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Dean's Welcome

Warm Welcome to University of Sharjah (UoS) College of Computing and Informatics!
I am delighted to be the Founding Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at UoS. University of Sharjah is a highly reputed comprehensive university with both regional and international reputation in all of its programs.
 
The creation of the College is meant to fulfil the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of the University of Sharjah, to offer emerging and state of the art programs at the University of Sharjah to serve the UAE national agenda, which stress on cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, smart cities and systems, machine learning, computing and IT applications in all areas of national, social and scientific development, including the knowledge economy, health care, the environment and many other areas.
 
Computing and Informatics are critical these days for any nation to succeed in the era of digital economy. The strength of the College is its programs, resources, and people. I am pleased to be working with our really outstanding faculty, students, staff and Advisory Board to make our College and Institution a World class center of academic excellence.

The college has now three Departments: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Systems.

We also have graduate programs that include: MSc in Computer Engineering, MSc in Computer Science, and MSc in Business Information Systems. The College has a Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering that is offered jointly with the College of Engineering. Another Ph.D. program in Computer Science is being planned.

New programs that are in the planning stage include: M.Sc. Biomedical and Health Informatics, M.Sc. in Cybersecurity, M.Sc. in Data Science, B.Sc. Cyber Security Engineering, BSc in Data Science and B.Sc. in Software Engineering.

These are vital programs for any nation that seeks to have a place in today’s digital economy and entrepreneurship. We are committed to produce graduates who are well prepared to enter the job market as well as to pursue further studies whether locally or internationally.

At the UoS College of Computing and Informatics, we educate the next generation of computing and informatics workforce in the emerging and highly demanded disciplines that will be enabling engines for digital sciences and digital economy.

We offer conventional programs with a modern twist such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Management Information Systems along with new emerging state of the art programs that bear specializations in areas of national, regional and even international priority like cybersecurity engineering, Data Science, Software Engineering and Biomedical and Health Informatics

Our faulty members are conducting cutting edge research that is carried out with their research teams. Such research works expose our students to technology innovations that push the current state of the art of the disciplines to new statures. As the World is moving towards the 4th Industrial revolution (4.0)  of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Autonomous Systems that is expected to have remarkable economic impact and improve the human condition and life in ways that we really cannot even envisage, the College of Computing and Informatics at UoS is self-confident to become a leader, nationally, regionally and internationally in Education and Research and Development in all of these vital disciplines.

Our faculty have attracted extensive research funding from government and industry. They do cutting edge research in all areas of Computing and Informatics. Their research outcomes have been published in top scholarly international journals and conference proceedings as well as in books and book chapters of top international publishers. In addition, they are energetic in the profession in activities like conference organization, conference program committee membership, editorship of international journals, among others. Some of them have received worldwide distinguished awards for their technical leadership and service to the profession.

We are proud of our graduates; the ones currently enrolled in the college programs and the ones to be recruited soon. Their enthusiasm, preparedness and the quality they bring to our national, regional and economic competitiveness make employers consistently, compete to hire them.

Both the College and University are supportive of the students’ learning and research. We are scholars who care about both research and learning. Our teaching and research laboratories are furnished with state of the art equipment. We care about advising of our students as well as tutorship. To this end, we make sure that our students are getting proper advice, and excellent skills as well as are couched properly.

Our undergraduate Computer Science and Computer Engineering are ABET accredited. The new undergraduate programs are being designed to be ABET compliant so that when we produce first cohort of gradate we will apply for ABET accreditation. This puts our programs in par with international standard, especially with these in USA and Canada.

We cordially invite you to visit our college and feel free to contact our office with any general questions. For specific program-related questions, please contact the appropriate Department Chair or Program Director.

Feel free to come visit us and find out what prospects we can present you as a potential student; look to us on how to offer student talent as an employer; bring us the state-of-the-art updates about what is happening with you as a graduate and investigate with us on how we can expedite collaborations either in research or education if you have any ideas of your own. We are always ready to have a dialogue on any of the issues related to the enhancement of the programs and will try to make these matters equally stimulating to you.

We, in the College of Computing and Informatics as well as UoS, seek excellence as we believe the societal and economic challenges due to ICT technologies and their impact on our lives are so important that we must stress on the highest standards of education, learning, discovery, investigation and analysis. As a community of use-inspired computing and informatics educators and scholars, we are capable of the deep, broad, and concerted efforts in education and research activities that will be required for any nation to succeed in this millennium and in this digital economy and Internet era.
 
As we are moving into a hiring season attracting world class faculty, we only expect that the excitement and successes of our people will be amplified in the years ahead

We wholeheartedly invite you to visit our facilities and laboratories and meet with our distinguished faculty and staff members and learn more about us.  Here at the UoS College of Computing and Informatics, we improve minds, ignite curiosity, sharpen skills, create technologies, and delineate the promise of tomorrow.
 


 
Mohammad S. Obaidat, Ph.D.
Founding Dean and Professor
Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS
Past President of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, SCS
Inductee of SCS Hall of Fame-Life Achievement Award
Recipient of Technical Achievement Award, IEEE ComSoc-Technical Committee on Communications Software
mobaidat@sharjah.ac.ae; msobaidat@gmail.com