Fadi.jpg Fadi A. Aloul, Ph.D., CISSP

Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Director of the HP Institute
American University of Sharjah (AUS), UAE
Founder of the AUS Computer Security Lab
Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Fellow

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Winner of the Prestigious 2009 H.H. Sheikh Khalifa, UAE's President, Award for Higher Education
(Awarded annually to one faculty from all UAE Universities for excellence in teaching, research, and service)

Winner of the Prestigious 2013 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers
(Awarded annually to one faculty from the Arab World - category: Mathematics & Information Technology)

Winner of the Prestigious 2010-2011 Excellence in Teaching Award
(Awarded annually to one faculty from the College of Engineering at AUS)

Winner of the Prestigious 2008 Microsoft Imagine Cup Gulf Competition
(An annual competition which brings together young technologists to help resolve some of the world's toughest challenges)

Dr. Aloul received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. His research interests include Cyber Security, Design Automation and Optimization (His research summary can be found here).

Dr. Aloul is currently the Director of the HP Institute at AUS, the only HP Institute in the Middle East. The institute offers technology certifications in essential IT segments such as Networks, Servers & Storage, Connected Devices, and Cloud Computing. More information about the HP Institute can be found at http://www.aus.edu/hpi

Dr. Aloul is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a freelance security consultant and specialized in giving Cyber security awareness sessions to general audience, in addition to advanced Cyber security courses to experts. He is currently serving on the advisory board of Shifra FZ LLC (Security Solutions Company). Dr. Aloul is one of the leading researchers in studying the general Cyber security awareness in UAE. He is also a frequent speaker at many international security conferences and guest editor of various security & technology articles in local media.

In 2013, Dr. Aloul founded and organized the 1st UAE Cyber Security Boot Camp which offers security awareness to "general computer" users (Students and Professionals). More information about the camp can be found at http://www.UAECyberAcademy.com

UAE Wireless Security (WarDrive) Project

UAE Phishing Security Project

Latest News
Jun 2014 - Awarded an early promotion to Full Professor rank.
Jun 2014 - My interview with Al Jazeera TV about Middle East Cyber Crimes. Click here for the video.
Jun 2014 - My interview with Al Dafrah TV about the UAE Cyber Security Boot Camp. Click here for the video.
Jun 2013 - UAE Cyber Security Boot Camp will be offered in June 2014. Click here for course info and registration.
May 2014 - Recent articles on our COPD Detection Phone Application. Khaleej and TheNational Newspaper
May 2014 - Check out the video of the 11th NGN110 Light Weight Dome Competition. Click here for video.
May 2014 - My undergraduate team wins 4 amazing awards on their COPD health application.
Feb 2014 - Recent articles on our Accident Detection Smart Phone Application. Khaleej and TheNational Newspaper
Dec 2013 - Video highlighting the past 9 NGN110 (Intro to Engineering) Competitions. Click here.
Nov 2013 - Presented the Inauguration Talk of the Spectrum Science Fair at the GEMS Modern Academy School.
Oct 2013 - My interview with Financial Times about Middle East Cyber Crimes. Click here for the article.
Oct 2013 - My interview with Gulf News about World Teachers' Day. Click here for the article.
Jul 2013 - My interview with Dubai Eye radio about Innovation & Security. Click here to listen.
Jun 2013 - Won the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers.
Apr 2013 - My interview with Dubai Eye radio about AUS. Click here to listen.
Apr 2013 - AUS team wins 1st Place in Emirates Skills Programming Competition. Read more about it in: TheNational Newspaper.
Jan 2013 - Selected to serve on the Advisory Board of UAE's Advanced National Research and Education Network (ANKABUT).
Nov 2012 - Giving a talk at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Khalifa University (KUSTAR).
Sep 2012 - Will be judging at the Sharjah Startup Weekend Entrepreneurship Event.
May 2012 - My undergraduate team wins 6 amazing awards on their Sleep Apnea Monitoring (SAM) application.
Feb 2012 - Organizing the 5th IEEE Made in UAE Competition - Deadline is April 15. Click here for more information.
Jan 2012 - Working with my research group on a mobile Sleep Apnea detection application. Read more about it in: TheNational Newspaper and Khaleej Newspaper.
Apr 2011 - Will be giving a 5-days CISSP Security workshop in April 2011. Click here for course information and registration.
Nov 2010 - A security awareness phishing experiment conducted at AUS by my research group. Click here for the results. Published in: TheNational Newspaper and Khaleej Newspaper.
Oct 2010 - Organizing the 1st Graduate Forum @ the 2011 IEEE GCC Conference - Deadline is November 12. Click here for more information.
Jun 2009 - I was recently featured in Gulf News's Friday Magazine. Click here to read the article.


