Prof. Hussein Zedan
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Development
Theoretical Computer Science and Software Engineering
- 1982 PhD in Mathematics, Bristol University, U.K.
- 1977 M.Sc. in Mathematics, Bristol University, U.K.
- 1975 B.Sc. in Mathematics, Cairo University, Egypt
Professor Hussein Zedan has recently joint the Applied Science University, Kingdom of Bahrain, (January 2014) as a Professor of Software Engineering and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. Since September 2015, he took up the position of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Development. He has over 35 years’ experience as an academic, consultant and practitioner in Computer Science, and IT industry.
He was awarded a PhD in Mathematics from Bristol University and worked there as both a Research Scientist and a Lecturer. This followed by academic career in Oxford University (as a Research Fellow and University Lecturer), the University of York (as a Reader, a Professor, HoD and a PVC-Research) and De Montfort University where he set up and directed one of the largest R&D institute, known as Software Technology Research Laboratory as well as the Technical Director of a University Technology Centre (UTC) in Software Evolution, which is funded by Software Migration Ltd. (SML).
Prof. Zedan’s work on the formal specification, verification, validation and analysis of computing and information systems, in particular those used in (time, safety, mission, financial)-critical applications, has gained him an excellent national and international reputation in the field. He has published 4 books and over 240 technical papers and articles in highly reputable journals and international conferences.
Prof. Zedan’s long-term aim is to build a coherent set of conceptual frameworks and methods for the engineering, re-engineering and assessment of computing and information systems. Central to his objective is to narrow the gap between theoreticians and pragmatic practitioners by promoting and developing tools to assess the development of such systems.
Professor Zedan’s principal areas of technical expertise are: software engineering techniques involving object technology; rapid application development (RAD) and component-based development; Software testing and modelling (UML); business process re-engineering and requirements engineering; IT strategy and architecture (including Information Systems definitions and technical specifications); client/server and distributed systems; database systems (relational and object-oriented); formal Semantics, Compositionality Theory, Co-design and Co-Simulation for real-time and critical systems; Grid technology; (Service, feature)-based technology; Computer Security, Trust and Critical Systems; Computational Creativity and Context Aware System.