Dr Al-Said Ahmad is a lecturer in Computer Science at the School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Keele University, UK. Amro is a Member of the ACM and the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Technical Community on Cloud Computing and Services Computing. He completed his Ph.D. in Cloud Computing at the School of Computer Science and Mathematics of Keele University, UK. His thesis title: Scalability performance measurement and testing of cloud-based software services. He studied BSc in Software Engineering at Philadelphia University in 2009 and an MSc in Computer Science at Amman Arab University in 2014.

Amro started his academic career in 2014 as a teaching fellow in Computer Science at Philadelphia University, Jordan. Later from 2016-2019, he was a Session Teacher and Demonstrator at Keele University. He joined the Department of Web Engineering at Philadelphia University in Jordan as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) from 9/2019 until 9/2022.

Dr Al-Said Ahmad welcomes email enquiries regarding PhD research relating to cloud computing and Software Engineering.

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Research and scholarship

Al-Said Ahmad’s main research interest is in the field of Cloud Computing, with a focus on scalability issue in cloud-based software services, focusing on the technical aspect of the scalability delivery of such services. Other research interests address the research areas of Software Engineering, Software Testing, Software Metrics, and Agile Methodology. In relation to web Engineering, He is interested in the Testing and Evaluation of Web/cloud systems and Applications. Amro has published articles on this topic in leading journals and selective conferences.

Amro has reviewed papers for a range of computer science and digital education journals, including The Journal of Systems & Software (Elsevier), Frontiers in Education (section Digital Education), and Jordanian Journal of Computers and Information Technology. Furthermore, he contributed to the organisation of international conferences, such as The BCS HCI 2022, 2023; ACM ICCBDC 2022, 2023; IEEE SSD 2021; IEEE PIMRC (Track 4) 2023; AICCC 2023; and ICITA 2021.

Dr. Amro’s research publications can be found on ORCID, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate.

Funded research projects

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Credit for Research: Awarded $5,000 AWS credits to support research on scalability analysis and benchmarking of cloud-based applications. $5K, AWS UK.
  • Keele University new starter award (2022/3): £2000.
  • Scalability performance using compile-time fault injection for cloud-based software services. £1970, RDF, Keele University.
  • MEDiterranean countries: Towards Internationalisation at Home / MED2IaH (May 2020 – 2023): Total one million Euros Fund: PU Share 58325.00 Euro. Erasmus+, Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE).
  • Software Requirements Engineering: Modelling, Validation &Verification, and Evolution (Jan 2020 – Dec 2023: JOD 4000, Philadelphia University.
  • Ph.D. Project at Keele University: Scalability Performance Measurement and Testing of Cloud-Based Software Services (September 2015 – March 2019): Scholarship by Philadelphia University.

Dr Al-Said Ahmad welcomes email enquiries regarding PhD research relating to cloud computing and Software Engineering.


Current Teaching:

  • CSC-30016 - Software Engineering Project Management (Credits: 15)
  • CSC-20057 - Cloud Computing (Credits: 15)

In his career, Amro has developed and delivered more than 17 PG/UG modules, including Data Ethics, Security, and Governance (CSC-30053); Cloud Computing (MSc/CSC-40039);  Software Maintenance and Evolution (MSc); Quality Assurance and Testing of Web Applications; System Lifecycles and Design (CSC-20022); Software Testing and Quality Assurance (MSc); Cloud Computing based Development; E-Commerce System Engineering; Object-Oriented Programming; Web System Analysis and Design; Web Process and Project Management; Web Software Engineering (MSc); Special Topics in Software Engineering; Social Networks; Advanced Operating Systems; Pre-Computer Skills; and Multimedia Systems. 

He demonstrated/practical teaching at Keele SCM on Cloud Computing (MSc); Software Engineering Project Management; Information Systems and Interaction; Programming Fundamentals; Requirements, Evaluation, and Professionalism; Systems and Architecture; Web Technologies; Fundamentals of Computing; and Cybercrime.

In addition, he has supervised MSc projects and BSc final-year graduation projects.


School of Computer Science and Mathematics
Keele University