Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Domain of Research: Machine Learning, Soft-Computing, Meta-heuristics Search Algorithms,>
Alaa F. Sheta is a Full time Assistant Professor at the Department of Computing Sciences, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX, USA. He received his B.E., M.Sc. degrees in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department, School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA in 1997. Prof. Sheta published more than 120 journal and conference papers. He successfully graduated about two dozen of M.Sc. graduate students together with number of Ph.D. students in USA, UK and Syria. He also published two books in the area of Landmine Detection and Classification and Image Reconstruction of a Manufacturing Process by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. He is also the co-editor of the book entitled,” Business Intelligence and Performance Management - Theory, Systems and Industrial Applications” by Springer Verlag, United Kingdom, published in March 2013. He received the Best Poster Award from the SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK on December 2011 for his publication on Quality Management of Manufacturing Processes. He received funding from number of national and international agency in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and USA. He is the founder and Chairman of the Advanced Computation for Engineering Applications (ACEA) workshop. This workshop was organized five times in Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. He was nominated as the Program Chair of the Science and Information Conference 2013 sponsored by the SAI Organization and Co-Sponsor by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, London, UK on October 2013. He has been an invited speaker in number of national and international conferences. He was a consultant for the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Egypt on the years 2002-2004. During then, he was the Vision Group Leader for the Information Infrastructure Program and project manager of the Economic Activities Project developed in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and both the Cancer Registry Network and the Telemedicine Projects with the Egyptian Ministry of Health. He was also hired as a part time consultant by the UNDP for the Smart School Pilot Project on the year 2003. Prof. Sheta is a member of the IEEE Evolutionary Computations and ACM societies. He was the Vice President of the Arab Computer Society (ACS) in 2011. He held number of management position during the years 2006-2009. He was the Vice Dean of Prince Abdullah Bin Ghazi Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU), Jordan (2008-2009) and the Dean Assistant for Planning and Development, College of Information Technology, BAU, Jordan (2006-2008). His scientific research interests include Evolutionary Computation, Software Reliability Modeling, Software Cost Estimation, Modeling and Simulation of Dynamical Nonlinear Systems, Image Processing, Biotechnology, Business Intelligence, Robotics, Swarm Intelligence, Automatic Control, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks.