Dr. Karim Mualla (PhD, MSc, BEng)

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

Winner of the 2019 Teaching Staff Merit Award, University of Leicester

Dr Karim Mualla


  • 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.



  • 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 security.


Current Roles

  • Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Senior Personal Tutor
  • Deputy Director of Students' Personal Support
  • 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. (2019). “Ecommerce in the Sport’s Industry”. 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.


Please email to request the full list of publications.

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.
  • Keynote speaker at The United Nations for the ESCWA-Workshop on Open Government and Emerging Technologies - UN, 2019.
  • Discovering Teaching Excellence Conference: Achieving Student Engagement. Leicester Learning Institute, LLI, 2019.
  • CSE Teaching & Learning Group Workshop on cross-departmental strategies for learning, teaching and assessment. 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.


Previous Positions, Research, and Interests

  • Former Senior Software Project Manager (Digital Boutique London/Edinburgh)
  • Current Research: Cloud Computing Complex Decision-Making and Innovation Management
  • 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


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University of Leicester,
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