Dr Ahmad Ibrahim PhD, MSc, FHEA

Ahmad Ibrahim

Dubai Campus
Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Computer Science Programme Director

Contact details

University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

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.

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim - personal webpage


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Birmingham, 2021
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), University of Birmingham, 2021
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Pisa, Italy, 2016
  • MS Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, 2009 
  • BSc Computer System Engineering, G.I.K Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, 2005


BSc/MEng Computer Science

  • Full Stack App development
  • Artificial Intelligence I
  • System Programming in C/C++
  • Security and Networks
  • Advanced Networking

MSc Computer Science

  • Software Workshop I and II
  • Software Engineering II

Dr Ahmad is also the Year 2 Coordinator for BSc Students at Dubai Campus.

Other activities

Dr Ahmad is also the School outreach coordinator for the Computer Science program at Dubai Campus.


Recent publications


Forti, S, Ibrahim, A & Brogi, A 2019, 'Mimicking FogDirector application management', SICS Software-Intensive Cyber-Physical Systems, vol. 34, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00450-019-00403-y, pp. 151–161. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00450-019-00403-y

Brogi, A, Danelutto, M, De Sensi, D, Ibrahim, A, Soldani, J & Torquati, M 2016, 'Analysing Multiple QoS Attributes in Parallel Design Patterns-Based Applications', International Journal of Parallel Programming, pp. 81-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10766-016-0476-8

Brogi, A, Fazzolari, M, Ibrahim, A, Soldani, J, Wang, P, Carrasco, J, Cubo, J, Durán, F, Pimentel, E, Di Nitto, E & D Andria, F 2015, 'Adaptive management of applications across multiple clouds: the SeaClouds approach', CLEI electronic journal, vol. 18, no. 1, 1. <http://www.scielo.edu.uy/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0717-50002015000100002>

Brogi, A, Ibrahim, A, Soldani, J, Carrasco, J, Cubo, J, Pimentel, E & D'Andria, F 2014, 'SeaClouds: a European project on seamless management of multi-cloud applications', ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1145/2557833.2557844

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Brogi, A, Forti, S & Ibrahim, A 2019, Predictive analysis to support fog application deployment. in Predictive analysis to support fog application deployment. Fog and edge computing: principles and paradigms, Wiley, pp. 191-222. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119525080.ch9


Choi, H-J, Lee, S-H, Fahmi, SA, Ibrahim, A, Shin, H-I & Park, Y-K 2012, Towards an Integrated Personal Software Process and Team Software Process Supporting Tool. in Software Process Improvement and Management: Approaches and Tools for Practical Development. IGI Global, pp. 205-223. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61350-141-2

Conference contribution

Brogi, A, Forti, S & Ibrahim, A 2019, Optimising QoS-Assurance, Resource Usage and Cost of Fog Application Deployments. in Springer, Cham. vol. 1073, Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29193-8_9

Brogi, A, Forti, S, Ibrahim, A & Rinaldi, L 2018, Bonsai in the fog: An active learning lab with fog computing. in 2018 Third International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC). IEEE Xplore, pp. 79-86. https://doi.org/10.1109/FMEC.2018.8364048

Brogi, A, Forti, S & Ibrahim, A 2018, Deploying fog applications: How much does it cost, by the way? in CLOSER. SciTePress, pp. 68-77. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006676100680077

Brogi, A, Forti, S & Ibrahim, A 2017, How to best deploy your Fog applications, probably. in International Conference on Edge and Fog Computing. IEEE Xplore. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICFEC.2017.8

Bartoloni, L, Brogi, A & Ibrahim, A 2015, Automated prediction of the QoS of service orchestrations: PASO at work. in Advances in Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing. Communications in Computer and Information Science edn, vol. 567, Springer, Cham, pp. 111-125. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33313-7_8

Bartoloni, L, Brogi, A & Ibrahim, A 2014, Probabilistic prediction of the QoS of service orchestrations: a truly compositional approach. in International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing: ICSOC 2014: Service-Oriented Computing. vol. 8831 , Springer, pp. 378-385. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45391-9_27

Doctoral Thesis

Ibrahim, A 2016, 'Predicting Quality of Service of Software Applications', ???thesis.qualification.phd???, University of Pisa. <https://etd.adm.unipi.it/theses/available/etd-09162016-154450/>

Master's Thesis

Ibrahim, A 2009, 'A Sensor Fusion Approach to Activity Time Collection and Analysis for Supporting Personal Software Process', KAIST.

Other report

Ibrahim, A 2015, QoS prediction in service composition.

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