Curriculum Vitae
Dr.
                  Houssain Kettani, University of Technology - Malaysia,
                  Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, February 2008
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Biography
Dr. Houssain Kettani received the Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus in 1998, and Master’s and doctorate degrees both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Dr. Kettani served as faculty member at the University of South Alabama (2002-2003), Jackson State University (2003-2007), Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (2007-2012), Fort Hays State University (2012-2016), Florida Polytechnic University (2016-2018) and Dakota State University since 2018. Dr. Kettani has served as Staff Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory in summer of 2000, Visiting Research Professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in summers of 2005 to 2011, Visiting Research Professor at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks in summer of 2008, and Visiting Professor at the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in summer of 2010. Dr. Kettani’s research interests include computational science and engineering, high performance computing algorithms, information retrieval, network traffic characterization, number theory, robust control and optimization, and Muslim population studies. He presented his research in over one hundred refereed conference and journal publications and his work received over six hundred citations by researchers all over the world. He chaired over hundred international conferences throughout the world and successfully secured external funding of more than a million dollars for research and education from US federal agencies such as NSF, DOE, DOD and NRC.
Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), University of Wisconsin (UW), Madison, WI, USA, 2002
Major Area: Communication Systems and Signal Processing
Research Interest: Computer Networks
Thesis Title: A Novel Approach to the Estimation of the Long-Range Dependence Parameter [PDF]
Advisor: John A. Gubner
Master of Science (MSc), Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, 2000
Major Area: Control Systems
Research Interest: Robust Control
Thesis Title: A New Approach to Monte Carlo Analysis Illustrated for Resistive Ladder Networks
Bachelor of Science with High Honor (BSc), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), North Cyprus, 1998
Major Area: Control and Communication Option
Research Interest: Robust Control
Thesis Title: Exponentially Correlated Velocity Radar Tracking Filters
Advisor: Cengiz C. Arcasoy
Positions
Dakota State University, Madison, SD, USA
             Professor, The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences (BCCC), since 2018

Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FL, USA
             Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), 2016 - 2018

Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS, USA
Professor (Tenured), Department of Computer Science and Information Systems Engineering (CSISE), 2014 - 2016
Interim Director, Information Enterprise Institute (IEI), 2014 - 2016
Founding Director, Computer Science and Information Systems Engineering Program, 2014 - 2016
Founding Director, Information Systems Engineering Program, 2012 - 2014
Professor, Department of Informatics (INF), 2012 - 2014
Polytechnic University, San Juan, PR, USA
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, 2009 - 2012
Founding Director, Partnership Development Office, Polytechnic University, San Juan, PR, USA, 2009 – 2012
Founding Director, Nuclear Education Fellowship Program (NEFP), Polytechnic University, San Juan, PR, USA, 2009 – 2012
Coordinator, Electrical Engineering Graduate Program (EEGP), Polytechnic University, San Juan, PR, USA, 2008
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS), 2007 - 2009
University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Associate Professor (External Supervisor/Academic Advisor), Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS), 2006 - 2008
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science (CS), 2003 - 2007
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA, 2002 – 2003
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), 2002 - 2003
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), 1998 - 2002
Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Cyprus
Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), 1997 - 1998
Summer Appointments
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Visiting Research Faculty, Statistics and Data Science Group, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, 2011
Visiting Professor, Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), University of Tennessee and ORNL, 2010
Visiting Research Faculty, Statistics and Data Science Group, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, 2009
Visiting Research Faculty, Statistics and Data Science Group, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, 2007
Distinguished Visiting Scientist/Faculty, Statistics and Data Science Group, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, 2006
Visiting Research Faculty, Statistics and Data Science Group, Computer Science and Mathematics Division (CSMD), 2005
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Visiting Research Professor, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC), 2008
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
Staff Research Assistant, Computing, Information and Communication Division (CICD), 2000
Courses
Undergraduate
@DSU: Computer Science II (C++) (2)
@FPU: Applied Cryptography (4 times), Data Structures and Algorithm Design (3), Algorithm Design and Analysis (4), Machine Learning (2), Design II (2).
