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My background in Information Technology has influenced my work within digital media technology, visualization, and design studies in a number of ways. My research is interdisciplinary in nature in that it pivots on the integration of various aspects of Human–Computer Interaction and Higher Education– with emphasis on visualization, managing, clustering, and prediction of various interaction patterns. I am also interested in developing best design practices in different settings and situations. My recent projects have focused primarily on the use of machine learning and multi-criteria decision-making methods to analyse, model, and predict aspects related to users’ design preferences, user experience with technology, visual interaction, and usability testing (using Brain-Computer Interface and eye-tracking methodologies). 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Universiti Sains Malaysia

IT, MSc, Universiti Utara Malaysia


  • L Education (General)
  • Z665 Library Science. Information Science

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Projects 2013 2021

Research Output 2009 2019

  • 180 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 37 Article
  • 7 Conference proceeding
  • 2 Review article

A comparative review of mobile health and electronic health utilization in sub-Saharan African countries

Bervell, B. & Al-Samarraie, H., 1 Jul 2019, In : Social Science and Medicine. 232, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)

An Investigation of Novice Pre-University Students’ Views towards MOOCs: The Case of Malaysia

Amantha Kumar, J. & Al-Samarraie, H., 3 Apr 2019, In : Reference Librarian. 60, 2, p. 134-147 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electronic learning
1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
teaching situation
learning situation
6 Citations (Scopus)

Educational data mining and learning analytics for 21st century higher education: A review and synthesis

Aldowah, H., Al-Samarraie, H. & Fauzy, W. M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Telematics and Informatics. 37, p. 13-49 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Data mining
10 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of map design characteristics on users' search performance and cognitive load: An empirical study

Al-Samarraie, H., Eldenfria, A., Price, M. L., Zaqout, F. & Fauzy, W. M., 5 Aug 2019, In : The Electronic Library. 37, 4, p. 667-679 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2017 2019

PhD Examiner

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Examiner)
8 May 2019

Activity: Examination

Design Research Society (External organisation)

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Member)
4 Nov 20184 Nov 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management (Journal)

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Editorial Board Member)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Plenary Speaker

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Speaker)
18 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

PhD Examiner

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Examiner)
7 Feb 2018

Activity: Examination


Int. Collaborative Publication Award 2016

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Recipient), 22 Mar 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Int. Collaborative Publication Award 2016

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Recipient), 10 May 2016

Prize: Other distinction

Sanggar Sanjung award 2014

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Recipient), 3 Nov 2014

Prize: Other distinction

Sanggar Sanjung award 2016

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Recipient), 30 Aug 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Sanggar Sanjung award 2018

Hosam Al-Samarraie (Recipient), 22 Oct 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)