The following list includes faculty grants only. Graduate student grants are now handled exclusively by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. Please contact Dr. Shaarawi’s office for news about the status of applications for Graduate Student Grants.

In some cases, adjustments have been made to the requested budgets; please do not assume that you have received the full amount requested.

My office will process the checks for the following grants as quickly as we can, but please allow some time for this to happen, since there is a very heavy workload for my assistant (Nancy Wadie) once the grant decisions are made. If you have not yet provided a letter of acceptance from the conference for which you have received a grant, please note that no check will be issued until we receive such a letter.

If you see any typographical or other errors, or if you believe yourself to be wrongly missing from this list, please contact me immediately at gharman@aucegypt.edu.

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Ahmed Abdel-Meguid (ACCT). Paris, France. May 2013.

*Neveen Ahmed (MGMT). New York, USA. May 2013.

*Mohamad Al-Ississ (ECON). Stanford, CA, USA. April 2013.

*Nizar Becheikh (MGMT). Porto Alegre, Brazil. April 2013.

*Mohammed Bouaddi (ECON). Montreal, Canada. April 2013.

*Mohammed Bouaddi (ECON). Montreal, Canada. May-June 2013.

*Hala El-Ramly (ECON). Granada, Spain. June 2013.

*Abeer El-Shennawy (ECON). Prague, Czech Republic. July 2013.

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). Las Vegas, USA. March 2013.

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). Paris, France. June 2013.

*Mohamed Hegazy (ACCT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2013.

*Pierre Rostan (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2013.

*Samir Youssef (MGMT). London, UK. June 2013.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). Stockholm, Sweden. June 2013.

*Hussein Amin (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2013.

*Nesrine Badawi (Law). Cambridge, UK. May 2013.

*Shahjahan Bhuiyan (PPAD). Manama, Bahrain. June 2013.

*Shahjahan Bhuiyan (PPAD). Grenoble, France. June 2013.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2013.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Mechelen, Belgium. July 2013.

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2013.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). Charlotte, NC, USA. April 2013.

*Scott MacLeod (JRMC). Santa Barbara, CA, USA. February 2013.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Hala Abd El-Wahab (ALI). New Orleans, USA. October 2013.

*Dalal Abou El Seoud (ALI). New Orleans, USA. October 2013.

*Hossam El-Din Attiah (ELI). Dubai, UAE. March 2013.

*Catarina Belo (PHIL). Paris, France. June 2013.

*Catarina Belo (PHIL). Lund, Sweden. August 2013.

*Victoria Clark (RHET). Osaka, Japan. April 2013.

*Matthew Crippen (PHIL). Exeter, UK. July 2013.

*Amani Demian (ELI). Liverpool, UK. April 2013.

*Christian Donath (POLS). Paris, France. March 2013.

*Ira Dworkin (ECLT). Accra, Ghana. May 2013.

*Atta Gebril (ELI). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2013.

*Mona Kamal Hassan (ALI). New Orleans, USA. October 2013.

*Hanan Kamal Hassanein (ALI). New Orleans, USA. October 2013.

*Salima Ikram (SAPE). Cincinnati, OH, USA. April 2013.

*Doris Jones (RHET). Washington, USA. March 2013.

*Hanan Kholoussy (HIST). New Orleans, USA. October 2013.

*Heba Kotb (SAPE). New Orleans, USA. March 2013.

*William Melaney (ECLT). Cambridge, MA, USA. June 2013.

*Afaf Mishriki (ELI). Liverpool, UK. April 2013.

*Ian Morrison (SAPE). London, UK. April 2013.

*Yasmine Motawy (RHET). Maastricht, The Netherlands. August 2013.

*Rose Parfitt (POLS). Cambridge, MA, USA. June 2013.

*Marilyn Plumlee (ELI). Jyvaskyla, Finland. June 2013.

*Gavin Rae (PHIL). Lisbon, Portugal. July 2013.

*Yasmine Aly Salah El-Din (ELI). Liverpool, UK. April 2013.

*Mate Tokić (HIST). London, UK. April 2013.

*Shahira Mahmoud Yacout (ALI). New Orleans, USA. October 2013.

*Andrea Young (RHET). Boston, USA. March 2013.

 

LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Meggan Houlihan (LIB). Indianapolis, IN, USA. April 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Hany Fayek Abdalla (MENG). Paris, France. July 2013.

*Nageh Allam (PHYS). San Francisco, USA. April 2013.

*Sherif Aly (CSCE). Shanghai, China. April 2013.

*Salah Arafa (PHYS). Valencia, Spain. March 2013.

*Rachid Belhachemi (MACT). Montreal, Canada. August 2013.

*Ayman Elezabi (EENG). Budapest, Hungary. June 2013.

*Tarek Elkewidy (PENG). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. March 2013.

*Khalil Elkhodary (MENG). Raleigh, NC, USA. July 2013.

*Wael Hassan (CANG). Kos Island, Greece. June 2013.

*Safwan Khedr (CANG). Honolulu, HI, USA. June 2013.

*Magda Mostafa (CANG). Oxford, UK. October 2013.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). Berlin, Germany. December 2012.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). San Diego, CA, USA. May 2013.

*Sherif Safar (CANG). Honolulu, HI, USA. June 2013.

*Ezzeldin Soliman (PHYS). Karlsruhe, Germany. March 2013.

*El Sayed Zanoun (MENG). Jeju, South Korea. May 2013.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). “Canada vs. UK: Work Practice.” Victoria, BC, Canada. April-May 2013.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Allison Hodgkins (PPAD). “Separate from Peace: The 1994 Wadi Araba Treaty and Politics of Survival.” Amman, Jordan. March-June 2013.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Atta Gebril (ELI). “Test Preparation in Egypt and Germany: Secondary School teachers’ Beliefs and Practices.” Berlin, Germany. June-July 2013.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). “Imitation, Appropriation, and Pseudotranslation: The Ethics of Literary Theft in Galway Kinnell’s Black Light and Sadeq Hedayat’s The Blind Owl.” Bloomington, IN, USA. July-August 2013.

*Gavin Rae (PHIL). “Emergent Morphology: Ontology, Law, and the Question of Anthropocentrism.” Madrid, Spain. July-August 2013.

*Surti Singh (PHIL). “Adorno’s Concept of Experience: Rethinking the Post-Metaphysical Turn in Critical Theory.” Berlin, Germany. June 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mina Abd-el-Malek. “Visit to Specialized Library in the Field of Theoretical Mechanics.” Udine, Italy. March 2013.

*Wael Ahmed (CHEM). “Novel Polymer Nanocomposites and Electrospun Natural Remedies Nanofibers and Their Applications.” Cairo. March-May 2013.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). “Development and Characterization of ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Bioanocomposite Polymeric Blends for Water Desalination and Purification.” Cairo. March 2013-February 2014.

*Khaled Tarabieh (CANG). “Measurement of the Thermal Characteristics of External Envelope Materials for Typical Residential Buildings in Egypt Using the Hot Box Guarded Method ASTM C1363.” Cairo. April-May 2013.

 

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Hassanein Amer (EENG). “Traffic Control for Intelligent Transportation System Using LTE.” Cairo. March 2013-February 2014.

 

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). “Teaching International Public Relations Colloquium.” Charlotte, NC, USA. April 2013.

 

GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Stacie Rissmann-Joyce (GSE). “The Future of Learning.” Cambridge, MA, USA. July-August 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Yasser Gadallah (EENG). “ABET Accreditation Workshop.” Portland, OR, USA. April 2013.

*Karim Seddik (EENG). “ABET Accreditation Workshop.” Portland, OR, USA. April 2013.

 

CO-ORDINATION OF CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GRANTS

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Magda Shahin (CASAR). “The Politics and Practice of American Studies in the Middle East.” April 2013.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*David Blanks (HIST). “Big History on Dar al-Islam.” June-July 2013.

*Mounira Soliman (ECLT). “Literature and Representation of Identity.” April 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). “Learning from Cairo: Global Perspectives and Future Visions.” April 2013.

 

The following list includes faculty grants only. Graduate student grants are now handled exclusively by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. Please contact Dr. Shaarawi’s office for news about the status of applications for Graduate Student Grants.

My office will process the checks for the following grants as quickly as we can, but please allow some time for this to happen, since there is a very heavy workload for my assistant (Nancy Wadie) once the grant decisions are made. If you have not yet provided a letter of acceptance from the conference for which you have received a grant, no check will be issued until we receive such a letter.

If you see any typographical or other errors, or if you believe yourself to be wrongly missing from this list, please contact me immediately at gharman@aucegypt.edu.

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Mohamed A. Elbannan (ACCT). Frankfurt, Germany. February 2013.

*Mohamed Elbarkouky (MGMT). Montreal, QC, Canada. May-June 2013.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). Las Vegas, USA. February 2013.

*Khaled Samaha (ACCT). Paris, France. May 2013.

*Hamed Shamma (MGMT). Sharjah, UAE. February 2013.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Usha Natarajan (Law). St. Andrews, Scotland, UK. April-May 2013.

 

GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Heba El-Deghaidy (GSE). Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. April 2013.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Tahia Abdel Nasser (ECLT). Boston, USA. January 2013.

*Ashraf Abdou (ALI). Bloomington, IN, USA. February-March, 2013.

*Catarina Belo (PHIL). Lisbon, Portugal. April 2013.

*Jason Blum (HIST). Baltimore, USA. March 2013.

*Carol Clark (ELI). Dallas, USA. March 2013.

*Brooke Comer (RHET). Boston, USA. March 2013.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Riga, Latvia. May 2013.

*Atta Gebril (ELI). Munich, Germany. August 2012.

*Nagwa Kassabgy (ELI). Dallas, USA. March 2013.

*Sanaa Makhlouf (ELI). Liverpool, UK. April 2013.

*Ian Morrison (SAPE). New York, USA. February 2013.

*Yasmine Motawy (RHET). Boston, USA. March 2013.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). Boston, USA. January 2013.

*Alissa Nostas (ELI). Dubai, UAE. March 2013.

*Susanne Rizzo (ELI). Dubai, UAE. March 2013.

*Nadine Sika (POLS). Mersin, Turkey. March 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Khaled El-Ayat (CSCE). Nuremberg, Germany. February 2013.

*Sherine El Baradei (CANG). Rome, Italy. February 2013.

*Mohamed Elbarkouky (CANG). University Park, PA, USA. April 2013.

*Tarek Elkewidy (PENG). Kuwait City, Kuwait. December 2012.

*Lotfi Gaafar (MENG). Cocoa Beach, FL, USA. March 2013.

*Adel Ragab (PENG). Cairo. April 2013.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Innsbruck, Austria. February 2013.

*Nagwa Sherif (CANG). Milan, Italy. September 2013.

*Mohamed Swillam (PHYS). San Francisco, USA. February 2013.

*Mohamed Swillam (PHYS). Sharjah, UAE. March 2013.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Mohamed Hegazy (ACCT). “Content Analysis on Minutes of an Audit Committee: The Egyptian Perspective.” Cairo. August 2012-February 2013.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). “Assessing the Impact of European Standards for Internal Quality Assurance on Students’ Satisfaction and Intention Behavior.” Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland. January-June 2013.

*Khaled Samaha (ACCT). “Reporting and Governance Reform and the Timeliness of Financial Reports in an Emerging Capital Market: Evidence from Egypt.” Cairo. October 2012-September 2013.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). “Military Spending and Natural Resourcces: Evidence from Rentier States in Middle East and North Africa.” Cairo. December 2012-May 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Shereef Abdel-Azeem (EENG). “Online Arabic Handwriting Recognition.” Cairo. September 2012-August 2013.

