Summary

Dr. A-Imam Al-Sammak received a B.Sc. in EE (Riyadh University), M.Sc. in Digital Communications (University of Kent), and a Ph.D. in Communications (Manchester, U.K).  He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering.  Before joining Ahlia University, Dr. A-Imam Al-Sammak was with University of Bahrain where he has been the chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bahrain for about four years (1992-1996).  

Dr. Al-Sammak has been a Visiting Research Professor and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada, during summers of 2004, 2001, and 1998.  He was also a Visiting Scientist, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA, Summer 2008.

He has published 38 Journal and conference papers and holds three patents (two international and one local).  He has been a reviewer of International journals (Electronics Letters, Communications letters, IET Wireless Sensor Systems) and Conferences (PACRIM, PIMRC).

He is an active member of Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE) and served as a board member for two years.  He is a long standing member of Scholarship committee, BSE and was actively participated in establishing and organizing Conferences such as “Computers in Industry’’ and “Arab Telecom Forum”. Dr. Al-Sammak was Bahrain representative in Engineering Education of Federation of Arab Engineers for over 15 years, and continues to work with the committee as a program reviewer and evaluation team leader.  Dr. Al-Sammak is a charted engineer and member of IEE (UK) and BSE (Bahrain).

AWARDS:

  1. ‘GCC Engineering Profession Pioneer’, Dubai 21 February 2017
  2. Distinction award (Ph.D.), national science day, Bahrain, 1987
  3. Distinction award (M.Sc.), national science day, Bahrain, 1981

PATENTS:

  1. A. J. Al-Sammak “Multipurpose Encoder and Decoder System”, UK patent GB2374768, 5 May 2004.
  2. A.J. Al-Sammak “A Multipurpose CODEC not Sensitive to Clock Variations and Operating at any Frequency”, Ministry of Commerce, Bahrain, January 2000.
  3. A.J. Al-Sammak and K.M. AL-Ruwaihi, “An Encoder/ Decoder for Manchester code”, No: GB 2259632, UK.

Research

Digital Communications, Coding, multiple access techniques, diversity in mobile communications and collaborative codes (T-user codes)

Dr. Abdul Imam Jasim Alsammak Research

Teaching

Communication Systems (analog & Digital), Circuits, Electronics

Presentation

 ‘Challenges and Benefits of Research’ combined workshop’ given by Leaders of the Niche Areas 7 December 2016, Ahlia University, GOSI.

Publications

Journals:

  1. Design of a Multi-Code Wide Band Encoder-Decoder System, A. J. Al-Sammak (March 2013), International Journal on Engineering Applications (IREA), Vol. 1, No. 2, pp150-157.
  2. New five-user collaborative codes with improved performance, A-Imam J. Al-Sammak (July 2010),  AEU International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Elsevier, Volume 64, Issue 7, Pages 624–628
  3. Shortened Space Time Codes with rate greater than 1.0, A-Imam Al-Sammak (January-June 2010), International Journal of Computing & Information Technology (IJCIT), {ISSN: 0974-696X}, Vol 2, No 1, pp 93-101.
  4. Performance of collaborative codes in CSMA/CD, Fayez Gebali and A. J. Al-Sammak5 (September/October 2006, European Transaction on Telecommunications, Volume 17,),pp 525-531.
  5. A unified matrix representation for calculating entropy quantities, A. J. Al-Sammak (April 2006), Int. J. of Electrical Engineering Education, Volume 43 Issue 2, pp 164-172.
  6. Development of engineering education in Bahrain, A. J. Al-Sammak and H Shehaby (summer 2006), IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 12 – 17.
  7. Modelling CSMA/CA protocol for wireless channels that use collaborative codes modulation,  F. Gebali ;  A.J. Al-Sammak (2 June 2006 ), IEE Proceedings – Communications , Volume: 153, Issue: 3, pp: 405 – 409.
  8. Design of a multicode bi-phase encoder for data transmission, Raida Al-Alawi and A. J. Al-Sammak (February 2006), Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, Vol. 15, No. 01, pp. 1-12.
  9. An encoder for differential Manchester and inverse differential Manchester line codes, A. J. Al-Sammak and R. Al-Alawi (2005), Electronics, Information and Systems, Vol. 125,  No. 2 P 379-380.
  10. Markov chain analysis of collaborative codes in random multi access communication systems, Fayez Gebali,  A-Imam Al-Sammak (16 March 2005), Computer Communications, Volume 28, Issue 4, , Pages 441–448.
  11. Isa Janahi A-Imam Al-Sammak and Hisham Al-Shehabi, “Evaluation of Engineering Qualifications – Current Status and Hopes”, Engineering Educations, Federation of Arab Engineers, No. 35, July 2005, 46-48.
  12. Design of a new time orthogonal multiuser line code, A. J. Al-Sammak, R L Kirlin and P F. Driessen (August 2003), IEE proceedings – communications, Vol. 150, No. 4, pp. 244 – 248.
  13. Encoder Circuit for inverse differential Manchester code Operating at any Frequency, A. J. Al-Sammak (6th June 2002), IEE Electronics Letters, Vol. 38, No. 12, pp. 567 – 568.
  14.  Five-user collaborative code with rate of 1.67, A. J. Al-Sammak (1 Feb 2001), Electronics Letters, Volume: 37, Issue: 3, pp. 183 – 184.
  15. Optimal Control Strategies for Transients as well as Oscillatory Instability of Power Systems, A. M. Rahim, A. Al-Shehri and A J Al-Sammak (May 1993), IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 491-496.
  16. Performance of Collaborative Codes in Random Multi-Access Communication Systems, A. J. Al-Sammak, N. Al-Laith and N. AL-Mahdi (November 1992(, Computer Communications, Vol. 15, No. 9, pp. 581 – 585.
  17. A Comparative Study between Petri Net and SLAM,  A. Taqi, A. J. Al-Sammak, A. Khan, and N. Al-Mahdi, , Simulation, Society for Computer Simulation (USA), Vol. 59, No. 5, November 1992, pp. 339-344.  (40th. Anniversary Issue).
  18. A Manchester CODEC for Optical Data Communication Link, A. J. Al-Sammak, K. Al-Ruwaihi and I. Al-Koheji (20 April, 1992), Applied Optics, Optical Society of America, Vol. 31, No. 12, pp. 2001 – 2004.
  19. Adjustable Frequency Dependent Switch, A. J. Al-Sammak and I.  Al-Gallaf (1991), Modeling, Simulation and Control, Pt: a, AMSE press, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 59-64.
  20. Optimum Switching of Dynamic Breaking Resistor, Reactor or Capacitor for Transient Stability of Power Systems, A.H.M.A. Rahim and A. J. Al-Sammak, (January 1991), IEE Proceedings-C, Vol. 138, No. 1, pp. 89-93.
  21. Modeling Computer Networks using SLAM, Advances in Modeling and Simulation, A. J. Al-Sammak, (1991), AMSE press, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 19-30.

