Amjad Umar, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Director ISEM Program

Dr. Amjad Umar is a Professor and Director of the Management and eBusiness degree program and the Information Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM) programs at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Additionally, he is Senior Advisor to the United Nations and a Fulbright Senior Specialist with the US Council for International Exchange of Scholars. 

He has written six books and more than 50 research papers in his areas of specialization that span ebusiness, IT planning, enterprise architectures and integration, mobile computing, and information security. 

His 20+ years of experience in his areas of expertise includes academic assignments, senior research management positions in the industry, and consulting/advisory work around the globe. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania (since 2000), was a Professor at the Fordham Graduate School of Business, and has held visiting/adjunct faculty positions at the University of Michigan, Rutgers University, and Peking University. As a Director of eBusiness and Distributed Systems Research at Bellcore (part of the Bell Labs system, now known as Telcordia Technologies), he supervised large scale projects in enterprise architectures and integration, mobile computing, information security, and distributed systems. 

As a Fulbright Senior Specialist on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) with the US Council of International Exchange of Scholars, a Senior Advisor to the United Nations initiative on ‘ICT for the Developing Countries’, and an entrepreneur, he has consulted with global telecom organizations, US Department of Navy, US Army Research Labs, Frost and Sullivan (England), Toyota Corp., Society of Manufacturing Engineers, manufacturing organizations, professional services organizations, and academic institutions in England, Singapore, China, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Canada. As an entrepreneur, he has formed a startup that is concentrating on the business and technical aspects of next generation enterprises. He has received numerous awards (Faculty Award from IBM, Fulbright Senior Specialist Award from the US Council of International Exchange of Scholars, Distinguished Faculty Award from the University of Michigan, Best Adjunct Faculty Award from Fordham, and Outstanding Performance Awards from Bellcore). 

He received an M.S. in Computer and Communication Engineering and a Ph,D. in Information Systems (Industrial and Operations Engineering Department), both from the University of Michigan. 

Research Interests: Computer Aided Planning, Engineering and Management; Next Generation Enterprises (NGEs); Computer Aided Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architectures and Integration; AI Applications in Business;  Strategic Intelligence; Smart Enterprises, Cities and Communities; Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications; Information Security Management;


Farooq Anjum, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)
Associate Professor

Research Interests: Mobile computing and wireless communications, Big Data applications, Artificial intelligence, Information security, wireless sensor networks, IoTs, Digital agriculture


Iheb Abdellatif, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Research Interests: Enterprise Architectures and Integration using SOA, Operations management, IoT Applications, web-based systems


Jay Liebowitz, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Business and Finance

Research Interests: Knowledge management, artificial intelligence, Big Data Applications, Expert systems applications, Operations research, Financial engineering, Research methodologies


Leena Pattarkine, Ph.D.
Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Biotechnology systems, Biotechnology applications, pharmaceutical information systems, healthcare infomatics


Mehdi Noorbaksh, Ph.D. (University of Texas, Austin)
Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: International management and business, Strategic management, Global organizations,  Healthcare systems and Global health, Energy and alternative sources, Risk management, International relationship issues


Robert M. Pittman, Ph.D. (Binghamton University)
Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering

Research Interests: Large scale systems engineering, Technology management, Program management, Application of traditional engineering principles to small enterprises, Agile methods


Saeed Esmaili-Sardari, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)
Assistant Professor, ISEM & Computer and Information Systems

Dr. Saeed Esmaili Sardari has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Tehran, Iran, in 2001. He continued his education in The United States by joining Georgetown University in Washington D.C. back in 2002 and then receiving a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park (UMD). In 2012, he earned his Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Device Physics from A James Clark School of Engineering at UMD. 

Dr. Esmaili has taught several mathematics, physics, computer science, and engineering courses at Georgetown University and UMD prior to joining us here at Harrisburg University; he is teaching computer science and Information System Engineering courses at HU. 

His research interests are in semiconductor device fabrication, device physics, nanotechnology, circuit design, and digital logic. 

Research Interests: Nanotechnology, Digital health, Web applications, IoTs, Logic design, Semiconductor device physics, Analog and Digital Circuit design


Shane Tomblin, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)
Associate Professor of Enterprise Engineering and Healthcare Informatics
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Research Interests: Enterprise Engineering and Architectures, healthcare infomatics, information systems foundations, organizational learning, business process modeling and workflows, structuration, semiotics


Stanley Nwoji, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of E-Business & Entrepreneurship

Teaching Applied Statistics and Graduate Research and Writing at the Graduate Level. 

Research Interests: Business intelligence, Artificial neural networks,  Data warehousing, Strategic management, Entrepreneurship, Data mining, International business, Medical infomatics, Digital marketing


Wouter Popelier
Lecturer in ISEM

Research Interests: Digital Infrastructure, Next Generation Databases and Networks, Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, Software development quality assurance, Data flow and modeling