Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty Name: Dr. Tarik Ozkul
Title: Associate Prof - Comp Eng
College/School: College of Engineering
Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Office Location: EB2-212
Phone: +(971) 6 515 2455
Fax: +(971) 6 515
E-mail: View e-mail address
Teaching Areas  
Computer Architecture, Microprocessors, Soft computing, Real-time Industrial Networks, Industrial Computer Applications
Research Areas
Wired and wireless industrial computer networks, Fuzzy logic based system modeling and product design, Application of patent based education to computer engineering education
  • PhD, Florida Institute of Technology,USA, 1988
  • MS Degree, Florida Institute of Technology, USA,1984
  • BS Degree, Bogazici University, Turkey, 1981
Professional Experience  
  • American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE 2001-2006, 2007-to date
  • Turksat AS, R&D Director, Ankara, Turkey, 2006-2007
  • Teknomed Engineering, General Manager, Istanbul, Turkey, 1995-2001
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1988-1995
  • Elektro-Akustik corp, Design Engineer, Istanbul, Turkey, 1981-1982
Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, (IEEE), International Society of Automation (ISA)(Achieved Senior Member status)
Academic and Professional Awards  
  • American University of Sharjah, Excellence in Research recognition, 2006
  • Received Supreme Achievement Award for the design and manufacturing of optical and electronic medical equipment by Turkish Health Services Journal, 1997
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Elected as the best instructor in the University. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 1991
  • Collegiate Engineering Award, National Collegiate Leadership Award, Collegiate Academic All-American Award, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida U.S.A 1988
  • Design Contract awarded by NETAS for the system design done in Elektro-akustik Corporation, 1981
Selected Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
  • T. Ozkul, I. Kucuk, “Design and Optimization of an Instrument for Measuring Bughole Ratings of Concrete Surfaces” Journal of the Franklin Institute, accepted for publication April 7, 2010.
  • T. Landolsi, A. R. Al-Ali, T. Ozkul, and M. A. Al-Rousan, “Wireless Distributed Load-Shedding Management System for Non-Emergency Cases”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems Engineering 3:3, 2010, pp. 143-150.
  • T. Ozkul, M. Moqbel and S. B. AlDhafri, "Development of a Hierarchical Driver Aid for Parallel Parking Using Fuzzy Biomimetic Approach ", Journal of Computing and Information Technology - CIT 18, 2010, 1, 31–44.
  • O. Dur, T. Ozkul, I. Genc, “Recommended policy changes in University, Industry and Government Relations in the Wake of Recent Economic Crisis” MASAUM Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol.1, Issue 3, 2009 pp. 448-454.
  • A. Ghazi, T. Ozkul, “Design and Simulation of an Artificially Intelligent VANET for Solving Traffic Congestion” MASAUM Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol.1, Issue 2, 2009 pp. 278-283.
  • T. Ozkul, M. H. Ozkul, R. Akhtar, F. Al-Kaabi and T. Jumaia, “A Software Tool for Measurement of Facial Parameters” The Open Chemical and Biomedical Methods Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 69-74, 2009.
  • T. Ozkul, “Using Patents as a Tool for Reinforcing Constructivist Learning Environment in Engineering Education”, International Journal of Education and Information Technologies, Issue 2, Volume 2, 2008, pp. 157-166.
  • T. Ozkul, “Equipping Legacy Robots with Vision: Performance, Accuracy and Availability Issues”, International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Special issue on Robotics and Manufacturing Automation, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 331-347, 2009.
  • T. Ozkul and M.H. Ozkul, “Using Computers for Assessment of Facial Features and Recognition of Anatomical Variants that Result in Unfavorable Rhinoplasty Outcomes” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Information, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2008, pp. 28-35.
  • A. R. Al-Ali, T. Ozkul and T Landolsi, "A Preliminary Study toward Wireless Integration of Patient Information System", International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, Vol. 1, Issue 4, 2006, pp 1-14.
  • Ozkul, T. Ozkul, M. H. “ A study towards fuzzy logic-based assessment of nasal harmony of rhinoplasty patients” Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 343, Issues 4-5, July 2006, pp 329-339.
  • Al-Ali, A. Al-Rousan, M. Ozkul, T. “Implementation of experimental communication protocol for health monitoring of patients” Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces, Volume 28, Issue 5, June 2006, Pages 523-530
  • Ozkul, T., Al Homoud, A. "A Study towards implementation of a stand alone environmental monitoring device" International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 5, No:4, 2005.
  • Ozkul, T. “Teaching Fieldbus to computer engineering students” IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 48, Issue 1, Feb. 2005, pp. 11-15.
  • Ozkul, T., Ozkul, M. H. “ Computer simulation tool for rhinoplasty planning” Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 34, Issue 8, December 2004, pp. 697-718.
  Conference Presentations
  • Ozkul, T. “Using Patent Based Education as a Tool for Increasing Motivation and Teaching Know-why “The Fifth International Conference of Learning International Networks Consortium, May 23rd – 26th 2010, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Published Books 1)Ozkul, T. Real-time Industrial Networks: Fieldbus Network Design, Publisher: CreateSpace Inc., 2010 ISBN: 9781452804347, Published in May 2010 2)Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications edited by Dr. Joseph Tan., Publisher: Medical Information Science Reference, subsidiary of IGI Global, 2009 ISBN: 978-1-60566-050-9 Chapter 3.10 pp. 822-835 3)Ozkul, T. Data Acquisition and Process Control Using Personal

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