Dr. Raian Ali has joined Hamad Bin Khalifa University as a Professor in Information and Computing Technology in Jan 2020. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Trento, Italy in (2006 -2010). Previously, he worked at The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre at the University of Limerick in the Republic of Ireland (2011-2012) and at Bournemouth University in the UK (2012-2020). His research is interdisciplinary, focusing on the interrelation between technology and human needs and behavior. He serves on editorial boards, organizing committees, and program committees for prominent international conferences and journals in information systems, software engineering, and behavioral and social informatics. He has over 160 published articles. Raian provides consultancy on the topic of technology and human behavior to private and public sectors, as well as policy institutes on both national and international levels.
Raian chairs the Steering Committee of The Society for Persuasion and Technology (SPT) and is in the Steering Committee of the Behaviour and Social Computing conference.Additionally, he is the Project Director of the $3.8M Cluster project, "The Future of Digital Citizenship in Qatar," funded by the Qatar National Research Fund. He also chairs the Technology and Behaviour Research Group (iSolouk) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.