Founding Dean, Entrepreneurship Institute
Professor, Electrical Engineering Department
As a Dean of KFUPM's Entrepreneurship Institute, my charge is to create a premier national model for Entrepreneurship education and business incubators in the region.
EE 409 Image Processing for Seismic Interpretation
Wail A. Mousa is the Founding Dean, Entrepreneurship Institute (EI), and Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE), King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). Dr. Mousa received two B.Sc. degrees (with honors) in electrical engineering and mathematical sciences and an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from KFUPM. Mousa's Ph.D. is in electronics and electrical engineering from the University of Leeds, U.K. Wail was the first Saudi to be sponsored by the Schlumberger Dhahran Carbonate Research, Dhahran Techno-Valley, KFUPM, for a Ph.D. He taught many courses and established a couple of new ones at the EE department. Also, he has more than 50 publications, 6 issued USPTO patents, and three books. Dr. Mousa held many leadership roles including: Director of KFUPM Business Development (2009), a coordinator for the Academic Leadership Center (ALC), Ministry of Education (2009), a consultant to the Vice-Rector for Business and Innovation) at Umm Al-Qura University (2012), Director of KFUPM Business Incubators (2012-2014), Assistant Dean, EI-KFUPM (2014), and the EI Founding (2016). In return of his tireless efforts, KFUPM received in 2017 the inaugural award from the SME Authority of the Best University in the Kingdom that Supports Entrepreneurs & SMEs in the Kingdom. Such efforts also have resulted in more than 20 students' Startups within the last 3-5 years that generated a cumulative revenues of about SAR 25M, and created over 100 jobs. Dr. Mousa attended many executive education programs: the 32nd Price-Babson SEE, Babson College (2013), Management Development Program, Harvard University (2013), Finance & Accounting for Non-Finance Executives, Stern School of Business, New York University (2018), and the 49th Institute of Educational Management (IEM), Harvard University (2018). As a volunteer, he served as Chair of the World Petroleum Council-Youth Committee (2008). Dr. Mousa has received many awards, including a letter of distinction from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Schlumberger in 2008 for his technical contributions to the company and appeared in the Schlumberger Company Magazine January 2009 issue in an article titled: “He has a Dream…And Saudi Research Scientist Wail Mousa isn’t just sleeping on it”. Also, he appeared in Arab News December 2019 edition of “Saudi Arabia Who’s Who”. He also received the Award of Excellence of Serving the Department of Electrical Engineering at KFUPM for the academic year 2008-2009. He, as well, received in 2011 a letter of appreciation from H.E. KFUPM Rector due to a published paper in the IEEE Transactions on Education, which was sharing KFUPM’s experience in offering a multidisciplinary course on Seismic Signal Processing. More recently, in 2021, he was named among the top 3 finalists being acknowledged for the prestigious Saudi Arabia British Council Study UK Alumni Awards. The finalists were selected from 1,300 applicants from around the world, for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders.