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Management Information Systems

Mohammad (MJ) Ahmad Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Expertise

Dr. MJ Ahmad is a teaching assistant professor of Cybersecurity in the Business Cybersecurity Master’s program and undergraduate minor, in the Management Information Systems (MIS) department. He is currently teaching courses in cybersecurity information systems, cyber operations, business cybersecurity analytics, and other cybersecurity related courses.

With a great passion towards research and higher education, Dr. Ahmad received his Ph.D. of Computer Science in 2021, specializing in Software Engineering and Data Analytics, from the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University. His research interests are focused on – but not limited to – the analysis and classification of software fault-proneness and vulnerabilities in open source operating systems, where he uses machine and deep learning to classify and detect software defects and software vulnerabilities, one of the root causes of cybersecurity attacks in software. Before and during his Ph.D., Dr. Ahmad worked for several governmental, private and non-profit organizations in Palestine, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar and the US, and has more than twelve years of experience in the Information Technology/Computer Science field and higher education.

Education

Ph.D., Computer Science, West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV. M.S., Information Systems, Marshall University. Huntington, WV. B.Sc., Management Information Systems, An Najah National University. Nablus, Palestine.

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