Portrait of Najeeb G. Abdulhamid

Najeeb G. Abdulhamid

Researcher

About

Najeeb G. Abdulhamid is a Researcher at the Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI) in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, he completed his PhD in Computer Science at Brunel University, London, and an MSc in Information Systems at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Najeeb’s research interests span a range of fields, including Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Crisis-Informatics. In addition to addressing broader questions on the use and appropriation of social and collaborative computing and mediated applications, his work aims to explore how these technologies can be used to improve people’s work and lives and solve local challenges in a digital age.

Before joining Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI), Najeeb was a Principal Lecturer at Jigawa State Polytechnic Dutse, Nigeria where he taught Computer Science. He published papers in the Journal of Web of Science, Information Development, and Lecture Notes in Computer Science and presented at top conferences among others.