Khalid Haruna is the managing director of SAKA synergy limited – a limited liability company in the business of information & communication technology. He is a member, Board of trustees in Radiant Future Corporate Academy and City Sciences Islamic Schools. He is also a co-founder of Alfagachi Integrated Farms limited – a limited liability company in the business of agricultural products. He is a guest editor of Frontiers in Psychology journal under research topic “Social Commerce in the New Era” – ISI WoS/Scopus indexed (Switzerland). He served on the editorial board of the Data science research symposium 2018: Data analytics and its applications. He is currently a senior lecturer in the department of Computer science, Kaduna State University (KASU), Nigeria. He was the deputy dean, faculty of Computer science and information technology, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.
He obtained his PhD degree in Information systems from the Malaysia’s prestigious university of Malaya in 2018. He also holds B.sc and M.Sc degrees in Computer science from Bayero University, Kano, which he received in 2011 and 2015, respectively. His research interests include recommender systems, Internet of things, semantic web, big data analytics, sentiment analysis, soft set, and e-learning systems. In addition, as a teacher, he is particularly interested in technology enhanced learning. He has published over 30 academic articles relevant to his research interests in a variety of venues, including ISI WoS/Scopus indexed journals with impact factors such as PLoS ONE, Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Medical Virology, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Computers & Security, Computers & Education, Journal of Education and Human Development, Applied Sciences, Journal of Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management, Telkomnika, International Journal of Soft Computing, International Journal of ICT and Managemant, Scientometrics and IEEE Access. He has served as an invited reviewer for over ten ISI WoS-indexed journals, including IEEE Access, PLoS ONE, KnowledgeBased Systems, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Progress in Artificial Intelligence, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Journal of Supercomputing, Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Journal of Ambient Intelligence & Humanized Computing, Information Processing and Management, etc.
He has also served on the technical program committees of over ten international conferences, workshops and symposiums. He was invited to evaluate the research strength of universities in Computer science by the QS world universities ranking in 2019 & 2020. Presently, Khalid is supervising 29 M.Sc. students and 3 Ph.Ds. He graduated 4 M.Sc. students. He is a visiting senior lecturer at Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa state, Nigeria. He is also an instructional/tutorial facilitator and project supervisor at National Open University of Nigeria.