*       Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, December 1995, University of Maryland at College Park, USA. Dissertation Title: Design and Performance of Trellis Codes for Wireless Channels. Major: Communications, Minor: Computers

*    M.S. in Electrical Engineering, July 1992, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Thesis Title: Performance of TCM with Concatenated Codes over Fading Channels. Major: Communications

*       B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Highest Honors), January 1991, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


Employment History

*        Director, Information Technology Center, since September 2001.

*        Deputy Director, Information Technology Center, January 2001-September 2001.

*   Director, Center for Communications and Computer Research, The Research Institute, KFUPM, September 1998 to present.

*  Acting Director, Development and Manufacturing Center, Research Institute, KFUPM, (September 1997- September 1998).

*  Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, England. (June 1997 - Sept. 1997).

*       Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, KFUPM, since February 1996.

*       Research Assistant, Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory, University of Maryland at College Park (September 1994 - December 1995).

*        Lecturer,  Electrical Engineering Department, KFUPM (July 1992 - July 1993).

*      Graduate Assistant,  Electrical Engineering Department, KFUPM (January 1991 - July 1992).


 Professional Societies

*       Member of IEEE  (

*       Member of IEEE Communications Society (

*       Member of IEEE Information Theory Society   (