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 Programme Director and a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and leads the Computer Science programmes in University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus. His research focuses on developing solutions for problems in medical image analysis, machine learning, cardiac electrophysiology, and biomarker analysis. He has published over 30 research papers in leading journals and conferences of his domain.
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Dr Kashif Rajpoot

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim PhD

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham (Dubai campus) since 2018. He is interested in the Internet of Things, Quality of Service (QoS) prediction, Web services, and Cloud and Fog computing. His teaching interests include 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 an Associate Professor in Computer Science. He has published more than 10 research papers in conferences and journals of high repute in the domains of Hardware/Software Co-simulation, System Modeling, Performance Estimation, Low Level Binary Translation and Image Processing.
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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) 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 Niloofer Shanavas PhD


Dr Abdul Wahid PhD


Dr Syed Fawad Hussain PhD



Dr Ruchit Agrawal PhD




Dr Akila Subashingi PhD