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Osamah A. Rawashdeh, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Office: (248) 370-2866       
Fax: (248) 370-4633
Email: rawashd2 at oakland dot edu
Office Location: 753 Science & Engineering Building (SEB)
 
Research Interests
  • Distributed Embedded System Design
  • Dependable Computing
  • Reconfigurable and Self-Healing Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Autonomous Aerial Vehicles
Education
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, December 2005
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, May 2003
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude), December 2000
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky
    Minors: Mathematics and Computer Science
Related Work Experience
  • Assistant Professor
    08/2007 - present, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oakland University
  • Lecturer
    08/2006 – 07/2007, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • Instructor
    01/2006 – 08/2006, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • Research Fellow (Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund)
    06/2003 – 12/2005, Intelligent Dependable Embedded Architectures Lab., University of Kentucky
  • Teaching/Research Assistant
    03/2000 - 05/2003, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • Microlab Consultant
    06/1999 – 03/2000, Computing Services, University of Kentucky
  • Intern
    06/1992 - 07/1992 and 05/1998 - 06/1998, Arabia Electric LTD –SIEMENS, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Intern
    01/1992 - 05/1992, Daimler Benz AG, Hamburg, Germany
Publications
Honors and Awards
  • 2011 Oakland University Faculty Recognition Award for Service.
  • 2010 School of Engineering and Computer Science Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient 
  • 2010 Oakland University Center for Student Activities Outstanding Adviser Award Nominee
  • 2009, 2010, and 2011 Oakland University Excellence in Teaching Nominee
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, 2010.
  • Best Paper Award, Intl. Conference on Information and Communication Systems, Dec. 2009.·
  • Oakland University Research Committee (URC) Faculty Fellowship for 2009
  • 2003/04 and 2004/05 Commonwealth of Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund Fellow
  • First Place team member, UK ECE Day Design Competition, “Dependable Architectures and Reconfigurable Test Environments for UAV Control Systems,” Dec. 2004
  • Second Place, UK ECE Day Design Competition, “A Mechanically-Scanned Laser Display,” April 2002
  • First Place, UK IEEE Student Paper Contest, “A Haptic-Feedback System for General Aviation Pilots,” May 2000
  • Magna Cum Laude BSEE, Dec. 2000
  • University of Kentucky Scholars Program
  • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society member since Oct. 1999
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society member since Nov. 1999

Associations
    • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Senior Member of IEEE, since 2011
    • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and ACM-SIGPLAN, since 2003
    • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), since 2008
    • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), since 2008
    • American Radio Relay League (ARRL) – Amateur Extra Class licensee (callsign “AI4DL”)

    Professional Activities
      • OU ECE Undergraduate Affairs Committee Chair, 2011/2012
      • OU SECS Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member, 2011/2012
      • OU ECE Undergraduate Affairs Committee,  Chair (2010/2011), Member 2011/2012
      • National Planning Committee Member for the FIRST UAV Challenge Pilot Competition, since September, 2010
      • Faculty Adviser for Collegiate FIRST Robotics at Oakland University, since September 2010
      • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Michigan.
      • PI and Director of the NSF ECE Research Experience for Undergraduates Program at Oakland University (2010 - 2013)
      • IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section, CHAPTER V (C 016) Computers, Treasurer (2010/11)
      • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (2010-)
      • Reviewer for Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program (2010 and 2011)
      • Reviewer for ASEE North Central Sectional Conference (2010)
      • Reviewer for the International Confernce on Computer Engineering and Systems  (2009, 2010).
      • OU School of Engineering and Computer Science Academic Standing Committee Winter 2010.
      • OU School of Engineering and Computer Science Retention and Recruitment Committee 2009 - 2011.
      • OU School of Engineering and Computer Science Executive Committee Member (at-large) 2009 - 2011.
      • Faculty Co-Advisor, Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Student Chapter, Oakland University, since May2009.
      • Faculty Advisor, IEEE Student Chapter, Oakland University, 2008 - 2010.
      • Faculty Advisor, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) Student Chapter, Oakland University, since Aug 2008.
      • Faculty Advisor and Founder, Aerial Systems Club, Oakland University, since Jan. 2008.
      • Undergraduate Affairs (ECEGAF) committee member, ECE Dept., Oakland University, 2007/08
      • Graduate Affairs (ECEUAC) committee member, ECE Dept., Oakland University, 2007/08
      • “Project Lead the Way” Affiliate Professor for Digital Electronics.
      • Faculty Co-Advisor, Linux User Group, University of Kentucky, 2006/07
      • Faculty Co-Advisor, Tau Beta Pi Collegiate Chapter, University of Kentucky, 2006/07
      • Faulty Co-Advisor, Aerial Robotics Group, University of Kentucky, 2006/07.
      • Faculty Advisor, Kentucky Satellite (KySAT) Ground-Station Project, University of Kentucky, 2006/07
      • Judge for the 2006 UK Electrical and Computer Engineering Day Competition.

