Hesham Ali, Ph.D.
- Dean of the College of Information Science & Technology
Hesham H. Ali is UNO’s Lee and Wilma Seaman Distinguished Dean of the College of Information Science & Technology. He also serves as a professor of Computer Science and the director of the UNO Bioinformatics Core Facility.
Ali received his Master of Science in computer science from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt, and his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Interests & Research
He is leading a project for developing secure and energy-aware wireless infrastructure to address tracking and monitoring problems in medical environments, particularly to study mobility profiling for various groups and to conduct a population analysis approach for advancing healthcare research.
He serves as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator of several funded projects in the areas of data analytics, wireless networks and bioinformatics. He leads a bioinformatics research group at UNO that focuses on developing innovative computational approaches to analyze big bioinformatics data. The research group is currently developing several next generation data analytics tools for extracting medical-related knowledge from various types of large-scale biological and medical data.
He has published numerous articles on various IT areas including scheduling, distributed systems, data analytics, wireless networks, and bioinformatics. He has published two books on scheduling and graph algorithms, and several book chapters on bioinformatics.
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