Associate Professor Anas Aloudat @ The American University in the Emirates

Dr. Anas Aloudat is an Associate Professor, at the College of Computer Information Technology, the American University in the Emirates. Dr. Anas holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technology, from the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 2011; a Master of Science in Computing, from the University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2003, and a Bachelor of Science in Computing, from Mu’tah University in Karak, Jordan 1993. Dr. Anas has previously been employed as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, and as Associate Professor at the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. He has published extensively in various journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. His research interests include Government informatics, the social implications of the emerging technologies, national security and emergency management, as well as research related to social media, big data, biometrics and location-based services. Dr. Anas serves as a reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He has also served as a consultant for several organizations and leading consultancy companies in Jordan and in Yemen, on IST business solutions, information management, business intelligence and quality issues in higher education.

Anas completed his PhD in 2011 on the topic of location-based emergency management.

Sherien Khachiche Director of Recruitment Marketing at Nova Southeastern University 2017

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Sherien Khachiche, is a 2011 graduand from the University of Wollongong, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology Honours, majoring in E‐ business Management. Supervised by Dr. Katina Michael, her Honours thesis topic was “The Business Ethics of Online Social Networking in Human Resource Management Practices; recruiting and retaining employees in Australia”. Presenting at her first conference, Sherien’s research strength and focus is business ethics and their contribution to social media use in organisations. Her research thesis on the privacy and legal issues surrounding the use of social media sites such as Facebook in the human resource management processes of recruiting, retaining and terminating employees.

She is working towards completing her Master of Project Management – Master of International Business, and will be commencing her Doctor of Philosophy in 2014. She currently holds the position of Domestic Admissions Officer with UniAdvice at the University of Wollongong, ITC Limited. Privy to this she was a Customer Service Assistance in the Coles Group. Together, she also holds 8 ongoing years of customer service experience. Throughout her education, Sherien has also completed an internship with IBM Australia and has worked as a volunteer member for the Kidz Wish Foundation Australia.

Sherien was the Director of Recruitment Marketing, Communications and Publications at Nova Southeastern University in 2017, adding to her experience at the University of Wollongong Enterprises where she was first a Domestic Admissions Officer and then Marketing, Recruitment and Communications Coordinator.