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Mohammad Fayez Al Bataineh

Telecommunications Engineering Department
Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology
Yarmouk University 21163
Irbid, Jordan
Tel. +962 2 721 1111 Ext. 4534
Fax. +962 2 721 1129
Email: mffbataineh@yahoo.com
Email: mohamadfa@yu.edu.jo
URL: http://faculty.yu.edu.jo/mfbataineh

EDCATION Doctorate of Philosophy

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 2010
Electrical Engineering/Communications
 GPA: 4.0/4.0

 Research: Application of communications, coding theory, and

information theory concepts to the interpretation and

understanding of information flow in biological systems
 Research interests: communications, coding theory, information

theory, bioinformatics, genomic signal processing and

computational biology.
 Thesis title: Analysis of Genomic Translation using a

Communications Theory Approach

 Awarded AAAEA College Scholarship, Oct 2008

Master of Science
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 2006

Electrical and Computer Engineering

 GPA: 4:0/4.0 (Outstanding academic achievement award)

 Special Project in Data Compression

Bachelor of Science
Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, 2003
Telecommunications Engineering,
 Awarded a scholarship to pursue graduate studies at IIT (M.S. &

 Undergraduate Academic Projects: Image Compression using

Wavelet Transform using MATLAB, and Transient Analysis on

Lossless and Lossy Transmission Line
Research  Communications, Coding Theory, and Information Theory
Interests  Computer Vision and Image Processing
 Digital Speech Processing
 Bioinformatics
 Genomic Signal Processing
 Computational biology

Teaching  Signals and System

Interests  Digital Communications (both B.S. and M.S. level)
 Digital Signal Processing (both B.S. and M.S. level)
 Analog Communications Systems
 Probability and Random Processes (both B.S. and M.S. level)
 Linear Algebra
 Electromagnetics
 Microwave Systems
 Antennas and Radio Wave Propagation

Relevant  Graduate: Communication Engineering Fundamentals, Analysis

Courses of Random Signals, Digital Signal Processing II, Performance
Evaluation of Computer and Communication Networks,
Computer Vision and Image Processing, Coding for Reliable
Communications, Applied Optimization for Engineers, Modern
Digital Communication, Wireless Communication System Design,
Statistical Signal Processing, Special Project in Data
Compression, Engineering Analysis IB, Digital Speech Processing,
Signal and Data Compression.
 Undergraduate: Analog Communications Systems, Probability
and Random Processes, Microwave Systems, Electromagnetic
Theory Digital Signal Processing, Digital Communications,
Antennas and Wave Propagation, Pascal programming,

PROJECTS Digital Speech Processing:

 Implemented methods of linear prediction (LP) analysis and
evaluated the accuracy of estimated model parameters to
resynthesize the original speech signal
 Devised algorithms for pitch tracking and voicing discrimination to

perform Linear Prediction (LP) Vocoding Synthesis

 Evaluated the effect of quantization of LP parameters and

prediction residual signal using rate-distortion

Statistical Signal Processing:
 Developed a model based on decision theory using a generalized

likelihood ratio test to make financial and investment decisions in a
 Performed the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm, maximum

likelihood (ML) estimation and Bayesian estimation to determine

the average lifetime of a chip
Data Compression
 Implemented various Lossless and Lossy Compression Techniques

as Huffman coding, arithmetic coding, scalar quantization,

transform coding, differential encoding, delta modulation and
demodulation, and wavelet-based compression
Computer Vision and Image Processing:
 Implemented and tested several region-based algorithms for

image segmentation including thresholding approach, K-means

algorithm, region growing method, region splitting & merging
method and sequential labeling method
 Tested and implemented various methods used for edge and

boundary detection including Sobel, Prewitt, Roberts, LOG, Canny

methods and Hough transform to detect straight-line features
Applied Optimization for Engineers:
 Implemented and tested various algorithms used for unconstrained

optimization as steepest descent algorithm, gradient descent

algorithm, Newton algorithm, and BFGS quasi-Newton algorithm
Wireless Communications:
 Presented a simple means of performance analysis under

