Home Members Research Courses Publications News & Events Photo Gallery Contact Us
 

D-BEST Members

   

Few Words About Us

 
Faculty

 

Miad Faezipour

Miad Faezipour is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering programs at the University of Bridgeport and the director of the D-BEST Lab since July 2011. Prior to joining UB, she has been a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Texas at Dallas collaborating with the Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems and the Quality of Life Technology laboratories. She received the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas where she focused on packet content inspection, repetition-based methodologies and hardware implementation. Her research interests lie in the broad area of biomedical signal processing and behavior analysis techniques, high-speed packet processing architectures, and digital/embedded systems.

Apart from research, she is the instructor for the Digital Systems Design I & II, Advanced Digital Systems, Logic Synthesis Using FPGAs and Embedded Systems Design courses at UB, and has been the instructor for the EE/CE 5325 Hardware Modeling Using HDL course at UTD. Dr. Faezipour is a member of IEEE, EMBS and IEEE Women in Engineering.

Email: mfaezipo@bridgeport.edu

 

Dr. Abdelshakour Abuzneid

Dr. Shakour Abuzneid received B.S. in engineering degree with honors in Computer and Control Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Yarmouk University, and M.S. Degree in Computer Engineering from the School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport. He received Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Bridgeport. He is currently Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the Universty of Bridgeport, the Director of Systems and Engineering Laboratories and the Associate Dean for international initiatives at the University of Bridgeport. He is the founder and director of the Emerging Communications Technologies Research Center at the University of Bridgeport. His background and research interest are in the fields of computer science and engineering, computer communications, networks, computer, cyber and networks security, wireless and mobile communications, the Internet-of-Things, Machine-to-Machine communications, cloud computing and virtualization, control theory, robotics, and automation.

Email: abuzneid@bridgeport.edu

 

Dr. Omar Abuzaghleh

Dr. Omar Abuzaghleh is the Computing Laboratories System Manager at the University of Bridgeport. He is a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department. His research interests are in the areas of Medical Image Analysis, High Performance Computing, Big Data, Network Security, and Cloud Computing. He is a member of several professional organizations and specialty labs, including: ACM, IEEE, International Honor Society for The Computing and Information Disciplines (UPE), and the Digital/Biomedical Embedded Systems and Technology (D-BEST) Lab.

Email: oabuzagh@bridgeport.edu

 

Students

 

Mohammad Daneshzand

Mohammad Daneshzand is a PhD student of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport since 2014. He received a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Semnan University, Semnan, Iran in 2009 and an M.Sc in Bio Electric Engineering from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran in 2012. He worked as a lecturer at Shahid Beheshti Vocational Institute from 2012 to 2014 focusing on Electrical and computer engineering courses such as Digital Design, Circuit and System, Electronics and Biomedical Image and Signal Processing. Currently he is working on Computational Neuroscience: Mathematical model of brain spiking neurons in normal condition and due to Parkinson's Disease, Neural mass models and implementation of neurons spiking pattern on FPGA Digital boards. His other interests include Biomedical Signal and Image Processing: Prediction of epileptic seizures based on multi-channel EEG signal, Wavelet for medical application, Image assisted drug delivery and Tumor detection via image processing techniques as well as System Identification & Pattern Recognition: Medical data Classification, Fuzzy Logic for medical application, Computational reduction using classification algorithm & mutual information.

Email: mdaneshz@my.bridgeport.edu

 

Khald Ali I. Aboalayon

Khald Ali I. Aboalayon was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Higher Education of Libya to pursue a PhD at the University of Bridgeport. In 2000, he got a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Sebha University in Libya. After graduating, he worked as a computer systems engineer at AlJufra High Center of Polytechnics. In 2005, after receiving a M.Sc. in Computer Science with a focus on intelligent systems from the University Utara Malaysia (UUM), he worked as an assistant lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science in Sebha University, specializing in the area of Artificial Intelligence technology and related fields.

Khald joined the Computer Centre at Sebha University as a part-time consultant in area of data mining researcher. He completed a thorough study evaluating the training performance of classifiers in terms of Root Mean Square Error (RMSE), training time and complexity. The study was based on different data sets that were obtained from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) machine learning database and tested by the WEKA software machine learning tools.

Khald's current research deals with biomedical signal processing (EEG/ECG), machine learning, classification and digital hardware implementations.

Email: kaboalay@my.bridgeport.edu

Dr. Khald Aboalayon graduated in Dec. 2016.

Currently: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Bridgeport, CT, USA.

 

Ali Al Essa

Ali Al Essa is a PhD student of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport. Ali received his bachelor's degree from the College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2004, and his Master's degree from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA in 2008. Ali used to work as an instructor at the Institute of Public Administration, Riyadh and Arab Open University, Saudi Arabia. He is a member of Golden Key International Honor Society and the International Honor Society for The Computing and Information Disciplines (UPE). Ali's research interests include Medical Data Mining and Analytics, parallel computing and database management systems.

Email: aalessa@my.bridgeport.edu

 



Mohammad Aloudat

Mohammad Aloudat is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering at the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, USA. He received the B.S. degree in Computer Science from Yarmouk University, Jordan, in 2004, and the M.S. degree in Information Technology from Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia in 2007. He is currently a Research/Graduate Assistant at the School of Engineering, UB, and a research member of D-BEST lab. His research interests are mainly in biomedical image processing and human-computer interfaces.

Email: maloudat@my.bridgeport.edu


 

Razan Abdulhammed

Razan Abdulhammed is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport, CT. Her current research interests include computer networks and network security. She is a student member of the ACM, and IEEE professional societies.

