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Omar Hatamleh

Greater Houston, United States

Dr. Omar Hatamleh is the author of Between Brains. A book that explores the impact of Artificial Intelligence and technology on the future of jobs, ethics, technologies and economies. Prior to this role he was the Chief Innovation Officer, Engineering at NASA, and former Executive Director of the Space Studies Program at International Space University. Previously, he was the Deputy Chief Scientist at NASA ARC responsible for identifying new and promising areas of scientific research and supporting technologies that can be integrated into the Center's capabilities. Omar has been at NASA for 24 years in different roles and has published over 33 international journal articles in Engineering. Omar has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions from NASA including the Silver Achievement Medal, NASA Innovation, and Superior Achievement Awards. He has four engineering degrees, speaks four languages, and has been an invited keynote speaker to multiple national and international events including major innovation conferences, Google, IBM, European Investment Fund, etc.

Available For: Speaking
Travels From: Houston
Speaking Topics: Futurist, Artificial Inteligence, Innovation

Omar HatamlehPoints
Academic55
Author65
Influencer3
Speaker51
Entrepreneur0
Total174

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Areas of Expertise

AI 32.43
Autonomous Vehicles 32.53
Design Thinking
Digital Transformation 32.12
Future of Work
Innovation 35.28
Leadership
Mobility
Open Innovation
Emerging Technology 33.45

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Engineering & Construction
Higher Education & Research

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Publications

5 Article/Blogs
Transforming Medicine with Artificial Inteligence
LinkedIn
January 27, 2021
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to have an enormous impact on health care in terms of quality, efficiency, and performance. Many healthcare institutes have already started to harvest the value from AI integrated systems, and more adoption is expected to continue at various levels. Exploring AI’s impacts on the health and medical sector will require several books to elucidate, but this section will hit on some of the essential points.

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Tags: AI, Innovation

How can Artificial Intelligence Influence Education?
LinkedIn
January 22, 2020
AI is transcending and disrupting industries across the line by transforming and challenging the conventional methods. AI has enormous role in the evolution of the educational system and the educational experience of the future. The ability to sift through the complexities of interpreting and processing enormous amounts of unstructured data, gives AI an important role in modifying and revolutionizing the educational system. The fact that we are at the narrow phase of AI should not anchor us from the enormous potential AI has once it has reached the General AI phase. AI has the ability to drastically change the educational system as we know it today and transform how the learning content is delivered resulting in a better personalized and adaptive experience that aligns with the required outcomes.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Innovation Lessons from Nature
LinkedIn
May 11, 2019
There is an abundance of synergy between nature and business models. Nature tends to favor equilibrium. Technologies and societal evolution that go against the underlying rules of nature, will not last and will inevitably collapse. To elucidate this connection between nature and technology, I want to discuss some lessons from nature, and how they can offer the key to design, interpret and make sense of the technological and business models of the future. And most importantly, how to remain relevant in an ever-changing landscape.

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Tags: AI, Innovation

The role of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy on the Future of the Trucking Industry
LinkedIn
September 27, 2018
The trucking industry is considered to be the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. The industry is responsible for most freight transportation over land. Over 70% of all the freight moved in the U.S. is moved on trucks with over 3.5 million truck drivers and billions of gallons of fuel. The trucking industry expect many drivers to retire in the next two decades, and has been struggling to replenish the aging population of drivers with new ones to join the industry. Trucks represent about 5% of the vehicle population in the United States, but consumes approximately 20% of total transportation fuel. The American Trucking Association indicates that the trucking industry spent $105.2 billion buying diesel fuel in 2015. Experimental driverless trucks have already been taking place in the US. It is expected that a large penetration of this technology to take place in the next decade. Recently Tesla unveiled a new prototype for a battery-powered, almost self-driving semi-truck. The new prototype is supposed to be more efficient and cheaper to run than conventional trucks. Other concepts and technologies are expected in the market soon.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Are we Ready for Driverless Cars?
LinkedIn
May 04, 2016
One morning while picking up a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop in Mountain View, I came across this odd looking car with several electronic components attached to it. Looking closely, I came to realize it was one of the driverless cars that drove through the local streets fine-tuning its algorithms and vetting the technology for a not so distant future rollout. At that moment I realized we are at the forefront of a paradigm shift in the transportation sector.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

