Dr. Irfan Ahmed is currently working as the Director-Research, Industry-Institute Relations at Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women, Kilakarai, Ramnad, Tamilnadu. He received his MCA from Bharathidasan University in 1994. After that, he obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science with specialization in Trusted Networks from Algappa University, Karaikudi. He started his professional career as a EDP in-charge in NEPC Group of Companies. Further he started his teaching career as a Lecturer in Mohammad Sathak College of Arts & Science, Chennai. His academic duties include teaching undergrad and postgrad students, supervising them in their academic projects, supporting them for the funding agencies thereby projects can be modelled as a prototype or proof of concept. He has conducted various Value Added courses to improve core employability skills for students and counselled them for career guidance.
After serving 15 years, he became Full Professor & Head in VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore. His administrative responsibilities as Head include supporting the head of the institution in major decisions and actions. In addition, he has successfully carried out accreditation process of NBA for 3 years (2008, 2013 and 2017) and NAAC accreditation process in the year 2017. Being with autonomous institution, he has been a member of Board of Studies for Computer Science program and part of Curriculum Development Cell. He has been awarded as a “Best Faculty Award” for the year 2012 by Nehru Group of Institutions in the discipline of Computer Science for the senior category. He was the senior Adjudicator representing India and Sri Lanka for Asian Records Academy, Singapore. He was appointed as the External Expert to conduct the audit in Avinashilingam University Computer Centre and the Technical Committee Member for the security system.
Dr. Irfan Ahmed have been Director for Placement and Training from 1999 to 2017 in various institutions like Sri Krishna Institutions, Hindusthan Institutions and Nehru Group of Institutions, Coimbatore. Further, he moved to Madhina, KSA and worked as a full time Professor, at Taibah University in the Department of Computer Science and Information for more than 4 years. Dr. Irfan’s research expertise includes Trustworthy Computing, Networking and Data Mining etc.
He has authored 4 books and published more than 58 international and national journals along with several conference publications. Professor Ahmed has 27 years of experience including teaching, research and industry. He has supervised 12 Ph. D students and currently 3 more are under his supervision. He is the reviewer of number of journals all over the globe. He has given several invited and contributed presentations in multiple national and international conferences and symposia. He is the life member in IST (Indian Society for Technology Education), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), Associate life member in IACSIT (International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology), member in IAENG (International Association of Engineers).