Eastern settings.”
  • 2018 (March) “Reflexivity and the Salafi Ethnographer.” Cornell University Ithaca, by invitation.
  • 2015 (November): “Ras al Khaimah in the UAE’s Heritage Narrative.” Chair of panel on “Social Sciences in the UAE.” Middlesex University, Dubai.
  • 2014 (November): “Ras al Khaimah: an Emirate in Transition.” Faculty Research Colloquium, AURAK.
  • 2014 (September): “The Devil is in the Detail – the significant of Iblis to Salafi performances of wudu.’” Goethe Institut/Frankfurt University, Kongress 2014, “Horizonte de Islamischen Theologie.”
  • 2014 (June): “Egyptian Salafi attitudes to Egypt's Christian Community: how the enclave crumbled.” Zayed University: CSSH Seminar.
  • 2014 (April): “A New Islamic Origin Tale: Reconciling Islamic Epistemologies in Naif al- Mutawa’s The 99.” Sharjah University (Joint Workshop with BRISMES): “Mapping Arabic Heritage.”
  • 2014 (March): “‘Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion’: preliminary observations on the nature of Muslim-Christian encounters in Dubai.” NYU (Abu Dhabi): “Luncheon Lecture.” (By invitation)
  • 2013 (October): “From Egypt with love: the effect of Egyptian Salafism on the Yemeni Salafi landscape.” Urbino International Conference: “A Window on Yemen.”
  • 2013 (March): “Egyptian Sufism Under the Hammer.” University of Glasgow: “Sufism and Salafism in the Contemporary Period.”
  • 2012 (April): “The Distinctive Characteristics of Egyptian Salafism.” Foreign Office, UK: “The Italy/UK Joint Conference on Salafism in the MENA Region.”
  • 2011 (August): Series of papers presented to the Ignatz-Bubis- Summerschool 2011 (“Ritual Purity in Various Religious Cultures”) of the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg, Germany.

Dr Ivan Grech (Malta)

Dr. Grech has studied History at the University of Malta and in 2017 successfully concluded his doctoral studies at the same university. The title of his PhD dissertation was ‘Hospitaller Malta’s Communication System with the Mediterranean World in the Early Seventeenth Century’. His research interests centre around Mediterranean maritime history, with a special focus on the interconnections of Hospitaller Malta (1530-1798) with the Mediterranean and continental Europe, and with Sicily and the Republic of Genoa in particular.

He has participated in History conferences and meetings in Genoa, Corfu, San Marino, Messina, Valencia, Pisa, Cohimbra, Greenwich, and Barcelona. He has published papers on Hospitaller Malta in Genoa, Malta, Pisa, San Marino, and Canada.

Dr. John Ryder

Provost Professor of Philosophy

Holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stony Brook University of the State University of New York (1982), and serves as the Provost and Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Malta. He has served previously as Professor of Philosophy and Provost at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (2012-2016), Rector of Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan (2010-2012), and for 30 years held a range of positions at the State University of New York, from Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Cortland to Director of the Office of International Programs and Director of the Center on Russia and the United States at the State University of New York System Administration. He is the author of nearly 100 books and articles, including The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism (2013) and Interpreting America: Russian and Soviet Studies of the History of American Thought (1999). He is the editor of American Philosophic Naturalism in the 20th Century (1994), and co-editor with Armen Marsoobian of The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy (2004). He is the co-founder and co-chair, with Emil Višňovský of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, of the Central European Pragmatist Forum, and he served from 2002 - 2012 as President of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy.

Selected Publications and Activities:


  • Making Our Way: An Outline of a Theory of Experience (under publisher’s review)
  • The Things in Heaven and Earth: An Essay in Pragmatic Naturalism, Fordham University Press, January 2013.
  • Interpreting America: Russian and Soviet Studies of the History of American Thought, Library of American Philosophy, Vanderbilt University Press, 1999.

