Photograph of Dr Ahmed Abba Haruna.Dr Ahmed Abba Haruna

Scheme Lead for Computer Science and Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Computer Science
Ph.D. IT, UTP, Malaysia.
M.Sc. IT, UTP, Malaysia.
B.IT. (Hons.) Network Technology, IUKL, Malaysia.


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  1. Scheme Lead for Computer Science
    Responsible for the Coordination, Organization, and Delivery of an Academic Scheme. Including, but not limited to:
    • Allocating teaching loads to staff on the scheme.
    • Ensuring module coordinators undertake their marking by agreed deadlines (to meet exam board deadlines set by AU).
    • Ensuring moderation is undertaken according to recommended practice.
    • Dealing with academic referrals from module coordinators and liaising with counterparts at AU, where necessary.
    • Overseeing scheme development and the completion and collation of the related paperwork and processes (with QAEM and Senior Administrator).
  2. Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Computer Science
    • Preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops sessions: Working in collaboration with the teams at Aberystwyth University (AU), UK and the Mauritius campus.
    • Facilitating student’s participation, engagement and attendance in specific subjects.
    • Providing personal tutor support to allocated students in line with AU policy.
    • Moderating and marking of assignments and exams and co-creation of end of year exams
  3. Technical Editor: Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (JASES)
  4. Member of Internet Society (ISOC), with member ID 108803.
  5. Member of Internet Society (ISOC): Nigerian Chapter.

Teaching Areas

  • Program Design, Data Structures, and Algorithms (CS21120)
  • Programming for the Web (CS25320)
  • Artificial Intelligence (CS26520)
  • Software Engineering (CS22120)
  • E-Commerce: Implementation, Management & Security (CS37420)



  1. Abba, H. A, Zakaria, N. B., Pal, A. J., & Naono, K. (2012, January). Performance Comparison of Some Hybrid Deadline Based Scheduling Algorithms for Computational Grid. In International Conference on Advances in Information Technology(pp. 19-30). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
  2. Abba, H. A, Zakaria, N., Shah, S. N. M., & Pal, A. J. (2012). Design, development and performance analysis of deadline based priority heuristic for job scheduling on a grid. Procedia Engineering50, 397-405 (Impact Factor: 0.629).
  3. Abba, H. A, Shah, S. N. M., Zakaria, N. B., & Pal, A. J. (2012, October). Deadline based performance evaluation of job scheduling algorithms. In Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (CyberC), 2012 International Conference on(pp. 106-110). IEEE.
  4. Haruna, A. A, Zakaria, N. B., & Pal, A. J. (2012). Comparative Analysis of Some Grid Scheduling Algorithms on Real Computational Grid Environment. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 2, 52.
  5. Abba, H. A, Zakaria, N. B., & Haron, N. (2012). Grid resource allocation: a review. Research Journal of Information Technology4(2), 38-55.
  6. Okitsu, J., Naono, K., Khamis, M. F. I., Haruna, A. A, & Zakaria, N. (2013, June). Towards an architecture for integrated Gas District Cooling with Data Center control to reduce CO2 emission. In Green Computing Conference (IGCC), 2013 International(pp. 1-10). IEEE.
  7. Haruna, A. A, Zakaria, N. B., Jung, L. T., Pal, A. J., Naono, K., & Okitsu, J. (2014, June). Performance comparison of least slack time based heuristics for job scheduling on computational grid. In Computer and Information Sciences (ICCOINS), 2014 International Conference on(pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  8. Haruna, A. A, Jung, L. T., & Zakaria, N. (2015, May). Design and development of hybrid integrated thermal aware job scheduling on computational grid environment. In Mathematical Sciences and Computing Research (iSMSC), International Symposium on(pp. 13-17). IEEE.
  9. Haruna, A. A, Jung, L. T., Zakaria, N., & Okitsu, J. (2015, July). Performance comparison of thermal aware job scheduling based on multi priorities on computational grid. In Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), 2015 Seventh International Conference on(pp. 419-423). IEEE.
  10. Okitsu, J., Khamis, M. F. I., Zakaria, N., Naono, K., & Haruna, A. A (2015). Toward an architecture for integrated gas district cooling with data center control to reduce CO 2 emission. Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems6, 39-47 (Impact Factor: 1.325).
  11. Haruna, A. A, Jung, L. T., Zakaria, N., & Okitsu, J. (2015). Cooling-Efficient Job Scheduling in a Heterogeneous Grid Environment. Procedia Computer Science69, 104-115 (Impact Factor: 0.705).
  12. Haruna, A. A, Jung, L. T., Zakaria, M. N., & Haron, N. S. (2016, August). Green scheduling algorithm for a computational grid environment. In Computer and Information Sciences (ICCOINS), 2016 3rd International Conference on(pp. 221-226). IEEE.
  13. Haruna, A. A, T Jung, N. Zakaria and H. Nazleeni “Novel Green Scheduling In Grid Environment”, Jurnal Teknologi: Advances in Big Data Analytics On High Performance Computers and Scalable Systems (Accepted), May 2018.
  14. Haruna, A. A, and T Jung. Book - High Performance Cloud Computing: Algorithms and Architecture, Volume 1: “Chapter: Research & Development of Incentive Based Scheduling Algorithms To Provide A Green Computational Grid Environment” In Press July 2018.
  15. Haruna, A. A, and T Jung, “Green Data Center by Incentive-based Job Scheduling Approach”, The 2018 IEEE Conference on Open Systems (Accepted & presented), Langkawi, Malaysia on 21 – 22 November 2018.

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  1. Award of recognition from HITACHI Asia, 2015.
  2. Bronze:  International Invention, Innovation & Design Johor, 2017.
  3. 2nd Runner-up: Three Minutes Thesis Competition, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 2017. 


Prior to taking up his role as Scheme Lead for Computer Science and Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Computer Science at Aberystwyth University (Branch Campus, Mauritius), Dr. Ahmed Abba Haruna obtained a Ph.D. in Information Technology, from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, with a Thesis titled: Incentive-Scheduling Algorithms to Provide Green Data Center.

Beyond his successes as a researcher (obtaining international awards and publishing several research papers in distinctive international conferences/journals, as well as successfully completing three green IT externally related funded projects through Hitachi in a two-year period), he gained invaluable experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant over a six-year period in the Department of Computer and Information Science, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.