      Talks

      • "Experiences in Undergraduate Aerospace Projects," August 12, 2009., German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan.
      • "Undergraduate Education through Multidisciplinary Aerospace and Biomedical Research Projects," August 6th, 2009, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan.
      • "Self-Reconfiguration Based Fault Tolerance for Automotive Computing Systems," Chrysler Research Seminar, March 10, 2008, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
      • "Reconfiguration-Based Fault Tolerance for Distributed Embedded Systems," Sigma XI Luncheon, January 14, 2008, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
      • "Ardea: A Reconfigurable Architecture for Fault Tolerant Distributed Embedded Systems," Seminar, University of Kentucky, July 21, 2006.
      • “A Dynamically Reconfiguring Avionics Architecture for UAVs,” AIAA Aerospace @ Infotech Conference, 2005.
      • “A UAV Test and Development Environment Based on Dynamic System Reconfiguration,” ICSE - Workshop on Architecting Dependable Systems (WADS), 2005.
      M.S./Ph.D. Committee Service
      • As Chair
        • Omar Al-Hiari, PhD ECE
        • Belal Sababha, Ph.D. ECE
        • Hong Yang, MS ECE
        • Coskun Acar, MS ECE
        • Muawea Rawashdeh, MS ECE
        • Rami AbouSleiman, MS ECE, Graduated Summer 2009.
            
      • As Committee Member
        • Malarthur Stewart, Ph.D. ME.
        • Aqeel Aqeel, Ph.D. ECE
        • Yng-Hsuan Chen, , Ph.D. ECE
        • Michael Duchene, Ph.D. Sys. Engr.
        • Maged Kafafy, Ph.D. Sys. Engr.
        • Eysion A. Liu, Ph.D. Sys. Engr., Graduated Fall 2009.
      Student Project Advising
      • Graduate Students
        • Coskun Akar, ECE Grad., “PCB Layout and Airframe Enhancements of  the OU Quadrotor System,” Independent Study Project (ECE594), Winter 2010.
        • Belal Sababha, ECE Doctoral, "Embedded System Design using FPGAs," Independent Study Project (ECE594), Winter 2010.
        • Djordje Preradovic, ECE Grad., " AD HOC Networking using IR Communication for Pervasive Computing Applications," Independent Study Project (ECE594), Summer 2009. 
        • Zakaria Ahmad, ECE Grad., “Using Programmable Systems on Chips (PSoC) in BOC Converters,” Independent Study Project (ECE494), Summer 2008.

      • Undergraduate Students
        • Jeffrey Smith, EE Undergrad., “Design and Analysis of a Parachute System for Autonomous UAVs,” Independent Study Project (ECE495), Summer 2010.
        • Steve Weizbowsky, “Development of the Paparazzi Open Source Autopilot System for use with Quadrotors,” Senior Project (ECE490), Fall 2009.
        • Phillip Marine, EE Undergrad., "First-Person View for UAVs Pilots," Senior Project (ECE490), Summer 2009.
        • Hesham Odat, CE Undergrad., "Data Structures in Embedded Systems," Independent Study Project (ECE494), Summer 2009.  Erjon
        • Bejleri, CE Undergrad., "Web-Enabling Low-Power/Pervasive Embedded Systems," Independent Study Project (ECE494), Winter 2009.
        • Maurice Farah, CE Undergrad., “Implementing Ground-Based GPS Navigation Systems for UAVs,” Independent Study Project (ECE494), Winter 2009.
        • Daniel Korff, CS Undergrad., “Development of a Graphical Ground-Station User Interface for Autonomous Surveillance UAVs,” Independant Study Project (CSE 494), Winter 2008.
        • Merrilyn Schlenker, EE Undergrad., “Development of Lab Experiments using the HCS12 Microcontroller and the Dragon12+ Development Board,” Independent Study Project (ECE494), Winter 2008.
      Personal
      • Languages: Fluent in English, Arabic, and German.
      • Citizenship: Jordan and Finland.