• Faten Kharbat, Ph.D

Faten Kharbat, Ph.D

Deputy Dean, College of Engineering

Abu Dhabi Campus


Faten F Kharbat is an Associate Professor at Al Ain University - Abu Dhabi Campus. She is currently the deputy dean for the College of Engineering. Her Ph.D. was in Computer Science/ Artificial Intelligence from the UK. Her research interest includes Cancer Informatics, Image Processing, Data Mining tools & techniques, and technology in education. A strong believer that technology can enhance our lives if (and only if) we keep the right distance!


  • PhD in Computer Science\ Artificial Intelligence, University of the West of England, UK
  • MSc in Computer Science, University of Jordan, Jordan
  • BSc in Computer Science, University of Jordan, Jordan

Research Interests

UNSDGs, Health Informatics, Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery, Marketing Intelligence, Quality of Higher Education, Ontology, Applied Data Mining, Decision Support Systems, Cancer Informatics 

Selected Publications

  • Odeh, Y.,Tbaishat, D., Kharbat, F., Shamieh, O., Odeh, M., (2023). Accepted. Linking Palliative Homecare to the Universal Health Coverage Principles and the United Nations. International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT). 
  • Hamada, N., & Kharbat, F. (2023). Mandelbrot and Julia sets of complex polynomials involving sine and cosine functions via Picard–Mann Orbit. Complex Analysis and Operator Theory17(1). 

  • Tbaishat, D., Odeh, Y., Kharbat, F. F., Shamieh, O., & Odeh, M. (2022). Critical analysis of palliative homecare using the $\mathrm{i}^{\ast}$ framework's strategic and social requirements modelling applied to a cancer care organisation. 2022 International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT).

  • Kharbat, F. F., & Daabes, A. S. A. (2021). E-proctored exams during the COVID-19 pandemic: A close understanding. Education and Information Technologies, 1-17.
  • Odeh, M., Kharbat, F. F., Yousef, R., Odeh, Y., Tbaishat, D., Hakooz, N., ... & Mansour, A. H. (2021). iOntoBioethics: A Framework for the Agile Development of Bioethics Ontologies in Pandemics, Applied to COVID-19. Frontiers in Medicine, 8, 530.
  • Alshawabkeh, A. A., Woolsey, M. L., & Kharbat, F. F. (2021). Using online information technology for deaf students during COVID-19: A closer look from experience. Heliyon, 7(5), e06915.
  • Kharbat, F. F., & Daabes, A. S. A. (2021). E-proctored exams during the COVID-19 pandemic: A close understanding. Education and Information Technologies, 1-17.
  • Hamada, N. H., & Kharbat, F. F. (2021). p-norms of histogram of oriented gradients (p-HOG) for X-ray images. International Journal of Electrical & Computer Engineering (2088-8708), 11(5).
  • Razmak, J., Al-Janabi, S., Kharbat, F., & Bélanger, C. (2021). Lean Database: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Combining Lean Thinking and Technology. International Arab Journal Of Information Technology, 18(1), 25-35.
  • Kharbat, F.F., Alshawabkeh, A. and Woolsey, M.L. (2020), "Identifying gaps in using artificial intelligence to support students with intellectual disabilities from education and health perspectives", Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
  • Qasim, A., & Kharbat, F. F. (2020). Blockchain technology, business data analytics, and artificial intelligence: Use in the accounting profession and ideas for inclusion into the accounting curriculum. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 17 (1): 107–117.
  • Lebdeh, L. A., Qasim, A., & Kharbat, F. (2020). Implementing Agility in Large Software Development Projects. TEM Journal, 9(3), 1285.
  • Al-Qerem, A., Kharbat, F., Nashwan, S., Ashraf, S., & Blaou, K. (2020). General model for best feature extraction of EEG using discrete wavelet transform wavelet family and differential evolution. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 16(3), 1550147720911009.
  • Abu Daabes, A. & Kharbat F. (2019). A Content Analysis of Arabic YouTube Videos for Cancer Treatment. International Journal of Health Governance (accepted). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Odeh, M., Dajani, R., Tbaishat, D., Odeh, Y., Tbakhi, A., Sultan, I., Hakooz, N. and Kharbat, F., (2018), November. i. LLL. CancerCare: Towards An Intelligent Life Long Learning Framework for Cancer Care. In 2018 1st International Conference on Cancer Care Informatics (CCI) (pp. 244-246). IEEE.
  • Abujamous, L., Tbakhi, A., Odeh, M., Alsmadi, O., Kharbat, F.F. and Abdel-Razeq, H., (2018), November. Towards Digital Cancer Genetic Counseling. In 2018 1st International Conference on Cancer Care Informatics (CCI) (pp. 188-194). IEEE.
  • Awad A. & Kharbat, F. F. (2018). The first design of a smart hologram for teaching. In 2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018, UAE.
  • Kharbat, F. F., Elamsy, T. A., & Awadallah, R. K. (2018, July). Applying Data Mining Techniques to Ground Level Ozone (O 3) Data in UAE: A Case Study. In Science and Information Conference (pp. 319-328). Springer, Cham.
  • Othman, M., Kharbat, F.F., Al Amsy, T. (2018) Exploring colorectal cancer genes through data mining techniques. 2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018 pp. 1-4
  • Kharbat, F.F., Girard, J. (2018) Knowledge creation, productivity, and collaboration: An exploratory examination of University Faculty and Staff. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series pp. 242-245
  • Razmak, J., Al Shawabkeh, A.A., Kharbat, F.F., Qasim, A. (2018) Examining the factors affecting the adoption of e-health innovative technology. International Journal of Economics and Business Research 16(2), pp. 196-209
  • Alshawabkeh, A., Razmak, J., Qasim, A., Kharbat, F.F. (2018) Enhancing internal communication in organisations using enterprise social networking. International Journal of Economics and Business Research 15(1), pp. 72-86
  • Kharbat, F.F., Razmak, J., Al Shawabkeh, A.A., (2017) Proposing UAE-patient portal: A new direction in the health services | [Önermek UAE-Hasta Portal: Saǧlik Hizmetlerinde Yeni Bir Yön]. 2017 Medical Technologies National Conference, TIPTEKNO 2017, pp. 1-4
  • Daabes, A.S.A., Kharbat, F.F., (2017) Customer-based perceptual map as a marketing intelligence source. International Journal of Economics and Business Research 13(4), pp. 360-379
  • Alshawabkeh, I., & Kharbat, F., (2016) Electronic Tax Declaration in the Jordanian Legislation, Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, no 3, pp 61-64, Thomson Reuters.
  • Abo Sultan J., & Kharbat, F., (2016), A Proposed Framework for Environmental Decision Support System, in the International Conference for Academic Disciplines (31st  January to 4th February 2016), Al Ain, UAE.
  • Abo Sultan J., & Kharbat, F., (2016), Environmental Decision Support Systems: A Literature Review between 2010 And 2015, in the 18th EBES Conference, Sharjah, UAE.
  • Barqawi, B., Kharbat, F., & Abu Elrub, E., (2015), Developing a Framework for Quality Assurance of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutes, Arab Journal for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Vol 8, No 20.
  • Kharbat, F. & Abu Elrub, E., (2014), The Analysis and Design for IAJIT OpenConf Journal Management System, In the Int'l Conference for Academic Disciplines, April 6-10, Austria.
  • Kharbat, F., Odeh, M. & Bull, L., (2014) A New Hybrid Architecture for the Discovery and Compaction of Knowledge: Breast Cancer Datasets Case Study, The International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), Vol 11, No 2.
  • Kharbat, F., Abuelrub, E., Fawareh, H., & Hassan L., (2013), Assessing the Quality of Journal Management Systems, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol 4, No 11.
  • Abu Daabes, A. & Kharbat F., (2013), Mining the Relationship Between Demographic Variables and Brand Associations, The International Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains, Vol 4, No 3.
  • Kharbat,  F. (2013), Developing an Architecture for Translation Engine Using Ontology, Journal of Computer Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Vol 4, No 10, pp 19-25.
  • Barqawi, B., Kharbat, F., & Abu Elrub, E., (2011) Quality Assurance of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutes: Emirates College of Technology Best Practices, In the Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE), Abu Dhabi.
  • Kharbat, F., Bull, L. & Odeh, M. (2008) Knowledge Discovery from Medical Data: An Empirical Study with XCS. In L. Bull, E. Bernado-Mansilla & J. Holmes (eds) Learning Classifier Systems in Data Mining. Springer, pp93-122.
  • Kharbat, F., Bull, L. & Odeh, M. (2007) Mining Breast Cancer Data with XCS. In D. Thierens et al. (eds) GECOO-2007: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference. ACM Press, pp2066-2073.
  • Kharbat, F., Odeh, M. & Bull, L. (2007) New Approach for Extracting Knowledge from XCS Learning Classifier System. International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (IJHIS), vol 4, no 2, pp 49-62, IOS Press.
  • Kharbat, F., Bull, L. & Odeh, M. (2005) Revisiting Genetic Selection in the XCS Learning Classifier System. In Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. IEEE, pp2061-2068.

Teaching Courses

Computer Organization, Database Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Discrete Structure, Fundamentals of SWE, Data mining and knowledge discovery, Introduction to Programming, Project Management, Knowledge Management, and Decision support systems & business intelligence. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

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