*Ahmed Abou-Auf (MENG). “Fault Modeling and Worst-Case Test Vectors for Failures Induces in FPGAs by Total Ionizing Radiation.” Cairo. October 2012-September 2013.

*Nageh Allam (PHYS). “Hybrid Metal/Semiconductor Nanostructured Electrodes for Photo-Induced Charge Separation: Application to Solar-Driven Hydrogen Production.” Pasadena, CA. May-September 2013.

*Edwin Cruz-Rivera (BIOL). “Interactions Between Ontogeny, Autonomy, and Gut Flora in an Intertidal Crab.” Ain Sukhna, Egypt. Januar-September 2013.

*Tarek Elkewidy (PENG). “Characterization of the Egyptian Oil Shale Potentials for Economical Hydrocarbon Production as Unconventional Resources Integrated with Renewable Energy.” Cairo. February 2013-February 2014.

*Sherif Safar (CANG). “Shear Strengthening of Steel Plate Girders Using CFRP.” Cairo. January-April 2013.

*Adel Salem (PENG). “Application of Nanotechnology for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Egyptian Oil Fields.” Cairo. February-May 2013.

*Mohamed Serry (MENG). “Fabrication of MEMS Microstrip Patch Antennas Utilizing Novel Flexible Nanostructured Composite Substrates for Wearable and Implantable Biomedical Applications.” KAUST, Saudi Arabia. December 2012-September 2013.

 

 

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Kim Fox (JRMC). “Sounds Elemental: Gravity.” Brooklyn, NY, USA. December 2012.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Doris Jones (RHET). “First-Year Experience: Building Best Practices for Sustainable and Life-Long Learning for AUC Students and the Community.” Orlando, FL, USA. February 2013.

*Robert Williams (ELI). “Observation and Interaction in Online Beginning Foreign Language Courses.” Chapel Hill, NC, USA. February 2013.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). “2013 ABET Assessment.” Portland, OR, USA. April 2013.

*Nagwa Sherif (CANG). “What Defines the Quality of an Architectural Student: Assessment of Screening Mechanisms for the Admission of Architectural Engineering Students at AUC.” Cairo. December 2012-April 2013.

The following list includes faculty grants only. Graduate student grants are now handled exclusively by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Dean of Graduate Studies. Please contact Dr. Shaarawi’s office for news about the status of applications for Graduate Student Grants.

My office will process the checks for the following grants as quickly as we can, but please allow some time for this to happen, since there is a very heavy workload for my assistant (Nancy Wadie) once the grant decisions are made. If you have not yet provided a letter of acceptance from the conference for which you have received a grant, no check will be issued until we receive such a letter.

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS


BUS (School of Business)

*Ahmed Abdel-Meguid (ACCT). Washington, DC, USA. August 2012.

*Neveen Ahmed (MGMT). Cambridge, UK. June 2012.

*Samer Atallah (ECON). Calgary, AB, Canada. June 2012.

*Samer Atallah (ECON). Athens, Greece. July 2012.

*Mohammed Bouaddi (ECON). Montreal, QC, Canada. May 2012.

*Mohammed Bouaddi (ECON). Calgary, AB, Canada. June 2012.

*Mohamed Elbannan (ACCT). Rome. Italy. June 2012.

*Mohamed Elbannan (ACCT). Washington, DC, USA. August 2012.

*Dalia ElEdel (ECON). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Dalia ElEdel (ECON). Valencia, Spain. June 2012.

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Ibrahim Hegazy (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Glenn Williams (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hussein Amin (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2012.

*Mohamed Elmasry (JRMC). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

*Usha Natarajan (Law). Cambridge, MA, USA. May-June 2012.

*Gianluca Parolin (Law). Rabat, Morocco. June 2012.

*Gianluca Parolin (Law). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Sheila Peuchaud (JRMC). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Tahia Abdel Nasser (ECLT). Beirut, Lebanon. May 2012.

*Holger Albrecht (POLS). New Orleans, USA. August-September 2012.

*Soraya Altorki (SAPE). Cambridge, UK. July 2012.

*Mona Amer (SAPE). Orlando, FL, USA. August 2012.

*David Blanks (HIST). Grand Rapids, MI. August 2012.

*Jason Blum (HIST). Chicago, USA. November 2012.

*Ebony Coletu (RHET). Philadelphia, USA. May 2012.

*Ira Dworkin (ECLT). San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 2012.

*Andrea Eberle (SAPE). Rome, Italy. September 2012.

*Amina Elbendary (ARIC). Prague, Czech Republic. August-September

2012.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Paris, France. September 2012.

*Raghda El Essawi (ALI). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Nadia Harb (ALI). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Hani Henry (SAPE). Klagenfurt, Austria. July 2012.

*Hanan Kholoussy (HIST). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Sanaa Makhlouf (ELI). Dubrovnik, Croatia. June 2012.

*Rose Parfitt (POLS). New York, USA. May 2012.

*Michael Reimer (HIST). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Yasmine Salah El-Din. Ankara, Turkey. May-June 2012.

 

LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Carolyn Runyon (Library). San Diego, USA. August 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Shereef Abdelazeem (EENG). Bari, Italy. September 2012.

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). Philadelphia, USA. July 2012.

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). Washington, DC, USA. November 2012.

*Mohamed Aly (MENG). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

*Sherif Aly (CSCE). Istanbul, Turkey. June 2012.

*Hassan Azzazy (CHEM). Santa Clara, CA, USA. June 2012.

*Florin Balasa (CSCE). Karlsruhe, Germany. June 2012.

*Necla Demir (CHEM). Las Vegas, NV, USA. June 2012.

*Mohamed El-Morsi (MENG). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

*Nermine El Sissi (MACT). Madison, WI, USA. August 2012.

*Wafik Lotfalla (MACT). Clearwater, FL, USA. June 2012.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). Kobe, Japan. October 2012.

*Magda Mostafa (CANG). Barcelona, Spain. June 2012.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Groningen, The Netherlands. June 2012.

*Mohammed M. Sadek (MACT). Würzburg, Germany. August 2012.

*Sherif Saleh Safar (CANG). Dubrovnik, Croatia. September 2012.

*Mohamed Shalan (CSCE). San Francisco, USA. June 2012.

*Ahmed H. Sherif (CANG). Lima, Peru. November 2012.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

Core (Teaching Fellow)

*Karl Galle (Core). “Art, Science, and the Mathematical Communities Who Brought Them Together in Renaissance Central Europe.” Nuremberg, Germany & Munich, Germany, and London, UK. July-August 2012.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). “Darfur Political Economy: A Quest for Development.” Cairo.  June-October 2012.

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). “Oil and OPEC: Oligopoly or Oligarchy.” Cairo. June 2012-May 2013.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Richard Fincham (PHIL). “Faith and Reason: The Role of Human Skepticism in the Development of German Idealism.” Tübingen, Germany. August 2012.

*Salima Ikram (SAPE). “Plymouth Museum Animal Mummies.” Plymouth, UK. June 2012.

*Gavin Rae (PHIL). “Thinking About Thought: Hegel, Heidegger, and Deleuze.” Madrid, Spain. June-July 2012.

*Mark Westmoreland (SAPE). “Catastrophic Images: Documenting the Wars in Lebanon.” Beirut, Lebanon. May-June 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Karim Addas (PHYS). “Force Calibration for Optical Traps Employed for Microrheology of Non-equilibrium in vitro and in vivo Cytoskeletal Systems.” Göttingen, Germany.  October 2012.

*Asma Amleh (BIOL). “Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Coated Nylon: Novel Biomaterial for Prosthetic Implants.” Cairo.  June 2012-June 2013.

*Mohab Anis (EENG). “Design of Nanometer SRAM Circuits for Yield Maximization.” Cairo and Waterloo, ON, Canada. July-December 2012.

*Mahmoud Farag (MENG). “Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design, 3rd edition.” Cairo and London. June 2012-April 2013.

*Walid Fouad (BIOL). “Molecular Characterization of Transgenic Bahiagrass Expressing Regulatory and Structural Genes Conferring Freezing and Chilling Tolerances.” Gainesville, FL, USA. June 2012-Janaury 2013.

*Magdi Moustafa (MACT). “Availability of Cloud Computing Systems Subject to Hardware and Software Failures.” Storrs, CT, USA. September 2012.

*Jehane Ragai (CHEM). “Anti-tumor and Anti-LeishmanialCharacteristics of Some Nitrogen and/or Sulfur Containing Heterocyclic Compounds.” Cairo. May 2012-May 2013.

*Ahmed H. Sherif (CANG). “Sustainable Hospital Architecture: Configuration of the Window Openings of Intensive Care Units for Comfort and Energy Saving.” Cairo. September 2012-December 2012.

*Suher Zada (BIOL). “The Cytokine and Chemokine Profiles in Egyptian

Hepatitis C Virus Genotype-4 in Relation to Liver Disease Progression.” Cairo. June 2012-May 2013.

 

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

 

BUS (School of Business)

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). “Case Teaching Workshop.” London, ON, Canada. August 2012.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ahmed Moustafa (BIOL). “Development of Course: Systems and Comparative Genomics.” Roscoff, France and Reykjavik, Iceland. June 2012.

 

The following list includes only faculty grants. Graduate student grants are now handled exclusively by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Dean of Graduate Studies. Please contact Dean Shaarawi’s office for news about graduate student grant applications.

My office will process the checks for the following grants as quickly as we can, but please allow some time for processing, since there is a very heavy workload for my assistant, Nancy Wadie, once the grant decisions are made. If you have not yet provided a letter of acceptance from a conference for which you have received a grant, no check will be issued until we receive such a letter.

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Mohamad Al-Issis (ECON). Stanford, CA, USA. April 2012.

*Nizar Becheikh (MGMT). Hsinchu, Taiwan. March 2012.

*Khaled Dahawy (ACCT). Ljubljana, Slovenia. May 2012.

*Hala El-Ramly (ECON). Rome, Italy. June 2012.

*Mohamed Hegazy (ACCT). Ljubljana, Slovenia. May 2012.

*Mohamed Hegazy (ACCT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Dina Rateb (MGMT). Provo, UT, USA. April 2012.

*Dina Rateb (MGMT). Vienna, Austria. May 2012.

*Hamed Shamma (MGMT). Milan, Italy. May-June 2012.

*Khaled Soliman (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Samir Youssef (MGMT). Nottingham, United Kingdom. April 2012.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Dalia Ashmawi (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2012.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2012.

*Benjamin Geer (MEST). Beirut, Lebanon. July 2012.

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2012.

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). London, United Kingdom. April 2012.

 

GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Ana Gil Garcia (GSE). Vancouver, Canada. April 2012.

*Ted Purinton (GSE). Barcelona, Spain. June 2012.

*Stacie Rissmann-Joyce (GSE). San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2012.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Hala Abd AlHak (SAPE). San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2012.

*Mona Amer (SAPE). Cape Town, South Africa. July 2012.

*Mariam Ayad (SAPE). Providence, RI, USA. April 2012.

*Dalia Basiouny (PVA). Dearborn, MI, USA. May-June 2012.

*Amy Carrillo (SAPE). Cape Town, South Africa. July 2012.

*Victoria Clark (RHET). Lodz, Poland. May 2012.

*Matthew Crippen (PHIL). Windsor, ON, Canada. April 2012.

