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Meet the Teachers

In this article, the course creators, professors Ahmed Elragal and lector Abdolrasoul Habibipour, are introduced to the learning community.

Ahmed Elragal

Ahmed Elragal

Ahmed Elragal (PhD, MBA, BSc) is a Professor of Information Systems at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. For the last 28 years, Ahmed has conducted research on the well-being of people, businesses, and society at large. He is the winner of the 2010’s international case study competition on “Business Intelligence”, a prestigious international award. Ahmed has over 15 years of consulting experience, focused mainly on enterprise systems and business intelligence. His research and consulting expertise has helped many companies around the world in the areas of big data, information systems, business analytics, data mining and data architecture for AI.

Abdolrasoul Habibipour

Rasoul Habibipour

Abdolrasoul (Rasoul) Habibipour (Ph.D.) is a senior lecturer in Information Systems at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden and is Managing director of Botnia Living Lab, Sweden. His research focuses on participatory design and user engagement in information systems development processes, with a particular emphasis on users’ motivations and needs. Abdolrasoul has previously worked in information technology (IT) projects for more than 13 years as a project leader and project manager as well as software designer, developer, and programmer. He has been involved in teaching and supervising students at the bachelor, master and PhD levels and has published several journal and conference articles in his research topic. He also serves as guest editor, track chair, and reviewer in different international conferences and scientific journals within the information systems field. Abdolrasoul has been involved in several international innovation and research projects, most of which are focused on digital transformation and living labs, participatory design, as well as research on higher education.

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