Work Experience

Teacher / Chairman / Dean / Data Scientist

  • Repeatedly delivered enterprise goals in dynamic and changing environments.
  • Proven achievements in management of entire business sectors. Confirmed mastery of leadership roles in large-size organization.
  • Extensive management background in multi-cultural environments.

Consultation | Achievements | Publications

Dean

COLLEGE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

February 2015 - Present

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

​Transformation of the College, and its constituent three Departments, to accommodate rapid changes in the Computing and discipline by adopting and implementing a sustainable operational environment.

DIRECTOR OF SUMMER PROGRAM

June 2016 - September 2016 & June 2017 - September 2017

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

​Oversee the successful execution and operation of the Summer semester in the University. Handling course offerings, managing University resources and engaging with the Industry to ensure smooth operation of student training and internship.

CHAIRMAN

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION & COMPUTER SCIENCE

September 2010 - February 2015

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

​Productive 5 years in management and administration of an academic department encompassing 29 Faculty members and an average of 480 students. The gap in nationally available professionals in Cyber Security was realized and resources were engaged immediately to fill this gap.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION & COMPUTER SCIENCE

September 2008 - August - 2010

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

​Software developer by passion, computer educator by profession. Teaching computing theory, programming and computer graphics. Assumed the regular responsibilities of a faculty member in a higher education institution gathering extensive experience in teaching computing related courses

PHD STUDENT

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2003 - 2008

The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

​Specialization in Information Visualization, an integral sub-field of Data Science and Analytics that addresses visual data analytics. Worked with a vibrant research group during my PhD studies. Supervised by a highly sited researcher in my specialization field. Engaged with field experts from all around the world.

LECTURER

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION & COMPUTER SCIENCE

2000 - 2003

King Fahd University of Petroleum &Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia

​Engagement with students to brush up their knowledge and skills in computing. Brushing up my teaching skills by engaging with undergraduate and graduate level students through practicum lab sessions and working with faculty members on research topics.