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Prof. Mansoor Ahmed Alaali

President Ahlia UniversityPresident Office
Location: Manama, Bahrain


Professor Mansoor Alaali became President of Ahlia University in 2015, following six years as Dean of Student Affairs. He joined Ahlia University in 2009 after 20 years at the University of Bahrain. Professor Mansoor’s research interest is applied computer science, particularly data mining and semantic approaches to automatic translation. Graduating from the University of Teesside (UK), he gained his Master of Science and PhD at the University of Aston in Birmingham (UK). He is a member of several academic and professional bodies and a Chartered Engineer of the British Computer Society. An editor and reviewer for international refereed journals, Professor Mansoor has written several books and numerous journal and conference articles; delivered keynote speeches; and is a committee member for local, regional and international conferences. Professor Mansoor was a member of Bahrain National Qualification Framework’s Verification Committee; previous roles include external consultant for international off-campus programmes of the University of Greenwich (UK) and the University of Sunderland (UK); and IT strategy and training Adviser to Bahrain’s Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. He worked as IT and business consultant, developing and advising on various major commercial and technical systems. Professor Mansoor is board member and chairman of various community organisations.



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