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Osama Eljabiri is a full-time faculty at New Jersey Institute of Technology . Mr. Eljabiri started teaching software engineering courses at NJIT since 1999.


He received his M.S. in Information Systems in 2001 from NJIT and an M.S. in Banking and Financial Sciences (majoring in information systems) in 1999 from the Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences in Jordan, ranking first with distinction.


Mr. Eljabiri is a Lecturer of Computer Science, Information Systems and Information Technology at NJIT, teaching , developing , advising and/or coordinating eight software engineering – based courses in the College Of Computing Sciences.


Mr. Eljabiri teaches and directs the senior project capstone courses in which he manages relationships with numerous industry customers from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses to public sector and research institutions, facilitates IT-driven real world business experiences for hundreds of students and assists students in the entrepreneurial track to transform their innovative ideas into actual business .


Prior to joining NJIT, Mr. Eljabiri held various executive management positions at a multinational corporation where he led numerous business and IT-driven projects, business processes, industrial automation, ISO and BPR quality assurance, and software development projects. His managerial experience has exposed him to real-world business problems and solution strategies that he brings into the classroom.


Mr. Eljabiri received NJIT’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001 and the College of Computing Sciences’ Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003.


Mr. .Eljabiri is the co-author of a new book titled Strategic Software EngineeringAn interdisciplinary approach and a book chapter in the Computer Science and Engineering Handbook.


Mr. Eljabiri published a number of refereed papers in several conferences and journals as listed below.


Mr. Eljabiri’s research courses, in which he teaches students how to carry out empirical research in software engineering using statistical analysis through filed studies, resulted in numerous research papers and success stories of undergraduate students having their research work published and presented in international conferences and journals.


He was selected and listed in International Who's Who historical society of professionals based on exemplary achievement and distinguished contributions to the business community. He was also selected and listed in Who’s Who in America.


Mr. Eljabiri is a member of Association for Information Systems, The American Association for University Professors., ACM , IEEE and New Jersey Institute of Technology Sigma Chapter Of Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) .


His research interests include empirical and object-oriented software engineering, software architecture, interdisciplinary problem solving, requirements engineering, software economics, business process reengineering, project management, data mining and web engineering. He is also a candidate for the PhD degree in Information Systems.

1- Journal and Refereed Conference Papers :  


1.1. O. Eljabiri, D. Crowell, and F.P. Deek, "A Case Study in E-Business Process Reengineering Readiness", Journal of Systems and Information Technology, pp. 13-30, July 2002.

1.2. O. Eljabiri, D. Crowell, and F.P. Deek, "Reengineering Business in the E-Business Age: A Field Study", Proceedings of the International Conference on Internet Computing (ICIC’02), pp. 965-972, Las Vegas, USA, 2002.

1.3. O. Eljabiri and F.P. Deek, "An Effective Taxonomy for Software Process Models, Proceedings of the ISoneWorld Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 1-18, USA, 2002.

1.4. C. Valdaliso, O. Eljabiri, and F.P. Deek, "Factors Influencing Design Quality and Assurance in Software Development: An Empirical Study", Electronic Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Model-based    Requirements Engineering (MBRE 01), San Diego, California.

1.5. O. Eljabiri and F.P. Deek, "Drivers For Software Process Modeling Evolution", Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), pp. 1461-1468 , Boston, Massachusetts, 2001.

1.6. O. Eljabiri and F.P. Deek, "Toward a Comprehensive Framework for Software Process Modeling Evolution", Proceedings of the ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), pp. 488-491 Beirut, Lebanon, 2001.

1.7. O. Eljabiri, "Specialized system development " , proceedings      of     the International Conference on Information Technology: Research and Education ITRE 2003, August 10-13, 2003, Newark, New Jersey, USA.




2- Books and books chapters:


2.1- O. Eljabiri and F.P. Deek, Specialized System Development, in Computer Science and Engineering Handbook, Second edition, A. Tucker (Editor-in-Chief), CRC Press, ch 110, pp. 1-18, 2004.  

2.2- F.P. Deek, J. McHugh and O. Eljabiri , Strategic Software Engineering – An Interdisciplinary Approach, in print with Taylor & Francis Group - Auerbach Publications, (365 pages), 2005.