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EE Program Advisory Board 2021


Introduction

The Electrical Engineering programs keep strong ties with industry through the External Advisory Board (EAB).  EAB provides a reasonable cross-section of current and future employers of our graduates.  The board contributes to the evaluation of department program objectives.  With high level of knowledge of the current economic climate for electrical engineering and with experience of current and future employer needs in the Kingdom, EAB has a major role in continuous improvement of undergraduate and graduate EE programs.

Mission

Through a tight link with industry, our programs will flourish and develop and industry will value our programs and look for our graduates.

Organization

Chair of Electrical Engineering Department heads the board.  Members represent different sectors of industry related to electrical engineering.  In addition, board members include faculty members from EE department, EE accreditation committee and graduate studies committee.   

Objectives

  • Provide feedback on EE BS and graduate programs
  • Propose suggestions on updating and developing program resources.
  • Update students on current progress in industry in the Kingdom in the field of electrical engineering.
  • Carry information about quality of EE graduates to industry.

 

History

EAB has been in close cooperation with EE BS program for more than a decade.  In 2020, EE graduate programs started to prepare for accreditation, and EAB added MS and PhD programs to focal point of interest.

Current EAB Members

The EAB has been reformed with new members and a virtual meeting was held on  Nov 1, 2020.  The EAB members are:

Eng. Ibrahim Al-Abbas.  

 

 Ibrahim Al-Abbas have over 30 years of experience in the Saudi marketplace with track record success in various capacities and functions ranging from   engineer positions to Head of customer team in NOKIA. Highly versed in the telecommunication industry with up to date knowledge of technology state, challenges, and driving forces. Well acquainted with key executives in the market and highly respected. Remarkable interpersonal skills with outstanding ability to establish friendly and respectful business relationships. Competitive, passionate, persuasive and articulate, able to achieve results despite challenging odds.

-Ibrahim is holding M.Sc. in Electrical engineering from King Saud university -May 1992

-And is holding Master certificate in project management from USA – Jun 2000

-Member on working committee in ITU (1987 -1990)
- Mixed of experience with record of working with more than 22 years in highly international telecommunications company (Lucent, Then Alcatel-Lucent and NOKIA) and other leading community’s in telecommunications industry.
-Chairman Communications engineering chapter -Saudi Counsel of engineering (SCE- 2017-2019)
- Vic President for board director’s and board member in Saudi Telecommunications Society (2007 to present).
-Board Member in National Committee for Information Society (2009 to present).The chairman for the Board is CITC Regulator and includes representatives from different governments community.
-Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Travel across various countries to attend various seminars, and events
- Well known person in Telecommunication Industry such as.e.g. CITC, STC, Mobily and others 

 

Eng. Khalid Abdulrazaq Alsanea

Hold a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering since 2004 from King Saud University with more than 15 years of engineering, management and leadership. Followed by experience in regulatory affairs with all related activities in telecom industry. Currently holds the Public Policy & Regulatory Consultations Director at STC.

 

 

Dr. Majid Ali Albahkali

 

Majid Albahkali is the current co-director of the Center for Excellence for  Earth and Space Science at Caltech and KACST (CE2S2). He received his BSc degree from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan Radiation Laboratory, Ann Arbor, USA and his PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electrophysics, from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. He worked in different projects related to Saudi Satellites development at KCAST. His research interests are related to remote sensing, radar imaging, surface and subsurface SAR imaging algorithm problems.

 

Eng. Ziad H. Al-Musallam

Mr. Ziad H. Al-Musallam is a senior technology executive with over thirty  years of experience in strategically strengthening local hi-tech capabilities and localization of  electronics manufacturing and software industries in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Ziad H. Al-Musallam is currently the Executive VP of Engineering & Operations (E&O) at AEC since 2017 and reports to the Chief Executive Officer; responsible for all core design, engineering, implementation & operational activities of the organization.

Mr. Al-Musallam was previously the Senior VP of Engineering & Development from 2014 to 2017 where he was responsible for the technical and engineering function of the company in engineering management and development of its various sections. He was also the Senior VP & GM of the Energy Business Unit from 2015 to 2017 where he oversaw the study and adoption of industrial products in the Energy sector.

Mr. Al-Musallam joined AEC as an Engineer in 1991 and has had an illustrious career rising through the ranks within the organization. Prior to AEC, he was a Design Engineer at the National Information Center, Ministry of Interior where he started his career in 1988.

Mr. Al-Musallam is a member of industry Committee, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce; Appraisal Sponsor for CMMI Level 3 certification Software Engineering institute’s (SEI) standard Capability Maturity Model.

Mr. Al-Musallam has a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has attended management programs from INSEAD as well as several other technical and management courses.

 

Dr. Abdullah Abdulaziz Almehizia

Dr. Almehizia received his B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from  King  Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2010, and the MEng degree in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada in 2014. He completed his Ph.D. degree at Texas A&M University in electrical engineering in College Station, USA in 2018. Currently, he is currently the director of the National Center for Electrical Systems Technology at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) where he is working on electrical distribution networks monitoring systems. His main research interests are related to renewable energy resources and energy storage integration and optimization, power system planning, operation, and economics. 

Prof. Khalid Abdulaziz Al Mashouq

Prof. Khalid Al Mashouq is a Telecom Industry Veteran and a seasoned Entrepreneur.  He is a member to several world class organizations including IEEE and Saudi Telecom Society. He has a consolidated experience of 33 years including working as Board member, C level positions, Transforming SME to Large Company, Academics, Planning, Design/Implementation of Mega Projects and mentoring several senior research projects. He has been part of international Conference, Exhibitions, Strategic planning, Business Continuity, Social Responsibility, Research  and Project management programs. Till date he has more than 50 International Journals/Conferences Publications including IEEE. In 2018 he retired as a Professor with King Saud University, he is CTO and Acting CFO of ACES (a Closed Mixed Joint Stock Company).

 

Eng. Abdullah Abdulrahman Bin Askar

I am an electrical engineer with 12 years of experience in the field of  power  distribution and customer services. I have been working for the Saudi Electricity Company since 

2009  and I currently hold the position of Director of Operation and Maintenance Support Department within the distribution and customer services business line.

 

 

Dr. Faisal Alquaied

Dr. Faisal Alquaied received his B.S. degree from King Saud University,  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2009, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA, in 2014 and 2017, respectively, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Faisal Alquaied has worked as a principle investigator to lead a Saudi  scientist team to participate in building many systems at King Abdulaziz City at Science and Technology (KACST). In addition, he is consultant as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) at General Authority of Military Industry (GAMI). He has participated in many committees at different Saudi Agencies to select the needed systems for their operations, which lead to write many Statement of Requirements (SOR) and negotiate with more than 100 companies (local and international).