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“Seek truths from facts” Deng Xiaoping, Statesman and leader of China from (1978 -92)

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FACT BOOK 2013-2014 I

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Message From The President The Institutional Vision, Mission & Goals The Vision The Mission Institutional Goals Strategic Research Priorities Fast Facts University Board Of Trustees & Executive Leadership The Board of Trustees Executive Leadership Academic Leadership Academic Chairs And Directors Organisation Chart Major Developments During The 2013 - 2014 Session Strategic Partnerships Outreach Programs Location Maps Of Campuses Academic Calendar 2014-2015

40 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 42 43

The Preparatory Program 2014– 2015 The Undergraduate & Postgraduate Programs Accredited Programs International Accreditation

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44 STUDENT DATA 46 47 57 63 72

Summary Of Student Data Undergraduate Student Data Undergraduate And Preparatory Programs – Historical Data Postgraduate Student Data Student Achievements And Activities

76 MANAGEMENT, FACULTY & STAFF 78 82 86 97 106

Faculty Data Staff Data Research Activities Research Grants: 2013-2014 (Academic Year) Research Output

108 EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT 110 116

Library Information Technology

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I. General I. Information General Information 6

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GENERAL INFORMATION

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT I am very pleased to provide this introduction to Khalifa University’s Fact Book for 20132014. Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KU) is an independent, non-profit institution founded by the initiative of the Abu Dhabi Government. The university was inaugurated in February 2007 and opened its interim campus in Abu Dhabi in October 2008 to add to the campus in Sharjah (formerly Etisalat University College). Building out from this base, the University has expanded its programs to include undergraduate degrees in Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Communication, Computer, Electronic, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, and, starting in the Fall of 2014, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. In the future, Khalifa University aims to add other programs in Engineering and the Sciences, as well as Management & Logistics and Medicine.

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Development of our postgraduate programs is proceeding in earnest, with a philosophy of emphasizing multidisciplinary research initiative areas. We are doing this by augmenting existing specialized postgraduate offerings that were the first of their kind in the Emirates. A Master by Research in Engineering (in the areas of communication, computer, or electronics) was started in 2002. Since then, approval was granted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research to provide a number of taught Masters programs (in Information Security, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering) and also a PhD degree program in Engineering (which has both an interdisciplinary option and six organized specializations). A Master of Arts in International and Civil Security was approved a few years ago and has graduated two cohorts of students. The advent of more extensive medical and science offerings will further enhance our ability to nimbly assemble multidisciplinary teams, providing our students with the best ability to engage grand challenge problems and the immersion in a research culture that seeks truly deep impact through rigorous scholarship. We operate under a comprehensive institutional strategic plan launched two years ago, entitled Building a Community of Excellence. Designed for the time horizon 2012-2017, the plan identifies six major institutional goals and a detailed set of objectives underlying each, with an accompanying set of KPIs to monitor progress against these objectives. I would particularly like to emphasize the themes that guided our work on this plan: Excellence. Khalifa University was founded to be a key part of the educational and social development component of the Abu Dhabi 2030 plan. As such, we must be a driver for a more diversified and knowledge-based economy for the Emirate and country. We must be distinctive in the quality of programs we offer, in our ability to prepare a highly trained and creative workforce for the country, in our ability to advance the frontiers of knowledge in service of the common good, and in our contribution to the development of a true innovation ecosystem in Abu Dhabi. All students, staff and faculty must be

aligned in their pursuit of an international standard of quality, as we work to fulfill these expectations. Integrated and Multidisciplinary Research and Teaching. Khalifa aspires to being a true research university, which leverages the opportunities and development aspirations of Abu Dhabi. We seek to make distinctive contributions to important societal challenges through initiative based research thrusts, nimbly assembling multidisciplinary teams to provide impactful solutions in a timely manner. Our faculty should be versed not only in knowledge creation but in its translation, providing an important engine to the development of the local economy and the region. Our faculty is committed to both innovative teaching and world-class scholarship, and we believe firmly that the quality of education received by a student in a research university is fundamentally strengthened when delivered by true innovators in engineering, science and medicine. Community. At present our faculty and staff come from over 40 countries, and our student body is intentionally diverse and co-educational, while retaining an emphasis on preparation of nationals for the local economy. We believe this diverse campus community is a key ingredient in our formula for excellence, and as a new institution we seek to build a campus culture which is supportive, collaborative, and conducive to interdisciplinary scholarship. As we grow from a startup institution into a small to medium-sized research university, we think it is vital that this community spirit be maintained and enhanced With this roadmap in place, we move forward aggressively now with the implementation of our vision. The past academic year saw particular emphasis in the development of new interdisciplinary research clusters, which will increasingly guide the assembly of our faculty and assure that cross-disciplinary scholarship is a key feature of Khalifa’s programs. You will find more details of our progress in these pages. I hope you find this collection of information to be informative, and to provide an accurate indication of our status at the close of this academic year. With best wishes,

