Electrical Engineering Department

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)


  • Master of Science (MS) in Telecommunications from King Fahd University of Petroleum &Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in June 1999

  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electrical from University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, in July 1997.


  • Teaching senior students in the Electrical Engineering Department

  • Designing and updating the course material

  • Preparing and grading the exams

  • Supervising senior students for their Summer Training.

  • Supervising and Advising senior students for their Capstone Design Projects.

  • Providing Professional Services to the Telecom Department.

  • Participating in Funded Research Projects.


·        Shafi, A. Zerguine, and M. Betteyab, Neural Network-based Decision Feedback Equalizer with Lattice Structure, Electronic Letter, vol 35, pp. 1705-1707, September 1999.

·         A. Zerguine, A. Shafi, and M. Betteyab, Multilayer Perceptron-based DFE with Lattice Structure, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, vol 12, , no 3, pp. 532-545, May 2001

·        A. Shafi and A. Zerguine, "Performance of the Multilayer Perceptron-based DFE with Lattice Structure in Linear and Non-Linear Channels," Proceedings of Thirty-fourth Annual, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 328-331, November 4-November 7,2001.

·        Book Chapter: A. Zerguine and A. Shafi," Performance of the Multilayer Perceptron-based DFE with Lattice Structure in Non-Linear Channels", Book Title “Soft Computing in Communications”, by Lipo Wang,  Physica Verlag, a Springer-Verlag company, pp 31-53.

Research Projects:

·        Investigation and Performance Evaluation of IP Telephony (IPT) and Voice over IP (VoIP) in University Network (Funded by KFUPM Fast Track): Completed Successfully

·        Investigation of UWB Channels (Funded by SABIC): Completed Successfully

·        Wireless Sensor Networks for Monitoring Applications: A Prototype Implementation. (Funded by KACST). In Progress.

·        Measurement and Characterization of Wideband MIMO Channel (Funded by KFUPM Fast Track). In Progress.

Professional Affiliations:

* Lifetime member of Pakistan Engineering Council

* Member of Saudi Scientific Society for Electrical Engineers


Contact Information

Phone (Off) +966-3-860-1115
Fax +966-3-860-1116
E-mail ahmar@kfupm.edu.sa
Address P.O. Box 1297, KFUPM, Dhahran-31261, Saudi Arabia.
Office Hours
By Appointment thru Email or Phone
Research Areas
  • Next Generation Networks (NGNs)

  • Wireless Communication

  • Wireless Sensor Networks

  • MIMO Systems

  • IVR systems


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