*Matthew Crippen (PHIL). Waterloo, ON, Canada. May 2012.

*Aissa Deebi (PVA). Austin, TX, USA. March 2012.

*Ira Dworkin (ECLT). Beirut, Lebanon. May 2012.

*Rasha Essam (ALI). Lexington, KY, USA. April 2012.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Loughborough, England. March 2012.

*Atta Gebril (ELI). Ankara, Turkey. May-June 2012.

*Camilo Gómez-Rivas (ARIC). Toronto, Canada. April 2012.

*Hani Henry (SAPE). Las Vegas, USA. February 2012.

*Abeer Heider (ALI). Bologna, Italy. March 2012.

*Sean McMahon (POLS). Madrid, Spain. July 2012.

*Yasmine Motawy (RHET). London, United Kingdom. August 2012.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). Santa Clara, CA, USA. April 2012.

*Alissa Nostas (ELI). Dubai, UAE. March 2012.

*Bernard O’Kane (ARIC). Philadelphia, USA. March-April 2012.

*Rashmika Pandya (PHIL). Tallinn, Estonia. May-June 2012.

*Gavin Rae (PHIL). London, United Kingdom. February 2012. (retroactive)

*Heba Salem (PHIL). Oxford, United Kingdom. May 2012.

*Shahira Yacout (ALI). Denver, USA. November 2012.

 

LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Meggan Houlihan (Library). Anahaeim, CA, USA. June 2012.

*Hoda Mostafa (CLT). Buffalo, NY, USA. May 2012.

*Carolyn Runyon (Library). Anaheim, CA, USA. June 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Abdel-Mooty (CANG). São Paulo, Brazil. July 2012.

*Sherif Aly (CSCE). Lugano, Switzerland. March 2012.

*Asma Amleh (BIOL). Montreal, Canada. November 2011. (retroactive)

*Mustafa Arafa (MENG). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

*Hassan Azzazy (CHEM). Frankfurt, Germany. March 2012.

*Rachid Belhachemi (MACT). Venice, Italy. April 2012.

*Gregg De Young (MACT). Seoul, South Korea. July 2012.

*Mohamed Elbarkouky (CANG). Edmonton, Canada. June 2012.

*Lamyaa El-Gabry (MENG). Copenhagen, Denmark. June 2012.

*Jeff Langman (CORE). Venice, Italy. June 2012.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). Birmingham, UK. April 2012.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Dublin, Ireland. June 2012.

*Karim Seddik (EENG). Paris, France. April 2012.

*Mohamed Shalan (CSCE). San Francisco, USA. June 2012.

*Nagwa Sherif (CANG). Paris, France. July 2012.


RESEARCH GRANTS

 

BUS (School of Business)

*Mohamad Al-Ississ (ECON). “Eliciting the Price of Religiosity Through a Laboratory Experiment on Islamic Banking.” Cairo. March 2012-March 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). “Hybridizing Ant Colony and Particle Swarm Optimization.” Rolla, MO, USA. August 2012.

*Nageh K. Allam (PHYS). “Design and Assembly of Nanostructured Electrodes for Solar-Driven Fuel Production.” Cambridge, MA, USA & Cairo. April 2012-January 2013.

*Florin Balasa (CSCE). “Power Analysis and Optimization Techniques for the Memory System in Digital Signal Processing.” Leuven, Belgium & Cairo. October 2012-September 2013.

*Salah El-Haggar (MENG). “Natural Fiber Plastic Composites.” Cairo. March 2012-March 2013.

*Amal Esawi (MENG). “Hierarchically-Designed Ultra High Strength Materials.” Cairo. Summer 2012-Summer 2013.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). “Regression Analysis by Example, Fifth Edition.” New York, USA & Cairo. February-August, 2012.

*Ezzeldin Soliman (PHYS). “Novel Micromachined Dielectric Resonator Antennas (DRA) for mm-Wave Applications.” Leuven, Belgium & Cairo. June-July 2012.

 

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT GRANT

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Maki Habib (MENG). “Mechatronics Engineering: Research Development and Education.” Aveiro, Portugal. March 2012-January 2013.

 

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANT

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Sheila Peuchaud (JRMC). “Multimedia Bootcamp.” Chapel Hill, NC, USA. May 2012.


HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences

*Sophie Farag (ELI). “Building Prospective Group Dynamics” & “Successful Pronunciation Teaching and Learning.” Canterbury, United Kingdom. Summer 2012.

*Christopher Faulk (RHET). “2012 Digital Media and Composition Institute.” Columbus, OH, USA. Summer 2012.

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). “2012 ABET Assessment Workshop and Program.” St. Louis, USA. April 2012.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). “Developing Modeling and Simulation Learing Module Units for the Food Chemistry Course: CHEM 519, ‘Practical Approaches to Food Analysis.’” Cairo. March–May 2012.

 

CO-ORDINATION OF A CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GRANT

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Salima Ikram (SAPE). “First International Chariot Conference (FICC).” Cairo. November-December 2012.


LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Aziza El Lozy (CLT). “Challenges and Practices of Pedagogy and Instructional Technology: Professional Development for Palestinian Educators.” Cairo. March 2012.

Dear Colleagues:

What follows is a list of all Faculty Support Grants approved from the September application cycle. (Graduate Student Grants are now handled by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Dean of Graduate Studies; inquiries can be made with his office.) All unsuccessful applicants have already been informed by email. If you think you have been wrongly omitted from the list, or if there is a typographical or other error in your listing, please let me know at gharman@aucegypt.edu. Such mistakes are easy to fix. Please note that under the new travel policy, my office will initially only be processing checks for the non-travel portion of your grant. As for the travel portion, you can either (a) book your tickets through the AUC Travel Office, or (b) book them yourself. The procedures for the two cases are as follows:

(a) The Travel Office will receive a list from me of everyone approved for travel for this cycle, including the destination and approximate dates. Since not everyone will choose to use the Travel Office, they will not automatically book your tickets for you; you must contact them to make this request, but please wait until at least Sunday, October 23 before doing so. Once the Travel Office tells us that you are booking through them, we will then pay the cost. Naturally, this amount will count against your annual maximum (which is $3,500 for Conference Grants and $6,500 for Research Grants).

