Sam Goundar

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School: School of Science, Engineering and Technology
Department: Information Technology
Position: Senior Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi 
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6465-1097

Sam Goundar is an International Academic having taught at twelve different universities in ten different countries. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at The University of Fiji and a former Senior Lecturer of Computer Science (Cyber Security) at British University Vietnam.

  • PhD in IT, AIU (USA)
  • MBA, USP (South Pacific) 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems

  • Blockchains
  • Educational Technologies
  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Transformations

New Zealand Research Project: Evaluating the Distraction of ICT Devices in New Zealand Classrooms 

  • Amount: NZD 12,500
  • Funding Agency: Pacific Coast Applied Research Centre 


New Zealand Research Project: Students’ Perspective of e-Learning in a New Zealand Tertiary Institution
  • Amount: NZD 15,000
  • Funding Agency: Pacific Coast Applied Research Centre

  • 2 PhDs (in progress) 
  • 1 PhD (completed) 
  • 3 Master (completed)

  • 2020 Deans Award for Excellence in Research (British University Vietnam)
  • Emerging Leader for the Digital World

  • IT Advisor/Consultant for Fiji Government 
  • Editor-in-Chief of 3 International Journals

  • British University Vietnam, Vietnam 
  • The University of the South Pacific, Fiji 
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • University of Waikato, New Zealand 
  • United Nations University, Macau 
  • The University of Fiji, Fiji