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Nadim Obeid

Department of Computer Science
Princess Sumaya University for Technology


Nadim Obeid holds a B.Sc in Mathematics (1979) and a B.Sc in Business Administration (1980) from th3e Lebanese University. He also holds A Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Programming and Microprocessor applications (1982), M.Sc in Computer Studies (1983) and a Ph.D in Computer Science (1987) from Essex University. In 1986, he joined the EUROTRA project as a Senior Research Officer and then in 1987, he took the post of a Lecturer in the department of Computer Science at Essex University. He took a leave of absence from Essex University, in 1996, and became an associate professor at Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan where he was promoted in 2001 to a professor. In February 2004, he joined, as a professor, King Abdullah II School for Information Technology (KASIT) at the University of Jordan (UJ). He served as the vice dean of KASIT during 2008-2009, chairman of Business Information Systems department during 2009-2010 and as the dean of KASIT during 2009-2012. He was the chairman of Computer Information Systems department in KASIT during 2016-2017. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Universal Computer Science since 2010 and was a member of the editorial board of I-Business during 2010-2013. He is a member of the review board of Applied Intelligence since 2012. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the International Arab Journal of e-Technology (IAJeT) since 2010. He has served in the program and/or technical committees of many international conferences. He has also served on many national (e.g., Ministry of higher education in Jordan) and prestigious regional committees (e.g., Shoman Foundation). He has published over 95 peer-reviewed papers: 30 are in journals (many of which are in top or leading international journals), 10 are chapters in edited (Springer) books and more than 55 are in international conferences proceedings. More than 60% of his work is single authored. The areas of research in which he is currently active include Knowledge Representation, Description Logic, Defeasible and Contextual Reasoning, Dialogue and Argumentation Systems, Access Control and Deep Learning.

Research Interest

Computer Science


  • N Obeid, (1992), Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Logical Foundation of Commonsense, The Computer Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2.

  • Nadim Obeid, (1992), Answers to Modal and Hypothetical questions in Knowledge Based Systems, Applied Intelligence 2, 353-367, Kluwer Academic Publishers, USA.

  • N Obeid and R. Turner, (1991), Logical Foundations of Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Artificial Intelligence Review, special Issues, vol. 5, Nos. 1&2, 53-70.

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