Shadi G. Alawneh, Ph.D.

Shadi Alawneh

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
434 EC
(248) 370-2242
Fax: (248) 370-4633

shadialawneh@oakland.edu
Website

Education

  • 2014, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada.
  • 2010, M. Eng. in Computer Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada.
  • 2008, B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

Research Interests

  • General-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU)
  • High Performance Computing
  • Embedded System Design with GPUs
  • GPUs for Automotive Technology
  • Data-Parallel Computations
  • Software Optimization
  • Numerical Simulation and Modeling
  • Software Design Analysis
  • Software Testing
  • Formal Specifications

Funding

Professional Experience

Courses

  • ECE470/570: Microprocessor-Based System Design

Associations

  • Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Jordanian Association of Engineers

Publications

  • Hyper-Real-Time Ice Simulation and Modeling Using GPGPU 
    Shadi Alawneh, Roelof Draget, Dennis Peters, Claude Daley and Stephen Bruneau, IEEE Transactions On Computers, vol 64, No. 12, December 2015, pp. 3475-3487.
  • Using Test Oracles and Formal Specifications With Test-Driven Development 
    Shadi Alawneh and Dennis Peters, International Journal Of Software Engineering And Knowledge Engineering Vol. 23, No. 03, April 2013, pp. 361-385.
  • GPU-Based Monte-Carlo Simulation for a Sea Ice Load Application 
    Sara Ayubian, Shadi Alawneh, and Jan Thijssen, Proc. the 2016 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 2016), July 2016, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Fast Quadratic Discriminant Analysis Using GPGPU for Sea Ice Forecasting 
    Shadi Alawneh, Carl Howell, and Martin Richard, Proc. The IEEE International Symposium on High Performance and Smart Computing (HPSC 2015) in conjunction with The 17th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (IEEE HPCC 2015), August 2015, New York, USA.
  • Simulation of Managed Sea Ice Loads on a Floating Offshore Platform using GPGPU-Event Mechanics 
    Claude Daley, Shadi Alawneh, Dennis Peters, and Bruce Colbourne, Proc. The International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2014), July 2014, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • GPU-Event-Mechanics Evaluation of Ice Impact Load Statistics 
    Claude Daley, Shadi Alawneh, Dennis Peters and Bruce Colbourne. Proc. The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2014), February 2014, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 2D Triangulation of Polygons on CUDA 
    Shadi Alawneh and Dennis Peters, Proc. The 2013 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2013) , July 2013, Helsinki, Finland.(Acceptance rate: 39.5%)
  • Design and Execution of Model Experiments to Validate Numerical Modelling of 2D Ship Operations in Pack Ice
  • Roelof Dragt, Stephen Bruneau and Shadi AlawnehProc. Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC 2012), IEEE, November 2012, St. John's, NL, Canada.
  • GPU Modeling of Ship Operations in Pack Ice
    Claude Daley, Shadi Alawneh, Dennis Peters, Bruce Quinton and Bruce Colbourne, Proc. The International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice (ICETECH 2012) , September 2012, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Ice Simulation Using GPGPU
    Shadi Alawneh and Dennis Peters, Proc. 14th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2012), June 2012, Liverpool, UK. (Acceptance rate: 26.2%)
  • Enhancing Performance of Simulations using GPGPU
    Shadi Alawneh and Dennis Peters, Proc. Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC 2011), IEEE , November 2011, St. John's, NL, Canada.(Oceanic Engineering Society Award)
  • Ice-Floe Simulation Viewer Tool
    Justin Adams, Justin Sheppard, Shadi Alawneh and Dennis Peters, Proc. Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC 2011), IEEE , November 2011, St. John's, NL, Canada.
  • Tool Support for Test-Driven Development Using Formal Specifications
    Shadi Alawneh and Dennis Peters, Proc. Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference (NECEC 2010), IEEE , November 2010, St. John's, NL, Canada.(Wally Read best student paper award)
  • Specification-based test oracles with junit 
    Shadi Alawneh and Dennis Peters, Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE'10) , May 2010, Calgary, Canada.
  • Test Driven Development with Oracles and Formal Specifications 
    Shadi Alawneh and Dennis Peters, The 22nd IFIP International Conference on Testing Software and Systems (ICTSS'10), November 2010, Natal, Brazil.

Honors and Awards

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Development Corporation (RDC): RDC Ignite R&D Grant, 2015 - 2017
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland: Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, The title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement throughout a graduate program, 2014
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland: Outstanding Teaching Assistant, In recognition of nomination as Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2014
  • IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section: Oceanic Engineering Society Award in the Twentieth Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, 2011
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland: full scholarship to pursue the PHD degree in Computer Engineering, 2010
  • IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section: Wally Read best student paper award in the Eighteenth Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, 2010
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland: full scholarship to pursue the M.Eng degree in Computer Engineering, 2008
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland: Merit Award, 2008
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology: graduated the Fifth among 100 students in the same batch in computer engineering department, 2008
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology: listed several times on the Collage Engineering Dean's honor list, 2003-2008