Research Day 2022

10 March 2022

Please join us for the First AUBH Research Day on 10 March 2022. AUBH Research Day 2022 is an experience where you will explore the extraordinary array of research being conducted by students, faculty, and staff at the American University of Bahrain. The hallmarks of this research day are its diversity and innovation addressing different topics.


The event will provide a platform for participants to share their theoretical knowledge and research findings, foster the exchange of information and cross-fertilization of ideas, and encourage the development of multidisciplinary research across AUBH community and with external stakeholders. The outcome of this event will be utilized in drawing AUBH research strategy for the coming three years.

This is a full-day event that is delivered in a hybrid mode to facilitate attendance from AUBH community and interested employers. We would like to encourage all members of the AUBH community to submit applications and share their work with others.

Research represents a very broad term in this context and could include a scholarly paper, a project you worked on with a faculty member or a recent presentation you gave at a professional meeting. Students are also encouraged to present their scientific and scholarly research conducted during their studies at AUBH.

Participants can join the event and share their work through giving presentations or participating in the poster sessions.

For those who wish to give a presentation, it is required to submit an extended abstract describing the research, its outcomes or work in progress as well as the presentation slides.

Extended abstracts should be between 500-1000 words and the presentation should be prepared to fit in a 15 minutes slot. Please refer to the attached abstract/poster template, explaining the submission requirements in details.

LISTEN TO THE Event Keynote Speakers

Dr. Omar Al Ubaidly

Director of Research at Derasat

Prof. Nhut Ho

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CSUN, Founding Director of the NASA Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM

Dr. Jarmo T. Kotilaine

Chief Strategy & Data Analytics Officer at Tamkeen



Full-day event on exchange of information and cross-fertilization of ideas from AUBH community and interested employers

SCHEDULE DETAILS Information of Event Schedules

World is committed to making participation in the event a harassment free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression

09:00 – 09:10

Dr. Susan Saxton

Welcoming Speech

AUBH Founding President
Title: How Do Higher Education Institutions Promote Sustainable Development

09:10 – 09:40

Prof. Nhut Ho

Keynote Speaker

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CSUN, Founding Director of the NASA Autonomy Research Center for STEAHM
Title: Convergence Research

09:40 – 10:00

Dr. Omar Al Ubaidly

Keynote Speaker

Title: Strengthening the Relationship between Policy and Research in Bahrain

10:00 – 10:20

Dr. Jarmo T. Kotilaine

Keynote Speaker

Title: How to Make Academic Research Relevant to the Economy?

10:20 – 10:30

Keynote Speakers’ Awards

10:30 – 10:40

Coffee Break

10:40 – 11:10

Poster Session

11:10 – 12:30

Oral Presentation I

Moderator: Dr. Wafa Almansoori

11:10 – 11:30

Dr. Bradley Saunders

Do Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace Matter? Concepts, Perspectives, and Implications

11:30 – 11:50

Dr. Sabri Dogan

A Model for School Counselors for Effectively Working with Immigrants

11:50 – 12:10

Dr. Fatema Alaali

The Reform in Government Expenditure and the Standard of Living in Bahrain

12:10 – 12:30

Dr. Hanan Naser

COVID-19, Oil Price, Bitcoin, and Economic Policy Uncertainty: Evidence from ARDL Model

12:30 – 12:50

Coffee Break/ Prayer Time

12:50 – 13:50

Oral Presentation II

Moderator: Dr. Fatema Alaali

12:50 – 13:10

Dr. Hasan Kadhem

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Framework in Higher Education: An Example of AI Algorithm for Benchmarking of Academic Programs

13:10 – 13:30

Dr. Fatema Akbar

Stress and Human-Computer Interaction at the Workplace: Unobtrusive Tracking with Wearable Sensors and Computer Logs

13:30 – 13:50

Dr. Raja Ghozi

Arabic versus French Digits in Short-Term Memory Span Assessment: a Stationarity Analysis

13:50 – 14:10

Dr. Jeff Zabudsky

Closing Remarks & Awarding Ceremony



JOIN US Event Date: 10 Mar 2022 - Bahrain

REACH US Contact Details

+973 7799 9997


Building 1350, Road 4225,
Block 942 P.O. Box 38884,
Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain


We look forward to hearing from you!