University Canada West & Hamta Business Corporation, Vancouver, Canada
Hamed Taherdoost is an award-winning leader and research and development professional. He is Associate Professor at University Canada West, Head of Research and Development at Hamta Group | Hamta Busines Corporation and CTO at OBS Tech Limited. He holds PhD of Computer Science and Master of Information Security. He has over 20 years of experience in both industry and academic sectors. He has worked at international companies from Cyprus, the UK, Malta, Iran, Belize, Malaysia, and Canada and has been highly involved in development of several projects in different industries. He has spent the last nine years helping start-ups to grow by implementing new projects and business lines. Apart from his experience in industry, he also has some achievements in academia. He has been a lecturer in three different parts of the world, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North America. His academic experience started from 2009, as a lecturer in IAU and PNU. Beside on lectureship positions, he was a researcher at IAU for over 8 years. Most recently, he was Team Leader, R&D Manager, Technical R&D Consultant, and Academic Program Manager of Research Club, MDTH, Pinmo, and Hamta Academy, Malaysia, Mentor at Publons Academy, and is Advisory Board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, and Scientific Board of NASS, Singapore, Jury Member at Arctic Future Challenge, Iceland, Advisor at Mendeley, Instructor at Canadian College, Senior Technical Consultant at CI Solutions Ltd, Mentor at Futurpreneur Canada, and Vancouver Island University CETP program. He has continued his path in teaching concentrating on research and development for over 13 years teaching to undergraduate students, postgraduates, and executive staff in different countries. He has also developed many R&D teams in different businesses inspiring project team members from various educational backgrounds to play effective roles in R&D teams. He has developed his customized approaches in teaching research methodology and shared his viewpoints in research methods area in more than 30 open-access publications over years. Hamed has been an active multidisciplinary researcher and R&D specialist involved in several academic and industrial research projects. He has been working with researchers from various disciplines and has been actively engaged in different research studies. His research achievements also include winning several best paper awards and outstanding reviewer awards. His views on science and technology have been published in top-ranked scientific publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, Emerald, IEEE, IGI Global, Inderscience, Taylor and Francis and Dr. Hamed has published over 170 scientific articles in authentic peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings (h-index = 32; i10-index = 52; August 2022), ten book chapters as well as nine books in the field of technology and research methodology.