Invited Talks, Tutorials, Conference Organization, Community Service, Awards, Teaching, Education, Publications, Patents, Tools, News
Research Summary, Students, SAT Benchmarks, Wireless Security, Phishing Security, NGN110 Course


Professional Activities
  • Invited Speaker/Panelist on
    • Cyber Security & Privacy @ Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF'14), Marrakech, Morocco, May 2014.
    • Cyber Security & Privacy @ AUS School of Business and Management (AUS'14), Sharjah, UAE, April 2014.
    • Security Awareness @ GCC Digital Security Forum (GDSF'14), Doha, Qatar, February 2014.
    • Mobile Security @ Meet ICT Bahrain (MeetICT'13), Manama, Bahrain, December 2013.
    • Security Awareness @ Middle East Energy Security Forum (MEESEC'13), Dubai, UAE, November 2013.
    • Innovative Education @ GEMS Modern Academy - Spectrum Science Fair (GEMS'13), Dubai, UAE, November 2013. (Inauguration Talk)
    • Security Awareness @ Etisalat Academy – Business & Technology Breakfast (Etisalat'13), Dubai, UAE, September 2013.
    • Security Awareness @ Middle East Homeland Security Summit (HSS'13), Doha, Qatar, September 2013.
    • Cyber Security & Diplomacy @ Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR'13), Dubai, UAE, August 2013.
    • Innovative Education @ eShabab - Innovation in Technology Conference (eShabab'13), Manama, Bahrain, July 2013.
    • Security Awareness @ NSF US-Egypt Cyber Security Workshop (US-Egypt'13), Cairo, Egypt, May 2013.
    • Energy Security @ Global Energy Security Conference (GESC'13), Dubai, UAE, May 2013.
    • Privacy @ Big Data Systems, Applications and Privacy Conference (BigData'13), Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2013.
    • Security Awareness @ AUS School of Business and Management (AUS'13), Sharjah, UAE, March 2013.
    • Social Media & Creative Technologies @ AUS Business Forum (ABF'13), Sharjah, UAE, March 2013.
    • Social Media & Mobile Security @ Chief Information Security Officer Middle East Summit (CISO'13), Dubai, UAE, February 2013.
    • High Performance Computing @ Ankabut User's Meeting (Ankabut'13), Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 2013.
    • Energy Security @ Middle East Energy Security Forum (MEESEC'12), Dubai, UAE, December 2012.
    • Security Awareness @ IT for Government (ITGov'12), Dubai, UAE, November 2012.
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ Khalifa University (KUSTAR'12), Sharjah, UAE, November 2012.
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ American University of Beirut (AUB'12), Beirut, Lebanon, October 2012.
    • Energy Security @ Middle East Energy Security Forum (MEESEC'12), Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2012.
    • Security Awareness @ Middle East Homeland Security Summit (HSS'12), Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2012.
    • Cloud Security @ Data Center & Cloud Computing Technologies Workshop (DCCCT'12), Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2012.
    • Cloud Security @ Cloud Computing Imperative (Cloud'12), Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2012.
    • Security Awareness @ Chief Information Security Officer Middle East Summit (CISO'12), Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 2012.
    • Security Awareness @ IT for Government (ITGov'11), Dubai, UAE, October 2011.
    • Banking Security @ Cyber Defence Summit (CDS'11), Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 2011.
    • Effective Oral Presentations & Security Awareness @ Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Company Summer Camp (ATIC'11), Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 2011.
    • Mobile Security @ Planet of the Apps Arabia (Apps'10), Dubai, UAE, April 2011.
    • Effective Oral Presentations & Security Awareness @ IEEE Middle East Student Branch Congress (ME-SBC'11), Doha, Qatar, March 2011. (Keynote Speaker)
    • Energy Security @ Annual Security for Energy Infrastructure Summit (SEI'10), Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 2010.
    • Security Awareness @ E-Crime Congress (E-Crime'10), Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 2010.
    • Social Media Security @ Social Media Security Awareness Forum, Sharjah, UAE, November 2010.
    • Cyber Crime Laws @ Arab ICT Legal and Legislation Forum (LETS'10), Beirut, Lebanon, November 2010.
    • Security Awareness @ Network Security Conference (SCS'10), Aleppo, Syria, October 2010. (Keynote Speaker)
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ University of Sharjah (UoS'10), UAE, March 2010.
    • Wireless Security @ Gulf University (GU'10), Aleppo, Syria, March 2010.
    • Corporate Security @ Managing Corporate Security in Turbulent Times (Kavaq'10), Dubai, UAE, March 2010.
    • Security Awareness @ Cyber Defence Summit Middle East (CDS'09), Dubai, UAE, March 2009.
    • Cyber Crime Laws @ Legal and Legislative Structure of Electronic Transactions in The Arab Countries Forum (LETS'09), Beirut, Lebanon, February 2009.
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ IEEE International Design and Test Workshop (IDT'08), Monastir, Tunisia, December 2008. (Keynote Speaker)
    • Wireless Security @ Middle East IT Security Conference (MEITSEC'08), Dubai, UAE, November 2008.
    • Wireless Security @ National Security Summit Middle East (NSS'08), Dubai, UAE, October 2008.
    • Wireless Security @ Hacker Halted Conference (H@cker|Halted'08), Dubai, UAE, October 2008.
    • Wireless Security @ ICT Security Forum (ICT'08), Damascus, Syria, July 2008.
    • E-Commerce Security @ E-Commerce Middle East Summit (E-Commerce'08), Dubai, UAE, May 2008.
    • Security Awareness @ Middle East IT Security Conference (MEITSEC'07), Sharjah, UAE, November 2007.
    • Security Awareness @ Pakistan's Cyber Security Conference (PAKCON'07), Karachi, Pakistan, July 2007.
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, January 2007.
    • Symmetries in SAT @ Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, July 2005.
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2005.
    • Symmetries in SAT @ Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, December 2003.
    • Advances in SAT @ Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, May 2003.
  • Invited Tutorialist on
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ 20th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS'13), Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013.
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ 21st IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics (ICM'09), Marrakech, Morocco, 2009.
    • SAT Algorithms & Applications @ IEEE International Workshop for Design and Test (IDT'09), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2009.
    • Symmetries in SAT @ IEEE International Symmetry Conference (ISC'07), Edinburgh, Scotland, 2007.
    • Network Security @ IEEE Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'06), Dubai, UAE, 2006.
    • Advanced SAT Algorithms @ International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO'05), Sharjah, UAE, 2005.
  • Conference Organization
    • Session Chair at the 7th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, (GCC'13), Doha, Qatar, 2013.
    • Publicity Chair at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Industrial Informatics, (ICCSII'12), Sharjah, UAE, 2012.
    • GOLD Chair at the 6th IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, (GCC'11), Dubai, UAE, 2011.
