Dr Malalla has a BSc (1994) in Mathematics from University of Bahrain, Bahrain, and a Master (1997) in Pure Mathematics from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. In 2004, Dr Malalla received his PhD in Probabilistic Analysis of Algorithms, from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
He joined Ahlia University in 2004 as an Assistant Professor. From 2005-2008, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Information and Computer Sciences Department at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. In September 2008, he returned back to Ahlia University as the Chairman of the IT Department. He held the position of the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research 2012-2014, and since 2012 he is the Chairperson of the Master’s Program in Engineering Management offered by the George Washington University and hosted at Ahlia University. Currently he is the President Assistant for University Compliance and an active member of the Mathematical Sciences Department in the College of Arts & Science. He has contributed effectively to the development of many policies, processes and procedures that play vital roles in the University quality management system (AUQMS). For Ahlia, he has helped preparations and contributed significantly to Institutional and Program Reviews conducted by Bahrain’s NAQQAET (DHR/GDQ). He was the review coordinator of the Master Program of IT and Computer Science, which received Confidence results in 2010 and 2012. Furthermore, Dr. Malalla has acted as an external reviewer for NAQQAET (DHR/GDQ) in many institutional and IT/Computer Science program reviews for other national institutions in Bahrain; and worked with NAQQAET (GDQ/NQF) as a member of institutional listing evaluation panels and qualification placement panels for Bahrain’s National Qualification Framework.
He has published many papers in well-respected refereed conferences and journals such as SIAM Journal on Computing and SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics. He has collaborated with international authors such as Luc Devroye, Bruce Reed, Kailash C. Madan, Erin McGlish, and Ketan Dalal. He participated in the review of many journal and conference papers and supervised and examined many master and Ph.D. theses/dissertations. Dr. Malalla is an active member of the Association for Computing Machinery since 2005 and he participated in organizing international and national conferences and workshops.
I have supervised many students conducting undergraduate senior projects and master dissertations in computer science and information technology at Ahlia University and KFUPM. Currently, I am co-supervising two students in the Ph.D. Programme in Engineering Management and System Engineering offered by the George Washington University.