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.

IEEE ISTAS10 Incorporating Local Student Talent at UOW

I could not have been more proud of my four PhDs presenting at IEEE ISTAS10. I could not have hoped for a more hardworking group of research students. Anas, Roba and Jennifer received their PhDs a few years ago now, and Alex is at the final stages of writing up (he was a few days into his PhD when he presented at ISTAS)! Among the remaining highlights were my two Social Impact of Technology students, Haralambos and Belinda who presented on emerging location based social networking apps. Belinda accompanied me to a lecture delivered by Professor Kevin Warwick at the University of Sydney a few months before ISTAS-- and these third year students could well have gone into research had they not been snapped up by industry. Looking back, I reflect on the professionalism of all my students.