@FHSU: Capstone Seminar in Information Networking (4 times), Computer Science I (C++) (1), Computer Operating Systems (1), Data Structures and Algorithm Design (1), Foundations of Information Networking (4), Foundations of Information Systems Engineering (2), Information Management (1),  Introduction to Computer Information Systems (4), Introduction to Cryptography (1), Networks and Data Communications (1), Random Signal Analysis (1), Signals and Systems (1)
@PUPR: Discrete Structures (25 times)
@JSU: Algorithm, Design and Analysis (9 times), Digital System Design (1), Discrete Structures (8), Information and Computer Security (4)
@USA: Digital System Design (2 times), MATLAB (1), PSpice (1), Random Signals in Linear Systems (2)
@UW: Electromechanical Energy Conversion (1 time), Electronic Circuits II (1), MATLAB (2)
@EMU: FORTRAN (1 time), Pascal (1)
Graduate
@DSU: Cyber Security Research (2), Data Privacy (1), Secure Software Engineering (1)
@PUPR: Data Communications Networks (3 times)
@JSU: Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis (4 times), Information and Computer Security (4)
@USA: Digital Image Processing (1 time), Pattern Recognition (1)
@UW: Advanced Digital Signal Processing (1 time), Communication Systems Laboratory (1), Introduction to Numerical Methods (2), Numerical Linear Algebra (2)
Refereed Publications
Research Interests
Computational Science and Engineering, High Performance Computing Algorithms, Information Retrieval, Network Traffic Characterization, Number Theory, Population Research, and Robust Control and Optimization
Books
[B13] Kettani, H. (2021). تعداد المسلمين بالعالم: تحليل زمني وجغرافي منذ البعثة النبوية إلى القرن القادم [Census of Muslims in the world: A chronological and geographical analysis from the prophetic mission to the next century]. Beirut: Dar al-kotob al-ilmiyah [الكتب العلميةدار ]. 1200 pages. ISBN: 978-274-5197-28-3. [Cover, Publisher, Preview, Press1, Press2
[B12] Kettani, H. (2020). The world Muslim population, spatial & temporal analysis. New York, NY: Jenny Stanford Publishing. 900 pages.  https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429422539 [CoverPublisher, Preview, Routledge, , Taylor&Francis, Amazon
[B11] Kettani, H. (2016). جمعیت‌ شناختی مسلمانان جهان (گذشته، حال و آینده) [Demographics of Muslims worldwide (past, present and future)] (Translated by A. Pejhan [علی پژهان]). Tehran: Green Olives [زیتون سبز]. 300 pages. ISBN: 978-600-7096-06-2. [Publisher]
[B10]
Kettani, H. (2014). The world Muslim population, history & prospect. Singapore: Research Publishing Service. 600 pages. ISBN: 978-981-07-7244-4. [CoverPublisher, Amazon]
[B9]
Kettani, H. & Kasim, R. (Eds.). (2011). Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Measurement and Control Engineering (ICMCE 2010), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2011. New York, NY: ASME Press. 500 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7918-5985-8.
[B8]
Kettani, H. & Li, Y. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environmental and Computer Science (ICECS 2010), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2010. Chengdu: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Inc. 98 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4244-8666-1.
[B7]
Kettani, H. & Li, Y. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE 2010), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2010. Chengdu: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Inc. Vol. 1: 442 pages, Vol. 2: 417 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8665-6.
[B6]
Kettani, H. & Yanqun, Z. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2010), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2010. Chengdu: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Inc. 246 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8750-9.
[B5]
Rawani, A.M., Kettani, H. & Zhang, L. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Innovation, Management and Service (ICIMS 2010), Singapore, February 2010. Singapore: World Academic Press. 296 pages. ISBN: 978-1-8462-6027-8.
[B4]
Rawani, A.M., Kettani, H. & Zhang, L. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Business, Economics and Tourism Management, (ICBETM 2010), Singapore, February 2010. Singapore: World Academic Press. 388 pages. ISBN: 978-1-8462-6026-1.
[B3]
Rawani, A.M., Kettani, H. & Zhang, T. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Behavioral, Cognitive and Psychological Sciences (ICBCPS 2010), Singapore, February 2010. Singapore: World Academic Press. 192 pages. ISBN: 978-1-8462-6028-5.
[B2]
Rawani, A.M., Kettani, H. & Zhang, T. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences (ICHHSS 2010), Singapore, February 2010. Singapore: World Academic Press. 704 pages. ISBN: 978-1-8462-6025-4.
[B1]
Kettani, H. (2002). A Novel Approach to the Estimation of the Long-Range Dependence Parameter. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. 79 pages. [PDF]
Book Chapters
[BC2] Kettani, H. (2017). Muslims. In T. Ownby, C.R. Wilson, A.J. Abadie & J.G. Thomas (Eds.), The Mississippi Encyclopedia (p. 900). Oxford, MS: University Press of Mississippi. [PDF]
[BC1] Rohani, M.F., Maarof, M.A., Selamat, A. & Kettani
, H. (2008). Horizontal LoSS Analysis in Multi-Level Sampling Structure. In M.A. Maarof (Ed.), Advanced Computer Network and Security (pp. 87-112). Skudai: Penerbit UTM Press. [PDF]
Scientific Journals
[J26] Gallo, P., & Kettani, H. (2020). On privacy issues with Google Street View. South Dakota Law Review, 65(3), 1-5. [PDF]
[J25] Nur, M., & Kettani, H. (2020). Challenges in protecting data for modern enterprises. Journal of Economics, Business and Management, 8(2), 67-73. https://doi.org/10.18178/joebm.2020.8.2.615 [PDF]
[J24] Carnley, P.R., & Kettani, H. (2019). Identity and access management for the internet of things. International Journal of Future Computer and Communication, 8(4), 129-133. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijfcc.2019.8.4.554 [PDF]
[J23]

Lange, T., & Kettani, H. (2019). On security challenges of future technologies. Journal of Communications, 14(11), 1002-1008. https://doi.org/10.12720/jcm.14.11.1002-1008 [PDF]

[J22] Stines, A.A., & Kettani, H. (2019). Exploring open education resources in cyber training. International Journal of Culture and History, 5(3), 10-13. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijch.2019.5.3.139 [PDF]
[J21] Cherie, M.K., & Kettani, H. (2019). IPIG: A geospatial analysis framework for internet protocol address intelligence gathering. International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 8(3), 93-103. https://doi.org/10.17706/ijcce.2019.8.3.93-103 [PDF]
[J20]

McNicholas, J.B., & Kettani, H. (2019). Consideration of insider-based collusion attacks on cyber systems. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 9(2), 31-35. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijssh.2019.9.2.986 [PDF]

[J19] Kettani, H. (2017). Güney Amerika’da müslüman nüfusu: 1950-2020 [Muslim population in South America: 1950-2020]. Yeni Türkiye, 98, 445-457. Retrieved from http://www.yeniturkiye.com [PDF]
[J18] Kettani, H. (2017). Okyanusya’daki Müslüman nüfusun iki yüzyıllık görünümü [A two century look at the Muslim population in Oceania]. Yeni Türkiye, 98, 345-365. Retrieved from http://www.yeniturkiye.com [PDF]
[J17] Kettani, H. (2017). Afrika’da yaşayan Müslüman nüfusa iki yüzyıllık bir bakış [A two century look at the Muslim population in Africa]. Yeni Türkiye, 97, 213-235. Retrieved from http://www.yeniturkiye.com [PDF]
[J16] Kettani, H. (2016). History and prospect of Muslims in Western Europe. Journal of Religion and Health, 55(3), 1-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-016-0253-4. [PDF]
[J15] Kettani, H. (2014). History and prospect of Muslims in South America. Social Indicators Research, 115(2), 837-868. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-013-0237-7. [PDF]
[J14]
Kettani, H. (2013). History and prospect of Muslims in Central America. European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, 2(2), 288-297. Retrieved from http://european-science.com/eojnss/article/view/28 [PDF]
[J13]
