Dr Mahdi Fahmideh


Dr Mahdi Fahmideh
NameDr Mahdi Fahmideh
Email Addressmahdi.fahmideh@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Cyber Security)
QualificationsBSoftEng Islamic Azad, MSoftEng Islamic Azad, PhD UNSW
DepartmentSchool of Business
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7196-7217
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Biography

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the Information Systems group, School of Business, University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ), Australia. I received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. both in Software Engineering from Azad University, Iran with First Class Honors and PhD degree in Information Systems from the Business School, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. I am a member of Association of Information Systems (AIS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

I undertake research in two main streams. My first research area helps IT-based organisations in the effective analysis, design, and adoption of new technologies which ultimately create value as well as improve the quality of citizens’ life. Much of my work in this area focuses on designing new development methods or strategies to help IT-based organisations in their digital transformation endeavours. For example, I have explored development solutions that help business enterprises in the analysis of requirements, design, and implementation of systems relying on ABCD technologies (i.e., modern Internet-based computing technologies of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain smart contracts, Cloud computing, and big Data). My second area of research focuses on investigating research techniques used by researchers, particularly in design science research in Information Systems discipline.

My research has been awarded by the Australian funding agencies such as the Australian Research Council (ARC) and international ones such as Visiting Fellow Program Grant to undertake academic visits to top Information Systems research groups in Finland (University of Jyväskylä) and Sweden (University of Borås). As the lead author, my research outcomes have appeared in selective top-tier international A*/A and Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) ranked venues such as European Journal of Information System (EJIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS), IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Information Sciences, Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (TSC), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Information and Software Technology (IST), Pacific Asia Conference Information Systems (PACIS), and European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), among others. I am currently the associate editor of ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) journal. Some of my other service roles include PC or co-track chair for DESRIST, ACIS, and ESEC/FSE and guest editor for Information and Software Technology (IST).

My current projects focus on adopting Generative AI (or Large Language Models) technologies in data-intensive business organisations, information system development endeavours, and future scientific discoveries. Some examples of my recent research outputs in this area are human-bot collaboration during system development using ChatGPT and AI ethics.

I am an associate editor of the ACM Computing Journal (CSUR), an area editor of Australian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS), and a reviewer for a large number of journals and competitive research grant programs including the ARC program.

Throughout my teaching career, I have coordinated more than 11 semesters, overseeing both in-person and online classes with student enrollments ranging from 20 to 200. I've taught a total of 22 courses to approximately 1000 students across various universities, including University of Southern Queensland, University of Wollongong, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Western Sydney University, and University of New South Wales. I have taught a range of courses including cyber security courses, business information systems, programming courses, data structures and algorithms, business analytics, database management systems. I also take the lead in various programs aimed at mentoring the next generation of students in the field of information technology. These includes major course development, assistance in designing assessments, and contributing to curriculum and course development at an international level.

Having worked in the software industry prior to taking up an academic position, I have 8 years of first-hand experience in the software industry as an analyst programmer and consultant to implement the core back-end of software systems for different industry sectors such as publishing, government, and insurance.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in collaborations with me or have any questions. Also, I am happy to recruit master and PhD program applicants.

For further information, please see my homepage: https://sites.google.com/view/mahdifahmideh/home

Expertise

4602. Artificial intelligence

460905. Information systems development methodologies and practice

Teaching

Digital Forensics (CIS8708)

Data Mining for Business Analytics and Cyber Security (CIS5206)

Information Assurance and Risk Management (CIS6712)

Digital Assets and Responsible Data Management (CIS2103)

Business Intelligence (CIS6008)

Cyber Governance and Leadership (CIS6709)

Human Factors in Cyber Security (CIS2104)

Fields of Research

  • 460905. Information systems development methodologies and practice

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Association of Information Systems (AIS)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
BSoftEng
Islamic Azad
2006
MSoftEng
Islamic Azad
2010
PhD
UNSW
2017

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Analysis of Cloud Deployment Models for Reducing Effects of DDoS Attacks on Cloud Service ProvidersAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2024
Addressing the human factors and evaluating the usefulness of behavioural and cognitive theories in cybersecurityAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Project titleDetailsYear
Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage GrantRobust Defences against Adversarial Machine Learning for UAV Systems, AUS $445K2024
Capacity Building GrantsDesign Science for Trustworthy AI, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, AUS $12.5K 2023
Visiting Research Fellow GrantUniversity of Borås, Sweden, AUS $17K2023
Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage GrantEmpowering Australia’s Visual Arts via Creative Blockchain Opportunities, AUS $570K2022
Visiting Research Fellow GrantUniversity of Jyväskylä, Finland, AUS $7.5K2021
Early Career PhD Program GrantUniversity of Wollongong, Australia, AUS $98K2019
Start-up Research GrantUniversity of Wollongong, Australia, AUS $10K2019
PhD Placement Scholarship for Research ExcellenceUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, AUS $3K2016
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2018Best Paper Award (IoT standardisation) The 9th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2019Research performance (AUS $1OOO)University of Wollongong
2019Research performance (AUS $1OOO)University of Wollongong
2023Associate Editor ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)
2020The most cited articles with in the past 3 yearsInformation Systems

A generic cloud migration process model

Fahmideh, Mahdi, Daneshgar, Farhad, Rabhi, Fethi and Beydoun, Ghassan. 2019. "A generic cloud migration process model." European Journal of Information Systems. 28 (3), pp. 233-255. https://doi.org/10.1080/0960085X.2018.1524417

An exploration of IoT platform development

Fahmideh, Mahdi and Zowghi, Didar. 2020. "An exploration of IoT platform development." Information Systems. 87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.is.2019.06.005

Challenges in migrating legacy software systems to the cloud — an empirical study

Gholami, Mahdi Fahmideh, Daneshgar, Farhad, Beydoun, Ghassan and Rabhi, Fethi. 2017. "Challenges in migrating legacy software systems to the cloud — an empirical study." Information Systems. 67, pp. 100-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.is.2017.03.008

Software Engineering for Internet of Things: The Practitioners’ Perspective

Fahmideh, Mahdi, Ahmad, Aakash, Behnaz, Ali, Grundy, John and Susilo, Willy. 2022. "Software Engineering for Internet of Things: The Practitioners’ Perspective." IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 48 (8), pp. 2857-2878. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSE.2021.3070692

Engineering Blockchain-based Software Systems: Foundations, Survey, and Future Directions

Fahmideh, Mahdi, Grundy, John, Ahmad, Aakash, Shen, Jun, Yan, Jun, Mougouei, Davoud, Wang, Peng, Ghose, Aditya, Gunawardana, Anuradha, Aickelin, Uwe and Abedin, Babak. 2023. "Engineering Blockchain-based Software Systems: Foundations, Survey, and Future Directions ." ACM Computing Surveys. 55 (6), pp. 1-44. https://doi.org/10.1145/3530813

Cloud migration process—A survey, evaluation framework, and open challenges

Gholami, Mahdi Fahmideh, Daneshgar, Farhad, Low, Graham and Beydoun, Ghassan. 2016. "Cloud migration process—A survey, evaluation framework, and open challenges." Journal of Systems and Software. 120, pp. 31-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2016.06.068

A model-driven approach to reengineering processes in cloud computing

Fahmideh, Mahdi, Grundy, John, Beydoun, Ghassan, Zowghi, Didar, Susilo, Willy and Mougouei, Davoud. 2022. "A model-driven approach to reengineering processes in cloud computing." Information and Software Technology. 144, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2021.106795

Experiential probabilistic assessment of cloud services

Fahmideh, Mahdi, Beydoun, Ghassan and Low, Graham. 2019. "Experiential probabilistic assessment of cloud services." Information Sciences. 502, pp. 510-524. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2019.06.027

Role of ontologies in beach safety management analytics systems

Fahmideh, Mahdi, Beydoun, Ghassan, Bandara, Madhushi, Ahmad, Aakash, Shrestha, Anup and Khan, Arif Ali. 2022. "Role of ontologies in beach safety management analytics systems." 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2022). Taipei, Taiwan 05 - 09 Jul 2022

An Overview of Ontologies and Tool Support for COVID-19 Analytics

Ahmad, Aakash, Bandara, Madhushi, Fahmideh, Mahdi, Proper, Henderik A., Guizzardi, Giancarlo and Soar, Jeffrey. 2021. "An Overview of Ontologies and Tool Support for COVID-19 Analytics." 2021 IEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop (EDOCW). Gold Coast, Australia 25 Oct 2021 United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDOCW52865.2021.00026

Big data analytics architecture design — An application in manufacturing systems

Fahmideh, Mahdi and Beydoun, Ghassan. 2019. "Big data analytics architecture design — An application in manufacturing systems." Computers and Industrial Engineering. 128, pp. 948-963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2018.08.004

Reusing empirical knowledge during cloud computing adoption

Fahmideh, Mahdi and Beydoun, Ghassan. 2018. "Reusing empirical knowledge during cloud computing adoption." Journal of Systems and Software. 138, pp. 124-157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2017.12.011

A fuzzy-based requirement selection method for considering value dependencies in software release planning

Mougouei, Davoud, Ghose, Aditya, Dam, Hoa, Fahmideh, Mahdi and Powers, David. 2021. "A fuzzy-based requirement selection method for considering value dependencies in software release planning." 30th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2021). Luxembourg 11 - 14 Jul 2021 United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/FUZZ45933.2021.9494422

Metrics for BPEL Process Reusability Analysis in a Workflow System

Khoshkbarforoushha, Alireza, Jamshidi, Pooyan, Gholami, Mahdi Fahmideh, Wang, Lizhe and Ranjan, Rajiv. 2016. "Metrics for BPEL Process Reusability Analysis in a Workflow System." IEEE Systems Journal. 10 (1), pp. 36-45. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2014.2317310

Enhancing the OPEN Process Framework with service-oriented method fragments

Gholami, Mahdi Fahmideh, Sharif, Mohsen and Jamshidi, Pooyan. 2014. "Enhancing the OPEN Process Framework with service-oriented method fragments." Software and Systems Modeling. 13 (1), pp. 361-390. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10270-011-0222-z

Strategies for Improving MDA-Based Development Processes

Gholami, Mehdi Fahmideh and Ramsin, Raman. 2010. "Strategies for Improving MDA-Based Development Processes." UKSim/AMSS First International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation (ISMS 2010). Liverpool, United Kingdom 27 - 29 Jan 2010 United Kingdom. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMS.2010.38

Criteria-Based Evaluation Framework for Service-Oriented Methodologies

Gholami, Mehdi Fahmideh, Habibi, Jafar, Shams, Fereidoon and Khoshnevis, Sedigheh. 2010. "Criteria-Based Evaluation Framework for Service-Oriented Methodologies." 12th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim 2010). Cambridge, United Kingdom 24 - 26 Mar 2010 United Kingdom. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). https://doi.org/10.1109/UKSIM.2010.30

Software engineering for internet of underwater things to analyze oceanic data

Razzaq, Abdul, Ahmad, Aakash, Malik, Asad Waqar, Fahmideh, Mahdi and Ramadan, Rabie A.. 2023. "Software engineering for internet of underwater things to analyze oceanic data." Internet of Things. 24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iot.2023.100893

TreeNet Based Fast Task Decomposition for Resource-Constrained Edge Intelligence

Lu, Dong, Zhai, Yanlong, Shen, Jun, Fahmideh, Mahdi, Wu, Jianqing, Tchaye-Kondi, Jude and Zhu, Liehuang. 2023. "TreeNet Based Fast Task Decomposition for Resource-Constrained Edge Intelligence." IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. 16 (3), pp. 2254-2266.

Software architecture for quantum computing systems — A systematic review

Khan, Arif, Ahmad, Aakash, Waseem, Muhammad, Liang, Peng, Fahmideh, Mahdi, Mikkonen, Tommi and Abrahamsson, Pekka. 2023. "Software architecture for quantum computing systems — A systematic review." Journal of Systems and Software. 201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2023.111682

A Comprehensive Overview of IoT-Based Federated Learning: Focusing on Client Selection Methods

Khajehali, Naghmeh, Yan, Jun, Chow, Yang-Wai and Fahmideh, Mahdi. 2023. "A Comprehensive Overview of IoT-Based Federated Learning: Focusing on Client Selection Methods." Sensors. 23 (16). https://doi.org/10.3390/s23167235

Embracing iterations in Quantum software: a vision

Khan, Arif Ali, Fahmideh, Mahdi, Ahmad, Aakash, Waseem, Muhammad, Niazi, Mahmood, Lahtinen, Valtteri and Mikkonen, Tommi. 2022. "Embracing iterations in Quantum software: a vision." 1st International Workshop on Quantum Programming for Software Engineering (QP4SE 2022). Singapore 18 - 18 Nov 2022 United States. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3549036.3562057

Ethics of AI: A Systematic Literature Review of Principles and Challenges

Khan, Arif Ali, Badshah, Sher, Liang, Peng, Waseem, Muhammad, Khan, Bilal, Ahmad, Aakash, Fahmideh, Mahdi, Niazi, Mahmood and Akbar, Muhammad Azeem. 2022. "Ethics of AI: A Systematic Literature Review of Principles and Challenges." 26th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2022). Gothenburg, Sweden 13 - 15 Jun 2022 United States. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3530019.3531329

Towards Process Centered Architecting for Quantum Software Systems

Ahmad, Aakash, Khan, Arif Ali, Waseem, Muhammad, Fahmideh, Mahdi and Mikkonen, Tommi. 2022. "Towards Process Centered Architecting for Quantum Software Systems." 2022 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Software (QSW). Barcelona, Spain 10 - 16 Jul 2022 United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/QSW55613.2022.00019