Azzam Sleit is the Former Minister of Information and
Communications Technology (2013-2015). He is currently working as a Professor
of Computer Science, King Abdulla II School for Information Technology,
University of Jordan, where he functioned as the Dean (2015-2016) and the Assistant
President/Director of the Computer Center (2007-2009). In April 2016, Prof.
Sleit competed for the presidency of the University of Jordan and made it to
the final top three candidates.
joining the University of Jordan in 2005, Dr. Sleit was the Chief Information
Officer at Hamad Medical/ Ministry of Public Health, Qatar. Dr. Sleit has over
twenty five years of experience and leadership working at all levels of
government, private and international sectors. Before joining Hamad Medical,
Dr. Sleit was the Vice President of
Strategic Group & Director of Professional Services of Triada, USA, where he
introduced the NGram Technology and Associative Memory Structures. The
application of NGram technology helped Ford Motor Company to identify patterns
of auto-parts failure and State of Michigan
to recognize patterns of child abuse. Dr. Sleit served as the Regional Manager
of Professional Services with Information Builders, USA. He oversaw six branches in the Midwest region
of the United States
with responsibility for program design and oversight of all projects in the
region. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Sleit was in charge of MetSource, a strategic
unit of Metlife responsible for providing outsourced IT health insurance
services for large companies such as AT&T, ABB.
Dr. Sleit has participated in numerous research activities related
to Cloud Computing, Imaging Databases, Data Mining, Health and Management
Information Systems and Software Engineering.
He authored more than one hundred refereed research papers published in
reputable journals and conferences. Since 1987, Dr. Sleit has taught Computer
Science courses at various universities in the United States and Middle East
maintaining high teaching standards.
Sleit holds B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. in
1995 from Wayne State University, Michigan.