Who’s Who: Waleed Al-Rodhan, dean at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University

Under Al-Rodhan’s deanship the college was ranked No. 1 among all Saudi computer sciences colleges

  
 
Waleed Al-Rodhan has been the dean of the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University since September 2016.

He has also been an associate professor in the computer sciences department since November 2010. His research interests include privacy, identity management, federated identity, single sign-on, and secure web-based protocols.

Under Al-Rodhan’s deanship the college was ranked No. 1 among all Saudi computer sciences colleges in its scientific “learning outcomes” by the Education and Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC) in 2020.

Al-Rodhan received his bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from King Saud University, Riyadh, in 2002, and gained his master’s degree in information security from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, in 2005.

He was awarded a Ph.D. degree in information security from Royal Holloway in 2011. During his studies, he worked as an academic supervisor at Royal Holloway for the academic year 2009.

Al-Rodhan joined Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) as a system integration engineer after receiving his bachelor’s degree in 2002. In the same year, he began working as an information security engineer for Elm information security company for one year. He was assigned to IRIS Corporation in Malaysia as a smart-card application developer as part of his employment at Elm in 2002.

In 2003, he switched to academia and joined Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University as a teaching assistant. In 2004, he was granted a scholarship from the university to pursue his postgraduate studies at the Information Security Group (ISG) in Royal Holloway.

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