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Dr.Manar Wasif Abu Talib Assistant Dean of College of Sciences Academic RankAssistant Professor

Specialization:

  • Computer Science and Software Engineering,

Research Interests:

  • Software Engineering, Software Testing, Software Quality, Software Measurement, Open Source Software, Blockchains, IoT, Computer Science Education and Entrepreneurship.

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- Ph.D. in Computer Science & Software Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2007 - M. Sc. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2004 - B. Sc. Computer Science (Minor in Mathematics), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2002
2007 – 2013 Assistant Professor, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 2006 – 2007 Adjunct Instructor, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 2006 – 2007 Adjunct Instructor, Al HOSN, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 2004 – 2007 Researcher, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 2002 – 2004 Associate Researcher, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 1999 – 2002 Adjunct Teacher, Dar El Salam School, Montreal, Canada
 “Open Source for High Schools”, Invited talk. Teacher Training Center, Ministry of Education, 21st of May 2017.  “OpenUAE Research & Development Community”, Invited talk. Fast Forward Summit 2017, TRA, 14th of May 2017.  “Arab Women in Computing”, Invited talk & panelist. Arab-German Young Academy pf Sciences and Humanities, American University of RAK (AURAK), January 2017.  “An Education Perspective: Women in STEM”, panelist. Global Women in STEM Conference”, Crown Plaza, Dubai, 25th -26th October 2016.  “Arab Women in Computing”, Invited talk & panelist. IEEE WIE Leadership Summit, American University of Dubai (AUD), October 2016.  “OpenUAE: Time to Lead”, Invited talk. IEEE Student Day, Manipal University, October 2016.  “Leadership, Career & Women”, Invited talk. American University of Sharjah (AUS), March 2016.  “Why Grace Hopper Conference”. Invited talk. ArabWIC Tech Talks (Webinar), Nov, 2015.  “Overview of Open Source Technologies for the Arab World”. Invited talk. ArabWIC Tech Talks (Webinar), Sep 21, 2015. https://developer.ibm.com/opentech/2015/09/23/open-source-consumers-and-contributors/  “Open Source Software in the Arab World”. Invited talk at École de technologie supérieur (ETS), Montreal, Aug 14th, 2015.  “A Successful Women Leaders Case Study”. Invited talk at 18th Global women Leadership conference, Burj al Arab, Dubai, Mar 08, 2015.  “Ankabut & Emirates Digital Association for Women (EDAW111): Collaborate. Innovate. Impact”. Invited talk at Ankabut Annual Meeting, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, Nov. 2014.
• Enhancing Computing Studies in High Schools in the UAE, Research Department, University of Sharjah. • Deployment of Open Source in Law Enforcement in the UAE, Research Department, University of Sharjah • IoT Testbed for testing IoT devices in the UAE, research collaboration with Dr. Qassim Nasir & DESC. • PhD thesis: Ahmed Alketb, Towards Blockchains Benchmarking & Its Security Metrics for UAE Governments. Co supervision with Dr. Qassim Nasir. • Master thesis: Nafisa Ahmed, Software Remote Attestation in IoT. Co supervision with Dr. Qassim Nasir. • Master thesis: Ilham Qasse, Open Source Blockchain Deployment. Co supervision with Dr. Qassim Nasir.
Book Chapters 1. Manar Abu Talib, Alain Abran, Olga Ormandjieva, “COSMIC-FFP and Functional Complexity (FC) Measures: A Study of their Scales, Units and Scale Types.” Book chapter in COSMIC Function Points: Theory and Advanced Practices, Reiner Dumke and Alain Abran (eds.), Auerback Publications – Taylor & Francis LLC, Boca Raton, Florida, 2011, pp. 157-169. 2. Manar Abu Talib, Adel Khelifi, Alain Abran, Olga Ormandjieva. Assessment of Real-Time Software Specifications Quality using COSMIC-FFP. Book chapter in Software Process and Product Measurement, vol. 4895/2008, LNCS book series, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 183-194, 2008. DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-85553-8_15. Refereed Journal articles 1. Manar Abu Talib, Quality in Use Analysis to Evaluate User Experience of Open Source Software Compatible with MATLAB, International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes 7(3), 2017. 