Nicola Antonio Roberto Amato, MSc IT, LLM, PgD, BSc

Contact

Faculty of Education - School of Library and Information Studies
Email
nicolaan@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Experienced university lecturer of "Database Design for Information Management","Information Architecture: Web Design for Usability", "Metadata" and "Human Information Interaction" for the University of Alberta, as well as Cryptography and Steganography, with a demonstrated history of working in the international affairs industry. Skilled in Databases, SQL, Steganography, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Web design, Information and Knowledge Management, and IT Management. Strong and proved information technology professional skills and proper education. Author of numerous publications, often chairs and holds seminars and conferences. Furthermore, major specialization in legal professions and skilled jurist and expert in the judiciary field.

I am currently serving also as the SLIS representative for Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) sessional lecturers on the UAlberta School Council for the 2023/2024 academic term.


Research

I have conducted scientific research in various fields related to data management and security. My areas of expertise include traditional data management, relational database management systems (RDBMS), non-relational database management systems (NRDBMS), cryptography, steganography, and cybersecurity. 
My research has focused on topics such as data modeling, database design, data warehousing, data mining, and data analytics. I have also conducted research on the effectiveness of different database models, including graph databases. 

Additionally, I have studied cryptographic techniques such as encryption algorithms, key management, and digital signatures, as well as the use of steganography for secure data transmission. Furthermore, I have conducted research in the field of the legal discipline of digital forensics in the cloud era.

My research has been published in various respected journals, specialist websites, and books as a reference. In addition, I have authored more than ten books and essays on the topics related to my field of study, further contributing to the academic discourse.


Teaching

Lecturer of the following graduate courses, at Faculty of Education - School of Library and Information Studies - University of Alberta - Edmonton, Canada

  • Metadata (LIS 532)
  • Database Design for Information Management (LIS 533)
  • Information Architecture: Web Design for Usability (LIS 534)
  • Human Information Interaction (LIS 543)

Courses

LIS 533 - Database Design for Information Management

An introduction to core concepts, principles, and techniques of database design for information management, from user requirement analysis, to data and information modeling and querying. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Pre or corequisite: LIS 501 or consent of instructor.


LIS 534 - Information Architecture: Web Design for Usability

An examination of the principles and practice of web usability, with a focus on information architecture, layout and design, metadata, and other topics related to effective web design and management. Includes an introduction to HTML and other web coding. Pre or corequisites: LIS 501 and 502, or consent of instructor.


LIS 543 - Human Information Interaction

An examination of individual and collaborative information needs, uses and practices in context. Students will develop an understanding of the crucial interaction between people and information. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Pre or corequisite: LIS 501 or consent of the instructor


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