Edited and Co-Edited Volumes

  • The Blackwell Guide to American Philosophy, with Armen Marsoobian, Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
  • American Philosophic Naturalism in the 20th Century, Prometheus Books, 1994

Articles and Reviews:

  • “Universities and Their Values”, in Eastward Bound: The Politics, Economics and Pedagogy of Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East, Kevin Gray, Stephen Keck, and Hassan Bashir editors, Lexington Books, forthcoming.
  • “Literary Modernism and Philosophical Pragmatism: Convergence and Divergence”, We Speak a Different Tongue: Maverick Voices and Modernity, 1890 -1939, Anthony Patterson, ed., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp. 21-34
  • “Judgment and Art”, Pragmatism Today, Vol. 6, No. 1, Summer 2015, pp. 45 – 52, http://www.pragmatismtoday.eu/summer2015/05%20Ryder.pdf
  • “Beyond Objectivism and Relativism (Again)”, in Confines of Democracy: Essays on the Philosophy of Richard Bernstein, edited by R. del Castillo, Á. M. Faerna & L. A. Hickman, Leiden: Brill Rodopi Press, 2015, pp. 81-92.
  • “Naturalisme pragmatiste et marxisme”, in Le pragmatisme comme philosophie sociale et politique, ed. Roberto Frega, Le Bord de l’eau: Lormont, France, 2015, pp. 157-202.
  • “Experience and Judgment: Political and Aesthetic”, in Beauty, Responsibility, and Politics. Ethical and Political Consequences of Pragmatist Aesthetics, Leszek Koczanowicz and Katarzyna Liszka eds., Rodopi Press, 2014, pp. 63-76.
  • ________ Polish translation, “Doświadczenie i sąd. Polityka a estetyka”, in Estetyka na żywo: pragmatyzm wobec sztuki, etyki i polityki, Wolciech Małecki and Leszek Koczanowicz, eds., Wydawnictwo Aureus, Kraków, 2015, pp. 147-164.
  • “Sensibilities and Beliefs”, in Pragmatism Today, Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter 2013, pp. 38-46, http://www.pragmatismtoday.eu/index.php?id=2013winter2.

Recent Presentations:

  • Invited Speaker, “Making Our Way”, Philosophy Sharing Society – Gozo, 12 January 2018
  • Invited Keynote Address, “Politics by Twitter: Political Communication, Digital Technology and The Pursuit of Common Interests”, Language and Communications: The Digital Challenge, Politechnic University of Timisoara, Romania, 30 – 31 March 2017.
  • Invited Annual Address, “Politics by Twitter: Is There a Problem of Social Communication?”, Philosophy Sharing Society, Malta, 8 March 2017
  • Invited Speaker, “Academic Freedom Abroad”, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Baltimore, MD, January 4-7, 2017

Selected Activities:

  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Central European Pragmatist Forum (CEPF) – 2000 – Present
  • The CEPF, co-founded with Emil Višňovský, of the Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, serves as a forum for philosophers from Europe and the US who have a scholarly interest in pragmatism and American philosophy in general. It holds biennial meetings, and has on its board representatives from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Russia, South Africa and the US.
  • President, Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM) - 2002 – 2012 AUDEM (1990 – 2015) was an organization founded established to facilitate institutional relationships between universities in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and those in the US and Western Europe.
  • Director, SUNY-Moscow State University Center on Russia and the US, 2002-2010


Khalid Bouhjar 

Assistant Professor Ph.D. Mathematics (Vrije University, Amsterdam)

Dr Bouhjar earned his MS and PhD from Vrije University, Amsterdam, Holland. Dr. Bouhjar has been teaching and conducting research in the field of mathematics at Florida State University, USA. He also held teaching and research positions in Qatar, Turkey and the Netherlands. His research interests include dual-process theory, topology and mathematical teaching methods.


