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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Electrical Engineering Department


Assistant Professor


My Biography

Ali Al-Shaikhi was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Nov 12, 1973. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie university, Halifax, Canada, in 2008. His PhD dissertation was in the area of digital communication in which packet codes were designed and the use of coding was exploited to reduce PAPR in OFDM systems.

From 1997 to 2001, he was a Graduate Assistance at KFUPM, Department of Electrical Engineering. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Lecturer at the same Department working in the communication laboratory. In June, 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant professor at the same department.

He got the following scholarships several times: the faculty of graduate study (FGS) at Dalhousie University Scholarship and Bruce and Dorothy Rosetti Engineering Research Scholarship. He also received a travel grant award of the 5th Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research (CNSR), May, 2007. He was awarded KFUPM scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. degree overseas.

Dr. Ali Al-Shaikhi's research interests lie in the areas of communication theory, digital communications, signal processing, and computer networks. He has a number of publications in respected conferences and journals.



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