Ahmed Qtaishat

Work place: General Foundation Program, Department of Information Technology, Sohar University, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman

E-mail: aqtaishat@su.edu.om


Research Interests: Computational Science and Engineering, Computer systems and computational processes, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Learning Theory, Data Structures and Algorithms


Mr. Ahmed Qtaishat finished his master degree from University Utara Malaysia, in intelligent system in 2007. He joined Sohar University 2011. From 2012 until 2017 he worked as a coordinator in General foundation program. His research area focuses on Artificial Intelligent, Machine Learning and Genetic algorithm. He has published research article in different National and International journals and conferences.

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Utilizing Random Forest and XGBoost Data Mining Algorithms for Anticipating Students’ Academic Performance

By Mukesh Kumar Navneet Singh Jessica Wadhwa Palak Singh Girish Kumar Ahmed Qtaishat

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2024.02.03, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2024

The growing field of educational data mining seeks to analyse educational data in order to develop models for improving education and the effectiveness of educational institutions. Educational data mining is utilised to develop novel approaches for extracting information from educational databases, enabling improved decision-making within the educational system. The main objective of this research paper is to investigate recent advancements in data mining techniques within the field of educational research, while also analysing the methodologies employed by previous researchers in this area. The predictive capabilities of various machine learning algorithms, namely Logistic Regression, Gaussian Naive Bayes, Support Vector Machine, Random Forest, K-Nearest Neighbour, and XGBoost Classifier, were evaluated and compared for their effectiveness in determining students' academic performance. The utilisation of Random Forest and XGBoost classifiers in analysing scholastic, behavioural, and additional student features has demonstrated superior accuracy compared to other algorithms. The training and testing of these classification models achieved an impressive accuracy rate of approximately (96.46% & 87.50%) and (95.05% & 84.38%), respectively. Employing this technique can provide educators with valuable insights into students' motivations and behaviours, ultimately leading to more effective instruction and reduced student failure rates. Students' achievements significantly influence the delivery of education.

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Performance Comparison of the Optimized Ensemble Model with Existing Classifier Models

By Mukesh Kumar Nidhi Anas Quteishat Ahmed Qtaishat

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2022.03.05, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2022

The purpose of this study is to conduct an empirical investigation and comparison of the effectiveness of various classifiers and ensembles of classifiers in predicting academic performance. The study will evaluate the performance and efficiency of ensemble techniques that employ several classifiers against the performance and efficiency of a single classifier. Reducing student attrition is a serious concern for educational institutions worldwide. Educators are looking for strategies to boost student retention and graduation rates. This is only achievable if at-risk students are appropriately recognized early on. However, most commonly used predictive models are inefficient and inaccurate due to intrinsic classifier limitations and the usage of minor factors. The study contributes to the body of knowledge by proposing the development of optimized ensemble learning model that can be used for improving academic performance prediction. Overall, the findings demonstrate that the approach of employing optimized ensemble learning (OEL) model approaches is extremely efficient and accurate in terms of predicting student performance and aiding in the identification of students who are in the fear of attrition.

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