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As Executive Vice President of Khalifa University, Dr. Arif provides comprehensive direction and strategic coordination for the expansion and management of Khalifa University and its programs.He maintains effective coordination between the university’s academic and administrative functions, overseeing and controlling student admissions, monitoring campus discipline and ensuring an environment conducive to academic excellence.
He is a board member at Strata, Mubadala’s composite aerostructures manufacturing facility and currently leading UAE universities efforts in the establishment of the Emirates Advanced Network for Research and Education. He is also member in several professional societies including the IET and IEEE. He was the UAE IEEE computer Society Chapter (Chair) for the period 2003-2008.
Prior to becoming Interim President of Khalifa University, Dr. Arif was Manager of the Etisalat University College* (EUC) and was also assistant professor and then associate professor at EUC, before being promoted to Deputy Head of the Computer Engineering Department and later to Deputy Manager Etisalat University College. He has lectured on various subjects and specializations within Computer and Communication Networks, including artificial intelligence and multimedia areas.
Dr. Arif has a doctoral degree in Telecommunications from the University of London, Queen Mary College. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Etisalat University College.