    • Session Chair at the IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, (MELECON'10), Valletta, Malta, 2010.
    • Session Chair at the IEEE International Conference on Engineering Systems Management and Applications, (ICESMA'10), Sharjah, UAE, 2010.
    • Track Chair (Computer Engineering) at the IEEE International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization, (ICMSAO'09), Sharjah, UAE, 2009.
    • Co-Chair of the 8th International Workshop on Symmetry and Constraint Satisfaction Problems, (SymCon'08), Sydney, Australia, 2008.
    • Local Organizer at the 7th International Conference on New Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques, (SoMeT'08), Sharjah, UAE, 2008.
    • Local Organizer & Session Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, (AICCSA'06), Sharjah, UAE, 2006.
    • A/V Chair of the ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis (IWLS'03), Anaheim, California, 2003.
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of
    • 9th Southern Programmable Logic Conference (SPL'14), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014.
    • 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA'14), Doha, Qatar, 2014.
    • 17th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'14), San Francisco, CA, 2014.
    • 8thIEEE Int'l Conference on Design and Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era (DTIS'13), Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013.
    • 16th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'13), Austin, TX, 2013.
    • IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Industrial Informatics (ICCSII'12), Sharjah, UAE, 2012.
    • Int'l Conference on Information Integration and Web Based Applications & Services (iiWAS'12), Bali, Indonesia, 2012.
    • 15th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'12), San Francisco, CA, 2012.
    • 8th Southern Programmable Logic Conference (SPL'12), Bento Gonlves, Brazil, 2012.
    • 3rd IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS'12), Tangier, Morocco, 2012.
    • 6th IEEE International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST'11), Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2011.
    • 14th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'11), San Diego, CA, 2011.
    • 7th Southern Programmable Logic Conference (SPL'11), Cordoba, Argentina, 2011.
    • Saudi International Electronics, Communications and Photonics Conference (SIECPC'11), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2011.
    • 2nd International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS'11), Ouarzazate, Morocco, 2011.
    • 8th International Conference on Advanced in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MOMM'10), Paris, France, 2010.
    • 13th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'10), Anaheim, CA, 2010.
    • 6th Southern Programmable Logic Conference (SPL'10), Ipojuca, Brazil, 2010.
    • International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Information Technology Southern (MCIT'10), Sharjah, UAE, 2010.
    • 6th IEEE Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'09), Al-Ain, UAE, 2009.
    • 9th International Workshop on Symmetry and Constraint Satisfaction Problems (SymCon'09), Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.
    • 12th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'09), San Francisco, CA, 2009.
    • 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'09), Pasadena, California, 2009
    • 5th Southern Programmable Logic Conference (SPL'09), Sao Carlos, Brazil, 2009
    • IEEE GCC Conference (GCC'09), Kuwait, 2009
    • IEEE International Conference on Information Science, Technology and Applications (ISTA'09), Kuwait, 2009
    • 11th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'08), Anaheim, CA, 2008.
    • IEEE International Design and Test Workshop (IDT'08), Monastir, Tunis, 2008.
    • 8th International Workshop on Symmetry and Constraint Satisfaction Problems (SymCon'08), Sydney, Australia, 2008.
    • IEEE Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'08), Al-Ain, UAE, 2008.
    • 10th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'07), San Diego, CA, 2007.
    • IEEE International Design and Test Workshop (IDT'07), Cairo, Egypt, 2007.
    • 7th International Workshop on Symmetry and Constraint Satisfaction Problems (SymCon'07), Providence, RI, 2007.
    • IEEE Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'07), Dubai, UAE, 2007.
    • IEEE Innovations in Information Technology (IIT'06), Dubai, UAE, 2006.
    • 9th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'06), San Francisco, CA, 2006.
    • ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis (IWLS'06), Vail, Colorado, 2006.
    • 8th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT'05), St. Andrews, Scotland, 2005.
    • 8th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'05), Anaheim, CA, 2005.
    • International Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks (ISWSN'05), Bahrain, 2005.
    • ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis (IWLS'05), Lake Arrowhead, CA, 2005.
    • 7th ACM/SIGDA PhD Forum at the Design Automation Conference (DAC'04), San Diego, CA, 2004.
    • ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis (IWLS'04), San Diego, CA, 2004.
    • 6th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT'03), Portofino, Italy, 2003.
    • 5th International Workshop on Soft Constraints (CP03-SOFT), County Cork, Ireland, 2003.
    • ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis (IWLS'03), Anaheim, CA, 2003.
  • Community Service
    • Advisory Board Member of UAE's Advanced National Research and Education Network (ANKABUT), UAE, 2013-2014.
    • Steering Committee Member at the Engineering Student Ethics Competition (ESEC), Sharjah, UAE, 2013-2014.
    • Advisory Panel Member of the Middle East Energy Security Forum (MEESEC), 2013-2014.
    • Advisory Panel Member of the Kingdom Cyber Security Forum (KCSF), 2014.
    • Advisory Panel Member of the Middle East Homeland Security Summit (HSS), 2013.
    • Organizer of the UAE Cyber Security Boot Camp (CSC), UAE, 2013-2014.
    • Organizer of the AUS NGN110 Introduction to Engineering Competition (NGN), UAE, 2009-2014. (Click here for videos and competition goals).
    • Organizer of the IEEE Made in UAE Competition (MIU), UAE, 2007-2012.
    • Organizer of the IEEE GCC Graduate Forum (GCC-GF), UAE, 2011.
    • Co-Organizer of the Information Communication Research Forum (ICTRF), Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-2014.
    • Co-Organizer of the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia (AMO), UAE, 2011-2013.
    • Judge at the Emirates Skills - Web Security Competition (EmiratesSkills), UAE, 2013.
    • Judge at the Sharjah Startup Weekend Entrepreneurship Event (ShjSW), Sharjah, UAE, 2012.
    • Judge at the Engineering Student Ethics Competition (ESEC), Sharjah, UAE, 2012.
    • Judge at the RedBull Paper Plane Contest (RedBull), Sharjah, UAE, 2012.
    • Judge at the Microsoft Imagine Cup Gulf Competition (IC), Dubai, UAE, 2010.
    • Judge at the ASTF Made in Arab World Competition (MIA), Cairo, Egypt, 2007, 2009.
    • GOLD Chair of the UAE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Association (IEEE), UAE, 2005-2013.
    • Mentor at the DemoCamp Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference (DemoCamp), Dubai, UAE, 2010.

