Dr. Ali Muqaibel

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Dr. Muqaibel has taught EE207 in the following terms 033, 042, 043, 08


EE207 111

Alsalam Alaikum wa Rahmat Allah

Welcome to your EE207 Homepage. It is a pleasure to have you in this course.
A good start is needed.

A good start is needed. This course is very fundamental to many other courses and concepts in our life. Matlab will be an integrated part of the course. It will be mostly self-learning tool. Start today by installing Matlab in your machine or find yourself a convenient access to it.

I pray Allah that you will find this course fruitful and enjoyable.

Best Regards,
Dr. Ali Muqaibel

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#  Topic Due Week class 081 111      
1 Signals and Systems Modeling Concepts     Quiz 1        
2 System Analysis in Time Domain     Quiz 2        
3 Fourier Series     Quiz 3        
4 Fourier Transform     Quiz 4        
5 Fourier Transform Analysis and Laplace Transform     Quiz 5        
6 Application of Laplace Transform to Circuits     Quiz 6        



Exam I

033 042 043 081 111

Exam II

033 042 043 081 111

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Electrical Engineering Department

Seminar    Inviting Speakers      Workshops      Short Courses           Speakers         EE599 Students        Coordinator

Alsalam Alaikum wa Rahmat Allah

Welcome to Electrical Engineering Seminars and Short Courses webpage. This page is in  its infant stage any comment or suggestion is highly appreciated.

The purpose of the EE Graduate Seminar is to acquaint attendees (professors and graduate students) with a spectrum of research in electrical engineering. The seminar topics have been selected to give a mix of subjects, areas, and depth of coverage. Some seminars will be detailed technically and others will provide a broad perspective.

Best Regards,
Dr. Ali Muqaibel

Seminars and Short Courses Coordinator


News:  Fourth Graduate Seminar Day



Time           :  Tuesdays 01:00-02:00PM

Location     :  Building 59 Room 2001

Click on the title to get the announcement and abstract  (http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/ee/muqaibel/seminars.htm)

2010-1 (Tentative)

Week Sem#




Date (Tuesday) Presentation WWW


15     No seminar   Jan 18, 2011      
14 101-13 Tagged User Analysis (TUA) Access Protocols for Finite User - Finite Buffer (FU – FB) over Frequency Selective Channels

Mr. Khurram Masood

EE KFUPM Jan 11, 2011      
14 101-12 Channel Select Filer for DVB-H Integrated Direct-Conversion Receivers Mr. Ali Alnasser EE KFUPM Jan 11, 2011      
13 101-11 Towards an Intelligent Power Grid Mr. Abubakr Hassan EE KFUPM Jan 4, 2011      
12 101-10

Impairments Pre-compensation in Broadband RF Transmitters

Dr. Oualid Hammi

EE KFUPM Dec. 28, 2010      
11 101-9

Investigating the use of Light Density Parity Check Codes (LDPC) in wireless cooperative networks

Mr. Ahmad Suhail Salim EE, KFUPM Dec. 21, 2010     PhD EE701
10 101-8

The Impact of STATCOM Based Stabilizers on Power System Stability, Using Differential Evolution Optimization Approach

Mr.  Fahad AL-Ismail EE, KFUPM Dec. 14,2010      
9 101-7

Use of UAV Structural Components as Smart Antenna

Dr. Mohammad S. Sharawi EE, KFUPM Dec. 7, 2010      
8 101-6 Real-Time Spectrum Analysis & Arbitrary Waveform Generation TEKTRONIX for TELECOM & ELECTRONICS RESEARCH

Tektronix GmbH Home Office Berlin

Nov. 30, 2010      
Eid (Hajj) Vacation  11-21 Nov
7     No seminar   Nov. 9, 2010      
6 101-5 New thoughts in the design of highly directive antenna array 

