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Dr Soly Mathew Biju

Dr Soly Mathew Biju, Associate Professor at UOWD

Dr Soly Mathew Biju

Associate Professor

Dr Soly Mathew Biju's research interests include software testing, cryptography, e-learning, innovations in teaching, agile software development and programming techniques. She has several years experience in network administration and software development.

Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Banasthali University, Fellow Higher Education Academy -UK (FHEA,UK), Chartered IT Professional (MBCS CITP -UK), Approved CITP Assessor, International Software Testing Certification – ISQTB, Post-Graduation in Bioinformatics - Indian Institute of Bioinformatics, Masters in Computer Science (MCS) from University of Pune, MBA(IT management) Symbiosis University, Bachelor of  Computer Science (BCS) from University of Pune.

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Dr Soly Mathew Biju is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai. Dr Biju has achieved the Chartered IT Professional status which is a symbol of excellence in the field of IT and is also an ISTQB-certified software testing professional. She is also a Fellow Higher Education Academy, UK.

HEA Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. It demonstrates commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development.

Dr Biju has been in the field of the field of teaching, training, network administration and software development since 1999. Prior to joining UOWD, she worked for various universities including University of Wales, Robert Kennedy College and Champlain College. She is a certified online instructor and has worked extensively on online teaching methods and online material design and development.

As a System Administrator, Dr Biju was responsible for leading two teams (Windows NT and Lotus Notes) for British Airways at Heathrow UK, and Pune, India. In addition to this, she was also an online trainer responsible for organising and providing training sessions for professionals at British Airways, Pune branch (1999-2001).

She has conducted a number of workshops on e-learning, WebCT and Blackboard at UOWD and at other universities. She was nominated for the Teaching Excellence and Research Excellence awards at UOWD on numerous occasions and received the prestigious Teaching Excellence Award in 2012, 2015 and 2019. She was also awarded the prestigious Amity Global Academic Excellence award in 2020.

Her research interests include machine learning, data security, software testing, cryptography, e-learning, innovations in teaching, agile software development, online teaching, network security and programming techniques. She has papers published in reputed journals and books and presented and reviewed papers at national and international conferences and journals. She has been a scientific and organizing committee member on various national and international conferences.

Dr Biju is a lifetime member of Computer Society India and a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS Chartered IT professional). She is also BCS Approved CITP Assessor responsible for conducting interviews for CITP applicant for BCS.

Some of her latest publications are mentioned below:

  1. Biju S.M(2018) , Zaid S., Implications of big data analytics: Case study in UAE, Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology Machine Learning - Computer Science 2018 Volume 11 August 30-31, 2018, pg. 82.
  2. Biju S.M(2018), Analysing the predictive capacity of various machine learning algorithms, International Journal of Engineering & Technology Vol 7, No 2.27 DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i2.27.11013 Published on: 23-08-2018
  3. Biju S. M. (2018). Benefits of Working in Pairs in Problem Solving and Algorithms - Action Research. Athens Journal of Education. Retrieved from [available online forthcoming paper]
  4. Soly Mathew Biju(2018), "Best Approach to Teach Advanced Programming", International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME), Vol.8, No.6, pp.37-45, 2018.DOI: 10.5815/ijeme.2018.06.04
  5. Biju SM,A Mathew (2017) ‘ Comparative Analysis of Big Data Analytics Software in Assessing Sample Data ‘Journal of International Technology and Information Management': Vol. 26 : Iss. 2.
  6. Biju,SM. 2018, Students ‘s perception on the benefits of blended learning in Higher Education: Flipped classroom approach‘ that has been accepted at 2nd International Conference on Global Education and E –Learning “Digital Literacies and Education: Spaces, Mobilities and Practices”, Nov 12-13.
  7. Biju, S. Mathew. & Mathew, A. 2017, 'A Connected Future', ITNOW, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 12-15.

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