Academic Portofolio

Academic Manager

Victoria University, Sydney Campus

Feb 2018 – Present

In brief, my duties include but not limited to:

  • Academic Staffing
  • Assisting the Campus Director and Principal to ensure all courses and classes are appropriately staffed, and the staff are supported and resourced appropriately
  • Coordinating and supporting sessional staff
  • Assisting with the selection process for ongoing full-time and fractional staff
  • Student Support
  • Working with and supporting Student Support staff to ensure that students are supported for academic success
  • Managing student matters
  • Timetabling
  • Working with Course Coordinators to ensure that the VU Sydney timetable is in place and solving issues that arise
  • Assisting the Campus Director and Principal in strategic timetabling planning activities
  • General Academic Management Tasks
  • Liaising with VU Melbourne staff to ensure that academic quality assurance and reporting activities occur in a timely manner
  • Working closely with the Campus Manager to ensure effective coordination of academic and student administration functions
  • Implement examinations and other overall academic tasks
  • Take a lead role in student assessment and progression matters

Postgraduate Course Coordinator IT Programs

Victoria University, College of Engineering and Science

Sydney Campus- NSW Australia

March 2017 – February 2018

I’m responsible for the delivery of the Master of Applied Information Technologies and Master of Business (ERP) courses. My main duties include but not limited to:

  • Course development and accreditation
  • Course coordination and Monitoring
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement
  • Academic Administration

Some of my main responsibilities in this role include but are not restricted to the following key focus areas:

ACourse Coordination:

  • a

    Working with VU Transnational Education (TNE) Unit Co-ordinators, Site Co-ordinators and lecturing staff in the delivery, implementation, quality assurance and review of courses

  • b

    Managing all aspects of the course delivery to the academic and quality standards set by the University, including but not limited to: appointing and assessing academic staff, conducting lecturers’ inductions and Staff developments sessions, Managing to a high standard the requirements of Assessment and Student Progress Boards (ASPBs) and preparing associated reports, implementing early intervention strategies for students at risk and monitoring their progress according to documented policies. Liaising with the Learning Support Advisors for student development and progress is an important aspect of my role as well.

  • c

    Supporting a culture of student centred learning by taking a proactive approach to student support through regular meetings with students, in person and through the University standard communication channels

  • d

    Annual Course Monitoring reporting

BQuality Assurance and Quality Improvement

  • a

    Chaired a sub-committee that resulted in successfully obtaining the ACS accreditation for the Master of IT course for 2017.

  • b

    Assuring VU Sydney processes for quality assurance and continuous improvement across all academic functions are implemented and evaluated

  • c

    Assuring the University processes for quality assurance and continuous improvement across all academic functions are implemented and evaluated

  • d

    Chairing and participating in various committees

CAcademic Administration

  • a

    Course advice session during orientation and enrolment weeks

  • b

    Overseeing RPL and Advanced standing processes

  • c

    Other academic administration matters such as: chairing show cause panels, chairing plagiarism hearing panels, supervising Academic Action plans, reduced study loads, intermissions, cross institutions and non-award units among others.

I have taught a variety of ICT and Computer Science units at both UG, PG, and graduate levels, including: Network Technologies, Information Systems, Network Security, Information Security, Mobile Application Development, Technology for Web Applications, System Analysis and Design, Cloud Computing, Advanced Topics in Networking, Web System Developments, Master Thesis Project 1, Master Thesis Project 2, Research methods, Introduction to Research, among others.

I have also supervised three Master by Research Students towards completion and currently supervising three others and co-supervising 2 PhD candidates.

Industrial Portofolio

BR Travel and Money Transfer- IT manager 2009-2010

Country: Australia- Sydney

Duties: In brief, I designed, developed and implemented the money transfer system (similar to Western Union system). The company grew from one branch in Sydney to three branches locally and 12 branches overseas. The lifecycle of the system development encompassed a number of complexities such as, meeting security standards, meeting banking and industrial security standards (in Australia and Overseas), and meeting the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) requirements. The project involved players from the Australian Taxation Office, AUSTRAC, financial auditors, and banks representatives.

Mofage Enterprises- IT manager 2006-2008

Country: Ghana (Africa)

Duties: In brief, my role was establishing a new branch in Kumassi city and connecting it to the other two branches in Tamale (900 KM) and Accra (250 KM). This included overseeing the installation and communication of the networking, communications, warehousing and all other computerised systems.

