Prof. Feras Al-Hawari
Dean, Professor
PHONE: +962 6 4294444 Ext. 4101

He is currently the Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (SEEIT) and Director of the University Digitalization Project. Prior to that he was the Director of the Information Systems and Technology Center at GJU for about 10 years. He is also the founder and team lead of the software development group at the university. He also lead, and participated in, the analysis, design, development, testing, and deployment of the following ERP systems: student information system (MyGJU), E-Banking service, accounting system, financial system, human resources and payroll system, help desk system, supplies system, and online exams system. He directed, and participated in, the IT efforts to transition the instruction at GJU to fully online during the corona virus crisis period. He managed, and participated in the specification of, the following IT infrastructure related projects at the center: smart classrooms, university network (Intranet), IP cameras and surveillance system, data center hardware (servers, storage, cabinets, layout, etc.), video conferencing system, information display system, and the university's website. Previously, he worked for Cadence Design Systems Inc., Chelmsford, USA, from 1995 to 2012. He was a Senior Member of the Consulting Staff as well as a Technical Lead for the circuit simulation and signal integrity analysis technologies in the Allegro Printed Circuit Board (PCB) SI R&D Group. Where he developed efficient and accurate methods to model and simulate s-parameter black boxes, multi-conductor transmission lines, and I/O buffer information specification (IBIS) devices. He also architected the bus analysis flow that is used to design and verify source synchronous memory interfaces such as DDR3. Dr. Al-Hawari has seven U.S. patents and several publications. He is also an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technologies (TCPMT).

Educational Background

Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
M.Sc. Degree in Computer Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA
B.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Research Interests

Software design and architecture, enterprise systems, application security, e-learning tools, Big Data, IoT, machine learning, network computing, parallel and distributed systems, optimization, circuit simulation, I/O device modeling, electronic design automation (EDA), signal integrity, printed circuit board (PCB) design.

  • Dean, School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, GJU, 2021-Current.
  • Director, University Digitalization Project, GJU, 2021-Current.
  • Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, GJU, 2021-Current
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, GJU, 2017-2021
  • Director, Information Systems and Technology Center, GJU, 2012-2021
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, GJU, 2011-2017
  • Senior Member of Consulting Staff, Cadence Design Systems, USA, 1995-2012
  • System Administrator, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, 1994-1995
  • The German Jordanian University Award of Excellence (2016) for establishing the software development team as well as architecting and participating in the development of the student information system (MyGJU), accounting system, and financial system.
  • Best paper Award for "Challenges in implementing DDR3 memory interface on PCB systems: A methodology for interfacing DDR3 SDRAM DIMM to an FPGA", CDNLIVE! EMEA, Silicon-Package-Board Co-design Track, Munich, Germany, May, 2008.