correlated diversity channels, studied selection diversity and

maximal ratio combining diversity techniques, and derived
formulas to evaluate the diversity gain of a communication system
employing diversity
Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communication
 Evaluated and analyzed loss rate deviation of different network

topologies with several Markovian sources using NS-2 network

simulation tool and MATLAB
Digital Signal Processing:
 Designed linear phase band pass FIR filter using several design

methods including windowing, frequency sampling, optimum

equiripple methods, and IIR filters using different forms including
Butterworth, Chebyshev, and Elliptic filters.
 Designed a digital IIR filter with a linear phase in the pass band

using a new method based on frequency weighted least-square

error optimization and the BFGS method

EXPERIENC Assistant Professor, September 2010-Present

Telecommunications Engineering Department, Yarmouk

University, Irbid, Jordan
 Teaching several telecommunications engineering courses:
Signals and Systems, Digital Communications, Digital Signal
Processing for the Master level.
 Researching various topics in telecommunication Engineering
(see list of publications)
 Supervising and monitoring several telecommunications
engineering laboratories: Digital Communications laboratory,
Microwave Systems Laboratory, and Digital Signal Processing
 Supervising Primary and Secondary student graduation projects
 Serving as an academic advisor for Telecommunications
Engineering students
 Is involved with a Tempus project at the Telecommunications
Engineering Department entitled: An Industry Oriented MSc.
Program in Telecommunications Engineering- Towards an EU
 Served as head of the election committee for student congress
elections, 2010.
 Serving as a master of ceremony for several workshops
organized by Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology

Research Assistant, January 2006-2010

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of
Technology, Chicago, IL
 Analyzed and modeled the process translation in gene

expression using a communications and coding theory approach

– supported by a fund from Pritzker Institute and Illinois Institute
of Technology.
 Developed analogies between information transmission in

communications engineering and gene expression.

 Validated biologically-motivated coding models (codebook, block

code and convolutional code models) for the processes of

 Developed two novel regulatory sequences identification

methods based on Frequency Weight Matrix and Center of

Gravity concepts,
 Developed new computational algorithms and databases for

systematic identification of transcriptional regulators and

regulons in new genomes as they become available,
 Used principles of error control coding theory to interpret the

genetic translation and transcriptions mechanisms,

 Tested the effect of various types of mutations in the ribosome

on the level protein synthesis in E. coli Bacteria.

Research and Development Engineer, CO-OP, Jan 2010–
MicroSun Technologies, LLC, Lisle, IL, USA
 Was involved in electrical design and engineering of innovative

rechargeable battery packs development of alternative and

renewable energy technologies,
 Designed a wireless and charger systems with heavy emphasis

on the research and

 inductive charger for variable input voltage and variable output

load using LLC resonant converter topology and synchronous

rectification, to be used to charge different portable devices that
require different current/voltage specifications,
 Will be involved in the design of a wireless communications

system that can talk to a battery pack and thereby provide an

output status report that gives a detailed description of the
battery charge status.

Research Aide Assiatnat, Intern, Sep 2009–Jan 2009

Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL, USA
 Helped to design high-energy density batteries and conducted

AC impedance and circuitry modeling for Lithium-ion batteries.

 Performed synthesis of high-capacity cathode materials for

Lithium-ion batteries by methods of solid-state and sol-gel

 Characterized the obtained compounds by means of x-ray

diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and density

 Tested the materials as positive electrodes in Lithium cells.

Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor, May 2003–July 2004

Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology, Yarmouk
University, Irbid, Jordan
 Supervised labs in Analog Communication Systems, Antenna and

Microwave, Numerical Analysis, Digital Logic Design.

 Graded student homework and conducted lab tutorials.

