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  • Towards a National Electronic Health Record in Qatar: Building on International Experiences 

    Alsaad, Rawan; Al-Ali, Rashid; Badji, Radja ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Background: During the past decade, the IT industry has introduced several new concepts within the health domain including e-health, electronic health record, digital hospital, and many more. Although each of these terms ...
  • Influence of Sinusoidal Drive Speed Modulation on Rotor with Continuous Stator Contact 

    Alzibdeh, Abdullah; Al-Qaradawi, Mohamed Y.; Balachandran, Balakumar ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Torsional vibrations experienced by drill strings can be detrimental to drilling operations. With a goal of understanding torsional vibrations experienced by drill strings and determining means to attenuate undesired ...
  • Bio-Facades; An Innovative Design Solution Towards Sustainable Architecture in Hot Arid Zones 

    Fadli, Fodil; Bahrami, Payam; Susorova, Irina; Tabibzadeh, Meysam; Zaina, Sara; ... more authors ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    The Arabian Gulf is a semi-enclosed sea with very high evaporation and low discharge rates resulting in extreme saline and thermal conditions. Additionally the system is characterized by a weak hydrodynamic flushing resulting ...
  • Environment Degradation and Economic Growth in the Qatar Economy: Evidence from a Markov Switching Equilibrium Correction Model 

    Charfeddine, Lanouar ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Air pollution, global greenhouse gases (GHG), water pollution and water resources degradation are among the most serious environmental concerns that encounter the Qatar country. In nowadays, it is commonly known that the ...
  • Robust Controller and Fault Diagnoser Design for Linear Systems with Event-based Communication 

    Meskin, Nader; Davoodi, Mohammadreza; Khorasani, Kash ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    In order to improve the effectiveness and safety of control systems, the problem of integrated fault diagnosis and control (IFDC) design has attracted significant attention in the recent years, both in the research and in ...
  • First Impact Assessment of Genotoxic Components in the Qatari Marine Environment 

    Hamadou, Alexandra Leitão-Ben; Al-Shaikh, Ismail; Al-Maslamani, Ibrahim; Al-Ansari, Ebrahim; Hassan, Hassan; ... more authors ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    The Arabian Gulf is a semi-enclosed sea with very high evaporation and low discharge rates resulting in extreme saline and thermal conditions. Additionally the system is characterized by a weak hydrodynamic flushing resulting ...
  • Implementing and Analyzing a Recursive Technique for Building Path Oblivious RAM 

    Rachid, Maan Haj; Riley, Ryan; Malluhi, Qutaibah ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2018 , Conference Paper)
    It has been demonstrated that encrypting confidential data before storing it is not sufficient because data access patterns can leak significant information about the data itself (Goldreich & Ostrovsky, 1996). Oblivious ...
  • Q-Learning Based Closed-Loop Control of Anesthesia Administration by Accounting for Hemodynamic Parameter Variations 

    Meskin, Nader; Padmanabhan, Regina; Haddad, Wassim ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Critically ill patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) are often in acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and nervousness. Such patients, for instance, those who are mechanically ...
  • Computational Calculation of Midpoint Potential of Quinones in the A1 Binding Site of the Photosystem I 

    Hussein, Yasser H.A.; Sivakumar, Velautham; Ganesh, Karuppasamy; Hastings, Gary ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Quinones are oxidants; colorants; electrophiles and involved in the electron transfer process of important biological functions such as photosynthesis, respiration, phosphorylation etc. In earth, photosynthesis is the main ...
  • Secure Communications Using Directional Modulation 

    Hafez, Mohammed; Khattab, Tamer; El-Fouly, Tarek; Arslan, Hüseyin ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Limitations on the wireless communication resources (i.e., time and frequency) introduces the need for another domain that can help communication systems to match the increasing demand on high data transfer rates and quality ...
  • Effects of Drill Mud and Drive Torque Sinusoidal Excitation on Drillstrings Lateral and Torsional StickSlip Vibrations 

    Kanzari, Meryem ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2018 , Conference Paper)
    Oil and gas drilling companies spend around 20$ billion annually from which 15% is attributed to material and productive time losses. The most prevalent drilling problems are caused by the Bottom-Hole-Assembly failure which ...
  • Stock Prices and Crude Oil Shocks: The Case of GCC Countries 

    Al-maadid, Alanoud; Spagnolo, Nicola; Spagnolo, Fabio ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Qatar and other Middle Eastern countries stock market are influenced by oil prices. The goal of this paper is to compare how stock prices in the GCC are affected by shocks in oil prices and comparing the results with other ...
  • Evaluation of Antidiabetic and Antihypertensive Potential of Some Traditional Desert Food Plants of Qatar Using in Vitro Assays 

    Elobeid, Tahra ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2018 , Conference Paper)
    Numerous studies have shown that food plants, the source of basic nutritional components may also possess an additional bioactive therapeutic properties associated with the prevention of diseases such as type 2 diabetes ...
  • Effective Realtime Tweet Summarization 

    Suwaileh, Reem; Elsayed, Tamer ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2018 , Conference Paper)
    Twitter has been developed as an immense information creation and sharing network through which users post information. Information could vary from the world»s breaking news to other topics such as sports, science, religion, ...
  • The significance of industry experience in civil engineering education 

    Shaaban, Khaled Salah ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2013 , Conference Paper)
    Students pursuing their civil engineering degree usually learn the theory part in class but may struggle relating theory to practice if the instructor have no industry experience. Engineering graduates can benefit more ...
  • Occupant's thermal comfort in Qatari offices - Need for the new adaptive standard 

    Indraganti, Madhavi; Boussaa, Djamel ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Qatar's per capita energy consumption is one of the highest in the world, consuming 30.184 TWh as of 2012. Buildings contribute significantly (80%) to this, with air-conditioning taking a lion's share. Qatar does not have ...
  • Phytoremediation of heavy metals using Qatari flora 

    Usman, Kamal; Al-Ghouti, Mohammad A.; Abu-Dieyeh, Mohammed ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Phytoremediation is a natural phenomenon utilizing plants species to reduce or remove organic and inorganic pollutants from contaminated soil, water and sediment sources. Several studies were conducted to demonstrate the ...
  • High Selenium Intake is Associated with Endothelial Dysfunction: Critical Role for Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress 

    Agouni, Abdelali; Zachariah, Matshediso; Maamoun, Hatem; Rayman, Margaret ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Selenium is associated with insulin resistance and may therefore affect endothelial function, increasing type II diabetes risk and associated cardiovascular-disease risk. However the underpinning molecular mechanisms ...
  • Calibration & Temperature Controlled Setup for Air Quality Sensors 

    Ijaz, Ali; Benammar, Mohieddine Amor; Touati, Farid; Kadri, Abdullah ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Indoor air pollution is a major issue affecting public health. Due to hot climate, humidity and lack of natural green spaces, life is mostly confined indoors in many countries of the MENA region. Vulnerable population, ...
  • Natural Dyes in Cyanide and Anion Sensing 

    Hijji, Yousef; Al Easa, Hala Sultan; AbdelRasoul, Mahmoud ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Cyanide is one of anions of concern due to its high toxicity. It causes death at a low dosage (2.6 mM) and the allowable level should be lower than 1.9 mmolar according to World health Organization (WHO). Cyanide contamination ...

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