Dr. Ali Al Badi

Title:   Associate Professor, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Research (DDAAR)
Office Office of the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Research
Email:  aalbadi@gulfcollege.edu.om
Tel:     24468664
Ext.#:  112

Fields of Interest:

Social Media, Big Data and Cloud Computing, HCI, Web Usability and Accessibility, IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Education:

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

Short Bio:

Dr. Ali Al-Badi is the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at Gulf College. He previously worked as an Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Studies & Research, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman. 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, the 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 Ph.D. in the UK in 2005. From September 2007 to March 2011 Ali held the CIS Director’s position, sharing his time between managing the Center and performing his academic duties. From September 2012 to September 2015, he was the Head of Department of Information Systems, College of Economics and Political Science, SQU, Oman. Furthermore, Ali contributed to 15 different IT-focused committees both at the university and national levels. He is an active researcher, having a good record of publication (citations: 1423; h-index: 18; i10-index: 25), published more than one hundred twenty 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 to helping and empowering students in sharpening their research skills. He received some awards/recognitions, including the “Excellence in Research Award” from Clute Institute, Colorado (a USA- based institute) for his exceptional research efforts in 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 papers received the “Best Paper Award” at the 2013 Paris International Academic Conference, Paris, France, June 9-11, 2013. Other indicators for his scholarly activities are his records on Google Scholar, and several times, he has received “the most read author from your department” recognition on ResearchGate. Also, he has supervised undergraduate senior projects, co-supervised master’s theses in computing Sciences while doing his sabbatical in the UK, and is currently supervising M.Sc. in Information Systems theses. He has also (co)supervised some postgraduate students at local, regional, and international universities. Dr. Ali Al-Badi received some internal, MoHERI, and HMTF strategic grants worth a total of 142,393 OMR. He is on the editorial board of some international journals and reviewers for international journals. He also chaired local and international conferences/workshops and was invited as a Keynote speaker at five different conferences/Research Days.

Selected Publications:

Journal Publications

Nouraey, P., Al-Badi, A., Riasati, M.J., & Maata, R.L. (2020). Educational program and curriculum evaluation models: A mini systematic review of the recent trends. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(9), 4048 – 4055.

Halibas, A.S., Maata, R.L., Varusai, M.A.K., Al-Badi, A., & Nouraey, P. (2020). Design of a knowledge management system for the research-teaching nexus: Evidence from institutional audit reports. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 17, 21-40.

Al-Badi,A.,  Sharma, S.K., Khan, A.I., & Govindaluri, S.M. (in press). Global and local perspective on the usage of mobile wallet. International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS).

Khan, A. I., Al-Badi, A., & Al-Kindi, M. (2019). Progressive web application assessment using AHP. Procedia Computer Science155, 289-294.

Conference Publications

Halibas, A.S., Maata, R.L., Varusai, M.A.K., Al-Badi, A., & Nouraey, P. (July, 2020). Design of a knowledge management system for the research-teaching nexus: Evidence from institutional audit reports. Paper presented at InSITE 2020: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Bourouis, S., Najar, F., Alshar’E, M., Alroobaea, R., Bouguila, N., & Al-Badi, A. (March,2020). Efficient statistical learning framework with applications to human activity and facial expression recognition. Paper presented at The 5th International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Signal & Image Processing (ATSIP’2020), Sousse, Tunisia.

Al-Abri, R.N.H., Shaikh, A.K., Smith, L.G., & Al-Badi, A. (November, 2019). Designing of a framework for electronic voting systems using blockchain technology. Paper Presented at International Business Information Management Conference (34th IBIMA), Madrid, Spain.

Al-Harrasi, A.S., Al-Badi, A.H., & Khalique, S.A. (November, 2019). Blockchain to eliminate intermediaries: Smart contracts. Paper Presented at International Business Information Management Conference (34th IBIMA), Madrid, Spain.

Al-Farsi, K.M.S., Al-Badi, A.H., & Khalique, S.A. (November, 2019). Behavioral intention for adopting blockchain in supply chain management: Case study in Oman industry. Paper Presented at International Business Information Management Conference (34th IBIMA), Madrid, Spain.

Khan, A.I., Al-Badi, A., & Al-Kindi, M. (2019, August). Progressive web application assessment using AHP. Paper Presented at the 16th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC), Halifax, Canada.

Al Azawi, R., AlBadi, A., Moghaddas, R. & Westlake, J. (2019, July). Exploring the potential of using augmented reality and virtual reality for STEM education. Paper Presented at The 8th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in Cloud, Zamora, Spain. 

Book Chapters

Al-Badi, A., Tarhini, A., & Al-Bolushi, H. (2020). Adoption of social media for public relations professionals in Oman. In ICT for an Inclusive World (pp. 229-247). Springer, Cham.

Al-Badi, A., Tarhini, A., & Al-Mawali, H. (2020). The challenges faced during the implementation of smart schools in Oman. In ICT for an Inclusive World (pp. 373-389). Springer, Cham.

Channoufi, I., Najar, F., Bourouis, S., Azam, M., Halibas, A.S., Alroobaea, R., & Al-Badi, A. (2020). Flexible statistical learning model for unsupervised image modeling and segmentation. Bouguila N. and Fan W. (eds.). Mixture Models and Applications: Unsupervised and Semi-Supervised Learning, Cham, Springer.

Najar, F., Bourouis, S., Al-Azawi, R., & Al-Badi, A. (2019). Online recognition via a finite mixture of multivariate generalized Gaussian distributions. Bouguila N. and Fan W. (eds.) Mixture Models and Applications: Unsupervised and Semi-Supervised Learning. Cham, Springer.

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