Hamed Taherdoost, Ph.D.

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PhD., Computer Science, University Technology Malaysia, 2017
M.Sc., Computer Science – Information Security, University Technology Malaysia, 2009
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, 2006


Management Information Systems
Information Technology
Information Security Management
Technology Acceptance
Technology Management
Blockchain Technology

Dr. Hamed Taherdoost holds PhD of Computer Science and Master of Information Security. He has over 20 years of experience in both industry and academic sectors. He has worked at international companies from Cyprus, the UK, Malta, Iran, Malaysia, and Canada and has been highly involved in development of several projects in different industries including oil and gas, healthcare, transportation, and information technology, holding positions as varied as Project Manager, R&D Manager, Tech Lead, and CTO. He has spent the last nine years helping start-ups to grow by implementing new projects and business lines.

Apart from his experience in industry, he also has some achievements in academia. He has been a lecturer in three different parts of the world, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North America. His academic experience started from 2009, as a lecturer in IAU and PNU. Currently, he is Associate Professor at University Canada West and Instructor at Canadian College. He has been taught, Management Information Systems, Cryptography, Business Analytics, E-Business, Computer Application, Management of Information technology, Business Capstone and Research Methodology. 

Beside on lectureship positions, he was a researcher at IAU for over 8 years. He is the Head of Research and Development at Hamta Business Corporation and CTO at OBS Tech Limited. Most recently, he was R&D Manager at Research Club and MDTH, Malaysia, Technical R&D Consultant at Pinmo, Mentor at Publons Academy, and is Advisory Board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, and Scientific Board of NASS, Singapore, Senior Technical Consultant at CI Solutions Ltd and Innotek Consulting Limited Mentor at Futurpreneur Canada.

Hamed has been an active multidisciplinary researcher and R&D specialist involved in several academic and industrial research projects. He has been working with researchers from various disciplines and has been actively engaged in different research studies. His research achievements also include winning several best paper awards and outstanding reviewer awards. His views on science and technology have been published in top-ranked scientific publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, Emerald, IEEE, IGI Global, Inderscience, Taylor and Francis and Dr. Hamed has published over 160 scientific articles in authentic peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings (h-index = 32; i10-index = 52; August 2022), twelve book chapters as well as eight books in the field of technology and research methodology. Furthermore, he has organized and chaired numerous workshops, conferences, and conference sessions respectively, and has delivered speeches as chief guest and keynote speaker. Moreover, he is the editorial, reviewer, and advisory board member of some authentic peer-reviewed journals publishing with Taylor & Francis, Springer, Emerald, Elsevier, MDPI, EAI, & IGI Publishing, and Inderscience.

He was the finalist for the Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards at ECRM, UK in 2022 and was nominated as the finalists in Southeast Asian Startup Awards in 2020 by Global Startup Awards and has been listed on the Stanford-Elsevier list of World’s top 2% of scientist by August 2021.

He is a Certified Cyber Security Professional and Certified Graduate Technologist. He is senior member of IEEE, IAEEEE, IASED, and IEDRC and WGM of IFIP TC11 – Assurance and Information Security Management, and member of CSIAC), ACT-IAC, and AASHE. Currently, he is involved in several multidisciplinary research projects, including studying innovation in information technology, blockchain and cybersecurity, and technology acceptance.