Shadi G. Alawneh, Ph.D.

Shadi Alawneh

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

shadialawneh@oakland.edu
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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.

Teaching

  • GPU Accelerated Computing
  • Microprocessor-Based System Design

Research Interests

  • General-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU)
  • High Performance Computing
  • Embedded System Design with GPUs
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Software Optimization
  • Numerical Simulation and Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Design Analysis

Funding

Professional Experience

Associations

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

Selected Publications

1. “Implementation and Performance of a GPU-Based Monte-Carlo Framework for
Determining Design Ice Load”, Sara Ayubian, Shadi Alawneh, Martin Richard
and Jan Thijssen, Proc. The 2017 International Conference on High Performance
Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017), July 2017, Genoa, Italy.

2. “Accelerating Numerical Ice Engineering Tools Using GPGPU”, Shadi
Alawneh, Jan Willem Thijssen, and Martin Richard, Proc. the International Arctic
Technology (ATC 2016), October 2016, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

3. “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.

4. “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.

5. “Fast Quadratic Discriminant Analysis Using GPGPU for Sea Ice Forecasting”.
Shadi Alawneh, Carl Howell, and Martin Richard, Proc. The 17th IEEE
International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications
(IEEE HPCC 2015), August 2015, New York, USA.

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