Mohammad Obaidat

Professor, Department of Computer Science
Computer Science Program
Department of Computer Science
ST 2110

Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat (Life Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of SCS, and Fellow of AAIA) is an internationally known academic/researcher/scientist/ scholar. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. He has received extensive research funding and published To Date about One Thousand and Two Hundred (1,200) refereed technical articles-About half of them are journal articles, over 100 books, and about 70 Book Chapters. He is Editor-in-Chief of 3 scholarly journals and an editor of many other international journals. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley Security and Privacy Journal. Moreover, he is the founder or co-founder of 5 International Conferences.

He is a Professor of the Computer Science Department at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He has chaired numerous (Over 180) international conferences and has given numerous (Over 180) keynote speeches worldwide. He has served as ABET/CSAB evaluator and on IEEE CS Fellow Evaluation Committee. He has served as IEEE CS Distinguished Speaker/Lecturer and an ACM Distinguished Lecturer. Since 2004 has been serving as an SCS Distinguished Lecturer. He received many best paper awards for his papers including ones from IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, AICSA, CITS, SPECTS, DCNET International conferences. He also received Best Paper awards from IEEE Systems Journal in 2018 and in 2019 (2 Best Paper Awards). In 2020, he received 4 best paper awards from IEEE Systems Journal. In 2021, he also received the IEEE Systems best paper award. In 2021, he was ranked by Guide2Research as Number 1 Computer Scientist in UAE in terms of Number of Publications. He has received many best paper awards from IEEE International Conferences.


Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with a Minor in Computer Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

M.S. in Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Research Interests

  • Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Analytics & Big Data
  • Biometric-based Physical and Cyber Security
  • Networks and Computer Security


Last Updated: 10/18/2022