(b) If you choose to book the tickets yourself, you must be reimbursed after travel is complete, after presenting your boarding passes for the whole of the trip. Please note that the amount of reimbursement will be determined by the Travel Office. If for some reason you need a more complicated itinerary than direct travel to the research/conference site, you are allowed to book such an itinerary, but of course you will only be reimbursed for what the fair price would have been for a direct route. Naturally, this amount will count against your annual maximum.

Important Note: faculty are not allowed more than the maximum amount in each grant category for any reason. If for example the airfare and per diem for a distant conference add up to more than $3,500, you may be left with some out-of-pocket expenses. Faculty are encouraged to consider this point when deciding on which conferences to attend during any given academic year.

Another Important Note (October 19): We do not process Conference Grants for which the letter of acceptance is still pending until the letter of acceptance is forwarded to my office.

Dr. Graham Harman, Associate Provost for Research Administration

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Neveen Ahmed (MGMT). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Mohamad Al-Ississ (ECON). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Hala El-Ramly (ECON). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). Bangkok, Thailand. December 2011.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). Venice, Italy. January 2012.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). Nicosia, Cyprus. March 2012.

*Samir Youssef (MGMT). Rotterdam, The Netherlands. June 2012.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Timothy Dolan (PPAD). Penang, Malaysia. December 2011.

*Mohamad Elmasry (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). Juba, South Sudan. November 2011.

*Usha Natarajan (LAW). Eugene, Oregon, USA. October 2011.

*AKM Ahsan Ullah (CMRS). Phuket, Thailand. May 2012.

 

GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Ana Gil Garcia (GSE). Madrid, Spain. November 2011.

*Ted Purinton (GSE). Rhodes, Greece. January 2012.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Zeinab Abul-Magd (HIST). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Holger Albrecht (POLS). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Stancil Campbell (PVA). Long Beach, CA, USA. March 2012.

*Agnes Czajka (SAPE). Berlin, Germany. October 2011.

*Sophie Farag (ELI). Glasgow, Scotland. March 2012.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Antigua, Guatemala. November 2011.

*Camilo Gómez-Rivas (ARIC). Washington, DC, USA. November-December 2011.

*Joseph Hill (SAPE). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

*Amy Holmes (SAPE). Boston, USA. November 2011.

*Nagwa Kassabgy (ELI). Chicago, USA. November 2011.

*Sara Magrin (PHIL). Ithaca NY. October 2011.

*Sanaa Makhlouf (ELI). Ankara, Turkey. October 2011.

*Javed Maswood (POLS). Taiwan. November 2011.

*Sean McMahon (POLS). Dunedin, New Zealand. November-December, 2011.

*William Melaney (ECLT). Pittsburgh, USA. October 2011.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Bernard O’Kane (ARIC). Sydney, Australia. October 2011.

*Rashmika Pandya (PHIL). Reykjavik, Iceland. November 2011.

*Rose Parfitt (POLS). Helsinki, Finland. October 2011.

*Sylvain Perdigon (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Susanne Rizzo (ELI). Philadelphia, USA. March 2012.

*Yasmine Salah El-Din (ELI). Chicago, USA. November 201

*Ann Shafer (PVA). San Francisco, USA. November 2011.

*Mohammed Tabishat (SAPE). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

*Mark Westmoreland (SAPE). New Orleans, USA. November 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Nageh K. Allam (PHYS). Boston, USA. November-December 2011.

*Christian Bauriedel (CANG). Nairobi, Kenya & Madrid, Spain. November 2011.

*Ali Darwish (EENG). Montreal, Canada. June 2012.

*Sherine Elbaradei (CANG). Sharjah, UAE. November 2011.

*Tarek Elkewidy (PENG). Bangkok, Thailand. November 2011.

*Maki Habib (MENG). Oita, Japan. January 2012.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Lahore, Pakistan. December 2011.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). Tokyo, Japan. December 2011.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). Weimar, Germany. November 2011.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Alexandria. October 2011.

*Hanadi Salem (MENG). Orlando, Florida, USA. March 2012.

*Mohamed Hassan Sayed (PENG). Washington, DC, USA. October 2011.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). “Prediction of Media Credibility in Egypt’s Post-Revolution Transitional Phase.” Cairo. October-December 2011.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Mariam Ayad (SAPE). “Epigraphic Fieldwork in the Tomb of Harwa (TT37).” Luxor. December 2011-January 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ahmed Abou-Auf (EENG). “Fault Modeling ad Worst-Case Test Vectors for Delay Failure Induced in CMOS ASIC Devices by Total Ionizing Radiation.” Cairo. October 2011-September 2012.

*Wael Ahmed (CHEM). “Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites as Surface Coatings for Biomolecular Absorption.” Cairo. October 2011-October 2012.

*Edwin Cruz-Rivera (BIOL). “The Role of Structural Versus Chemical Defenses in Turbinaria.” El Gouna, Egypt. November 2011-June 2012.

*Maki Habib (MENG). “Design and Development of GSM Based Remote Control and Monitoring System.” Cairo. October 2011-October 2012.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). Cairo. “Development of the Molecular Parameters for the Design of New Nano-Structured Highly Permeable and Highly Selective Polyimide Membranes for the Green Separation of Natural Gas.” Cairo. September 2011-June 2012.

*Tamer Shoeib (CHEM). Cairo. “Theoretical Modeling and Structural Analysis of Gluathione Complexes with the Anti-Cancer Drugs Cisplatin and Oxaliplatin.” Cairo. November 2011-October 2012.

