Staff Profile

Dr Krishnadas Nanath

  • ROLE:Associate Professor, Deputy Head of CEI, Campus Programme Coordinator – Postgraduate Computer Engineering and Informatics
  • CONTACT:04-3693965
  • EMAIL:[email protected]


Dr. Krishnadas Nanath is the Campus Program Coordinator (MSc Data Science) at Middlesex University Dubai and an Associate Professor of Data Science. He is also the founder of Middlesex Insights Lab- an applied data analytics hub that brings industry expertise and datasets for the analytics community in the region. In his previous role at Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), he was responsible for leading the efforts of enhancing Analytics and Data Science capabilities as part of the School of Analytics & Technology. He has extensive teaching experience in the areas of Data Science, Cloud Computing, Social Media Analytics, and MIS with Middlesex University, IMT, and IIM Indore. He has executed several corporate training programs and Data Science consulting assignments with several firms in the UAE (PWC, Landmark Group, National Bank of Fujairah, UAE Exchange, Emirates NBD, DAMAC Properties, and others). He has been the Keynote Speaker at several prestigious forums, including Gitex Technology Week, Wonderland AI, IIM Ahmadabad Data Science Summit, Smart Data Conference, Droidcon, Machine Learning Summit, Abu Dhabi Quality Council, and several conferences.

  • Ph.D. Information Systems & Technology (MIS), Indian Institute of Management (IIM K)
  • B.Tech Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Amrita School of Engineering
Membership of professional bodies and associations
  • IEEE
  • Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Academy of Management
Awards and achievements

Amazon Educate Cloud Ambassador Award: Amazon Faculty grant for his contribution to cloud computing and big data analytics ( )

Sustainability Researcher of the year Award -From Dr. Rashid Alleem (Chairman SEWA):

Microsoft Azure Research Fund Award: Awarded research fund access by Microsoft for conducting research on cloud computing.

  • Outstanding Mentor Award by HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Invited panel member by Emirates Foundation for Think Science 2014.
  • AIMS International Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation  Award (2014)
  • GSTF (Singapore) PhD Fellow -Chosen as exceptional PhD Student by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), Singapore.
  • International PhD Student Competition Award (Australia)- Selected as one among the top 12 PhD Students worldwide to attend a forum on the future of management in the 21st Century in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Wings of Excellence Award 2012 (Switzerland)- Research paper on “Risk Management in Sustainability” was chosen among best papers across the globe and invited to attend St. Gallen Symposium, Switzerland.
  • SAS Ambassador Award (USA). Research paper titled “Designing a Grid Computing Architecture: A case study of Green Computing selected in World top TEN at SAS Global Forum.
  • Emerald Indian LIS Research Fund Award (Highly Commended) for the research proposal on Sustainability.

Selected Publications

Nanath, K., & Pillai, R. R. (2021). Towards a framework for sustaining Green IT initiatives: an empirical investigation. Information Technology and Management, 1-14.

Nanath, K., & Joy, G. (2021). Leveraging Twitter data to analyze the virality of Covid-19 tweets: a text mining approach. Behaviour & Information Technology, 1-19.

Nanath, K., & Kumar, S. A. (2021). The role of communication medium in increasing e-waste recycling awareness among higher educational institutions. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Nanath, K., & Pillai, R. R. (2021). Individual and organizational factors affecting the implementation of Green IT: A case study of an Indian business school. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries87(3), e12163.

Nanath, K., Sajjad, A., & Kaitheri, S. (2021). Decision-making system for higher education university selection: comparison of priorities pre-and post-COVID-19. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.

Nanath, K., & Ahmed, M. (2020). User-centric Evaluation of Recommender Systems: A literature review. International Journal of Business Information Systems (In Press). 

Ahmed, N. N., & Nanath, K. (2021). Exploring Cybersecurity Ecosystem in the Middle East: Towards an SME Recommender System. Journal of Cyber Security and Mobility, 511-536.

Bashir, E.,  Nanath, K., & Hussain, F. (2020). Industry-academia outreach: a study of student perception. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (In Press).

Raza, A. H., & Nanath, K. (2020, July). Predicting a Hit Song with Machine Learning: Is there an apriori secret formula?. In 2020 International Conference on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Business Analytics (DATABIA) (pp. 111-116). IEEE.

Saad, S. M., & Nanath, K. (2020, July). Investing in Applications Based on Predictive Modeling. In 2020 International Conference on Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Business Analytics (DATABIA) (pp. 105-110). IEEE.

Nanath, K., & Pillai, R. R. (2017). The influence of green IS practices on competitive advantage: mediation role of green innovation performance. Information Systems Management34(1), 3-19.

Srivastava, J., & Nanath, K. (2017). Adoption of Cloud Computing in UAE: A Survey of Interplay Between Cloud Computing Ecosystem and its Organizational Adoption in UAEInternational Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, 9(4), 1-20.

Pillai, R. R., Kumar, A., & Nanath, K. (2015). Role of Self-managing Leadership in Crisis Management: An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Rajayoga. IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review4(1), 15-37.

Moorthy, J., Lahiri, R., Biswas, N., Sanyal, D., Ranjan, J., Nanath, K., & Ghosh, P. (2015). Big Data: Prospects and Challenges. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers40(1), 74-96

Nanath, K., & Pillai, R. (2014). Green Information Technology: Literature Review and Research Domains. Journal of Management Systems, 24(1), 57-79.

Nanath, K., & Pillai, R. (2013). A Model for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Cloud ComputingJournal Of International Technology & Information Management22(3), 93-117.

Selected Publications (Book Chapters & Case Publications)

Nanath, K., & Pillai, R. R. (2014). Information Systems Flexibility for Green Technologies. In Organisational Flexibility and Competitiveness (pp. 181-195). Springer India.

Nanath, K., & Pillai, R. R. (2014). Cloud Computing Diagnosis: A comprehensive study. In Service-Oriented Methodology and Technologies for Cloud Computing published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.).

Nanath, K. (2011). LifeSpring Hospitals: Social innovation in Indian healthcare. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 1(1), 1-14.

Nanath, K. (2011). GOONJ: the power of cloth. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 1(4), 1-12.

Nanath, K., & Dhurkari, R.K. (2011), City Bus Service of Indore. Cases in Management, PHI Learning Private Limited

Faculty Members

Dr Fehmida Hussain SFHEA FBCS CITP
Dr Fehmida Hussain SFHEA FBCS CITP
Associate Professor, Head of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Campus Programme Coordinator
Judhi Prasetyo FHEA MSc
Judhi Prasetyo FHEA MSc
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Santhosh Menon
Santhosh Menon
Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Dr Maha Saadeh FHEA
Dr Maha Saadeh FHEA
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Dr Sameer Kishore FHEA
Dr Sameer Kishore FHEA
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics, Campus Programme Coordinator MSc Robotics
Madhumita Das M.Tech FHEA
Madhumita Das M.Tech FHEA
Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Jaspreet Singh Sethi
Jaspreet Singh Sethi
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Engie Bashir PGCHE, MS
Engie Bashir PGCHE, MS
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics, Campus Programme Coordinator – Undergraduate Computer Engineering and Informatics