Communications Engineering Intern, July 2001-September

Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), Amman, Jordan
 Trained on AXT 121 exchanges, telephone maintenance, optical

fiber cables & splicing, multiplexing schemes (FDM & TDM),

radar system, and microwave ground telephony systems

Communications Engineering Intern, October 2001-January

Egyptian Telephone Company (QuickTel), Cairo, Egypt
 Trained on Access Network assembly, maintenance and

installation, telephone sets assembly, test and maintenance,

telephone cabinets and boxes assembly, and MDF jumpering

PUBLICATI  "Ribosome Binding Model Using a Codebook and Exponential

ONS Metric," 2007 IEEE International Conference on
Electro/Information Technology, pp. 438-442, 17-20 May 2007.
 "An Optimized Ribosome Binding Model Using Communication
Theory Concepts," BIOCMP'07 - Proceedings of 2007
International Conference for Bioinformatics and Computational
Biology, pp. 345 - 348, June 25 – 27, 2007.
 "Gene Expression Analysis using Communications, Coding and
Information Theory Based Models," BIOCOMP'09 - The 2009
International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational
Biology, pp. 181-185, July 13-16, 2009.
 "Effect of Mutations on the Detection of Translational Signals
Based on Communications Theory Concepts," 31st Annual
International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine
and Biology Society (EMBC'09), Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp.
3853 - 3856, 2nd - 6th September, 2009.
 "A Novel Gene Detection Method Based on Period-3 Property,"
31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in
Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'09), Minneapolis,
Minnesota, USA, 2-6 September, pp. 3857-3860, 2009.
 "Identification of Transcription Factor Binding Sites Based on the
Chi-Square ( c 2 ) distance of a Probabilistic Vector Model "
International Conference on Future BioMedical Information
Engineering (FBIE 2009), December 13-14, 2009.
 "Analysis of Gene Translation Using a Communications Theory
Approach," in Advances in Computational Biology: Springer,
December 2009.
 "Information Theory, Communications, and Coding in Genome
Analysis," Submitted to IEEE EMB Magazine, December 2009.
 "An Augmented Block Code Model for Protein Translation Using
Free Energy Based Distance Decoders " in 2010 IEEE
International Conference on Electro/Information Technology,
Normal, IL, USA, May 20-22, 2010.
 "Identification of Transcriptional Promoter Sequence Based on
Statistical Filter Bank Model," in 2010 IEEE International

Conference on Electro/Information Technology, Normal, IL, USA,
May 20-22, 2010.

AWARDS  A scholarship to peruse M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Illinois

RECEIVED Institute of Technology, USA, 2004-2009 (Sponsor: Yarmouk
University, Jordan).
 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, 2010 for the PhD
degree (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA).
 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, 2006 for the MS
degree (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA).
 Recipient of the AAAEA (Arab American Association of Engineers
and Architects) College Scholarship Award - 2008
 Research Assistantship, 2006-2010, (Illinois Institute of
Technology, USA).
 Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities And
Colleges Award, 2006 (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA).
 First Position in ECE poster competition, 2007 (Illinois Institute of
Technology, USA).
 Outstanding Field training Award, 2001 (The Egyptian Telephone
Company, Egypt.
 Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award, 1997-2003,
(Yarmouk University, Jordan).

SKILLS  Programming Languages: MATLAB, PASCAL, C++, C

 Application Support: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel,
Power Point, FrontPage, Access, Visio, and Outlook
 Operating Systems: Windows© 9X, 2K, XP, Vista, 7, UNIX, LINUX
 Simulation Tools: NS-2 Network Simulator, MATLAB/SIMULINK

PROFESSIO  IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, USA)

NAL  AAAEA (Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects,
 JAE (Jordan Association for Engineers, Jordan)

References  Professor Guillermo E. Atkin (My PhD advisor)

Associate Professor
Office: Siegel Hall 141
Phone: 312.567.6810
E-mail: atkin@iit.edu

 Professor Jafar Saniie
Associate Chair
Filmer Professor
Graduate Program Director
Computer Engineering Director
Office: Siegel Hall 105
Phone: 312.567.3412
E-mail: saniie@iit.edu

 Professor Miles Wernick

Office: TBC M-101, MIRC
3301 South Dearborn Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312.567.8818
Fax: 312.567.3221
Email: wernick@iit.edu
Web: Research Center Webpage