About Us


Dr. Nurhizam Safie
Research Fellow
Dr. Nurhizam Safie is a Research Fellow at the United Nation University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). His research and professional consultancy focuses on open source health and hospital information systems in developing countries, usability & Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in healthcare information systems and e-learning. Nurhizam Safie is a member of the Malaysian National Computer Confederation as well as a member of numerous international, programme committees and editorial review boards. Nurhizam Safie holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, Master in Information Technology, B.HSc. in Psychology and a Diploma in Human Development

Major Research Projects:
  • Open source healthcare  information systems
  • Usability  and HCI in healthcare information systems.
  • Project Management and Change Management in healthcare information systems.
  • e-learning for healthcare professionals.



Shima Mostafavi is a software engineer, graphic designer and independent telecommunication researcher with five years of professional experience on designing and developing software systems and conducting research on mobile and telecommunication technologies. She primarily design and develops websites and web applications using ASP.net and PHP as server side languages beside she also has experience with HTML, Javascript, CSS, Java, VB.NET, C++, and Python. She is also a professional graphic designer with extensive knowledge and experience on using Adobe products such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Her interests and main research areas are on intelligent mobile systems and mobile grid computing. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Software Engineering at APU University.


Ahmad is a software engineer with three years experience in software systems design and development. He has strong knowledge in design patterns and object oriented concepts for software design and implementation with extensive knowledge in full life cycle of software design process and programming concepts. He primarily develops software in C/C++ and C#, and also has experience with Java, VB.NET, RealBasic and PHP. His interests and main focus are on high performance computing, mobile computing andintelligent systemsHe's been working for e-Safe systems a British company since 2011 and he's been assigned and responsible for variety of projects including design and implementation of email and web post Data Leak PreventionHe has been awarded by aBachelor of science in Software Engineering from Staffordshire university and currently pursuing his Masters of science in Software Engineering at APU university.



Seyed Mohammad MotaharPhD Candidate

Seyed Mohammad Motahar is PhD candidate at National University of Malaysia (UKM) in collaboration with United Nation University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). He received his master degree at Asia EU in open source computing.  He has ten years professional experience in software engineering and testing in the Business Information Systems previously using Microsoft technologies and frameworks and recently by providing business software solutions using various open source frameworks and programming tools. He has received national and international prizes for his innovative ICT solutions and inventions and he is collaborating and contributing to free and open source software communities in the industry and leading academic bodies. His research interest focuses on topics related to enterprise application development frameworks in software engineering.
He is conducting ongoing researches on evaluation of open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) and their adoption healthcare and education.