2. Manar Abu Talib, “Towards early software reliability prediction for computer forensic tools (case study),” SpringerPlus 2016, 5:827. 3. Manar Abu Talib, Open Source Software in the Arab World: A Literature Survey, International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes 7(1): DOI: 10.4018/IJOSSP.2016010103, 2016. 4. Manar Abu Talib, “Encouraging High School Student Interest in Computing Studies in GCC: UAE Case Study,” Journal of Computer Science 11 (11): 1032.1040, ISSN: 1549-3636, 2015. Papers in refereed conference proceedings Manar Abu Talib, “Towards Sustainable Development through Open Source Software in GCC,” in the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT). 7-10 December 2015, Abu Dhabi. pp: 52-56.
• PhD student: Ahmed Alketb, Towards Blockchains Benchmarking & Its Security Metrics for UAE Governments. Co supervision with Dr. Qassim Nasir. • Master student: Nafisa Ahmed, Software Remote Attestation in IoT. Co supervision with Dr. Qassim Nasir. • Master student: Ilham Qasse, Open Source Blockchain Deployment. Co supervision with Dr. Qassim Nasir.
• Exemplary Faculty Award 2008, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. • The Best Teacher Award 2009, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. • The Best Teacher Award 2010, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. • Exemplary Faculty Award 2010, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. • Google CS4HS Award 2014, Google, USA. • Anita Borg Faculty Scholarship 2015, Anita Borg Institute, USA. • QCRI ArabWIC prestigious full scholarship to attend the largest conference for women in computing, Grace Hopper Conference (GHC 2015) in the USA, 2015. • Exemplary University & Community Service Award 2016, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, U.A.E. • Exemplary Leader Award in Management Position, Women in STEM, Meera Kaul Foundation, Dubai, 2016.
Consultave Determination of bacterial types in aerated ponds of wastewater treatment plant at Al-Hasan Industrial City. Irbid Jordan. Evaluation of degree of surface disfigurement of paint films by microbial growth. King Abdulla Hospital/Irbid-Jordan Public Seminars: Biotechnology Students' Training Experience/Summer 2013. Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, Sharjah/UAE. Sept 11th, 2013. Biotechnology Students' Training Experience/Summer 2012. Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, Sharjah/UAE. Sept 12th, 2012. Biotechnology Program/UoS 2009--2012. Presented to the External Examiners from UK. Department of Applied Biology, University of Sharjah, Sharjah/UAE. May 27th, 2012. Ongoing Progress of Biotechnology Program/UoS in Collaboration with Dept. of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, The Univ. of Sheffield, Sheffield/UK. May 15th, 2012. Training Courses/ Workshops Delivered: Orientation to Summer 2014 Trainees "Biotechnology Students' Training". Dept. of Applied Biology, Univ. of Sharjah, Sharjah-UAE, Feb. 11th, 2014. Academic Orientation to Newly Admitted Biotechnology Students. Dept. of Applied Biology, Univ. of Sharjah, Sharjah-UAE, Sept. 18, 2013. Risk Assessment and Management of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Ministry of Environment. Moatah Univ., Moatah-Jordan 24/3/2004. 26th, 2012.
 International Research Collaborator in the Software Engineering Research Laboratory (GÉLOG) since 2008.  IEEE Member since 2012.  Executive Member of the Arab Women in Computing Association (ArabWIC) since March 2012.  Executive Member of UAE IEEE Section since 2012.  Google Developer Group Manager in Sharjah since September 2013.  COSMIC-FFP Education Committee since 2015.  VP Chapters of Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC) since 2016.  Founder, OpenUAE since 2016.  Founder, Emirates Digital Association for Women (EDAW111) 2013.  CEO, Emirates Digital Association for Women (EDAW111) 2014-2016.  Google Developer Group Advisor in Abu Dhabi 2012-2016.  UAE representative for the COSMIC International Advisory Council 2008-2015.