Mohamad Hassan Kassab

Associate Research Professor of Software Engineering, Engineering
Main Building, 220 L4

Dr. Kassab received his M..S and Ph.D. degrees in software engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He is an associate research professor in software engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Previously, he has been a postdoctoral researcher with the ETS School of Advanced Technology in Montreal and visiting scholar with Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include requirements engineering, system architecture, software quality and measurements, blockchain, and the Internet of Things.

He has published extensively in software engineering books and journals.

With more than 21 years of industrial experience, he worked in different industrial roles, including business unit manager with Soramitsu, senior quality engineer with SAP, senior associate with Morgan Stanley, senior quality assurance specialist with NOKIA, and senior software developer with Positron Safety Systems. He is a member of the IEEE.

  • Software Engineering and Disruptive Technologies
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Quality
  • Blockchain
  • Internet of Things

Selected Publications

Kassab, Mohamad, and Phillip Laplante. "The Current and Evolving Landscape of Requirements Engineering in Practice." IEEE Software 39, no. 5 (2022): 76-83.

Kassab, Mohamad, and Phillip A. Laplante. "Open Banking: What It Is, Where It’s at, and Where It’s Going." Computer 55, no. 1 (2022): 53-63.

Laplante, Phillip A., and Mohamad Kassab. Requirements engineering for software and systems. 4th edition. Auerbach Publications, 2022.

DeFranco, Joanna F., and Mohamad Kassab. What Every Engineer Should Know about the Internet of Things. CRC Press, 2021.

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, 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, 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.

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