Honorary Fellow Dr Roba Abbas

Dr Roba Abbas is an Honorary Fellow with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She completed her Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded Doctor of Philosophy on the topic of Location-Based Services Regulation in 2012, earning special commendations for her thesis titled Location-Based Services Regulation in Australia: A Socio-Technical Approach.

Abbas also graduated with first class Honours and Distinction in Information and Communication Technology (majoring in Business Information Systems) from the University of Wollongong Australia in 2006, earning a place on the Faculty of Informatics Dean's Merit List.

She has a strong interest in socio-technical theory, social media, and location-enabled technologies. Abbas has co-edited the Privacy and Security Issues in Social Networks section in the Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, and has previously co-edited a special issue in Cases on Information Technology on the Social Implications of Emerging Technologies. Abbas has written numerous papers most recently for Computer Law and Security Review and IT and People. She has also lectured and tutored in ICT, and has over five years industry experience in product management and enterprise information architecture.

See also: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/06/11/2922784.htm

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.