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Dr Armin Kashefi
Lecturer (Education) in Computer Science


Dr Armin Kashefi is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London. He has an MSc and PhD in Information Systems Management. His research interests include people and technology, information systems for crisis response and management (ISCRAM) and ICTs and development. He was recently involved in two EU-sponsored projects (TANDEM and Sci-GaIA) working on developing sustainable e-Infrastructures in West and Central Africa. His current research continues to explore sustainable e-infrastructures in Africa as well as modelling and analysis of complex systems using discrete simulation modelling.


  • PhD in Management Information Systems
  • MSc in Management Information Systems
  • BSc in Software Engineering
  • Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)


  • Departmental Athena SWAN team - Communication Team
  • Made in Brunel Software Innovation - Student Engagement and Logistics
  • Member of the Senior Tutor team

Newest selected publications

Gambo, N., Perry, M., Kashefi, A. and Ayoung, DA. (2020) 'Harnessing social and collaborative tools in digital disaster response work: Implications for design and practice'. Information Development, 37 (3). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 0266-6669 Open Access Link

Journal article

Abdulhamid, NG., Ayoung, DA. and Kashefi, A. (2020) 'A survey of social media use in emergency situations: A literature review'. Information Development, 37 (2). pp. 1 - 31. ISSN: 0266-6669 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kashefi, A., Alwzinani, F. and Bell, D. (2018) 'PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING MODELING AND SIMULATION IN A DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE'.Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) 2018. Sweden. 12 - 12 December. IEEE. pp. 4058 - 4068. ISSN: 0891-7736 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Kashefi, A., Taylor, S., Abbott, P., Anagnostou, A., M Tessa, O., Oaiya, O., et al. (2018) 'User requirements for national research and education networks for research in West and Central Africa'. Information Development, 35 (4). pp. 575 - 591. ISSN: 0266-6669 Open Access Link

Journal article

Kashefi, A., Nuhu, K., Abbott, P., Ayoung, D. and Alwzinani, F. (2018) 'Investigating Users’ IT Adaptation Behaviors: A Case of a Computerized Work System'.International Conference on Information Systems. San Francisco USA. 1 - 16 December. International Conference on Information Systems 2018, ICIS 2018.Open Access Link

Conference paper
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