Ashraf Khalil

Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
AUH Campus

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Minor in Scientific Computing, April 2006, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

  • M.S. (Honors) in Computer Sciences, October 2001, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

  • B.S. (Honors) Physics and Computer Science, GPA 3.9, July 1998, Birzeit University, Ramallah, Palestine

  • Human-Computer Interaction, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Persuasive Technology, Machine Learning, Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing, Enterprise Computing, Usability Evaluation and Iterative Design, and Privacy.

  • Professor, College of Technical Innovation, Zayed University 2020-Current

  • Director of Research, Abu Dhabi University 2014-2020

  • Director of Undergraduate Research, Abu Dhabi University 2010-2012

  • Professor of Computer Science, Abu Dhabi University 2018-2020

  • Associate Professor of Computer Science, Abu Dhabi University 2013-2018

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Abu Dhabi University 2006-2012

  • The 2nd International Conference in the Future of Education (ICFEDU), 2019

  • 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology

  • Provided usability consultation for 2003 till 2014 for International Companies such as Nokia, Microsoft, Samsung, and HSBC.

  • Trained over 500 IT school teachers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on using Scratch platform as part of train the trainer program

  • Directed the UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition for 5 consecutive years and expanded it across the GCC region.

  • Served in the organization committee for the 15th IEEE International on Image Systems and Technologies, 2019.

  • Served as the conference co-chair for the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing, 2015 (, organized by Zayed University.

  • Served in the organization Committee Member for the IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2015).

  • Served as a program committee for The 11th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems (MobiWIS 2014), 27 August, 2014.

  • Served as a program committee member for the first International Conference on Inclusive Education: Education for Diversity (March 2016). The conference was organized by ADU.

  • 2020, Cloud Application Developer - Mastery Award Issued by IBM./p>

  • Qualified as a reviewer for conducting external quality assurance reviews by ADEK, 2019/p>

Journals (Last Ten)

  • Khalil, A., Ahmed, S., Khattak, A. and Al-Qirim, N., 2020. Investigating Bias in Facial Analysis Systems: A Systematic Review. IEEE Access, 8, pp.130751-130761. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3006051

  • Ma, S., Khalil, A., Hajjdiab, H. and Eleuch, H., 2020. Quantum Dilation and Erosion. Applied Sciences, 10(11), p.4040.

  • Talwar, S., Dhir, A., Khalil, A., Mohan, G. and Islam, A., 2020. Point of adoption and beyond. Initial trust and mobile-payment continuation intention. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 55, p.102086.

  • Kandil, H., Soliman, A., Taher, F., Ghazal, M., Khalil, A., Giridharan, G., Keynton, R., Jennings, J. and El-Baz, A., 2020. A novel computer-aided diagnosis system for the early detection of hypertension based on cerebrovascular alterations. NeuroImage: Clinical, 25, p.102107.

  • Shehata, M., Shalaby, A., Switala, A., El‐Baz, M., Ghazal, M., Fraiwan, L., Khalil, A., El‐Ghar, M., Badawy, M., Bakr, A., Dwyer, A., Elmaghraby, A., Giridharan, G., Keynton, R. and El‐Baz, A., 2020. A multimodal computer‐aided diagnostic system for precise identification of renal allograft rejection: Preliminary results. Medical Physics, 47(6), pp.2427-2440.

  • Khalil, A., Zia, H., and Abdallah, S., 2019, Privacy in the context of reciprocity: Conceptualizing users’ choices. Online Information Review, Vol. 43 No. 7, pp. 1316-1333.

  • Dhir A., Khalil A., Kaur P., and Rajala R., 2019, Rationale for “Liking” on Social Networking Sites, Social Science Computer Review, 37(4), pp. 529-550.

  • Złotowski, J., Khalil, A. and Abdallah, S., 2019. One robot doesn’t fit all: aligning social robot appearance and job suitability from a Middle Eastern perspective. AI & SOCIETY, 35(2), pp.485-500.

  • Khalil, A., Elmogy, M., Ghazal, M., Burns, C., and El-Baz, A., 2019, Chronic Wound Healing Assessment System Based on Different Features Modalities and Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) Feature Reduction, IEEE Access, 7.

  • El-Gamal, F., Elmogy, M., Ghazal, M., Atwan, A., Casanova, M., Barnes, G., Keynton, R., El-Baz, A. and Khalil, A., 2018. A Novel Early Diagnosis System for Mild Cognitive Impairment Based on Local Region Analysis: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11.

  • Recipient of the U.S. patent number 11,093,850 which was granted on 2021 for quantum random access memory.

  • Recipient of the Abu Dhabi University Ambassador Award 2017

  • Recipient of the Abu Dhabi University Service Award 2016

  • Supervised a team of student who won the First Place in the Mobile Application Contest 2016

  • Supervised a team of student who won the Second Place in the Think Science competition (2016)

  • Recipient of the Abu Dhabi University Leadership Award 2015

  • Supervised a team if students who won the Second Place in the Think Science competition, 2015

  • Recipient of the Abu Dhabi University Research Award 2013

  • Recipient of Abu Dhabi University Teaching Award 2011

  • Recipient of the Best paper award in The 2011 International Conference and Workshop on Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT’11) that was held in Dubai in November 26-27, 2011.

  • Second Place in for “Made in UAE” Competition, 2011.

  • INS-604 (Enterprise Architecture)