8th Annual Research Forum

Ahlia University

The Research Forum features oral presentations, poster displays and book exhibition representing faculty, scholars and graduate students from diverse disciplines. The Research Forum is an opportunity to showcase the recent research, books and creative projects and to receive valuable feedback from professional attendees.

Ahlia University appreciates and supports the research production of its faculty, so all participants will receive recognition. Furthermore, to encourage the collaborative research and experience exchange, Ahlia University is welcoming the participation from outside it.

As Ahlia University research plan is in line with the Higher Education Council strategic plan and Bahrain economic vision 2030. To this extent, awards will be given to AU researchers published in first class ranked journals as well who published in the Niche areas.

Impactful Research: Contribution of Scientific Research to Sustainable Development

We are pleased to highlight topics and activities that have taken place during this year’s research forum.

The theme of the research forum was “Impactful Research: Contribution of Scientific Research to Sustainable Development”. A large number of presentations was delivered over the two days (23rd and 24th March 2021).

The presenters were from Ahlia University, Guest Speakers as well as PhD students of Brunel University. Different topics were discussed based on specialized areas that made the research forum very rich in terms of information and knowledge sharing.

AU researchers who published in first class rank journals were recognized in the forum along with those who published books. This shows that AU has made a balance between number of publications and quality of such publications.

AU research plan confirms and goes in line with points mentioned in the Bahrain National Research Strategy and Bahrain Vision 2030. The research forum was attended by many interested researchers and supported by top management.



Tuesday, 23rd March 2021

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

Opening Address

Professor Abdulla Al Hawaj
Founding President
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ahlia University

10:40 – 10:50

Welcoming speech

Professor Mansoor Alaali
President, Ahlia University

10:50 – 10:55

Highlights of the Forum

Prof. Muneer Al Mubarak
VP for Admin & Finance / Acting Dean of Graduate Studies & Research

10:40 – 10:50

Guest Speaker

GCC Entrepreneurship in the GEM data: Country and Gender Outlook of Entrepreneurship Indicator

Mr. Jalal Majeed Mohsen
Principal Consultant, Productivity Improvement Practitioner, Statistician,
Researcher and Trainer – JAFCON Consultants

10:55 – 11:15

Perception and Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on People’s Lifestyle in Bahrain

Prof. Mukhtar Alhashimi

11:30 – 11:45

On the Prospect of Finding Fossil Fuel on Mars

On the Prospect of Finding Fossil Fuel on Mars

11:45 – 11:55


11:55 – 12:10

التاريخ وسياقات التلقي

Prof. Ismail Noori

12:10 – 12:25

بنية المكان في السرد الرحلي - رحلة ابن جبير أنموذجا

Dr. Ali Abdulnabi

12:25 – 12:40

Crystal-Melt Interfacial Free Energy of Binary Hard Spheres from Capillary Fluctuations

Dr. Majeed Amini

12:40 – 12:55

Machine Learning for Improving the Performance of Algorithms

Dr. Ebrahim Mallala

12:55 – 13:05


13:05 – 13:20

المشاركة المجتمعية واإلعالمية في الوقاية من المخدرات

Dr. Zuhair Dhaif

13:20 – 13:35

المشاركة المجتمعية واإلعالمية في الوقاية من المخدرات

Dr. Abdulkarim Ziani

Closing Remarks


Wednesday, 24rd March 2021

10:30 – 10:35

Welcoming speech

Prof. Muneer Al Mubarak
VP for Admin & Finance / Acting Dean of Graduate Studies & Research

10:35 – 10:50

Building Knowledge Capabilities for Economic Diversification in the Gulf Region

Prof. Amer Al Roubaie

10:50 – 11:05

Guest Speaker

رحلة البحث العلمي: أدواته واخالقياته

Prof. Abouelella Otifey Hassanien Aly
College of Computers and Artificial Intelligence/ Scientific Research
Group in Cairo University, Egypt

11:05 – 11:20

Machine Learning Algorithms for Odor Classifications

Dr. Yousif AlBastaki

11:20 – 11:35

Customer Experiences Using Online Food Ordering and Delivery Platforms: An S-O-R Perspective

Dr. Maryam Al Mahdi and Dr. Noor Alsayed

11:35 – 11:50

A Broken Wire between Cash and Profits at Wirecard: Financial Misreporting by C-Suite Executives

Dr. Gagan Kukreja

11:50 – 12:00


12:00 – 12:15

Evaluation of The Online Teaching of Interior Design Courses

Dr. Imad Assali

12:15 – 12:30

Setting the teaching context between “In Situ” & “In Context”: Interpretation of Meanings

Dr. May Alsaffar

12:30 – 12:45

The Influence of Food Consumption on Ethnic Consumers’ Acculturation Process and Consumer Behavior: A Preliminary Framework

Mr. Youssef Tarek Nasef
PhD Researcher

12:45 – 13:00

DoS Detection for IoT Networks Using Machine Learning

Mr. Husain Abdulla
PhD Researcher

13:00– 13:30


13:30 – 13:45

An Innovative Multi-Function Car Park Management System

Dr. Ammar Al Dallal

13:45 – 14:00

Innovation Interaction Activity Session

Dr. Amina Al Hawaj

14:00 – 14:15

The Impact of Coronavirus on Online learning in Higher Institution of Education (Empirical Study)

Dr. Hassan Razzaqi

14:15 – 14:30

المجاز المرسل وقوانين اللغة

Dr. Ali Omran

Appreciation Ceremony & Closing Remarks


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