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Jemal Abawajy is an associate professor of School of Information Technology. He received Ph.D., MS.c. and BE degrees all from Canada. A/Prof. Abawajy has been involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at Deakin University since 2004. He has been involved extensively in curriculum development and renewal making sustained contributions to the teaching and learning portfolio of the School of Information Technology. He has demonstrated academic leadership in the roles of IT security course leader, Honours program coordinator, unit teaching team supervisor and in the conceptualisation and formation of the BIT courses and majors.
Jemal is a senior member of IEEE and is actively involved in funded research. He has published more than 150 research refereed articles. He is directing the “Pervasive Computing & Networks” research group. He is currently the principal supervisor of 13 PhD students and co-supervising 3 PhD students. A/Prof. Abawajy is on the editorial board of several international journals. He has been awarded the 2010 Outstanding Performance in Research Training Award, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, 2009 Vice-Chancellors Best Contribution to Research Award, Deakin University and 2009 Outstanding Contribution to Research Award, School of Information Technology. Jemal has been a very effective member of several very important committees including Faculty Board (Faculty of science and Technology), Faculty Access, Equity and Equal Opportunity, Teaching and Learning Committee. His service outside the University includes editorial board of several international journals and organizing committee for over 100 international conferences serving in various capacity including chair, general co-chair, vice-chair, best paper award chair, publication chair, session chair and program committee.