Awards
Teaching
  • Courses taught at the American University of Sharjah (AUS):

    • NGN110 - Introduction to Engineering & Computing (~750 students/year - Course Coordinator) -- (Click here for course info & competition videos).
    • COE210 - Programming I (C++).
    • COE221 - Digital Systems.
    • COE381 - Operating Systems.
    • COE444 - Computer Security (Course Founder).
    • COE631 - Advanced Computer & Network Security (Course Founder).

  • List of advised undergraduate Senior Design Projects (click here)

Education
  • Post-Doc 2003 - Computer Science & Engineering - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • Ph.D. 2003 - Computer Science & Engineering - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • M.S. 1999 - Computer Science & Engineering - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (GPA 3.82/4.0)
  • B.S. 1997 - Electrical Engineering - Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, USA (GPA 4.0/4.0 - Summa Cum Laude)

Publications -

Click here for the research summary.

Journals:
  1. Classifying Obstructive Sleep Apnea Using Smartphones
    M. Al-Mardini, F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, and L. Al-Husseini
    to appear in Elsevier Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2014.

  2. Real Traffic Logs Creation for Testing Intrusion Detection Systems
    M. Al-Tamimi, W. El-Hajj and F. Aloul
    to appear in Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCM), Wiley InterScience, 2014.

  3. A Case Study of a College-Wide First-Year Undergraduate Engineering Course
    F. Aloul, I. Zualkernan, G. Husseini, A. El-Hag, and Y. Al-Assaf
    to appear in the European Journal of Engineering Education, 2014.

  4. Optimizing Complex Cluster Formation in MANETs using SAT/ILP Techniques
    S. Zahidi, F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon and W. El-Hajj
    IEEE Sensors Journal, 13(6), 2400-2412, June 2013.

  5. Solving the Employee Timetabling Problem Using Advanced SAT & ILP Techniques
    F. Aloul, S. Zahidi, A. Al-Farra, B. Al-Roh and B. Al-Rawi
    Journal of Computers (JCP), 8(4), 851-858, 2013.

  6. Smart Grid Security: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Solutions
    F. Aloul, A. R. Al-Ali, R. Al-Dalky, M. Al-Mardini and W. El-Hajj
    International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy (IJSGCE), 1-6, September 2012.

  7. The Need for Effective Information Security Awareness
    F. Aloul
    Journal of Advances in Information Technology (JAIT), 3(3), 176-183, August 2012.

