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Winners 2011

Young Emirati Researchers Prize
Project Titile Name Institution
Hardening Against Fault Attacks in RSA Co-Processor Dr. Hamad Al Marzouqi ENSIMAG
Teachers' Perceptions of Technology Integration Dr. Asma Balfaqeeh Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University
Assessment of constructed wetlands in Tanzania and opportunities as sustainable wastewater technology for Abu Dhabi Dr. Rashed Al Gaoud Higher Colleges of Technology
Visual gesture-based human-robot interaction: advanced hand tracking for continuous interaction Dr. Hassan Al-Muhairi Khalifa University
Smart Student Mobile Companion Dr. Omran Al Hammadi Khalifa University
Security for Emerging Vehicle Ad Hoc Networks (VANets) Dr. Faisal Al Hawi Khalifa University
RFID Security, Privacy and Authentication for Smart E-Travel Dr. Mouza AL Shemaili Khalifa University
Multi-spectral Image Fusion for Victim Detection in Urban Search-And-Rescue Robots Dr. Essa Basaeed Khalifa University
Objective Methods of Evaluating Colour Image Segmentation Dr. Hassan Al-Muhairi Khalifa University
Evaluation of Current Practices for Inspection of Pharmaceutical Facilities in Selected Countries. Dr. Ranya Shaban Ibrahim Hasan The University of Auckland
Self-Organization and Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Taxi Dispatch Dr. Aamena Alshamsi The British University in Dubai
A Study of Project Managers Competence Standards in the UAE Dr. Hessa AlAmeemi The British University in Dubai
Emirati Faculty Research Mobility Award Dr. Abdalla AlAmiri UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Emirati Faculty Research Mobility Award (EFRMA 2011) Dr. Mohamed Bualhamam UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Clinical research Dr. Fatma Al-Jasmi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Software Transactional Memory Dr. Abdulla Alzaabi University of Manchester
The effects of media on Emirati women's body-image concerns and eating behaviours Dr. Amani Al Hashmi University of Sussex
Emirati Faculty Research Mobility Award for Treating Cardiovascular Diseases through Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine training at Harvard School. Dr. Habiba Alsafar University of Western Australia
The EFR Project: a Collaborative Network to Establish an Arabian Bio-bank Resource to Identify Disease Genes of Indigenous Populations Dr. Habiba Alsafar University of Western Australia
From idea to innovation: a case study of an R&D process from the UAE Dr. Mariam Al Hallami ZAYED UNIVERSITY
Investigating the Effects of 'I Read.. I am a National' Program on High School Student Attitudes toward Pleasure Reading Dr. Mariam Alhashmi ZAYED UNIVERSITY
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE LACK OF EMIRATI MALE TEACHERS IN THE UAE TEACHING PROFESSION Dr. Easa Al Marzooqi ZAYED UNIVERSITY


Patent Filing Award
Project Titile Name Institution
High efficiency nano-injection of cell re-programming factors for stem cell therapy Dr. Falah Awwad UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Date Syrup (Dibbs)-Milk Powder Dr. Ibrahim Awadelsid UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
New economic method for separating and purifying lactoferrin from milk and milk byproducts Dr. Hassan Hassan UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

University-Industry Research Collaboration
Project Titile Name Institution
Ozone Observations and their Analysis with Circulation Models Dr. Tariq Majeed American University of Sharjah
Machinability Analysis of Difficult to cut Materials Dr. Ibrahim Deiab American University of Sharjah
Identification of Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors Associated with Diabetes (Type 2) Induced Cardiovascular Disease in the UAE Arab Population Dr. Habiba Alsafar Khalifa University
Design and Implementation of a Grading System for Assessing Posterior Capsule Opacifiaction using Medical Digital Images Dr. Naoufel Werghi Khalifa University
An Integrated Approach to Enhance National Strategic Groundwater Reserves via Managed Aquifer Recharge of Recycled Water Dr. Mohamed Mostafa Mohamed UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Nano Lab on a Chip for Virus Detection Dr. Mahmoud Al Ahmad UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Glycomic Screen for Novel Molecular Therapeutic Targets: Insights into Saffron's Protection against Liver Cancer Dr. Amr A. Amin UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Introducing safranal-based nanoparticles as a novel biodegradable anti-cancer drug using supercritical fluid technology Dr. Ali Al-Marzouqi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Assessment of Forage Productivity and Carrying Capacity of Dubai Deserts rangelands: Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve as a case study Dr. Ali El-Keblawy University of Sharjah
Effective User Participation for Information Systems Assimilation: A Multi-level Approach Dr. Kathy Ning Shen University of Wollongong in Dubai
A Wireless Charging Infrastructure for Future Electric Cars in the UAE Dr. Mohamed K. Watfa University of Wollongong in Dubai


Hot Topics
Project Titile Name Institution
An analysis of the health status of the UAE Dr. Tar-Ching Aw UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
An investigation into the educational aspirations and expectations of Emirati secondary school students Dr. Kenneth Carr ZAYED UNIVERSITY
An Insight into the Aspirations of Young Emiratis Dr. Nasr Arif ZAYED UNIVERSITY
An investigation into the labor market behavior and characteristics of Emirati unemployed, with special emphasis on young unemployed Dr. Mouawiya Alawad ZAYED UNIVERSITY
An Investigation into the competitiveness of the UAE economy with special reference to the economic diversification strategies of Abu Dhabi and Dubai Dr. Jay Squalli American University of Sharjah
An Investigation into Justice System Experiences of Young Emirates Dr. Robert Villa UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
Social Networks and National Pride Dr. Simon Jones HCT Abu Dhabi Men's College