Curriculum Vitae

Biography

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the Islamic University of Gaza in Palestine 2000, a Master degree in Electronic-Business from the University pf Salento (ex. University of Lecce) in Italy 2002 and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium 2012. My main research interests are in Big Data Science, Social Media Analysis, Web Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction, in particular the engineering of Web information systems and applications that involve Web, Web content and Web technology, and End-User Modelling,  Web Usability evaluation, Adaptation and Personalization. Previously, I got Ph.D. with a thesis on Development of a Usability Evaluation Framework for Web Mashup Makers for End-Users, had several  technical, software development, academic, research, managerial and consultancy jobs with academic institutions, industry, consultancy firms and international organizations in several countries (e.g. VUB, Tematea, Ophtacare in Belgium, IUG, Jawwal, UNRWA and QOU in Palestine,UniLe and Safarital in Italy, IUCN in Switzerland and  CEEweb in Hungary). Currently, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Information Technology – in the Islamic University of Gaza , Gaza, Palestine. I teach Bachelor and Master courses in Computer Science, I supervise graduate projects and Master theses, also I work on reseach on Big Data and Knowledge Discovery and Analytics, Knowledge Engineering and Social Media analytics.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science,.WISE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Belgium, 2012.
  • Master of Electronic-Business Management,  EBMS, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy 2002.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic university of Gaza 2000.

Professional Curriculum

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology, IUG. Gaza, 2014 – Present.
  • ICT Consultant,  IUCN, NFTE, OphtaCare, CEEWeb, EMEATrade, Brussels Smart City Project, Belgium, 2012 – 2014.
  • Researcher,  WISE lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel VUB, Belgium, 2006 – 2012.
  • Lecturer of Information Technology courses,Faculty of Information Technolog, IUG. Gaza, 2003 – 2005.
  • Technical support Engineer, Pal-Cel Jawwal, Gaza, Palestine. 2000 – 2001.

Languages       

  • Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking of Arabic and English,
  • Very good  in reading, writing, and speaking of French and Italian.

Awards

  • Master Program scholarship from The University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, 2001-2002.
  • Full PhD scholarship from The Belgian Technical Corporation BTC, Brussels, Belgium, 2008-2012.

Affiliations

  • Founder memebr of The Union of Palestinian-European Engineers , Pal-Teck Europe, Hannover, Germany, since 2013 
  • Member of The Palestinian Engineer Association – Gaza, Palestine since 2000.