Rohani, M.F., Maarof, M.A., Selamat, A. & Kettani, H. (2010). Multi-level sampling approach for continuous loss detection using iterative window and statistical model. IIUM Engineering Journal. 11(2), 151-162. Retrieved from http://journals.iium.edu.my/ejournal/index.php/iiumej/article/view/29 [PDF]
[J12]
Kettani, H. (2010). Muslim population in Asia: 1950 – 2020. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 1(2), 143-153. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJESD [PDF]
[J11]
Kettani, H. (2010). Muslim population in Africa: 1950 – 2020. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 1(2), 136-142. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJESD [PDF]
[J10]
Kettani, H. (2010). Muslim population in Europe: 1950 – 2020. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 1(2), 154-164. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJESD [PDF]
[J9]
Kettani, H. (2010). Muslim population in the Americas: 1950 – 2020. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 1(2), 127-135. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJESD [PDF]
[J8]
Kettani, H. (2010). Muslim population in Oceania: 1950 – 2020. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 1(2), 165-170. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJESD [PDF]
[J7]
Rohani, M. F., Maarof, M. A., Selamat, A. & Kettani, H. (2009). Loss of self-similarity detection using exact and asymptotic self-similarity models. Journal of Information Assurance and Security, 4(6), 571-581. [PDF]
[J6]
Rohani, M. F., Maarof, M. A., Selamat, A. & Kettani, H. (2007). An implementation of LoSS detection using SOSS model. Journal of Information Technology, 19(2), 22-34. [PDF]
[J5]
Rohani, M. F., Maarof, M. A., Selamat, A. & Kettani, H. (2007). Uncovering anomaly traffic based on loss of self-similarity behavior using second order statistical model. International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security. 7(9), 116-122. [PDF]
[J4]
Kettani, H. (2006). On the conversion between number systems. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II. 53(11), 1255-1258. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2006.882856 [PDF]
[J3]
Kettani, H. & Barmish, B.R. (2006). A new Monte Carlo circuit simulation paradigm with specific results for resistive networks. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I. 53(6), 1289-1299. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSI.2006.875183. [PDF]
[J2]
Kettani, H. & Gubner, J.A. (2006). A novel approach to the estimation of the long-range dependence parameter. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, 53(6), 463-467. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2006.873828. [PDF]
[J1]
Alam, M.S., Haque, M., Khan, J.F. & Kettani, H. (2004). Fringe-adjusted joint transform correlator based target detection and tracking in forward looking infrared image sequence. Optical Engineering, 43(6), 1407-1413. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1731236. [PDF]
Scientific Conferences
[C63]
[C62] Badami, C. & Kettani, H. (2020). On malware detection in the Android operating system. Proceedings of the International Conference on Algorithms, Computing and Systems (ICACS), Berlin, Germany. New York, NY: ACM.
[C61] Begian, C. & Kettani, H. (2020). Analysis of fuel pump skimming devices. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information System and Data Mining (ICISDM), Hilo, HI, 157-162. New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3404663.3406874
[C60] Steinhagen, D. & Kettani, H. (2020). An inventory of existing neuroprivacy controls. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information System and Data Mining (ICISDM), Hilo, HI, 77-83. New York, NY: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3404663.3404664
[C59] Bumanglag, K. & Kettani, H. (2020). On the impact of DNS over HTTPS paradigm on cyber systems. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), San Jose, CA, 494-499. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICICT50521.2020.00085 [PDF]
[C58] Nelson, T. & Kettani, H. (2020). Open source PoweShell-written post exploitation frameworks used by cyber espionage groups. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), San Jose, CA, 451-456. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICICT50521.2020.00078 [PDF]