Basel Almourad

Associate Professor

PhD in Computer Science, Cardiff University, UK

BSc in Informatics Engineering, Aleppo University, Syria

Advanced Diploma in Networking (city & guild), Josiah Masson College, Birmingham, UK

PG Cert (Post Grad. Certificate in teaching & learning), Aston University, Birmingham, UK


Dr. Basel Almourad is an Associate Professor of IT in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University. He Received his PhD in Computer Science from Cardiff University in the UK. Before joining Zayed University he was in the college of Information Technology at the University of Dubai. Prior to that, he spent one year as a Senior Lecturer of IT at Wolverhampton University in the UK and five years as a Lecturer of IT at Aston University in the UK.  He received outstanding faculty awards in the University College at Zayed University in 2012 & 2014.

Dr. Almourad is certified by Prince2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) and also certified by ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library).

Dr. Almourad’s main research interests are in the areas of database systems and IT service management. His research has also focused on Web Accessibility and Usability.


Dubai Academic City, E-L1-21


+9714 402 1464

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate and Graduate courses in the areas of Database Systems, Web Design & Development, Enterprise System Development, IT Project Management, Programming Using Java, Information Systems, System Analysis & Design, Data Analysis, Data Warehousing & Mining and IT service management.

Research and Professional Activities

Recent Publications

  • Almourad, M. Basel & Hussain, M. The Impact of Cloud Computing on ITIL Service Strategy Processes. International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 3 (5). 2014
  • Mohamed B. Al Mourad and Rozita Johari, "Resolution of Challenges That Are Facing Organizations before ITIL Implementation," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 210-215, 2014
  • Faouzi Kamoun, Mohamed Basel Almourad "Accessibility as an integral factor in e-government website evaluation: the case of Dubai e-government", Information Technology & People, Vol. 27 Iss: 2, 2014
  • M. Basel Al Mourad and Faouzi Kamoun  " Accessibility Evaluation of Dubai e-Government Websites: Findings and Implications,” Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices, Vol. 2013, 2013, Article ID 978647, DOI: 10.5171/2013.978647.
  • Almourad, M. Basel (2013).  Measuring Database Objects Relatedness in Peer-to-Peer Databases.  International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 2 (3), pages 289-293, 2013, IACSIT Press, ISSN 2010-3743.
  • M. Nicho and M. B. Almourad   “Success Factors for Integrated ITIL Deployment: An IT Governance Classification”.  Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, 14 (1), 2012.
  • M. B. Almourad “The curriculum designs of Computing & Information Systems with concentration in Database Systems.”  In Miguel Baptista Nunes, Pedro Isaías and Philip Powell (Eds.)  International Conference Information Systems, 2012, Germany: IADIS, ISBN (Book): 978-972-8939-68-7.
  • M. B. Almourad “Measuring Database Objects Relatedness in Peer-to-Peer Databases”. International Symposium on Database Operations and Developments Technologies and Systems, Dubai, 2011. Also to appear in IEEE proceeding.