  8. Teambuilding, Innovation And The Engineering Communication Interface
    D. Prescott, T. El-Sakran, L. Albasha, F. Aloul, and Y. Al-Assaf
    American Journal of Engineering Education (AJEE), 3(1), 29-40, 2012.

  9. Engineering Communication Interface: An Engineering Multidisciplinary Project
    D. Prescott, T. El-Sakran, L. Albasha, F. Aloul, and Y. Al-Assaf
    Journal of US-China Education Review, 1(7), 936-945, December 2011.

  10. Multipath Detection Using Boolean Satisfiability Techniques
    F. Aloul and M. El Tarhuni
    Journal of Computer Networks and Communications (JCNC), vol. 2011, Article ID 365107, 2011.

  11. Using SAT-Based Techniques in Low Power State Assignment
    A. Sagahyroon, F. Aloul, and A. Sudnitson
    Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers (JCSC), World Scientific, 20(8), 1605-1618, December 2011.

  12. M-Stock: Efficient Stock Monitoring for Mobile Users
    F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, N. Salem, O. Al-Omar, S. Shehada, B. Al-Rawi
    Elsevier Journal of the Franklin Institute, 348(7), 1298-1311, September 2011.

  13. Monitoring Patients' Signs Wirelessly
    A. Sagahyroon, F. Aloul, A. Al-Ali, M. Bahrololoum, F. Makhsoos, and N. Hussein
    Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics (JMIHI), 1(3), 252-255, September 2011.

  14. Updating Snort with a Customized Controller to Thwart Port Scanning
    W. Hajj, H. Hajj, Z. Trabelso, and F. Aloul
    Security and Communication Networks (SCN), Wiley InterScience, 4(8), 807-814, August 2011.

  15. Using SAT-Based Techniques in Test Vectors Generation
    F. Aloul and A. Sagahyroon
    Journal of Advances in Information Technology (JAIT), Academy Publishers, 1(4), 153-162, November 2010.

  16. Mobile GPRS-Sensors Array for Air Pollution Monitoring
    A. Al-Ali, I. Zualkernan, and F. Aloul
    IEEE Sensors Journal, 10(10), 1666-1671, October 2010.

  17. Symmetry in Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul
    Symmetry, 2(2), 1121-1134, June 2010.

  18. Dynamic Symmetry-Breaking for Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AMAI), Springer, 57(1), 59-73, 2010.

  19. Multi Factor Authentication Using Mobile Phones
    F. Aloul, S. Zahidi, and W. El-Hajj
    International Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science (IJMCS), 4(2), 65-80, 2009.

  20. Symmetry-Breaking for Pseudo-Boolean Formulas
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA), vol. 12, article 1.3, June 2008.

  21. Solution and Optimization of Systems of Pseudo-Boolean Constraints
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), 56(10), 1415-1424, October 2007.

  22. Using SAT-Based Techniques in Power Estimation
    A. Sagahyroon and F. Aloul
    Elsevier Microelectronics Journal (MEJ), vol. 38, issues 6-7, 706-715, June-July 2007.

  23. Routing in Optical and Non-Optical Networks using Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul, B. Al-Rawi, and M. Aboelaze
    Journal of Communications (JCM), Academy Publishers, 2(4), 49-56, June 2007.

  24. The Synthesis of Dependable Communication Networks for Automotive Systems
    N. Kandasamy and F. Aloul
    SAE Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars – Electronic and Electrical Systems, 2006-01-1333, V115-7, 667-674, March 2007.
    ISBN Number: 978-0-7680-1839-4

  25. Breaking Instance-Independent Symmetries in Exact Graph Coloring
    A. Ramani, F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Volume 26, 289-322, August 2006.

  26. Efficient Symmetry Breaking for Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul, K. Sakallah, and I. Markov
    IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), 55(5), 549-558, May 2006.

  27. Search Techniques for SAT-based Boolean Optimization
    F. Aloul
    Elsevier Journal of the Franklin Institute, Volume 343, Issues 5-6, 436-447, 2006.

  28. MINCE: A Static Global Variable-Ordering Heuristic for SAT Search and BDD Manipulation
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS), 10(12), 1562-1596, Dec. 2004.

  29. A Comparative Study of Two Boolean Formulations of FPGA Detailed Routing Constraints
    G. Nam, F. Aloul, K. Sakallah, and R. Rutenbar
    IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), 53(6), 688-696, June 2004.

  30. Solving Difficult Instances of Boolean Satisfiability in the Presence of Symmetry
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design (TCAD), 22(9), 1117-1137, Sept. 2003.

  31. Satometer: How Much Have We Searched?
    F. Aloul, B. Sierawski, and K. Sakallah
    IEEE Transactions on Computer Aided Design (TCAD), 22(8), 995-1004, Aug. 2003.
    Nominated for Best Paper Award.


Book Chapters:
  1. Sensor Deployment for Failure Diagnosis in Networked Aerial Robots: A Satisfiability-Based Approach
    F. Aloul and N. Kandasamy
    Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS), SAT 2007, vol. 4501, Springer, 369-376, May 2007.
    ISBN: 978-3-540-72787-3.

