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Al Ghurair University is a private university located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and founded by Al Ghurair. The university offers bachelor's degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Interior Design.The university was founded in 1999. Wikipedia.

Habash R.W.Y.,University of Ottawa | Krewski D.,University of Ottawa | Bansal R.,University of Connecticut | Alhafid H.T.,Al Ghurair University
Frontiers in Bioscience - Elite | Year: 2011

Hyperthermia as a heat therapy is the procedure of raising the temperature of a part of or the whole body above normal for a certain period of time. Based largely on delivery methods, therapeutic hyperthermia falls under three major categories: local, regional, and whole-body. It may be applied alone or jointly with other modalities such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, radiochemotherapy, and gene therapy. Because of the individual characteristics of each type of treatment, different types of heating systems have evolved. This paper provides an overview of possible mechanisms of heat-induced cell death and the way heating exerts its beneficial effect. It also discusses various heating devices as well as other modalities used with hyperthermia. The paper concludes with a summary of benefits and risks, obstacles encountered in the treatment process, and future research directions.

Shen K.N.,University of Wollongong in Dubai | Vel P.,University of Wollongong in Dubai | Khalifa M.,Al Ghurair University
Behaviour and Information Technology | Year: 2016

A great challenge for luxury marketers is how to harness Internet’s incredible influence on customers while still maintaining and adhering to the customer-based brand equity (CBE) of luxury brands. This study aims to investigate the effect of website design on the CBE of luxury brands. Integrating the research on aesthetic design and luxury branding, we develop and empirically validate a research model, specifying that two aesthetic design dimensions (aesthetic formality and aesthetic appeal) can stimulate a strong sense of luxury, which in turn leads to a positive evaluation of CBE. Furthermore, the effect of aesthetic design on the sense of luxury is contingent upon brand familiarity prior to the exposure of a luxury brand website. The research model is validated with a survey study involving 201 participants. The paper includes implications for website design to deliver online brand experience and develop CBE with specific online consumer groups. As an early attempt to examine the website design effect on online branding experience and brand equity, this study contributes to both literature of website aesthetics and online luxury branding. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Tamimi S.,Al Ghurair University
CSAE 2012 - Proceedings, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Automation Engineering | Year: 2012

A well-validated algorithm based on the finite element method (FEM) for determination of confined turbulent flow with a one equation model used to depict the turbulent viscosity is applied to a smooth straight channel. The overall effects of a zone close to a solid wall, "near wall zone" for predicting the distribution of the pertinent variables in this zone has been investigated. For the present work, a finite element technique based on near wall zone modeling has been advocated and the validation of the imposed technique has been examined and comparison with other techniques which has been made even with case of extension of the near wall zone. © 2012 IEEE.

Yu Y.,Renmin University of China | Hao J.-X.,Beihang University | Dong X.-Y.,Peking University | Khalifa M.,Al Ghurair University
International Journal of Information Management | Year: 2013

Although it is a widely held belief that social capital facilitates knowledge sharing among individuals, there is little research that has deeply investigated the impacts of social capital at different levels on an individual's knowledge sharing behavior. To address this research gap, this study combines a multilevel approach and an optimal network configuration view to investigate the multilevel effects of social capital on individuals' knowledge sharing in knowledge intensive work teams. This study makes a distinction between the social capital at the team-level and that of social capital at the individual level to examine their cross-level and direct effects on an individual's sharing of explicit and tacit knowledge. A survey involving 343 participants in 47 knowledge-intensive teams was conducted for testing the multilevel model. The results reveal that social capital at both levels jointly influences an individual's explicit and tacit knowledge sharing. Further, when individuals possess a moderate betweenness centrality and the whole team holds a moderate network density, team members' knowledge sharing can be maximized. These findings offer a more comprehensive and precise understanding of the multilevel impacts of social capital on team members' knowledge sharing behavior, thus contributing to the social capital theory, as well as knowledge management research and practices. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Redouane A.,Al Ghurair University
SECRYPT 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography | Year: 2011

We describe a calculus that is specific to non-repudiation protocols. The calculus uses the correspondence assertion of Woo and Lam, that is, if there is a non-repudiation of receipt there should be a corresponding non-repudiation of origin. The calculus is a subset of the Pi calculus. The basic constructs are modified in order to handle properties of non-repudiation. We offer a formal syntax and an operational semantics of the calculus. We show the usefulness of the calculus by describing Zhou optimistic protocol.

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