IT Staff

Dr Syed Ziaur Rahman - Head of the Faculty

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Dr. Syed has been involved with the field of Computer Science and Information Technology for approximately 20 years. He holds a Ph.D, an MTech, and BTech in Computer Science and Systems Engineering. His early career, in the industry at SIEMENS and Infosys as a software engineer, includes the development of real-time solutions and work as a consultant for ERP. Since 2005, Dr. Syed has been working in academia, and he is highly recognized for excellent practices in teaching, research, leadership, and staff development. He is a Certified External Reviewer for accreditation bodies and is trained in Intellectual Property Rights. Dr Syed is a member of many professional bodies worldwide. His current research interests are in the areas of Computer Science and Internationalization of Higher Education.

Dr. Ramalingam

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Dr D. Ramalingam has been an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology since 2010. During his career he has achieved various professional certifications such as CCNA; CCNP; COMPTIA A+; COMPTIA Network+; Microsoft Certified Professional; EC-Council CHFI; and EC-Council Cyber Security instructor. He is the College’s Research Focal Point with Oman’s Research Council. His primary research interest is in information security and he has presented his work at various reputable international conferences. In 2019 he completed a postdoctoral research project in association with the University of Bradford, UK. His teaching currently covers areas such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Virtualization, SCADA systems and Advanced Digital Forensics. He is also a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

 

Mohammed Siddique

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Mohammed Siddique joined Majan College as a Lecturer in the Faculty of IT in 2011. He has 20+ years of academic and industrial experience in India, South Korea and Oman with 10+ years in teaching different IT subjects in reputed colleges to diploma and undergraduate students from various universities. He has coordinated and developed many real-time large scale applications in IT companies using both Microsoft and Java platforms with latest technologies on several domains. He has a Masters in Computer Applications and a BSc in Computer Science from India. He has postgraduate diploma certifications in Visual Basic with Oracle and Web Application development to his credit. 

Ijaz Ahmad

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Ijaz Ahmad is Directory of Quality Assurance and Senior Lecturer in the faculty of IT. He has been in Majan College since 2013. He became a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in September 2018. He has completed his MS in Information Security from NUST (Islamabad, Pakistan) and was awarded the President's Gold Medal for holding first position. He has completed his Bachelors in Computer Science with distinction. Before joining Majan College he served as a lecturer in various renowned universities in Pakistan including NUST and FAST-NUCES. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker by EC Council. His areas of interest include Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics, Cryptography, Cloud Computing and Computer Networks.

Sowmya Baskar

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Sowmya Baskar holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science), MS (Information Technology) and MPhil (Computer Science) from India, and has more than 20 years of teaching experience at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, of which 8 years were in India at reputable universities. She became a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2020. Her research is in the programming and software engineering areas. Her area of interest includes Web Application Development, Programming, Software Architecture, Operating Systems and Project Management. Apart from teaching, she is in charge of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL applications) for the Faculty.

Jacintha Menezes

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Jacintha Menezes is Director of Studies & Senior Lecturer at Majan. She became a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in 2019. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. She completed her PhD in Computer Science, in the area of Remote Sensing by marking use of Hyperspectral Imaging capabilities. She believes in lifelong learning, hence has completed many certifications in the latest technologies. She has served as Journal and Conference reviewer and Session Chair. Her primary research interest is centred on Data Analytics and Image Processing, and in particular Hyperspectral Image Processing. She has presented several articles in various reputable international conferences and Journals. Her recent research in the area of Hyperspectral Imaging has been funded by TRC, Oman.

