Department of Systems Engineering

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 31261

Tel: (03) 860 4515   Email:


Moustafa Elshafei-Ahmed




1982                                        McGill University                               Montreal, PQ,

Ph.D.  w/HONOR (Dean List)  Electrical Engineering Department          


1979                                        McGill University                                Montreal, PQ

 M.Eng.    Electrical Engineering Department.


1975                                         Cairo  University                                 Egypt

B.Sc.      Electrical and Communications Engineering



Research Interest


§         Digital Signal Processing, and Speech processing, speech processing for Arabic language, and speech recognition

§         Intelligent human machine interface, robotics, and industrial automation

§         Neural Networks Applications in Soft Sensing, intelligent instrumentation and control, and Pattern Recognition.




Sept.2003-Present    Department of Systems Engineering, King Fahd University    

Associate Professor


July 2002- August 2003     Xobotics;        Kanata, ON, Canada

Chief Technology Officer


Sept. 2000-May 2002            Mitel Networks                        Kanata, ON, Canada

Sr. R & D Engineer


Sept. 1996-August 2000  Systems Engineering Dept., King Fahd University     Associate professor 


Sept. 1993- Sept. 1996        HOSTEK Systems Technology          Cairo, Egypt

Consultant Engineer


Sept. 1987-Sept. 1993     Systems Engineering Dept., King Fahd University     Assistant professor  (Sept. 1987- Dec. 1991)

Associate professor  (Dec. 1991 -Sept. 1993)


1985- Sept. 1987        TechMan International Corp.    Brookfield, Mass., USA.                  Director of R & D


Sept. 1982–June 1985   Worcester Polytechnic Institute   Worcester, Mass., USA       

Assistant Professor


Jan. 1982- Sept. 1982            Queen’s University                          Kingston, ON.            

 Research Associate





Member of IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering since 1973






·  Co-Investigator, “Speech Recognition using Neural Networks”, a CITO university/Industrial project, with Professor Samy Mahmoud, Carelton University,  2001/2002.

·  Co-Investigator, "Investigation of the effect of packet loss on the performance of Nuance speech recognition System", University/Mitel, project  with professor Rafik Goubran, Carleton University, 2000/2001.

·  Principal Investigator (PI), “Speech Recognition Engine for small/embedded telecommunication applications”, Mitel Networks.

·  PI, “Intelligent Virtual Personal Assistant for Mobile Users”, Mitel Networks.

·  Co- Investigator, PI, "Speech analysis and Synthesis of Arabic Language", Approved KACST (SR465,000), 2000-2003.

·   (PI)" Development of Speech enhancing software", Sponsored by the Egyptian Broadcasting Studios", 1995.

·  (PI), " Design and specifications of on-line measurement and quality control system for the Pipe production line", PVC Pipes and Products (PPP) Co., Egypt, 1995-1996.

·  Co-investigator, "An Expert System for Agriculture Machinery",  Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture of Egypt. 1995-1996.

·   (PI), "Design and Implementation of a Secure Digital Speech Communication System”,  KACST PROJECT # NP-SAMIS (PHASE-II) (SR 775,000),1991-1993.

·  (PI),  "Design and Implementation of a Secure Digital Speech Communication System”,  KACST PROJECT # NP-SAMIS (1,0861,000 SR), 1989-1991.

· (PI),  " Evaluation of Yanbu Marine Instrumentation Computer", Research Institute Project (SR120,000)1988/1989.

  • Co-Investigator ,automatic control of long freight trains”, Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport. 1982.




§         Sole inventor and co-inventor of several USA and International patents.



§         DEAN LIST  of McGill University,1982.

§         Award of DISTINGUISHED SERVICES from the City of  Worcester,  U.S.A., 1987.


Over 60 publications  in  professional Journals,  International conferences, and published reports. (see the attached list)




Over 22 years of experience

Undergraduate courses: Microprocessors, Industrial Instrumentation, Advanced Instrumentation, Logic Design, Assembly Language, Computer Programming, Numerical Methods, Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Electronic Circuits, Analog and Digital Filter Design, Digital Communications, Applied digital control,  Stochastic Processes,   Automation and Robotics, and many others.

Graduate Courses : Advanced Instrumentation Systems,   Microcomputer based Instrumentation, Microcomputer Engineering and Interfacing,  Distributed Computer Process Control, Systems Identification and Adaptive Systems,  Speech Processing,   Digital Signal Processing,  Process Control,  Industrial Automation, and many directed research courses.