Dr.Anwar Al-Shamiri



E-mail: anwarsaif@su.edu.ye

Mobile: +967 775351504

Nationality: Yemeni, DOB: 28/09/1971,

Marital Status: Married, Address : Sana’a , Hail Street.


  • Associate professor of Distributed Computing and Networking at the Faculty of Computers and Information Technology, Sana’a University, Yemen.
  • Analytical and systematic Systems and Networks Administrator with 20+ years of experience dedicated to maximizing performance and ensuring a highly-available and secure systems. Proven ability to create and deliver solutions tied to business growth, organizational development and systems/network optimization. Skilled problem identifier and trouble-shooter comfortable managing systems, projects and teams in a range of IT environments.

Academic Qualification:

  • Post-Doctoral,

University Putra Malaysia,

Malaysia, 2013

  • PhD in Distributed Computing and Networking

University Putra Malaysia,

Malaysia 2012.

  • Master in Computer Networking,

University Putra Malaysia,

Malaysia 2008.

  • Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Major in Computer and Networking engineering),

Technical University of Budapest,Hungary 1995.

Positions & Responsibilities

    • Academic
      • Head of Quality Esurance Unit, Faculty of Computer and IT, Sana’a University, since August 2019
      • Head of Information System Department, Sana’a University, Yemen, 2015-2017.
      • Head of Information Technology Department Emirates International University, Yemen, Aug-2017 – Jul-2011.
      • Instructor, University of Since and Technology, Sana’a , Yemen , 1996-1999.
      • Lecturer at different private universities, Yemen. (Course Based)
  • Other
  • Deputy Director, Alufuq For consultancy and IT, 2001- 2004,

– Planning market need,

– Business Support Services

– Managing and supervision staff

– Software Development administrator

    • IT Consultant, Central Authority for Auditing and Accounting, Yemen, 1997-1998,
    • Information Systems Consultant, SAAA Express for Money Exchange, Yemen, 2014-2018

Quality Assurance


  • Chair of Quality Assurance & Academic Accreditation Section, Faculty of computer Science and IT, Sana’a University, 2019.
  • Member of committee for developing National Academic Reference Standards (NARS-2018), Council for accreditation and Quality Assurance, Yemen, Jan. 2018.
  • Participated in a training program in Training the Evaluators of Academic Programs held at the Board of Accreditation Council in cooperation with the Dutch project to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Higher Education, Sana’a, Yemen. (Oct. 2017)
  • Member of academic program and curriculum Development Committee, Master of Information technology, Sana’a University, 2016.
  • Member of committee for Programs evaluation according to the requirements of the Yemeni Council for accreditation and Quality Assurance, Sana’a University, Yemen, 2016
  • Participated in training course in Faculty Member Professional Development held in the Academic Development & Quality Assurance Center, Sana’a university. ( Feb. 2016)
  • Member of academic program and curriculum Development Committee, B.Sc of Computer Science, Sana’a University, 2015
  • Member of academic program and curriculum Development Committee, B.Sc of Information Technology, Sana’a University, 2015
  • Member of academic program and curriculum Development Committee, Master of Computer Science, Sana’a University, 2015
  • Participated in The First Step to Develop and Improve the Academic Programs workshop held in the Faculty of Computer and Information Technology, Sana’a University. (Sep. 2014)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier), since 2013
  • Reviewer, Journal of EAI Transaction, since 2018
  • Supervised various undergraduate projects, Sana’a University, Yemen.


Teaching Experience

  • x86 Based Computer Architecture
  • Digital Design and Systems
  • Computer Networks & Data Communication
  • Network Management
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Object Oriented Programming.
  • Database Systems
  • Data Structure and Algorithms
  • Programming Languages ( Pascal, C, C++,Java, VB,VB.Net,C#,Assembly)
  • Oracle PL SQL, SQL Server.
  • Network Simulator 2
  • WAN Networks
  • Wireless and Satellite Networks
  • Operating Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Cloud computing and IoT


Computer skills:

  • Programming Languages: C, C++, Java, VB. VB.Net , C#., Python
  • Operating Systems: Windows Desktop OS, Windows Sevres OS, Linux Servers, Unix OS.
  • RDBMS: Oracle, SQL Server , MySQL,
  • Web Technology : HTML, PHP, ASP, ASP.Net, Javascript, JQuery

Network Management Skills

  • Ability to design and test computer network plans.
  • Ability to design and apply network and cyber security training programs
  • Hands-on experience in working with DHCP, DNS, and SSL protocols to avoid distortion of sensitive information
  • Hands-on experience configuring and maintaining network switches, terminal servers, VPNs, and routers.
  • Performed disaster recovery operations during unexpected breakdowns to recover important data


Data Analysis and Management Skills

  • Providing skills in data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing
  • Providing skills in analysing sales figures, market research, logistics, or transport data
  • Providing skills in creating and following processes to keep data confidential
  • Ability to apply the principles of data quality standards
  • Ability to identify and propose resolution of recurring Data Quality problems
  • Ability to Provide Data Quality advisory services participating in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to design and implement data quality metrics

