UNIT SUPERVISOR

 

 

Message of the Supervisor

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the homepage of the Talent and Creativity Unit at the University of Tabuk. In the presence of world’s attention to the great importance of the quality of higher education’s institutions outcomes, it is important to give great attention to the abilities of gifted and talented students. Our main objective is to create the proper environment that will enable our students to transform their innovative ideas into real world tangible products, in the hope that these products will be rewarding economically both and will contribute in development and prosperity of the knowledge economics in their countries. We hope that this webpage will act as our window to the world in order to reflect some of our goals and aspirations to grow and develop in all knowledge fields, and will also provide special services and all means of support to the gifted and talented students in the University of Tabuk.

 

Supervisor of the Talent and Creativity Unit

Dr. Ali M. Alakeel

C.V

Ali M. Alakeel

Associate Professor

Computer Science Department

College of Computing and Information Technology - University of Tabuk

Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Mobile: +966-50-686-4040

email: alakeel@ut.edu.sa

 

Personal Data

Name

Ali Mohammed Alakeel

Nationality

Saudi

Date of Birth

November 1963

Marital Status

Married

References

Available upon request

 

 

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Dec. 1996.

Ph.D. Dissertation Title: "Fault-Oriented Automated Test Data Generation"

Master of Science in Computer Science

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, Dec.1996.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Dec.1987

G.PA.: 3.9/5.

 

 

Honors and Awards

Ph.D. Graduate Honors Award with GPA 4.0/4.0 From Illinois State of Technology, Chicago, USA.

Master’s Degree Graduate Students Honors Award with GPA 3.60/4.0 from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA.

Winner of Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Award for Distinguished Graduate Students in the United States of America in 1996.

 

 

International Professional Certifications

Information Security

CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, July 2005.

Computer Networks

CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate

Cisco Career Certification & Training, Dec. 2005

MS Windows Applications

ICDL: International Computer Driving License

The Awarding Body of ICDL in Saudi Arabia, April 2005

 

 

Experience

 

January 29, 2014 - present

Talent and Creativity Unit, University of Tabuk

·         General Manager

March 29, 2010 - present

Faculty of Computers and Information Technology, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

·         Vice Dean from: 29-03-2010 to: 02/09/2012

·         Full-time Associate Professor of Computer Science for the period: June 29, 2011 - present

·         Full-time Assistant Professor of Computer Science for the period: March 29, 2011 – June 28, 2011.

·         Member of College Council, previously

·         Member of the Council of Deanship of Community Services and Continuous Education at University of Tabuk, previously

·         Member of Computer Science Department Council

·         Chairman of Academic Affairs Committee, previously

·         Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, previously

·         A Member of the Permanent Committee

for Curriculums Development at University of Tabuk, previously

·         A Member of the Permanent Committee

for Lecturers and Teaching Assistance Hiring at University of Tabuk, previously

·         A Member of the Permanent Committee

for Graduate Studies Programs at University of Tabuk, previously

·         A Member of the Permanent Committee

for Libraries at University of Tabuk

, previously

May 24, 2004 -  March 28, 2010

College of Telecomm & Electronics Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

·         Full-time assistant professor of computer science

·          Member of College Board

·          Chairman of course’s evaluation committee

·         Chairman of the scientific committee.

9/2005- 6/2009

Arab Open University

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

·         Part-time professor of information technology

1/1997-3/2004

College of Technology

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

·         Chairman of general studies department

·         Assistant professor of computer science

·         Chairman of the academic and technical committee

9/1996-12/1996

East-West University, Chicago, USA

·         Computer science’s instructor.

12/1990-5/1990

College of Technology,

Dammam, Saudi Arabia

·         Teaching assistant of computer science.

1/1988-4/1990

King Saud University

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

·         Teaching assistant of computer science.

 

 

Publications

·         Ali M. Alakeel, "Using Fuzzy Logic Techniques for Assertion-Based Software Testing Metrics," The Scientific World Journal, in press.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, “A Testability Transformation Approach for Programs with Assertions,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle, Nice, France, pp. 9-13, October 2014.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, "Using Fuzzy Logic in Test Case Prioritization for Regression Testing Programs with Assertions," The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2014, Article ID 316014, 9 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/316014.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, "Assertion-Based Software Testing Metrics Approach Based on Fuzzy Logic," Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE–2013), Los Angeles, California, USA,  pp. 9-12, September 2013.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, “Intelligent Assertions Placement Scheme for String Search Algorithms,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Applications, Venice, Italy, pp. 122-128, April 2013.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, “Application of Fuzzy Logic in Load Balancing of Homogenous Distributed Systems,” Science Series Data Report Journal, Vol. 4, No. 12, pp. 76-87, December 2012.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, "A Fuzzy Test Cases Prioritization Technique for Regression Testing Programs with Assertions,” Proceedings of the Sixth Int. Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 78-82,,  September 2012.

·         Ali M. Alakeel and M. Mhashi, "Application of Intelligent Assertion-Based Testing in String Matching Algorithms," American Journal of Scientific Research, No. 65, pp. 77-91, June 2012.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, "A Fuzzy Dynamic Load Balancing Algorithm for Homogenous Distributed Systems,” Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 63-66,  January 2012.

·         Ali M. Alakeel and M. Mhashi, "Using Assertion-Based Testing in String Search Algorithms," Proceedings of The Third Int. Conf. on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 1-5, October 2011.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, “A Framework for Concurrent Assertion-Based Automated Test Data Generation,” European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 352-362, November 2010.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, “Regression Testing Method for Programs with Assertions,” American Journal of Scientific Research, No. 11, pp. 111-122, September 2010.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, “Load Balancing in Distributed Computer Systems,” Int. Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 8-13, July 2010.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, “An Algorithm for Efficient Assertions-Based Test Data Generation,” Journal of Software, Vol. 5 No. 6, pp. 644-653, June 2010.

