Mohamad Hassan Kassab

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Associate Research Professor of Software Engineering, Engineering
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Mohamad Kassab earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in software engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada; B.S. in computer science from the University of Windsor; and B.Eng. in computer engineering from the Lebanese American University. Previously, Dr. Kassab has been a postdoctoral researcher at ÉTS School of Advanced Technology in Montreal and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Kassab has published extensively in software engineering books and journals. His research interests include requirements engineering, system architecture, software quality and measurements, blockchain, and The Internet of Things. With more than 17 years of industrial experience, he worked in different industrial roles, among which: Senior Quality Engineer at SAP, Senior Associate at Morgan Stanley, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist at NOKIA, and Senior Software Developer at Positron Safety Systems. Dr. Kassab teaches courses in requirements engineering, software testing, software architecture, and software system design.

Research Interests
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Quality
  • Blockchain
  • Internet of Things

Kassab, Mohamad, Joanna DeFranco, and Phillip Laplante. "A systematic literature review on Internet of things in education: Benefits and challenges." Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 36, no. 2 (2020): 115-127.

Kassab, Mohamad Hassan, Joanna DeFranco, Tarek Malas, Phillip Laplante, and Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto. "Exploring research in blockchain for healthcare and a roadmap for the future." IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (2019).

Kassab, Mohamad, Joanna DeFranco, Tarek Malas, Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto, and Giuseppe Destefanis. "Blockchain: A panacea for electronic health records?." In 2019 IEEE/ACM 1st International Workshop on Software Engineering for Healthcare (SEH) in conjunction with ICSE’19 , pp. 21-24. IEEE, 2019.

Kassab, Mohamad, Joanna DeFranco, and Jeffrey Voas. "Smarter education." IT Professional 20, no. 5 (2018): 20-24.

DeFranco, Joanna, Mohamad Kassab, and Jeffrey Voas. "How do you create an internet of things workforce?." IT Professional 4 (2018): 8-12.

Kassab, Mohamad, Manuel Mazzara, JooYoung Lee, and Giancarlo Succi. "Software architectural patterns in practice: an empirical study." Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering 14, no. 4 (2018): 263-271.

Kassab, Mohamad, Joanna F. DeFranco, and Phillip A. Laplante. "Software testing: The state of the practice." IEEE Software 34, no. 5 (2017): 46-52.

Laplante, Phillip A., Mohamad Kassab, Nancy L. Laplante, and Jeffrey M. Voas. "Building caring healthcare systems in the Internet of Things." IEEE Systems Journal 12, no. 3 (2017): 3030-3037.

Kassab, Mohamad. "The changing landscape of requirements engineering practices over the past decade." In 2015 IEEE fifth international workshop on empirical requirements engineering (EmpiRE) in conjunction with the IEEE Requirements Engineering conference’15, pp. 1-8. IEEE, 2015.

Kassab, Mohamad, Colin Neill, and Phillip Laplante. "State of practice in requirements engineering: contemporary data." Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering 10, no. 4 (2014): 235-241.


B.Eng., Computer Engineering, Lebanese American University

B.S., Computer Science, University of Windsor

M.S., Computer Science, Concordia University

Ph.D., Computer Science, Concordia University