*Mohamed Swillam (PHYS). “Design and Fabrication of Nanoscale Plasmonic Networks.” Toronto, Canada. November 2011-October 2012.


TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANT

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Aly (MENG). “Development of Drawing and Dimensioning Library for Mechanical Components According to Different International Drawing Standards.” Cairo. December 2011-December 2012.

*Lamyaa El-Gabry (MENG). “Sustainable Solar Systems in Mechanical Engineering.” Egypt, Spain. December 2011-December 2012.

*Basil Kamel (CANG). “Design Methodology: Studies in Design Studio Experiential Learning.” Cairo. October 2011-August 2012.

 

CO-ORDINATION OF A CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GRANT

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Thomas Skouteris (LAW). “International Law and the Periphery,” in co-operation with the University of Sydney, Australia. February 2012.

 

Listed below are all successful grant applications for the April 26 cycle. By popular request, the results of student grant applications are also included at the bottom of this post.

Please note that acceptance does not necessarily mean that the award is for the full amount requested; in some cases, adjustments to the requested budget have been made.

Any questions about the results, or any corrections of typographical or other errors, should be sent to Associate Provost Graham Harman at gharman@aucegypt.edu

 

FACULTY

CONFERENCE GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Monal Abdel Baki (ECON). Lausanne, Switzerland. July 2011.

*Ibrahim Hegazy (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. June 2011.

*Mona Said (ECON). Barcelona, Spain. June 2011.

*Glenn Williams (MGMT). Rome, Italy. June 2011.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). Bristol, UK. June 2011.

*Warigia Bowman (PPAD). Washington, DC, USA. May 2011.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). St. Louis, MO, USA. August 2011.

*Tanya Monforte (LAW). Tallinn, Estonia. May 2011. 

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Hala Yehia Abd El-Wahab (ALI). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Holger Albrecht (POLS). Berlin, Germany. October 2011.

*Laila Al-Sawi (ALI). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Saeed Alwakil (ALI). Errachidia, Morocco. May 2011.

*Mona Amer (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. August 2011.

*Richard Fincham (PHIL). Wuppertal, Germany. May 2011.

*Camilo Gomez-Rivas (ARIC/HIST). Cambridge, UK. September 2011.

*Azza Hassanein (ALI). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Hanan Kamal Hassanein (ALI). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*William Melaney (ECLT). Köln, Germany. May 2011.

*Michael Reimer (HIST). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Helen Rizzo (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Hanan Sabea (SAPE). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

*Yasmine Aly Salah El-Din (ALI). Istanbul, Turkey. June 2011.

*John Schaefer (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Sherene Seikaly (HIST). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Nadine Sika (POLS). Exeter, UK. June 2011.

*Joseph Simons-Rudolph (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. August 2011.

 

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Abdel Mooty (CANG). Chianciano Terme, Italy. September 2011.

*Salah Arafa (PHYS). Ishia, Italy. June 2011.

*Necla Demir (CHEM). New Orleans, LA, USA. June 2011.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Tomar, Portugal. July 2011.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG) Miami, FL, USA. June 2011.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Beijing, China. June 2011.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Angie Abdel Zaher (ACCT). “CEO Characteristics Impacting Firm Outcomes and Resolutions.” Cairo, Egypt. May-October 2011.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). “A Comparative Study of the Decision Making Process of American Students Studying in American Universities in the Middle East and the UK.” Cairo, Egypt/Doha, Qatar/Nottingham, UK. June 2011-April 2012.

*Hamed Shamma (MGMT). “Examining the Impact of the January 25th Revolution on Reputation.” Cairo, Egypt/Washington, DC, USA. June 2011-February 2012.

 

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Ira Dworkin (ECLT). “Congo Love Song: African Americans and the Congo.” Durham, NC, USA. January 2012.

*Nathan Fischer (PVA). “Interpretation and Stylistic Features of the Music of South America.” Caracas, Venezuela. August 2011.

*Shady Noshokaty (PVA). “Ahmed Bassiony Exhibit at the Egypt Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.” Venice, Italy. May-June 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Abou Zeid (CANG). “Effect of Moisture and Chemicals on Performance of FRP-Reinforced Concrete Beams.” Jacksonville, FL. July-August 2011.

*Karim Addas (PHYS). “Microrheology of Complex Biopolymer Networks.” Göttingen, Germany. June-July, 2011.

 *Safwan Khedr (CANG). “Investigation of Warm-Mix Asphalt Using Egyptian Constituents.” June 2011-June 2012.

  

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANT

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Jehan Allam (ALI). “2011 NMELRC Program Building and Maintenance Workshop, Western Consortium Evaluation Workshop.” Austin, TX, USA. July 2011.

*Ebony Coletu (RHT). “The Institute for World Literature.” Beijing, China. June-July, 2011.

*Ghada El Shimi (RHT). “Printing Books for Writing Children’s Literature Course.” Cairo, Egypt. April-May 2011.

*Amy Holmes (SAPE). “China Field Seminar–Sponsored by the East-West Center.” Beijing/Shanghai, China. June-July 2011.

 

 

CO-ORDINATION OF A CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GRANT

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). “16th International Conference on Economics and Security.” Cairo, Egypt. June 2012.

*Ghada Barsoum (PPAD). “First AUC-Erasmus Research Seminar for Doctoral Candidates in Egypt and the Region.” Cairo, Egypt. June 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Necla Demir (CHEM). “International Workshop on Food Safety and Sanitation.” Cairo, Egypt. October-November 2011.

 

 

STUDENTS

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

 

BUS (School of Business)

*Matthew Martinec (ECON). Prato, Italy. November 2011.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Carol Gray (LAW). Göttingen, Germany. September 2011.

*Reham Hussein (CMRS). Kampala, Uganda. July 2011.

