Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Al-Masri A.N.,American University in the Emirates | Ab Kadir M.Z.A.,University Putra Malaysia | Hizam H.,University Putra Malaysia | Mariun N.,University Putra Malaysia
Applied Soft Computing Journal | Year: 2015

This paper presents a new method for enhancing power system security, including a remedial action, using an artificial neural network (ANN) technique. The deregulation of electricity markets is still an essential requirement of modern power systems, which require the operation of an independent system driven by economic considerations. Power flow and contingency analyses usually take a few seconds to suggest a control action. Such delay could result in issues that affect system security. This study aims to find a significant control action that alleviates the bus voltage violation of a power system and to develop an automatic data knowledge generation method for the adaptive ANN. The developed method is proved to be a steady-state security assessment tool for supplying possible control actions to mitigate an insecure situation resulting from credible contingency. The proposed algorithm is successfully tested on the IEEE 9-bus and 39-bus test systems. A comparison of the results of the proposed algorithm with those of other conventional methods reveals that an ANN can accurately and instantaneously provide the required amounts of generation re-dispatch and load shedding in megawatts. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Qureshi Y.,American University in the Emirates | Dhaliwal K.,Academic and Research
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science | Year: 2016

Researchers have concluded that teams are capable of outstanding performances and are the primary unit of performance for organizations. However High Performance Teams (HPTs) are a rarity. The paper discusses and analyzes the literature reviews on Definitions, Trust & Confidence, Conflict and Selection Processes linked to HPTs. It is imperative to note that HPTs are needed and are necessary in any healthcare setting as it improves the quality of services1. The authors link the necessity of HPT’s in healthcare facilities. © 2016, Ibn Sina Trust. All rights reserved.

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.

Altahhan A.,American University in the Emirates
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks | Year: 2014

This work describes a fast learning robot goal-aware navigation model that employs both gradient and conjugate gradient Temporal Difference (TD, TD-conj) methods. It builds on the fact that TD-conj was proven to be equivalent to a gradient TD method with a variable lambda under certain conditions. Based on straightforward features extraction process combined with goal-aware capabilities provided by whole image measure, the model solves what we call u-turn-homing benchmark problem without using landmarks. Only one goal snapshot was used with agent facing the goal directly. Therefore a novel threshold stopping formula was used to recognize the goal which is less sensitive to the agent-goal orientation problem. Unlike other models, this model refrains from artificially manipulating or assuming a priori knowledge about the environment, two constraints that widely restrict the applicability of existing models in realistic scenarios. An on-line control method was used to train a set of neural networks. With the aid of variable and fixed eligibility traces, these networks approximate the agent's action-value function allowing it to take close to optimal actions to reach its home. The effectiveness of the model was experimentally verified on an agent. © 2014 IEEE.

Noori S.,American University in the Emirates | Falayleh M.A.,American University in the Emirates | Nasir M.M.,American University in the Emirates
3rd International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2013 | Year: 2013

This paper proposes and implements a novel content distribution model for reducing or minimizing delay in data dissemination. Currently, content distribution is based on two models: The Fluid model and the Chunk model. The Fluid model provides continuous transferring of the content from the source to multiple receivers. For high throughput, a receiving node should distribute a bit once it has received that bit. However, working with the Fluid model in a heterogeneous network needs special care because the model incorporates tightly coupled connections between adjacent nodes. This imposes fundamental performance limitations, such as dragging down all transfer rates in the system to the rate of the slowest receiving node. In the Chunk model, contents are first chopped into pieces of equal size and the subsequent distribution happens in pieces. That is, a node will not distribute a piece until it has fully received that piece. A Chunk model is a loosely coupled connections; a node will not distribute a chunk until it has fully received that chunk, making nodes wait to receive the entire chunk before they can start distributing it. The novel Semi-Fluid content distribution model proposed in this paper will distribute chunk content in different heterogeneous networks in a fluid manner, without having any backpressure caused by Fluid content distribution model, or encountering chunk transition delay caused by Chunk content distribution model. © 2013 SDIWC.

Efthymiopoulos M.P.,American University in the Emirates
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ICCWS 2016 | Year: 2016

The city of Dubai emerges as a leading partner in technology innovation. It now designs a new model of smart city infrastructure. Leadership in the country and in each city hold a 'Grand Strategy' framework. It is part of a global-local attempt for the city and the government to become a prime example of development, stability and security. Strategic aim is to wire the city of Dubai by 2020, a date for upcoming World Exposition of 2020 (Dubai Government, 2014). This empirical paper attempts to explore, critically analyze and recommend towards the Dubai Strategic Development City model. The paper concentrates on the smart city initiative design and application for the city of Dubai. While the smart city initiative develops, the need for smart cyber-security is also in request. As such, this paper holds a multidisciplinary and multi-level approach: It puts forward multileveled combined proposals in the field of business and economic development, security and strategic management as policy and possible processes. It reflects the policy of grand strategy and security, innovation and infrastructure. As empirical evidence the paper explores the city of Dubai as this is an impressive and innovative city. Considering the new policy orientation on cyber-security this paper strategically attempt to link the security element to the smart city model on its way to welcome the "Dubai 2020 World Exposition" (Dubai Government, 2014).

Kashani H.A.,American University in the Emirates
International Journal of Regulation and Governance | Year: 2012

The study is the first empirical work taking on the issue of the possible effects of price and the taxation system on the cost efficiency of oil companies. Applying data envelopment analysis in the first stage, we measure the relative efficiency of all oil and gas fields brought on stream since the production started in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in the late 1960s. In the second stage, the efficiency scores are regressed against the annual oil price as well as annual royalty, special tax, and corporate tax paid by each field. The results show high inverse (negative) relation between oil price and cost efficiency of the fields suggesting a possible induction of gold plating. The taxation system, as a whole, seems to be non-neutral: the Norwegian Special Petroleum tax has significant inverse relation with cost efficiency of the oil companies, while the corporate tax seems to induce cost efficiency. The effect of royalty is insignificant. The results could interest the policy-makers when levying various taxes on the industry and induce more consciousness about the cost efficiency amongst the decision-makers in the oil companies.

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