Additional skills:

  • IVR Applications development.
  • Client/Server Applications development.
  • Web based sites and applications development.
  • Cisco Routing Management.
  • Frame Relay Networks.
  • Latex document processing.
  • Network Simulation using NS-2.
  • Publications

( Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AM2i9sYAAAAJ&hl=en )

  • Anwar Saif , Saeed Mohammed, Saleh Mohammed, Osama Ali, Majdi Abdu, C-MPE: A Collaborative Multiprogramming Development Environment for .Net Framework, Saba Journal of Information Technology and Networking, Vol.8,2021.
  • Anwar Saif, Mohamed Othman, Ibrahim Alsurmi, Mukhtar Ghilan, Algabri Malek, CBA-TCP: A cross-layer TCP transmission rate adaptation scheme based on the compressed block ACK bitmap of IEEE 802.11n networks, EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications, EAI, 2020.
  • Rasha A. Al-Arasi, Anwar Saif, Task scheduling in cloud computing based on metaheuristic techniques: A review paper, EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems, EAI, 2020.
  • Ra Al-Arasi, A Saif, HTSCC A Hybrid Task Scheduling Algorithm in Cloud Computing Environment, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY 17 (2), 7236-7246, 2018
  • IAI Diyeb, A Saif, NA Al-Shaibany , Ethical Network Surveillance using Packet Sniffing Tools: A Comparative Study, International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security 10 (7), 2018
  • SGA Ali, MD Baba, MMM Zan, RA Rahman, A Saif, , An interference mitigation scheme for LTE based femtocell networks AIP Conference Proceedings 1774 (1), 050002, 2016
  • B Maqhat, MD Baba, MM MdZan, RA Rahman, A Saif, Adaptive Bandwidth Allocation and Latency Guarantee for WLAN Networks using Fuzzy Logic Control, International Journal of Control Theory and Applications 9 (6), 3015-3027, 2016
  • A Saif, M Othman, Adopting Acknowledgment Bitmap as An Implicit Indicator of the IEEE802. 11n Wireless Network State, Procedia Computer Science 52, 404-411, 2015
  • B Maqhat, MD Baba, R Ab Rahman, A Saif, Performance analysis of fair scheduler for A-MSDU aggregation in IEEE802. 11n wireless networks 2014 2nd International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and System.
  • B Maqhat, MD Baba, R Ab Rahman, A Saif, Scheduler algorithm for IEEE802. 11n wireless LANs, International Journal of Future Computer and Communication 3 (4), 222,2014.
  • Saif A., Othman M., “SRA-MSDU: Enhanced A-MSDU Frame Aggregation with Selective Retransmission in 802.11n Wireless Networks”, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Volume 36, , Pages 1219–1229, July 2013.
  • A Saif, M Othman, A reliable A-MSDU frame aggregation scheme in 802.11n wireless networks, Procedia Computer Science 21, 191-198, 2013.
  • Saif, A.; Othman, M.; Subramaniam, S. & Hamid, N. An Enhanced A-MSDU Frame Aggregation Scheme for 802.11n Wireless Networks
    Wireless Personal Communications, Springer Netherlands, pp.1-24, 2012.
  • Saif A., Othman M., Subramaniam S. and AbdulHamid, N. , ” An Optimized A-MSDU Frame Aggregation with Subframe Retransmission in IEEE 802.11n Wireless Networks”, International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2012, June. 2012 .
  • Saif, A.; Othman, M.; Subramaniam, S. & Hamid, N. A. A.
    Frame Aggregation in Wireless Networks: Techniques and
    Issues, Iete Technical Review, vol.28, pp.335-348, 2011.
  • Saif, A. & Othman, M. “Frame aggregation in the wireless LANs: A Review Paper”, Proceedings of APAN Network Research Workshop 2009. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia., 20 July 2010 .
  • Saif, A.; Othman, M.; Subramaniam, S.; AbdulHamid, N.; , “Impact of aggregation headers on aggregating small MSDUs in 802.11n WLANs,” Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics (ICCAIE), 2010 International Conference on , pp.630-635, 5-8 Dec. 2010.
  • Saif, A. & Othman, M., “ Network Load and Packet Loss Optimization During Handoff Using Multi-Scan approach”, The International Arab Journal of Information Technology, vol.1 , pp.16-22, Jan.
  • Patents
  • A Method for dynamic aggregation size adjustment based on the ACK bitmap,

M Othman, A Saif, Malaysian Intellectual Property Filing : PI2012700842

  • Method for adjusting aggregation size based on acknowledgment (ACK) bitmap M Othman, A Saif, US Patent 9,503,221

(http://www.google.com/patents/WO2014069980A1?cl=en) http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0295680.html

  • Awards
  • Bronze Medal in Exhibition of Inventions, UPM, 2011
  • Bronze Medal in Malaysia Technology Expo, MTE 2011


  • Fields of interest:
  • Wireless Networks
  • High Speed Networks
  • Cloud Computing and IoT
  • Data Science