Dr. Ashraf Khalil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Tel #: +037090832


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA 2006
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA 2003
  • M.Sc. in Computational Geophysics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA 2001
  • B.Sc. with Honors in Physics, Birzeit University, Palestine 1998

Mini Bio

Areas of Competence

  • Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing, Mobile Computing, Enterprise Computing, Usability Evaluation and Iterative Design, and Privacy.


  • Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Abu Dhabi University, UAE 2013 - Current
  • Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Abu Dhabi University, UAE 2006 – 2013
  • Adaptive Technology Center, Assistive Tech. Consultant, Indiana Univ., USA 2005 - 2006
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. 1998 – 2005

Research & Scholarly Activities

  • Recipient of several research grants from the Emirates foundation, National Electronic Security Agency, Nokia, Google, Open University (UK), and ADU University totaled nearly 400,000 AED
  • Authored or co-authored over 25 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings with over 200 citations.
  • Received the best paper award in The 2011 International Conference and Workshop on Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT’11), November, 2011.
  • Research Award of the College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University for Academic year 2012. This award is given to one professor per year with the best research record.
  • Won the Second Place with 10,000 AED award in “Made in UAE” Competition, 2011. My mobile application was selected from a large pool of applicants
  • Abu Dhabi University Chancellor Innovation Award for best innovative idea for improving the university. 2010.
  • Abu Dhabi University Research Award granted for my contribution to advancing research. 2009. This is a university-wide award that is given for one faculty member per year.

Consultancy & Industry Experience

  • Consultant for several Usability projects for major international companies such for Nokia, Samsung, HSBC, and Microsoft.

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Steering Committee for Mobile Application Contest (MAC) since 2010