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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


  • PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering, ITU
  • Masters in Electronics, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • BS EE, University of Jordan


Professor Samaha got his Ph.D at ITU, San Jose – California, and his MSEE at Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands. He has extensive industrial experience. He worked for Hewlett Packard, as an Architect and Technology Strategist in corporate IT, as a Software Architect, and then became a Wireless and Mobility Chief Technology Officer. Later, he worked for Motorola Mobility as their Enterprise Chief Technology Officer. Currently he is Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer for MobiWee Inc.. Professor 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, AI/ML, GAN, VR/AR.

About Me

  • Hometown: San Jose, California
  • Field of Study: Mobility, Cybersecurity and AI

What is your research focus in a bit more detail? Is your current research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?

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.

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/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 students a chance to teach about something they like and spend time one on one to learn and share their learning in class. I love students who take risks in projects, as 10% good work on a new idea is better than 100% perfect on a project you are proficient in (on something you did and know how to do.) I reward students on progress and trying new things.

Where did you grow up/spend the most defining years of your childhood/young adulthood?

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

Where did you study? Any reason in particular behind your choice (a program you were excited about, a city you love, a researcher you wanted to work with)?

With a PhD EE at ITU, I had a focus on AI & GAN. Most of my work is software development in telecommunications and electronics. 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 the specifics of your industry experience?

My industry experience includes; Director of the Institute of Cybersecurity, Chief Technology Officer of Motorola Mobility/Google, and Wireless and Mobility CTO for Hewlett Packard.