Dr. Karim Mualla (PhD, MSc, BEng) (SFHEA)

Lecturer in Computer Science, Senior Personal Tutor & Deputy Director of Students' Personal Support

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (SFHEA Certified)

Received Merit Award for excellent contributions to teaching and student support in 2019

Nominated for the 2019 Discovering Excellence Staff Awards

Dr Karim Mualla

Background

  • Doctorate (PhD) from Heriot-Watt University in Cloud Computing Management, Sustainability, and Decision-making.
  • Masters of Science (MSc) from Royal Holloway, University of London in Management Information Systems.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Informatics, with Masters in Computer Networks, from Damascus University.

 

Teaching

  • CO1105: Object Oriented Programming
  • CO2102: Databases and Web Interfaces
  • CO7101: Java and Databases for Bioinformatics
  • MA7904: SQL for Maths (Structured Query Language)
  • CO3103 Technology Management (Strategic Innovation Management)
  • CO1101: Computing Fundamentals (Web Technologies)
  • MSc & BSc Individual Project Supervision (CO3015 & CA7201)
  • Currently developing the new (MIS) Management Information Systems, BSc & MSc degrees.
  • Currently working with Criminology to develop a new module in Cyber Crime.

 

Current Roles

  • Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Senior Personal Tutor
  • Deputy Director of Students' Personal Support
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (SFHEA Certified)
  • Induction Week Tutor
  • Athena Swan Member
  • Program committee member at ICH CyberLife.
  • Reviewer at IEEE Access
  • Reviewer at Springer Nature ICT Journal
  • Reviewer at Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications

 

Recent Publications

  • K, Mualla. (2020). "Standardizing Adaptive Learning through Cloud Computing: A Decision-making Framework for Higher Education". The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM). Vol. 5, No. 4. Pages:  122-133.
  • K, Mualla. (2019). “Ecommerce in the Sport’s Industry”. Article at DB Ecommerce. London, UK.
  • K, Mualla. (2018). “The Growing Effect of Cloud Computing on Technological Innovation: A Decision-Making Framework for Hybrid Managers”. International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA) Vol.8 issue 4.
  • K, Mualla. G, Pender. D, Jenkins. (2016). "Standardizing Sustainability Benefits of Cloud Computing for Non-Expert Decision-Makers". International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications. Vol. 6, No. 2.
  • K, Mualla. G, Pender. D, Jenkins. (2015). "Evaluating Cloud Computing Challenges for Non-Expert Decision-Makers". International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC). Vol. 5, No. 4.
  • K, Mualla. D, Jenkins. (2015). "Evaluating Cloud Computing Management Challenges for Non-Expert Clients". The Second International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing, and Big Data, Reduit, Mauritius.

 

Current Research: Cloud Computing Complex Decision-Making, Innovation Management, and Adaptive Learning. (Contact me for PhD supervision) LINK to apply for a PhD under my supervision.


Recent Academic Activity

  • Winner of the 2019 Teaching and Research Staff Merit Award, University of Leicester.
  • Nominee for the 2019 Discovering Excellence Staff Award in the category of Teaching Excellence, University of Leicester.
  • Closing the Gap at Leicester Workshop, organised by the VC, Prof Nishan Canagarajah, and the Students' Union, 2020.
  • Presented at The Education Excellence Leadership Group Workshop, University of Leicester, 2020.
  • Workshop on Innovative Adaptive Learning & knowledge exchange, Ohio State University - CS Department, 2019.
  • Invited by The United Nations to present at the ESCWA-Workshop on Open Government and Emerging Technologies - UN, 2019.
  • Current Research: Cloud Computing Complex Decision-Making, Innovation Management, and Adaptive Learning. (Contact me for PhD supervision) LINK to apply for a PhD under my supervision.
  • Presented at The Education Excellence Leadership Group Workshop, University of Leicester, 2019.
  • Discovering Teaching Excellence Conference: Achieving Student Engagement. Leicester Learning Institute, LLI, 2019.
  • VITAL Leadership Programme: Training and Workshops, University of Leicester, 2019.
  • CSE Teaching & Learning Group Workshop on cross-departmental strategies for learning, teaching and assessment. University of Leicester, 2019.
  • Presented at The Education Excellence Students' Sense of Belonging Workshop, University of Leicester, 2019.
  • Workshop on Student Experience and Interventions Co-Ordination, University of Leicester, 2018.
  • Workshop on Blended Learning with Royal Holloway, University of London in collaboration with EPFL, Switzerland, 2017.
  • Workshop on Supportive Learning Environment, Assessment & Feedback, and Student Engagement, at the University of Leicester, 2018.
  • College Teaching Innovation Showcase at the University of Leicester in collaboration with the departments of Chemistry and Physics, 2018.
  • Workshop on computer science novel coursework testing, marking and plagiarism avoidance at the University of Leicester, 2017.
  • Workshop on Personal Tutoring Enhancement, University of Leicester, 2018.
  • Peer Enhancement workshop on teaching quality, impact evaluation, and assessment for learning, University of Leicester, 2018.
  • Currently consulting on 3 major e-commerce projects (names will remain anonymous until the implementation stage is finished).

 

Previous Positions and Interests

  • Former Senior Software Project Manager, Digital Boutique London/Edinburgh (Over 5 million pounds worth of e-commerce projects delivered).
  • Former Database Administrator.
  • Former Networking Administrator (CCNA, MCSE).
  • Former Software Analyst.
  • Former Software and Web Developer.
  • Former TV/Radio/Music Producer and Presenter.
  • Certified Tennis and Fitness Instructor.
  • Former Pro Tennis Player (ITF).

 

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