Associate Professor

2000, PhD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Dr. Eleana Kafeza is an associate professor at Zayed University, College of Interdisciplinary Studies and before she was an associate professor at Department of Computing and Applied Technology, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University. Dr Kafeza holds a Ph.D. from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in computer science. She has an international experience having worked as faculty at Athens University of Economic and Business and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and having served on Sabbatical Leave at International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad India. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Ontario Tech Canada. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Dr Kafeza has an extended research experience having published at top ranked journals like IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and data Engineering, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications and Information Systems Frontiers. Her research interests are in data science, data mining for behavioral analytics in social media, time series analysis, business processes and e-contracts. 



Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-1-018

Teaching Areas

Areas of Specialization

Data Science

Social Media Analytics

Data Mining for Behavioral Analytics

Time Series Analysis

Business Processes and E-Contracts


Research and Professional Activities

Athanasios Tsoukalas, Steven Annor Prince, Eleanna Kafeza, and Anthony Tzes, IoT enhancements for an in-house calm computing environment, in 2022 International Conference on Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering (MEEE 2022).

Marcelo Fantinato, Sarajane Marques Peres, Eleanna, Kafeza, Dickson K. W. Chiu, and Patrick C. K. Hung, A review on the integration of deep learning and service-oriented architecture, J. Database Manag., 32, (3), 95–119, 2021

Eleanna, Kafeza, Andreas Kanavos, Christos Makris, Georgios Pispirigos, and Pantelis Vikatos, T-PCCE: Twitter personality based communicative communities extraction system for big data, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 32, (8), 1625–1638, Aug. 1, 2020, Publisher: IEEE, ISSN: 2326-3865. 

Eleanna, Kafeza, Christos Makris, Gerasimos Rompolas, and Feras Al-Obeidat, Behavioral and migration analysis of the dynamic customer relationships on twitter, Information Systems Frontiers, 1–14, 2020.

Eleanna, Kafeza, Syed Juned Ali, Irene Kafeza, and Haseena Al Katheeri, Legal smart contracts in ethereum block chain: Linking the dots, in 36th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops, ICDE Workshops 2020, Dallas, TX, USA, April 20-24, 2020, IEEE, 2020, pp.18–25