  2. Pollution Mapper for Urban Gulf Cities
    M. AbuJayyab, S. Al-Ahdab, M. Taji, Z. Al-Hamdani, F. Aloul
    Youth and Environment Research, Gulf Research Center, 59-64, December 2006.
    ISBN 9948-432-67-3

  3. Robust SAT-Based Search Algorithm for Leakage Power Reduction
    F. Aloul, S. Hassoun, K. Sakallah, and D. Blaauw
    Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS), PATMOS 2002, vol. 2451, Springer, 167-177, 2002.
    ISBN 3-540-44143-3


Conferences and Workshops:
  1. On The Use of Smartphones for Detecting Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    M. Al-Mardini, F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, and L. Husseini
    13thIEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE), Chania, Greece, 1-4, November 2013.

  2. A SAT-Based Approach to Solve the Faculty Course Scheduling Problem
    F. Aloul, I. Zabalawi, and A. Wasfy
    IEEE AFRICON Conference, Mauritius, September 2013.

  3. Framework for Creating Realistic Port Scanning Benchmarks
    M. Al-Tamimi, W. El-Hajj and F. Aloul
    9thIEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Cagliari-Sardinia, Italy, 1114-1119, July 2013.

  4. Towards Understanding Phishing Victims' Profile
    A. Darwish, A. El Zarka and F. Aloul
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Industrial Informatics (ICCSII), Dubai, UAE, 1-5, December 2012.

  5. Sleep Apnea Monitoring Using Mobile Phones
    S. Alqassim, M. Ganesh, S. Khoja, M. Zaidi, F. Aloul and A. Sagahyroon
    14thIEEE International Conference on E-Health Networking, Application and Services (HealthCom), Beijing, China, 443-446, October 2012.

  6. Using SAT & ILP Techniques to Solve Enhanced ILP Formulations of the Clustering Problem in MANETS
    S. Zahidi, F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, and W. El-Hajj
    8thIEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Cyprus, August 2012.

  7. Solving the Clustering Problem in MANETS Using SAT & ILP Techniques
    S. Zahidi, F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, and W. El-Hajj
    11thIEEE International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and their Applications (ISSPA), Montreal, Canada, July 2012.

  8. GuideME: An Effective RFID-Based Traffic Monitoring System
    F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, A. Nahle, M. Abou Dehn and R. Al Anani
    International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (ACSE), Phuket, Thailand, March 2012.

  9. Teaching and Learning Professional Communication Skills Through Engineering Multidisciplinary Projects (EMDPS)
    T. El-Sakran, D. Prescott, F. Aloul, L. AlBasha and Y. Al-Assaf
    Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC), Belfast, UK, October 2011.

  10. Teaching, Innovation and the Engineering Communication Interface
    D. Prescott, T. El-Sakran, L. AlBasha, F. Aloul and Y. Al-Assaf
    The Clute Institute European Academic Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 2011.

  11. A Case Study of a College-Wide First Year Undergraduate Engineering Course
    F. Aloul, I. Zualkernan, A. El-Hag, G. Husseini and Y. Al-Assaf
    IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 179-184, Amman, Jordan, April 2011.

  12. Monitoring Patients' Signs Wirelessly
    A. Sagahyroon, F. Aloul, A. Al-Ali, M. Bahrololoum, F. Makhsoos and N. Hussein
    IEEE Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering (MECBME), Sharjah, UAE, 283-286, February 2011.

  13. Contextualizing cross-discipline teaching and learning through Engineering Multidisciplinary Projects (EMDPs)
    T. El-Sakran, D. Prescott, F. Aloul, L. AlBasha and Y. Al-Assaf
    International Conference on Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ETLHE), Beirut, Lebanon, December 2010.

  14. Engineering communication interface: an engineering multidisciplinary project
    D. Prescott, T. El-Sakran, L. AlBasha, F. Aloul and Y. Al-Assaf
    International Conference on Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ETLHE), Beirut, Lebanon, December 2010.

  15. Information Security Awareness in UAE: A Survey Paper
    F. Aloul
    IEEE International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST), London, UK, 1-6, November 2010.

  16. A Multipath Detection Scheme Using SAT
    M. Tarhuni and F. Aloul
    IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 1-5, May 2010.

  17. Using SAT Techniques in Dynamic Burn-in Vector Generation
    F. Aloul and A. Sagahyroon
    15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Valletta, Malta, 1448-1452, April 2010.

  18. Low Power State Assignment Using ILP Techniques
    A. Sagahyroon, F. Aloul, and A. Sudnitson
    15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Valletta, Malta, 850-855, April 2010.

  19. Transmission Coordination for Ad hoc Networks
    A. Kiniy, S. Webery, F. Aloul, and N. Kandasamy
    44th Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Princeton, New Jersey, 1-6, March 2010.

  20. Using Mobiles for On Campus Location Tracking
    F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, A. Al-Shami, I. Al-Midfa, and R. Moutassem
    7th ACM International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2009.

  21. Two Factor Authentication Using Mobile Phones
    F. Aloul, S. Zahidi, and W. El-Hajj
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Rabat, Morocco, 641-644, May 2009.