·         Ali M. Alakeel, “A Guide to Load Balancing in Distributed Computer Systems,” Int. Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 153-160, June 2010.

·         B. Korel and A. M. Al-Yami, “Automated Regression Test Generation,” ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 143-152, March 1998.

·         B. Korel and A. M. Al-Yami, “Assertion-Oriented Automated Test Data Generation,” Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Software Engineering, Berlin, Germany, pp. 71-80, March 1996.

·         A. M. Al-Yami, “Fault-Oriented Automated Test Data Generation,” PhD Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, December 1996.

·         B. Korel and A. Al-Yami, “Assertion-Oriented Test Data Generation,” Technical Report TR-SE-95-04, Dept. of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, 1995.

 

 

 

Confernces

·         The Sixth International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle, October 2014, Nice, France.

·         The 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE–2013), September 25-27, 2013, Los Angeles, California, USA.

·         INTELLI 2013 : The Second International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Applications, April 21-26, 2013 - Venice, Italy.

·         The Eighth International Conference on Systems (ICONS 201), January 27 - February 1, 2013 - Seville, Spain.

·         The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences (ADVCOMP 2012), September 23 - 28, 2012 - Barcelona, Spain.

·         Fifth IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2012), April 17-21, 2012, Montréal, Canada.

·         ICCIT 2012: International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, January 15-17, 2012 – Zurich, Switzerland.

·         The Third International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle, VALID 2011, October 23-28, 2011 - Barcelona, Spain.

·         The 10th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, June 29 - July 1, 2011, Kobe, Japan.

·         International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA 2011), July 17-21, 2011 - Toronto, Canada.

·         e-Learning Regional Conference (eRC2011), March 28-30, 2011, Kuwait.

·         IEEE 18th International Conference on Software Engineering, Berlin, Germany, March 1996.

·         NCC National Computer Conference and Exhibition, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, October 1997.

·         ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, March 1998.

 

 

 

Workshops

·         First Workshop on Computer and Information Science- Computer Education: Quality and Innovation, November 20-21, 2013, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

·         Workshop of “Strategic Planning for Higher Education,“  by British Council and NCAAA organized by Deanship of Development and Quality-University of Tabuk, September, 20-21, 2011, Saharey Hotel, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

·         Workshop of “e-Learning: Teaching and Learning Excellence for Online Education,“  by McWeadon organized by Deanship of Development and Quality-University of Tabuk, February, 26-27, 2011, Misloan Hotel, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

·         Workshop of “Strategic Planning,” organized by Deanship of Development and Quality-University of Tabuk, March, 8, 2011, Saharey Hotel, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 

Technical Skills

Administration

As a Vice Dean of the College of Computers and Information Technology  at the University of Tabuk, I am responsible for many core activates that are important to the college as an organization. These activates include, but not limited to, supervising the whole academic activities of the college such as registrations and exams, carrying out strategic plans and policies; reviewing and approving various decisions sent to the university’s board from college's departments; making executive decisions regarding employments, promotions and sending employees for training courses locally or to further their education abroad.

As a member of several important permanent university-level committees, I represented the College of Computers and Information Technology and participated with my colloquies from other colleges in drafting plans and making decisions that affect various aspects of University of Tabuk.

Teaching

I have been involved in teaching many university-level classes in computer science. This include but not limited to courses in software development, computer networks, operating systems, information security, programming languages, databases, artificial intelligence and expert systems and computer-logic design.

Research

I am actively participating in research projects in the field of software testing and some of the results have been published in internationally recognized scientific journals and conferences. My research interests are not limited to software testing but also include distributed computer systems, computer networks and information security. I am also capable of conducting applied research and study cases as my job requires.

Computer

·         Software Development and Design;

·         Information Systems Security (CISSP certified);

·         Computer Networks design and evaluation (CCNAI and CCNA certified);

·         Internet’s Active Server Page (ASP.NET) design and programming;

·         Object-oriented design and programming;

·         Distributed Systems design and analysis;

·         Parallel Computing programming;

·         Artificial Intelligence design and programming;

·         Expert Systems design and programming;

·         Computer simulation design and analysis;

·         Programming in the following languages:-

1.      Java, Smalltalk, C, C++, Pascal and C#;

2.      Web Programming using ASP.NET and JavaScript;

3.      Visual Basic 6.0 and VB.NET;

4.      Microsoft SQL Server 2003;

5.      Web Page design using MS Front Page;

6.      Database design and programming with MS-Access

7.      Artificial Intelligence programming using Prolog;

8.      Expert Systems design and programming using Clips.

·         Operating Systems & Computer Environments

1.      MS-Windows (95/98/2000/me/XP) and MS-Office (ICDL certified);

2.      Unix, Linux, DOS, and VAX.

 

 

Other Particulars

Language                           Speak                             Read                            Write

Arabic                                Fluent                              Perfect                         Perfect                     

English                               Fluent                              Perfect                         Perfect

Urdu                                   Fair                                 Good                            Good

·         Possessing good health and having pleasant personality;

·         Actively participating in sports activities such as basketball, volleyball and table tennis;

·         Able to work with and enjoy the company of multicultural people;

·         Try my best to keep abreast of new development in fields related to my specialty and work;

·         Possessing active membership in IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Software, Communications of the ACM, ACM Transactions of Software Engineering and Methodology, and Object Magazine;

·         Self motivated and can handle the job independently.