Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Faculty Name: Dr. Assim Sagahyroon
Title: Professor
Administrative Title: Department Head
College/School: College of Engineering
Department: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Office Location: EB1-255
Phone: +(971) 6 515 2952
Fax: +(971) 6 515 -2979
E-mail: View e-mail address
Teaching Areas  
digital design,computer architecture, VLSI
Research Areas
power consumption and testing of VLSI, hardware description languages, FPGAs, computer architecture, innovative uses of emerging technology
  • PhD, University of Arizona, USA, 1989
  • MS, Northwestern University, USA, 1984
  • BS, Khartoum University, Sudan, 1981
Professional Experience  
  • American University of Sharjah, 2003 - present
  • Zhone Technolgy, USA, 2000-2001
  • California State University, USA, 1999 - 2003
  • Northern Arizona University, USA, 1993-1999
Member, IEEE
Academic and Professional Awards  
  • Emirates Foundation Research Grant, 200,000 Dhs, 2008
  • American University of Sharjah Research Grant, 2004
  • “Fuzzy Variable Speed Limit Device” Arizona Department of Transportation,(Co-PI), $97,500, USA,1997
  • Hewlett-Packard Instructional Equipment Grant (PI), $26,400,USA, 1996
  • “The Integration of CAD into the Computer Engineering Curriculum”, National Science Foundation (Co-PI),$200,000; USA,1993-1994
Selected Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
  • “Using SAT-Based Techniques in Test Vectors Generation”, to appear in the Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Academy Publishers, 2010 (with F. Aloul)
  • “Virtual Prototyping and Performance Analysis of Two Memory Architectures”, EURASIP Journal of Embedded Systems, Vol. 2009, Article 8, 2009 (with Huda S. Muhammad)
  • “Efficient Stock Monitoring for Mobile Users”, to appear in the Journal of the Franklin Institute, 2010 (with F. Aloul,N. Salem,O.Al-Omar, S.Shehada, B.Al-Rawi)
  • “Design and implementation of a wearable healthcare monitoring system”, International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2009 (with H. Rady, A. Ghazy and U. Suliman)
  • “ASIC Verification: Integrating Formal Verification with HDL-Based Courses”, Journal of Computer Applications in Engineering Education; Vol. 18, No. 2, 2010 , Wiley Publishers(with M. Massoumi)
  • “Development of a Monitoring and Control Platform for PLC-Based Applications” Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces Vol. 30, No. 3, 2008; Elsevier Publishers (with S. Da’na, A. Alali, A. Elrayes, R. Ayadi)
  • “Using SAT-Based Techniques in Power Estimation” Microelectronics Journal; vol. 38, no. 6-7; Elsevier, 2007 (with Fadi Aloul)
  • “Resizable Translation Storage Buffers”, Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, Vol. 15, No. 2, April 2006 (with A. Mohamed)
  • ” Design and Implementation of a VSL System”, Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing; vol. 12, no. x, 2006 (with J. Placer)
  Conference Presentations
  • “Using Mobiles for on Campus Location Tracking” 7th ACM International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2009 (with F. Aloul, A. Al-Shami, I. Al-Midfa, and R. Moutassem)
  • “An FPGA Implementation of the Searcher Algorithm”, 4th IEEE Intl. Symposium on Electronic Design, Test and Applications, 2008, Hong Kong (with M. Tarhuni and S. Ibrahim)
  • “Using Wireless Sensors Network in Structures Health Monitoring”, the 4th IEEE GCC Conference, Bahrain, 2007 (with M.ShaShaa, O. Alsaman, J. Abdalla)
  • “Power Consumption in handheld computers”, Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Singapore, Dec. 2006
  • “Estimation of the Weighted Maximum Switching Activity in Combinational CMOS Circuits”, Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 2006, Greece (with F. Aloul)
  • “Maximum Power-up Current Estimation in Combinational CMOS Circuits”, Proceedings of the 13th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, May 2006, Spain (with F. Aloul)

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