Dr. Jinan Fiaidhi

Dr. Jinan Fiaidhi


Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8224
Office Location: 
AT 5015, ATAC Building, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada
Academic Qualifications: 
  • PgD in Computer Science (Essex,UK)
  • PhD (in Computer Science (Brunel,UK)
  • MBCS, ISP, IEEE Senior Member, PEng


Date joined Lakehead: 
December 2001
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Graduate Seminar, Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures, C/C++/Java/Android/iPhone, Multimedia Programming, Mobile Learning, Data Mining, Collaborative Learning, Social Networking, Semantic Web Applications, Internet of Things (Sensors Detection).


Research Interests: 
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning
  • Web Mining and Web Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Health Informatics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Social Web/Networking and Crowdsourcing Programming  

Research Positions 



    Dr. Jinan Fiaidhi is a full Professor and the Graduate Coordinator with the Department of Computer
    Science, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada since late 2001. She is also an Adjunct Research
    Professor with the University of Western Ontario. She received her graduate degrees in Computer
    Science from Essex University (PgD 1983) and Brunel University (PhD, 1986). During the period (1986-2001), Dr. Fiaidhi served at many academic positions (e.g. University of Technology (Assoc. Prof and Chairperson), Philadelphia University (Assoc. Prof), Applied Science University (Professor), Sultan Qaboos University (Assoc. Prof.). Dr. Fiaidhi research is focused on mobile and ubiquitous
    learning utilizing the emerging technologies (e.g. Cloud Computing, Calm Computing, Learning Analytics, Mobile Learning, Personal Learning Environment, Social Networking, Enterprise Mashups, Big Data and Semantic Web).

    Dr.Fiaidhi research is supported by the major research granting associations in Canada (e.g. NSERC, CFI). Dr. Fiaidhi is a Professional Software Engineer of Ontario (PEng), Senior Member of IEEE, member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and member of the Canadian Information Society (CIPS) holding the designate of ISP. Dr. Fiaidhi has intensive editorial experience (e.g. Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Its Applications (IJSEIA), Editor in Chief for International Journal of Cloud-Computing and Super-Computing (IJCS), Editor of IEEE IT-Pro,
    Associate EiC of the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence).


    2015 Lakehead University Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research
    2015 Invited Keynote Speaker at ACM Int. Conference in Kuwait
    2015 Visiting Professor at Sultan Qaboos University
    2015 Invited Keynote Speaker at two International Conference in China and South Korea
    2013 Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cloud-Computing and SuperComputing
    2012 Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Software Engineering and Its
    Applications (IJSEIA)
    2012 Best Paper Award- IEEE ICDIM 2012 International Conference- MacauChina.
    2011-present Elected Member of Ontario Partnership for Innovation and
    IEEE-IT- 2010- Present Processional Board Member
    2010-present Associate Editor in Chief (JIT), Academy Publisher, Finland
    August 2009. Professional Engineer Ontario (PEng),
    November 2009. Senior Member of IEEE,
    2009-present Associate Editor in Chief, The Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web
    2009-present Associate Editoe in Chief, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web
    Intelligence, (JETWI), Academy Publisher, Finland.
    2006 Member of the IEEE
    2006-present Associate Editor in Chief, Journal of Advances in Information Technology
    2006 Excellence in Teaching and Research Award
    2005 Lakehead University Merit Award
    2005 Member of the Lakehead University program on Bio Technology,
    2004-present Coordinator of the Collaborative Learning, A Research Group from the
    Canadian Society for the Computational Studies of Intelligence, since 2004
    2004 Lakehead University Contribution in Teaching Award, Lakehead University
    2005 Member of CIPS Information Systems Professional Award (with the
    designate I.S.P. of Canada)
    Professional Member of ACM.
    2004 Member of the IEEE International Forum of Educational Technology &
    1998 Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the 2nd Scientific Conference
    on Computers and their Applications Applied Science University, Amman,
    Jordan, 21-22 Sept
    1997. Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the 2nd Conference on Recent
    Developments in Computer Science Applications, Philadelphia University,
    Amman, Jordan, 8-9th July,
    1987 Member of the British Computer Society with the designate MBCS.

    Graduate Students Supervision:

    Alradadi, Macheal "Developing Silverlight Based eLearning Services"
    Yifei Chen "Developing A Web Based Learning Repositories"
    Shakeri, Niki "Developing A Natural Language Approach for Learning from Social Networks"
    Islam, Amanuel "Developing Techniques for Learning and Harvesting Trending Topics for a Social Networking Environment"
    Kuchukulla Raghavenden "Developing Health and Fitness Mobile Geolocation"
    Rahul Kasupa "Mobile Web Gross-Platform GIS Visualization Application Development Based on Vector Graphics"
    Xiaochuan Dia "Developing Web Services Architecture for a Secure
    M-Learning Environment"
    Hafeez Lawal "Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis over the Social Media (Twitter and Facebook)"
    Harsha Jagtap "Exploring Clustering Techniques in Mining TextualData"
    Patil, Keemaya "Developing Web Filtering Techniques for Business Intelligence"
    Navid Mohammadpour "Developing Cloud Based Applications"
    Mohannad Almousa "Developing Massive Open Online Courses"
    Wei Yuan "Web 2.0 Semantic Blog for Gene Navigation and Annotation"

    Lyle Charmarette "Developing Semantic Wiki Learning Environment"

    Hammam AlSaif "Developing Fitness mLearning iPhone Environment"
    Jef Santarossa "Developing a Calm Computing Campus eLearning"
    Mahmoud Orabi "P2P Mobile Learning for Medical Education"
    Imad Abdullah "Developing an Ontological Framework for Retrieving Learning Objects"
    Zhongjun Zhang "Developing Hypermedia Virtual Enterprises based on
    Ahmed Arif "Ontological Approach for Searching Multi-Source Web Services"
    Amer Kanj "Developing P2P System for Protein Search using JXTA"
    Song Guo Tao "P2P Multimedia Delivery based on NaradaBrokering and JXTA"
    Stephen Sisko "Developing a Collaborative Multimedia Learning Environment"