Miad Faezipour is an Associate Professor in the
Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering programs at the
University of Bridgeport (UB) and
the director of the
D-BEST Lab. She joined UB as an assistant professor in July 2011. Prior to joining
she has been a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the
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. Her research interests
lie in the broad areas of biomedical signal/image processing and behavior
analysis techniques, machine/deep learning, computer vision, high-speed packet processing architectures, and
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
Faezipour is a senior member of IEEE, EMBS and IEEE Women in Engineering.
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 an 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.
Dr. Omar Abuzaghleh
Dr. Omar Abuzaghleh is an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Technology at the University of Bridgeport. 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.
Mohammad Daneshzand has been a PhD student of Computer Science and Engineering
at the University of Bridgeport. 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. His research involves
Computational Neuroscience: Mathematical model of brain spiking neurons in normal condition and due to Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS),
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, MRI,
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.
Dr. Mohammad Daneshzand graduated in May 2019.
Currently: Research Fellow in Radiology, MGH, Harvard Medical School.
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
Khald's current research deals with biomedical signal processing (EEG/ECG), machine learning, classification and digital hardware implementations.
Dr. Khald Aboalayon graduated in Dec. 2016.
Currently: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Bridgeport, CT, USA.
Ali Al Essa
Ali Al Essa has been a PhD student in 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.
Dr. Ali Alessa graduated in Dec. 2018.
Currently: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Mohammad Aloudat has been a PhD student 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 has been 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.
Dr. Mohammad Aloudat graduated in Dec. 2018.
Razan Abdulhammed pursued her Ph.D.
in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bridgeport, CT.
Her research interests include computer networks, network security, and methods and architecture for network intrusion destection. She is a student member of the ACM, and IEEE professional societies.
Dr. Razan Abdulhammed graduated in May 2019.
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
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.
Dr. Laiali Almazaydeh graduated in May 2013.
Currently: Associate Professor of Computer Science at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan.
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.
Dr. Amer Al-Rahayfeh graduated in July 2014.
Currently: Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Thesis: Efficient Obstructive Sleep Apnea Classification Based on EEG Signals.
Currently with MEA Mobile, New haven, CT, USA.
Dheyaa graduated with a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the
University of Bridgeport in Dec. 2014.
Thesis: Denoising and Beat Detection of ECG Signal By Using FPGA.
Omar graduated with a M.S. in Computer Engineering from the
University of Bridgeport in May 2014.
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
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 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.
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.