•  Ladan, Mohammad

    Dr. Ladan, Mohammad


    Prof. Dr. Eng. Mohamad Al Ladan has over 23 years of teaching and training experience in the area of computer hardware & software and Information Technology. He has taught a variety of computer science/engineering and MIS courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels at different universities in Lebanon, USA, and KSA. In addition, he has over 18 years of industrial experience in the area of IT and computer hardware & software where he had worked as a computer engineer, software engineer, senior software engineer, application specialist, IT and CCE technical consultant, and finally as a  technical manager for major companies in Lebanon, USA, and Canada. Moreover, Prof. Al Ladan has extensive academic administrative experience where he had served for four years as the Dean of the College of Sciences and Information Systems at Rafik Hariri University (RHU) in Meshref Damour, and prior to that, he had served for fourteen years as the chairperson of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (Math, Computer Science, and Physics) at Haigazian University in Beirut Lebanon.


    He received the B. Eng.(Honors) In Electronics and Communication Engineering from Alexandria University/Beirut Arab University in 1986, and M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., USA, in 1990 and 1995 respectively. His Master study was focused on Advanced Computer Architecture and VLSI Design, and his Ph.D. study was focused on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems Software Engineering.


    He joined the Rafik Hariri University in Meshref Damour in September 2015 as the Dean of the College of Sciences Information Systems until September 2019, and he is currently a full professor of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences after merging the College of Sciences and Information Systems with the College of Arts.


    He has received a number of awards that include: Tuition Scholarship and Research Assistantship from the Computer Engineering Department and the Networking and Computing Services Center at Syracuse University from 1990 to 1995, a Syracuse University “Best Student Worker” recognition award  in June 1994 for his contribution in developing both the Job Information System, a campus-wide database system for managing and finding jobs for students on and off-campus, and the Syra-CWIS system,  an Internet/Netscape-Based information system for Syracuse University, and an Honor student status in the Faculty of Engineering at Beirut Arab University from 1981 to 1986.


    Prof. Al Ladan has over 35 publications in international refereed conferences and journals in the areas of distributed and parallel computing, object-oriented software, internet programming, e-learning, Web Services, Cloud Computing. He participated in several international computers and IT related conferences and a reviewer for different international conferences and journals.  In addition to teaching undergraduate courses, he has taught several graduate courses in CS, CE, MIS, and IT at both Master and PhD level, and prepared and conducted the PhD Qualifying exams in Software Engineering and Operating Systems for PhD candidate Students for several years at different universities.


    He is a Member of the Order of Engineers in North America and in Lebanon, and a founding member, an ex-president, and a current member of ACS.