Mohammad Adam
Dr. Mohammad Adm
In January 2016, I received my doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Konstanz in Germany with the highest grade summa cum laude. In May 2016 under the program Bridge Fellowship, I was also awarded a fellowship by the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz. From May to August 2016 and in January 2017, I worked as a researcher at the excellence center of research (Zukunftskolleg) at the University of Konstanz and during the winter semester 2016/2017, I have restarted my academic career as assistant professor at the Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron, Palestine. Finally, I had the great honor to be awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the DAAD under the distinguished program Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European Union. The support is provided for 18 months of which the first 12 months (01.02.2017 – 31.01.2018) were spent at the University of Regina in Canada and the remaining 6 months (01.02.2018 – 31.07.2018) at the University of Konstanz in Germany (reintegration phase). According to the DAAD statistics, I am the first Palestinian and the second Arab to be awarded the P.R.I.M.E. fellowship since it has been launched. In 2018, among more than 400 applicants from Germany and the Arab countries, I beside 13 scientists were selected for the membership of the ArabGerman Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA).
Currently, I am an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Palestine Polytechnic University. My responsibilities as an assistant professor at the Palestine Polytechnic University include academic leadership in research, teaching, and faculty professional development. I am a group leader of the cooperative research group "Linear Algebra and Matrix Analysis" at the Palestine Polytechnic University and an active member of the Discrete Mathematics Research Group at the University of Regina in Canada. I have collaborators in Canada, China, Germany, Jordan, Palestine, and USA.
My broad research interests are in matrix theory, linear and multilinear algebra, graph theory, and combinatorics.
Current mailing address:
Dr. Mohammad Adm
Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics
Palestine Polytechnic University
Hebron, Westbank
Palestine
Emails:
moh_95@ppu.edu
mjamathe@yahoo.com
Teaching:
 Calculus I
 Calculus II
 Calculus III
 Real Analysis
 Linear Algebra
 Ordinary differential equations
 Introductory statistics
 Operations researches
 Finite mathematics
 Mathematics for Engineers
 Probability and Statistics
 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
 General Mathematics for Occupational Therapy
Awards:
 Palestine Islamic Bank Prize for the best Research Group at Palestine Polytechnic University, 2018 (with Ms. Khawla Muhtaseb and Mr. Ayed AbdulGhani).
 Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.) awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Feb. 2017  July 2018.
 Bridge fellowship awarded by the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz, May 2016  Jan. 2017.
 Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to attain the Doctoral degree in mathematics at the University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, April 2012  March 2016.
 Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to attain the M.Sc.degree in mathematics at The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, Sep. 2009 – Aug. 2011.
 Scholarship awarded by Hebron University for excellence students of the university, full funding of the B. Sc. studies, Jan. 2005 – June 2008.
 First position among the graduates of the entire The University of Jordan, 2011.
 First position among the graduates of the entire Hebron University, 2008.
 One of the best graduates of all Palestinian universities in 2008.
Theses:
 Ph.D.: Perturbation and intervals of totally nonnegative matrices and related properties of sign regular matrices. University of Konstanz, 2016, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Garloff.
 M.Sc.: Geometrical relations between the zeros and critical points of polynomials, The University of Jordan, 2011, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fuad Kittaneh.
Publicatuions:
 Bounds and majorization relations for the critical points of polynomials, Linear Algebra Appl., 436, 2494 – 2503, 2012 (with F. Kittaneh).
 Intervals of totally nonnegative matrices, Linear Algebra Appl., 439, 3796 – 3806, 2013 (with J. Garloff).
 Invariance of total nonnegativity of a tridiagonal matrix under elementwise perturbation, Oper. Matrices, 8 (1), 129 – 137, 2014 (with J. Garloff).
 Improved tests and characterizations of totally nonnegative matrices, Electron. J. Linear Algebra, 27, 588 – 610, 2014 (with J. Garloff).
 Invariance of total positivity of a matrix under entrywise perturbation and completion problems, in: A Panorama of Mathematics: Pure and Applied, Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 658, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, pp. 115126, 2016 (with J. Garloff).
 Total nonnegativity of matrices related to polynomial roots and poles of rational functions, J. Math. Anal. Appl., 434, 780 – 797, 2016 (with J. Garloff and J. Titi).
 Intervals of special sign regular matrices, Linear and Multilinear Algebra, 64, 14241444, 2016 (with J. Garloff).
 A survey of classes of matrices possessing the interval property and related properties, Reliable Computing, 22, 1 – 10, 2016 (with J. Garloff and J. Titi).
 Total nonnegativity of the extended Perron complement, Linear Algebra Appl., 508, 214 – 224, 2016 (with J. Garloff).
 Invariance of total nonnegativity of a matrix under entrywise perturbation and subdirect sum of totally nonnegative matrices, Linear Algebra Appl., 514, 222  233, 2017 (with J. Garloff).

Ovoids of generalized quadrangles of order (q, q^{2}  q) and delsarte cliques in related strongly regular graphs, Comb. Des., 26 (5), 249  263, 2018 (with Discrete Mathematics Research Group, University of Regina, Canada).

Further applications of the Cauchon algorithm to rank determination and bidiagonal factorization, Linear Algebra Appl., 545, 240  255, 2018 (with K. Al Muhtaseb, A. Abdel Ghani, S. Fallat, and J. Garloff).

Total nonnegativity of finite Hurwitz matrices and root location of polynomials, J. Math. Anal. Appl., 467, 148  170, 2018 (with J. Garloff and M. Tyaglov).

The maximum multiplicity of the largest kth eigenvalue in a matrix whose graph is acyclic or unicyclic, Discrete Mathematics, 342, 2924  2950, 2019 (with S. Fallat),

Achievable multiplicity partitions in the inverese eigenvalue problem of a graph, Special Matrices, 7, 276  290, 2019 (with S. Fallat, K. Meagher, S. Nasserasr, S. Plosker, and B. Yang).

Relaxing the nonsingularity assumption for intervals of totally nonnegative matrices, Electron. J. Linear Algebra, 36, 106  123, 2020 (with K. Al Muhtaseb, A. Abdel Ghani, and J. Garloff).

Weakly Hadmard digonalizable graphs, Submitted, 2020 (with K. Muhtaseb, S. Fallat, K. Meagher, S. Nasserasr, M. Shirazi, and A. Razafimahatratra).

Nonsingular sign regular matrices with signature (1, 1, ..., 1, 1), to be submitted soon (with J. Garloff).
Significant contributions:
Talks in conferences:
 Relations between the zeros and critical points of polynomials, Third Palestinian Conference on Modern Trends in Mathematics and Physic, Hebron, Palestine,1618 July, 2012.
 Intervals of sign regular matrices, 8th Small Workshop on Interval Methods (SWIM 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, 911 June, 2015.
 Total nonnegativity of matrices related to polynomial roots and poles of rational functions, MATTRIAD 2015, Coimbra, Portugal, 711 September, 2015.
 Application of the Cauchon Algorithm to sign regular matrices, 20th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS 2016), Leuven, Belgium, 1115 July, 2016.
 Zeros and poles localization of polynomials and rational functions and total nonnegativity of structured matrices, 7th European Congress of Mathematics (7ECM), Berlin, Germany, 1822 July, 2016.
 Zeros and poles localization of polynomials and rational functions and total nonnegativity of structured matrices, Fifth Palestinian Conference on Modern Trends in Mathematics and Physics (PCMTMPV), Jenin, Palestine, 31 July  2 August, 2016 (invited speaker).

Optimal determinantal criteria for and intervals of totally nonnegative matrices, The Prairie Discrete Mathematics Workshop (PDMW), Living Skies Conference Centre Lumsden, Saskatchewan (near Regina), Canada, June 25, 2017. (Invited speaker).

Efficient determinantal tests for sign regular matrices, 14th Annual PIMS Young Researchers Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 58, 2017.

A novel method for determining the rank of a matrix, Special Western Canada Linear Algebra meeting, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery, Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 79, 2017 (Invited speaker).

Recent applications of the Cauchon algorithm to totally nonnegative matrices, Meeting of International Linear Algebra Society: Connections (ILAS 2017), Iowa State University, Iowa, USA, July 2428, 2017.

On the eigenvalues of acyclic matrices, Joint Mathematic Meeting (JMM 2018), San Diego, California, USA, January 1013, 2018.

Root location of polynomials whose finite Hurwitz matrix is totally nonnegative, Sixth Palestinian Conference on Modern Trends in Mathematics and Physic (PCMTMPVI), Tulkarem, Palestine, August 58, 2018 (Invited speaker).

On the zero forcing game and maximum nullity of matrices whose graph is acyclic or unicyclic with q negative eigenvalues, Birzeit 2018 Conference "Applied Mathematics and Random Structures", Ramallah, Palestine, August 2730, 2018 (Invited speaker).
Membership in Academic Organizations:
 ArabGerman Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA)
 Palestine Young Academy (founding committee)
 International Linear Algebra Society (ILAS)
Journal Reviews:
 Linear Algebra and its Applications Journal.
 Linear and Multilinear Algebra Journal.
 Discrete Mathematics Journal
 Special Matrices Journal
 Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM).
 Mathematical Reviews.
 Special Matrices