KEVIN DAIMI is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Software Engineering. He received a Master of Science in Applied Computation (1980) and a Ph.D. in Computational Optimal Control (1983) from University of Cranfield, England. He has a mixture of academia and industry experience. His industry experience includes working as a Programmer/Systems Analyst at the Central Bank of Iraq (6 years), a Computer Specialist at Wrigley's Supermarket, California (3 years), and a Computer Consultant with Computer Software Inc., Michigan (3 years). His academic experience includes working as a Visiting Research Officer at the University of Exeter, England (1982-83), an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Technology, Baghdad (1983-93), and an Associate and Full Professor of Computer Science with the University of Detroit Mercy (1988-2018).
He is the recipient of the 2013 Faculty Excellence Award from the University of Detroit Mercy, and the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award in Recognition and Appreciation of his Leadership, Service and Research Contributions to the Field of Security from the World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP 2012). He is also a fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Daimi has extensive leadership experience including Director of Computer Science and Software Engineering Programs at the University of Detroit Mercy (08/2007-08/2017), Chair of Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Detroit Mercy (08/2002-08/2007), Director of the Ford On-site Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Program (08/1998-08/2007), Computer Manager at Wrigley's Supermarket, National City, California (09/1993-08/1996), Head of Department of Computer Science at the University of Technology, Iraq (09/1986-09/1990), and Director of Computer Center at the University of Technology, Iraq (09/1983-09/1993).