Associate Professor, vice dean
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Biography

Nathir Ahmad Rawashdeh joined the Mechatronics Engineering Department at the German Jordanian University in September 2009, where he is an Associate Professor and the Acting Vice Dean of the School of Applied Technical Science. At the department level, he as the department Chair, and the academic Exchange Coordinator for student and faculty exchange with German partner universities. Dr. Rawashdeh received the Ph.D. and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2007 and 2000, respectively. He also holds an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He spent two years as a Senior Software Engineer, in the laser division's Color Science and Imaging Department, at Lexmark International, Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky. Between 2000 and 2003, he was with The MathWorks, Inc. in Natick, Massachusetts working on software quality engineering for embedded DSP programming using MATLAB and Simulink. He has experience with European Union funded projects and served on several organizing and review committees. He is fluent in English, German and Arabic. His interests include unmanned ground vehicles, electromobility, robotics, image analysis, and color science.

Educational Background

Electrical Engineering. University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky
Electrical and Computer Engineering. University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Massachusetts
Electrical Engineering. University of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky
Research Interests
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles; Autonomous Driving.
  • Robotics; Visual Inspection.
  • Image quality analysis; color science; Spectral Imaging.
Experience
  • Associate Professor, 10/2018 – current                   German Jordanian University – Dept. of Mechatronics Eng., Amman, Jordan
  •  Vice Dean, School of Applied Tech. Sci., 2/2018-current 
  • Assistant Professor, 9/2009 – 9/2018                      German Jordanian University – Dept. of Mechatronics Eng., Amman, Jordan  
  • Academic Exchange Coordinator, 9/2009 – 2/2018 
  •  Chair of Department, 9/2011 - 9/2013 
  • EU-Erasmus+ Project Coordinator, 8/2017 – current 
  • EU-Tempus Project Coordinator, 10/2011 – 10/2014 
  • Consultant for KADDB – electric UGV 8/2017 – 5/2018
  • Senior Software Engineer, 5/2007 – 8/2009                Lexmark International, Inc. – Lexington, Kentucky 
Awards
  • Teaching Excellence Certificate, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, German Jordanian University, 2012/2013
  •  University of Bath Best Project Award, UK 2010, R. Gharableh, project advisor
  • Mechatronics-Karlsruhe AWARD, 2010, Remote Sensing Quadrotor, co-advisor
  • 1’st Place award, National Technology Parade, 2010, Flying Quadrotor, co-advisor
  • Kentucky Graduate Scholarship, Spring and Fall of 2004
  • Member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) engineering honor society
  • The Chancellor’s List of 2006
  • The Dean’s List of Spring 2000, University of Kentucky

Selected Publications

2014 Nathir A. Rawashdeh, Osamah A. Rawashdeh, Belal H. Sababha,"Vision Based Estimation of UAV Attitude, and Altitude from Downward Fisheye Images",Advanced Robotics, submitted,2014 [View]
2014 Nathir A. Rawashdeh et. al.,"A Masters Program in Telecommunications Management – Demand-Based Program Design",European Journal of Engineering Education, submitted,2014 [View]
2014 Samer Al-Gharabli,"Artificial Neural Networks for Dihedral Angles Prediction in Enzyme Loops: a Novel Approach",International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications, in press,2014
2008 Nathir A. Rawashdeh, S. T. Love, K. D. Donohue,"Hierarchical Image Segmentation by Structural Content",Journal of Software,Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp 41-15, 02/2008,2008 [View]
2007 Nathir A. Rawashdeh,"Moiré analysis for assessment of line registration quality",Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 310-316,2007 [View]