Bayan Sharif, Dean of College Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Khalifa University announced today that it has appointed a new Dean for its College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Bayan Sharif will join from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Sharif boasts an impressive background in the field of engineering with over 25 years of experience in an academic setting. He has previously worked as the Head of the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at Newcastle University, United Kingdom.
While in that post he was also the Director of Digital Communications, Chair of the Board of Examiners, and Head of the Communications and Signal Processing Research Group (CSP). As Head of CSP, he oversaw the establishment of a research lab dedicated to Sensors, Electromagnetics and Acoustics (SEALAB).
Dr. Sharif graduated with a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and previously taught at Khalifa University in Sharjah for the 2002/03 academic year.
“We are very pleased to announce Dr. Sharif’s appointment to Khalifa University,” said Khalifa University President, Dr. Tod Laursen. “Dr. Sharif brings strong academic credentials and invaluable experience in research to Khalifa University. The College of Engineering, under his leadership, will continue to build capacity to deliver academic excellence to our students. Dr. Sharif joins a world-class community of academic scholars that are dedicated to contributing to Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision.”
In commenting on this appointment, Dr. Mohammed Al-Mualla, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Research and Development, said: “Dr. Sharif has a very impressive record of over 300 published works in the world’s leading journals and conferences. He has a very strong track record in research and development and in attracting research funding and working with industry. He has worked closely with students in his capacity as Head of the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering since 2005. Dr. Sharif has supervised the research of and offered academic guidance to over 50 Doctorate and Master students at Newcastle University.”
“I am looking forward to working for Khalifa University,” said Dr. Sharif. “It is an honor to be a part of this exciting and fast growing university. Khalifa University has a lot to offer to Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the region and the world in terms of quality graduates and unique, high-quality specialized programs. I hope that I can contribute to the growth and development of this university and its students.”