Qusay H. Mahmoud, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor - Department of Electrical, Computer & Software Engineering
Associate Dean - Experiential Learning & Engineering Outreach
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada


I have served in a variety of roles in committees at the department, faculty/college, and university levels, as well as on external professional committees and similar bodies. I have also developed some initiatives to serve the community at large.

Administrative Positions

  • Associate Dean - Experiential Learning and Engineering Outreach, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University (Jan 2021 - )
  • Graduate Program Director (MEng in Engineering Management), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University (Jul 2019 - Dec 2020)
  • Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT (Jul 2015 - Jun 2016)
  • Graduate Program Director (MEng in Engineering Management), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT (Jul 2015 - Jun 2016)
  • Chair, Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering, UOIT (Jan 2013 - Present)
  • Founder and Director, Centre for Mobile Education and Research (Jan 2008 - Present)
  • Co-Op Faculty Advisor at University of Guelph-Humber (May 2004 - April 2007)
  • Coordinator of Final Year Computing Co-Op Projects at University of Guelph-Humber (May 2006 - April 2007)
  • Associate Chair of the Computing Co-Op Program at Guelph-Humber (Aug 2002 - May 1, 2007)

Service Committees (@ Ontario Tech University)

  • Chair, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) Selection Committee for Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Feb 2021)
  • Member, FEAS Thesis Award Committee (2019/2020)
  • Chair, Faculty Review Committee (Oct 2018 - 2019)
  • Member, Academic Council (Sep 2018 - Jun 2021)
  • Member, Curriculum and Program Review Committee - CPRC (Jan 2017 - Jun 2017)
  • Member, Research Board Committee (Jul 2015 - Jun 2016)
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee (Jul 2015 - Jun 2016)
  • Member, Graduate Program Directors Committee
  • Member, CPRC
  • Chair, FEAS Engineering Curriculum Committee
  • Chair, FEAS Academic Integrity Committee
  • Chair, FEAS Graduate Committee
  • Member, Academic Council (Sep 2015 - Dec 2017)
  • Member, Search Committee for CRC Tier II (2014)
  • Member, University Tenure and Promotion Committee (Jul 2014 - Jun 2015)
  • Member, Search Committee for Dean of Graduate Studies (2014/2015)
  • Member, Search Committee for Dean of Science (2013/2014)
  • Member, Search Committee for several faculty positions (Jan 2013 - Aug 2020)
  • Member, Pension and Benefits Committee (Jan 2013 - Jun 2016)

Department and College Committees (@ Guelph)

  • Member of the Curriculum Committee (2011 - 2012)
  • CIS Department Representative on the College (CPES) Tenure and Promotion Committee (April 2006 - April 2008)
  • Member of the CIS Department Planning Committee (2006 - 2008)
  • Member of the Guelph-Humber Computing Program Committee (2002 - 2006)
  • Member of the Guelph-Humber Faculty Search Committee (2002 - 2006)


Guest Editorships

  • Guest Editor (with Peter Langendoerfer of IHP-Microelectronics, Germany) of a special issue of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology on "Service-Oriented Computing", 2008
  • Guest Editor of a special issue on Discovery and Interaction of Mobile Service, ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R). 2005.
  • Guest Editor (with Upkar Varsheny of Georgia State University) of a special issue on Mobile Service, Kluwer/ACM Journal of Mobile Networks and Applications. 2004
  • Guest Editor of a special issue on Practice and Experience with Java in Education. Elsevier's Journal of Science of Computer Programming. 2004.
  • Guest Editor of a special issue on Web-based Distributed Computing. Journal of Internet Technology. Fall 2002

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (2006 - 2012)
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Web Information Systems (2008 - Present), Emerald
  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (2007 - present), Inderscience


  • Panel Organizer, Engineering Student Insights on Remote Learning (Jan 2021)
  • Panel Member (with Mike Kirkup, Ignac Kolenko, Sarah McMullin, Joseph Wilson), Grassroots Opportunities, at Mobilize, Kitchener, ON, Canada, November 2012.
  • Panel Member (with Anne Bowie, Casey Rovinelli, Mayer Tanuan, and Meridith Valiando), BlackBerry Consumers, at BlackBerry World, Orlando, FL, USA, May 2012
  • Panel Member (with Prof. Cay Horstmann of San Jose State University, and Prof. Kyle Lutes of Purdue University), BlackBerry Smartphones in CS Education, BlackBerry Developer Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 2009

Conference Organization (selected)

  • Conference Co-Chair of the Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing, 2020 Report on running a virtual conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Co-Organizer, 2nd Middle East Faculty Summit on Mobile Computing. Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. April 2012
  • Track Co-Chair (Software Engineering), ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Hammamet, Tunisia, May 2010
  • Tutorials Co-Chair of the IEEE ICCCN 2008 Conference, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, August 2008
  • Co-Organizer (with Dave Dietz of RIM) of the Faculty Summit on Mobile Devices in CS Education, University of Guelph, May 2008.
  • Chair of the Internet Services and Applications Track of the IEEE ICCCN 2007 Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 2007
  • Chair (with Dr. Zakaria Maamar) of the ACM SAC'2007 Tracks on "Handheld Computing" and "Web Technologies", Seoul, Korea, March 2007
  • Program Vice-Chair (Semantic Services and Computing), 20th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA2006), Vienna, Austria, April 2006
  • Publicity Chair: IEEE International Symposium on Secure Software Engineering, Arlington, VA, USA, March 13-15, 2006

Grant Reviewer

I have reviewed grant applications for Canadian NSERC (Discovery, Industrial Research Chairs) and MITACS, Chilean CONICYT, and Oman's Research Council.

Journal Referee

Some of the journals I have refereed for, include:
  • IEEE Software
  • IEEE Transactions on the Web
  • IEEE Transactions on Service Computing
  • Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence
  • IEEE Computer
  • Elsevier's Computer Networks
  • Elsevier's Journal of Systems and Software
  • Elsevier's Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Decision Support Systems
  • IEEE Internet Computing
  • International Journal of Interconnection Networks
  • International Journal of E-Business Research
  • International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications
  • International Journal of Computers and Their Applications
  • International Journal of Web Information Systems
  • Springer's Requirements Engineering
  • Springer's Cluster Computing

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