Conferences:

  1. Ten 5-user collaborative codes with reduced constellation size, AJ Al-Sammak (July 7-10, 2008), 2008 International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking and Communication Systems (HPCNCS-08), Orlando, Florida, USA,.
  2. Private engineering education in Bahrain, H Shehabi, AJ Al-Sammak, and I Janahi (August 2005), symposium on Private Engineering Education, Federation of Arab Engineers (FAE), Cairo, Egypt, (in Arabic).
  3. A proposed scheme for combining ARQ with STBC to improve error performance, A. J. Al-Sammak and R L Kirlin (12-14 July 2004), Wireless 2004, Calgary, Canada.
  4. “Evaluation of Engineering Education in Bahrain – Current status and hopes”, I Janahi, AJ Al-Sammak, and H Shehabi (May 2004), Symposium on Modern Techniques in Engineering Education and Training, Federation of Arab Engineers (FAE), Amman, Jordon,. (in Arabic).
  5. J. Al-Sammak, R L Kirlin and P F. Driessen,” Some limits on orthogonal time multiple access code” IEEE PACRIM03, Victoria, Canada, 28 – 30 August 2003.
  6. A Comparative study between Space-time Block codes (STBC) and Collaborative codes (CC), A. J. Al-Sammak, P F. Driessen and R L Kirlin (24 – 26 March 2003), International Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks 2003 (ISWSN03), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  7. Design of a two-slot time orthogonal line / multiple access code, A. J. Al-Sammak, R L Kirlin and P F. Driessen (24 – 26 March 2003), International Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks 2003 (ISWN03), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  8.  Markov chain analysis of collaborative codes in wireless random access channels, Fayez Gebali and A. J. Al-Sammak (23-24 September 2002), IEEE International Symposium on Advances in Wireless Communications (ISWC’02), Victoria, BC, Canada, pp 25-26, Proceedings editors: M S Alouni and T A Guliver.
  9. Design of a new Line Code, A. J. Al-Sammak, R. l. Kirlin and P.F. Driessen (4-6 March 2002), International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART 2002), Organized by US Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, co-sponsored by IEEE, NITS (USA), Boulder, Colorado, USA.
  10. Towards a fair system of engineering scholarship distribution, A. J. Al-Sammak and M. Al-Hermi (26-28 March 2001), 6th GCC Engineering Symposium, Doha, Qatar. (in Arabic).
  11.  An encoder not sensitive to clock variations for ‘inverse differential Manchester’ code, A. J. Al-Sammak (4-6 April 1998), First International Symposium on Communication Systems and Digital Signal Processing (CSDSP 98), Sheffield, UK.
  12. “A 12-step Voltage Source Inventor Control Circuit for Induction Motor Drives, R. Khan and A. J. Al-Sammak (6-10 October 1996), IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, San Diego. USA.
  13. Telecommunication Technology Development in the Arab World and the Role of Arab Universities, S. Bakry, and A. J. Al-Sammak (18-22 March 1990), Technology Management, , Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.
  14. Application of Computer Simulation in Manufacturing Industry, A. J. Al-Sammak and N. Al-Mahdi (November 1988), Symposium on Industrial Production and Marketing Development in Bahrain, Bahrain Society of Engineers, Bahrain.
  15. The Role of Continuing Education in Training and Development, N. Al-Mahdi and A. J. Al-Sammak (November 1988), Symposium on Industrial Production and Marketing Development in Bahrain, Bahrain Society of Engineers, Bahrain.
  16. “Simulation Performance Study of the Aloha Network”, A. J. Abdul-Reda and P.G. Farrell (April 1988), IEEE Phoenix Computer and Communications Conference (PCCC 88), Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  17. “Performance of Collaborative Coding Scheme for Frequency Sharing in Mobile Radio”, A. J. Abdul-Reda and P.G. Farrell (10-15 September 1984), IEE Int. Conference on Mobile Radio Systems and Techniques, York, UK.

Patents:

  1. A. J. Al-Sammak “Multipurpose Encoder and Decoder System”, UK patent GB2374768, 5 May 2004.
  2. A.J. Al-Sammak “A Multipurpose CODEC not Sensitive to Clock Variations and Operating at any Frequency”, Ministry of Commerce, Bahrain, January 2000.
  3. A.J. Al-Sammak and K.M. AL-Ruwaihi, “An Encoder/ Decoder for Manchester code”, No: GB 2259632, UK.
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