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  • Phone:

    +966-13-849-9291

  • Email:

    ahussein@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    S-012

  • Ala A. Hussein, PhD, SMIEEE

  • Job Title :

    Associate Professor

  • College :

    College of Engineering


  • Department :

    Electrical Engineering


Dr. Hussein received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2005 from Jordan University of Science and Technology, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Central Florida in 2008 and 2011, respectively.   

Dr. Hussein is an Energy Storage and Conversion expert with 10+ years of combined industrial, research and teaching experience. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. He is also a Research Associate with the Florida Solar Energy Center at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA. He has been awarded multiple Research Excellence awards, successfully competed for a number of research grants totaling around $0.4 M and published over 50 papers in leading refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has been listed in Stanford University’s top 2% most-cited scientists worldwide in the field of Energy in 2019. 

Dr. Hussein is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA).

 

  1. PhD, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA, 2011.
  2. MS, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA, 2008.
  3. BS, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid Jordan, 2005.

 

Refereed Publications

Journal Publications

  1. Ala A. Hussein, Abdallah A. Chehade “Robust Artificial Neural Network-Based Models for Accurate Surface Temperature Estimation of Batteries”, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Volume 56, Issue 5, pp. 5269-5278, September/October 2020.
  2. Abdallah A. Chehade, Ala A. Hussein “A Collaborative Gaussian Process Regression Model for Transfer Learning of Capacity Trends between Li-ion Battery Cells”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 69, Issue 9, pp. 9542-9552, September 2020.
  3. Ala A. Hussein, Abbas A. Fardoun “An Adaptive Sensorless Measurement Technique for Internal Temperature of Li-ion Batteries Using Impedance Phase Spectroscopy”, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Volume 56, Issue 3, pp. 3043–3051, May/June 2020.
  4. Ala A. Hussein, Xi Chen, Mahmood Alharbi, Anirudh Pise, Issa Batarseh “Design of a Grid-Tie Photovoltaic System with a Controlled Total Harmonic Distortion and Tri Maximum Power Point Tracking”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp. 4780-4790, May 2020.
  5. Ali Wadi, Mamoun F. Abdel-Hafez, Ala A. Hussein “Mitigating the Effect of Noise Uncertainty on the Online State-of-Charge Estimation of Li-Ion Battery Cells”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 68, Issue 9, pp. 8593-8600, September 2019.
  6. Ala A. Hussein “Adaptive Artificial Neural Network Based Models for Instantaneous Power Estimation Enhancement in Electric Vehicles’ Li-ion Batteries”, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp. 840-849, January/February 2019.
  7. Menatalla S. Eldin, Ala A. Hussein, Mamoun F. Abdel-Hafez “Improved Battery SOC Estimation Accuracy using a Modified UKF with an Adaptive Cell Model under Real EV Operating Conditions”, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 408-417, June 2018.
  8. Ala A. Hussein, Abbas A. Fardoun, Samantha S. Stephen “An Ultrafast Maximum Power Point Tracking Technique for Optimal Battery Charging”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp. 1321-1329, July 2017.
  9. Menatalla S. Eldin, Mamoun F. Abdel-Hafez, Ala A. Hussein “Enhancement in Li-ion Battery Cell State-of-Charge Estimation Under Uncertain Model Statistics”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 65, Issue 6, pp. 4608-4618, June 2016.
  10. Ala A. Hussein, Abbas A. Fardoun, Samantha S. Stephen “An Online Frequency Tracking Algorithm using Terminal Voltage Spectroscopy for Battery Optimal Charging”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 32-40, January 2016.
  11. Ala A. Hussein “Capacity Fade Estimation in Electric Vehicles Li-ion Batteries using Artificial Neural Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp. 2321-2330, June 2015.
  12. Ala A. Hussein, Nasser Kutkut, John Shen, Issa Batarseh “Distributed Battery Micro-storage Systems Design and Operation in a Deregulated Electricity Market”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 545-556, July 2012.
  13. Ala A. Hussein, Issa Batarseh “A Review of Charging Algorithms for Nickel and Lithium Battery Chargers”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp. 830-838, March 2011.
  14. Ala A. Hussein, Abbas Fardoun “Design Considerations and Performance Evaluation of Outdoor PV Battery Chargers”, Elsevier Renewable Energy Journal, Volume 82, pp. 85-91, October, 2015.
  15. Ala A. Hussein “Derivation and Comparison of Open-loop and Closed-loop Neural Network Battery State-of-Charge Estimators”, Elsevier Energy Procedia Journal, 75 (2015), pp. 1856-1861.
  16. Ala A. Hussein “Kalman Filters versus Neural Networks in Battery State-of-Charge Estimation: A Comparative Study”, International Journal of Modern Nonlinear Theory and Applications, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp. 199-209, December, 2014.
  17. Zahi M. Omer, Ahmed M. Alameri, Abbas A. Fardoun, Ala A. Hussein “Comparison of Discharge Performance of 12V/150Ah Gel and AGM Sealed Lead-acid Batteries in Stand-alone PV-based Systems in UAE” Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ), ISSN: 2172-038 X, No. 12, April, 2014.