Tod A. Laursen, President and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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THE INSTITUTIONAL VISION, MISSION & GOALS

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The Vision To be a leading international centre of higher education and research in technology and science.

Institutional Goal 6: Create a university-wide commitment to institutional effectiveness which ensures that academic and support functions are implemented as efficiently as possible

The Mission Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research is an independent, non-profit coeducational institution, dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge. It pursues international recognition as a world class research university, with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary teaching and research and of partnering with leading universities around the world.

Strategic Research Priorities Khalifa University is dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge. It pursues international recognition as a world class research university, with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary teaching and research. Khalifa University strives to create a culture of research and innovation excellence focused on challenges of strategic, economic and societal importance. With the emphasis of Abu Dhabi Plan 2030 on the development of a knowledge-based economy underpinned by a vibrant Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) base, KU seeks to play a key role in this transformation.

The University endeavors to serve the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE society, the region and the world by providing an environment of creative enquiry within which critical thinking, human values, technical competence and practical and social skills, business acumen and a capability for lifetime learning are cultivated and sustained. It sets itself high standards in providing a caring, rewarding and enriching environment for all of its students and staff. It ensures that its graduates, on entering the workplace, form a superlative cadre of engineers, technologists and scientists, capable of making major contributions to the current and future sectors of UAE industry and society as leaders and innovators. The University insists on the highest world class standards of academic excellence in all that it does. It complements other universities in the region by providing, in its chosen areas of activity, the best teaching and research available in the region. It strives to meet demands for expansion while never compromising on quality. Institutional Goals Inspired by the mission and vision of the university, and after a comprehensive review of the existing campus community and needs of our stakeholders, the strategic planning process has led to identification of the following high level goals that will guide our development in the next five years:

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES & HIGHLIGHTS Research at Khalifa University is closely aligned with the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Vision and explores some of the most important issues facing the region and globe. Here are some of the research activities the University has recently accomplished: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) • The University has partnered with the Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat) and British Telecom (BT) to establish the Etisalat-BT Innovation Centre (EBTIC). Since its formation, EBTIC has filed over 20 patents. • The University has partnered with the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) to establish the ATIC-KUSTAR Semiconductor Research & Development Centre. • The University has partnered with ATIC and Masdar Institute to create the ATIC-SRC Center of Excellence for Energy Efficient Electronics Systems. The centre research is focused on the design and testing of integrated energy efficient micro systems.

Institutional Goal 1: Create and nurture a culture of research and innovation excellence focused on challenges of societal and economic importance.

• The University has established a joint research center in Visual Signal Analysis and Processing (VSAP), in partnership with the University of Bristol (UK).

Institutional Goal 2: Insure that educational excellence has top priority in all programs.

• The University has established the ICT Research Center with the following research groups: Communication & Information Systems (CIS), Multimedia Communication and Signal Processing (MCSP), e-Services and Networks (eSNRG), and Embedded MixedSignal Systems (EMSS).

Institutional Goal 3: Build a student-centric community and facilities. Institutional Goal 4: Foster an enhanced university community. Institutional Goal 5: Maintain a top quality external relations function.

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Aerospace, Transport and Logistics • The University has established the Aerospace Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC), in collaboration with the Mubadala Aerospace Holding Company. ARIC will undertake cutting-edge research in aerospace engineering and initially will focus on manufacturing and characterizing the properties of new and novel lightweight materials and structures for use in advanced aerospace applications. • Aerospace Engineering research is focused around the following areas: materials and structures, dynamics and controls, and aerodynamics and propulsion. • The University recently launched the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering. The department focuses on transport and logistics research. In the future, the University plans to evolve the program into a College of Logistics and Management with a Logistics Research Institute. 12

Energy and the Environment • The University’s research in Nuclear Engineering is clustered around the following broad areas: reactor physics, thermal hydraulics, dynamics, instrumentation and control, radiation metrology and radiological protection, materials and chemistry, and nuclear safety-security-safeguards. • Mechanical Engineering research has a focus in energy and sustainability. Specifically two thrust areas are pursued: advanced materials, and thermal systems and design. • The University has established the Department of Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering. Security • The University has established an Information Security Research Group. • The University partnered with Cassidian and Emiraj to establish the Cyber Operations Centre of Excellence. • The University has established the Institute of International & Civil Security, which focuses on issues relating to national, regional and international human security concerns.

Healthcare • Biomedical Engineering research is focused on two strategic research areas: cardiometabolic disorders and human movement. •

The University is planning to establish a College of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Other Multidisciplinary Priorities The University also has a number of multidisciplinary research initiatives spanning more than one of the strategic areas: • The University has established a Robotics Institute with applications in security and healthcare. • The University is in the process of establishing a Materials research activity with research clustered in advanced materials, nanomaterials and composite materials. • The University plans to establish a research activity in ‘’Big Data’’ - high performance computing by integrating advanced computational activities and needs across the campus.

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FAST FACTS

FALL 2013 ENROLMENT BY LEVEL

Founded in 2007

Undergraduate

0

50

100

150

200

250

Preparatory

300

Sharjah Campus P.O. Box 573, Sharjah, UAE http://www.khalifauniversity.ac.ae 14

University Accreditation All undergraduate and post graduate programs have initial accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research except the M.Sc. by Research and the M.Sc. in Information Security which now have full accreditation.

400

238

Junior

Post Graduate

350

324

Sophomore 155

Senior

Location and Homepage Address Abu Dhabi Campus Khalifa University of Science Technology & Research, P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

400

284

Freshman

President Dr. Tod A. Laursen

350

226

0

50

M.Sc. by Research

100

150

200

250

300

28

M.Sc. Information Security

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M.Sc. Nuclear Engineering

13

M.A. in Int’l & Civil Security

15

52

PhD

37

1366 Total

DEGREES AWARDED IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013 Undergraduate

0

50

Communication

Aerospace

150

200

250

300

350

400

12

Electronics Computer

100

13 3 1

Mechanical

8

Software

4

41 Total

Post Graduate M.Sc

0

50

14

100

150

200

250

300

350

400

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FACULTY AND STAFF

DEGREES AWARDED IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014 Undergraduate

0

50

100

150

200

250

300

350

400

Faculty & Staff

0

50

100

150

Faculty

Aerospace

13

Biomedical

18 49

Computer Electrical & Electronic Mechanical

300

400

134

34

310

27

Software

350

22

Administrative Staff

24

250

154

Academic Support Staff

Communication

200

Total

5

170 Total

Post Graduate

0

50

M.A. International & Civil Security

16

100

150

200

250

300

350

400

5

M.Sc Information Security

2

Journals online 7

PhD Engineering

2

50000

24 Total

100000

150000

200000

250000

300000

350000

400000

19,142

Books online Journals print

M.Sc. Nuclear Engineering

0

Books

8

M.Sc by Research

Library Collections

134,573

62 19,253

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UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP The Board of Trustees

Members

H.E. Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithy General Manager, National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA)

CHAIRMAN

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H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

H.E. Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili Director General, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) 19

H.E. Waleed Ahmed Mokarrab Al Muhairi Chief Operating Office, Mubadala Development Company

H.E. Mohammed Hassan Omran Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)

VICE CHAIRMAN H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court

H.E. Hussain Jasim Al Nowais Chairman, Khalifa Fund to Support & Develop Small & Medium Enterprises

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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP The President H.E. Eng. Hussain I. Al Hammadi Minister of Education, UAE

H.E. Professor Elias Zerhouni President, Global R&D, Sanofi

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H.E. Richard A. Clarke Chairman, Good Harbor Consulting

H.E. Professor Kiyoshi Kurokawa Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, Japan

H.E. Professor Maw - Kuen Wu Director, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

H.E. Hilel Lewis President, International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation

Dr. Tod A. Laursen, Ph.D. Tod A. Laursen is the President of Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to becoming President of Khalifa University, Dr. Laursen was Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University (USA). While at Duke he also held academic appointments in civil engineering and biomedical engineering, and served as Senior Associate Dean for Education in Engineering from 2003-2008. In the latter capacity, he had oversight responsibility for all undergraduate and graduate engineering programs at Duke University, representing a student body of nearly 2000. Dr. Laursen gained his PhD and MS postgraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in the same subject from Oregon State University. He specializes in computational mechanics, a subfield of engineering mechanics concerned with development of new computational algorithms and tools used by engineers to analyze mechanical and structural systems. He has published over 100 refereed journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and abstracts in this field, as well as authoring or co-editing two books. His particular focus is development of methods to analyze contact, impact and frictional phenomena, in highly nonlinear and complex systems. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the International Association of Computational Mechanics, and belongs also to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, the United States Association for Computational Mechanics, and Tau Beta Pi. He served as an at-large member of the Executive Committee for the United States Association for Computational Mechanics between 2007 and 2010, and has served on the scientific advisory committees of several prominent national and international congresses in computational mechanics.

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Executive Vice President

Dr. Arif Al Hammadi, PhD

Senior Vice President, Research & Development

Dr. Mohammed Ebrahim Al-Mualla

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi has professional experience in the Academic and Telecommunications engineering fields. Currently, he is serving in the Abu Dhabi Education Council as the Executive Director of the Higher Education Sector and in Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research as the Executive Vice President.

Dr. Mohammed Al-Mualla holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an MSc degree in Communication Systems and Signal Processing both from the University of Bristol, U.K. He also holds a BEng degree in Communications Engineering from Etisalat College of Engineering, UAE (currently known as the Sharjah Campus of Khalifa University).

Dr. Al Hammadi is the chairman of the board of trustees of Emirates College of Advanced Education, chairman of the Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) and also a board member at Strata, Mubadala’s composite aerostructures manufacturing facility. He is also managing the establishment of United Arab Emirates National Research and Education Network (Ankabut).

Since 2000 he has been with Khalifa University where he has served in many roles including Manager of the Abu Dhabi Campus and Interim Provost. He is currently the Senior Vice President for Research & Development, providing leadership and strategic direction in the engagement of the university research enterprise with industry, and in the management of university Intellectual Property, technology transfer, and research support services.

Dr. Arif holds a Ph.D. Degree in Telecommunications which he obtained from the Queen Mary, University of London (2000) and is a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Telecommunications Engineering with Honors from Etisalat University College–UAE (1994).

Dr. Al-Mualla is a member of the Board of Trustees of the ICT Fund and a member of the Senior Management Board of the Etisalat- BT Innovation Center. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of C4 Advanced Solutions and the Board of the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute.

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During his career, Dr. Al-Mualla has contributed to the teaching, research and administration sides of the University. He has taught a range of courses and has published in refereed international journals and conferences. He is the author of the book “Video Coding for Mobile Communication: Efficiency, Complexity and Resilience”, Academic Press, 2002. He has contributed to curriculum and program development, and participated in, and led, many accreditation activities by both local and international bodies. He has been a member and chair of numerous University committees, boards, and panels. Dr. Al-Mualla is very active in professional societies and services. He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.), Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and founding Chair of the IEEE UAE Signal Processing & Communication Chapter. He is a member of the steering, organizing and technical program committees of many international conferences, and has served on many editorial and reviewing boards of international journals and conferences.

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Vice President Finance & Administration

Ebrahim Jafar Alahmed, CPA As Vice President / Finance & Administration, Ebrahim participates in developing and refining the Finance Strategy and contributes towards the formulation and implementation of overall business strategies and plans which enable the achievement of the University mission and objectives. 24

He is responsible for and provides leadership over a broad range of the University’s business functions which include financial operations, investment, budgeting and cost control, information technology, procurement and contracts, campus safety, security, facilities and support services. His overall objective is to ensure that the University’s administrative and financial structure provides the most effective and efficient support for the academic programs, students and the university community. Ebrahim has developed his career with several local and international industry operations within Emirates Telecommunications Corporation – Etisalat. Over more than 19 years, he progressed from entry level career development positions through progressively challenging positions. Prior to becoming Vice President in Khalifa University in November 2010, Ebrahim was a Vice President Finance in Etisalat Head Office in Abu Dhabi. Some other previous positions held by him are Group Vice President Policies and Compliance in Etisalat Group, Director Financial Policies and Processes Etisalat UAE, Chief Financial Officer of Canar Telecom (Etisalat’s subsidiary) and Regional Finance Manager. Ebrahim possesses a Certified Public Accountant (CPA; 1997) from the United States in addition to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Accounting.

