Dr. Mohammed Akour

Associate Professor of Software Engineering
+966 11 2242222

Biography

Dr. Mohammed Akour is an associate Professor Software Engineering at Al Yamamah University (YU). He got his Bachelor (2006) and Master (2008) degree from Yarmouk University in Computer Information Systems with Honor. He joined Yarmouk University as a Lecturer in August 2008 after graduating with his master in Computer Information Systems. In August 2009, He left Yarmouk University to pursue his PhD in Software Engineering at North Dakota State University (NDSU). He joined Yarmouk University again in April 2013 after graduating with his PhD in Software Engineering from NDSU with Honor. He serves as Key Note Speaker, Organizer, a Co-chair and publicity Chair for several IEEE conferences, and as ERB for more than 10 ISI indexed prestigious journals. He is a member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG). ​Dr. Akour at Yarmouk University served as Head of accreditation and Quality assurance and then was hired as director of computer and Information Center. In 2018, Dr. Akour has been hired as vice Dean of Student Affairs at Yarmouk University. In 2019, Dr. Akour joins Al Yamamah University -Riyadh Saudi Arabia- as an associate professor in Software Engineering.

Publications

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Osama Al Qasem, Mohammed Akour, Software Fault Prediction Using Deep Learning Algorithms, Accepted (9/2019) for publication in International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes. (SCOPUS)
  2. Mamdouh Alenezia, Mohammad Zaroura, and Mohammed Akour, Exploring Nesting Levels in Evolving Open Source Software Systems: Experimental Study, Accepted (1/2019) for publication in Recent Patents on Computer Science. (SCOPUS)
  3. Ayat Sbeeh, Mohammed Akour, Towards Efficient Ensemble Method for Bug Triaging, Accepted (7/2018) for publication in Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing. (ISI)
  4. Mohammed Akour, Hiba Alsghaier, Samah Aldiabat. Game Based Learning Approach to Improve Self-Learning Motivated Students, Accepted (7/2018) for publication in International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning. (SCOPUS)
  5. Mohammed Akour, Iman Al Jarrah, Ahmad A. Saifan, An Efficient Approach for Test Suite Reduction Using K-Means Clustering, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Accepted Vol 96 August 2018. (SCOPUS)
  6. Yasir Javed, Mamdouh Alenezi, Mohammed Akour, Ahmad Alzyoud, Exploring the Relationship between Software Complexity and Software Vulnerabilities, Journal Of Theoretical And Applied Information Technology, Accepted Vol 96 August 2018. (SCOPUS)
  7. Mohammed Akour, Wasen Yahya Melhem, Software Defect Prediction Using Genetic Programming and Neural Networks, International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes Volume 8 • Issue 4 • October-December 2018 (SCOPUS)
  8. Noor Alhammad, Fawaz Zghol, Mohammed Akour, Esraa Alzghoul, Evolutionary Neural Network Classifiers for Software Effort Estimation, International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Accepted 4/1/2018. (SCOPUS)
  9. Feras Hanandeh, Ahmad A. Saifan, Mohammed Akour, Noor Al-Hussein, Khadijah Shatnawi, Evaluating Maintainability of Open Source Software: A Case Study, International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)8(1), 2018. (SCOPUS)
  10. Layla Alrawais, Mamdouh Al Enezi, Mohammed Akour, Security Testing Framework for Web Applications, the International Journal of Software Innovation (IJSI), Volume 6, issue 3 2018. (SCOPUS)
  11. ShadiBanitaan, Mohammad Akour, and Mamdouh Alenezi, A Test Suite Reduction Approach for Software Unit Testing, Advanced Science Letters, 22, 2977–2981 (2016). (SCOPUS)
  12. Mohammed Akour, Bouchaib Falah, Bassim Madi, Nacir Bouali, An Effective Approach for Transforming Use Cases Specifications into Class Diagram, Advanced Science Letters,  22, 2972–2976 (2016). (SCOPUS)
  13. Bouchaib Falah, Houssam Otarid, Nadine Raiss, Mohamed Akour, A Comprehensive Technique to Generate and Prioritize Test Case Paths,  International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS), October 2016 Vol. 14 No. 10.(ISI)
  14. Mohammad Akour, Samah Aldiabat, Hiba Alsghaier, Mamdouh Alenezi, Khalid Alkhateeb, Software Architecture Understandability of Open Source Applications, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS), October 2016 Vol. 14 No. 10 pp. 65-78. (ISI)
  15. Shadi Banitaan, Kevin Daimi, Mohammed Akour, Yujun Wang, Test Suite Selection in Junit Testing Environment Based on Software Metrics, International Journal Of Computers And Their Applications, Volume 23, No. 1, March 2016. (SCOPUS)
  1. Mohammed Akour, Ahmad A. Saifan, Osama Ratha'an. Traceability between Code and Design Documentation in Database Management System: A Case Study, The International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), Accepted June 2016.(ISI)
  2. Mohammed Akour, Bouchaib Falah, Karima Kaddouri, ADBTFrame work as a Testing Technique: an Improvement in Comparison with Traditional Model Based Testing, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), 2016; 7(5) 7–12.(ISI)
  3. Mohammed Akour, Bouchaib Falah, Salwa Bouriat ,MobileSoftware Hybrid Testing: Thoughts, Strategies, Experiments, and Challenges, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), Volume 7 Issue 6 June 2016.(ISI)
  4. Ahmad Saifan, Mohammed Akour, Iyad Alazzam, Feras Hanandeh, Regression Test-Selection Technique Using Component Model Based Modification: Code to Test Traceability, IJACSA Volume 7 Issue 4 2016. (ISI)

