⇓ Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali Kattan - Personal Website 2016 - 2017 ⇓

This website will offer a convenient way for my IT and Computer Engineering department students of Ishik University to download study materials like lecture notes, test banks, presentations, etc. I also use the website to list some of my personal achievements related to my research works.

  • About Me

    About Me

    Dr. Ali Kattan, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor,
    Member of IEEEtheIRED and GRDS Lifetime Member

    Being an academician for more than 20 years, I can confidently say that teaching is indeed such a challenging task. In order to be a successful teacher, one should put continuous efforts to improving one’s abilities. There is a number of basic requirements for such a task including mastery of the subject taught, confidence and the ability to answer questions that students might ask. The latter is probably the most challenging of all. A good educator should be able to give a satisfactory answer, whether immediately or after a while, regardless of the question being “dumb” or “irrelevant”.

       A good educator must build confidence within his/her students and encourage them all the time. However, more effort is required to facilitate students’ understanding of whatever subject being taught. Such effort must not be restricted to what the “textbook” or “syllabus” dictates. In my case I do my best to make linkages to real life examples, if possible, or at least explain the subject from a different perspective that would help students to better understand what is being presented and how to apply it and use it.

       As a computer scientist, I have to be aware that many of the tools and methods that were used and introduced just few years ago are by now considered either obsolete or out-of-date. Although many of the concepts and standards prevail to a certain extent, computer science is by far different from other science as it stands behind many of present day technologies and gadgets that people use and relay on. Artificial Intelligence is the science behind what people refer to as “smart” machines. I strive to be ahead of the game in my area of specialization and this requires a tremendous effort to not only digest new things but also to be able to implement and produce assuming a nurturing research environment.

       As a Ph.D. holder I consider doing research is an obligation. However, such obligation needs some requirements before it can become fruitful; i.e. produce publications. I specialize in Soft Computing and Artificial Neural Networks. Both are part of the Artificial Intelligence discipline. The application of these two fields are diverse. I published several papers about the training of artificial neural networks, optimization, and using distributed/parallel processing to achieve faster computation.

     

  • Affiliations / Publications

    Affiliations

    IEEE - Member (90723533)
    Senior Member of theIRED (UACEE, SNM 10100050670)
    GRDS Lifetime Member (WASRTI-M16100)
    International Journal of Intelligent Information Processing - Editor

    Selected Publications

    M. F. Aboalmaaly, R. Abdullah & A. Kattan, "New Domain Decomposition Method For Quality-Aware Parallel H.264 Video Coding", in Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (ISSN 0127-9084) (impact factor: 0.5), Vol. 27, No. 3, 2014.

    A. Abusnaina, R. Abdullan, A. Kattan, “Enhanced MWO Training Algorithm to Improve Classification Accuracy of Artificial Neural Networks”, in Recent Advacnes on Soft Computing and Data Mining (Springer), Advances in Intelligent Systems & Computing vol. 287, 2014, pp. 183-194.

    A. Kattan and R. Alrawi, "Pressure Vessel Design Using the Dynamic Self-adaptive Harmony Search Algorithm," in The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp.11-16, 2014.

    Ali Kattan, "A Dynamic Quality-Based Harmony Search Algorithm for Solving Constrained Engineering Optimization Problems", in 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE'2013) Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2013.

    Ali Kattan and Rosni Abdullah, "A Dynamic Self-Adaptive Music-Inspired Optimization Algorithm for the Hippocampus Localization in Histological Images:A Preliminary Study", International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research (impact factor: 1.4), vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 104-111, 2013.

    Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, (2013) "Solving Continuous Optimization Problems using a Dynamic Self-Adaptive Harmony Search Algorithm", International Journal of Soft Computing and Software Engineering (JSCSE), ISSN: 2251-7545 & DOI: 10.7321/jscse.

    Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, (2013) "A dynamic self-sdaptive music-inspired optimization algorithm for the hippocampus localization in histological images: a preliminary study", 3rd  Global  Conference  for  Academic  Research  on  Scientific  and   Emerging  Technologies (GCARSET 2013), 9-11 March, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, (2013) "Training feed-forward artificial neural networks for pattern-classification using the harmony search algorithm", The Second International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2013), pp 84-97, 4-6 March, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, (2013) "Solving Continuous Optimization Problems using a Dynamic Self-Adaptive Harmony Search Algorithm", International Conference on Soft Computing and Software Engineering (SCSE'13), 1-2 March, San Francisco, USA.

    Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, (2013) "A dynamic self-adaptive harmony search algorithm for continuous optimization problems", Journal of Applied Mathematics & Computation (Elsevier, impact factor: 1.349), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amc.2013.02.074

    Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, Zong Woo Geem, 2011. Artificial Neural Network Training and Software Implementation Techniques, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , Zong Woo Geem, 2011. Artificial Neural Network (Chapter 5). Seoyun J. Kwon, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA. [Chapters In Books]

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , 2011. An Enhanced Parallel & Distributed Implementation of the Harmony Search Based Supervised Training of Artificial Neural Networks. 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks. Bali, Indonesia, 275-280. [Citation Indexed Proceedings (SCOPUS/ISI/SCI/SSCI/AI)]

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , 2011. A Parallel & Distributed Implementation of the Harmony Search Based Supervised Training of Artificial Neural Networks.2nd International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling (ISMS2011 - IEEE). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 277-283. [Citation Indexed Proceedings (SCOPUS/ISI/SCI/SSCI/AI)]

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , 2011. Training of feed-forward neural networks for pattern-classification applications using music inspired algorithm,International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 9, Issue 11, 44-57. [Indexed Journal]

    Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, 2010. Training Feed-Forward Neural Networks Using a Parallel Genetic Algorithm with the Best Must Survive Strategy. First International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation (ISMS2010), IEEE Publication. Liverpool, England, , January 2010., pp. 96-99. [Citation Indexed Proceedings (SCOPUS/ISI/SCI/SSCI/AI)]

    Ali Kattan, Rosni Abdullah, 2010. Harmony Search Based Supervised Training of Artificial Neural Networks. First International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation (ISMS2010). Liverpool, England, January 2010, pp. 105-110. [Citation Indexed Proceedings (SCOPUS/ISI/SCI/SSCI/AI)]

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , Rosalina Abdul Salam , 2009. Reducing Feed-Forward Neural Network Processing Time Utilizing Matrix Multiplication Algorithms on Heterogeneous Distributed Systems. First International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks (CICSyN2009 - IEEE). Indore, India, 431-435. [Citation Indexed Proceedings (SCOPUS/ISI/SCI/SSCI/AI)]

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , Rosalina Abdul Salam , 2009. A Survey on Neural Network Implementation Techniques from a Parallel and Distributed Perspective. First Malaysian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MJCAI2009). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10-19. [Indexed Proceedings]

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , Rosalina Abdul Salam , 2009. Towards Developing Distributed Heterogeneous Mobile Phone Applications. International Conference on Computing & Informatics 2009 (ICOCI09). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [Indexed Proceedings]

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , Rosalina Abdul Salam , Sureswaran Ramadass , 2009. Building Distributed Heterogeneous Smart Phone Java Applications An Evaluation from a Development Perspective, Journal of Information and Communication Technology (Journal of ICT), [Vol. 8], 67-83. [Indexed Journal]

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , Rosalina Abdul Salam , 2009. Fast Neural Network Training Using Heterogeneous Distributed Systems. Penang, Malaysia.

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , Rosalina Abdul Salam , 2009. A Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Training Feed-Forward Neural Networks with the Best Must Survive Strategy. Penang, Malaysia.

    Ali Kattan , Rosni Abdullah , Rosalina Abdul Salam , 2006. Java: From Hard Coding to Using An Integrated Development Environment. The Second International Conference on Distributed Framework Multimedia Applications 2006 (DFMA2006). Penang, Malaysia, 1-6. [Citation Indexed Proceedings (SCOPUS/ISI/SCI/SSCI/AI)]