Maher Alaraj

Assistant Professor
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  • PhD in Machine Learning, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University London, UK, (Feb 2013 – Apr 2016). 
  • Business Intelligence and Big Data. 

  • Machine Learning and AI.  

  • Time Series Modeling and Forecasting. 

  • Modelling and Optimization.  

  • Business Process Mining. 

  • Assistant Professor, Zayed University, Department of Information Systems (Aug 2019 – Present) 
  • Senior Model Risk Officer at Commercial Bank International, Enterprise Risk Management Department – Dubai, UAE (Jan 2017 – Jul 2019). 

  • Research Fellow at Abu Dhabi University, Department of Information Systems and Management – Abu Dhabi, UAE (Jun 2016 – Nov 2016). 

  • Teaching Assistant, Brunel University London, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering – London, UK (Jan 2015 – Feb 2016).

  • Member of the IEEE since February 2020. 

  • Advance HE Fellow of Higher Education Academy since February 2023. 

  • Certified IBM Artificial Intelligence Analyst. 

  • Certified IBM Artificial Intelligence Practitioner. 

  • Certified Celonis Process Mining EMS Professional.

  • Juma, L., Alkalha, Z., Al Mandil, K & Ala'raj, M. (2023). Exploring the influence of lean manufacturing and total quality management practices on environmental sustainability: the moderating role of quality culture. International Journal of Lean Six Sigma. (Emerald) (IF= 5.686, Q1 Scopus) 

  • Juma, L., Ikram, M., Alkalha, Z., & Ala'raj, M. (2022). Do companies adopt big data as determinants of Sustainability: Evidence from manufacturing companies in Jordan. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management (2022): 1-16. (Springer) (IF= 7.018, Q1 Scopus) 

  • Ala'raj, M, Radi, M., Abbod, M. F., Majdalawieh, M. Parodi, M. (2022). Data-driven based HVAC optimisation approaches: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Building Engineering. (Elsevier) (IF=5.318, Q1 Scopus). 

  • Ala'raj, M., Abbod, M. F., Majdalawieh, M. & Juma, L. (2021). A deep learning model for behavioural credit scoring in banks. Neural Computing and Application. (Springer) (IF= 5.606, Q1 Scopus) 

  • Juma, L., Ikram, M., Alkalha, Z., & Ala'raj, M. (2022). Factors affecting managers’ intention to adopt green supply chain management practices: evidence from manufacturing firms in Jordan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (2021): 1-17. (Springer) (IF= 3.056, Q2 Scopus) 

  • Ala'raj, M., & Abbod, M. F., Majdalawieh, M. (2021). Modelling customers credit card behaviour using bidirectional LSTM neural networks. Journal of Big Data. 8(1), 1-27. (Springer). (IF= 10.835, Q1 Scopus) 

  • Majdalawieh, M., & Nizamuddin, N., Ala'raj, M., Khan, S., & Bani-Hani, A. (2021). Blockchain-based solution for Secure and Transparent Supply Chain Network. Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications. 1-20. (Springer) (IF= 3.06, Q2 Scopus) 

  • Ala'raj, M., Majdalawieh, M., & Nizamuddin, N. (2020). Modeling and forecasting of COVID-19 using a hybrid dynamic model based on SEIRD with ARIMA corrections. Infectious Disease Modelling, 6, 98-111. (Elsevier) (IF=8.8, Q1 Scopus) 

  • Ala’raj, M., Majdalawieh, M., & Abbod, M. F. (2020). Improving binary classification using filtering based on k-NN proximity graphs. Journal of Big Data, 7(1), 1-18. (Springer) (IF=10.835, Q1 Scopus)  

  • Abualfaraa, W., Salonitis, K., Al-Ashaab, A., & Ala’raj, M. (2020). Lean-Green Manufacturing Practices and Their Link with Sustainability: A Critical Review. Sustainability, 12(3), 981. (MDPI) (IF=3.889, Q2 Scopus) 

  • INS699 - Research Thesis (Fall 2023)