Dr. Jinan Fiaidhi

Full Professor of Computer Science and Professional Software Engineer

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8224
Office Location: 
AT 5015, ATAC Building, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada
Office Hours: 
Provided by my course outlines or by taking an appointment.
Academic Qualifications: 
  • PgD in Computer Science (Essex, UK, 1983)
  • PhD in Computer Science (Brunel, UK, 1986)
  • Member of the British Computer Society with Charter in Computing (C_COMP)
  • Information Systems Professional (ISP) from the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Professional Software Engineer (PEng) from Professional Engineers Ontario
  • ACM Professional Member
Date joined Lakehead: 
December 2001
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • COMP 5111 Graduate Seminar
  • COMP 5112 Research Methodologies in Computer Science
  • COMP 2477 Object Oriented Programming
  • COMP 2412 Data Structures
  • COMP 1431 Computer Programming II
  • COMP 1411 Computer Programming I
  • COMP 1431 Computer Programming II (Distance Education)
  • COMP 1411 Computer Programming I (Distance Education)
  • Several Graduate Special Topics and Reading Courses
Research Interests: 
  • Thick Data Analytics
  • Deep Learning¬†
  • Few Shots Learning
  • Siamese Neural Networks
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Knowledge Discovery


    Dr. Jinan Fiaidhi is a full Professor of Computer Science at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada since late 2001. She was the grad coordinator for the Lakehead University Computer Science MSc program for the period (2009-2018) and the and the Graduate Coordinator of the PhD program in Biotechnology (2018-2022). 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 (Asso. Prof and Chairperson), Philadelphia University (Asso. Prof), Applied Science University (Professor), Sultan Qaboos University (Asso. Prof.). Dr. Fiaidhi research is focused on Thick Data Analytics and Collaborative Learning utilizing the emerging technologies (e.g. Conversational AI, Deep Learning, Cloud Computing, Calm Computing, Mobile Learning, Learning Analytics, Social Networking, Croudsourcing, OpenData, Extreme Automation and Semantic Web). Dr. Fiaidhi current research is supported by the major research granting associations in Canada (e.g. NSERC, MITACS). 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 is the chair of of the IEEE Special Interest Research Group on Big and Thick Data for eHealth with IEEE ComSoc eHealth TC. Dr. Fiaidhi is the founder and the Emeriti Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Extreme Automation and Connectivity in Healthcare (IJEACH).

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