Dr Shafiz Affendi Mohd Yusof
Engineering and Information Sciences
+971 4 278 1956
Dr Shafiz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai.
Dr Shafiz has 18 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.His teaching philosophy is based on the humanistic approach which is based on exploring the self and instilling ‘fun’ to the students in his classes.
Dr Shafiz was previously a faculty member of Computer Science and Engineering at UOWD as an Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor from 2009 to 2012. During that period, he was the Director of the Master of Information Technology Management (MITM), and BSc Information Technology in MIS. He has also worked as a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the School of Computing, Universiti Utara Malaysia. He held various other senior roles including Deputy Director of Cooperative and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (CEDI) and Director of International Telecommunication Union - Universiti Utara Malaysia Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence (ITU-UUM ASP CoE) for Rural Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Development. He is a certified professional trainer (Train of Trainers’ Programme) under the Ministry of Human Resource, Malaysia and has conducted several workshops on computers and ICT.
- PhD, Syracuse University, USA
- MPhil, Syracuse University, USA
- MSc (Telecommunications and Network Management), Syracuse University, USA
- BSc in Information Technology (Hons), Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr Shafiz has published his works in refereed journals, conference papers, encyclopaedias, and book chapters. He has supervised the completion of 6 PhDs and over 70 MSc Students.
Dr Shafiz’s research interests focuses on the social impact of Information Technology -- information behaviour, virtual/e-community, e-government, teleworking, community networks, rural ICT, technopreneurship and open source. He has published his works in refereed journals, conference papers, encyclopaedias, and book chapters.
Dr Shafiz is a certified professional trainer (Train of Trainers’ Programme) under the Ministry of Human Resource, Malaysia and has conducted several workshops on computers and ICT.
- Information Technology Strategic Planning
- Organisational Issues in Information Technology