Prof. Essam E. Hassan

EE, KFUPM Nov. 2, 2010      
5 101-4 Collaborative Writing For Research and Education using Web2 Tools  Dr. Samir Al-Ghadhban EE, KFUPM Oct. 26, 2010 pdf    
5 101-3 Synopsys University Bundle of CAD tools Synopsys Inc.                                   Synopsys Inc.           Oct. 25, 2010     Monday, Optional for EE599
4     No seminar   Oct. 19, 2010    


3 101-2 3 Proven Techniques to Enhance Student Participation in Classroom Dr. Maan Kousa EE,KFUPM Oct. 12, 2010 zip(pptx)    
1     No seminar   Sep. 28, 2010      


Week Sem#




Date (Tuesday) Presentation WWW


15 092-11 New Technological Trends in High-Voltage Power Generators and Circuit Breakers Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ibrahim A. Metwally

FG Hochspannungstechnik / HV Labs,  Germany

Jun. 6, 2010 Sunday  


14 092-10 4th Graduate Seminar Day   EE, KFUPM Jun. 1     Must attend
13     No seminar EE, KFUPM May 25      
12 092-9 Nuclear Power as a Planning Option for Electricity Generation in Saudi Arabia Prof. Ibrahim Elamin EE, KFUPM May 18   ppt Power


No seminar EE, KFUPM May 11      
10 092-8 Joint Optimization of Heterogeneous Multiuser MIMO Systems Dr. Wasam Mesbah EE, KFUPM May 4     Electronics
9      No seminar EE, KFUPM Apr. 27     Graduation Day
Midterm Vacation
8 092-7 On the design of continuously varying microwave filters Dr. Essam Hassan EE, KFUPM Apr.  13     EM/ Microwave
7     No seminar   Apr. 6      
6 092-6 RF-DSP Co-design of Green Communication Systems Dr. Oualid Hammi EE, KFUPM Mar. 30     Electronics /Signals
5     No seminar   Mar. 23      
4 092-5


M. H. Shwehdi, Ph. D.


EE, KFUPM Mar. 16     Power
3 092-4

Modeling and Robust Design Solutions for Emerging Nanoscale Technologies

Dr. Yehia Massoud


Director of Nanoelectronic Systems Laboratory

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rice University
Mar. 9      
3 092-3 Wall Compensation for High Resolution UWB Obstructed Localization  Mr. Nuruddeen Mohammed Iya EE, KFUPM Mar. 9     Thesis Proposal


2 092-2

Photonics Research at City University London

Prof. B M Azizur Rahman

School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

 City University, London, UK

Feb. 28 (Sunday)     EM/Optic
2 092-1


Prof. B M Azizur Rahman

School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

 City University, London, UK

Feb. 27 (Sat)     EM/Optic

No seminar

  Feb 23, 2010      



Week Sem#




Date (Tuesday) Presentation WWW


14 14 Target localization in distributed MIMO radar systems Dr. Mohamed Abdul Haleem EE, KFUPM Jan. 19, 2010     Comm.
13 13 Fundamentals of Power Electronics and Applications Dr. Wissam Jamal Director of IPMTechnology
Jan. 12, 2010     Power
12     No seminar   Jan. 5, 2010      
11 12 Power System Simulation using "MiPower" Mr. Nael Obeid  &

Eng. Kailash Purohith

  GM, Management Technology, Riyadh

Power Research & Development Consultants, Ltd.
Bangalore, India

December 29, 2009     Power
10 11 Mobile Flexible Networks: breaking the spectral efficiency barrier Dr. Merouane Debbah Head of Alcatel-Lucent Chair on Flexible Radio
 SUPELEC, France
December 23, 2009     Signal/ Comm.
10 10 Real Time Tracking of 3D Organ Deformation Using Limited Field Optical Views Dr. Ahmed Tewfik

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Minnesota, USA

December 21, 2009     Signal
9 9 True Convergence via Immersive Communications Dr. Ghassan AlRegib.
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
December 16, 2009     Comm.
8 8

Outcome-Based ABET Assessment Methods

Dr. Wajih Abu Al-Saud

EE, KFUPM December 8, 2009 pptx (zip)   Education
8 7 RF System-on-Chip (SoC) and System-on-Package (SoP) Design For Wireless Communications Dr. Atef Shamim Research Fellow, KAUST December 6, 2009     Electronics
Id Al-Adha VAcation
7 6 C-band single longitudinal mode lanthanum co-doped Bismuth based fiber ring laser Dr. Khurram Karim Qureshi EE, KFUPM November 17, 2009     EM/Optic
6 5

Synchrophasor-Based Power System Monitoring, Analysis, and Control

Mr. Roy Moxley Senior Product Manager, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. Inc. USA November 8, 2009     Power/ Control
5 4 Realizations of CMOS Fully Differential Current Followers/ Amplifiers Mr. Noman Ali Tasaduq EE, KFUPM November 3, 2009     Electronics

No seminar

  October 27, 2009      
3 3 Semiconductor Industry and Opportunities in IC Design and Fabrication Process Design Mr. Shahab A. Najmi


Sr. Manager (Technical Marketing), IC MICROSYSTEMS, Malaysia October 21, 2009 ppt   Electronics
3 2

Inter/Multi-Disciplinary Engineering: Education and Research

Dr. Mohammad S. Sharawi

EE, KFUPM October 20, 2009 ppt   Education/Research
2 1 Scheduling for V-Blast Users Over MIMO Channels Dr. Samir Al-Ghadhban EE, KFUPM October 13, 2009     Comm.

No seminar

  October 6, 2009      






Date (Tuesday) Presentation WWW Notes
15 Open Access Initiative of KFUPM- Phase III Dr. Sheikh Sharif  Iqbal June 16, 2009      

Overview of AEC Development Technologies and Cooperation with KFUPM

Mr. Abdullah AL-Ghumaiz June 16, 2009     Invited Electronics

Optimal feature selection using mutual information

Dr. M. Deriche June 9     Signal

No seminar

June 2      
12 Smart ZV and the Innovation Cycle  Mr. Patrick Flanders May 26     Control / Instrumentation
11 Extreme Bandwidth Communications: Opportunities, Challenges, and Some Solutions Dr. Mohamed Slim Alouini May 19 
pptx   Comm.

Analytical Techniques for the Design and Performance Evaluation of Diversity Systems over Fading Channels

Dr. Mohamed Slim Alouini May 19
pdf   Comm.

Electrohydrodynamic flow in wire-duct Electrostatic Precipitators

Dr. Zakariya Al-Hamouz May 12     Power

No seminar

May 5      
Midterm Vacation April 25-29

Are Microwave Ovens not (not safe) ?!

Dr. Ali Muqaibel April 21 ppt   Comm/EM


No seminar


Writing with two languages: $yMb0ls & Words

Dr. Tareq Al-Naffouri April 7 pps   Comm

Nondestructive Testing from Black Smith Profession to Advanced High Tech Profession

Dr. Ahmed Yamani March 31     EM
4 Evaluation of IP Telephony over KFUPM networks Dr. Maan Kousa March 24 ppt   Comm

No seminar

March 17      
2 Newly proposed adaptive algorithms based on the least-mean fourth (LMF) adaptive algorithm Mr. Syed Asad, Mr. Obaid Khattak, and Mr. Umair bin Mansoor

(Advisor Dr. Zerguine)

March 10     Signal

No seminar

March 3, 2009      




Speaker Date Presentation WWW Notes
12 What is EE at KAUST? Dr. Khaled N. Salama,
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
13 Jan, 2009      

Integrated Sensors

Dr. Khaled N. Salama,
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
13 Jan, 2009      
10 Agilent in Education   11 Jan., 2009 ppt   Commercial
9 Open Access Initiative of KFUPM – Phase 2 Dr. Sheikh Sharif Iqbal 30 Dec, 2008 pdf    

