Vice Presid​​ent for Graduate Studies and Research​​​​​


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​​​​​Name:  Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Alawairdhi

Job Title​: Vice Rector of GraduateStudies and Research​

Address:

   Saudi Electronic University.

   P.O box 93499 Riyadh 11637.

   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Email​: malawairdhi@seu.edu.sa​​



Education

  • ​PhD in Computer Science (2009).

          Faculty of Technology , De Montfort University, UK

          Major: Software Engineering. 

  • MSc in Computer Science (2000).

          College of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Chico, USA  ​

  • ​BSc in information Systems (1996).

          College of Computer and Information Sciences King Saud University, Saudi Arabia            


Professional Experience

- Dean (7/2012 – 9/2017):

  College of Computing & Informatics, Saudi Electronic University.

  • Member of the university establishment committee.
  • Manager of the university ERP project.
  • General Supervisor for the university Contact Center 

- Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies & Research (12/2010 – 7/2012​):

   College of Computer & Information Sciences, Al-Imam Muhammed Bin Saud University.

  • Head of the College Research Center.
  • Head of the Graduate Studies Committee.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the University Unit for Science & Technology.
  • Acting Vise-Dean of Quality and Development for one year.

- Associate Professor (12/2016 – Present):   

  Computer Science Dept., College of computing &informatics, Saudi Electronic University

- Assistant Professor (8/2016 – 12/2016):

  Computer Science Dept., College of computing &informatics, Saudi Electronic University

- Assistant Professor (1/2010 – 8/2016):

  Computer Science Dept.,  College of Computer & Information Sciences, Al-Imam University     ​

- Lecturer (4/2004 – 1/2010):

  Computer Science Dept.,  College of Computer & Information Sciences, Al-Imam University 

  • Vice-Chair of the Computer Science Department.
  • Managed all IT infrastructure projects in the college.

- Technical Support Specialist (6/2003 – 4/2004):                                            

   Information Services department Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF).

  • Managed the implementation of a workflow management system in SIDF departments.
  • Provided technical support for networking and email systems.
  • Managed the implementation of a “Help Desk", SIDF website development and email archiving projects.

- Lecturer (4/2000 – 6/2003):

  Computer & Information Programs dept., Institute of Public Administration, Riyadh.              

  • Chaired the training committee for computer operators program.
  • Provided IT consultation for some government agencies.

- Assistant Teacher (3/1996 – 6/1997):

  Computer Center,  Institute of Public Administration, Riyadh. 

- Trainer -Part-time (10/2000 – 1/2005):

  Training Center, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.    

- Show Host – Part Time (2/2001 – 8/2005):

   Saudi TV and Radio Riyadh:

  • Prepared and presented a program about IT in the Saudi TV, Riyadhiah channel, named "Net" for three years.
  • Prepared and presented 2 programs about IT in Radio Riyadh Arabic section named "Alam Al-Hasoob" and "Al-alam Al-ragami" for one year.
  • Prepared a program about IT for Radio Riyadh English section named "Radio Online" for 2 years.


Training ​

  • Leadership Strategic Thinking and Influence 3 months' program 

Leadership Center, Institute of Public Administration, 2017, Saudi Arabia

  • Organization KPI's

National Center for Government Agencies KPIs , 2017, Saudi Arabia

  • Strategic Thinking for Operational Management
  • High impact Leadership

Learning Tree International, 2014-2015, Toronto, Canada

  • Building World Class Universities

Toronto University, 2013, Toronto, Canada

  • Strategic Planning
  • Trainers Skills Improvement
  • Designing and Preparing Training Programs and Materials 
  • Consultation Skills Improvement

Institute of Public Administration, 2000-2014, Saudi Arabia

  • Business Process Re-engineering for Competitive Advantage
  • Project Management: Skills for Success

Learning Tree International, 2007-2009, London, United Kingdom

  • Planning and Managing Research
  • Beginning to Teach in Higher Education

De Montfort University, 2005-2009, Leicester, United Kingdom

 

Other Activities   

  • Board Member of the non-profit “Computer" association.

  • Member of the Saudi Economic Association for giving free public seminars and talks.

  • Part-time consultant, the Saudi e-Government Program "Yesser", 2013.

