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Dr. Eesa M. Bastaki, Chairman

Dr. Eesa Bastaki
Eesa M. Bastaki received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 1981 and 1982, and the Ph.D. degree in Frame Synchronization in Communication Systems from the University of California, Irvine in 1989.
He is currently an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering (Communications) in the UAE University, and the Director of Computer Center at UAE University.
He was the Assistant Dean for Students Affairs in the Faculty of Engineering from 1992 to 1996. He was the Head of Energy Section at the Technology and Energy Research Center (TERC) from 1990-1991, and from 1991-1992 he was the Head of Technology Section at TERC.
His research interests are Digital Communications and Spread Spectrum Communications. He was the Chairman of an international conference on "Intelligent Applications on Communication and Power Systems (IACPS'97)" which was held in Al-Ain, UAE from April 6-8, 1997, and organized by UAE University and IEEE, UAE Section.
He was a student member of IEEE from 1982 until 1989. From 1989 he became a full member of IEEE. He is currently a Senior Member of IEEE and the Chairman of IEEE, U.A.E. Section. He is a member of Society of Engineers at UAE and a member of New York Academy of Sciences.

Sayed Riazul Hasan Zaidi, Vice Chairman

Mr. Riazul Hasan holds Honours Degrees in both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Fellowship of the Institution of Engineers [India]. He is also a senior member of IEEE, a member of New York Sciences and a Chartered Engineer.
He has more than 25 years of experience in academy and industry including design, installation and maintenance of electrical/mechanical systems and equipments in power plants, industrial units and building complexes.
He has a long association with IEEE and especially its UAE Section and has held various positions in the Executive Committee from its very inception. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Section.

Eng. A.G. Hareendralal, Secretary

A.G.Hareendralal received B.Sc. (Engg) in Electrical Engineering in 1968 and M.Sc. (Engg) in Power System Engineering in 1977 from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
He is Deputy Chief Engineer in the Kerala State Electricity Board, currently working as Senior Planning Engineer in Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE. From 1985 to 1993 he served IEEE Kerala Section, one of the most active Sections under the IEEE India Council, as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. During this period he played a pivotal role in organizing more than half a dozen National Seminars under the banner of IEEE Kerala Section.

Eng. Taj, K.S., Treasurer

Profile to be provided soon.

Dr. Abdullatif Glass., Nominations & Appointments, Chair

Profile to be provided soon.

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Ali., Awards, Chair

Profile to be provided soon.

Dr. Hamed Mohamed Alneyadi., Conferences & Workshops, Chair

Dr. Hamed Alneyadi
Dr. Hamed Mohamed Alneyadi received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of George Washington, Washington, DC in 1994 and 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in Spread Spectrum Communications (CDMA) from Reading University, UK in 2003.
He is currently a part time professor of Electrical Engineering (Communications) at Abu Dhabi University and the Higher Colleges of Technology (Abu Dhabi), and the Head of R&D Division of UAE Signal Corps. His research interests are Digital Communications, Spread Spectrum Communications, and Ciphering Technology.
He was a student member of IEEE, and from 2003 he became a full member of IEEE. He is currently a Chairman of Conferences and Workshops of IEEE, U.A.E. Section. He is a member of Society of Engineers at UAE.
He has submitted several papers on CDMA systems and two of these papers were accepted and presented at IEEE GCC conference in Bahrain in 2004, and the Wireless and Optical Network Conference WOCN in Dubai in 2005.

Dr. Hasan Al-Nashash, Student Counselor

Dr. Hasan Al-Nashash
Dr. Hasan Al-Nashash (IEEE SM) is a professor and chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). Since 1984, his research and industrial work is in the areas of biomedical instrumentations and imaging, digital signal and image processing and applications for biomedicine and industry, biomedical intelligent systems and optimization of silicon manufacturing processes.
Dr. Al-Nashash worked closely with several biomedical engineering departments and hospitals at John Hopkins University (USA), The American Hospital in Dubai (UAE), and Jordan University Hospital (Jordan). The main theme of Dr. Al-Nashash research work is in the area of neuroengineering with applications to global brain injury and brain computer interface. This work represents a very successful collaborative effort with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in USA.
Currently, he is a member of a team working on the compilation of route maps of oil and gas pipelines in UAE. Furthermore, he designed and developed several electronic instruments to measure various biodynamic parameters such as the explosive anaerobic leg power and a pedobargraph for the detection of choreography feet position. He was also involved in organizing and conducting training workshops in electronics and instrumentations for engineers working for police, biomedical, and oil and gas industries.
Dr. Al-Nashash was also involved in establishing several Electrical and Electronic Engineering departments in Jordan, Oman and UAE, where he established curricula and teaching and research laboratories.

