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Dr Babak Khazaei BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia


Summary

I completed my Ph.D. in 1991 and have been teaching since 1988 in two universities.

Teaching

Department of Computing

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

Advanced Software Engineering

Software Engineering Concepts and Methods
Group Software Development

Programming Concepts
M.Sc. Software Engineering

Publications

Journal articles

Ramachandran, R., Khazaei, B., & Ali, A. (2015). Big data in Tamil: opportunities, benefits and challenges. ICTACT Journal on Soft Computing, 5 (4), 1016-1020. http://ictactjournals.in/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=1890

Fish, A., Khazaei, B., & Roast, C. (2011). User-comprehension of Euler diagrams. Journal of visual languages and computing, 22 (5), 340-364. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvlc.2011.01.002

Khazaei, B., Siddiqi, J., Osborn, R., & Roast, C. (1998). Templates and tariffs - tools for empirical studies. Information and software technology, 40 (14), 823-829. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0950-5849(98)00100-1

Conference papers

As'ad, A.M., Khazaei, B., Akhgar, B., & Alqatawna, J. (2017). Importance of service integration in e-governmentimplementations. In The 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems, Irbid, Kingdom of Jordan, 5 April 2016 - 7 April 2016. http://www.icics.info/icics2016/

Robert Wilson, B.M., Khazaei, B., & Hirsch, L. (2017). Towards a cloud migration decision support system for Small and Medium enterprises in Tamil Nadu. 2016 IEEE 17th International Symposium on Computational Intelligence (CINTI).

Robert Wilson, B.M., Khazaei, B., & Hirsch, L. (2016). Cloud adoption decision support for SMEs Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). 2016 IEEE 4th Workshop on Advances in Information, Electronic and Electrical Engineering (AIEEE).

Ali, A., Khazaei, B., Raju, S., & Ramachandran, R. (2016). User acceptance of Tamil technology in postcolonial Tamil Nadu. In 15th International Tamil Internet Conference, Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul, 8 September 2016.

Robert Wilson, B.M., Khazaei, B., & Hirsch, L. (2016). Enablers and barriers of cloud adoption among Small and Medium Enterprises in Tamil Nadu. In IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing for Emerging Markets, Bangalore, India, 25 November 2015 - 27 November 2015 (pp. 140-145). IEEE: http://doi.org/10.1109/CCEM.2015.21

Ramachandran, R., Haja Mohideen, A.A., & Khazaei, B. (2016). Socio technological approach to user acceptance of speech to text technology : a Tamil perspective. In International Conference on Advanced business and social science, Bali, Indonesia, 27 January 2016.

Robert Wilson, B.M., Khazaei, B., Hirsch, L., & Kannan, S.T. (2015). CMDSSI : a decision support system for cloud migration for SMEs in India. In IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (ICCIC), Coimbatore, India, 2014 - 2014. IEEE: http://doi.org/10.1109/ICCIC.2014.7238490

Wilson, B.M.R., Khazaei, B., Hirsch, L., & Kannan, S.T. (2015). CMDSSI: A decision support system for cloud migration for SMEs in India. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, IEEE ICCIC 2014, 293-299. http://doi.org/10.1109/ICCIC.2014.7238490

Alardawi, A., Khazaei, B., & Siddiqi, J. (2011). Influence on Novices of Class Structure on Program Comprehension. In PPIG Work-in-Progress 2011, Sheffield, 18 April 2011 - 19 April 2011. http://extra.shu.ac.uk/crr/wip_ppig_2011/

Khazaei, B. (2011). An empirical study investigating the effect of OCL on solution. In PPIG Work-in-Progress 2011, Sheffield, 18 April 2011 - 19 April 2011. http://extra.shu.ac.uk/crr/wip_ppig_2011/

Saeed, F., Siddiqi, J.I.A., Khazaei, B., & Nawaz, S. (2010). Towards a Decision Support System for Comparing Software Development Methodologies from a CMMI Perspective. In Arabnia, H.R., Hashemi,, R.R., Vert, G., Chennamaneni, A., & Solo, A.M.G. (Eds.) IKE, (pp. 388-395). CSREA Press

Nawaz, S., Siddiqi, J.I.A., Khazaei, B., & Saeed, F. (2010). Towards a business framework for cloud computing: consumer and provider perspective. In Arabnia,, H.R., Hashemi,, R.R., Vert,, G., Chennamaneni,, A., & Solo, A.M.G. (Eds.) IKE, (pp. 396-403). CSREA Press

Watmough, M., Polovina, S., Khazaei, B., & Hill, R. (2010). Future supply chain processes and data for collective intelligence. In Xhafa, F., Barolli, L., Nishino, H., & Aleksy, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 international conference on P2P, parallel, grid, cloud and internet computing (3GPCIC), (pp. 179-185). IEEE Computer Society: http://doi.org/10.1109/3PGCIC.2010.31

Koukouletsos, K., Khazaei, B., Dearden, A., & Ozcan, M. (2009). Teaching usability principles with patterns and guidelines. In Kotze, P., Wong, W., Jorge, J., Dix, A., & Silva, P.A. (Eds.) Creativity and Hci: from Experience to Design in Education, (pp. 159-174). Springer: http://www.springer.com/computer/general+issues/book/978-0-387-89021-0

