Our current academic offerings include three Bachelor’s degrees, in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, and Computer Engineering. All three programs are now enjoying full ABET accreditation. At the graduate level, we offer well established and internationally acknowledged Master’s and Ph.D. programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Without a doubt, our educational and research programs make our department a pillar of Khalifa University’s academic offerings and a key part of its history and future.
Currently, we have over 400 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, and we are proud to have graduated several Emirati PhDs. Some of them have joined our faculty as Assistant Professors, adding their contributions to those of their world-class colleagues, who are drawn from top universities in the US, Canada, and several European countries.
The ECE Department is not just teaching the next generation of industry leaders. Our faculty and students are involved in a wide range of research endeavors, in areas as diverse as wireless communications, cloud computing and data analytics, cyber security, medical imaging, nanotechnology, chip design, robotics, computers, renewable energy and smart grids, just to mention a few. Our department makes significant contributions to the University’s Research centers, including the Khalifa University Semiconductor Research Center (KSRC), the Etisalat BT Innovation Center (EBTIC), the Visual Signal Analysis and Processing Center (VSAP), the Information Security Center (ISC), and the Robotics Institute (KURI), in addition to contributing to the research clusters in energy and information technology.
Due to our department’s activity and focus, we have drawn attention and support from a variety of industry giants, including the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Company (TDC), EARTH, ADEC, and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Fund, to name but a few.
I look forward to what the future brings, and we are eager to continue our growth and expansion, as Khalifa University develops as a regional leader in science, research, and technology and contributes to the building of a knowledge-based economy.
Dr. Thanos Stouraitis
Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
All programs offered by the ECE department are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education. Moreover, The ECE undergraduate degree programs in Communication, Electrical and Electronic, and Computer Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.
ECE students wins first prize in the Innovative Cybersecurity Competition - December 2016
The ECE student Sanaah AlSalami won the first prize of 25,000 AED in the “Innovative Cybersecurity Competition” competition, which was organized by DESC, Dubai Electronic Security Center.
There were 72 ideas from 17 UAE universities submitted for the competition. Sanaah is a student in the MSc in Information Security and is supervised by Prof. Khaled Salah and Dr. Joonsang Baek.
KU ECE students win several awards during the 2016 UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition (UGSRC) - May 2016.
Over 250 students from all UAE universities participated in the UGSRC held at Abu Dhabi University on May 9 2016. ECE students secured 3 important distinctions in two different categories:
Category: Information Technology & Computer Engineering
Award: 1st Place Winner
Project Title: Sentiment Analysis of UAE Social Media
Students: Mohammad Al-Sharid & Mohammad Jassem
Supervisors: Drs. Khaled Salah & Hassan AlMuhairi
Award: 2nd Place Winner
Project Title: Machine Learning in Bioinformatics: Cancer Diagnosis, Progression, and Prediction
Student: Dana Bazazeh
Supervisors: Drs. Raed Shubair & Nawaf AlMoosa
Category: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Award: 2nd Place Winner
Project title: Secured and Robust Communication System using Simple Signal Processing
Student: Huda B. Abualola
Supervisors: Drs. Arafat Al-Dweik and Husam Mukhtar
KU Team Takes First Place in International Smart Security and Privacy Contest – February 2015
The inaugural contest sought participation on issues facing the use of smart devices.
The winners of the Khalifa University and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic Smart Security and Privacy Contest (SmartSec) were announced yesterday. Khalifa University’s team, “Security ACT,” which consisted of Dr. Hamad Al Marzouqi (coach), Khalfan Almarashda and Mohammed Al Zaabi, was awarded first place in the Professional/University student category for their project (The Anti-Camera Tag).
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Abu Dhabi Campus
PO Box 127788
Abu Dhabi, UAE