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Mushtaha abdalghani

Dr. Abdalghani Mushtaha

Usability, Content Management, SEO and User-Experience Analyst

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Abdalghani Mushtaha


Dr. Abdalghani Mushtaha (Abed) earned his master’s in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium in 2003, where he also did his PhD. He was a member of Web & Information System Engineering (WISE) laboratory from September 2003 to September 2012, where his research focused on Web usability. Besides working as a researcher at the WISE laboratory, he was also a website design advisor for the Health-EU Portal at the European Commission, from April 2006 to August 2008. From September 2008 until the present, Abdalghani has worked at Sony Europe in Web customer satisfaction optimisation. And, Post-doctoral researcher at the Web & Information System Engineering laboratory from October 2012 until present.



Working Experience


* September 2008 - Present: Senior user experience analyst - at Sony Europe headquarter, doing:

  • Web customer satisfaction optimisation.
  • Search engine optimization.
  • Knowledgebase and content management.

* October 2012 - Present: Researcher in the Web & Information System Engineering laboratory (WISE), at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium. With Prof. Olga De Troyer.

*April 2013 - Present: Freelance IT consultant. Working with Tipik, giving consultancy on Website usability & design, search engine optimization, and User experience.


On the past:

* April 2007 - August 2008: Web developer at I.R.I.S. - OCR software and document management solutions.

* May 2005 - September 2007: Web design trainer in STIMULATE 5 - International training program about information technology.

* September 2000- September 2002: Web master at Al Azhar University-Gaza, Palestine.

* February 1998- August 2000: Web developer at Sidata Information & Communication Systems.




Awards & Grants

  • Best ECommerce portal, awarded by the UNDP, 2001, Palestine.
  • PhD scholarship from the Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC), 2002, Belgium.
  • Best Scholar Award for best PhD research project, awarded by the Localisation Research Center, 2005, Ireland.











  • Human Computer Interaction , User Experience – UX
  • Usability Evaluation
  • Knowledge base and content management
  • Conceptual Modeling (ORM, UML)
  • Semantic web.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Cross culture differences.
  • Websites personalization / Localization / Internationalisations.


  • Analysis & Design: SA2001, Rational Rose, SELECT SSADM
  • Database Systems: MS SQL Server, and ORACLE 8.0i
  • Programming languages: Java, C, and .Net
  • Web programming: JavaScript, JSP, .net technology XML and related standards (XML, XSLT, RSS, DQL, CSS).
  • Programming languages: C++, and Java.
  • Conceptual modelling: UML, and ORM.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Applications: KANA knowledgebase management, Dream weaver, Documentum, ColdFusion, Drupal, Joomla, and WSK, Google Search Appliance (GSA)



More information

Recent Activities

Information Architecture

Attend the Usability Week @ London - ConferenceNNG - The Nielsen Norman group. User Testing and Information Architecture!







Building Pro-Activity

Attend a training about Building Pro-Activit @ Kluwer BE















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