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

Osamah A. Rawashdeh Headshot

Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
446A EC; (248) 370-2866; Fax: (248) 370-4633
[email protected] 


  • BSEE (Magna Cum Laude), University of Kentucky, 2000
  • MSEE, University of Kentucky, 2003
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2005


  • Microcontrollers
  • Mixed-Signal Embedded Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Fault-Tolerant Computing


  • Unmanned systems development
  • Multicore computing for automotive power-train control
  • Embedded controls

“Microprocessors are increasingly embedded into all kinds of products and systems to make them more intelligent and able. My research is focused on the efficient implementation of such computer-controlled devices with special focus on enhancing their reliability, performance, and power consumption.” Osamah Rawashdeh, 2015


  • US$1,665,801 in total funding from NSF, DARPA, Chrysler, Ford, GM, and others
  • PI and director of the NSF REU Site in the ECE Dept. at Oakland University, 2010 - current


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)

Selected Publications 

1. N.A. Rawashdeh, O.A. Rawashdeh, and B.H. Sababha, “Vision-based Sensing of UAV Attitude and Altitude from Downward In-flight Images,” Journal of Vibration and Control, Manuscript ID JVC-14- 0719.R1, 2015.

2. A. Al-Refai and O. Rawashdeh, “An Experimental Survey of Li-Ion Battery Charging Methods,” SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains, Manuscript ID 15JAP-0011, 2015.

3. R. AbouSleiman and O. Rawashdeh, “Optimal Energy Routing for Electric Vehicles using Particle Swarm Optimization,” IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Manuscript ID ITS-2014- 0177.R1, 2014.

4. M. Ferrari, B. Harrison, O. Rawashdeh, R. Hammond, Y. Avery, M. Rawashdeh, W. Sa'deh, M. Maddens, “Clinical feasibility trial of a motion detection system for fall prevention in hospitalized older adult patients,” Geriatric Nursing, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 177-83, 2012.


  • M. Sharawi and O. Rawashdeh, “Food Calorie Counting System,” US Patent No. US 8,330,057, Dec. 11, 2012.
  • R. Vallance, B. Walcott, J. Lumpp, A. Balasubramanian, and O. Rawashdeh, "Linear actuator using shape memory wire with controller," U.S. Patent No. 7,555,900, July 7, 2009.
  • F. Abu-Farha, J. Roth, and O. Rawashdeh, "Controlled Balanced Biaxial Testing Apparatus using a Self-Centering Four-Jaw Chuck," U.S. Provisional Patent No. 61/090633, filed August 2008.
  • Vallance, R.R., S. Chikkamaranahalli, O.A. Rawashdeh, J.E. Lumpp, B. Walcott, and E. Wolsing, “System and Device for Characterizing Shape Memory Alloy Wires,” U.S. Patent No. 6,916,115, July 12, 2005.

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