Raid Zaghal


Assistant Professor at CS & IT department


Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Faculty of Science & Technology, P.O. Box 20002, Abu Dies, Jerusalem.


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Dr. Zaghal joined the Computer Science Department at Al-Quds University in 1996. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Yarmouk University in Jordan in 1993 with honor and the first ranking among his group, his Masters in Computer Science from The American University in Washington, DC in 1996, and his Ph.D in Computer Science from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2005.

Since joining AQU, he taught many undergraduate courses including: Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Programming Using Java, Object-Oriented Programming, Software Engineering, Data Structures and Algorithms, Computer Networks, and Creative Design for IT. He also taught the following courses at the graduate level: Advanced Computer Networks and Communication, and Advanced Software Engineering.

His research interests include Computer Networks Protocol Design, Contemporary Software Engineering Technologies, and E-Learning Technologies. He has participated in many workshops and seminars on E-Learning, Excellence in Teaching, Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance in Higher Education. He had advised many graduate students on a number of research projects in the fields of Web Applications & Usability, E-Learning Tools, Network Theories, Routing Protocols, Mobile Applications and Software Engineering Tools and Modeling.

Dr. Zaghal had published more than 20 papers based on his research and in cooperation with other colleagues and the Masters students whom he had advised in the past 9 years. He served as the head of Computer Science Department for three Academic Years from September 2008 until August 2011, and he was appointed as the director of the Quality Assurance Unit at Al-Quds University from Jan 2009 until August 2011. 


  • PhD.  Computer Science, Kent State University, Ohio. 2005

Research interests

  • Computer Networks Protocols Design
  • Contemporary Software Engineering Technologies
  • Computer Networks Security
  • Wireless and Ad Hoc Networks
  • E- Learning Technologies


Teaching activities


Current courses                                                                          

  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Computer Networks
  • Fundamentals of Programming 
  • Adv. Software Engineering ( MSc)

Previous courses

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Computer Programming Using Java
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structures and Algorithms ( I & II )
  • Computer Networks
  • Creative Design for IT
  • Adv. Computer Networks and Communication ( MSc)

Selected publications

  • Maha Osrof and Raid Zaghal Raid, Ontology Based Business Rules Extraction Model and Algorithm (OBBREMA). Proceedings of the 12th International Arab Conference on Information Technology (ACIT’2012) – CCIS. Zarqa, Jordan, Dec 10-13, 2012.
  • Accepted for Publication: Raid Y. Zaghal and Imad Abu-Saadah, MANET Routing Protocols: Comparative Study. Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Research and Studies. 
  • Muhammad Zayyad and Raid Zaghal, The 1st International Conference on E-Learning in the Arab World – Challenges and Perspectives of Development. Egyptian E-Learning University (EELU). Cairo, Egypt. July 9-11, 2012.
  • Raid Y. Zaghal and Asma Sbeih, Arabic Morphological Analyzer with Text to Voice. The 2nd International Conference on Communications and Information Technology (ICCIT-2012). Hammamet, Tunisia, June 26-28, 2012.
  • Raid Y. Zaghal and Ahmad Fahel, Improving Software Security in Software Design Models. The 7th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI'2012), Madrid, Spain, June 20-23, 2012.
  • Raid Y. Zaghal and Abedulhaq Abu-Kamel, A Comparison Among EJB and COM+ Applications Case Study: Response Time and Scalability, Proceedings (part 2) of The Second International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT’2010), July 2010, Springer, Pages 123 – 135.
  • Javed I. Khan, Raid Y. Zaghal, & Sandeep Davu, High Performance Mobility without Agent Infrastructure for Connection Oriented Services, Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Elsevier Science, Feb 2009.
  • Javed I. Khan and Raid Y. Zaghal, Symbiotic Rate Adaptation for Time Sensitive Elastic Traffic with Interactive Transport, Elsevier’s Computer Networks Journal. Volume 51, Issue 1, 17 January 2007, Pages 239-257.
  • Javed I. Khan, Raid Y. Zaghal, Interactive Transparent Networking: Protocol meta modeling based on EFSM, Computer Communications Journal, Volume 29, Issue 17, 8 November 2006, Pages 3536-3552
  • Javed I. Khan and Raid Y. Zaghal. Interactive Transparent Networking - Modeling Examples of Snoop and WTCP Protocols.  Elsevier’s Computer Communications Journal, Volume 28, Issue 6 , 15 April 2005, Pages 702-711.
  • Raid Zaghal, Sandeep Davu, and Javed Khan. An Interactive Transparent Protocol for Connection Oriented Mobility - Performance Analysis with Voice Traffic. Third International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad-hoc and Wireless Networks – WiOpt'05, Riva Del Garda, Trentino, Italy. April 2005.
  • Javed Khan and Raid Zaghal. Protocol Modeling with Transparent Networking. International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies - CCCT'04, Austin, TX, USA. August 2004. pp. 66 – 71, Vol. 7.
  • Javed Khan, Raid Zaghal, and Q. Gu. Dynamic QoS Adaptation for Time Sensitive Traffic with Transientware. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications 2003 – WOC'03, Banff, Canada. July 2003. pp. 225 – 229.
  • Javed Khan and Raid Zaghal. Symbiotic Streaming of Elastic Traffic on Interactive Transport. IEEE Intl. Symposium on Computers and Comm. - ISCC'03, Antalya, Turkey. July 2003. pp. 1435 – 1440, Vol. 2.
  • Javed Khan and Raid Zaghal. Dynamic Transport Enhancement for Time Elastic Traffic with Transientware. NASA Space Internet Workshop - SIW'02. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. June 4-6, 2003.