Vice President, External Relations

Omar Odeh Mr. Omar Odeh serves as the University’s chief marketing and external relations officer. In this capacity, Mr. Odeh is charged with positioning the institution across multiple constituencies including students, the broader public, government, semi-government, corporate and non-profit partners and alumni. His responsibilities include branding, creative services, web communications, event planning, media relations and fundraising. Mr. Odeh is responsible for defining the institution’s brand and strategic differentiators and communicating relevant themes and messages across multiple channels – including media and mass communications, institutional advertising, the website and social media, official publications, events and other modes of institutional outreach. Mr. Odeh is also responsible for developing and managing the institution’s external partnerships function. With over 20 memorandums of understandings (MOUs) in place, the University is actively pursuing international collaboration and partnerships across the region, Europe, North America and Asia to forge closer links to industry, government agencies, universities and institutions. Mr. Odeh has over 17 years of progressive, senior management experience in marketing, branding and institutional positioning. Prior to joining Khalifa University, he served as the Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications at the American University of Beirut (AUB). In his capacity as the institution’s chief marketing officer, he was responsible for web communications, media relations, publications, institutional advertising, event planning, and strategic positioning. While at AUB, he managed a team of 24 communications and marketing professionals in Beirut and New York. Prior to joining AUB, Mr. Odeh worked in the United States where he held senior management positions in business development and market intelligence in the private sector, including 3Com (since purchased by Hewlett-Packard), Alcatel and Reuters. Mr. Odeh has completed his coursework for a PhD in International Relations from the University of Virginia. He earned a Master of Arts degree in International Transactions from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo.

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Vice President, Human Resources

Julien C. Carter, J.D.

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Julien C. Carter, M.A, J.D. joins KU with over 25 years of human resource experience. He has held human resource leadership positions at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Louisville, and State of Minnesota, and State of Missouri. His experience includes benefits administration, labor relations, employee relations, training and development, mediation, and human resource systems.

Dean, College of Engineering

Bayan Sharif Bayan Sharif is Dean of the College of Engineering at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Prior to his appointment in September 2012, he held the position of Professor of Digital Communications and Head of the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. Professor Sharif received the Bachelor and Doctorate degrees from Queen’s University of Belfast and Ulster University, N. Ireland, in 1984 and 1988, respectively. He then held a Research Fellowship at Queen’s University of Belfast before he joined Newcastle University in 1990 as a member of faculty. In 2000 he was appointed as full Professor in Digital Communications, and served as Head of the Communications, Sensors and Signal Processing (CSSP) research group. Professor Sharif has on-going research interests in digital communications with a focus on wireless receiver structures and optimization of wireless networks. Throughout his 25 years of academic career, he has supervised over 50 PhD students and published over 300 journal and conference papers. He has also presented a number of invited talks and tutorials and held several UK and EU research grants in digital communications, underwater acoustics and signal processing. Professor Sharif is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IEE.

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Academic Leadership

Academic Chairs and Directors

Mohammed Ebrahim Al-Mualla Senior Associate Provost, Senior Vice President, Research & Development

Thomas D. Burton Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Education Ph.D., Electrical & Electronics Engineering, University of Bristol, UK M.Sc., Communication Systems & Signal Processing ,University of Bristol, UK B.Eng., Communication Engineering , Etisalat College of Engineering, UAE

Education Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, USA M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, USA B.Sc., Engineering (Aeronautics), California Institute of Technology, USA

Lakmal Seneviratne Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Director of Robotics Institute

Tim McGloughlin Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Education Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, King’s College London, UK B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, King’s College London, UK

Education PhD., Biomedical Engineering, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland M.Eng. Sc, National University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University College, Dublin, Ireland

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Bayan Sharif Dean, College of Engineering Education Ph.D., Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Ulster University, UK B.Sc., Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Queens University of Belfast, UK Hassan Barada Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Education Ph.D .,Electrical Engineering , Louisiana State University, USA M.Sc. , Electrical Engineering , Louisiana State University, USA B.Sc. , Electrical Engineering , Louisiana State University, USA Mahmoud Al Qutayri Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research Education Ph.D., Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Bath, UK M.Sc., Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester, UK B. Eng., Electrical Engineering, Concordia University, Canada