Abdulkhadir Suhair., Newsletter & Publications, Chair

Profile to be provided soon.

Engr. K.R. Venugopal, Membership Development Chair

Profile to be provided soon.

Dr. Mohamed El-Tarhuni, Industry Relation Officer

Mohamed El-Tarhuni received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya, in 1986 and 1990, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in 1997, all in electrical engineering.
He was with the General Electric Company of Libya from 1987 to 1990 as a telecommunications engineer and from 1990 to 1993 as a manager of electronics maintenance department. From 1997 to 2000 he was with Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada, as a member of technical staff in the Wireless Technology Lab (WTL) where he was involved in the development of third generation mobile radio CDMA systems.
Since September 2000 he has been with the American University of Sharjah (AUS) as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He is also the Director of the Cisco Regional Networking Academy at AUS.
Dr. El-Tarhuni’s research interests are in the area of wireless communications, spread spectrum systems, CDMA, synchronization, OFDM, and computer networking.

Dr. Hassan Barada, Educational Affairs, Chair

Profile to be provided soon.

Prof. Hussain Al-Ahmad, Technical Affairs, Chair

Prof. Hussain received his PH.D. from Leeds University in 1984. He is the Head of the Electronic Engineering Department at Etisalat College of Engineering. Prof. Al-Ahmad published over 40 papers in international conferences and journals and he holds a UK patent.
He is a professional engineer with hobbies in digital art. He is a senior member of the IEEE, Member of the IEE, Member of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the British Royal Photographic Society and Member of the British Royal Television Society.

Maryam Al-Thani, Women in Engineering, Chair

Profile to be provided soon.

Dr. Arif Sultan Al-Hammadi, Computer Chapter, Chair

Dr. Arif Sultan Al-Hammadi received the B. Eng. (Honors) degree in Communications from Etisalat College of Engineering, Sharjah, U.A.E. in 1994 and Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication, from Queen Mary and Westfield college, University of London, U.K. in 2000. Dr. Al-Hammadi is currently with Etisalat College of Engineering, where he teaches computer networks and artificial intelligence courses. His research is focused on communications, with particular emphasis on network performance engineering, network simulation and modeling, qualities of service (QoS) control, congestion control mechanisms and artificial intelligence applications. Dr. Al-Hammadi is also the chairman of the IEEE computer society chapter in UAE

Dr. Mohammed Al-Mualla, Signal Processing/Communications Chapter, Chair

Dr. Mohammed Al-Mualla received the B. Eng. (Honors) degree in Communications from Etisalat College of Engineering, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates in 1995, and the M.Sc. degree in Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K. in 1997. In 2000, he received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Bristol with a thesis titled “Video Coding for Mobile Communications: a Motion-Based Approach”.
Dr. Al-Mualla is currently with Etisalat College of Engineering, where he is the deputy head of the Electronic Engineering Department. He also leads the Multimedia Communication and Signal Processing (MCSP) research group within the College. His research interests include smart antennas and adaptive array processing, and multimedia communication over networks.
Dr. Al-Mualla has published widely in refereed technical journals and international conferences. He is also the first author of the book “Video Coding for Mobile Communications”, Signal Processing and Its Application Series, Academic Press, March 2002.
Dr. Al-Mualla is a member of both the IEEE and the IEE and the founding Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing/Communication Joint Societies Chapter in the UAE. He was a member of the organizing and technical program committees of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS2003), 14-17 December, 2003, Sharjah, UAE.
He is a regular reviewer for many IEE/IEEE journals and conferences. In particular, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, the IEE Proceedings on Vision, Image and Signal Processing, and the IEE Electronics Letter. He is currently a guest editor for the KLUWER ALOG Journal (Analogue Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing) for their special issue on ICECS03.

Latest Update November 6, 2005

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