Bandar M. Alshammari, PhD, MEngSc
Dean, Admission and Registration Deanship
Assistant Professor, Information Technology - Department of Information Technology - College of Computer and Information Sciences
 

Professional Synopsis

  •      An energetic and self-motivated professional with around two years of progressive experience in Information Technology with extensive experience in Project Management, Software Applications Development, Systems Analysis and Design and Information Security.
  •      Strong technical skills in IT application design and development, database design, systems architecture, and integration and attended several technical training courses.
  •      Proficient in designing and developing security-critical applications using a wide-range of developments languages and models including UNIX, .NET, JAVA, C, C++, SQL and UML technologies.
  •      Possesses in-depth knowledge of security risk analysis, security policies and awareness analysis, threat mitigation, and vulnerability reduction
  •      Having comprehensive knowledge in strategic planning and reporting upon strategic as well as operational plans.
  •      Highly skilled in creating and maintaining collaborative working relationships, providing concise communication to upper management, and mentoring peers.
  •      Possesses exceptional written and oral communication skills, as well as organisational and people management skills.

Organizational Experience

  •      Dean, Deanship of Admissions and Registration - Aljouf University (Aljouf, Saudi Arabia) - January 2013 - Present
  •      Deputy Dean, Deanship of Admissions and Registration - Aljouf University (Aljouf, Saudi Arabia) - September 2012 – January 2013
  •      Assistant Professor, Information Technology - Aljouf University (Aljouf, Saudi Arabia) - June 2012 - Present
  •      Assistant Professor (Joint), Informatics - King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) - February 2012 – June 2012
  •      Manager, Information Technology - King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) - December 2011 – June 2012

Responsibilities

  •      Direct the activities of subordinate analysts in the development of new information technology systems and enhancement to existing automated systems.
  •      Use state standard system methods in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of information technology systems.
  •      Manage and oversee large, long range, or multiple complex projects.
  •      Evaluate, review, and approve requests for information systems hardware, software, or services.
  •      Provide guidance to the systems, programming, and operation staff in the solution of hardware/software related problems.
  •      Direct the implementation and maintenance of computer software.
  •      Coordinate implementation of data communication equipment and applications with user departments, vendors, and data centres.
  •      Maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence relative to the work.
  •      Direct the investigation and analysis of computer equipment and related software; supply management with documentation of advantages and disadvantages.
  •      Disseminate detailed descriptions of new or modified hardware/software systems and instructions for their use.
  •      Develop cost estimates, human resource requirements, work plans, time schedules, and make work assignments to meet objectives.

Publications

  •     B. Alshammari, Colin Fidge, and Diane Corney. Developing Secure Systems: A Comparative Study of Existing Methodologies, To Appear.

  •     B. Alshammari, An Assessment Model for Security-Critical Enterprise Systems, International Journal of Information and Education Technology, vol 4, no 4, August 2014, IACSIT, To Appear.

  •     S. Nashwan and B. Alshammari, Mutual Chain Authentication Protocol for SPAN Transaction in Saudi Arabian Banking, Submitted for Publication March 2014.

  •     B. Alshammari, Colin Fidge, and Diane Corney, A Type Inference System for Defining Secure Data Flow, Submitted for Publication December 2013.

  •     B. Alshammari, C. J. Fidge, and D. Corney. Security metrics for Java bytecode programs. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2013), Boston, 27–29 June. Knowledge Systems Institute, 2013. To appear.

  •     B. Alshammari, C. J. Fidge, and D. Corney. An automated tool for assessing security-critical designs and programs. In M. Khan, A. Mirza, and K. Alghatbar, editors, Proceedings of the Saudi Arabian National Workshop on Information Assurance Research (WIAR 2012), Riyadh, April 18. IEEE/IET Electronic Library, 2012.

  •     B. Alshammari, C. J. Fidge, and D. Corney. Security assessment of code refactoring rules. In M. Khan, A. Mirza, and K. Alghatbar, editors, Proceedings of the Saudi Arabian National Workshop on Information Assurance Research (WIAR 2012), Riyadh, April 18. IEEE/IET Electronic Library, 2012.

