Al-Houmaily’s Biography

Professor Yousef J. Al-Houmaily received a BSc in Computer Engineering from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia in 1986, a MSc in Computer Science from George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 1990, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, in 1997. He is currently a Professor of Computer Engineering and Information Systems in the Department of Computer and Information Programs at the Institute of Public Adminstration, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he was the director from November 1997 till June 2002. Professor Al-Houmaily provided consultation services to a number of government agencies in Saudi Arabia including the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office, the Control and Investigation Board and the General Presidency for Girls Education. From July, 2005 till June, 2006 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada. Professor Al-Houmaily’s main research interests are in the areas of database management systems, mobile distributed computing systems and sensor networks. He has over twenty scientific articles and two books. He also has a good share of professional activities which include his membership to a number of professional organizations and his services as a referee and a reviewer to several research centers, international conferences and international journals.

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