Selected Publications

2022 Feras Al-Hawari,"Software Design Patterns for Data Management Features in Web-Based Information Systems", Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, Elsevier, In Press, DOI:,2022 [View]
2021 Feras Al-Hawari, Mai Al-Zou'bi, Hala Barham, and Wael Sararhah,"The GJU website development process and best practices",IGI, Journal of Cases on Information Technology,23(1), pp. 1-24,2021 [View]
2021 Feras Al-Hawari, Hala Barham, Omar Al-Sawaeer, Mai Alshawabkeh, Sahel Alouneh, Mohammad I Daoud, and Rami Alazrai,"Methods to achieve effective web-based learning management modules: MyGJU versus Moodle",PeerJ Computer Science,7:e498,,2021 [View]
2020 Feras Al-Hawari,"Holistic university website management: people, technology and processes",TEM Journal,9(4), pp. 1771-1779,2020 [View]
2020 Feras Al-Hawari and Mohammad Habahbeh,"Secure and robust web services for e-payment of tuition fees",International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology,13(7), pp. 1795-1801,2020 [View]
2020 Feras Al-Hawari, Mohammed Al-Sammarraie, and Taha Al-Khaffaf,"Design, validation, and comparative analysis of a private bus location tracking information system",Journal of Advanced Transportation,2020(8895927), pp. 1-18,2020 [View]
2019 Feras Al-Hawari, Hala Barham,"A machine learning based help desk system for IT service management",Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, Elsevier, In press,,2019 [View]
2019 Feras Al-hawari, Mai Alshawabkeh, Haytham Althawbih, and Omar Abu Nawas,"Integrated and Secure Web-Based Examination Management System",Computer Applications in Engineering Education, John Wiley, 27(4), pp. 994-1014,2019 [View]
2018 Feras Al-Hawari,"Automatic and multithreaded method for determining the number of vector fitting poles based on empirical data", International Journal of Numerical Modelling Electronic Networks Devices and Fields, John Wiley, In Press, DOI: 10.1002/jnm.2512,2018 [View]
2018 Sahel Alouneh, Feras Al-Hawari, Ismail Hababeh , and Gheorghita Ghinea,"An Effective Classification Approach for Big Data Security Based on GMPLS/MPLS Networks",Security and Communication Networks, vol. 2018, Article ID 8028960, 10 pages,2018 [View]
2017 Feras Al-Hawari, Mahmoud Al-Ashi, Fares Abawi, Sahel Alouneh,"A practical three-phase ILP approach for solving the examination timetabling problem",International Transactions in Operational Research,John Wiley,In press (Thomson Reuters ISI),2017 [View]
2017 Feras Al-Hawari, Terry Jernberg, and Roger Cleghorn,"System and method for automatic correction of flight time skew of timing signals in simulated source synchronous interface operation",U.S. Patent 9,542,512,USA,2017 [View]
2017 Feras Al-Hawari,"MyGJU student view and its online and preventive registration flow",International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER),1(12), pp. 119-133,2017 [View]
2017 Feras Al-Hawari, Anoud Alufieshat, Mai Alshawabkeh, Hala Barham, and Mohammad Habahbeh,"The software engineering of a three-tier web-based student information system (MyGJU) ",Computer Applications in Engineering Education,Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 242–263,2017 [View]
2017 Feras Al-Hawari,"Analysis and design of an accounting information system",International Research Journal of Electronics and Computer Engineering,3(2), pp 16-21,2017 [View]
2017 Feras Al-Hawari,"Analysis and Design of an Accounting Information System",8th International Research Conference on Science, Management and Engineering (IRCSME 2017),Dubai, UAE,2017
2017 Feras Al-Hawari, Hadi Etaiwi, and Sahel Alouneh,"A cost effective information display system based on open source technologies",International Conference on New Trends in Computing Sciences (ICTCS 2017),pp. 277-282, Amman, Jordan, October 11-13,2017 [View]
2016 Jose Schutt-Aine, Dennis Nagle, Feras Al-Hawari, Ambrish Varma, Jilin Tan, Ping Liu, Shangli Wu, Yubao Meng, Qi Zhao, and Zhongyong Zhou,"System, method, and computer program product for input/output buffer modeling",U.S. Patent 9,460,250,USA,2016 [View]