*Yasmine Nasri (PPAD). Geneva, Switzerland. July 2011.

*Thomas Plofchan (MEST). Chicago, IL, USA. May 2011.

*Lara Worcester (IGWS). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Minass Assaad (CANG). Manchester, UK. September 2011.

*Mohamed Atassi (CSCE). Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. December 2011.

*Nazly El Shazly. (CSCE). Las Vegas, NV, USA. July 2011.

*Ibrahim Farag (BIOT). Corfu, Greece. May-June 2011.

*May Hassan (BIOT). New York, NY, USA. July-August 2011.

*Yasmine Mohamed (BIOT). New Orleans, LA, USA. May 2011.

*Ghada Mustafa (BIOT). Roscoff, Bretagne, France. October 2011.

*Mona Said (BIOT). Northampton, MA, USA. July 2011.

*Walaa Wahbi (CHEM). New Orleans, LA, USA.

 

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Steven Murray (LAW). “The Status of Due Process in the Sudan: The Delirium of Reform.” Khartoum, Sudan. August 2011.

*Amoding Oluka (LAW). “Child Rights in Brazil: A Theory or a Reality?” July-August 2011.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*John D. Martin III (ARIC). “Theurgy in the Medieval Islamic World: Conceptions of Cosmology in al-Buni’s Doctrine of the Divine Names.” Istanbul, Turkey. June 2011.           

*Johan Roko (POLS). “Qualitative Interviews for a Graduate Thesis ‘Contentious Politics in the Maghreb: Mobilization in an Authoritarian Setting.” Tunisia/Morocco. June 2011.

*Paul Vieira (SAPE). “Governmentality and Palestine Activism.” Palestine. June-September 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Getachew Bonsa (MENG). “An Empirical Assessment on the Impact of Corporate Culture in the Successful Implementation of Business Process Re-engineering in Public Sectors: The Case of Ethiopia.” Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. March-August 2011.

*Essam El Sisi (CHEM). “Quantitative Real-Time PCR for Total Bacterial Count in Concentrates of Soft Drinks: A New Method Development.” Cairo, Egypt. April-December 2011.

*Dina Nemr (CHEM). “Natural Compounds for Lipid Reduction and Glucose Control.” Ottowa, Canada. July-October 2011.

*Eman Rabie (BIOT). “Nanoparticles as a Delivery System for Targeting Schistosomiasis.” Cairo, Egypt. February-December 2011.

*Mohamed Sallam (NANO). “Nanoparticles Conjugates for Diagnosis and Photo-Thermal Treatment of Parasitic Diseases: Schistosomiasis and Fascioliasis.” Cairo, Egypt/Brussels, Belgium. April 2011-June 2012.


 

Ahmed Rafea

March 7th, 2011

Ahmed Rafea, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has recently published the following two articles:

Samhaa R. Adel El-Beltagy, Ahmed Rafea : “An Accuracy-Enhanced Light Stemmer for Arabic Text, ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 7, No. 2, Article 2, Publication date: February 2011

http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/1930000/1921657/a2-el-beltagy.pdf?key1=1921657&key2=1343059921&coll=DL&dl=ACM&ip=213.181.225.70&CFID=11471570&CFTOKEN=67187060

Mohsen A. A. Rashwan, Mohamed A. S. A. A. Al-Badrashiny, Mohamed Attia, Sherif M. Abdou, and Ahmed Rafea : “A Stochastic Arabic Diacritizer Based on a Hybrid of Factorized and Unfactorized Textual Features”,  IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing , Vol. 19, No. 1, January 2011

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5428861

 

Ahmed Rafea

August 28th, 2010

Ahmed Rafea, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has received funding for a research proposal entitled ”Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining of the Arabic Web.” The proposal was made in collaboration with LINK Development, a subsidiary of LINKdotNet and Orascom Telecom Holding Company.

Professor Rafea describes the project as follows:

“With the tremendous spread of social networks and blogs, the Internet has become the most frequently-used medium for exchange of information and opinions. Accordingly, the mining of such opinions using news articles, product reviews, and blogs has created a natural opinion gauge for online users. The need for Sentiment Analysis tools that can, semantically understand such opinions, rather than just extract them, has become inevitable. Such tools can help in many aspects of the business world, such as allowing companies to know what customers think of an upcoming product and act accordingly. Although many sentiment analysis applications have emerged, most of these are specific for the English language and cannot be generalized to other languages. Introducing an Arabic version of such tools could be of great demand in the Arabic IT World, especially in the current years where the Arabic internet has experienced an unprecedented growth percentage. Due to the complicated nature of the Arabic language, the possibility of developing such an application is a quite challenging task.

Professor Ahmed Rafea of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been honored with a ranking on sciencedirect.com's "Top 25 Hottest Articles" list. His co-authored article appears as #14 among the most downloaded articles of the January-March 2009 period.

El-Betagy, S.R. and Rafea, A., "KP-Miner : A keyphrase extraction system for English and Arabic documents," Information Systems, Volume 34, Issue 1, March 2009, pages 132-144.

The sciencedirect ranking website can be found here:

http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/decision-sciences/8/journal/information-systems/03064379/archive/21/


Ahmed Rafea

April 17th, 2010

Ahmed Rafea, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, recently made the following two conference presentations:

“An Approach for Mining Accumulated Crop Cultivation Problems and their Solutions,” Artificial Intelligence for Development, AAAI Spring Symposium 2010 held in Stanford, California, March 2010.

(This symposium was the first to address the application of the artificial intelligence approach in development.) 

 

“Lessons Learnt in providing Extension Systems and Advisory Services In Egypt,” Global Conference on Agriculture Research for Development (GCARD), held in Montpelier, France, March 2010.

(Dr. Rafea was invited to give this talk by GCARD organizers to present the efforts exerted and lessons learnt in applying Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance the Extension System and Advisory Services in the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture.)