Academic Achievements and Awards

- PgD and MSc, Computer Science (Glasgow University 1979, 1981)

GlasgowU

- PhD in Computer Science (Brunel University 1981-1986)

BrunelU

 

- Assistant, Associate Professor, Grad Coordinator (BU 1986-1995)
- Associate Professor (Amman University 1995-1996)
- Chair of Computer Science Dept.,(Philadelphia University, 1996-1997)
- Chair of Computer Science Dept., (Applied Science University 1997-2000)
- Chair of Information Technology Dept., (HCT, 2000-2001)

- Chair of the IEEE ComSoc on Smart and Connected Health (2018-Present)
- Professor of Computer Science, Lakehead University (2001-Present)

- 2 Awards Contributions in Teaching (2006,2015),

- 2 Lakehead University Merit Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Research (2005, 2015),
- NSERC Discovery Grant (2004-2009)

- NSERC Discovery Development Grant (2021-2023)

- CFI Virtual Reality Grant (2004-2012) 

- MITACS Accelerates with TBRHSC (2021-2025)

- MITACS Accelerates with Vurbox Inc (2021-2022)

- ONCAT College Transfer Award (2015-2016)

- Recipient of the LU Building Smart Health Research Capacity Award in 2018
- Invited Speaker at more than 41 International Conferences
- Guest Editors for more than 34 SCI Special Issues
- Professional Software Engineer of Ontario (PEng) (PEO, 2009-Present)
- Visiting Professor, Laurentian University (Winter 2008)
- Visiting Professor, Sultan Qaboos University (Summer 2015)
- Visiting Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University (December 2019)
- Adjunct Professor, University of Western Ontario (2005-2018)
- TAC PhD Supervisory Committee Member, Macau University (2016-Present)
- Director of Northern Ontario Web Intelligence (2004-Present)
- EiC of the IGI Global Int. J. of Extreme Automation and Connectivity in Healthcare (IJEACH,USA)
- Founding EiC of the Academy Publishing (Finland) Int. J. of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence (JETWI)- 2009-2012
- IEEE Senior Member (2013-Present)
- Information Systems Professional (ISP) with CIPS and Chartered in Computing with BCS (2005-Present)
- Outstanding IEEE Access Associate Editor
- Coordinator of Lakehead U., Health Information Technology Research Group (HIT) (2015-Present)

- Sony and Canon Engineer (Japan 1977-1979)
- Smart Health Laboratory Supervisor (2014-present)
- Published 6 Books and More than 150 Refereed Articles
- Awards of 5 Best Conference Papers

 Lakehead University "Developing Research Capacity in Smart Health" Award 2019 

 RC_Award

Outstanding Editor Award of the IEEE Access 2019

Outstanding 

 Distinguished Invited Speaker on Smart Data Science 2017 Conference

SmartDSC Award

My Computer Science Diplomas

CSDegrees