Al-Lawati, Ali

Government Fellow

  • Ali Al-Lawati
    C1-17: Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor 166, 4810-445 Guimarães, Portugal
    +351 253 510 845

    Research Interests

    • Big data and analytics of transactional data
    • Decision-making support based on government data
    • Privacy-aware machine learning


    • M.S., Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University, USA (2005)
    • B.S. with Honors, Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University, USA (2003)


    • Government Fellow, UNU-EGOV (Portugal)
    • Head of Integration, Information Technology Authority (Oman)
    • Principal Consultant, Tritek Solutions (USA)

    Biographical Statement

    Ali Al-Lawati is currently a Government Fellow at the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV). He is also a technology professional with private and government experience. He has a broad experience helping organisations work better through the use of technology to automate work. Ali spent several years consulting with international financial entities in the United States to automate workflows and implement document and business management systems.

    In 2011, Ali was recruited by the Information Technology Authority of Oman. Ali participated and led many successful projects, including key government projects such as the G-Cloud and the Integration platform which helped establish a framework for the exchange of millions of data units across government entities.

    Ali has past research experience in the usage and linking of data while maintaining their privacy. He is currently working as a Government Fellow with the Smart City Unit on issues related to using government data to help government officials make more informed decisions. His research interests include machine learning and privacy-aware data analysis.