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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Electrical Engineering Department



Dean of Graduate Studies


My Biography


Short Bio


Prof. Zummo received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 1998 and 1999, respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, in June 2003. He is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department and the Dean of Graduate Studies at KFUPM. Prof. Zummo is a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Prof. Zummo was awarded Saudi Ambassador Award for early PhD completion in 2003, and the British Council/BAE Research Fellowship Awards in 2004 and 2006. He won the KFUPM Excellence in Research Award for the year 2011 - 2012.


Prof. Zummo has more than 80 publications in referred ISI international journals and conference proceedings in the area of wireless communications including cooperative communication, cognitive radio networks, diversity techniques, MIMO systems, iterative receivers, multiuser diversity, multihop networks, user cooperation, error control coding, interference modeling and networking issues for wireless communication systems.




Administrative Positions


Academic Positions



  • Consultant, Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 2010 – now.

  • Consultant, Information Technology Development Group (ITDG), Communication Engineering and Technical Support Department (CE&TSD), Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 2007 – August 2007. 

  • Visiting Scholar, School of Electrical and Computer Sciences, Univ. of Southampton, Southampton, UK, June – August 2006. Conducted a research on interference effect on cooperative diversity in wireless networks.

  • Visiting Scholar, Communication Research Group, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Manchester (UMIST then), UK, June – August 2004. Conducted a research on coded cooperation diversity in wireless networks.

  • Trainee, R&D department, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 1997 – August 1997. Concentrated on the design of RF phase-locked loop (PLL) receivers for radio frequency (RF) FSK wireless systems.


Professional Membership


Honors and Awards

  • KFUPM Excellence in Research Award for year 2011 - 2012.

  • Senior Member, IEEE since 2008.  

  • Listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who, NJ: USA, 10th Ed., 2008.

  • Listed in Who’s Who in the World, Marquis WHO'S WHO, NJ: USA, 25th Ed. 2007, 2008.

  • British Council/BAE Research Fellowship, British Council, Saudi Arabia, summer 2004, 2006.

  • Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Award for early PhD completion, USA, 2003.

  • PhD scholarship award, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (2000–2003)

  • High GPA achievement from the IEEE section, Saudi Arabia, 1998.

  • High GPA achievement from the Advanced Electronic Company (AEC), Saudi Arabia. 1998.

  • Dean first-honor list throughout B.S.c and M.S.c programs.


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