Laila A. Al-Terkawi

Laila A. Al-Terkawi

Accounting & MIS Department

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About the Faculty Member

Laila Al-Terkawi is a dedicated instructor at GUST University, where she's been part of the MIS department in the College of Business since 2009. She began her academic journey with a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Kuwait University in 2004, followed by a master's degree in the same field. Recently, Laila achieved a significant milestone by completing her PhD at the School of Computing, University of Kent in the UK. She has contributed to GUST since 2005, initially as a teaching assistant in both the computer science and MIS departments. Laila is known for her excellence in teaching programming, web, and mobile application development.

Teaching Interest(s)

Programming courses such as; C, C++, Java, and functional languages as Scala and Python. Mobile application development; Android-based and iOS-based. Database, data structures, networking, and web-design and web development.

Expertise Area(s)

Distributed Computing, Parallel computing, genetic algorithms, machine learning, Defect-Based testing, and Quantum Circuit Optimization