Research Interests

Software Testing

Requirement Engineering

Machine Learning

Computer Science Education

Honors and Awards

FUNDED PROJECTS

  • Joint Programs and Framework for Doctoral Education in Software Engineering (PWs@PhD), ERASMUS PLUS, project # 561577, YU, JUST, and JU. 180000.
  • Open Source Software Computing (OSSCOM), Tempus, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, German Jordanian University, The Lebanese University, Brunel University, Yarmouk University, Talalabu Ghazaleh Information Technology, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Notre Dame University
  • Mohamad Al Zamil, Mohammad Akour, Samer Samarah, Northern Jordan Entrepreneurs (NJE), MEPI Award #: S-NEAAP-16-GR-028, $126,028.00
  • Mohammed Akour, Zeyad Al Saad, Smart lightning controlling system for Museum. Scientific Research Support Fund-YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, 7000 J.D, 2015-2016.

AWARDS

  • Distinguished Lecture Series, Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 15th April 2019.

Conferences

Conference Proceeding Articles

  1. Mohammed Akour, Shadi Banitaan,  Hiba Alsghaier,  Khalid Al Radaideh, Predicting Daily Activities Effectiveness Using Base-level and Meta level Classifiers, 2019 7th International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security (ISDFS), Barcelos, Portugal, 10-12 June 2019.
  2. Mohammed Akour, Lina A.Abu-wardih, NouhHendawi, AuryibahAl.shboul, Test Case Reduction using Genetic Algorithm,The 8th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT 2018). Amman-Jordan, 11-12 July 2018.
  3. Mohammad Okour, Chin Wei Chong, ArnifaAsmawi,MohammedAkour, Knowledge Management Systems Usage From The User's Perspective: The Influence Of Organizational Factors In Jordanian Banking Sector. The 8th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT 2018). Amman-Jordan, 11-12 July 2018.
  4. Mohammed Akour, Ziad Al saad, Abd Rahman Al Asmar, Abd Al rahem Jarrah, Smart Lightening Controlling System: Case Study of Yarmouk Museum, 15th International Conference on Information Technology- New Generations, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on April 16-18, 2018. SPRINGER
  5. Bouchaib Falah, Mohammed Akour, Issar Arab and Yassine M’hanna, An Attempt Towards Formalizing UML Class Diagram Semantics, Proceedings of the New Trends in Information Technology (NTIT-2017). Amman, Jordan. 25-27 April 2017.
  6. Jacob Coleman, Farah I. Kandah, Steven Schmitt, Mohammed Akour, Community Trust Distribution in Vehicle Ad-hoc Networks, Proceedings of the New Trends in Information Technology (NTIT-2017). Amman, Jordan. 25-27 April 2017.
  7. Hiba al-sghaier, Mohammed Akour, Issa shehabat, Samah Diabat, "The Impact of Big Data Analytics on Business", Proceedings of the New Trends in Information Technology (NTIT-2017). Amman, Jordan. 25-27 April 2017.
  8. Mohammed Akour. Hiba Alsghaier, SamahAldiabat. Khalid Al-Radaideh, Mobile Gaming Application as an Educational Platform, Conference: 7th International Conference on Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Studies (EHSSS-17). 2017, Pattaya, Thailand