Email: rabdulha@my.bridgeport.edu


 

Laiali Almazaydeh

Laiali Almazaydeh has been a Ph.D. student of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport. She received a B.S. in Computer Science from Al Hussein Bin Talal University and an M.S. in Computer Information Systems from the Arab Academy for Banking and Finance Science in 2003 and 2007, respectively. She worked as an instructor at Al Hussein Bin Talal University (2004 - 2008). She has been awarded scholarship from Jordan for pursuing PhD studies.

In February 2011, Almazaydeh was invited to the United Nations in Manhattan to lead panels aimed at attracting more women into the field of science and technology. The American Association of University Women asked her talk to about the status of women and girls rights globally, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.

Recently, Laiali has also been awarded financial scholarship from Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honors society for computing and information sciences. She was selected based on her superlative academic record, extracurricular activities, and recommendations from academic advisers. Laiali's research interests are in wireless sensor networks and Human Computer Interaction.

Email: lalmazay@bridgeport.edu

Dr. Laiali Almazaydeh graduated in May 2013.

Currently: Assistant Professor of Software Engineering in Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan.

 

Amer Al-Rahayfeh

Amer Al-Rahayfeh has been a Ph.D. student of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Mutah University in 2000 and an M.S.in Computer Information Systems from The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial in 2004. He worked as an Instructor at The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial from 2006 - 2008.

Amer's research interests are in Wireless multimedia sensor
networks and multimedia database systems.

Email: aalrahay@my.bridgeport.edu

Dr. Amer Al-Rahayfeh graduated in July 2014.

Currently: Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems in Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan.

 

Ahmad Abushakra

Ahmad Abushakra has been a Ph.D. candidate majoring in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport. Abushakra received his B.S degree in Management Information System from Philadelphia University in 2004 and his M.S. degree in Management Information System/E-Business from the Arab Academy for Banking and Finance Science in 2007. After graduating he worked for The Arab Education Forum as Web Developer until August 2008. In September 2008, he became an Information Technology Manager for The Arab Education Forum.

Abushakra has been a Research Assistant and Graduate Assistant in the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport since September 2010. His research interests are in the areas of Smart Phones, Virtual Reality, Mobile web application and web technologies.

Email: aabushak@bridgeport.edu

Dr. Ahmad Abushakra graduated in July 2013.

Currently: Assistant Professor of Information Technology in Sohar College of Applied Sciences, Oman.

 

Ammar M. Odeh

Ammar M. Odeh has earned the M.S. degree in Computer Science College of King Abdullah II School for Information Technology (KASIT) at the University of Jordan in Dec. 2005 and the B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hashemite University. He has worked as a Lab Supervisor in Philadelphia University (Jordan) and Lecturer in Philadelphia University for the ICDL courses and as technical support for online examinations for two years. He served as a Lecturer at the IT, (ACS,CIS ,CS) Department of Philadelphia University in Jordan, and also worked at the Ministry of Higher Education (Oman, Sur College of Applied Science) for two years. Ammar joined the University of Bridgeport as a PhD student of Computer Science and Engineering in August 2011. His area of concentration is reverse software engineering, computer security, and wireless networks. Specifically, his research interests include stegonagraphy and enhancing computer security for data transmission over wireless networks. He has also been actively involved in academic community, outreach activities and student recruiting and advising.

Email: aodeh@my.bridgeport.edu

Dr. Ammar M. Odeh graduated in May 2015.

Currently: Assistant Professor of AlMaarefa Colleges for Science and Technology, College of Applied Sciences - Computer Science and Information Systems Department, Saudi Arabia.


 

Salam Al Khammasi

Salam graduated with a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport in May 2015.

Email: salkhamm@my.bridgeport.edu

Thesis: Hardware-Based FIR Filter Design and Implementations For ECG Signal Denoising.

 

Wafaa S. Almuhammadi

Wafaa graduated with a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport in May 2015.

Email: walmuham@my.bridgeport.edu

Thesis: Efficient Obstructive Sleep Apnea Classification Based on EEG Signals.

Currently with MEA Mobile, New haven, CT, USA.

 

Dheyaa Alhelal

Dheyaa graduated with a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport in Dec. 2014.

Email: dalhelal@my.bridgeport.edu

Thesis: Denoising and Beat Detection of ECG Signal By Using FPGA.

 

Omar Yahya

Omar graduated with a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Bridgeport in May 2014.

Email: oyahya@my.bridgeport.edu

Thesis: Automatic Detection and Profiling Classification of Acoustic Breathing Phases.

 

Helen T. Ocbagabir

Helen T. Ocbagabir has been a M. S. Student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Bridgeport. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Asmara, Eritrea in 2008. Helen worked as Graduate assistant in Eritrea Institute of Technology from a year before her graduation, 2007- 2011.
Helen's interest area is in the areas of embedded systems application in Biomedical Engineering concentrating in Bio-telemetry.

Email: hocbagab@bridgeport.edu

Helen T. Ocbagabir graduated in July 2013.

Thesis: Efficient EEG Analysis for Seizure Monitoring in Epileptic Patients.

Currently with Mathworks Inc., Natick, MA, USA.


Sarah Michels

Sarah graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport in May 2013. Sarah received the Undergraduate Fellowship from the CT Space Grant Consortium in Spring 2013 for her involvement in D-BEST lab's research.

Email: smichels@my.bridgeport.edu

Currently Software Engineer at Morgan Stanley, NY, USA.

 

 

What We Do

 

The Digital/Biomedical Embedded Systems & Technology (D-BEST) Laboratory at the School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport integrates various biomedical signal processing research areas with digital/embedded systems design and implementation.


Campus Map

 

Download a printable version of the campus map (PDF)

Photo Gallery

 University of Bridgeport , Engineering-Technology Building , 221 University Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA