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Short Biography Ziyad   M.   Al-Sharawi   was   born   in   1972   at   a   small   village   called   Imraish.   Imraish   is   located   within   the   city   of   Dora,   near Hebron,   south   of   the   West   Bank,   Palestine.   Ziyad   finished   his   elementary   school   education   in   1986   from   Imraish elementary school, and his high school education in 1990 from Al-Shara'iah high school in Hebron. Ziyad   enrolled   at   Hebron   University    in   1991   and   majored   in   mathematics.   In   1994,   Ziyad   got   his   BSc   with   a   second   honor degree,   and   in   the   same   year,   Ziyad   got   a   scholarship   under   a   program   called   the   "Palestinian   European   Academic Cooperation   in   Education"   to   pursue   his   graduate   education   at   Leiden   University    in   the   Netherlands.   In   1996,   Ziyad obtained   his   master   degree   in Applied Analysis   from   Leiden   University ,    then   he   returned   to   Palestine   to   work   as   a   school teacher,   and   as   part-time   instructor   at Al-Quds   Open   University .    In   1997,   Ziyad   enrolled   in   a   part-time   program   in   science &   education   at   Bethlehem   University ,   which   lead   to   a   High   Diploma   in   Science   and   Education.   In   1998,   Ziyad   accepted   a new   job   offer   to   teach   at   an   international   school   in   Bahrain,   and   in   1999   accepted   a   new   job   offer   to   work   as   math instructor   at   Palestine   Polytechnic   University.   In   2000,   Ziyad   got   graduate   teaching   assistantship   from   Central   Michigan University    and   started   his   PhD   program   in   the   same   year.   In   2006,   Ziyad   defended   his   PhD   dissertation    in   the   field   of Discrete   Dynamical   Systems   under   the   supervision   of   professors   James Angelos    and   Saber   Elaydi .   The   dissertation    of   Dr Al-Sharawi   received   the   CMU   Graduate   Research Award   in   2006.   In   the   same   year,   Dr Al-Sharawi   accepted   a   job   offer   to work as temporary assistant professor at Central Michigan University . In   2007,   Dr Al-Sharawi   started   an   assistant   professor   position   at   Sultan   Qaboos   University,   then   got   promoted   to   the   rank of   associate   professor   in   May   2014.   In   2015,   Dr   Al-Sharawi   accepted   the   post   of   associate   professor   at   the   American University   of   Sharjah.   Dr   Al-Sharawi's   has   an   active   research   in   the   field   of   difference   equations   and   discrete   dynamical systems.    In    particular,    Dr    Al-Sharawi    is    focusing    his    research    on    periodic    non-autonomous    difference    equations, combinatorial   and   symbolic   dynamics   and   harvesting   in   discrete   population   models.   Dr   Al-Sharawi   has   taught   several math   courses   across   the   undergraduate   curriculum   in   which   technology   is   used   as   part   of   his   pedagogical   skills   to   enhance students teaching and learning.
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Department of Math & Statistics American Univeristy of Sharjah College of Science, PO Box 26666 University City, Sharjah, UAE Office #:  NAB248 Phone: +971-65152961             Email:  zsharawi@aus.edu