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Osama M.f. Abu-sharkh

Associate Researcher
Department of Computer Engineering
Princess Sumaya University for Technology


Dr. Osama Abu-Sharkh received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, in 1999, followed by the M.Sc. degree from University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA, in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA, in 2006, all in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Department of Communications Engineering at PSUT in September 2007. Dr. Abu-Sharkh has been Head of the department since the fall semester of 2016. He held the same position previously from February 2012 to September 2014. Dr. Abu-Sharkh has played a pivotal role in obtaining ABET accreditation for the Communications Engineering program, making PSUT the first university in Jordan to receive such recognition. He is also a member of the Department of Computer Engineering’s Networks and Information Security Engineering program. Dr. Abu-Sharkh has received many national and international awards and recognitions including the Region 8 IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award in 2012. He is a fellow member of the Applied Innovation Institution. He is also a member of the IEEE communications, computer, vehicular technology, signal processing and intelligent transportation systems societies and a member of ACM. Dr. Abu-Sharkh has participated in the organization and conducting of many local and international conferences and events. His current research interests are in the broad area of wireless communications & networks, including mobile communications, smart cities, sensor networks, Internet of Things and signals & multimedia processing.

Research Interest

Computer Engineering


  • Abu-Sharkh, O.M.F., AlQaralleh, E.A. and Hasan, O.M.; "Adaptive Device-to-device Communication Using Wi-Fi Direct in Smart Cities", Wireless Networks ( Impact Factor (IF) = 1.584, Thomson Reuters 2016 Journal Citation ReportsĀ® ), DOI:10.1007/s11276-016-1278-z, 2016, 1-17.

  • Abu-Sharkh, O.M.F. and Dabain, Z.; "GreenBikeNet: an Intelligent Mobile Application with Green Wireless Networking for Cycling in Smart Cities", Mobile Networks and Applications ( Impact Factor (IF) = 3.259, Thomson Reuters 2016 Journal Citation ReportsĀ® ), Vol. 21 (2), 2016, 352-366.

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