The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department aims to serve the society by educating and inspiring future professionals in the various fields of electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science by creating, applying, and disseminating vital knowledge and technology, and by leading the professional activities of academia, industry and government.

EECS encompasses diverse fields such as advanced communications and information systems, information and computer security, e-services and networks, multimedia processing and communications, software engineering, app development, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics, to name a few. EECS offers BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering (with an optional concentration in Software Systems), and Computer Science, as well as MSc and PhD programs in EECS.

EECS research is aligned with the 2030 Abu Dhabi strategic plan, which calls for diversification of the economy beyond oil and gas, by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and spinoffs in the fields of semiconductor, energy, and ICT sectors, among others. EECS faculty collaborate with the many research centers at the University on research related to robotics, communications, semiconductors, etc. They also collaborate frequently with prestigious research laboratories around the world.

All EECS programs offer many benefits to businesses and industries. There is the opportunity to influence research and education, and to participate in long-range technical assessments of problems and directions in the field. Contacts with prospective employers are easily established, and affiliates have early access to student resumes, as well as student and faculty publications. Internships in local and national industry provide students with a complementary hands-on experience element to their education. The result of this interaction is greater excellence in both the research and teaching missions of the EECS department, whose vision is to maintain its status as a world-class department and function as the premiere technology hub in the Gulf region.

Career options
EECS graduates are well prepared to fill a variety of business, industry, services, academia, and government positions.

The career options relevant to EECS graduates include but are not limited to:

  • Electric power generation and distribution companies.
  • Oil and Gas companies.
  • Consumer electronics companies.
  • Electrical equipment manufacturing companies.
  • Test and measurement companies.
  • Automotive and aerospace companies.
  • Hospitals and medical devices companies.
  • Airlines, airports, and transportation companies.
  • Ports and marine engineering companies.
  • Standardization and regulatory authorities.
  • Army, Police, and Civil Security Organizations.
  • Telecommunications companies.
  • Media and broadcasting companies.
  • Networking companies.


While working in various EECS career tracks, EECS graduates will be involved in the design, development, evaluation, and integration of:

  • Computers, hardware, and software.
  • Consumer electronics, such as TVs and smart phones.
  • Robotic platforms and drones.
  • Digital and computer technology.
  • Medical equipment and devices.
  • Information systems used in all sectors of life.
  • Transportation systems and automotive electronics.
  • Power generation and distribution networks.
  • Visual and digital signal processing, audio processing.
  • Test and measurement instruments.
  • Sensors and transducers.
Impact of EECS

The demand for EECS graduates has been consistently growing in the technological world we currently live in. They conceive, design, and build high-profile products and services that help improve and save lives through monitoring devices, surgical robots, artificial limbs, and lasers; help preserve the environment through hybrid electric vehicles, smart grid power distribution systems, and solar or wind power; improve the safety of critical high technology systems through anti-skid braking systems and nuclear power plant controls; enable our daily communications through the Internet, smart phones, tablet computers, and wireless networks; facilitate our entertainment through video games, 3D television and high-fidelity audio products; reduce human toil in manufacturing through computer automation technologies; and enable our financial transactions through secure communications and products.

The demand for EECS graduates has been consistently growing in the technological world we currently live in. EECS is a dynamic field where new technologies are developed and integrated in our lives almost on a daily basis. Examples of recent new technologies that depend on the EECS field include the development of the smart phones and mobile computing systems such as iPads and tablets, smart homes, and intelligent transportation systems.

EECS programs are ideal for people who are passionate for solving challenging problems with the aim of serving humanity. By undertaking an EECS program, you could find yourself equipped to contribute immediately to one of the following technologies:

Emerging Areas of EECS:

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) provides a list of emerging areas in electrical engineering and computer science.