1 Book
BetweenBrains: Taking Back our AI Future
Amazon
May 07, 2020
AI is a present reality: we live at the threshold of an AI-dominated era. AI is more than a Technology wave. In the 21st century and beyond it is the very core source of power that fuels politics, business, and society: our minds, our work, and our homes. AI also rewrites the rules and forces us to lose no time in rethinking fundamental questions of our humanity. Our human brains will soon be required to adapt at hyper speed to a new paradigm of omnipresent machine intelligence. We all have to deal with both its opportunities and threats in a conscious manner. Presently AI obscurity, hypotheticals, hype, and hysteria are aggravating problems of increasingly polarized and disconnected societies. However, whose image AI development will take and how the AI Age will be shaped is still in the hands of informed and clear-sighted citizens and leaders. The authors undertook the task of making sense of AI, especially its impact on the present and the near future for responsible readers worldwide.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

11 Journal Publications
Characterization and anti-Aspergillus flavus impact of nanoparticles synthesized by Penicillium citrinum
ElSEVIER
October 31, 2016
This work was conducted to evaluate the ability of grape molding fungus; Penicillium citrinum to synthesize silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs). The potency of biosynthesized Ag NPs was checked against the aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus var. columnaris, isolated from sorghum grains. Biosynthesized Ag NPs were characterized and confirmed in different ways. X ray diffraction (XRD), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and optical absorption measurements confirmed the bio-synthesis of Ag NPs. The in vitro antifungal investigation showed that biosynthesized Ag NPs were capable of inhibiting the growth of aflatoxigenic A.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

A numerical simulation of the residual stresses in laser-peened friction stir-welded aluminum 2195 joints
Scopus
September 01, 2011
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present an analytical framework for predicting the residual stresses that result from the laser shock peening of a friction stir-welded 2195 aluminum alloy sample, using the finite element software LS-DYNA.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

An investigation of the residual stress characterization and relaxation in peened friction stir welded aluminum-lithium alloy joints(Article)
Scopus
October 01, 2009
In this investigation the residual stresses generated from friction stir welded (FSW) 2195 aluminum-lithium alloy joints were characterized. The results derived from this research revealed significant levels of tensile residual stresses at the surface and throughout the thickness of the FSW samples.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

An investigation of the peening effects on the residual stresses in friction stir welded 2195 and 7075 aluminum alloy joints
Elsevier
June 01, 2009
surface treatment processes including laser and shot peening were applied to friction stir welded samples fabricated using aluminum alloys (AA) 2195 and 7075. Surface residual stress measurements on these samples were acquired using X-ray diffraction. Measurements of the through thickness bulk residual stresses were obtained using the contour method. The deepest compressive residual stresses were obtained with multiple layers of laser peening, and increased proportionally as the number of peening layers increased for AA 2195. For AA 7075, little change was noticed in the residual stresses as the number of peening layers increased. Interestingly, laser peening was shown to have less of an effect on residual stress near the edges of the weld joint where significant softening occurred.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Fatigue crack growth performance of peened friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy joints at elevated and cryogenic temperatures
ElSEVIER
May 04, 2009
The effects of various surface treatments on fatigue crack growth and residual stress distributions in friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy joints were investigated. The objective was to understand the degree to which residual stress treatments can reduce fatigue crack growth rates, and enhance fatigue life of friction stir welded components. Specimens were fabricated from 12.5 mm thick 2195-T8 aluminum plate, with a central friction stir weld along their length. Residual stresses were measured for three specimen conditions: as-welded (AW), welded then shot peened (SP), and welded then laser peened (LP). Crack growth rate tests were performed in middle-cracked tension specimens under constant amplitude load for each of the three conditions (AW, SP, LP) and at three temperatures (room, elevated, and cryogenic). At room and elevated temperature, crack growth rates were similar in the AW and SP conditions and were significantly lower for the LP condition. At cryogenic temperature, it was difficult to discern a trend between residual stress treatment and crack growth rate data.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

