Meet our Computer Science Academics

Our academics are highly qualified and are based in Dubai to deliver our quality degree programmes and support our exceptional student body.

Dr Kashif Rajpoot PhD, MSc, FHEA

Kashif Rajpoot is Deputy Head of School of Computer Science (for Dubai) and an Associate Professor of Computer Science. His research focuses on developing solutions for problems in medical image analysis, cardiac electrophysiology, computational pathology, artificial intelligence, and data science. He has published over 60 research papers in leading journals and conferences of his domain.

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Dr Kashif Rajpoot

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim PhD

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Computer Science) and Undergraduate Programme Director at the University of Birmingham - Dubai, UAE. His research interests include the Internet of Things, Quality of Service (QoS) prediction, Web services, and Cloud and Fog computing. With regards to teaching, Dr. Ibrahim is interested in Object-oriented programming, Full Stack application development, Security and Networks, Operating Systems and Systems Programming, and Advanced Networking.

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Dr Ahmad Ibrahim

Dr Mian M Hamayun PhD

Mian M. Hamayun is Associate Professor and Head of Computer Science at University of Birmingham Dubai campus. He is interested in Transaction Level Modeling (TLM) and Simulation of MPSoC Systems, Performance Estimation, Binary Translation and topics related to Cloud Computing (Virtualization, GPGPU Computing, Internet of Things / Vehicles). He has published a number of research articles in journals and conferences of high repute in the respective domains.

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Dr Mian M Hamayun

Dr Anis Zarrad PhD

Dr. Anis Zarrad is an assistant professor at School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, Dubai. He received the BSc and the PhD degrees in Computer Science from University of Ottawa, and the MSc degree in Computer Science from Concordia University. His research focuses on mobile Collaborative virtual environment and Search-based software engineering (SBSE). His research has been published widely in many academic journals and conferences.

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Dr Anis Zarrad


Dr Hamid Mukhtar PhD

Hamid Mukhtar is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at University of Birmingham Dubai campus. His research interests include deep learning, natural language processing, health informatics, and human behaviour modelling in pervasive environments.

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Dr Mukhtar Hamid


Dr Muhammad Usman Ilyas PhD

Dr Muhammad Usman Ilyas is currently serving as Assistant Professor (Computer Science) and Postgraduate Programme Director at the University of Birmingham - Dubai, UAE. Prior to that he was serving as Associate Professor (Computer and Network Engineering) at the College of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 2016-2022.

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Dr Muhammad Usman Ilyas


Dr Fawad Hussain PhD

Dr. Fawad Hussain is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, positioned at the Dubai campus. His research interests lie primarily in the domains of artificial intelligence and machine learning, particularly in subspace and multi-view learning and its applications in interdisciplinary research. 

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Dr Fawad Hussain


Dr Niloofer Shanavas PhD

Niloofer Shanavas is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham (Dubai campus). Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, text mining, natural language processing and semantic computing. She has published several research papers in leading conferences and journals.

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Dr. Niloofer Shanavas


Dr Abdul Wahid PhD

Dr. Abdul Wahid is Assistant Professor in the school of Computer Science. His research interest include but are not limited to IoT, Wireless Sensor Networks, Underwater Sensor Networks, Software Defined Networks, Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, application of Machine Learning in networking.

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Dr. Abdul Wahid


Dr Ruchit Agrawal PhD

Dr Ruchit Agrawal is an Assistant Professor and Head of CS Outreach at the University of Birmingham Dubai. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Oxford, where he worked on Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare. He received his PhD in Computer Science under the prestigious Marie-Curie scholarship from the Queen Mary University of London. Dr Agrawal is an expert in AI and Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning. He has published several research papers in leading journals and reputed international conferences of his domain.

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Dr Ruchit Agrawal

Dr Akila Subashingi PhD

Dr Akila Subasinghe is an Assistant Professor attached to the school of Computer Science. His research interest is in the application of Deep learning techniques for solving practical challenges in the fields of biomedical engineering, security surveillance, disaster management and unmanned ariel vehicle (UAV) navigation.

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Dr. Akila Subasinghe

Dr Panagiotis Andriotis PhD

Dr Panagiotis Andriotis is a Lecturer in Computer Science (Flying Faculty) at the University of Birmingham, and a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GIAC GCFE, GIAC GASF). He carries out interdisciplinary research into Cyber Security, Human Factors, and Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing. He teaches Computer Science, Cyber Security and Digital Forensics topics.

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Dr Panagiotis Andriotis