Mohamed Mostafa Abouzahra

Information Systems
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB A211

905-525-9140, x26341

Mohamed joined the PhD program in September 2012 with over 12 years in IT consulting and project management especially in the fields of medical IT and e-learning. His biggest project “King Saud University Smart Campus” won the United Nations prize for public service (Northern Asia, 2011).

Thesis Title: Exploring the Continuous Use of Knowledge-Based Clinical Decision Support Systems and its Relationship with Knowledge Transition
Supervisor: Joseph Tan


  • M.Sc., Applied Engineering Management, University of Missouri at Rolla, USA (June 2012)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management, University of Missouri at Rolla, USA (2011)
  • M.Sc., Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science Department, Alexandria University (2005)
  • B.Sc.,Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science Department, Alexandria University (2000)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Selection of Recent Publications Related to Fields of Interest

Mohamed Abouzahra; “Building the e-learning system at King Saud University: a system perspective”; World Congress of Computer Science and Engineering, 2011, San Francisco, USA. This paper was nominated for best paper award.

Mohamed Abouzahra; “Causes of Failure in Healthcare IT Projects”; The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Management Science, ICAMS 2011. Kuala Lampur, Malysia.

Mohamed Abouzahra, Dr. Mohamed N. Eldrini, Dr. Laila Abuhadeed; “Improving Network Performance by Utilizing VoIP Characteristics”; SOFTCOM 2005, Zagreb.

Dr. Ahmed Albarrak, Dr. Hatim Aboalsamh, Mohamed Abouzahra; “Evaluating Learning Management Systems for University Medical Education”; ICEMT 2010, Cairo.

PMI-Arabian Gulf Chapter Presentation. “Why Projects Fail. A Case Study”. Riyadh, 10/2010.

Research and Study Interests

Mohamed’s research interests are mainly IT systems management and IT strategic planning with focus on health care and e-learning. He is also interested in studying the use of cloud computing for managing healthcare IT systems, and the necessary privacy and security requirements to make this work.

He has great interest in studying e-learning in medical education and how to utilize all resources in medical institutes to provide a learning experience for medical students.

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Engineering Management Honor Society, USA
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (2008)
  • ITIL certification (2009)
  • Member of technical committee and evaluator in 2011 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering (chuser 2011)

  • Reviewer at Project Management Journal

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