Dr. Karim Al-Yafi is an assistant professor of management information system at the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University. He was appointed as a faculty member after serving as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution. With a software engineering and business analysis background, he obtained his PhD in Management science and Information Systems from Brunel Business School, Brunel University London. The main research interests of Dr. Al-Yafi include the development, inclusion, and assessment of e-Government solutions and the role of technology in policy making and public sector strategic management. His research interests extend to cover also the use of multi-agent systems to evaluate the use of mobile and ubiquitous technologies to optimise enterprises’ functional performance and underlying information systems infrastructure. In this context, he co-authored and participated in several research project proposals submitted to European Commission, EPSRC UK, and the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

Other technical fields in which Dr. Al-Yafi is interested are programming, service-oriented architectures, open source software, business intelligence and data mining.

Dr. Al-Yafi has presented his research through multiple research papers and international conferences and workshops, notably at the IEEE international workshop on Enabling Technologies.