Department Faculty
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  • Dr. Saqib Ali

  • Title: Associate Professor and Head of the Department
  • Office No. 2010
  • Ext. 1858
  • Email: saqib@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Information Systems Security - Cyber Security for Cyber Physical Systems - Industrial Informatics - Business Processes and Automation
  • Education: 
    • Ph.D. Computer Science (La Trobe, Melbourne, Australia)
    • M.Sc. Information Systems (La Trobe, Melbourne, Australia)
    • B. Engineering (Computer Software) (SYICT Shenyang, P.R. China)
 
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  • Prof. Kamla Ali Al Busaidi

  • Title: Professor
  • Office No. 2013
  • Ext. 2931
  • Email: kamlaa@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Knowledge Management Systems - Knowledge Economy - ICT investments- Electronic Learning - Information Systems Acceptance - Information Systems deployment in the Middle East
  • Education: 
    • Ph.D. Management of Information Systems (Claremont Graduate University, USA)
    • M.Sc. Information Systems Management (Duquesne University, USA)
    • B.Sc. Information Systems (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
 
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  • Dr. Hafedh Ibrahim Al-Shihi

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office No. 2006
  • Ext. 2974
  • Email: hafedh@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Electronic Government & Electronic Commerce - Mobile Government and Mobile Commerce - Research Process in Information Systems - Technology/Innovation Adoption and Dissemination - Communication Skills
  • Education: 
    • Ph.D. E-Government (Victoria University, Australia)
    • M.Sc. Computer and Information Systems (University of Detroit, USA)
    • B.Sc. Information Systems (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
 
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  • Dr. Taisira Hazeem Al-Balushi

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office No. 2008
  • Ext. 1849
  • Email: taisira@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Software Engineering - Requirements Engineering - Software Quality - Ontologies - Quality Metrics - Business Process Modelling
  • Education: 
    • B.Sc. Information Systems (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
    • M.Sc. Computer and Information Systems (University of Detroit, USA)
    • Ph.D. Software Quality (University of Manchester, UK)
 
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  • Dr. Ali Tarhini

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office No. 2018
  • Ext. 2911
  • Email: alitarhini@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Big Data, Cloud Computing, IoT, Knowledge Management, Cross-Cultural Issues in Information Systems, Consumer Behavior, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Customers Service, Digital Education, E-business and Technology Adoption.
  • Education: 
    • Ph.D. Information Systems (Brunel University London, UK)
    • M.Sc. E-Commerce (University of Essex, UK)
    • B.Sc. Computer Science (American University of Culture & Education, Lebanon)
 
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  • Dr. Md Mahbubur Rahim

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office No. 2014
  • Ext. 6711
  • Email: r.mahbubur@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: eBusiness, ICT enabled sustainability, ICT adoption, e-government, social media, cloud computing systems, research methodology
  • Education: 
    • PhD in Information Systems (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
    • Masters in Computer Science (University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BUET, Bangladesh)
 
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  • Dr. Jamil Darwish Al-Shaqsi

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office No. 2015
  • Ext. 2848
  • Email: alshaqsi@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Machine Learning - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. - Clustering Techniques and Algorithms. - Clustering Ensembles. - Mining DNA micro-array data for clustering cancers
  • Education: 
    • B.Sc. Information Systems (SQU, Oman)
    • M.Sc. Applied Information Technology (Monash University, Australia)
    • Ph.D. Computing Sciences (University of East Anglia, UK)
 
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  • Dr. Abdul Khalique Shaikh

  • Title: Assistant Professor & Director of Postgraduate Studies
  • Office No. 2011
  • Ext. 2928
  • Email: shaikh@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Social Network Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Governance, Data Security and Data Risk Management, Knowledge Management, E-Participation, Semantic Network, Relational Analysis, Blockchain Technology, Grid/Cloud Computing.
  • Education: 
    • Ph.D. Information Technology (Monash University Australia)
    • M.Sc. Computer & Information Systems (University of Detroit Mercy USA)
    • B.Sc. Engineering (Electronics) (NED University of Engg. & Tech. Karachi)
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    Dr. Shaikh is an Assistant Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies associated with the Department of Information Systems at Sultan Qaboos University. He has a strong skill set and experience gained from working in both academia and industry that endows him with a broad background and a unique perspective on research & teaching. His diverse experience has been instrumental in shaping him as a research scientist and educator in the IT field.Prior to arriving Oman, Dr. Shaikh was working in MIMOS Berhad Malaysia, the National R&D Centre in ICT under Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. During his tenure at MIMOS, he had successfully disclosed an innovative Patent on causal relationships using social networking functions and successfully completed an Anti Money Laundering Solution (Proof of Concept) for a Financial Institution.

    Dr. Shaikh has received his PhD degree from a highly reputable Australian University Monash in 2013 and Master degree from University of Detroit USA with distinction. He has published several journal articles, conference papers, and also serves as a team member of Editorial board and as a  reviewer at international journals and conferences. He has been awarded a Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Australia for PhD studies, President Scholarship for Undergraduate degree and Merit Award in Software Process Management from the Department of Homeland Security USA.

    Honors & Awards:
    Best Teaching award  Sultan Qaboos University AY 2020-2021

    Disclosed a Patent on functions of Social Network Analytics

    Cisco Certified Network Associated (CCNA)

    Merit Award in Software Process Management

    Obtained GPA 3.9/4.0, M.Sc (Computer & Information System) USA

    Honor of President Merit scholarship for Bachelor of Engineering undergraduate academic degree

    Award of Higher Degree Research scholarship for PhD at Australian Monash University

 
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  • Dr. Waqas Aman

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office No. 2016-B
  • Ext. 2965
  • Email: waqas@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Security in IoT-based Smart Critical Infrastructure, Security Architecture and Design, Security and Privacy Concerns in Big Data, Runtime Ontologies, Software Security Testing and Assurance, Information Security Education and Awareness, Adaptive Security and Risk Management.
  • Education: 
    • Ph.D. Information Security – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
    • M.S. Information Security – National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
    • B.S. Computer Science – University of Peshawar, Pakistan
 
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  • Dr. Aqdas Malik

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office No. 2012
  • Ext. 1976
  • Email: a.malik@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), User Interface Design and Evaluation, Social Media Analytics, Social Informatics, Computer Mediated Communication
  • Education: 
    • Ph.D. Human-Computer Interaction (Aalto University, Finland)
    • M.Sc. Advanced Information Systems (Hanken School of Economics, Finland)
 
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  • Sumaiya Mohammed Al-Siyabi

  • Title: Coordination & Follow-Up & Archive Specialist
  • Office No. 2009
  • Ext. 1867
  • Email: sumaiyas@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: 
  • Education: 
 
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  • Nasser Saif Al-Yarobi

  • Title: Technician & Webmaster
  • Office No. 2016 - C
  • Ext. 1970
  • Email: n.alyarabi1@squ.edu.om
  • Field of Interest: 
  • Education: 
    • B.Sc. Information Systems (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)