Albert Tayong

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Mr. Albert Alipan Tayong is the Programme Manager of the Faculty of IT. He finished his Mathematics degrees in the Philippines where he graduated as Magna Cum Laude in his BSc. He completed his MBA from the University of Bedfordshire, where he obtained a Distinction award. He is currently taking his doctoral degree focusing on forecasting and optimization Mathematical models. Since joining MUC in 2012 he has already handled Mathematical & Statistical Skills, Basic Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Fundamentals of ICT, IT Applications for Business, Logical & Problem-Solving Skills, and Business Mathematics & Statistics. He had worked as HR & Administration Officer in the Philippines, UAE, and Oman. He has expertise in MS Excel and has knowledge on MS Access Database, and SPSS.

Dr. Mohammed Waleed Ashour

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Dr. Mohammed Waleed Ashour has been working in the Faculty of Information Technology since 2014, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2018, when he received his PhD in Computer Science from University Putra Malaysia (UPM). Dr. Mohammed Waleed is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); serves as chair of the Faculty Research Committee; and is Coordinator of Technology Projects in the Faculty. Prior to joining Majan he worked in academic institutions in countries such as the UAE, Malaysia, and Palestine. Dr. Mohammed Waleed has presented numerous papers at international conferences and published research articles in a range of prestigious journals on topics within the fields of Applied Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

Dr. Sohail Razzaq

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Dr. Sohail Razzaq holds a Ph.D. in Communication Systems from Lancaster University, UK, and M.Sc. in Computer and Network Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, UK. With more than 11 years of professional teaching and research experience at his credit, he joined the Faculty of Information Technology, Majan University College as Assistant Professor in 2022. His teaching and research areas include Communication Systems and Networks as well as Smart and Autonomous Systems. Dr. Sohail has published 29 articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings, mostly published by IEEE, Wiley, Elsevier/ScienceDirect and MDPI. He is actively conducting cutting-edge research in his areas of interest.

Dr.Senthil Ramadoss

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Dr. R. Senthil is an Assistant Professor with nearly 20 years of experience in academia and industry. His PhD is in the area of Soft Computing and he serves as a peer reviewer/editorial board member in many international journals. He has chaired and presented papers at international conferences, published in well-known journals, and received substantial grants from Oman's Research Council (TRC) for the purposes of carrying out research projects. Dr Senthil has authored and co-authored books in the fields of industrial automation and holds patents. His current research interests are in the fields of Image Processing, Fault Diagnosis, Plant Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. He is a member of international societies such as IEEE, ISTE & IEI.

Dr. Manju Jose

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Dr. Manju is a result-driven academic with 22 years of insightful experience in teaching, research, and administration. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education from the UK. She has also published various Scopus-indexed journal papers. Dr Manju is currently working on two funded research projects and has a patent to her credit. She is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and has acquired several industrial certifications. She is an external examiner for evaluating PhD thesis for several universities in India, and has also served as keynote speaker, reviewer, and technical committee member of several international conferences. Her research interests are in the areas of deep learning and artificial intelligence.

Zainab Mohamed Al Lawati

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Zainab Al Lawati joined as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology at Majan University College in October 2014. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Networking from Majan College. She teaches Information Technology to Semester I and II students in the Foundation programme. Her area of interest is in Programming, Hardware and Networking.

Thuraia Al Jabri

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Thuraia Al Jabri is an IT Senior Lecturer and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Management and Security from the University of Bedfordshire. She is the Level 3 coordinator for all College students, and coordinates and teaches undergraduate modules in FoIT. Thuraia is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Abeer Al Balushi

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Ms. Abeer Al Balushi is an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology, and joined the College in February 2022. She is an efficient professional with nine years of experience at the Ministry of Defence and a proven knowledge of regulatory compliance, and work methods analysis. She has several international certificates in the network and security field, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA R&S); Cisco Certified Network Associate security (CCNA security); Cisco Certified Network professional (CCNP R&S), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). She holds a Master's degree in Cybersecurity from Modern College of Business and Science, and a Bachelor's degree in networking from the UTAS. She teaches IT1, IT2, and FICT modules. As an IT Lecturer, she aims to produce high quality teaching material that will support student learning, improve student success, and enhance the student learning experience.

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