Dr. Ahmad J. Showail - University of Prince Mugrin
Ahmad

ahmad.showail@upm.edu.sa

Dr Ahmad J. Showail

Dean, College of Computing and Information Technology, University of Prince Mugrin, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Academic Appointments

  • Vice Dean, College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, 2017.
  • Head of technology incubators, Presidency of business and innovation of knowledge, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, 2016.
  • Assistant Professor, Computer engineering department,Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, 2016.
  • Research Assistant, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2011-2016.
  • Instructor, Yanbu University College, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, 2009-2015.
  • Summer Intern, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, 2011.
  • Summer Intern, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2010.

Professional Experience

  • Control System Engineer, College of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, 2017.
  • Summer Intern, Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2004.

Awards / Achievement

  • Academic Excellence Award (top 5%), KAUST, 2014-15.
  • Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu Academic Excellence Certificate, 2013.
  • Statement of Accomplishment, computer networks online course, Stanford University, 2012.
  • Certificate of Recognition, First Steam Milestone. YANSAB, 2008.
  • Second honor, KFUPM, 2005.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from College of Sciences, KFUPM, 2001.
  • Ministry of Education academic achievement prize, Madina, 1996.
  • Prince Abdul-Majeed Bin Abdulaziz Award for Academic Achievement, Madina, 1992.

Publications

Journal Publications

  • A. Showail, and B. Shihada, “Battling Latency in Modern Wireless Networks”, vol. 6, pp. 26131-26143, 2018. I. F. (3.557).
  • A. Showail, K. Jamshaid, and B. Shihada, "Buffer sizing in wireless networks: challenges, solutions, and opportunities," in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 130-137, April 2016. I. F. (10.4).
  • A. Daghistani, A. Ben Khalifa, A. Showail, and B. Shihada, “Green Partial Packet Recovery in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, SI: Green Network Protocols and Algorithms, Volume 58, December 2015, Pages 267-279, I. F. (2.229).
  • A. Showail, A. Elrasad, A. Meer, A. Daghistani, K. Jamshaid, and B. Shihada, "iFrag: Interference-Aware Frame Fragmentation Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks", ACM Journal of Wireless Networks, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 1-18, 2014.
  • K. Jamshaid, B. Shihada, A. Showail, and P. Levis, "Deflating Link Buffers in a Wireless Mesh Network", Journal of Wireless AdHoc Networks, Vol. 16, pp. 266-280, 2014. I. F. (1.957).
  • Conference Presentations

  • L. Hasnawi and A. Showail, “Internet traffic characteristics in Saudi Arabia”, International Conference on Engineering Education and Research, 2017.
  • A. Showail, “Online Marketplace for Islamic Tourism in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah”, 5th International Conference on Islamic Applications in Computer Science and Technologies (IMAN), 2017.
  • L. Hasnawi and A. Showail, “Uncovering Traffic Pattern in Saudi Arabia”, Plenary Talk, RIPE Meeting, 2017.
  • M. Alaslani, A. Showail, and B. Shihada, “Green Frame Aggregation Scheme for Wi-Fi Networks”, IEEE International Conference on High-Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR), 2015.
  • N. Bouacida, A. Showail, and B. Shihada, “Buffer Management in Wireless Full-Duplex Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications. (WiMob), 2015.
  • A. Showail, K. Jamshaid, and B. Shihada, An Empirical Evaluation of Bufferbloat in IEEE 802.11n Wireless Networks, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2014.
  • A. Showail, K. Jamshaid, and B. Shihada, "WQM: An Aggregation-aware Queue Management Scheme for IEEE 802.11n based Networks", ACM Sigcomm Capacity Sharing Workshop (CSWS), pp. 3088-3093, 2014.
  • Patents

  • B. Shihada, and A. Showail. “Buffer sizing for multi-hop networks”, U.S. Patent No. 9276832, 2016.

Projects

  • Proposed a novel algorithm to optimize buffer sizing in WiFi-based Wireless Mesh Networks that reduce latency by 8x compared to the default buffer size. Mentored several undergraduate/graduate students.
  • Initiated “Smart belt”: a comprehensive Hajj solution using Wireless Sensor Networks.
  • Participated in the design, engineering and construction phase of YANSAB petrochemical complex. I was involved in pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up activities for various types of machines e.g. air compressors, boilers, feed water pumps and incinerators.
  • Designed an application to automate the handling of patients records.
  • Designed and implemented a home automation application using X10 protocol that utilizes the existing power lines in signal communication. The application is designed by JAVA.
  • Participated in design and testing of the complex-wide multilayer network. Responsible for the overall system security.

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