Kuwait University
College of Life Sciences

Information Science Department
ABET Accredited in General Computing

Department Seminars

Academic Year (2020-2021)

  • May 5, 2021: TechTalks by Prof. Paul Manuel (Title: Digital Trust)
  • Feb 10, 2021: TechTalks by Eng. Ahmed Marafie (Title: CODED vs Pandemic)

Digital Trust

Prof. Paul Manuel

Now cybersecurity is no longer viewed as a business issue and it has become a national issue. Thus, digital trust is important now more than ever. Digital Trust is a concept that enables users to carry out business transactions in a safe, secure, ethical and reliable manner. Digital trust is two-way but not mutual. The bidirectional trust is classified as (1) Users trusting IS (2) IS trusting Users. While studying “Users trusting IS”, we analyze the metrics to measure digital trust. We investigate how the metrics are classified as independent and dependent variables. While studying “IS trusting Users”, we discuss zero-trust architecture.


CODED vs Pandemic

Eng. Ahmed Marafie
Co-Founder and CEO of CODED

. The seminar dealt with the efforts made from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, where Eng. Ahmed and his team created a community application called Salem, which contributed to denying the rumors spread at the beginning of the crisis and publishing the numbers of cases documented by Kuwait. They also contributed to the development of the CoronaCareKW application along with the support of 950 volunteers who contributed to support workers in the first ranks by offering psychological counseling to more than 300 people for free. Lastly, Eng. Ahmed discussed the design and implementation of a hackathon competition to encourage local programmers and innovators to create solutions to problems facing the state and the private sector.