In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) commitment to fostering innovation and research, ADU’s College of Engineering faculty are listed in the world’s top 2% of cited researchers for 2023, according to Stanford University. The projects listed cover a range of engineering disciplines that aim to find solutions for engineering challenges. This list is published by Elsevier, a Dutch academic publishing company specialising in scientific, technical, and medical content, annually featured by Stanford University.
The faculty were recognised for their distinguished research across various disciplines, including Dr. Shehzad Ashraf Chaudhry, Associate Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering, who is among the top 2% in the career-long researchers list. Dr. Chaudhry has also published over 170 papers, with over 140 in Science Citation Indexed journals which have been cited over 5,000 times. Similarly, Dr. Moatsum Alawida, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, has focused his research interests on chaotic systems, chaos-based applications, multimedia security, blockchain, cybersecurity, drone security, and cryptography. Through Dr. Alawadi’s research, he sought to bring new principles and techniques from programming languages to the design and implementation of secure and correct systems.
ADU’s College of Engineering faculty are listed in the world’s top 2% of cited researchers for 2023, according to Stanford University
Furthermore, Dr. Osama Ahmed Mohamed, Professor of Civil Engineering and Chair of Architecture and Design Department, who led a team of researchers in a project aimed at reducing CO2 emissions associated with the construction industry, one of the notoriously large sources of human activities influencing the environmental footprint.
Moreover, Dr. Mohammed Asaad Ghazal, Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has contributed an unparalleled record of 270 Scopus publications for the university, including an impressive 30% in the top 10% of journals. Dr. Ghazal’s research has garnered over 4,000 citations, reflecting the profound impact of his work on the scientific community.
Lastly, Dr. Taimur Hassan, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, worked on several research projects that focused on Medical Imaging, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision. Additionally, Dr. Hassan has earned recognition for his prolific research output, with numerous publications featured in prestigious journals such as Information Fusion, Medical Image Analysis, and many more.
”This accomplishment underscores our steadfast commitment to excellence in research and scholarly pursuits.”
Professor Montasir Qasymeh, Associate Provost for Research and Academic Development and Professor of Electrical Engineering at ADU, said: “Thanks to our wise leadership, we at ADU aim to provide our students and faculty members access to world-class resources, facilities, and funding for impactful and transferable research. At ADU, we have advanced our research capabilities to commercialise innovations and research. We take pride in our faculty’s outstanding success, as they have ranked among the top 2% in global citations. This accomplishment underscores our steadfast commitment to excellence in research and scholarly pursuits.”
ADU’s College of Engineering is the largest engineering college in the UAE. It offers a range of engineering and technology programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with new and innovative programmes being introduced on an ongoing basis.