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Mamoun Abu-Samaha

Part-Time Lecturer - Silicon Valley


Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Mamoun Abu-Samaha, 6024 Silver Creek Valley Rd
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Research Interests

  • Mobility
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence


  • PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering, ITU, San Jose – California
  • Masters in Electronics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • BS EE, University of Jordan


Mamoun Abu-Samaha has extensive industrial experience. He worked for Hewlett Packard as an architect and technology strategist in corporate IT, a software architect, and then a wireless and mobility chief technology officer. Later, he worked for Motorola Mobility as their enterprise CTO. Currently he is co-founder, CEO, and chief strategy officer for MobiWee Inc.

Abu-Samaha’s areas of interest include mobile platforms and services, applications, Android, iOS, IoT, embedded systems, cybersecurity and ethical hacking, blockchain, enterprise architecture, game design, unity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, GAN, and virtual and augmented reality.

About Mamoun

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Palestine, lived in Jordan, worked in Dubai, and did my higher education in San Jose, California, and Eindhoven, The Netherlands. I played for the national volleyball team of Jordan and the student teams in Eindhoven.

What are the specifics of your educational background?

With a PhD at ITU, I had a focus on AI & GAN. I try to play volleyball every Sunday in Santa Cruz, my favorite city in California. I love to work with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs, as the key to the future is to always be connected.

What are your research interests?

My research focus is in mobility, mobile devices security, game design and application, blockchain, mobile applications development, capstone projects, AI focus on GAN Software, device form factors and the user experience, and how security will continue to evolve and overlap.

Most of my work is software development in telecommunications and electronics.

What courses/subjects do you teach?

  • Mobile applications development
  • Cybersecurity countermeasures, web security & ethical hacking
  • Software engineering, computer science, algorithms, and blockchain
  • Game design and software development
  • AI, Python, C language

What do you enjoy most or find most rewarding about what you teach? Is there anything notable or unique about the kind of students that you teach?

I love to teach and work with students. I learn a lot from students and always give them a chance to teach about something they like, spend one-on-one time to learn, and share their learning in class. I love students who take risks in projects, as 10 percent good work on a new idea is better than 100 percent perfect on a project you are already proficient in. I reward students on progress and trying new things.

What are the specifics of your industry experience?

My industry experience includes serving as director of the Institute of Cybersecurity, CTO of Motorola Mobility/Google, and wireless and mobility CTO for Hewlett Packard.