Zainab Al-Qenaei

Faculty Profile


  • PhD, Business Administration, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MBA, MIS Concentration, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Computer Engineering, Kuwait University


Zainab is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University. Her current research interests include text mining and business analytics. She is a member of the Chief Science Officer steering committee at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, a member of the Informatics Academy team at His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award, and a co-founder of a local IT awareness campaign Be Smart and Safe.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Text Mining
  • Business Analytics
  • At KU since 2009
  • Secondment at Kuwait Foundation for The Advancement of Science (KFAS) 2018-2019
  • ISOM 130: Computer Based Business Applications
  • ISOM 230, Business Problem Solving and Programming
  • ISOM 240: Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • ISOM 331: System Analysis and Design
  • ISOM 336: Data Communications and Networks
  • ISOM 350: Advanced Business Applications
  • ISOM 354: Information Systems Project Management
  • ISOM 433: Business Database Systems
  • ISOM 492: Special Topics (Business Analytics)