Vision and Mission


To be an internationally-recognized center of excellence in ICT education and innovation.


The Center for Information, Communication and Networking Education and Innovation (ICONET) will foster excellence in education and innovation in the development and application of ICT to problems of national interest. The center will provide support, both direct and indirect, to the development of the current ICT-relevant programs at AURAK.

Our Team

Prof. Maen Takruri
Interim Department Chair / Director of ICONET / Professor - Electronics and Communications Engineering
Building G-326B
Ext: 8733
Mr. Shadi Abderahman
Research Engineer
Building G-326A
Ext: 8753
Ms. Wigdan Hassan
Administrative Assistant - Computer Science and Engineering Department, Center for Information, Communication and Networking Education and Innovation (ICONET).
Building G-326
Ext: 8746

Our Students Team 

# Name Major Email
1 Aisha Khalid El Allam Computer Science aisha.elallam@aurak.ac.ae
2 Shadi Ben Abderrahman Computer Engineering shadi.abderrahman@aurak.ac.ae
3 Haya AlAjjal Industrial Engineering haya.alajjal@aurak.ac.ae
4 Shaikha Alqassimi Industrial Engineering shaikha.alqassimi@aurak.ac.ae
5 Aala AlTeneiji Electronics and Communication Engineering aala.alteneiji@aurak.ac.ae
6 Rashed Jamal Abujarad Electronics and Communication Engineering rashed.abujarad@aurak.ac.ae
7 Basel Refaat Altawil Mechanical Engineering basel.altawil@aurak.ac.ae
8 Shamma Esmaeel Jamali Mechanical Engineering shamma.jamali@aurak.ac.ae
9 Maryam Saeed Alnuaimi Electronics and Communication Engineering m.alnuaimi@aurak.ac.ae
10 Fatema Rashed AlAyyan Electronics and Communication Engineering fatema.alayyan@aurak.ac.ae
11 Ahmed Aadel Ali Yousef Al-Ali Mechanical Engineering ahmed.alali@aurak.ac.ae
12 Ahmed Mohammed Al Blooshi Mechanical Engineering ahmed.alblooshi@aurak.ac.ae
13 Raouf Reda Elashry Electronics and Communication Engineering raouf.alashry@aurak.ac.ae
14 Fatima Ayman Aly Electronics and Communication Engineering fatma.ramadan@aurak.ac.ae
15 Nouf Mohammed Ali Alteneiji Industrial Engineering nouf.alteneiji@aurak.ac.ae
16 Hamda Ali Al Shehhi Industrial Engineering hamda.alshehhi@aurak.ac.ae

Faculty Committee

Dr. Maen Takruri

Dr. Maen Takruri

Director of ICONET / Associate Professor - Electronics and Communications Engineering

Office No.: G-322
Phone: Tel. Ext. 8733
Email: maen.takruri@aurak.ac.ae


Dr. Maen Takruri received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Technology (UTS), Sydney in 2010. He also received his BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering /Communications from the University of Jordan. In 2009, he undertook formal research commercialization training and received a Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialization from the University of Technology, Sydney.

In spring 2013, he joined the department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Prior to that, he was a Lecturer at the Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronics School, University of Technology, Sydney. He taught several courses in Signal Processing, Electronics, Circuits and Digital Systems. He was also involved in many research projects involving other collaborating universities and industry partners. He received the Best Paper Award for the paper entitled “Auto calibration in drift aware wireless sensor networks using the interacting multiple model algorithm,”

His research interests include (but not limited to): computer and communication networks, in-network signal processing and data fusion in wireless sensor networks, error detection, trust management, data fusion, estimation theory and target tracking, biomedical and surveillance applications of wireless sensor networks, machine learning and image processing.

Dr. Mohammed Awad

Dr. Mohammed Awad

Department Chair / Associate Professor – Computer Science

Office No.: G-323
Phone: Tel. Ext. 8730
Email: mohammed.awad@aurak.ac.ae


In the fall of 2013, Dr. Mohammed Awad joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the School of Engineering in the American University of Ras Al Khaimah in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Immediately prior, he worked as an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department of Al-Ahliyya Amman University in Amman, Jordan where he had the opportunity to focus on teaching and learning and was ranked number one professor by the students of the school of Information Technology.

Dr. Awad earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Houston in the United States in 2011. He earned a MSc in Computer Science at the same university in 2006. He completed a BSc in Computer Science at Yarmouk University in Jordan in 2003.  During his graduate studies at the University of Houston, Dr. Awad worked as a teaching assistant for various courses from the freshman to graduate levels and had the opportunity to develop his skills as an educator.

Dr. Awad’s research interests include security, more specifically in E-voting and I-voting security. Currently, he is collaborating on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a curriculum module to illustrate electronic voting for non-Computer Science majors.  An additional area of interest concerns safeguarding the transmission of biometric data and integrating captured biometric data (iris scans or any other biometric data) into the electoral process in order to achieve more reliable systems.

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