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Osamah A. Rawashdeh, Ph.D., P.E. is an Associate Professor and the Academic Curriculum Coordinator in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University, Michigan. He received his B.S. with honors, M.S., and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2000, 2003, 2005 respectively. Before Joining Oakland in 2007, he served as a lecturer at Kentucky. He absolved training at Daimler Benz AG and at SIEMENS AG and is a member of ACM, AIAA, AUVSI, ARRL, and a senior member of IEEE. His research interests include unmanned systems, embedded systems design, fault-tolerance, and reconfigurable computing. His work is actively funded by the NSF, Chrysler, Ford, GM, and others and is published in form of 65+ Journal and conference papers as well as 5 issued patents. Dr. Rawashdeh is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Michigan.

Email: rawashd2@oakland.edu      Departmental Faculty Profile    Curriculum Vitae
 


Waseem Sa’deh is pursuing his Ph.D in ECE Department at Oakland University. Waseem holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering. During his undergraduate study, he did a research in the area of HTTP and TCP/IP Internetworking. He completed his master's thesis with a publication on routing protocols for wireless mobile ad hoc networks. Waseem is currently working as a software engineer at Ford Motor Company. He has worked in the Embedded Systems Research Lab on different topics including fault-tolerant and graceful degradation in embedded systems as well as biomedical projects with William Beaumont Hospital and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is interested in software design, mixed-signal embedded systems, real-time embedded systems, fault-tolerance, analog circuit design, and biomedical applications. 







Abdullah Al-Refai is currently a doctoral candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University. He received his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oakland University in 2012 and his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Yarmouk University (Irbid- Jordan) in 2010. Abdullah is currently working at Chrysler’s powertrain department as a product development engineer for the sensor and actuator team, responsible for analyzing, designing, developing and maintaining software for sensors and actuators system. Abdullah worked in the Embedded Systems Lab as a research and teaching assistant at Oakland University in 2010-2014. He is interested in Lithium-Ion batteries, embedded system design, robotics and aerial vehicles. 
 


Modar Horani is currently a part-time Ph.D student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Modar received his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Detroit Mercy UDM in 2010. He also holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Aleppo University in 2006. Modar has more than 8 years of industry experience mainly in the Automotive Infotainment systems as he occupied multiple positions at P3 Group and had worked for various automotive OEMs in Germany, England, and the USA. He is currently Senior Systems Engineer which focuses on the development of next generations of Infotainment Systems. His research focus has been in image processing, robotics, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).



 


Ghaith Al-refai is a Ph.D candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oakland University in 2014, and received his B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2010. He is working as a senior systems engineer at Clarion Corporation of America. During his masters, he worked as a research assistant at Oakland University in the Embedded Systems Research Lab. He was involved in many projects like EMG detection and Chrysler Hardware in the Loop Project, and was also a teaching assistant for EGR 280. His Ph.D research area focused on image processing and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).


Iyad Mansour completed his Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University in 2015. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Yarmouk University (Jordan) in 2006. Before joining Oakland, Iyad had more than 6 years of industry experience in embedded systems and occupied multiple positions. He has worked as a Senior Embedded Software Engineer at Younivate (Jordan) and at Kharafi National (Kuwait), and as Head of Research and Business Development at Trak-Link (Jordan).

Iyad joined the Embedded Systems Lab in the fall of 2013 and he is interested in embedded systems, robotics, aerial vehicles and industrial automation. He is currently an ADAS embedded software engineer at DURA Automotive Systems in Michigan and is pursing a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


 




Hamzeh Alzu’bi
 completed his Master's degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Oakland University and is currently a Ph.D student in Systems Engineering. He received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Mutah University (Jordan) in 2008. Before joining Oakland, he has more than 6 years of experience in control design of unmanned systems, his research interest is in autonomous control of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles. He has 4 patents in technologies related to UAVs to his name.
 
 


Abdulraheem H. Aljarrah is pursuing his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University. Aljarrah holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Yarmouk University in 2014. He Worked as a research and development engineer at MARS Robotics Company for two years on different research topics and projects including INS/GPS integration using Kalman filter, autopilot design and development (PCB and coding), MATLAB embedded system toolbox and he built a new toolbox for a not supported processor on MATLAB to interface different peripherals including GPIO, UART ,PWM ,Timers ,SPI ,I2C and CAN bus, he also helped in the design and development of the Hardware In the Loop Simulation (HILS) and the Software In the Loop Simulation (SILS) for a Fix wing plane and he also built many side projects dealing with microcontrollers. Aljarrah is currently working in the Embedded Systems Research Lab on different projects and he is interested in embedded systems, drones, control, unmanned ground/aerial vehicles, robotics, sensor fusing, hybrid systems and renewable energy.

 
 
Parker Mosman is a part-time Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Oakland University. He graduated magna cum laude from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Engineering in 2005, and he received his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008 from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Professionally, Parker’s experience is primarily in the development of electronic control units (specifically powertrain) for automotive and niche applications. After working for DaimlerChrysler early in his career, Parker has focused the majority of his professional life on entrepreneurial endeavors. These endeavors include the development of a low cost internal combustion engine control unit for small gasoline engines, during his time at ElectroJet, Inc., as well as the development of a high performance control unit for large diesel powertrains in his current endeavor at Hybrid Controls, Inc., where he is also the president of the company. Though the design of electronic control units is broad in scope, Parker has developed specific expertise in the following areas: the design of complex control algorithms in ETAS ASCET for the purpose of target optimized auto-code generation, the Bosch Generic Timer Module IP core and its application to modern powertrain control systems, and the XCP Measurement and Calibration protocol for the purpose of interfacing electronic control units to commonly used third-party tools. Parker began his Ph.D. studies at Oakland in 2016, and he hopes to focus his research in the area of auto-code generation for the Bosch Generic Timer Module IP.
 
