Dr. Danish Ahmed amongst twenty five researchers from across the globe worked on a paper entitled 'Non-English languages enrich scientific knowledge: The example of economic costs of biological invasions'

Dr. Danish Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Mathematics & Natural Science Department, amongst twenty-five researchers from across the globe have worked on a paper entitled 'Non-English languages enrich scientific knowledge: The example of economic costs of biological invasions' https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720379729

This paper is now published in the 'Science of the Total Environment' journal, which is ranked as Q1 in all subject categories with impact factor 6.55, https://www.journals.elsevier.com/science-of-the-total-environment Under funding,

the article also mentions the grants that Dr. Danish Ahmed had been awarded: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) (grant number PR1914SM-01) and the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) internal seed fund (grant number 187092).

The paper abstract has been translated to 12 different languages, Dr. Fawaz Azizieh did the Arabic one.

Dr. Danish Ali Ahmed, Assistant Professor at the Mathematics & Natural Sciences Department at GUST and member at Center for Applied Mathematics and Bioinformatics (CAMB) was invited to attend the InvaCost workshop near Paris, France, during Nov 2019.

Out of 130 applicants, 47 scientists were selected from 23 different countries, to analyse the InvaCost database - the most up-to-date, comprehensive compilation of economic cost estimates associated with biological invasions. Dr. Danish was the only attendee based in Kuwait, and more broadly, the middle east region. The workshop was organized and directed by Prof. Franck Courchamp, a prominent scientist who is at the forefront in the study of invasive species. Since the original meeting, the InvaCost community has now grown to 93 collaborators from 39 countries. These include ecologists, economists, statisticians, biodiversity managers, and in the case of Dr. Danish, a mathematical modeller/ecologist. These experts work on various taxonomic groups, encompassing all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems affected by biological invasions.

To date, this cohort of researchers are collectively working on 64 different papers, of which 14 have been published and another 20 are currently submitted. In particular, this collaborative effort led Dr. Danish to publish two papers in a high impact peer reviewed journal, i.e., the ‘Science of the Total Environment’ journal (Q1, Impact factor 6.55):

 Cuthbert RN, Pattison Z, Taylor NG, Verbrugge L, Diagne C, Ahmed DA et al (2021). Global economic costs of aquatic invasive alien species. Science of the Total Environment, In Press.

Dr. Danish commented: ‘‘Although attending research conferences is very important for disseminating research results, participating in workshops of this kind should also be highly encouraged. This opportunity has further extended my network of colleagues, and opened the door for collaborative work on many future projects. The InvaCost workshop is a perfect example of how highly intensive collaborative efforts that bring together scientists from multi-disciplinary backgrounds from all corners of the globe are extremely important for the advancement of science.’’

Online Workshop on Kuwait mobile Application during the COVID-19 Era
January 28-30, 2021

  • + • Working with Android studio .
  • + • Creating Smart Café project.
  • + • Deploy in real device.
  • + • Uploading Android Application to Play Store
  • Program outline
    • 28
    • Introduction to the course

      • Working with Android studio
      • Project structure
    • 17:00pm-21:00pm
    • 29
    • Creating Smart Café project.

      Design Meeting
    • 17:00pm – 21:00pm
    • 30
    • Discuss assignment 2

      • Complete Smart Café project
      • Uploading Android Application to Play Store
    • 17:00pm – 21:00pm


Dr. Hammoudeh Alamri

Qualifications & Professional certificates
  • • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in software engineering, Software Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) – Malaysia.
  • • Master of Science in software engineering, Software Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) – Malaysia
  • • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering , Department, Yarmouk University – Jordan. Experience
Work experience
  • • LLC in Kuwait (Previously named Core Dairy as Co-founder & CTO TM App
  • • Research Assistant at University Malaysia Pahang
  • • Senior Software developer at Tjdeed Company,
  • • Research Assistant in “Electronic tourist guide”
  • • YU-GTUG Officer (GTUG “Google Technology User Groups”) at Yarmouk University, Jordan .
  • • System developer and development trainer at (“PSD” company, Jordan)
  • • Part time Android trainer and consultant at (Midtree Company, Jordan)
Skills & Technologies
  • 1- Programming Languages: (Java (JSE/J2ME/JEE/Android). Kotlin. ● Objective-C. Swift. ● NET (C#, Asp.net, ADO)/ .NET Core. PHP. ● C/C++.
  • 2- Mobile Developing:● Native Android (Java/C++). ● Native iOS (Objective-C/Swift). ● Hybrid-Native development (Xamarin, React Native and Flutter) .
  • 3- Database Developing ● MySQL. SQLite● MS-SQL / ADO.net.● JDBC (Java Database Connectivity).● Neo4j (Graph database).
  • 4- Web Developing : ● Java EE (Pure Java, Spring boot , JSF)● Python ( Pure Python, Django) ● HTML / HTML 5 / xml / XHTML.● JavaScript / jQuery.● CSS.
  • 5- AI/ML Developing● Matlab● Python (TensorFlow)● Weka
  • 6- Developer Tools ● Android Studio● Visual Studio.● Xcode● NetBeans.● Eclipse.● MySQL workbench.● Git /CVS/SVN. ● Unity3D