  22. PN Code Acquisition Using Boolean Satisfiability Techniques
    F. Aloul and M. Tarhuni
    IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC), Budapest, Hungary, 1-6, April 2009.

  23. M-Stock: Efficient Stock Monitoring for Mobile Users
    F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, N. Salem, O. Al-Omar, and S. Shehada
    IEEE International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), Sharjah, UAE, January 2009.

  24. On Detecting Port Scanning using Fuzzy Based Intrusion Detection Systems
    W. Hajj, F. Aloul, and Z. Trabelsi
    IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Crete Island, Greece, 105-110, August 2008.

  25. Mobile RFID Tracking System
    A. Al-Ali, F. Aloul, N. Aji, A. AlZarouni, and N. Fakhro
    IEEE International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications (ICTTA), Damascus, Syria, 1-4, April 2008.

  26. Routing and Wavelength Assignment in Optical Networks using Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul, B. Al-Rawi, M. Aboelaze
    Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas, NV, 185-189, January 2008.

  27. Wireless Security in UAE: A Survey Paper
    A. Kalbasi, O. Alomar, M. Hajipour, and F. Aloul
    IEEE GCC Conference, Bahrain, November 2007.

  28. Solving the University Class Scheduling Problem Using Advanced ILP Techniques
    A. Wasfy and F. Aloul
    IEEE GCC Conference, Bahrain, November 2007.
    Won the Best Student Paper Award.

  29. Symmetry Breaking in Local Search for Unsatisability
    F. Aloul, I. Lynce and S. Prestwich
    7th International Workshop on Symmetry and Constraint Satisfaction Problems (SymCon), Providence, RI, September 2007.

  30. Solving Employee Timetabling Problems Using Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul, B. Al-Rawi, A. Al-Farra, and B. Al-Roh
    IEEE Innovations in Information Technology Conference (IIT), Dubai, UAE, 1-5, November 2006.

  31. PolluMap: A Pollution Mapper for Cities
    M. AbuJayyab, S. Al Ahdab, M. Taji, Z. Al Hamdani, and F. Aloul
    IEEE Innovations in Information Technology Conference (IIT), Dubai, UAE, 1-5, November 2006.
    Won the first place in the Gulf Research Center (GRC) Environmental Competition, 2006.

  32. Identifying the Shortest Path in Large Networks Using Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul, B. Al-Rawi, and M. Aboelaze
    IEEE International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE), Mexico, 1-4, September 2006.

  33. Sensor Selection and Placement for Failure Diagnosis in Wireless Sensor Networks: Application to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks
    N. Kandasamy, F. Aloul, and J. Koo
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Orlando, Florida, 2182-2187, May 2006.

  34. Estimation of the Weighted Maximum Switching Activity in Combinational CMOS Circuits
    F. Aloul and A. Sagahyroon
    IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Kos, Greece, 2929-2932, May 2006.

  35. Maximum Power-Up Current Estimation in Combinational CMOS Circuits
    A. Sagahyroon and F. Aloul
    IEEE Mediterranean Electro-technical conference (MELECON), Malaga, Spain, 70-73, May 2006.

  36. The Synthesis of Dependable Communication Networks for Automotive Systems
    N. Kandasamy and F. Aloul
    SAE World Congress (SAE), Detroit, Michigan, Paper No. 2006-01-1333, April 2006.

  37. Exciting Stuck-Open faults in CMOS Circuits Using ILP Techniques
    F. Aloul, A. Sagahyroon, and B. Al-Rawi
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Sharjah, UAE, 409-414, March 2006.

  38. Dynamic Symmetry-Breaking for Improved Boolean Optimization
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC), Shanghai, China, 445-450, January 2005.

  39. On Solving Optimization Problems Using Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul
    International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), Sharjah, UAE, 2005.

  40. A Call Admission Protocol for Cellular Multimedia Networks
    M. Aboelaze and F. Aloul
    6th World Wireless Congress (WWC), San Francisco, USA, 2005.

  41. Current and Future Trends in Sensor Networks: A Survey
    M. Aboelaze and F. Aloul
    IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN), Dubai, UAE, 551-555, March 2005.

  42. Breaking Instance-Independent Symmetries in Exact Graph Coloring
    A. Ramani, F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), Paris, France, 324-329, 2004.

  43. ShatterPB: Symmetry-Breaking for Pseudo-Boolean Formulas
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC), Yokohama, Japan, 884-887, 2004.

  44. Efficient Symmetry-Breaking for Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Acapulco, Mexico, 271-282, 2003.

  45. Shatter: Efficient Symmetry-Breaking for Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC), Anaheim, California, 836-839, 2003.

  46. FORCE: A Fast and Easy-To-Implement Variable-Ordering Heuristic
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    IEEE Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI), Washington D.C., 116-119, 2003.

  47. Symmetry-Breaking for Pseudo-Boolean Formulas
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    International Workshop on Symmetry on Constraint Satisfaction Problems (SymCon), County Cork, Ireland, 1-12, 2003.

  48. Generic ILP versus Specialized 0-1 ILP: an Update
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), San Jose, California, 450-457, 2002.

  49. Improving the Efficiency of Circuit-to-BDD Conversion by Gate and Input Ordering
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD), Freiburg, Germany, 64-69, 2002.