Monitoring of Arc Welding using Laser and Diode Illumination Sources: a Novel Approach

Dr. Badr Abdullah 23 Dec. 2008      

Reliable, Secure and Universal Mobile Radio Communications

Dr. Asrar U. H. Sheikh 25 Nov. 2008 pdf    
6 State of Art of Lightning Protection Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Meppelink
University of Applied Sciences, Soest, Germany
24 Nov. 2008     Special

Applications of GPS in Power Engineering

Dr. Mohamed M. S. Mansour 18 Nov. 2008 ppt    
4 Joint Probing and Scheduling in Wireless Communications Systems Dr. Yahya S. Al-Harthi 11 Nov. 2008 pdf    
3 My First Lecture in Any Course Dr. Maan Kousa 04 Nov. 2008 ppt    

Evaluation of Robust Estimators for Bad-Data Detection in Power Systems

Dr. Ibrahim Omar Habiballah 28 Oct. 2008 pdf    

Design of Expanded Constellations for PAPR Reduction in OFDM Systems

Dr. Ali Al-Shaikhi 21 Oct. 2008 pdf    




Prof. M. T. Abuelma'atti January 26, 2010     Electronics
14     Wail January 19, 2010     Signal

Characterization of optically controlled MESFET using a time domain physical model

Dr. Munir Al-Absi January 12, 2010     Electronics

Opportunistic Beam Forming with Optimum Precoding

Dr. Tariq Al-Naffouri        
10   Low-Voltage and Low-Power CMOS Current-Mode Divider and 1/x Circuit Dr. Munir Al-Absi       Power

For Speakers

  • Unless agreed upon otherwise, the seminar should be (30 minutes presentation, 10 minutes for Q& A, and the remaining time for face to face contact and refreshments).

  • The room should be equipped with computer with power point installed and a computer projector. The speaker is strongly advised to test his presentation in advance.

  • Please keep the level of the presentation reasonable. It is fair to assume a background of a BS in Electrical Engineering.

  • If the presentation has been presented in a technical conference or Journal, please modify to suit the audience (Professors and Graduate students from EE and possibly other departments)

  • Please provide a written short biography to be introduced to the audience at the beginning of the seminar.

  • Please send a pdf version of your presentation to be posted in the department website.

For Students Officially Registered for Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminars EE599

  • The first thing to do is to send an e-mail to the coordinator (Dr. Ali Muqaibel) with all your contact information. It is your sole responsibility to check the course website before the seminar day.

  • You must arrive at the seminar room before the starting time. Please do not arrive late. Please be courteous to our speakers.

  • Attendance: students are expected to meet the course attendance objectives. While this is a zero credit course, grades of NP (No Grade Pass) or F (Fail) are awarded. Attendance is recorded each seminar. (NP Does not mean NOT PASS :) )

  • For the part timers, you need to attend at least 60% of the seminars to get (No grade Pass). The seminars schedule  is tentative. I advise you to attend as much as you can in the beginning of the semester.  

  • If you wish to contribute to the seminars you may contact Dr. Ali Muqaibel. You can contribute by presenting yourself or arranging with your company to present.

  • Seminars can provide excellent opportunity to expose you to possible thesis problems.

  • You are responsible for checking your official e-mail provided by the University. If you prefer to use another e-mail address please make sure that you forward your e-mails accordingly.

  • Should you have any questions regarding this course, the professor in charge is Ali Muqaibel.

  • Please make sure that no PhD student is enrolled in EE 599. All PhD students must take EE 699, and they should register for it in the same semester of their comprehensive exam.

Attendance Records



  • The coordinator is responsible for the students officially registered under EE599. He should follow their attendance and assigned them NP (No Grade Pass) or NF (No Grade Fail) letter grade at the end of the semester.

  • Decide and reserve the room to be used for the seminar.  The usual time allocated by the department is 1:00-2:00PM. During this time no other classes are offered.

  • Make proper arrangement with the Department secretaries to request refreshments for the seminar.

