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Amjad Umar, Ph.D.
Program Lead & Professor of Information Systems Engineering Management
Email

Phone Number:

717-901-5100 x5141

Education

Ph.D. in Information Systems Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
M.S. in Computer and Communication Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Biography:

Dr. Amjad Umar is the Director and Professor of ISEM (Information Systems Engineering and Management) program at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, and an Adjunct Professor of Systems & Telecommunications at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Chief Architect of the United Nations Partnership on Small Islands and a Fulbright Senior Specialist on ICT. At HU, Dr. Umar teaches graduate level courses in strategic planning of digital enterprises, enterprise architecture and integration of smart enterprises, information security, and strategic intelligence. He also supervises graduate research and practical projects in ICT4D – his main area of interest.
As Chief Architect of the United Nations ICT4SIDS (ICT for Small Island & Developing States) Partnership, he is currently focusing on smart hubs and smart towns for the Small Island & Developing States. Due to his assignments with three UN initiatives as Chief Architect and Initiative Director since 2007, he has worked with more than 30 developing countries. Dr. Umar has 20+ years of experience that includes senior management and consulting/advisory positions with governments and industries around the globe. As a Director of Research at Bellcore (part of the Bell Labs system) for 10 years, he supervised large-scale projects in IT planning, enterprise architectures and integration, mobile computing, information security, and collaborative systems.
Dr. Umar is also the Founder/CEO of a startup that specializes in Computer Aided Planning of ICT-based Systems for the underserved populations. 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, healthcare organizations, professional services organizations, and academic institutions in England, Singapore, China, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Canada and more than 30 developing countries. He has written eight books and more than 60 research papers in his areas of specialization.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Amjad Umar's Teaching and research interest include Computer-aided planning, engineering, and management of digital enterprises. Next generation of digital enterprises. AI (Artificial Intelligence) for Business. ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development). Blockchain applications in B2B collaborations. Computer-aided decision support and advisory systems for complex situations. Smart collaborating hubs and smart global villages for underserved populations.

Courses Taught at HU:

ANLY 500 (ANALYTICS1: Principles and Applications)
GRAD 695 (Research Methods and Writing) GRAD/ISEM 699 (Research Thesis or Applied Project)
ISEM 500 (Strategic IS Planning)
ISEM 503 (Artificial Intelligence Principles and Applications)
ISEM 530 (Systems Analysis & Design)
ISEM 540 (Enterprise Architectures and Integration)
ISEM 550 (Information Security Management)
ISEM 555 (Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications)
ISEM 565 (Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems)
PMGT 510 (Project Management Principles)