 

Conference Publications

  1. Ala A. Hussein, Abdullah Alhatlani, Sumana Ghosh, Issa Batarseh “A Double-Loop Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm for Dual-Input Phase-Shifted LLC Converter”, 2020 IEEE ECCE Conference, Detroit, MI, October 11 – 15, 2020.
  2. Abdallah A. Chehade, Ala A. Hussein “A Novel Neural Network with Gaussian Process Feedback (NNGP) for Modeling the State-of-Charge of Battery Cells”, 2020 IEEE ECCE Conference, Detroit, MI, October 11 – 15, 2020.
  3. Zunya Shi, Mayuresh Savargaonkar, Ala A. Hussein, Abdallah A. Chehade “A Novel Long Short-Term Memory Network for On-line State-of-Charge Estimation of Li-ion Battery Cells”, 2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference & Expo, Chicago, IL, June 24 – 26, 2020.
  4. Mayuresh Savargaonkar, Ala A. Hussein, Abdallah Chehade, Zunya Shi “A Cycle-based Recurrent Neural Network for State-of-Charge Estimation”, 2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference & Expo, Chicago, IL, June 24 – 26, 2020.
  5. Zakariya Dalala, Osama Saadeh and Ala A. Hussein "A Current Sensorless Coulomb-Counting Method for Enhanced Battery SOC Estimation Accuracy", IEEE ECCE Conference, Baltimore, MD, September 29 – October 3, 2019.
  6. Abdallah A. Chehade, Ala A. Hussein “A Multi-Output Convolved Gaussian Process Model for Capacity Estimation of Li-ion Battery Cells”, 2019 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference & Expo, Novi, MI, June 19 – 21, 2019.
  7. Mahmood Alharbi, Ala A. Hussein, Issa Batarseh “Dual Optimization of an H-Bridge SPWM Microinverter by an Optimal Switching Frequency Tracking Technique”, IEEE IECON Conference, Washington, D.C., October 21 – 23, 2018.
  8. Ala A. Hussein, Anirudh Pise, Xi Chen, Issa Batarseh “Adaptive Dual Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm for PV DC-DC Conversion Stage”, IEEE ECCE Conference, pp. 7-11, Portland, Oregon, September 23 – 27, 2018.
  9. Ala A. Hussein, Anirudh Pise, Xi Chen, Issa Batarseh “Enhancement of Li-ion Battery Performance at Low Temperatures by DC-DC Converter Duty-cycle Autotuning”, IEEE ECCE Conference, pp. 2115-2119, Portland, Oregon, September 23 – 27, 2018.
  10. Xi Chen, Anirudh Pise, Ala A. Hussein, Issa Batarseh “Parameter Extraction of Ultracapacitor’s Equivalent Circuit Model Using a Genetic Algorithm Approach”, IEEE ECCE Conference, pp. 2493-2497, Portland, Oregon, September 23 – 27, 2018.
  11. Ala A. Hussein, Abbas A. Fardoun “An Adaptive Sensorless Measurement Technique for Internal Temperature of Li-ion Batteries Using Impedance Phase Spectroscopy”, IEEE ECCE Conference, Portland, Oregon, pp. 3555-3559, September 23 – 27, 2018.
  12. Ala A. Hussein “A Sensorless Surface Temperature Measurement Method for Batteries using Artificial Neural Networks”, IEEE ECCE Conference, pp. 3560-3564, Portland, Oregon, September 23 – 27, 2018.
  13. Ala A. Hussein “A Neural Network Based Method for Instantaneous Power Estimation in Electric Vehicles’ Li-Ion Batteries”, 32nd IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC’17), Tampa, Florida, March 26-30, 2017.
  14. Hasna A. Seiari, Ala A. Hussein, H. H. Zeineldin "An Adaptive P-f Droop Approach for Micro-grid Transition Detection", IEEE Industrial Electronics Society's 18th International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT) , Toronto, Canada, March 22-25, 2017.
  15. Samantha S. Stephen, Zahi M. Omer, Abbas A. Fardoun, Ala A. Hussein “Parameter Estimation of Valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries Using Metaheuristic Evolutionary Algorithm”, 59th IEEE   International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 16-19, 2016.
  16. Ala A. Hussein, Abbas A. Fardoun, Samantha S. Stephen “A Maximum Power Point Tracking Technique for Optimal Li-ion Battery Charging”, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, July 17-21, 2016.
  17. Zahi M. Omer, Abbas A. Fardoun, Ala A. Hussein “Large Scale Photovoltaic Array Fault Diagnosis for Optimized Solar Cell Parameters Extracted by Heuristic Evolutionary Algorithm”, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, July 17-21, 2016.
  18. Ala A. Hussein, Abbas A. Fardoun, Samantha S. Stephen “An On-line Tracking Algorithm for Li-ion Batteries’ Optimal Charging Frequency”, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Denver, Colorado, July 26-30, 2015.
  19. Ala A. Hussein “Experimental Modeling and Analysis of Lithium-ion Battery Temperature Dependence”, 30th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC’15), pp. 1084-1088, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 15-19, 2015.
  20. Ala A. Hussein “Capacity Fade Estimation in Electric Vehicles Li-ion Batteries using Artificial Neural Networks”, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), Denver, Colorado, pp. 677-681, September 15-19, 2013.
