Affiliations

    o  PhD Student, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Nanyang Technological University 

    o  Research Assistant at Jordan University of Science and Technology 

    o  Doctoral adviser: Dr. Ponnuthurai N. SuganthanDr. Mostafa Z. Ali

    o  E-mail: noor0029@ntu.edu.sg, noorawad1989@gmail.com

    o  DBLPGoogle Scholar Citations 


Biography

    o  Jan. 2012: B.Sc. - obtained from Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan. Area of study:         Computer Engineering.

    o  June. 2014: M.Sc. - obtained from Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan. Area of                 study: Computer Engineering

    o  Jan. 2016- ~: PhD student, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department (EEE), Nanyang                     
       Technological University (NTU)


Awards/Grants/Scholarships

     o  Full scholarship to finish PhD at Nanyang Technological University funded by Agency for Science,                   Technology and Research of Singapore (A*STAR) and Nanyang Technological University,  2015

     o  IEEE student grant. Travel to IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), June 2013



Selected publications (please go to research tap for a full and more recent list)

     o  Noor H. Awad, Mostafa Z. Ali, Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan, Ensemble Sinusoidal Differential Covariance Matrix Adaptation with Euclidean Neighborhood  for Solving CEC2017 Benchmark Problems, in Proc. IEEE Congr. Evol. Comput. CEC 2017. Rank 2 in CEC'17 competition       

     o  Mostafa Z. Ali, Noor H. Awad, Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan, Robert G. Reynolds, An Adaptive Multipopulation Differential Evolution With Dynamic Population Reduction, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Vol. PP, Issue, 99, pp. 1-12, Ocb. 2016

     o  Noor H. Awad, Mostafa Z. Ali, Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan, Robert G. Reynolds, An Ensemble                         Sinusoidal Parameter Adaptation incorporated with L-SHADE for Solving CEC2014 Benchmark Problems,      in Proc. IEEE Congr. Evol. Comput., WCCI 2016, Jul. Vancouver, Canada. Joint winner in CEC'16 competition     

     o  Mostafa Z. Ali, Noor H. Awad, Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan, Rehab M. Duwairi, Robert G. Reynolds: A          novel hybrid Cultural Algorithms framework with trajectory-based search for global numerical optimization. Inf. Sci. 334: 219-249 (2016)

     o  Mostafa Z. Ali, Noor H. Awad, Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan: Multi-population differential evolution with  balanced ensemble of mutation strategies for large-scale global optimization. Appl. Soft Comput. 33: 304-327 (2015)

     o  Noor H. Awad, Mostafa Z. Ali, Robert G. Reynolds: A Differential Evolution algorithm with                 success-based parameter adaptation for CEC2015 learning-based optimization. CEC 2015: 1098-1105. Rank 2 in Learning-based Real-Parameter Single Objective Optimization competition

     o  Mostafa Z. Ali, Noor H. Awad: A novel class of niche hybrid Cultural Algorithms for                        continuous engineering optimization. Inf. Sci. 267:158-190 (2014)