CUD engages in high-level COVID-19 research, contributing to pandemic efforts

Tuesday, August 31, 2021: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is pleased to have contributed to the recent publication of “Forecasting Covid-19: SARMA-ARCH approach", an article authored by Dr. Firuz Kamalov (Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Canadian University Dubai) and Dr. Fadi Thabtah (School of Digital Technologies, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand).

The research article demonstrates CUD’s continuous efforts to engage in high level COVID-19 research, providing effective solutions to the global and regional challenges brought on by the pandemic.

Published in Health and Technology (Springer), the article can be accessed online here .

Forecasting the number of COVID-19 cases is a crucial tool in public health policy. In his research, Dr. Firuz proposes a new approach to forecasting the number of new cases in the United Arab Emirates. The proposed method is based on seasonal autoregressive moving average model and produces highly accurate results. By constructing models that are based on a careful analysis of correlation plots and residual analysis, this research will assist health officials to highly accurate population data that leads to more reliable outcomes that can be used to better anticipate and plan for new cases of COVID-19.

Dr. Firuz’s recent work speaks to CUD’s ongoing collaborative research efforts, expanding our reach beyond borders and growing an extensive global network of expert faculty, researchers, and educators who wish to work together by sharing ideas and providing effective solutions to international challenges.

Our progress in this regard has earned CUD global recognition and has provided opportunities for students and faculty members to expand their horizons and build key relationships to help make a difference in the world.