A comprehensive investigation on the effects of laser and shot peening on fatigue crack growth in friction stir welded AA 2195 joints
ElSEVIER
May 02, 2009
The effects of various surface treatment techniques on the fatigue crack growth performance of friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy were investigated. The objective was to reduce fatigue crack growth rates and enhance the fatigue life of welded joints.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Surface roughness and friction coefficient in peened friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy
ElSEVIER
March 30, 2009
The tribological properties of friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy joints were investigated for several laser- and shot-peened specimens. The first portion of this study assessed the surface roughness changes at different regions of the weld resulting from the various peening processes and included an atomic force microscopy (AFM) study to reveal fine structures. The second portion investigated the friction characteristics for various conditions when slid against a 440C ball slider. Shot peening resulted in significant surface roughness when compared to the unpeened and laser-peened samples.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Corrosion susceptibility of peened friction stir welded 7075 aluminum alloy joints
ElSEVIER
January 07, 2009
Effects of surface treatment techniques like laser and shot peening on stress corrosion cracking (SCC) susceptibility of friction stir welded (FSW) 7075

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Peening effects on mechanical properties in friction stir welded AA 2195 at elevated and cryogenic temperatures
ElSEVIER
November 27, 2008
Peening effects on mechanical properties in..

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Effects of peening on mechanical properties in friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy joints
ElSEVIER
September 25, 2008
Effects of peening on mechanical properties in friction stir welded 2195 aluminum alloy joints

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Laser and shot peening effects on fatigue crack growth in friction stir welded 7075-T7351 aluminum alloy joints
ElSEVIER
March 02, 2007
The influence of shot and laser peening on the fatigue crack growth behavior of friction stir welded (FSW) aluminum alloy (AA) 7075-T7351 sheets was investigated. The alterations resulting from this surface modification on the fatigue crack growth of FSW were characterized and evaluated for two different crack configurations. A systematic investigation of the various peening effects indicated a significant decrease in fatigue crack growth rates resulting from using laser peening compared with native welded and unwelded specimens.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

5 Keynotes
Leading in an era of fast technology evolution| Business Transformation| Artificial Intelligence |AI
YouTube
May 06, 2020
With the exponential increase of technology and AI, there will be social and economic impacts on people, organisations and jobs. How can you both align yourself with this change, and distinguish yourself to remain relevant, and to lead with confidence?
What innovations and ecosystems do you need to have a perspective on?
How can you improve efficiency and adapt to improve economically?
What are the impacts of AI on organisations, society and people?

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Cross Industry Innovation Summit
YouTube
December 08, 2019
Cross Industry Innovation Summit

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Driverless and Autonomous Cars Impact on Various Aspects of Society.
YouTube
August 29, 2019
Autonomous driving systems have been essential to the success of deep space exploration missions to Mars, and may have a fundamental impact to life on earth. This talk will explore the impact of driverless cars on different aspects of society.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles

Talks at Google
YouTube
August 15, 2019
Talks at Google are always a good source to keep up-to-date with the trends in innovation and technology. In this Talk, I was able to discuss the intersection between the population growth and the exponential growth in technology.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Talk at the İnovasyon Haftası
YouTube
August 15, 2019
In 2018, I was invited to present at the Turkey Innovation Week. In this presentation, I had the opportunity to talk about latest technologies, quantum computers, artificial intelligence and innovation.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

1 Media Interview
How to encourage innovative thinking inside of your organization
YouTube
August 15, 2019
In this discussion with Jacob Morgan, you will hear how I have seen NASA change over the last 21 years, how they plan to use technology like 3D printing and AI in the future, and my thoughts on which technologies are over hyped. You will also receive a sneak peek into how NASA works including how they tackle problems, how they build effective teams and deal with failure, and how they focus on creative thinking.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, Autonomous Vehicles

1 Panel
Pioneers 19: Will We Become a Trans Planetary Species?
YouTube
August 15, 2019
On a panel discussion with Pete Worden and Jane Poynter on the topic "Will we become a trans planetary species?"

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Innovation

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