Marte Gutierrez Chair, Department of Civil Engineering Education PhD, University of Tokyo, Japan MS, University of the Philippines, Philippines Mohammed I. Elnaggar Chair, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Education Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt Wesley J Cantwell Interim Chair, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering Education Ph.D., Aeronautics, University of London, UK M.Sc. Aeronautics, Imperial College, UK B.Sc. Aeronautics, Southampton University, UK

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ORGANIZATION CHART

Joel Hayward Director, Institute for International & Civil Security; Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences Education Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand M.A., History, University of Canterbury, New Zealand B.A., History/Classical Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Dimitrios Kyritsis Interim Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Education Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, USA M.Sc., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, USA Dipl. Ing., Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece Philip Beeley Chair, Department of Nuclear Engineering Education Ph.D., Nuclear Chemistry and Physics, McGill University, Canada MBA, Business Studies, Imperial College, London, UK B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Salford, UK Robert Bennell Interim Chair, Department of Applied Math& Science Education Ph.D., Approximation Theory & Computational Mathematics, Cranfield University, U.K M.Sc., Numerical Analysis, Brunel University, UK. B.Sc., Mathematics & Computer Science, Brunel University, U.K. Jim Boyce Director, Preparatory Program Education M.Ed., Educational Technology, City University of Seattle, USA B.Sc., Microbiology, University of Washington, USA

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MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS DURING THE 2013 - 2014 SESSION

PRESIDENT

Chief of Staff

Director Internal Audit

Executive Vice President

Sr. Director of Institutional Research & Planning

• November 2013: His Excellency Giorgio Starace, Italian Ambassador to the UAE, attended the closing ceremony of the “Innovation and Technology Management and Open Innovation” course that was offered to Khalifa University’s graduate students by the Istituto di Management, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Italian company, Loccioni.

General Council

• November 2013: Lockheed Martin and Khalifa University announced that they have signed a formal research partnership agreement aimed towards improving Lockheed Martin’s LM Wisdom® tool, a customizable Web and social media analytics tool. • November 2013: Seven members of the United Kingdom’s Parliament were given the opportunity to tour the Abu Dhabi campus with senior management and engage with students, and view the state of the art facilities and laboratories that are provided by the University. The delegation included Members of Parliament (MP’s) Jackie Doyle-Price, Henry Smith, Andrew Stephenson, John Leech, Gemma Doyle, Ian Lucas and Kevan Jones.

Sr. Vice President for Research

Provost

Director EBTIC Campurs Director of Sharjah

Director of IT

VP External Relations

VP Finance & Admin

Director External Relations

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Director Industrial Engagement & Tech Transfer

VP Human Resources Director Human Resources

Director Procurement & Contracts

Director Finance & Budget

Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

Director University Labs

Services Registrar

Director Preparatory Program

Dean College of Engineering

Director Int’l & Civil Security Institute

Dean College of Medicine & Health Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Director Robotics Institute

Director Student

Head of Libraries

Director Facilities

Senior Associate Provost

Director Student Recruitment & Admissions

Director Research Support

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research

ATIC-KUSTAR

Semiconductor Research

Executive Director

Director of Academic Development

Director of Project Management

Chair Applied Math & Sciences

Chair Mechanical

Aerospace Research & Innovation Centre

Chair Industrial & Systems

• March 2014: H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, visited Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus. He gave a speech to students on the UAE’s energy policy and its impact on the economy, environment and society. • March 2014: The new MSc in Mechanical Engineering and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering programs were accredited by the Ministry of Education. • April 2014: Khalifa University Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, was elected as Chairman of the UAE Section of IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers). • April 2014: H.E. Kwon Hae-ryong, Ambassador of South Korea, visited Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi campus. • April 2014: Khalifa University held a graduation for 350 students from the previous four years. It was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nayhan.

VSAP Research Centre

Chair Aerospace

• February 2014: A delegation consisting of senior management from different universities from Victoria, Australia visited Abu Dhabi Campus. The universities represented were the University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University, Swinburne University and Deakin University.