  50. Satometer: How Much Have We Searched?
    F. Aloul, B. Sierawski, and K. Sakallah
    Design Automation Conference (DAC), New Orleans, Louisiana, 737-742, 2002.

  51. Solving Difficult SAT Instances in the Presence of Symmetry
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Design Automation Conference (DAC), New Orleans, Louisiana, 731-736, 2002.

  52. Search-Based SAT Using Zero-Suppressed BDDs
    F. Aloul, M. Mneimneh, and K. Sakallah
    Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), Paris, France, 1082, 2002.

  53. Symmetry-Breaking for Boolean Satisfiability: The Mysteries of Logic Minimization
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    International Workshop on Symmetry on Constraint Satisfaction Problems (SymCon), Ithaca, New York, 37-46, 2002.

  54. ZBDD-Based Backtrack Search SAT Solver
    F. Aloul, M. Mneimneh, and K. Sakallah
    International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS), New Orleans, Louisiana, 131-136, 2002.

  55. Efficient Gate and Input Ordering for Circuit-to-BDD Conversion
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS), New Orleans, Louisiana, 137-142, 2002.

  56. PBS: A Backtrack Search Pseudo-Boolean Solver
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Symposium on the Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT), Cincinnati, Ohio, 346-353, 2002.

  57. A Tool for Measuring Progress of Backtrack Search Solvers
    F. Aloul, B. Sierawski, and K. Sakallah
    Symposium on the Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT), Cincinnati, Ohio, 98-105, 2002.

  58. Solving Difficult SAT Instances in the Presence of Symmetry
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Symposium on the Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT), Cincinnati, Ohio, 338-345, 2002.

  59. Faster SAT and Smaller BDDs via Common Function Structure
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), San Jose, California, 443-448, 2001.

  60. Scalable Hybrid Verification of Complex Microprocessors
    M. Mneimneh, F. Aloul, C. Weaver, S. Chatterjee, K. Sakallah, and T. Austin
    Design Automation Conference (DAC), Las Vegas, Nevada, 41-46, 2001.

  61. A Comparative Study of Two Boolean Formulations of FPGA Detailed Routing Constraints
    G. Nam, F. Aloul, K. Sakallah, and R. Rutenbar
    International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD), Sonoma Wine County, California, 222-227, 2001.

  62. Backtrack Search Using ZBDDs
    F. Aloul, M. Mneimneh, and K. Sakallah
    International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS), Lake Tahoe, California, 293-297, 2001.

  63. MINCE: A Static Global Variable-Ordering for SAT and BDD
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS), Lake Tahoe, California, 281-286, 2001.

  64. An Experimental Study of Satisfiability Search Heuristics
    F. Aloul, J. Silva, and K. Sakallah
    Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), Paris, France, 745, 2000.

  65. An Experimental Evaluation of Conflict Diagnosis and Recursive Learning in Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul and K. Sakallah
    International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS), Dana Point, California, 117-122, 2000.

  66. Efficient Verification of the PCI Local Bus Using Boolean Satisfiability
    F. Aloul and K. Sakallah
    International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS), Dana Point, California, 131-136, 2000.


Technical Reports:
  1. Solving Difficult Instances of Boolean Satisfiability in the Presence of Symmetry
    F. Aloul, A. Ramani, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Technical Report CSE-TR-463-02, University of Michigan, September 2002.

  2. Generic ILP versus Specialized 0-1 ILP: An Update
    F. Aloul, I Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Technical Report CSE-TR-461-02, University of Michigan, August 2002.

  3. Satometer: How Much Have We Searched?
    F. Aloul, B. Sierawski, and K. Sakallah
    Technical Report CSE-TR-457-02, University of Michigan, June 2002.

  4. Faster SAT and Smaller BDDs via Common Function Structure
    F. Aloul, I. Markov, and K. Sakallah
    Technical Report CSE-TR-445-01, University of Michigan, 2001.

Patents
  1. Methods and Apparatus for Generating Functional Test Programs by Traversing a Finite State Model of an Instruction Set Architecture
    F. Aloul and R. Raimi
    United States Patent 20040078674, Billions of Operations Per Second Inc. (BOPS), Mountain View, California, 2004.

Tools
  1. ZTest
    Provides a visual interface for creating MANET topologies and solving the clustering optimization problem using SAT and ILP solvers

  2. FORCE
    Static global variable ordering for SAT & BDDs (preprocessing tool).
    Much faster than MINCE.
    Doesn't use external tools and consists of less than 500 lines of C code.

  3. PBS
    Incremental pseudo-Boolean backtrack search SAT solver and optimizer (handles CNF and 0/1 inequality forms)

  4. SHATTER
    Identifies symmetry-breaking clauses in CNF instances (preprocessing tool)

  5. SATOMETER
    Measures progress of backtrack-search SAT solvers

  6. ZBDDLIB
    New ZBDD operations added to the CUDD package

  7. MINCE
    Static global variable ordering for SAT & BDDs (preprocessing tool)


Newspaper Clips

Last Updated: August 22, 2010.
By Fadi Aloul