Title: Associate Professor, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Research (DDAAR)
Office: Office of the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
Social Media, Big Data and Cloud Computing, HCI, Web Usability and Accessibility, IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Ph.D. in Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
M.Sc. in Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology, U.S.A
B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Reading, UK
B.Tec. Diploma in General Engineering from Newcastle Upon Tyne, College of Arts and Technology, UK
Dr. Ali Al-Badi is the Deputy Dean for Academic affairs and Research, at Gulf College; previously he worked as an Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Studies & Research, Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman. Ali received his education at different schools in different countries (Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UK and USA). Ali has more than 27 years of practical and academic experience in IS/IT field. Immediately, after obtaining his B.Sc. in Computer Science from Reading University, UK in 1991, he worked in the Center for Information Systems, SQU, where he gained most of his practical experience. Ali joined the academia in 1999 and completed his PhD in UK in 2005. From September, 2007 – March 2011 Ali held the CIS Director’s position, sharing his time between managing the Center and performing his academic duties. From September, 2012 – September, 2015 Ali held the Head of Department position at the Information Systems, College of Economics & Political Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Furthermore, Ali contributed to 15 different IT focused committees both at the university and national level.
Ali’s research interests: Social media, Cloud computing, Web Usability & Accessibility; Big data; Portal Development; IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
Dr. Ali Al-Badi is an active researcher, having a good record of publication (citations: 910; h-index: 145; h10-index: 25), published more than one hundred and twenty four (124) international conference/journal papers, chapters in a book or report. His work has been cited in ISI, DBPLP, Scopus, ACM, IEEE, Google Scholar and other databases. He regularly reviews papers for international journals and conferences. In addition to publishing single or co-authored papers, Dr. Ali is also well-known for his patience and commitment in helping and empowering our students in sharpening their research skills. As a result of his hard work and his scholarly activities, he received number of awards/recognitions, for example:
Received the “Excellence in Research Award” from Clute Institute, Colorado (a USA- based institute) for his exceptional research efforts, 2016.
In recognition of the contribution made to the quality of the ‘Computers in Human Behavior journal’, in November 2016, he was awarded a “Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing”,
Awarded the “Best Researcher Award” from Sultan Qaboos University, 2014.
One of his paper received “Best paper Award” at the 2013 Paris International Academic Conference, Paris, France, June 9-11, 2013.
Other indicators for his scholarly activities are his record on Google Scholar, and several times he received “the most read author from your department” recognition on ResearchGate.
Also, he has supervised undergraduate senior projects, co-supervised master theses in computing Sciences while was doing his sabbatical in UK, and currently supervising M.Sc. Information Systems theses. He is also co-supervised, supervised/ supervising number of postgraduate students at local, regional and international universities. Dr. Ali Al-Badi received number of internal, TRC and HMTF strategic grants and Microsoft worth total of 142,393 OMR. He is on editorial board of number international journals and reviewers for international journals. He also chaired local and international conferences/workshops, and was invited as a Keynote speaker at 5 different conferences/Research Days.