Dr Fadi Fayez (Thabtah)

PhD in Computing-UK, Masters in Health-Psychology-UK



Teaching areas

Big Data Technology, Hot Topics in Software, Hot Topics in Data Analytics, Advanced Data Analytics, Data Analytics and Intelligence, Management of ICT, Database Systems, Business Statistics and Decision Making.

Contact details

Phone: +64 9 975 4621
Email: fadi.fayez@manukau.ac.nz

Manukau Institute of Technology
MIT Manukau
Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Ave

Private Bag 94006
Auckland 2241


I am an expert in Data Analytics with extensive knowledge and experience in Data Sciences, database, Big Data Analytics, and Machine Learning and their applications in medical, behavioural and cybersecurity. Throughout my career I have led development and monitoring of Data Analytics tools, taught undergraduate and post graduate courses related to Advanced Data Analytics and their application to business domains. 

I currently work in the school of Digital Technology at Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland. I have introduced new machine learning approaches during my research related to rule induction, artificial neural network and feature selection among others and supervised multiple research projects (PhDs). 

These approaches have resulted in published works, including recent datasets on Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism datasets; Toddlers dataset) and Cybersecurity (Phishing data) as well as Autism screening mobile applications based on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning with Dr. Reza Shahamiri (ASDTests; Autism AI). 

I have recently focused on building IT health services for dementia and Alzheimer patients including the following mobile applications (DementiaTest, DDoMates) besides Computer Games for children health awareness (FoodKnight). 

For more information on my research projects visit my personal website fadifayez.com.

Research interests

  • Machine learning
  • Data analytics
  • Autism screening
  • Medical informatics
  • Cyber security.


See my Google Scholar for complete publication list.

Scholarly activities

  • Programme committee
  • Research fellow at the University of Huddersfield, UK
  • External examiners for multiple universities.

Memberships and affiliations