  9. Mamdouh Alenezi , Mohammed Akour, Alaa Husein. Test Suite Effectiveness: An Indicator for Open Source Software Quality, 2016 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing (OSSCOM). IEEE.
  10. Mohammad Akour, IzzatAlsmadi, MamounAlazab, Malware Detection Challenge Between Accuracy and Performance, 2016 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing (OSSCOM). IEEE
  11. Mohammed Akour, BouchaibFalah, Application Domain Oriented Software Readability Yardsticks, The 7th International Conference on Computer Science & Information Technology(CSIT) Amman-Jordan 2016. IEEE
  12. Ahmed Manasrah, Mohammed Akour, Emad Alsukhni. Toward Improving University Students Awareness of Spam Email and Cybercrime: Case Study of Jordan, First International Conference on Anti-Cybercrime (ICACC-2015)10-12 November 2015 - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (pp. 1-6). IEEE

Teaching

2013 to Present

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Software usability Engineering SWE 415
  • Software Quality Assurance SWE 401
  • Design Pattern SWE 413
  • Software Construction & User Interface SWE 312
  • Formal Methods in Software Engineering SWE 414
  • Software Usability Engineering 415
  • Computer skills level CIS100
  • Internet Programming CIS 110
  • Introduction to Information Technology CIS 103
  • Introduction to Information System CIS 104
  • Society and Informatics CIS 109
  • Human Computer Interaction CIS 227
  • Software Engineering CIS240
  • Multimedia System CIS 285
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design (UML) CIS445
  • Network and information Security CIS 442
  • Software Project Management MIS 361
  • Internet Services CIS 431
  • Project Graduation CIS 499

Graduate Courses:

  • Software Testing and Debugging CIS 644
  • Software Requirements Engineering CIS 643

Services

CONSULTATION

  • The director of the team charged with the preparation of the general and specific framework, criteria and performance indicators of the computer courses in Jordan. 2019
  • Activating EdTech Roadmap team member in conjunction with the Ministry of education and Queen Rania Association. 2019.
  • Cesari and McKenna LLP, Patent Consultant, USA, 2018-to present
  • Tender Committee member, Yarmouk University, 2017- to present.
  • Umm Al Qura University, Scientific Research Project Evaluator, Saudi Arabia, 2016- to present
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance team member for preparing Oman College of Management and Technology to apply for AAA accreditation. Oman 2016.
  • Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutes, Jordan 2015- to present

SERVICES

-GRADUATE THESIS SUPERVISION

  1. MS Thesis Advisor for Heba Sghayer- Software Fault Prediction Using Optimization Algorithms with Genetic Algorithm, graduated 2018.
  2. MS Thesis Co-Advisor for Samah Thiabat,-Investigation for Software Fault Proneness Prediction at Method Level, graduated 2018.
  3. MS Thesis Advisor for Osama AlQassem- Software Fault Prediction Using Deep Learning Algorithms, graduated2018.
  4. MS Thesis Advisor for Ayat Sbeeh, Towards Efficient Ensemble Method for Bug Triaging, graduated 2017.

