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Ahmed Okasha

Ahmed Okasha 

Assistant Professor

ahmed.okasha@Gu.edu.eg

Biography

Prof. Ahmed Okasha is a highly accomplished academic and expert in computer science. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kent, UK, and a Master’s degree in Statistics, providing him with a strong foundation in his field’s theoretical and practical aspects.

With extensive teaching experience, including positions as an Associate Professor and Assistant Professor at various prestigious institutions, Prof. Okasha is known for his expertise in information systems, data analytics, computational modeling, and programming. He has also made significant contributions to numerous research projects and has been a reviewer for esteemed academic journals and conferences. Prof. Okasha’s vast knowledge and dedication to his field have earned him widespread academic respect.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science from the School of Computing, University of Kent, UK (July 2011).
  • Thesis Title: “Agent-Based Computational Economics: Studying the Effect of Different Levels of Rationality on Macro-Activities for Economic Systems”.
  • Master’s Degree in Statistics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt (2005).
  • Thesis Title: “Simulation Study for Cluster Analysis”.
  • Software Skills Development Program (SSDP) Diploma from the Information Technology Institute (ITI), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt (October 1997 – August 1998).
  • B.Sc. of Statistics from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt (1990-1994).

Publications

Area Of Research

  • Agent-Based Computational Economics
  • Data Analytics
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Advanced Programming (Python)
  • Database Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Computational Modeling for Social Sciences
  • Computational Theory for Social Science
  • Agent-based Modeling
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics and Computational Mathematics
  • Risk and Insurance
  • Quantitative Methods

Projects

  • National Solid Waste Management Program with Cooperation with German Development Cooperation (GIZ Office): Senior statistician for the project “Annual Citizen Satisfaction” (Sept 2020 – June 2021)
  • German Development Cooperation (GIZ Office) Consultancy: Consultant for the project “Support in Writing Quarterly Reports for the Executive Council” (Sept 2019 – April 2020)
  • Save The Children Evaluation Project: Senior statistician for the project “Assiut Sponsorship Program Final Evaluation” (June to December 2019)
  • USAID Evaluation project (QED Office at Cairo): Senior statistician for the project “Ex-Post Performance Evaluation of the Water and Wastewater Small-Scale Construction Program and Job Creation through Essential Services Delivery in Upper Egypt under the Egypt Utilities Management (EUM) Assistance Agreement” (April to July 2019)
  • USAID Evaluation project (QED Office at Cairo): Statistician for the project “Egypt-Level Counter-Trafficking in Persons Assessment; Better Understanding of Early and Seasonal Marriages for Improved USAID Programming Coordination with the Government of Egypt” (August to December 2018)
  • USAID Evaluation project (Center for Development Services Office at Cairo): Senior statistician for the project “Evaluation of Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development” (June to August 2018)

Awards/Honorable Mentions

  • Outstanding Researcher Award, Galala University, 2023.
  • Emerald Award, Outstanding paper, EPL 2019.

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Program Director of Business Information System Program, Galala University, Egypt (Oct 2022 – Present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Socio-computing, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt (May 2011 – Feb 2022)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Socio-computing, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt (May 2011 – Feb 2022)
  • Associate Professor (Part-Time), Faculty of Management Sciences, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts, Egypt (Jan 2022 – Present)
  • Assistant Professor (Part-Time), Faculty of Management Sciences, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts, Egypt (2018 – Jan to July 2022)
  • Visiting Faculty, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (Jan – May 2017)
  • Faculty, Actuarial Department, Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University, Egypt (2014-2016)
  • Faculty, University of Management and Technology, Virginia, USA, at Cairo (2013-2014)
  • Faculty, Misr University for Science & Technology, Information System Department (2012-2014, 2018-2019)
  • Faculty, Canadian International College (CIC) (Summer Course, 2013)
  • Faculty, Benha University (2013)
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Computing, University of Kent, UK (2008-2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, Social-Science Computing Department, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt (1996-2006)

Non-academic jobs

  • Database Expert and Data Analyst in SRC (Social Research Center) American University in Cairo.
  • Manager of Information System Department, the Arab Network for Non-Government Organization (NGOs).
  • Web developing and Data analyzing for Population Policy and Migration Department, League of Arab States.