Ms. Ola Monir

Qualifications & Professional certificates
  • A highly dedicated and proactive professional with 5+ years of experience in Android application Development, aiming to work as an android Engineer in an organization where I can utilize my skills and knowledge related to mobile development and develop robust applications.
She leads many projects such as :
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.carriage.driver
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=carriage.com.carriagerestaurantapp
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.carriage.qatar
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tocaan.
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tocaan.sibha
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tocann.wnesny
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.targetmedia.betnaa
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nasmedia.ghasala&hl=en
  • • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tocaan.shork&hl=en
Skills & Technologies
  • JAVA, Kotlin, Clean Code, Espresso, rxjava2, dagger2, Unit Testing, Git, Agile SCRUM methodologies, SDK development,Dependency Injection, Material Design In Android Development, Dart, Flutter, ROOM database, SQL, REALM database ,Firebase, Coroutines (Kotlin), CI/CD, Problem-Solving



The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), a private non-profit organization Read more..

Gulf University for Science & Technology



Center for Applied Mathematics and Bioinformatics (CAMB)


Professional Advancement & Continuing Education (PACE) Centre

For more information and registeration please contact us at:
Phone: (+965) 2530-7007
Email: pace@gust.edu.kw

Program Timetable

    • Thursday, January 28    >17:00pm-21:00pm
    • Introduction to the course

      • Working with Android studio
      • Project structure – First Project (Using Java)
      - Main source
      - Resources - Main UI components
      - Gradle
      - Manifest File
      •Your fully project
      •(Body Mass Index)
      •Make assignment 1
    • Friday, January 29    >17:00pm-21:00pm
    • Discuss assignment 1

      •Main project of workshop
      •Smart Café
      - List items
      - Manage items
      - Manage cart
      •Make assignment 2
    • Saturday, January 30    >17:00pm-21:00pm
    • Discuss assignment 2

      Complete Smart Café project
      - Link with database
      - Manage the app
      - Place the order
      • Deploy in real device
      • Uploading Android Application to Play Store

The InvaCost workshop was sponsored by INEE CNRS (PEPS ECOMOB) and by the AXA Research Fund (Invasion Biology Chair of the University Paris Saclay, France) and is part of the InvaCost and AlienScenario programs.

For more details on the workshop, please see the short communication article: https://neobiota.pensoft.net/article/55260/list/9/



Dr. Israa Omran

Assistant professor at Gulf University for science and technology

Talk Title

 "An Integrated Holistic Model for an E-Health System: A National Implementation Approach and A New Cloud-based Security Model"


Although its structure and strategies are rapidly evolving, the impact of the e-health on the health systems is evident. Implementing e-health systems on a national level can drastically enhance the health practices and services provided to the patients and community. Hence, the engineering of a new model and holistic framework for e-health systems becomes a necessity in order to have an effective implementation of these systems. The vast and rapid development in computers, communication, and Internet technologies has significantly affected the contemporary health systems. However, the complexity of health environment, the abundance of information and knowledge are significant as the lack of unified e-health framework is creating real challenges to present efficient and attractive e-health model that encompasses all these elements. furthermore, the dimension of maintaining an acceptable quality of services (QoS) in the e-health environment becomes a real challenge. This research presents a new model and an integrated framework for an efficient implementation of e-health systems. The proposed model and framework successfully incorporates all the success factors of efficient e-health system along with a new security model.

Date/ place

2nd of March 2020-Kuwait University (Khaldiya Campus, 1st floor in the MCC Laboratory area, Lab 2)


Dr. Mohamed Smaoui

Assistant professor at Kuwait University


Talk Title

 "Development Platform for Artificial Pancreas Algorithms"


Type I Diabetes patients require daily injections of insulin to survive. Patients carry devices that are connected with their abdomen to periodically secrete insulin every few minutes. These devices work as an “artificial pancreas” and help control the sugar levels in the body. Within these devices lie algorithms that decide when to release insulin and in what quantity. Assessing these algorithms is critical in developing automated and fault-tolerant solutions that are safe for patients. The development and evaluation of algorithms can be facilitated with a platform that conducts virtual clinical trials. We present in this talk a clinically validated cloud-based distributed platform that supports the development and comprehensive testing of such algorithms for type 1 diabetes.

Date/ place

9th of Dec 2019- Gulf University for science and Techology W1-010