Chair Biomedical

Chair Civil

Chair Electrical & Computer

Chair Humanities & Social Science

Chair Nuclear Engineering Program

• May 2014: Dr. Fatma Taher, the first Emirati to obtain their PhD from a university in the UAE, graduates from Khalifa University. Her speciality is in Image Processing and she is working on the early detection of lung cancer.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS • May 2014: A new scholarship program has been created for direct entry undergraduate students. Direct entry students are ones who will not have to participate in the University’s Preparatory Program, and rather, start their freshman year immediately. • Khalifa University was placed in the 441-450 band of top universities in the QS World University Rankings 2014 – a great achievement for such a young institution

Khalifa University is actively involved in establishing long term strategic partnerships with a variety of organizations. The University currently enjoys strong relationships with over 20 national and international partners including industry leaders, multinational entities, government agencies, universities and other institutions. By partnering with these entities, the University seeks to emphasize its commitment to research and development, as well as providing its students and faculty the opportunity to solve applied problems and gain real world experience. The university is closely aligned with Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision to expand the knowledge economy and diversify into strategic high technology sectors. In response to the vision the University has undertaken several broad university research initiatives and partnerships focused on the following areas:

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Aerospace Biomedical Healthcare National Security Telecommunications Information Technology Nuclear Energy

Our Partners: • • • • • • • • • • •

Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) University of Bristol Zayed University Etisalat Exeed Industries Thales Dassault Aviation Georgia Institute of Technology Abu Dhabi Police GHQ British Telecom Absher

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GENERAL INFORMATION

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

LOCATION MAPS OF CAMPUSES

Discovery Center The Khalifa University Discovery Center was established in July 2010 in collaboration with Intel to encourage students living in the UAE to learn the importance of technology. The facility showcases Intel’s history and operations through unique exhibits and presentations designed to let visitors explore technology first hand. KU organizes school visits to the Discovery Center where students first take a tour among the digital exhibits and then participate in hands on activities related to what they have learned from their tour.

Abu Dhabi Campus P.O. Box 127788 Abu Dhabi T: 971 2 4018000 F: 971 2 4472442

MedCamp Khalifa University has organized 4 summer med camps to date. The Med-Camp is a one-of-a-kind summer program that is designed to offer a unique experience to potential medical students who are currently in grades 10 and 11. The one-week camp incorporates a fun and hands-on approach to learning and exposes selected high school students to role models and experts in the field of medicine, health, and wellness.

Abu Dhabi Golf & Equestrian Club

Al Jazeera Club

AD Police HQ

Al Saada St. 36

StemCamp This science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camp was open to grades 10 and 11 students and aimed to strengthen and expand their scientific knowledge. The STEM summer included a range of exciting topics, challenges and competitions, and gave students the opportunity to explore the world of engineering. During the week they learned about engineering, participated in hands-on activities, and met engineering students and professors. Distinguished Speakers Series The Distinguished Speakers Series invites prominent members of academia, private and government to discuss topics related to science and technology with members of Khalifa University and the community. Through DSS, Khalifa University is committed to continuing a process aimed at advancing the common interests of the nation and the global community through science. School Visits KU arranges school visits to educate the students about the proper way of choosing their future career.

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To Al Maqta brdg.

KHALIFA UNIVERSITY

Street 1

From Sh. Zayed bridge

GENERAL INFORMATION

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2014-2015 Sharjah Campus P.O. Box 573 Sharjah

SEPT

31 7

T: 971 6 5611333 F: 971 6 5611789

OCT

NOV

Diyar GT 1 Al Fayha Park

DEC

Kuwait Roundabout

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38 Jesco Supermarket Etisalat

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APR St 7th

Hameed Surkhoo Bldg

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Abu Mas’uod Alansari Mosque

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Al Musallah Eid Musalla

Burhani Masjid

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II. Academic Programs

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

THE PREPARATORY PROGRAM 2013-14

THE UNDERGRADUATE & POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

The Preparatory Program 2013-14

All academic programs at Khalifa University are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The M.Sc.’s in Research in Engineering and Information Security have full accreditation and the other programs have initial accreditation.

The goal of Khalifa University’s preparatory program is to prepare students academically and socially for success at the undergraduate level of the university. Students who show promise in engineering but do not yet meet the undergraduate entry requirements can be accepted into the preparatory program. In order to enter the undergraduate program, these students must meet all preparatory program and university requirements. The preparatory courses include English, math, science, and computer science. Students must demonstrate proficiency in all of these areas in order to be accepted into the undergraduate program. In order to gain full acceptance as undergraduates, students must score at least a “C” in all their courses and achieve a minimum “composite” IELTS score of 6.0.