 -GRADUATE THESIS EXTERNAL EXAMINER

  1. Andra Osama Al-Mashah, The Importance of Productivity Measurement in Use-Case-Points Effort Estimation / Applied Science Private University-2019
  2. AlaaMrayat, Use-Case-Points Effort Estimation /The University of Jordan- 2019
  1. Haif a Ghanem/Detecting Android Malware Using Multi Dynamic Analysis Method/The University of Jordan- 2018
  1. RubaAlZiodi/ Clustering Bug Reports to Support Software Corrective Maintenance/ the Hashemite University- 2018.
  1. Nazek Hassouneh/ Deep Learning for Predicting Survivability for Leukemia Patients on SEER Data/ The University of Jordan- 2018
  1. Lubna tarawneh/ A Recognition System for Printed Mathematical Expressions /The University of Jordan- 2017.
  1. Adel Mohammed/ Enhancing the Integration of Security within the Software Development Life Cycle through an Adaptive Risk Framework and an Automated Tool /The University of Jordan- 2017.
  2. Ishaq N. Sandoqah / The effectiveness of using a statistical debugging in python programs.The University of Jordan- 2016.
  3. Yousef K Al-Khodairat/ Role-Based Access Control Policy Testing Based on Cause-Effect Graph.The University of Jordan- 2016.
  1. Asma’a Mohammad Alsarhan/ Security phishing detection using DOM-Tree Structure and cAnt-MinerPBAlgorithm.The University of Jordan- 2016.
  1. Noor Alhammad/ Evolutionary Neural Network Classifiers for Software Effort Estimation.The University of Jordan- 2016.
  1. Bara’aElaianAlhammad / Pattern Recognition Tracking of Gene Functionalities in Plants Natural Evolution.The University of Jordan- 2015.
  2. Abeer Jalal AlBelbesie / Data Balancing Impact on the Reliability of Individual Record Prediction.The University of Jordan- 2015.

-KEY NOTE SPEAKER & CHAIR SESSION

  • Keynote Speaker and Program Committee for 2018 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering Nanjing, China May 25-27, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker and Program Committee for 2016 International Conference on Advanced Electronic Science and Technology, August 19th-21st, 2016, Shenzhen, China.
  • Advisory Board for Global Research Conference on Science, Engineering, Technology & Management (YGRC19) 29/6/2019, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Chair and Scientific Committee for MCSI 2018: 5th Int.Conf. on Mathematics and Computers in Sciences and Industry, Corfu Island, Greece, August 25-27, 2018
  • Chair and Scientific Committee for OSSCOM 2016 IEEE | The 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing (OSSCOM 2016), Beirut Lebanon, December 1-3, 2016.
  • Publicity Chair for 14th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA2016) June 8-10, 2016 Towson University, Towson, Maryland, USA.
  • Organizer for 5thInt.Conf. on Mathematics and Computers in Sciences and Industry, CORFU ISLAND, GREECE, August 24-27, 2017

-EDITORIAL BOARD

  • International Journal of Innovation Engineering and Science Research (IJIESR)
  • The Canadian Arena of Applied Scientific Research.
  • International Journal of Geo-Spatial Knowledge and Intelligence (GSKI)
  • American Journal of Operations Management and Information Systems(AJOMIS), USA.
  • SCIREA Journal of Computer
  • Computer Science & Systems Biology : An Open Access
  • International Journal of Instrumentation and Control Systems (IJICS)

 -INDEXED JOURNAL REVIEWER

  • IEEE Communications Surveys. ISI
  • IEEE Access. ISI
  • Information and Software Technology. ISI
  • IET Software. ISI
  • Journal of Software: Evolution and Practice, ISI
  • Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, ISI
  • TLT the IEEE’s Transactions on Learning Technologies, ISI
  • Computer Applications in Engineering Education, ISI
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, ISI
  • IJACSA International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications. ISI
  • IAJIT The International Arab Journal of Information Technology. ISI
  • IEICE The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineer. ISI
  • ASTESJ Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, SCOPUS
  • IJCAET International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology. SCOPUS
  • Journal of Computer Science. SCOPUS
  • Research & Reviews: Journal of Engineering and Technology.
  • Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering. SCOPUS
  • Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Journal.
  • JKSU Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences. SCOPUS
  • JESTR Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review. SCOPUS
  • (IJCAET) International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology. SCOPUS

- TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMITTEE 

  • 6th International Conference on Software Engineering (SOENG 2020)”to be held in June 13 ~ 14, 2020, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 6th International Conference on Software Engineering (SOFT 2020), July 11~12, 2020, Toronto, Canada.
  • 18th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA) Baco Raton, Florida, USA from December 16 to 19, 2019.
  • The Twelfth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, CENTRIC 2019, November, 2019 - Valencia, Spain
  • Program Committee for |9th International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (ICCSEA 2019) December 21~22, 2019, Dubai, UAEcember 21~22, 2019, Dubai, UAE
  • 6th International Conference on Advanced Computing (ADCO-2019) Conference held in Vienna, Austria on August 24 ~ 25, 2019
  • 5th International Conference on Software Security (ICSS 2019) Conference held in Sydney, Australia on December 21~22, 2019.
  • 8th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEAS2019)”to be held in August 24~25, 2019, Vienna, Austria.
  • 3rd International Conference in Engineering Applications – ICEA19, Azores Island, July 8th to 11th, 2019.
  • International Conference on Modern Technology in Engineering Research & Management (ICMTERM-2019), Hyderabad, India, May, 01st - 02nd , 2019
  • 11th International Conference on Networks & Communications (NeCoM 2019) Conference held in Vienna, Austria on August 24 ~ 25, 2019
  • Seventh International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing (AISC 2019) Conference held in  Sydney, Australia on June 29~30
  • 7th International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE 2019) Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 27 ~ 28, 2019.
  • 8th International Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services (ITCSE 2019)" to be held in  March 30~31, 2019,  Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2019 5th International Conference on E-business and Applications (ICEBA 2019) will be held inBangkok, Thailand, February 25-28, 2019.
  • 6th International Conference on Software Engineering & Trends (SE 2018), UAE.
  • International Conference on Algorithms, Computing and Artificial Intelligence (ACAI 2018),, China 21-23, 2018
  • 5th International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (CSEN-2018). Dubai, UAE
  • 4th International Conference on Software Engineering (SOENG 2018), Copenhagen
  • 5th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT 2018), Denmark
  • 2018 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE 2018), China
  • 2018 International Joint Conference on Information and Communication Engineering(JCICE 2018), China
  • 5th International Conference on Cybernetics & Informatics (CYBI 2018), Dubai.
  • 7thInternational Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA-2018) Astralia.
  • IEEE International Conference in Internet of Things for the Global Community IoTGC 2017 Conference, July 10-13, 2017.
  • 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computer Science and Information Technology (ACSTY-2017), Dubai.
  • The 16 th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Application (IEEE ICMLA'17), Cancun, Mexico, 18-21 December 2017
  • 2017 IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT).
  • International Conference on Computer Science and Application Engineering (CSAE 2017), China, October 21 to 23, 2017 
  • (ICICS 2016) IEEE | The International Conference on Information and Communication Systems. JORDAN.
  • International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology Applications 2016.
  • CCC 2016 IEEE | Cybersecurity and Cyberforensics Conference, University Of Jordan, Jordan
    August 2-4, 2016.
  • CSIT 2016 IEEE | The 7th International Conference of Computer Science & Information Technology, Amman Jordan July 13 - 14, 2016.
  • ICEIT2016 | The 2016 International Conference on Electronic and Information Technology ,CHINA, November 4th-6th, 2016.
  • International Conference on Economics, Management and Business (ICEMB 2016), IRAN, 17 February 2016
  • Annual 2016 International Conference on Geo-Informatics in Resource Management & Sustainable Ecosystem CHINA, GRMSE-2016.
  • CENTRIC 2015 | The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, SPAIN. (to present)
  • AICCSA 2015 |12th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications. (to present).
  • SAM 2014 | 13th International Conference on Security and Management.USA. (to present).
  • Program Committee for Mosharaka for Researches and Studies conference 2013.JORDAN. (to present).