  • Member of in the Higher committee in the first international conference ​in Blended Learning, Saudi Electronic University, Saudi Arabia, 2017

  • PhD students' representative, Faculty of Technology​​​​, DE Montfort University, UK, 2008.   

  • Member of in the media committee in the 2nd and 3rd students' scientific conference in the United Kingdom, 2007-2008.

  • Member of the media committee of the international conference “Islam Stand against terrorism", Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2004.​


Research Interests​

  • Software engineering: evolution, reengineering.

  • Business Process Reengineering: IT role, modeling, simulation.

  • Ubiquitous computing: sensor-based applications, smart environments, RFID.

  • Human Computer Interaction: culture and cyberspace. ​


Publications​

  • M. Alawairdhi, "IT Enabled Blended Learning for Imparting Practical Education: An Empirical Study", International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, VOL.16 No.5, 2016.

  • M. Alawairdhi, “Assessment of student's perception and teaching methodology of Software Engineering Course (Undergraduate) at Universities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2016.

  • M. Alawairdhi, "Static analysis based business logic modelling from legacy system code", International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications, Tunis, Tunisia, June 2015.

  • M. Alawairdhi, “Pro-BluCRM; A Proactive Customer Relationship Management System Using Bluetooth", International Science Index Vol.8 No:4,  April 2014.

  •  H. Li1, , Y. Xue1 J. Yue, N. He, H. Yang, M. Alawairdhi, “Interoperability Test Modelling and Generation Based on Extended Petri Net Incorporating Non-Determinisim", Journal of Computers Vol. 23, No. 3, October 2012.

  • M. Aldhekhail, M.Alawairdhi, A. Ahmed, A,Chikh, “A novel Approach for Designing an E-Learning Pattern Language", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS, Vol. 6, No. 3, July 2012.

  • M.Alawairdhi, “Assessment of student's perception and teaching methodology of Software Engineering Course (Undergraduate) at Universities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, accepted in April 2014.

  • M. Ramzan , M.Alawairdhi, “CLOUD EXPEDITE: A Novel Generic Business Model for Emerging Paradigm Shift in Cloud Computing", Life Science Journal, Vol. 6 No. 3, 2014.

  • E. Khan, M.Alawairdhi, “Intelligent Agent Based Mapping of Software Requirement Specification to Design Model", Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol.6 No. 630-637, 2013.

  • F.Chen, D.Tang, H.Yang, M.Alawairdhi, “A Precondition-based Approach to Workflow Oriented Software Re-engineering", Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol.11, No.1, 2014.

  • M. Alawairdhi, E.Aleisa, , "A Scenario-Based Approach for Requirements Elicitation for Software Systems Complying with the Utilization of Ubiquitous Computing Technologies," Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW), 2011 IEEE 35th Annual , vol.18, no.22, July 2011.

  • M. Al-Akhras, M. Alawairdhi, D. Beidas, "Search in Multimedia Databases Using Similarity Distance", IJIIP, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010.

  • M. Alawairdhi, E.Aleisa, and H. Yang, “Ubiquitous Technologies and Software Evolution: A business Logic Perspective," in the IADIS International Conference (Informatics 2010) , Freiburg, Germany, July 2010.

  • M. Alawairdhi and H. Yang, “A Business-Logic Based Framework for Evolving Software Systems," in the 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (IEEE COMPSA'09), Seattle, Washington, USA, July 2009.

  • M. Alawairdhi and H. Yang, “A Reengineering Approach for Software Systems Complying with the Utilization of Pervasive Computing Technologies," in the 3rd International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS 2009) Leipzig, Germany, March 2009.

  • M. Alawairdhi and H. Yang, “A Reengineering Approach for Software Systems Complying with the Utilization of Pervasive Computing Technologies," Communications of SIWN, Vol. 6, April 2009, pp. 139-143.

  • M. Alawairdhi, H. Yang, and M. AL-Akhras, "BlueCRM: A New Trend of Customer Relationship Management Systems " in The 12th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, Kunming, China, 2008.

  • ​M. Alawairdhi and H. Yang,, “Proactive Customer Relationship Management System Using Bluetooth-enabled Devices," in the EPSRC UK-China Network Workshop, Shandong University, Jinan, China, April 2007. ​