Abd Alsattar Ardati







St Andrews, Scotland, The United Kingdom


Participatory Design (Co-design, Cross-cultural design, Distributed design), Collaborative Editing (Crowdsourcing, Group Dynamics, Face-to-Face Collaboration, Distributed Collaboration, Social Enterprise), Open Knowledge (Wikipedia, Equity, Human Rights, Wiki Technology, Collaboration Patterns, Online Communities, Collaborative Translation, Online Volunteering), Web Development (Open-source, Single-page application, Web Extentions), Education (Collaborative Learning, Teaching English as a second language (TESL)), Agile Management (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, HIVE (Human Interaction Virtual Environment) organisational model), HCI Research (Usability, Collaboration and Learning, Remote Group Collaboration Technologies, Visualization)


Agile Project Management: Course at the University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Social Entrepreneurship: Course at the University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Professional Skills Curriculum: Series of evening workshops at the University of St Andrews require regular attendance to develop skills in Project Management, Team Management, Strategy and Organisation, Presentation, amongst others.

Technical Skills: Java, JavaScript, PHP, Node.js, MeteorJS, Laravel, Vue.js

Methods/Toolsets/OS: Agile Management (Scrum and Kanban), macOS, Ubuntu, Windows, Git

Language: Full bilingual proficiency (speaking, reading, writing) in English and Arabic.

Volunteering: A Trainer at the Wikimedia UK Charity. Previous ACM Programming Contest Coach, Deputy of Humanitarian Aid at the St Andrews British Red Cross Society, and Archery Club Publicity Officer.


University of St Andrews

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Computer Science (expected Spring, 2023)

2019 - Present

University of St Andrews

Master's degree, Management and Information Technology (Distinction & Deans' List award)

2017 - 2018

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

Bachelor's Degree, Computer Engineering (distinction & honour status)

2009 - 2014


Lecturer, School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews


Lecturing Software Engineering Principles and Information Technology as well as engaging in HIC research activities.

2023 - Present

User Researcher, Business Transformation Portfolio Office


Researching, designing, documenting, creating, and delivering a stakeholder engagement plan to support the Data Pipelines and Store (DPAS) project. This includes supporting the project manager in collating risks and managing issues to ensure successful delivery within the BTPO’s project management team.

  • Data Pipelines
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Co-design

2023 - 2023

Digital Strategy Officer, Research and Innovation Services


Collaborating with the Vice-Principal Digital and the Director of Research and Innovation Services on reviewing digital research models within our university and across the sector, identifying successful practices we can incorporate into our schools. Our goal is to analyse these practices to better understand the requirements for prosperous digital research, ultimately strengthening our digital research capabilities.

  • Digital Research
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Co-design

2023 - 2023

Laboratory Demonstrator, School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews


Engaged in tutoring, demonstrating and marking on Computer Science modules

  • Java class exercises demonstration
  • JavaScript class exercises demonstration
  • Proctoring examinations

2018 - 2023

Postgraduate Academic Convenor & St Leonard's Liaison Officer, Students' Association at the University of St Andrews


  • As a Postgraduate Academic Convenor, I was responsible for the academic representation of Postgraduates. My primary responsibility for the Students' Union is to represent the PG community's views at the University committee level for Taught and Research Students.
  • I worked alongside the Postgraduate President and numerous other excellent team members to provide union-side support (academic or otherwise), events, and balls for the Postgraduate community.
  • My role as a St Leonard's Liaison Officer was to work with St Leonard's College, the 'home' for all postgraduates within the university, and the Graduate School regarding the postgraduate student experience.
  • The role involved convening meetings between Postgraduate Committee members, the Provost, the St Leonard's College Administrative Officer, and other St Leonard's College management. I also worked alongside university staff members to arrange the St Leonard's College dinner, which happens once a semester

2019 - 2020

Alumni Coordinator & Managers' Network Coordinator, CEED - Professional Skills Curriculum (PSC) at University of St Andrews


  • As a Managers' Network Coordinator, I liaised with the 50+ professional managers at the university, hosting forums and inviting students to connect with managers from throughout the student body.
  • I represented the PSC at the students' freshers and career fairs.

2017 - 2018

Teaching Assistant & Extracurricular Programme Coordinator, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport


  • Taught the practical part of modules such the Software Engineering, Database, Data and Communication, Network Design modules.
  • Prepared, whenever asked, and proctored examinations.
  • Prepared and marked assignments.
  • Previous ACM Programming Contest Coach

2014 - 2017

Software Engineering Team Leader, CMD "Control, Manage, Decide" Software Solutions Company

  • Designed Gantt charts in coordination with the project manager.
  • Designed and assigned the right task to the right team member.
  • Recruited, evaluated, and trained new team members.
  • Substituted for team members, whenever the need arose.
  • Represented my team (The Right Choice) at various conferences.
  • Mediated between team members and helped solve their problems.
  • Wrote performance assessment reports for both the project manager and the company's main office.

2013 - 2015


Training Specialist, Wikimedia UK


2018 - Present

Archery Club Publicity Officer, University of St Andrews Saints Sport


2018 - 2019


OpenUK Honours List, OpenUK, 2021-2022

Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF) – Grant to organise an online conference. , UK Govt FCDO’s Chevening Scholarship , 2021-2022

Up and Coming Wikimedian., Wikimedia UK, 2020-2021

St Leonard's Postgraduate College Doctoral Scholarship, St Leonard's Postgraduate College & The University of St Andrews, 2019-2023

The University of St Andrews Endorsement for the Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Scheme., The University of St Andrews, 2018-2019

The University of St Andrews Enterprising Pitch Award, University of St Andrews, 2018

The University of St Andrews Deans' List Award, University of St Andrews, 2018

The UK Government Chevening Scholarship, The UK Government, 2017-2018

The Syrian Government Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship for Private Universities, The Ministry of Higher Education, 2009-2014

The Arab Academy's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, 2016-2017

The Arab Academy's Certification of Gratitude and Appreciation for Excellence in Sport, Arab Academy, 2015-2016

The CMD company competition in System Analysis and Design Award, CMD "Control, Manage, Decide" Software Solutions Company, 2014-2015