Faculty & Staff- Software Engineering

Dr. Manar AlAlfi
Assistant Professor of Software Engineering
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Dr. Alalfi is an Assistant professor in Software Engineering at Alfaisal's COE and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen's School of Computing, Software Technology Lab, Canada. She received her Ph.D. from Queen's in 2010 where she was honored with the Queen's School of Computing research achievement award for her PhD thesis work on " A verification framework for access control in web applications". Her PhD work was awarded the Google Community award in 2008. Dr. Alalfi is specialized in software engineering and it's synergy with diverse research areas including: Model Driven Engineering (MDE) for Web applications Security Analysis, MDE for Automotive Systems, Scientific Software Engineering, and Mining Software Repositories. She has published her research results in highly reputed international journals and conferences, and served as a reviewer for multiple premier conferences and journals in software engineering. Dr. Alalfi has around eight-years teaching experience at the undergraduate and Graduate levels and taught several courses at Queen's University, KAUST, Alfaisal University, and the Hashemite University. She has more than ten years research and Software development experience in leading roles at Queen's University, KAUST, Alfaisal University and the University of Alberta. Prior to joining AU, she was a senior research scientist for The Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems (NECSIS), a $16.6 million Canadian research network. The project is partnered with General Motors, IBM, Malina Software and led by eight world-leading software engineering research institution in North America. Dr. Alalfi is a professional member at ACM and IEEE Computer Society.

Dr. Muhammad Anan, Ph.D
Acting Dean, College of Engineering
Chair of Software Engineering Department
Associate Professor of Software Engineering
+ 966 11 215 7744
Dr. Muhammad Anan is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering at Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications Networking from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA, in 2008. He obtained a M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, and a M.S. degree in Software Engineering from Kansas University, USA, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Dr. Anan obtained his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering form King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia, in 1997. He has over ten years of industrial experience working for two of the Fortune 500 US companies, namely Sprint and IBM, in the fields of telecommunications and Software Engineering. Also, he taught at Purdue University Calumet, USA, for six years before joining Alfaisal University. He was promoted to Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet in April 2014. Dr. Anan's main research and teaching interests are in the areas of computer networks, cloud computing, Internet of Things, software defined networking, future Internet architectures, wireless sensor networks, embedded systems, computer architecture, software engineering and visualization. Dr. Anan is currently serving on the editorial board for John Wiley's Security and communication Networks Journal. He is a member of the IEEE and has served as a technical program committee member and a reviewer of many international conferences and journals.

Dr. Nidal Nasser
Professor of Software Engineering
+ 966 11 215 7750
Dr. Nidal Nasser received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees with Honors in Computer Engineering from Kuwait University, State of Kuwait, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. in the School of Computing at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering at Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. He worked in the School of Computer Science at University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (2004-2011). Dr. Nasser was the founder and Director of the Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing Research Lab @ Guelph (WiNG: http://wing.socs.uoguelph.ca). He has authored 129 journal publications, refereed conference publications and book chapters in the area of wireless communication networks and systems. He has also given tutorials in major international conferences. Dr. Nasser is currently serving as an associate editor of Wiley's International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Wiley's International Journal on Communication Systems, Wiley's Security and Communication Networks Journal and International Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks. He has been a member of the technical program and organizing committees of several international IEEE conferences and workshops. Dr. Nasser is a member of several IEEE technical committees. He received Fund for Scholarly and Professional Development Award in 2004 from Queen's University. He received the Computing Faculty Appreciation Award from the University of Guelph-Humber. He received the Best Research Paper Award at the ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA'08), at the International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC'09), at the International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC'11), at the International Conference on Computing, Management and Telecommunications (ComManTel'13), and at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'14).

Dr. Samer Mansour
Assistant Professor of Software Engineering
+ 966 11 215 7759
Dr. Samer Mansour is an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering in the College of Engineering, Alfaisal University. Currently, he teaches courses in requirements and software design, discrete mathematics, data structures, and programming. He has also taught at Alfaisal University and at Dalhousie University courses in linear algebra, calculus, vector calculus, differential equations, and numerical analysis. His Ph.D. in Engineering Mathematics is from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He worked as a teaching postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie for two years where he has received the Engineering Students Society teaching award for 2007-2008. After that he has worked for about 2.5 years as a HMI/SCADA software developer at Trihedral Engineering Ltd where he contributed many modules to Trihedral's VTS SCADA software platform (security, drivers, alarm system etc..) and has also trained newly hired developers and engineers as well as customers on VTS programming. His current research is in Wireless Sensor Networks, SCADA, and smart buildings.

Dr. Safia Yasmeen
Lecturer of Software Engineering
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Safia Yasmeen is a lecturer in Software Engineering at Alfaisal University. She graduated from Osmania University, India. She worked as Assistant professor in Mufakham Jha College Of Engineering And Technology from 2005-2009. And later she joined King Khalid University, Abha, KSA as Lecturer for 6 years. She has published her research in international journals and conferences, and conducted national technical Fest and Events. Her current Research "The Effort Estimation of Software Maintainace in SME". She though the courses in software Engineering like software Analysis and Design, Software Testing, , UML, Data Structures , computer organization . During her work in KKU she worked as Research coordinator, Project Coordinator and Examiner, Staffing Officer and was Member of QAA Team Working for Accreditation.she underwent various workshops, Training and project development.


Eng. Azeem Ahmad,
Instructor of Software Engineering
Tel: + 966 11 215 7970

Eng. Jomalyn Pancho, Principle Instructor of Software Engineering
Tel: + 966 11 215 8911


Ahmad Darwish, Business Administration Officer
Tel: + 966 112157762
Fax: + 966 112157751

Maha Hamad Bin Jeri, Administration Coordinator
Tel: + 966 112157764

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