Nathir A. Rawashdeh

Nathir Rawashdeh



  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky


Nathir Ahmad Rawashdeh joined the College of Computing and Department of Applied Computing faculty in August 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was an associate professor in the Mechatronics Engineering Department at the German Jordanian University, where he spent 10 years. He served as the Acting Vice Dean of the School of Applied Technical Science, the Chair of the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, and the academic Exchange Coordinator with German partner universities. He spent two years as a Senior Software Engineer, in the laser division's Color Science and Imaging Department, at Lexmark International, Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky. Between 2000 and 2003, he was with The MathWorks, Inc. in Natick, Massachusetts working on software quality engineering for embedded DSP programming using MATLAB and Simulink. He has experience with European Union funded projects and served on several organizing and review committees. He is fluent in English, German and Arabic. His interests include unmanned ground vehicles, electromobility, robotics, image analysis, and color science. Dr. Rawashdeh is a Senior Member of the IEEE. 

Research Interests

  • Image Analysis
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Mobile Robots
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Mechatronics Education

Teaching Interests

  • Control Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Industrial Robots