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

Director of Learning and Teaching for the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.

Dr Karim Mualla


Recent Awards

  • University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship - (UDTF), 2021.
  • 'Highly Commended Lecturer' Award Winner, Best Lecturer of 2020, Superstar Awards.
  • Best Lecturer of 2020 Nominee, University of Leicester SU Superstar Awards.
  • Teaching and Research Staff Merit, 2020, University of Leicester.
  • Discovering Excellence Staff Award Nominee, in the category of Teaching Excellence, 2019, University of Leicester.
  • Teaching and Research Staff Merit, 2019, University of Leicester.
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (SFHEA).


Teaching

  • Education focused on: Technology Management, Databases, Computer Networks, Cloud Computing and Project Management.
  • CO3103 Technology Management (Strategic Innovation Management)
  • CO2102: Databases and Domain Modelling
  • CO1105: Object Oriented Programming
  • CO1019: Web Interfaces
  • CO7101: Java and Databases for Bioinformatics
  • MA7904: SQL for Maths (Structured Query Language)
  • CO1101: Computing Fundamentals (Web Technologies)
  • Android App Design & Programming
  • MSc & BSc Individual Project Supervision (CO3015 & CA7201)
  • Developing the new (MIS) Management Information Systems, BSc & MSc degrees.
  • Collaborated with the School of Criminology to develop a new module in Cyber Crime.

 

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


Recent Publications

  • K, Mualla. (2021). "Evaluating the Impact of Regulations and Alliances on the Sixth Generation of Technology and Innovation Management". International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC) 11(1): 1-11. The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications, 2021 ISSN: 2225-658X (Online); ISSN 2412-6551 (Print).

  • 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. (2020). “The Impact of Covid-19 on Ecommerce in the UK”.  Article at DB Ecommerce. London, UK.

  • K, Mualla. (2019). "The Real-time Check-Point System: A  Case Study for HE Assessments". The Higher Education Academy.

  • 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. (2017). "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. (2016). "Evaluating Cloud Computing Challenges for Non-Expert Decision-Makers". International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC). Vol. 5, No. 4.

  • K, Mualla. (2016). "Cloud-computing Strategies for Sustainable ICT Utilization: a Decision-making Framework for Non-expert Smart Building Managers". Computer Science, Business. Paper ID: 52881898.

  • 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).

 

Previous & Current Work/Roles

  • Director of Learning and Teaching: The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Current).
  • Director of Learning and Teaching: The School of Informatics (2019).
  • Senior Personal Tutor (2017).
  • Lecturer in Computer Science.
  • Deputy Director of Students' Personal Support.
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (SFHEA)
  • Informatics Induction Week Tutor
  • Informatics - University Representative for Academic Transitions
  • 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 Projects & Academic Activity

  • A series of Workshops (Roadmap and Strategy) for teaching & learning processes regarding the Re-Shaping/Merger of Informatics (Major improvements and changes to both BSc & MSc Programmes), University of Leicester, 2021.
  • Joined the UoL Programme Portfolio Development Group (PPDG), University of Leicester, 2021.
  • Virtual Teaching & Learning Awayday. Organised and delivered for all academic staff at the School of Informatics, University of Leicester, 2021.
  • MIRA Technology Institute: Plans to integrate and offer Foundations of Artificial intelligence at MTI with Informatics, University of Leicester, 2021.
  • Blended Learning Content & Video released for Ignite Dual Teaching Delivery Homepage, 2020 - Link
  • Covid-19 Tracking website (Supervisor of  computer science trio), 2020. Link.
  • Open-Day Taster Lecture for Dual Delivery T&L with Ignite, School of Informatics, 2020. Link
  • Workshop with SSTB: (Student support and transition board), University of Leicester, 2020.
  • Informatics-University School's representative for Academic Transitions during COVID-19 situation, 2020.
  • 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.
  • Consulting on 3 major e-commerce projects (names will remain anonymous until the implementation stage is finished), 2020.
  • Working on research proposals for Space Park - Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Studentship Scheme, as part of SCIFERS.

 

Previous Positions and Interests

  • Former Senior 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 Presenter, and Music Producer.
  • Certified Tennis and Fitness Instructor.
  • Former Pro Tennis Player (ITF).

Watch my latest video on Blended Learning at Computer Science here.


Contact

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School of Informatics, University of Leicester,
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.

T: +44 (0) 116 373 6428
E: kjm49 at leicester dot ac dot uk

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