  •     B. Alshammari. Quality Metrics for Assessing Security-Critical Computer Programs (2011). PhD Thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

  •     B. Alshammari, C. J. Fidge, and D. Corney. A hierarchical security assessment model for object-oriented programs. In R. Hierons and M. Merayo, editors, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2011), Madrid, July 13-14, 2011.

  •     B. Alshammari, C. J. Fidge, and D. Corney. Assessing the impact of refactoring on security-critical object-oriented designs. In J. Han and T. D. Thu, editors, Proceedings of the Seventeenth Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference, Sydney, 30 November-3 December. IEEE Computer Society, 2010.

  •     B. Alshammari, C. J. Fidge, and D. Corney. Security metrics for object-oriented designs. In J. Noble and C. J. Fidge, editors, Proceedings of the Twenty-First Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2010), Auckland, 6-9 April. IEEE Computer Society, 2010.

  •     B. Alshammari, C. J. Fidge, and D. Corney. Security metrics for object-oriented class designs. In Byoungju Choi, editor, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2009), Jeju, Korea, 24-25 August, IEEE Computer Society, 2009.


Training Attended

  •      Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - CISCO Academy at the Queensland University of Technology.
  •      Programming in .NET and WPF Technologies – Microsoft Australia.
  •      Leadership Development and Team Building - University of Queensland.
  •      Negotiating for Positive Outcomes - University of Queensland.
  •      Strategic Human Resource Management – University of Queensland.

Academic Qualifications

  •      (2012) PhD in Information Technology (Software Security Engineering) from Queensland University of Technology (Australia).
  •      (2007) Master’s Degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (Australia).
  •      (2006) Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from University of Canberra (Australia).

Scholarships and Awards

  •      (2000) Prince Abdulrahman Alsudairy Scholarship to study undergraduate and graduate studies in Australia as a result of achieving the highest mark in high school examinations in Aljouf region, Saudi Arabia.
  •      (2007) Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Award for Excellent Academic Performance at the Queensland University of Technology as a result of achieving a grade point average of 7 out of 7 in the second semester of 2007.
  •      (2007) Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Award for Excellent Academic Performance as a result of achieving a grade point average of 7 out of 7 in the second semester of 2007.
  •      (2009-2010-2011) Faculty of Science and Technology Scholarship at the Queensland University of Technology which provides the winner with essential expenses to attend a leading domestic or international conference; including conference registration, tickets airfares, accommodation and transportation.

Voluntary and Community

  •      (2003) Member of the Muslims Students Association (MSA) at the University of Canberra.
  •      (2004) Orientation Week Leader at University of Canberra to help new students register for their courses, get to know the university campus and how to use the public transportation.
  •      (2004) Participate in all meetings of the students discussion groups on tolerance and diversity at the University of Canberra.
  •      (2004-2005) Vice President of the Muslims Students Association (MSA) University of Canberra.
  •      (2006) Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
  •      (2007) Member of Engineers Australia (EA).
  •      (2012) Member of the KSAU-HS IT Services Staff Recruitment Committee.
  •      (2012) Member of the KSAU-HS Information Systems Department Faculty Staff Recruitment Committee.
  •      (2012) Member of the KSAU-HS Information Systems Department Curriculum Committee.

Research Interests

  •      Critical Systems.
  •      Software Security.
  •      Software Information Flow.
  •      Software Quality Metrics.
  •      Software security refactoring.
  •      Business Process Management

Training Attended

  •      Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - CISCO Academy at the Queensland University of Technology.
  •      Programming in .NET and WPF Technologies – Microsoft Australia.
  •      Leadership Development and Team Building - University of Queensland.
  •      Negotiating for Positive Outcomes - University of Queensland.
  •      Strategic Human Resource Management – University of Queensland.

Professional Activities

A reviewer for a number of international journals including:

  •      Advances in Engineering Software (AES).
  •      The International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering (IJCSSE).
  •      The Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT).
  •      A reviewer for a number of International Software Engineering Conferences.