A Sample of Completed Supervisory Projects:

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Title: An Integrated Cloud-based Healthcare System

Degree: Master Research- Victoria University

Student: Narinder Kaur

Principle Supervisor: Mahmoud Elkhodr

Abstract: The domain of e-health comprises several medical areas, such as emergency services, hospitalization, clinical services, fitness and wellbeing, among many others. Integrating the various healthcare activities in one system offers numerous benefits to users. However, with such a diverse and heterogeneous system many challenges arise. It is challenging to connect an array of healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, specialists and the like with patients in one system. Although, previous works have proposed various systems and frameworks to address the problem of integrating healthcare activities in one system, they failed to provide a cohesive and easy to use system. To fill this gap, this thesis proposes the use of a cloud-based system referred to as the Cloud

Healthcare System (CHS). The CHS is designed as a paperless system based on Cloud Computing technology. It allows the management of medical appointments between various healthcare professionals and patients and other related activities (e.g. x-rays and laboratory activities).The proposed system connects three healthcare professionals, mainly pharmacists, doctors, and laboratory professionals in a single cloud system. To evaluate the capability of the CHS, a number of implementations were carried out in this research which included the development of a mobile application. The results demonstrate the capabilities of the CHS in enhancing the delivery of medical activities.

Title: Imrpoving Big Data Security in the Internet of Things)

Degree: Master Research- Victoria University

Student: Srijana Shrestha

Principle Supervisor: Mahmoud Elkhodr

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept where everyday objects are connected to the Internet. This connectivity leads to a rapid growth in the number of heterogeneous devices that exchange and share data over the Internet. This includes information collected by the IoT devices environments along with other sensitive information relating to the users. Eventually, this large exchange of data introduces larger sets of information or more specifically Big Data. This opens the door to various security and privacy threats. This thesis addresses these security challenges by proposing a novel access control framework. It starts first by analysing the security and privacy issues relating to Big Data produced by the IoT. It then investigates the existing security methods and examines whether these

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methods can be used or adapted to assist in securing Big Data against the accidental disclosures or unauthorized accesses. The proposed framework improves the security of information in the IoT by adapting a new approach that utilises the already well established Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) method. The framework provides the users with a method allowing them to control how and to whom their information is disclosed in the IoT. To verify the capabilities of the proposed framework, an experiment is conducted. The results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed framework in improving access control in the IoT.

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Title:Implementation and Integration Of ERP into Healthcare Services

Degree: Master Research- Victoria University

Student: Sulekha Rana

Principle Supervisor: Mahmoud Elkhodr

Abstract: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a centralized based software architecture which helps in smooth and timely flow of information by integrating all the business units in an organization ERP has the opportunities to improve the healthcare industry as well. ERP as a centralized system helps to interconnect various healthcare departments providing a smooth dataflow within an organization. This thesis investigates previous implementations of ERP technology into various business domains. It selects and analyses some case studies on the adoption of ERP in businesses and examines the factors leading to their successful or failures. The investigations conducted, in this thesis, lead to the proposition

of an ERP-based Healthcare framework referred to as ERP-Health. The ERP-Health improves healthcare activities by adopting the various modules of ERP in a healthcare provider environment. The proposed ERP-Health framework has been validated by comparing its performance against other related works. The results show that the proposed framework improves the deliveries of healthcare activities.

Examples of units taught:

Undergraduate Units Examples:

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Technologies for Web Applications Unit code: 300582.1

Responsible for conducting Lectures and tutorials for Technologies for Web Applications unit for 5 undergraduate groups (around 135 students). This unit introduces students to the basics of developing interactive and dynamic web applications from both the client and server perspective. The unit covers web site design, web site development, web page accessibility and usability, XHTML, CSS, client side and server side scripting, database interaction, web site promotion (SEO), legal issues and web security. For more information please refer to

http://handbook.uws.edu.au/hbook/unit.aspx?unit=300582.1

Technologies for Web Applications Unit code: 300582.1

Responsible for conducting Lectures and tutorials for Technologies for Web Applications unit for 5 undergraduate groups (around 135 students). This unit introduces students to the basics of developing interactive and dynamic web applications from both the client and server perspective. The unit covers web site design, web site development, web page accessibility and usability, XHTML, CSS, client side and server side scripting, database interaction, web site promotion (SEO), legal issues and web security. For more information please refer to

http://handbook.uws.edu.au/hbook/unit.aspx?unit=300582.1
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Postgraduate Units Examples:

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Mobile Application Development- Lecturer and Tutor

Unit number: NIT6120 Course Description: This unit will address the creation of mobile applications across platforms and Web systems for contemporary and emerging popular smartphone use. It provides hands-on experience in developing applications for Google Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Phone.

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Multimedia Communication Systems- Unit Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor

Unit number: 300256 Course Description: This unit covers advanced concepts and technologies used in emerging multimedia communication systems. Theory, practice and standards for IT professionals endeavouring to build data compression systems for multimedia applications are emphasised.

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Network Technologies: Unit coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor

Unit Number: 300695 Course Description: This unit covers the principles and current practices pertinent to computer networking and communications. It describes some of the important technologies and devices used in modern networks for information distribution and data sharing. The unit helps the students to understand important relevant models, protocols and standards in networking and internetworking.