Shadi Alawneh

Shadi Alawneh

B. Eng. (Jordan University of Science and Technology), M. Eng., PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland), E.I.T

  • Cross Appointment
Contact Information
Ph: 709-864-2199
Em: shadi.alawneh[at]mun.ca
Office: CF2017
Expertise
  • High Performance Computing
  • Parallel Processing Architecture and Applications
  • Simulation
  • Software Design and Specification
Research Interests
General-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU), High Performance Computing, Data-Parallel Computations, Software Optimization, Numerical Simulation and Modeling, Software Design Analysis
Personal Profile

Dr. Shadi Alawneh received the BEng degree in computer engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan in 2008, the MEng and PhD degrees in computer engineering from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada, in 2010 and 2014, respectively. During his PhD, he was a member of the Sustainable Technology for Polar Ships and Structures (STePS2) Research Group. His PhD thesis title is Hyper-Real-Time Ice Simulation and Modeling Using GPGPU. His thesis presents an efficient parallel implementation of ice simulator developed using the NVIDIA Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA). This simulator can be used to give users the ability to analyze ice-interactions for design, assessment and training purposes. His thesis also describes the execution of experiments to evaluate the performance of the simulator and to validate the numerical modeling of ship operations in pack ice. It also describes the useful applications that have been done using this simulator in planning ice management activities. Then, he joined the Hardware Acceleration Lab at IBM Canada as a staff software developer from May 2014 through August 2014. Dr. Alawneh has been a research engineer at C-CORE since 2014 and became cross-appointed professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2016. Dr. Alawneh is also a registered member of the professional engineers and geoscientist (E.I.T) of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Alawneh has authored or co-authored scientific publications (including international peer-reviewed journals, conferences).

Honours/Awards/Accreditation

1- Newfoundland and Labrador Research and Development Corporation (RDC): RDC Ignite R&D Grant, 2015 - 2017

2- Memorial University of Newfoundland: Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, The title of Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement throughout a graduate program, 2014

3- Memorial University of Newfoundland: Outstanding Teaching Assistant, In recognition of nomination as Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2014

4- IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section: Oceanic Engineering Society Award in the Twentieth Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, 2011

5- Memorial University of Newfoundland: full scholarship to pursue the PHD degree in Computer Engineering, 2010

6- IEEE Newfoundland and Labrador Section: Wally Read best student paper award in the Eighteenth Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, 2010

7- Memorial University of Newfoundland: full scholarship to pursue the M.Eng degree in Computer Engineering, 2008

8- Memorial University of Newfoundland: Merit Award, 2008

9- Jordan University of Science and Technology: graduated the Fifth among 100 students in the same batch in computer engineering department, 2008

10- Jordan University of Science and Technology: listed several times on the Collage Engineering Dean's honor list, 2003-2008

Research Highlights

Current research projects:

Development of Sea Ice Applications using GPGPU

Other Contacts
http://www.engr.mun.ca/~alawneh

Contact

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca