Dr.Abdallah Mohamed

"Education is the kindling of a flame,
              not the filling of a vessel." - Socrates



About me

Welcome to my page. My name is Abdallah Mohamed. I received my Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering with emphasis on Decision Support Systems for component-based software development from the University of Calgary in Canada. I am currently an instructor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus. I teach the courses listed below. My research is mainly focused on decision support systems especially for software development.



  • COSC 101 - Digital Citizenship
  • COSC 111 - Computer Programming I
  • COSC 122 - Computer Fluency
  • COSC 211 - Machine Architecture
  • COSC 304 - Introduction to Database Systems
  • COSC 445 - Computer Vision
  • COSC 448 - Directed Studies
    1. Applications of Computer Vision:Image Querying
    2. Applications of Image Processing and Computer Vision in Cell Biology
    3. Long-Term Course Planning for UBCO students in COSC
  • COSC 449 - Honours Thesis
    1. Indoor Positioning Using IBeacon BLE Technology


My research is focused on decision support systems (DSS). This involves studying and developing novel methodologies that integrates concepts and techniques, such as optimization techniques and expert systems, to support informed decision-making. Such methodologies could be used when decisions are to be made in complex, uncertain, and/or dynamic environments. For example, I have developed an approach that integrates expert systems along with optimization techniques for analyzing the impact of software component mismatches when integrated into different software systems. I have also developed a novel technique that can be used to generate diversified solution alternatives for optimization-based DSS systems.

Part of my research efforts are devoted to fostering quality and creativity in higher education. I am currently involved in several initiatives initiatives that investigate and propose techniques to improving current state of practice of higher education learning. You can find HERE a list of pedagogical projects I am currently considering or working on.

Useful Links


University of British Columbia Okanagan
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
1177 Research Road, SCI-108
Kelowna, B.C., Canada, V1V 1V7
Phone: 250-807-8247
E-Mail2: abdallah.ubco@yahoo.ca
Website: http://people.ok.ubc.ca/abdalmoh/