A PhD graduate of PSUT appointed as an assistant professor at a US university

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 13:45


Dr. Mariam Sabri Khader, one of the first set of graduates from Princess Sumaya University for Technology’s PhD program in Computer Science, has been appointed to the position of assistant professor in the major of Computer & Digital Forensics at Champlain College in the state of Vermont, USA. The appointment comes after Dr. Khader passed with flying colors all stages of the application and interview process amid intense competition for the position.

PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, expressed his satisfaction with this deserved achievement, saying that the University prepares its students for competition at the international as well as local level, and that PSUT graduates have become milestones in their abilities, skills and distinction when they reach the labor market.

Al-Refai indicated that the University, under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the Board of Trustees, has paid great attention to the PhD program, allocating its students the utmost care and providing them with full scholarships. He emphasized that PSUT graduates enjoy a highly competitive status and are regularly hired by major companies and institutions.

In turn, the Dean of the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, Dr. Ashraf Ahmad, praised Dr. Khader's abilities, hard work and diligence during the stages of her studies, aying that it was fully expected that she would obtain such a position.

Dr. Ahmad added that Dr. Khader has published 6 research papers from the doctoral thesis, two of which are in the Science Citation Index, and four within the Scopus classification.

In 2015, PSUT launched its PhD program in Computer Science. The program, which is distinctive and unique at the regional level, is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and produced its first batch of graduates in the academic year 2019/2020.

87 of the top students in their specializations at the undergraduate and Master's levels from all of Jordan’s universities applied to be accepted among the first intake of the program. 10 students were chosen, and the University has provided them with supervisors from among its own faculty members in addition to instructors from major international universities, such as the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, USA.

The University’s future agenda includes a plan to introduce two new PhD programs in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration.