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Dr Anwar is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MSc Information Science (Data Analytics and Library Management) in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences, Northumbria University, UK. He received his PhD in Computing (Data Mining) from University of Sunderland, UK. He has done his MSc and BSc in Computer Science from University of Karachi, Pakistan. He has been working in academia for the last many years at different national and overseas universities. He had been a Research Ethics Lead / Deputy Lead for the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at Northumbria University. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and also a member of FHEA applications’ review committee at Northumbria University. Before joining the Northumbria University, he worked at The Open University, UK as a Research Fellow. He had also worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Sunderland, Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) and The Open University Business School, UK. Previously, he was also a full-time Lecturer at Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He is also an external examiner at various universities.


Dr Anwar combined his knowledge and research in data mining in the form of a book based on medical data. He has published his research work in many international conferences’ proceedings and journals. Previously he had obtained grants as a Principal Investigator from SAMS (Society for the Advancement of Management Studies), UKCES (UK Commission for Employment Skills) and ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), UK, and as a Co-investigator from Research Beacon, University of Sunderland, UK. He is a Member of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) UK Peer Review College to review reports and bids/proposals for their schemes and programmes. He has also reviewed many national and international bids. He supervises PhD students, and has chaired and examined many PhD students. He is also a reviewer for many international journals and has been a Technical Programme Committee member for many international conferences.


Dr Anwar is involved in quantitative and qualitative research. His research interest includes qualitative and quantitative data analysis, big data analysis, data mining, business intelligence, digital methods and machine learning, health informatics, intelligent hybrid systems (using a combination of machine learning techniques), information systems, decision support systems, international businesses/entrepreneurship, online businesses/entrepreneurship, online home-based businesses, entrepreneurial marketing, and digital social media. He is open for discussion for research with prospective self-funded postgraduate researchers (MPhil/PhD and Visiting Scholars) or businesses/companies/organisations who are interested in above areas. He can be found at various social media as given below:





Education/Academic qualification

Computing, PhD

30 Oct 201231 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Oct 2012


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