Dr. Mohamed Al Fairuz

Title:Assistant Professor
Room #:2016-B
Ext. #:2965

Fields of Interest:

Online Security - Web Application Usability, Acceptability and Scalability - Web authentication mechanisms - Technology Acceptance


B.Sc. Information Systems (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
M.Sc. Information Technology (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Ph.D. Computing Science (University of Glasgow, UK)
Dr. Mohamed Al Faiurz received his MSc degree in Information Technology (Web Applications) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2003. He was awarded Ph.D. degree in Computing Science in 2011, from University of Glasgow, UK. He is currently an assistant professor in the college of Economics and Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
Dr. Mohamed Al Fairuz research spans technical and policy issues of web applications development, including security, usability, scalability, maintainability, and acceptability. Currently, he is interested in enabling multi-channel authentication mechanisms on web-applications. The main area of focus is online banking but the same methods and tools are often applied to other web-applications as well. He is also currently working on forming an e-assessing solution that would greatly enhance the assessments delivered to students in the universities. Prior to joining Sultan Qaboos University, Al Fairuz worked at the Y2K task force and the High Committee for National Day.

Selected Publications:

  • Mohamed Al Fairuz and Karen Renaud. Multi-Channel, Multi-level Authentication for More Secure eBanking. ISSA 2010. Johannesburg, South Africa. 2-4 August, 2010
  • K Renaud, R Cooper and M Al Fairuz Support Architecture for Multi-Channel, Multi-Factor Authentication, e-commerce 2007 IADIS International Conference e-commerce 2007 Algarve, Portugal, 7-9 December 2007