  1. Bouhjar, K., Andrews-Larson, C., Haider, M., & Zandieh, M. Examining Students' Procedural and Conceptual Understanding of Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues in the Context of Inquiry- Oriented Instruction. In Sepideh Stewart, Christine Andrews-Larson, Avi Berman, & Michelle Zandieh (Eds.), Challenges and Strategies in Teaching Linear Algebra (18 pages). Springer. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-66811-6_9
  2. Bouhjar, K., Andrews-Larson, C., Haider, M., & Zandieh, M. (2017). Examining Students' Procedural and Conceptual Understanding of Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues in the Context of Inquiry-Oriented Instruction. In Aaron Weinberg, Chris Rasmussen, Jeffrey Rabin, Megan Wawro, & Stacy Brown (Eds.), Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 67-81). San Diego, CA. http://sigmaa.maa.org/rume/crume2017/Abstracts_Files/Papers/157.pdf.
  3. Whitacre I, Bouhjar K, Pierson Bishop J, Randolph A. Philipp, Bonnie P. Schappelle, & Lisa L. Lamb: Regular Numbers and Mathematical Worlds. For the Learning of Mathematics 36, 2 (July,2016) FLM Publishing Association Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1108719
  4. Haider, M., Bouhjar, K., Findley, K., Quea, R., Keegan, B., & Andrews-Larson, C. (2016). Using student reasoning to inform assessment development in linear algebra. In Tim Fukawa-Connelly, Nicole E. Infante, Megan Wawro, & Stacy Brown (Eds.), 19th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (pp. 163-177). Pittsburgh, PA. Retrieved from http://sigmaa.maa.org/rume/RUME19v3.pdf
  5. Bouhjar K, Dijkstra JJ. ”On the structure of n-point sets”. Israel Journal of Mathematics. 2003; 137: 321-354. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02785967
  6. Bouhjar K. “On the structure of n-point sets”. Ph.D. dissertation. Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam 2002. https://www.narcis.nl/publication/RecordID/oai:research.vu.nl:publications%2F7e2cb7a1-e449-4d13-8874-0b537fa70a24.
  7. Bouhjar K, Dijkstra JJ. and Mauldin R. D. “No n-point set is σ-compact”. Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 2001; 129: 621-622. http://www.ams.org/journals/proc/2001-129-02/S0002-9939-00-05869-X/S0002-9939-00-05869-X.pdf.
  8. Bouhjar K, Dijkstra JJ, and van Mill J. “Three-point sets”. Topology Applications. 2000; 112: 215-227. https://ac.els-cdn.com/S0166864199002321/1-s2.0-S0166864199002321-main.pdf?_tid=544506cc-0b35-11e8-8987 00000aacb361&acdnat=1517918611_86b1ede61a6452eee6cfeff2da8bf0f2.
  9. Bouhjar K, Jan van Mill. “The set of all extendible partial two-point sets is not Fσ”. U-Collection, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. 1999.
  10. Bouhjar K, Jan van Mill. “Two-point sets are zero-dimensional, a simple proof”. U-Collection, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. 1998.


Dr. Cevat IKIBAS

Cevat Ikibas is from Turkey. He received his Master’s degree from Syracuse University Computer & Information Science Department in 2001 and then started PhD studies in Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. He worked as a Research Assistant in Pervasive Technologies Labs at Indiana University between 2001 and 2004. He worked on some software development projects in the Pervasive Technology Labs. He continued and completed his PhD in 2012 in Computer Engineering Department of Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey. His PhD thesis is titled as “Detection of optic disc and macula and their evaluation in retinal fundus images”. His research area includes Medical Image processing, machine learning and related subjects. He taught Database Management Systems, Computer Systems and Computer Graphics Lab. courses at Karadeniz Technical University. He believes in that learning is achieved by interaction between students and professors and communication is a vital part of learning processes.

 As part of his IT experience, he worked in Turk Telekom, the leading Telecom operator of Turkey in terms of mobile, fixed line and data services, as a Project Manager and then as a Department Manager of Resource and Inventory Management, under Information Technology Directorate between 2010 and 2017. He was part of many software development projects in variety of roles such as project manager, program manager or Solution manager in Turk Telekom. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certificates which are related with project management and software development processes.

He was appointed as an Assistant professor of Computer Science in American University of Malta as of August 2017. He taught introduction to computing class in Fall 2017. He teaches Computer science related courses such as programming C++, algorithms, data structures in game development program. He was also appointed as Director of Information Technology in January 2018 with teaching responsibilities.

Selected publication

Journal Publications

· Cemal köse, İbrahim Alp and Cevat İkibaş, Statistical methods for segmentation and quantification of minerals in ore microscopy, Minerals Engineering, Vol.: 30, pp: 9–32, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.mineng. 2012.01.008.

·  Cemal Köse, Cevat İkibaş, A Personal Identification System Using Retinal Vasculature in Retinal Fundus Images, Expert Systems with Applications (May 2011) doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2011.04.141

· Cemal Köse, Uğur Şevik, Cevat İkibaş, and Hidayet Erdöl, Simple methods for segmentation and measurement of diabetic retinopathy lesions in retinal fundus images, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine doi:10.1016/j.cmpb. 2011.06.007

· C. Köse and C. İkibaş, Statistical Techniques for Detection of Optic Disc and Macula and Measurement of Some Parameters in Retinal Fundus Images, JMBE: Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, Vol.: 36:6, pp: 395-404, 2011. doi: 10.5405/jmbe.724.

