Abdallah Khreishah, PhD, has been appointed to the faculty of NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an assistant professor. He will join the talents of more than 20 new faculty members will soon add momentum to NJIT’s strategic plan for making a major impact on the quality of life in the 21st century. This interdisciplinary initiative is focused on three vital areas: convergent life science and engineering, “digital everyware” — ubiquitous computing — and sustainable systems.The women and men joining NJIT to serve a growing student body bring expertise that spans diverse supporting clusters. These include advanced manufacturing, architecture design and construction, big data, biochemistry, business systems, material science and engineering, and sensing and control.
NJIT’s academic status and interdisciplinary strategy have attracted people at various stages of their careers, and who offer NJIT both distinctive abilities and new resources, says Provost Ian Gatley.
Gatley says that enthusiasm for NJIT’s interdisciplinary commitment was very apparent during the search process. “Everyone interviewed spoke about how the problems they work on are inherently interdisciplinary, how they like to work on teams, how they look forward to collaborating with colleagues across disciplines.”
Donald Sebastian, NJIT’s senior vice president for research and development, emphasizes that connecting with real-world issues is at the heart of expectations for a technological research university. “Academic disciplines are the core of the university and the framework for learning. However, their alignment with industries of the future is not as obvious as with those sectors that have prevailed over the last century. Our strategic research thrusts are designed to make those 21st-century connections explicit.”
Sebastian says that convergent life science and engineering, digital everyware and sustainable systems — themes that transcend departments or colleges — shaped NJIT’s hiring plan.
Khreishah’s research looks at the latest work in computer networking with an emphasis on improving the flow of information. His most recent research focuses on what electrical engineers call “mobihoc,” the ever-expanding world of mobile networking. He previously was an assistant professor in the department of computer and information sciences at Temple University.
The National Science Foundation, Amazon, and the United Arab Emerites Research Foundation fund Khreishah’s projects. His research focus includes network coding, wireless systems, congestion control, cloud computing, network security, and database systems for large projects.
His most recent paper, "Distributed Network Coding Based Opportunistic Routing for Multicast," was presented in June of 2012 at the Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc (Mobihoc) Networking and Computing at Hilton Head, SC. Last fall, he presented "Polynomial Time and Provably Efficient Network Coding Scheme for Lossy Wireless Networks," at the Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS).
He received his PhD and MS degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University and his BS degree with honors from Jordan University of Science & Technology.