Prof. Dr. Fuad Kittaneh

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Keynote speaker: Fuad Kittaneh, Professor of Mathematics, Jordan University



Various arithmetic-geometric mean inequalities for matrices

Motivated by the fact that the Heinz mean of two positive real numbers interpolates between the geometric and arithmetic means of these numbers, we present various forms of the arithmetic_ geometric mean inequality for unitarily invariant norms. A relevant question of Bourin is discussed and related trace inequalities of the Ando-Hiai-Okubo type are also presented.

About the Author:

Prof. Fuad A. Kittaneh earned his B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Jordan (UJ) in 1976, his M.Sc. in Mathematics from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 1978, and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., in 1982.

Dr. Kittaneh began his academic career as Research Assistant at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (1976-1977), and became an Instructor soon after (1977-1978). He also served as Associate Instructor at Indiana University (1978-1982), Assistant Professor at United Arab Emirates University  (1982-1987), Assistant Professor at Kuwait University (1987-1989), and Associate Professor at Kuwait University (1989-1990). In addition, he was a Visiting Scholar at Indiana University (1990-1991).

Dr. Kittaneh joined UJ as Associate Professor in 1991, where he was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1994.

He also taught at a number of private universities in Jordan, including Petra University (1998-1999), Al-Zaytoonah University (2005-2006), and Al-Ahliyya Amman University (2013-2014).

Dr. Kittaneh is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Jordan, and he has held different administrative positions at UJ, including Chairman of the Mathematics Department (2000-2005), Dean of Academic Research (2009-2010), Acting Vice President for Scientific Research, Graduate Studies, and Quality (September - October 2010), Dean of the Faculty of Science (2011-2012), and President of Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research at the University of Jordan (2008- 2012). He was also the Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at Al-Ahliyya Amman University (2013-2014).

Dr. Kittaneh is a member of many professional societies including the American Mathematical Society, and a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews and Zentralblatt MATH. He is also a referee for many leading mathematical journals of highest international reputation. 

Dr. Kittaneh has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences in 25 countries around the world including Jordan. 

He has been invited to give talks at several international leading universities and institutes, including Tohokou University, the University of Toronto, the Indian Statistical Institute, and the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Kittaneh serves on the editorial boards of 20 international mathematical journals, most of which are indexed in Scopus or ISI, including Algebra, Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis, Bulletin of Mathematical Analysis and Application, Filomat, ISRN Algebra, Journal of Inequalities and Applications, Journal of Inequalities in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Operators and Matrices, The Scientific World Journal, and Special Issues of Linear Algebra and its Applications in honor of Rajendra Bhatia and Roger Horn.

Dr. Kittaneh is the recipient of many national and international awards and honors. He was awarded Abdul Hameed Shoman Prize for Young Arab Scientists (1987), TWAS Associate Membership Scheme at Centers of Excellence in the South (1995), Ministry of Higher Education Prize for Distinguished Scientific Research (2003), Scopus Certificate Award (2009), the University of Jordan Prize for Distinguished Researcher (2012), Ali Mango Award for Distinguished Researcher (2014), and the Faculty of Science Award for Distinguished Researcher (2015).

He was also a member of the Selection Committee of the King Faisal International Prize in Science (November 2001 and December 2005), and a participant in the EU Marie Curie Program of Transfer of Knowledge at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences  (August-September 2008 and May-June 2009).

Dr. Kittaneh has supervised the theses of more than 70 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.


Dr. Kittaneh is a highly accomplished scholar with more than 140 research papers published in ISI mathematical journals of high quality. These papers are in the fields of Functional Analysis, Matrix Analysis, and Operator Theory. Some of these papers were written jointly with very famous mathematicians, such as Koenraad Audenaert, Rajendra Bhatia, Albrecht Bottcher, Jean-Christophe Bourin, Chandler Davis, Roger A. Horn, Hideki Kosaki, Ren-Cang Li, Josip Pecaric, and Takeaki Yamazaki.