  • Prepare and send the announcement for the seminar a head of time (subject, speaker, abstract, time, location). Technical seminars should be sent to colleges and departments of common interest (College of Engineering Sciences, College of Science, and College of Computer and System Engineering). General interest seminars should be sent to the university at large through the postmaster.

  • Contact speakers from the academia and the industry and provide a variety of topics related to the department interest. Special occasions like conferences and short courses might attract speakers who can be invited to give seminars within the department.

  • Make sure the seminar runs smoothly with good interaction.

  • Provide help and support to the speaker if needed.

  • Update the seminar webpage and promote the attendance and utilization.

  • Coordination for local/international speakers invitations.

Inviting Speakers

The process of inviting speakers usually starts at the group level (i.e. Energy, Communications, Electronics, Control, Electromagnetics, and Signal Processing). The group coordinator is usually the one who communicates with the seminars and short courses coordinator (Dr. Ali Muqaibel).

The following section summarizes the requirements for inviting speakers:

  • CV (enough details to justify the invitations)

  • A memo requesting approval for supporting of the invitation (template provided, docx, doc); including a detailed schedule for the proposed activities (starting date, duration and suggested topics/titles)

  • For speakers requiring VISA:

    • A copy of the speaker's passport, for VISA processing.

    • Memo requesting entry VISA processing (template provided, docx, doc), note that this is a lengthy process and requires early start.

The above documents  (in Hard copy) should be submitted to the Chairman's Office. Please send a notification e-mail to me to follow up (muqaibel@kfupm.edu.sa)

Things to be done by the inviting group ( i.e. Energy, Communications, Electronics, Control, Electromagnetics, and Signal Processing) or group representative and not by the seminars coordinator:

All communications with the speaker, this includes:

  • obtaining agreements to conduct the seminars or workshop.

  • Agreeing on the schedule, coverage, and other details.

  • Informing the speaker about the expected environment and targeted audience.

  • Assisting  the speaker since his arrival till his departure.


Planning for a workshop usually involves few steps. In the following we summarize the main steps and provide a template for each.

  • Getting the approval of the University Rector through the Department Chairman  to conduct the workshop. This requires providing the title of the workshop/date/presenters....etc

  • Preparing and printing a brochure/poster for the event through the University press (template)

  • Reserving a proper room (Hall), for example Room 103 Building 20 (template)

  • Requesting refreshments/lunch  (template)

  • Requesting parking permits for external participants (if any). This should be done ahead of time and the permits should be delivered to the participants before coming to the event (template)

  • Requesting  a high authority for the opening ceremony (template)

  • If you have any invited speakers, please check the guidelines for inviting speakers.

  • Follow up, Follow up , Follow up....


Short Courses

Approved Opened Short courses:

# Title Coordinator Date
1  Industrial Instrumentation  Theory and Practice Dr. Munir Al-Absi  
2 Lightning Protection and Insulation Coordination for Power Systems Prof. M. H. Shwehdi 

 DeDecember 27-31, 2008

3 Power Factor Improvement (Correction) Methods and Applications Prof. M. H. Shwehdi    December  24-28, 2009
4 High Voltage Phenomena on Power and Transmission Systems Prof. M. H. Shwehdi

October 25 - 29, 2008

5 Modern Power Transmission Planning Prof. M. H. Shwehdi  January 10-14, 2009
6 Fundamentals of Cellular Systems  Dr. Salam Zummo 10-14 May
7 Wireless Networking Technologies Dr. Salam Zummo 3-7 March 2009

1.     How to publicize your course?

Many of the top organizations in Saudi Arabia participate in the  Career Day Exhibition (yearly event). Therefore, it is a chance for all short course coordinators to make use of this events to distribute their brochures or get the contact addresses of these organizations so that they can contact them later on.

Short course Award?

For the short course regulations, please click the following link (short course award regulations). For up-to-dates regulations or additional inquires, please contact the Continuous Education Program.