Jacob Kuriyan is the Interim Director of Information Technology at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
The newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology combines The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and The Petroleum Institute into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalyzing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.
Jacob leads a team of professionals to consolidate and manage Infrastructure and Services for the new University.
Jacob Kuriyan was the Director of Information Technology at the Khalifa University of Science, technology and Research before the recent merger. Prior to his move to the UAE Jacob served as an officer in the Indian Air Force. During his tenure in the Indian Air Force he was involved in the design and development of the Automatic Data Handling system which automates the Air Defense Radar Data Processing and Weapons Selection.
Jacob holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. A keen Information Security professional, he holds CISSP and CISA Certifications.