Zakaria Al Qudah

Dr. Zakaria Al-Qudah

  • Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Department:  Computer Science
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 233
  • Campus: 850.474.3168


Dr. Zakaria Al-Qudah is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department, University of West Florida (UWF). Prior to joining UWF, he served as an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Program Coordinator at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), UAE, and as an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at Yarmouk University, Jordan. Dr. Al-Qudah is generally interested in computer networking and Internet research. Specific subjects include the performance and security of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), Next Generation Networks and Internet Measurements. He has published several papers in high quality conferences and journals. Moreover, he holds two U.S. patents in the area of anycast content delivery networks.

Degrees & Institutions:

PhD. - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
M.S. - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
B.S. - Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan


My research interests are in the security and performance of the Internet. I have worked on key components of today’s Internet infrastructure including content delivery networks, application hosting platforms, and their security. I am also interested in an empirical approach to system design and analysis; most of my research papers involve some elements of Internet measurements.

Current Courses:

  • Computer networks
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Data Structures
  • Introduction to programming using C++

Keywords: data mining, data warehousing, information visualization, software development, dimensional modeling, STEM education improvements