  21. Ala A. Hussein, Issa Batarseh “Energy Management for a Grid-tied Photovoltaic-Wind-Storage System—Part II: Operation Strategy”, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 21-25, 2013.
  22. Ala A. Hussein, Issa Batarseh “An Overview of Generic Battery Models”, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, July 24-28, 2011.
  23. Ala A. Hussein, Issa Batarseh “State-of-Charge Estimation for a Single Lithium Battery Cell Using Extended Kalman Filter”, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, July 24-28, 2011.
  24. Ala A. Hussein, Nasser Kutkut, Issa Batarseh “A Hysteresis Model for a Lithium Battery Cell with Improved Transient Response”, 26th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC’11) Proceedings, pp. 1790-1794, Fort Worth, Texas, March 6-10, 2011.
  25. Ala A. Hussein, Souhib Harb, Nasser Kutkut, John Shen, Issa Batarseh “Design Considerations for Micro Storage Systems in Residential Applications”, 32nd IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference Proceedings, pp. 1-6, Orlando, Florida, June, 6-10, 2010.
  26. Ala A. Hussein, Michael Pepper, Issa Batarseh, Ahmad Harb “An Efficient Solar Charging Algorithm for Different Battery Chemistries”, 5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference Proceedings, pp. 188-193, Dearborn, Michigan, September, 7-11, 2009.
  27. Samantha S. Stephen, Zahi M. Omer, Abbas A. Fardoun, Ala A. Hussein, Hussain Shareef "Online Battery Parameters Estimation Using Two Metaheuristic Evolutionary Algorithms", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Emerging and Renewable Energy: Generation and Automation (ICEREGA’17), Belfort, France, July 4-6, 2017.
  28. Mumin Abu Hassan, Nayef Hailat, Noor Badawi, Ala A. Hussein "A Wireless Power Transfer System with Optimized Circuit Parameters using Genetic Algorithm", 8th International Renewable Energy Congress, Dead Sea, Jordan, March 21-23, 2017.
  29. Ahmad Musamih, Ahmad Al-Bloushi, Ahmed Al-Shemeili, Abdulaziz Al-Fili, Ala A. Hussien “Design of a Universal Wireless Battery Charger”, 18th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28-29, 2016.
  30. Alia Al-Nuaimi, Ayesha Al-Aberi, Faiza Al-Marzouqi, Shaikha Al-Yahyaee, Ala A. Hussein “A Photovoltaic Micro-Storage System for Residential Applications”, 18th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28-29, 2016.
  31. Abdulla M. Al-Bdwawi, Hamed I. Al-Ahbabi, Shehab A. Al-Shamsi, Ala A. Hussein “Modular Photovoltaic Charging Station for UAE University Golf Carts”, 7th International Conference on Applied Energy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 28-31, 2015.
  32. Ala A. Hussein “Derivation and Comparison of Open-loop and Closed-loop Neural Network Battery State-of-Charge Estimators”, 7th International Conference on Applied Energy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 28-31, 2015.
  33. Zahi M. Omer, Ahmed M. Al-Ameri, Abbas A. Fardoun, Ala A. Hussein “An Experimental Study on Pulse Discharge of Gel and AGM Lead-acid Batteries by Varying the Frequency”, UAE Graduate Student Research Conference (UAE GSRC’15), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 22-24, 2015.
  34. Zahi M. Omer, Ahmed M. Al-Ameri, Abbas A. Fardoun, Ala A. Hussein “Comparison of Discharge Performance of 12V/150Ah Gel and AGM Sealed Lead-acid Batteries in Stand-alone PV-based Systems in UAE”, Proceedings of the International Conference of Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’14), Córdoba, Spain, April 7-10, 2014.
  35. Alaa N. Hail, Boshra, Boshra A. Al-Shujaa, Waad K. Al-Beiey, Ala A. Hussein, Abbas A. Fardoun “Design Considerations of Digitally Controlled PV Battery Chargers”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Generation and Application (ICREGA’14), pp. 655-665, Al Ain, UAE, March 2-5, 2014.
  36. Ala A. Hussein, Issa Batarseh “Energy Management for a Grid-tied Photovoltaic-Wind-Storage System—Part I: Forecasting Models”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Generation and Application (ICREGA’14), pp. 405-415, Al Ain, UAE, March 2-5, 2014.
  37. Ala A. Hussein, Michael Pepper, Issa Batarseh, Ahmad Harb “Solar Charging Considerations for Common Battery Chemistries”, International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods Proceedings, pp. 249-253, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 12-17, 2009.

  • Circuits I and II
  • Electronics II
  • Control Theory
  • Power Systems
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Power Electronics

  • Battery Management Systems
  • Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Power Quality

 

  1. Senior Member, IEEE.
  2. Member, JEA.