Prof. Ahmad Kayed Ahmad Kayed

Prof. Ahmad Kayed Ahmad Kayed

Prof. Ahmad Kayed Ahmad Kayed

Phone: +968 26850116 Extn: 416
Location: Rustaq buildin

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Prof. Ahmad Kayed is the Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology at Sohar University in Sohar, Oman. With over 35 years of experience in both academia and the IT industry, Prof. Kayed has made significant contributions to the field of computer science. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Information Technology from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia , awarded in 2003, as well as an M.Sc. in Mathematics from Jordan University in Amman, Jordan, in 1992 , and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the same university in 1989. Additionally, he completed a Higher Education diploma from Monash University in Australia in 2005.

Throughout his career, Prof. Kayed has been actively involved in research, teaching, and leadership roles. He has worked with esteemed institutions such as Monash University in Australia, Middle East University in Jordan, Fahad Bin Sultan University in Saudi Arabia, and Applied Science University in Jordan. His research interests lie in the areas of cloud computing, database security, and semantic web, with a particular focus on semantic and conceptual engineering for securing cloud databases. He has published over 50 papers in high-impact journals and has supervised numerous Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.

In addition to his academic contributions, Prof. Kayed has been actively involved in national and international committees related to quality assurance, strategic planning, and research funding evaluation. He has played a pivotal role in shaping the vision, mission, and core values of his faculty and university, as well as in reviewing and creating IT-related curricula, programs, and research projects.

Outside of academia, Prof. Kayed has held various roles in the IT industry, including solutions architect, project manager, general manager, and IT consultant. His extensive experience spans domains such as security, cloud computing, and software engineering.

Prof. Ahmad Kayed is a highly respected scholar and academic leader with extensive experience in major universities across different countries. He has achieved a Professorial level in his field and made significant contributions to the academic community. His journey through the academic landscape has equipped him with a profound understanding and appreciation of the values and roles inherent in major universities operating in an international context.

During his career, Prof. Kayed has held the position of Dean for over 15 years, working in five renowned universities across Australia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. These experiences have provided him with diverse perspectives on the global higher education landscape and a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved in operating within an international context.

Prof. Kayed’s time in Australia, specifically his Ph.D. studies and subsequent work at Monash, allowed him to become a respected scholar in his field. The research-intensive environment and guidance from esteemed faculty members shaped his research acumen, critical thinking skills, and scholarly writing abilities.

Furthermore, Prof. Kayed’s involvement in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students at Monash University further enriched his understanding of the values and roles of a major university. By imparting knowledge, fostering critical thinking, and inspiring a passion for learning, he actively contributed to the growth and development of future generations of scholars.

Transitioning to international contexts, Prof. Kayed continued to excel in research, teaching, and academic leadership roles. Working in universities in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, he embraced the diverse cultural contexts and collaborated with local researchers and educators, gaining valuable insights into the importance of cultural adaptability, cross-cultural collaboration, and the global impact of research in an international setting.

Prof. Ahmad Kayed’s journey as a respected scholar, complemented by his extensive experience in major universities across different countries, has solidified his understanding and appreciation of the values and roles inherent in higher education on an international scale. This experience allows him to bring a global perspective to his work, effectively navigate cross-cultural dynamics, and contribute to the success and advancement of major universities operating in diverse international contexts.


  • Ph. D. in Computer Science, Information Technology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2003.
  • M. Sc. in Mathematics, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan, 1992.
  • B. Sc. in Computer Science, Jordan University, Amman, Jordan, 1989.

Teaching Interest

  • Algorithms and Complexity​
  • Cloud Computing

Research Interest

  • Cloud computing
  • DB security
  • Semantic web