Invited Speaker_ICIET 2023





Prof. Lilian Li

Zayed University, UAE

Speech Title: Smart Libraries – the UAE Perspective

Biography: Lilian currently serves as the Director of Library and Learning Commons at Zayed University in the UAE with the rank of Professor in Practice. With over 20 years of academic library leadership experience in Canada and overseas in the Middle East combined with her education background in information system, educational leadership, and educational technology, Lilian is well versed and experienced with the digital transformation in higher education, particularly in the areas of digital and smart libraries, technology integration of curriculum development, and international higher education leadership.








Dr. Mohammad Amin Kuhail

College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Zayed University

Speech: Educational Chatbots – Opportunities and Challenges

Biography: Dr. Mohammad Amin Kuhail received a Ph.D. in software development from the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and an M.Sc. degree in software engineering from the University of York, UK. He served as an Assistant Teaching Professor with the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC), USA, for six years. In 2019, he joined Zayed University, serving as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kuhail won the teaching award at UMKC in 2018 and received several research grants. Moreover, Dr. Kuhail is currently an ABET program evaluator and a reviewer at several journals and conferences, including the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, Computers in Education, ITICSE, IEEE Access, and MDPI Informatics. Dr. Kuhail is the founder and developer of a personal-financing system named “Organic Budget.” Dr. Kuhail is a Computer Scientist and a Software Engineer with a diverse skill set that spans web development, object-oriented programming, algorithms, and usability. His research interests include human-computer interaction, educational technology, IT education, and smart city.








Dr. Maria Tamarina Prawati, M.A.

English Department, Bina Nusantara University

Speech: Asymmetrical Digital Transformation: Online teaching in urban and suburban areas of Indonesia


Maria Tamarina Prawati is affiliated with English Department, Bina Nusantara University, as Subject Content Coordinator for Interdisciplinary and Professional. She gains Ph.D. in Applied English Linguistic at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia with a research focus on the English language and culture pedagogical paradigm. Her research experiences generally involve English language and culture, world Englishes and ICT for education.
In her research on English language and culture, she worked on several topics such as spatiotemporal metaphors, language and culture conceptualization among digital natives, and English language and culture pedagogical paradigms. She also worked on the representation of users and uses of English in Indonesian basic education textbooks as well as cosmopolitan pedagogy in a selected English language classroom.  As her interest in ICT for education, she worked on the Indonesian Massive Open Online Course in collaboration with Regional English Language Office and delivered a presentation as well as a workshop on the topic.