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It is possible for students to enter the undergraduate program after one semester in the preparatory program if they can demonstrate the required academic proficiencies. There is also the potential for being “conditionally” accepted into the undergraduate program if they meet part of the requirements. “Conditional” undergraduate students can take up to two courses per semester at the undergraduate level while completing their preparatory program requirements.

Accredited Programs Undergraduate • B.Sc. Communication Engineering 2009 • B.Sc. Computer Engineering 2009 • B.Sc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2009 • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 2009 • B.Sc. Aerospace Engineering 2009 • B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering 2011 • B.Sc. Industrial and Systems Engineering 2011 • B.Sc. Civil Engineering 2012 Postgraduate • M.Sc. by Research in Engineering 2004 • M.Sc. in Information Security 2009 • M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering 2011 • M.A in International & Civil Security 2011 • Ph.D. in Engineering (2007 for Electronic, Communication and Computer) extended in 2012 International Accreditation The university aims to obtain ABET accreditation for its B.Sc. undergraduate engineering programs. The first programs (Aerospace, Bioengineering, Communication, Computer, Electronic and Mechanical) have applied for accreditation in 2014-2015.

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STUDENT DATA

SUMMARY OF STUDENT DATA

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT DATA

Student Data for November 2013

Undergraduate and Preparatory Students Data for November 2013

UNDERGRADUATE AND PREPARATORY PROGRAMS

OVERALL STUDENT NUMBERS BY LEVEL, GENDER AND NATIONAL/EXPAT

0

100

200

300

Preparatory

400

500

NATIONAL

0

50

100

Freshman

324

Sophomore

Preparatory

238

Junior

200

120 163

Freshman

155

Senior

226

175 113

Sophomore

1227

96 103

Junior

49

Total

69

Senior

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS 0

100

M.Sc. M.A. Ph.D.

200

300

400

84 56

500

EXPAT

0

Preparatory

0 1

50

100

150

200

50 52 37

Total

Sophomore

*Includes 3 Pre-Masters

Junior

27 19 20

ABU DHABI CAMPUS

Faculty

SHARJAH CAMPUS 1025

341

117

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1,366

154

Students

Faculty

47

13 24 38

Senior

POPULATION

Student

9

Freshman

139 46

150

284

48

284

324

238

Preparatory

Freshman

Sophomore

155

226

1,227

Junior

Senior

National and Expat Students

Male

Female

Total

Student: Faculty Ratio: Abu Dhabi (8.8:1), Sharjah (9.2:1), Overall (8.9:1)

OVERALL STUDENT DATA

OVERALL GRADUATE AND PREPARATORY DATA Postgraduate 10%)

Senior (19%) Junior (13%)

Undergraduare (69%) Preparatory (21%)

Sophomore (19%)

Freshman (26%)

Preparatory (23%)

STUDENT DATA

Abu Dhabi Campus

Sharjah Campus

Student Numbers by Level, Gender and National/Expat

Student Numbers by Level, Gender and National/Expat

NATIONAL

0

50

100

150

200

250

300

350

400

0

50

100

150

200

250

300

350

400

100

150

200

250

300

350

400

NATIONAL 104 113

Preparatory

139

Freshman 68 34 40 44

EXPAT

0

Preparatory

0 1

Freshman

44

Senior 50

100

150

200

250

8

300

350

400

EXPAT

0

Preparatory

0 0

Freshman

22

12 50

1 5

Sophomore

15 18

Sophomore

4 2

Junior

7 17

Junior

6 7

Senior

48

15 16

Junior

53

Senior

28 22

Sophomore

81

Junior

50 36 31

Freshman

82

Sophomore

16

Preparatory

19

Senior

40

218

251

182

Preparatory

Freshman

Sophomore

111

143

905

Junior

Senior

Total

Male

19 8

49

66

73

56

Preparatory

Freshman

Sophomore

44

83

322

Junior

Senior

Total

Female Male

Female

STUDENT DATA

Undergraduate and Preparatory Students by Nationality

Undergraduate Student CGPA - Fall 2013

OVERALL CGPA

0

50

100

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