Al-Shaikhi was born in
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Nov 12, 1973. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc.
degrees in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum
and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 1997 and 2001,
respectively. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from
Dalhousie university, Halifax, Canada, in 2008. His PhD dissertation was
in the area of digital communication in which packet codes were designed
and the use of coding was exploited to reduce PAPR in OFDM systems.
1997 to 2001, he was a Graduate Assistance at KFUPM, Department of
Electrical Engineering. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Lecturer
at the same Department working in the communication laboratory. In June,
2008, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant professor at the same
the following scholarships several times: the faculty of graduate study
(FGS) at Dalhousie University Scholarship and Bruce and Dorothy Rosetti
Engineering Research Scholarship. He also received a travel grant award
of the 5th Annual Conference on Communication Networks and
Services Research (CNSR), May, 2007. He was awarded KFUPM scholarship to
pursue his Ph.D. degree overseas.
Ali Al-Shaikhi's research interests lie in the areas of communication
theory, digital communications, signal processing, and computer
networks. He has a number of publications in respected conferences and