· Cemal Köse, Uğur Şevik, Okyay Gençalioğlu, Cevat İkibaş and Temel Kayıkıçıoğlu, A Statistical Segmentation Method for Measuring Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Retinal Fundus Images, Journal of Medical Systems,2008, doi-10.1007/s10916-008-9210-4

Conference Publications

· Dizdaroglu, B., Ikibas, C., A Seamless Image Editing Technique Using Color Information, IPCV'09: International Conf. on Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas-USA

· Zafer YAVUZ, Cevat İKİBAŞ, Uğur ŞEVİK, Cemal KÖSE, "A Method for Automatic Optic Disc Extraction in Retinal Fundus Images", IATS09 - 5th International Advanced Technologies Symposium, pp. 93-98, May 2009, Karabuk-Turkey.

· Uğur ŞEVİK, Cemal Köse, Hidayet Erdöl, Zafer Yavuz, Cevat İkibaş, "Comparing The Results of Statistics and Region Growing Segmentation Methods for Age-Related Macula Degeneration in Retina", IATS09 - 5th International Advanced Technologies Symposium, pp. 98-103, May 2009, Karabuk-Turkey

· Cemal Köse, Cevat İkibas, Segmentation of Coronary Vessel Structures in X-ray Angiogram Images byUsing Spatial Pattern Matching Method, , ISCIS, October 2008,Istanbul-Turkey

· Cemal Köse, Cevat İkibas, Mehmet Bilsay Karadeniz, Interactive visualization of large-scale time-varying volume data over networked computer, The Second International Conference-Problems of Cybernetics and Informatics, 10-12 September 2008, Baku-Azerbaycan

· Cemal Köse, Cevat İkibas, Extraction of coronary vessel structures in low quality x-ray angiogram images, The Second International Conference-Problems of Cybernetics and Informatics, 10-12 September 2008, Baku-Azerbaycan 

Khaled El-Zayyat 

Dr. El-Zayyat earned his PhD from the University of Nevada – Reno, USA in 1994. Prior to joining AUM, He held teaching and administrative positions at DePaul University in Chicago. He was the Associated Director for Regional Initiatives for the MENA region for DePaul University. He supervised the dual degree graduate programs for DePaul University in Jordan. He has been teaching engineering and computer sciences classes in the field of computer networks for the last twenty years. His research interests include routing algorithms for collective communication for interconnection networks, balancing traffic load in path-based multicast communication, evaluation and performance of noisy Ad Hoc mobile networks, and network security.

Published Papers

1. K. El-Zayyat and H. Al-Bahadli, Performance Evaluation of the TSS Node Authentication Scheme in Noisy MANETs, International Journal of Network Security (IJNS), vol. 12, pages 88-96, 1/2013

2. K. El-Zayyat and H. Al-Bahadli, A Novel Neighbor Weight-Based Trust Determination Model for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, International Conference on Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (TMFCS-10), Florida, USA, 7/2010

3. K. El-Zayyat and I Ajarmeh, “Hybrid Leaning Model”, accepted for publication at the 5th Congress of Scientific Research Outlook and Technology Development, Fez, Morocco, 10/2008

4. K. El-Zayyat and F. Al-Aker, “Linear Time In-Place Radix Sorting”, International Conference on Scientific Computing, CSC’06,pp 533-540, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2006

5. K. El-Zayyat, M. Ould-Khaoua and A. Al Bubai, Towards scalable collective communication for multicomputer interconnection networks” Information Science Journal, volume 163, issue 4, pp293-306, June/2004

6. K. El-Zayyat, A. Al Bubai and M. Ould-Khaoua, ” On Balancing Traffic Load in Path-Based Multicast Communication”, The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, SPECTS '03, San Diego, California, 2003

7. K. El Zayyat, I. Ababneh, and A. AL Dubai, “A New Routing Approach for Collective Communication in Interconnection Networks”, Association for Advancement of Modeling & Simulation Techniques in Enterprises (AMSE), vol. 5, No. 3, pp21-32, France, 2003

8. K. El Zayyat, and S. Abu Shaar, ”System: A Knowledge Descriptive Language for Control Applications: The Language Implementation”, Association for Advancement of Modeling & Simulation Techniques in Enterprises (AMSE), vol. 55, No.3, pp14-36, France, 2001

9. K. El Zayyat, and S. Abu Shaar,” System: A Knowledge Descriptive Language for Control Applications: The Language Implementation”, Association for Advancement of Modeling & Simulation Techniques in Enterprises (AMSE), vol. 55, No.3, pp14-36, France, 2001

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