 



Ahmad F. Abdelhafiz is currently pursuing his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University. Ahmad received his B.S. in Communications Engineering from PSUT, Amman, Jordan in 2012. He has several years of experience as network and systems administrator. He also has a good experience in web design using content management systems.



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Dr. Omar Hiari received his PhD in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan  in 2014. He received his M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oakland University in 2006 and a  B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from Princess Sumaya University of Technology (Amman, Jordan) in 2004.  He previously occupied multiple positions at Continental Automotive Systems working on seat control systems as well as hybrid electric vehicle systems. He is currently working as a Lead Engineer for Image Vision Systems at Magna Electronics and is a member of the SAE, ACM, and IEEE. His research interests are in embedded systems design, fault tolerant systems, and reconfigurable computing. His is currently a Functional Safety Platform Architect at Intel Corporation in Arizona.



 
 




Dr. Rami AbouSleiman received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University in 2014. He holds a B.S. in Computer and Communication Engineering from the American University of Science and Technology (Lebanon, 2006) and a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oakland University (Aug. 2009). Rami is currently working as an electrified powertrain engineer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He was the first student in the lab, which was in Fall of 2007.


 



Dr. Belal H. Sababha graduated with a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oakland University in the summer of 2011. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Yarmouk University (Jordan) and Jordan University of Science and Technology - JUST (Jordan) in 2000, 2006 respectively. Before joining Oakland, Belal worked as the Director of the Online Exams Unit at Yarmouk University (Jordan), and as a Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Computer Information Systems, Yarmouk University (Jordan). He joined the  lab in the Fall of 2008 and is interested in embedded systems design, fault-tolerance, and reconfigurable computing. He has previous research activities and publication in the field of Multicast Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.Dr. Sababha is currently an Assistant Professor at Princess Sumaya University of Technology, Amman, Jordan.


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Maurice Farah completed his B.S. in Computer Engineering (2010) and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2012) from Oakland University. He joined the embedded systems lab in 2008 and was president of the Aerial Systems Club of OU in 2009. Maurice is currently a Performance and Calibration Engineer working with the Electrification group at General Motors.



 


Coskun Acar is completed his Master Degree student in Electrical and Computer Science at Oakland University in 2011. He graduated with B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bahcesehir University in Turkey, 2009. He joined the Embedded Systems Lab and Aerial Systems Club in the Fall ’09. Embedded systems, robotic, aerial vehicles and industrial automation are his favorite fields. He is currently an engineer at Magna Electronics.

  



Muawea Rawashdeh completed his Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University in 2011. He holds a B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering from University of Jordan (Jordan, 2009). Muawea joined the Embedded Systems Lab in the Winter of 2010 and he is interested in embedded system design, robotics, and control systems. He is currently a staff engineer at Magna E-Car.

     
 



Hong Chul Yang completed his bachelor and master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University in 2010 and interested in embedded systems and robotics. He is currently a powertrain controls engineer at Chrysler.   

      
 



Gentian Godo completed his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering at Oakland University. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering also completed at Oakland University (2009). Gentian is currently working at Chrysler (Global Service Diagnostics) working on vehicle and scan tool diagnostics and validation. He has a passion for electronics and joined the Areal Systems club in Winter of 2008.

  
 



Moath Sababha is currently pursuing a Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oakland University. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of science and technology -JUST- (Jordan, 2010). Moath joined the Embedded Systems Lab in the Fall of 2011 and he is interested in embedded system design and control systems.

  



Akinyele O. Ikuseru is presently studying for a masters in embedded systems. He obtained a BSc. in electrical/electronic engineering froom the Obafemi Awolowo University (Nigeria 2007). Akin joined the Embedded systems lab in fall 2011 where he worked on developing a small footprint data logging device for a DARPA funded research on advanced prosthetics. His interests include embedded systems design, image processing and control systems.

 
 




Ketan Kulkarni 
is a full time Master’s Student in the ECE department at Oakland University. He completed his undergraduate study in Industrial Electronics from University of Pune, India. He has over 9 years of industry experience working in various engineering, managerial & business development roles at Chrysler, Tata Consultancy Services and KPIT Cummins. At OU, he has been involved in research of advanced features of multi-core automotive microcontroller for Ford. His interests include low level software development, multi-core microcontroller programming, automotive controls algorithm, microcontroller communication protocols, software validation and internet-of-Things (IoT).




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Shaun Tobiczyk is currently studying for a Bachelor's in Computer Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He has previously interned at FANUC Robotics, and is currently a member of Oakland Robotics and ACM. He is interested in automation and control systems.


 




Joshua Jeshurun is an undergraduate at Oakland University majoring in Computer Engineering and Mathematics. He first became involved with research after being accepted into the summer IREECE program at Oakland University. He currently holds a 3.97 GPA and is pursuing research in embedded systems.
 





Rawaa Kashat was an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2011. She interested in the area of Medical Devices/Instrumentation and Biosensors. She joined the embedded systems lab as a volunteer during summer 2010 and later completed her senior design project on a wearable wireless motion monitoring system. 

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Nicolas Guibert de Bruet is interested in embedded systems and aviation. Although he has only pursued the latter as a hobby since childhood, he has many years  of professional experience with the former in industries as diverse as consumer electronics, automotive electronics, and defense systems.  He completed his B.S. in Computer Engineering at Oakland University.

 
 




Benjamin Nold earned a of Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and was also a member of the Oakland University Honors College. He joined the Embedded Systems lab in the summer of 2013 as an REU intern. Benjamin has had over 4 years experience as an entrepreneur specializing in installation, repair and training of computer systems. He is currently pursuing his graduate studies at Purdue University


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