About Me

It is said we are all unique. I’m a Christian from Pakistan. I was born and raised in Nigeria. I can speak English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and some Hausa, Chinese, and Sign Language. I’m currently in Canada as a Ph.D. student in one of the top 100 universities. I have four sisters, we all graduated from the same university at the same time. I love listening to music, as well as making my own music, I love reading and writing poetry. I appreciate nature and love cloud-watching. I am Hamman Samuel, I am unique.

Current Position

I’m currently a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Prof. Osmar R. Zaïane. My research focuses on Estimation, Evaluation and Dissemination of Trust and Privacy in Online Health Information using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing techniques.

Professional Experience

My area of expertise is in Web-Based Application Development, also including Business Applications Development, and generally Applied Software Engineering. I am proficient in a wide variety of Web and Platform technologies such as PHP, Python, C#, .NET, Java, XML, ASP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, and more. Database technologies I have worked with MongoDB, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, among others. I have also been part of various projects involving Code Igniter, WordPress, Joomla, Smarty, Twitter Bootstrap, Microsoft Platform Technologies, Twitter API, Facebook Platform Technologies. I am always interested in expanding my horizons into other fields, especially Data Mining and Robotics.


I am Webmaster for ACM SIGWEB. In the past, I have been Webmaster for Student Legal Services and Webmaster/Site Manager of The Wanderer Online Magazine.

As my service to the student body at the University of Alberta, I have served as the Chief Returning Officer (CRO) of the Graduate Students' Association (GSA). I have also served as served as President of the Computing Science Graduate Students' Association (CSGSA), President of Campus Alpha, and Vice-President/Webmaster of International Friendship Group (IFG).