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The American University in the Emirates, also known as AUE, is a private university located in the Dubai International Academic City in the United Arab Emirates. The university was founded in 2006, because of the growing demand for higher education in the UAE and the region, with the objective of producing professionals, entrepreneurs, and academics to meet the challenges of the 21st century.AUE is a rapidly growing university with high profiled faculty members and a supportive administration. The university partners with a number of academic, non-academic and corporate institutions and organizations around the world. AUE is an approved university by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and is licensed by the Commission for Academic Accreditation to offer various undergraduate as well as graduate programs where students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees and is in process of offering PhDs. At AUE, the multi-cultural workforce is encouraged to take advantage of the students’ knowledge, experience and skills which help foster commitment to, and growth of the university. AUE administrative and technical staffs play a key role in providing assistance to the university’s academic and non-academic programs and activities. Wikipedia.

Hyari K.H.,Hashemite University | Khelifi A.,American University in the Emirates | Katkhuda H.,Hashemite University
Journal of Transportation Engineering | Year: 2016

Roadway lighting systems play a major role in maintaining nighttime traffic safety as they reduce both the number and severity of nighttime traffic accidents. While the design of roadway lighting systems involves multiple objectives, past studies have focused on optimizing only one of the multiple objectives that should be considered. This paper presents a multiobjective optimization model for roadway lighting projects that simultaneously optimizes four design objectives. The incorporated objectives are (1) maximizing the average lighting level on the road surface; (2) maximizing the lighting uniformity along the roadway; (3) minimizing the glare to road users produced by the lighting system; and (4) minimizing the cost of operating the lighting system. The model is designed and developed as a multiobjective genetic algorithm to help decision-makers in their endeavor to provide efficient roadway lighting systems that strike a balance between the four conflicting objectives. The present model considers the following six design variables: type of lighting fixture, mounting height, spacing, fixture offset, fixture's inclination, and fixture's rotation angle. An application example is analyzed in this paper to clarify the use of the model and display its significant features in producing better lighting arrangements for roadways. © 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers. Source

Chia S.,Vodafone | Zalzala A.,Community Tracks | Zalzala L.,American University in the Emirates | Karimi A.,Trans Technology Group
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine | Year: 2013

A radio frequency identification (RFID)-based community e-health system where a patient is given a RFID card or an equivalent device and the community healthcare workers are each given a mobile RFID read/write device that can also access the central electronic medical record system, is proposed. The proposed RFID solution needs to work in concert with an electronic medical record system. Specifically, the RFID system is used to register and monitor the transactions between the community healthcare worker and the patients in the field, and enables the healthcare worker to upload and download medical record information from the database at the central medical facility. An RFID medical card may record a selection of the patient's personal information such as name, a photo, and potentially some form of biometric verification information, such as a thumb print. This RFID read/write device may also have a small keyboard or a soft keypad based on touchscreen technology. The community healthcare worker is expeced to retrieve and upload data during each transaction. Source

Iqbal R.,American University in the Emirates | Arif S.,Lahore Leads University | Sherazi H.H.R.,Polytechnic of Bari
International Journal of Online Engineering | Year: 2016

The paper discusses a proposed model for car parking system based on cluster head routing protocol utilizing a low cost and power efficient communication technology, ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4). The model is designed in a way that car parking is divided into different clusters and each cluster has a head which acts a messenger for transmitting information to other heads and the coordinator of the network. Each cluster head is a ZigBee Host (Router) which collects the information of car presence in the parking slot. This information is then passed to the coordinator of the network which is used to display the information of available parking slots in a specific car parking area. Since there is only one coordinator in the network, so heads can transmit information to the coordinator using multi-hop communication if direct communication is not possible. Several simulations were performed to gauge the efficiency of the proposed model, and results show that the proposed model is reliable in communication and efficient in its operation. Source

Ameen J.,University of South Wales | Ameen J.,Kurdistan Regional Government | Basha R.,American University in the Emirates
International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control | Year: 2012

Zooming in and out of images has lately become a norm to provide panoramic as well as detailed views of subjects under consideration taking advantage of advances in computer and information technology including the Global Information Systems. However, the power of zooming as a generic activity has not been yet fully realized. In this paper, we explore this idea for the first time in data mining and use it as a powerful technique to link classical methodologies of outlier detection with their counterparts, subsequence discord identification in time series when large and more detailed data are observed where in the latter case, most of the classical methodologies and techniques have become obsolete and fresh approaches of data analysis are overdue. The idea will be demonstrated using a time series of daily household consumption of electricity featuring high frequency, multiple periodicities observed on a near continuous time periods basis. The zooming approach is shown to be both easy to adopt and powerful in linking and identifying outliers and subsequence discords efficiently saving considerable processing time and opens the way for further research in different fields. © 2012 ICIC International. Source

Abugabah A.,American University in the Emirates | Alfarraj O.,King Saud University
Electronic Journal of Health Informatics | Year: 2015

Objectives: This paper presents a literature review of recent research on user-centred requirements of Healthcare Information Systems. Methods: Our aim is to identify key issues that should be considered when designing, developing, and implementing Healthcare Information Systems at the user level. Based on the literature, the paper describes a multi-dimensional framework that incorporates user requirements and perspectives to support the development and design process of Healthcare Information Systems. The framework serves to categorize the lessons learned from the literature review and the issues that healthcare organizations and Healthcare Information Systems' vendors might analyse before and during the implementation of such systems. Conclusion: Our literature review provides useful guidelines for healthcare organizations that plan to implement information systems as well as for organizations that have already implemented such systems but have found a mismatch between the systems and their work requirements. The guidelines presented herein serve as techniques or suggestions that might be helpful in addressing incompetent system design. © by the authors. Source

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