•  Ladan, Mohammad

    Dr. Ladan, Mohammad

    Dean and Professor of College of Sciences & Information Systems


    Prof. Dr. Eng. Mohamad Al Ladan has over 19 years of teaching (BSc, BEng, Msc, MEng, PhD levels) and training experience in the area of computer hardware & software and Information Technology. He has taught at different universities which include BAU, HU, LAU, AUB, HCU, SU (Syracuse NY), and FBSU (KSA). In addition, he has over 9 years of experience in the area of computer hardware & software and information technology industry. He has an extensive international expertise in computer hardware and software industry, computer software engineering, technical consultancy, and computer research where he has worked in different countries including USA, Canada, KSA, and 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 has held several positions as professor and adjunct professor in the computer science and computer and communications engineering departments at different universities including Beirut Arab University, Lebanese American University, American University of Beirut, and the position of the Chairperson of the Mathematical Sciences Division, the chairperson of the Computing Services Committee, and full Professor in the computer science department at Haigazian University since 2001. In September 2015, he joined Rafik Hariri University as the Dean of the College of Sciences and Information Systems and a full professor of Computer Science.


    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 theSyra-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 several international research publications 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.