Dr. Kamal Salih Taha
Dr. Kamal Salih Taha Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Taha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Khalifa University, UAE, since 2010. He was as an Instructor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, from August 2008 to August 2010. He worked as Engineering Specialist for Seagate Technology, USA, from 1996 to 2005 (Seagate is a leading computer disc drive manufacturer in the US). His research interests span information retrieval, data mining, databases, bioinformatics, Information Forensics & Security, and defect characterization of semiconductor wafers, with an emphasis on making data retrieval and exploration in emerging applications more effective, efficient, and robust. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

  • PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (USA)
  • MSc in Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota (USA)
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Tishreen University, Lattakia (Syria)
Teaching Areas
  • Information retrieval
  • Data mining
  • Databases
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Information Forensics & Security
  • Defect characterization of semiconductor wafers
Research Interests
  • Identification of semantically related genes
  • Prediction of protein function
  • Extraction of useful information from biomedical publications using natural language processing
  • Construction of forensic tools that identify the influential members of a criminal organization
  • Analysis of defect characterization in semiconductor wafers
  • Construction of recommender systems
  • Enhancement of personalized search
  • Improving the accuracy of XML keyword search
  • Improving the performance of distributed querying