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Dr Atheer Al-Mousa

Job: Senior Lecturer and Program Leader

School/department: DMU Dubai

Address: De Montfort University Dubai, Dubai International Academic City, Post Box: 294345, Dubai, UAE

T: +971 4 4358700



Personal profile

Dr. Atheer Al-Mousa is currently the Cybersecurity Program Leader at De Montfort University-Dubai. Dr. Al-Mousa area of specialisation is Computer Networks and Cybersecurity. Dr. Al-Mousa has more than 20 years of experience working in the higher education sector in the Asia, New Zealand and the GCC. Dr. Al-Mousa served as the Chair of the IT department and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani. He also worked as the ITS Director for the American International University in Kuwait where he managed the cyber security systems and established Cyber Security policies for the university.  

Research group affiliations

Membership of external committees: NA

Membership of professional associations and societies:  NA

Professional licenses and certificates:NA

Publications and outputs

A. Matroud, C. P. Tuffley, M. D. Hendy. An asymmetric alignment algorithm for estimating ancestor-descendant edit distance for (nested) tandem repeats, 2021, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. DOI: 10.1109/tcbb.2021.3059239.

A. Matroud, C. P. Tuffley, M. D. Hendy. NTRFinder: A software tool to find nested tandem repeats, 2011, Nucleic Acids Research. (Scopus Impact Factor)

A. Matroud, C. P. Tuffley, M. D. Hendy. An Algorithm to Solve the Motif Alignment Problem for Approximate Nested Tandem Repeats in Biological Sequences, 2011, Journal of Computational Biology, 18,9, pp 1211“1218. doi:10.1089/cmb.2011.0101.

Abbas, M. Othman, H. Selamat, R. Johari, Large chordal rings for given diameter and uniqueness property of minima, 2007, ARS COMBINATORIA 82, pp 243 “252.

Matroud, M. Othman. Boolean Routing On Regular Chordal Ring Network, 2001, Journal of Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, 12, pp. 55-67.

Research interests/expertise

Cyber Security, Computer Networks and Computational Biology, Algorithms for Bioinformatics

Areas of teaching

Programming, Computer Networks, Mathematics, and Cyber Security


Ph.D. Computational Biology, Massey University.

Courses taught

Computer Systems, Computer Networks, Cryptography, Mathematics for Computing

Honours and awards

Golden Medal in the invention and research exhibition in UPM, 2002.