Manal Houri

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Personal information

Title: 
Technical Training and Portfolio Manager and Adjunct Professor

Contact information (private)

Country: 
United States of America
Mobile phone: 
1 972 839 2980
Personal email address: 
manal.houri@gmail.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Ericsson Inc.
Department: 
Learning Services-Consulting and System Integration
Address: 
6105 Tennyson Parkway
State: 
Texas
City: 
Plano
Country: 
United States of America
Mobile phone: 
1 972 839 2980
Work email address: 
manal.houri@ericsson.com

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Education

Doctorate degree, Computer Science, 2014, Southern Methodist University, United States of America.
Master's degree, Computer Science, 2004, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.
Bachelor's degree, Computer Science, 2001, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Technical Training
Learning Consulting
Power Management
Data Centers
Software Testing
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Adjunct Professor, January 2015-present, Southern Methodist University.

Technical Training & Portfolio Manager, May 2014-present, Ericsson Inc.

Learning Consultant, March 2013-April 2014, Ericsson Inc.

Technical Instructor, January 2011-February 2013, Ericsson Inc.

Teaching Assistant, August 2008-December 2010, Southern Methodist University.

Research Assistant, August 2005-July 2008, Southern Methodist University.

Honorary office and memberships

Student representative at the Southern Methodist University (SMU), Lyle School of Engineering, Graduate Student Council, 2009-2010.

Vice Chair at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Computer Science and Engineering Student Advisory Board, 2005-2007.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Houri, M. & Szygenda, S. (2015, March). Wide area power management: A clique partitioning algorithm for power management in geo-distributed data centers. Paper presented at the Computers and their Applications (CATA) conference. Honoloulu, USA.
  • Houri, M., Khargharia, B., Hariri, S., Kdouh, W., El-Rewini, H. & Yousif, M. (2008, April). Autonomic power and performance management of high-performance servers. Paper presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing. Miami, Florida. DOI: 10.1109/IPDPS.2008.4536418
  • Mansour N., Haraty, R. Daher, W., & Houri, M. (2008, July). An auto-indexing method for Arabic text. Information Processing and Management, 44, 1538-1545.
  • Houri, M. and Mansour, N. (2008). Testing web applications. Information and software technology, 48 (1), 31-42.
  • Houri, M., Khargharia, B., Hariri, S., Szidarovszky, F., El-Rewini, H., Khan, S., Ahmad, I. & Yousif, M. (2007, March). Autonomic power and performance management for large scale data centers. Paper presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing. Long Beach, California. DOI: 10.1109/IPDPS.2007.370510
  • Houri, M., Ramadan, R., Abdelghany, K., & El-Rewini, H. (2007). Impact of heterogeneity on the deployment of sensor networks. WICON '07 proceedings of the 3rd international conference on wireless internet (article no. 27). Brussels: Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Retrieved from http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1460047
Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • Lecture, "Like a Millennial in a "Candy Crush" Store", presented at the Learning 2014, Orlando, Florida, 2014.
  • Lecture, "Game on! Learning Gets Personal", presented at the Learning 2013, Orlando, Florida, 2013.
  • Lecture, "Workload Characterization for Power-Award Application Placement in Large Scale Data Centers", presented at the Computer Science and Engineering Department Colloquium, SMU, Dallas, Texas, 2010.
  • Lecture, "Compatibility-Dependent Application Placement for Energy-Efficient Data Centers", presented at the Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2008.

Awards and Distinctions

Received the Ericsson Learning Services Innovation Recognition Award for innovating a new virtual learning model in the corporate setting, January 2012.

Received the Outstanding Performance Award from the Graduate Student Council at Southern Methodist University for her service on the graduate student council, April 2010.