Mohammad S. Obaidat

School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS
Full Professor
Past President and Chair of Board of Directors of The Society for Modeling ad Simulation International, SCS


Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat (Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS) 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 Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. He has received extensive research funding and published To Date (2018) over 850 refereed technical articles-About half of them are journal articles, over 60 books, and over 60 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.

Among his previous positions are Advisor to the President of Philadelphia University for Research, Development and Information Technology, President of the Society for Molding and Simulation International, SCS, Senior Vice President of SCS, Dean of the College of Engineering at Prince Sultan University, Chair and tenured Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science and Director of the MS Graduate Program in Data Analytics at Fordham university, Chair and tenured Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Graduate Program at Monmouth University. He is now a Full Professor at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan, a Full Professor at King Abdullah II School of Information Technology, University of Jordan, The PR of China Ministry of Education Distinguished Overseas Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China and an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Amity University- A Global University.

He has chaired numerous (Over 160) international conferences and has given numerous (Over 150) keynote speeches worldwide. He founded or co-founded four international conferences. 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 has been serving as an SCS Distinguished Lecturer. He received many best paper awards for his papers including ones from IEEE ICC and IEEE Globecom International conferences. He also received many worldwide awards for his technical contributions including: SCS prestigious McLeod Founder’s Award Presidential Service Award, SCS Hall of Fame –Lifetime Achievement Award for his technical contribution to modeling and simulation and for his outstanding visionary leadership and dedication to increasing the effectiveness and broadening the applications of modeling and simulation worldwide. He was awarded in 2017 the IEEE CITS Hall of Fame Distinguished and Eminent Award. He received very recently the IEEE Communications Society TC on Communications Software Award for his original technical contributions to cybersecurity, wireless networking, computer networks and modeling & simulation.
He has been awarded with the Amity University Distinguished Honorary Professor Award. He also received the Distinguished Professor Award from University of Science and Technology-Beijing, China, and the SCS Outstanding Service Award.
He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of SCS. For more info; see:



Contact information
Dr. Mohammad S. Obaidat,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
Nazarbayev University
Astana 010000
Republic of Kazakhstan
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