Fish, A., Khazaei, B., & Roast, C. (2008). Exploring human factors in formal diagram usage. In Gulliksen, J., Harning, M.B., Palanque, P., Van der Veer, G.C., & Wesson, J. (Eds.) Engineering interactive systems : EIS 2007 Joint Working Conferences, EHCI 2007, DSV-IS 2007, HCSE 2007, Salamanca, Spain, March 2007, selected papers, (pp. 413-428). Berlin: Springer

Roast, C.R., & Khazaei, B. (2007). An investigation into the validation of formalised cognitive dimensions. In Interactive systems: design, specification, and verification, (pp. 109-122). Berlin: Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69554-7_9

Roast, C., Dearden, A., & Khazaei, B. (2005). Enhancing contextual analysis to support the design of development tools. In Fincher, S., Markopoulos, P., Moore, D., & Ruddle, R. (Eds.) People and Computers Xviii - Design for Life, (pp. 297-313). Springer: http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/book/978-1-85233-900-5

Khazaei, B., & Jackson, M. (2002). Is there any difference in novice comprehension of a small program written in the event-driven and object-oriented styles? Proceedings - IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002, 19-26. http://doi.org/10.1109/HCC.2002.1046336

Khazaei, B., & Triffitt, E. (2002). Applying cognitive dimensions to evaluate and improve the usability of Z formalism. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 27, 571-577. http://doi.org/10.1145/568760.568861

Roast, C.R., Khazaei, B., & Siddiqi, J.I. (2000). Formal comparisons of program modification. IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, Proceedings, 165-171.

Siddiqi, J., & Khazaei, B. (1989). What are the 'carry over effects' in changing from a procedural to a declarative approach? Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software & Applications Conference, 708-710.

Siddiqi, J., & Khazaei, B. (1988). Models of programmer behaviour: A comparative study. Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's International Computer Software & Applications Conference, 141-146.

Robert Wilson, B.M., Khazaei, B., & Hirsch, L. (2016). A cloud migration decision support system for SMEs in Tamil Nadu (India) using AHP. In International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, London, United Kingdom, 4 August 2016 - 7 August 2016. http://www.isahp.org/

Ramachandran, R., Haja Mohideen, A.A., & Khazaei, B. (2016). Brahmanism, Brahmins and Brahmin Tamil in the context ofspeech to text technology. In International conference on Advanced Business and social science, Indonesia, 27 January 2016 (pp. 399-405). Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research: http://apiar.org.au/?conference-paper=brahmanism-brahmins-and-brahmin-tamil-in-the-context-of-speech-to-text-technology

Asa'd, A.M., Khazaei, B., Akhgar, B., & Alqatawna, J. (2016). Towards service integration in electronic governmentimplementations. In International Conference on Business Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2016 - 26 March 2016. http://www.abmconferences.com/ICBM-2016.php

Book chapters

Launders, I., Polovina, S., & Khazaei, B. (2010). Learning perspectives of enterprise architectures through TrAM. In Polovina, S., Andrews, S., Hill, R., Scharfe, H., & Øhrstrøm, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the first conceptual structures – learning, teaching and assessment workshop CS-LTA2010 held in conjunction with ICCS-2010 the 18th international conference on conceptual structures. (pp. 29-41). Mimos Berhad: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cetl/cpla/cslta2010/publication.html

Launders, I., Polovina, S., & Khazaei, B. (2010). Case studies as simulation of industrial practice. In Corker, C. (Ed.) Enquiry, autonomy and graduateness: achieving an outstanding student learning experience. (pp. 73-88). Sheffield: Centre for promoting learner autonomy: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cetl/cpla/resources/CPLA_Conference_Proceedings.pdf

Maleki-Dizaji, S., Nyongesa, H.O., & Khazaei, B. (2008). UPlanIT: an evolutionary based production planning and scheduling system. In Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2007). (pp. 443-452.). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78987-1_40

Theses / Dissertations

Ramachandran, R. (2018). Predicting user acceptance of Tamil speech to text by native Tamil Brahmans. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Khazaei, B. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00164

As’ad, A.M.A. (2017). Understanding the role of service integration in e-government implementation in Jordan. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Khazaei, B. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00077

Wilson, B. (2017). A Framework to support cloud adoption decision-making by SMEs in Tamil Nadu. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Khazaei, B. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00105

Watmough, M. (2013). Discovering the hidden knowledge in transactiondata through formal concept analysis. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Polovina, S., & Khazaei, B.

Alardawi, A. (2013). The influence of class structure on program comprehension : An empirical study. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Khazaei, B., & Siddiqi, J.

Koukouletsos, K. (2008). Empirical assessment of patterns and guidelines for web design. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Khazaei, B., & Dearden, A.

Other activities

Ph.D. External examiner (2 completed Ph.D s)

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently director of study for 4 Ph.D. students in the areas of Cloud Computing, Voice to Text recognition, E-government , and Program Comprehension.

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