2016 Sahel Alouneh, Ismail Hababeh, Feras Al-Hawari, and Tamer Alajrami,"Innovative methodology for elevating big data analysis and security",The 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing (OSSCOM 2016),Beirut, Lebanon,2016
2014 Taranjit Kukal, Feras Al-Hawari, Dennis Nagle, Raymond Komow, and Jilin Tan,"System and method for implementing power integrity topology adapted for parametrically integrated environment",U.S. Patent 8,656,329,issued February 18,2014 [View]
2013 Feras Al-Hawari, Taranjit Kukal, Dennis Nagle, Raymond Komow, and Jilin Tan,"System and method for adapting behavioral models to fluctuations in parametrically integrated environment",U.S. Patent 8,452,582,issued May 28,2013 [View]
2013 Feras Al-Hawari, Jilin Tan, and Jose Schutt-Aine,"Method and system for adaptive modeling and simulation of lossy transmission lines",U.S. Patent 8,386,216,issued February 26,2013 [View]
2012 Taranjit Kukal, Feras Al-Hawari, Dennis Nagle, Raymond Komow, and Jilin Tan,"System and method for adapting electrical integrity analysis to parametrically integrated environment",U.S. Patent 8,286,110,issued October 9,2012 [View]
2012 Jose Schutt-Aine, Jilin Tan, Ping Liu, Feras Al-Hawari, and Ambrish Varma,"IBIS modeling using latency insertion method (LIM)",16th IEEE Workshop on Signal Propagation and Interconnects (SPI),pp. 97-100, Sorrento, Italy, 13-16 May,2012 [View]
2011 Ambrish Varma and Feras Al-Hawari,"Method and system for screening nets in a post-layout environment",U.S. Patent 8,060,852,issued November 11,2011 [View]
2011 Kent Drumstad, Adge Hawes, Taranjit Kukal, Feras Al-Hawari, Ambrish Varma, and Terry Jernberg,"Supporting external circuit as spice or S-parameters in conjunction with I-V/V-T tables",Asian IBIS Summit,Yokohama , Japan, November,2011
2011 Jose Schutt-Aine, Patrick Goh, Yidnekachew Mekonnen, Feras Al-Hawari, Jilin Tan, Ping Liu, and Wenliang Dai,"A comparative study of convolution and order reduction techniques for blackbox macromodeling using scattering parameters",IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (IEEE-TCPMT),Vol. 1, Issue 10, pp. 1642-1650, September,2011 [View]
2011 Patrick Goh, Jose Schutt-Aine, Demetri Klokotov, Jilin Tan, Ping Liu, Wenliang Dai, and Feras Al-Hawari,"Partitioned latency insertion method with a generalized stability criteria",IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (IEEE-TCPMT),Vol. 1, Issue 9, pp. 1447-1455, September,2011 [View]
2010 Feras Al-Hawari, Taranjit Kukal , Ambrish Varma, Wenliang Dai, and John Lin,"Extending/Leveraging IBIS Constructs to Model High-Speed I/Os and Packages using AMI, Spice, and S-Parameters",Asian IBIS Summit,Shenzhen, China, November,2010
2009 Jose Schutt-Aine, Demetri Klokotov, Patrick Goh, Jilin Tan, Feras Al-Hawari, Ping Liu and Wenliang Dai,"Application of the Latency Insertion Method to Circuits with Blackbox Macromodel Representation",11th IEEE Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC09),pp. 92-95, Singapore, December,2009 [View]
2008 Jose Schutt-Aine, Feras Al-Hawari, Jilin Tan, and C. Kumar,"Blackbox Macromodel with S-Parameters and Fast Convolution",12th IEEE Workshop on Signal Propagation and Interconnects (SPI-08),pp. 1-4, Avignon, France, May,2008 [View]
2008 Feras Al-Hawari,"S-parameter based Multi-Conductor Transmission Line Modeling and Simulation",Cadence Technical Conference,Anaheim, California, May,2008
2008 Phil Murray and Feras Al-Hawari,"Challenges in Implementing DDR3 Memory Interface on PCB Systems: A Methodology for Interfacing DDR3 SDRAM DIMM to an FPGA",DesignCon 2008,Santa Clara, CA, February,2008 [View]
2008 Robert Blake, Phil Murray, and Feras Al-Hawari,"Challenges in Implementing DDR3 Memory Interface on PCB Systems: A Methodology for Interfacing DDR3 SDRAM DIMM to an FPGA",CDNLIVE! EMEA 2008,Silicon-Package-Board Co-design Track, Munich, Germany, May,2008
2005 Feras Al-Hawari,"Fast Time Domain Analysis of Frequency Dependent Data using the Direct Convolution with Approximation Approach",Cadence Technical Conference,Monterey, California, April,2005
2004 Jilin Tan, Feras Al-Hawari, and Dragoslav Milosovic,"Via Modeling in Multi Gbits/s Signal Analysis",Association for Computational Electromagnetic Society (ACES),Albany, New York,2004