EECS Impact on Humans and Society:

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has a significant impact on humans and society, through-:

  • Analog and Radio Frequency Electronic Circuits: Without these, there’d be no cell phones, no WiFi, and no television.
  • Computer and Digital Systems:  The humankind is advancing faster technologically than ever before with the help of computers. These digital systems are everywhere, from your dishwasher and wristwatch to the Mars rovers, and everything in between.
  • Networking: The internet is having a profound impact on society, bringing people across the world together to work collaboratively from different countries.
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing: These technologies make it possible for computers to analyze data from medical imaging devices to identify diseases. Computer vision experts teach computers how to recognize faces, while image processing people can de-blur images, extract features, and even make art.
  • Control Systems, Robotics, and Intelligent Transportation: Automation to reduce human efforts in the workplace; enhance safety in manufacturing systems, automobiles (via self-driving vehicles), and aircraft (via auto-pilots).
  • Electromagnetics, Remote Sensing, and Microwaves: Communication via radio waves is essential for mobile devices, radios, and the internet. Radio- and microwaves can also be used for sensing. The ability of microwaves to see through clouds and rain makes them very useful for measuring Earth’s climate.
  • Communication and Signal Processing: is concerned with the transmission, storage, and analysis of information signals
  • Optics and Photonics: Using light to solve engineering problems runs the range from fiber optics to lasers for eye surgery. Photonics also includes the field of display technology from LEDs to liquid crystals to holograms.
  • Nanotechnology and Electronic Materials: Used to develop faster transistors to run your computers, chips that run all electronic devices, and more efficient solar technology.
  • Sustainable Energy and Power Systems: Humankind is hugely dependent on energy, but burning materials to make electricity is damaging our environment. Electrical engineers are working to create better solar cells and windmills, to harvest energy from tides and many other non-polluting sources.
Student Activities

Students in the EECS department are encouraged to participate in curricular, co-curricular and social activities. The department has a well-established program student centric events, which are held regularly.

Student Chapters

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the advancing technological innovations for the benefit of humanity. For EECS students, IEEE creates the appropriate environment for integration, communication, and collaboration on world changing technologies. For more information about the IEEE please visit www.ieee.org. Khalifa University has an active IEEE student chapter on campus.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (Lambda Phi Chapter)

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the international electrical and computer engineering honor society of IEEE, is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing individual excellence in education and meritorious work, in professional practice, and in any of the areas within the IEEE-designated fields of interest. The organization currently has around 200 student chapters and several thousand members around the world. The Khalifa University Lamda Phi chapter, 235th is the first chapter in the UAE and the second one in the gulf region.  For more information about this chapter, please visit https://hkn.ieee.org/hkn-chapters/all-chapters/lambda-phi-chapter/.

Student Competitions
Student competitions present an excellent opportunity for EECS students to get engaged in real life projects where they learn how to design, implement and present complete systems that have significant relevance to the broader EECS community. Some of the competitions our students participate in include:

Honor Societies, Professional Organizations, certification

Department Facilities

The students in the EECS department can utilize several specialized laboratory facilities to further their learning process. These include:

  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Science/Linux
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electrical Machines
  • Electronic Devices
  • Embedded Systems
  • Feedback and Control Systems
  • Instrumentation and Industrial Automation
  • PCB/Electronic Workshop
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Senior Design Project
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecom-Wireless Sensor Network
Women in EECS

Many of the top international scientists within the EECS field are women. Pioneering female electrical engineers include:

Further reading can be found on the IEEE Women in Engineering website and in the IEEE UAE Section.

Admission Requirements

Detailed admission guidelines can be found in the Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Admissions sections.

Contact Us

Khalifa University

Abu Dhabi Campus

PO Box 127788

Abu Dhabi, UAE




Dr. hatem zeineldin Professor, Department Chair
Dr. mahmoud al-qutayri Professor, Associate Provost for Academic Operations
Dr. hassan barada Professor, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Dr. ahmed al-durra Professor, Associate Provost for Research
Dr. ernesto damiani Professor, Director of the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (C2PS)
Dr. ehab el-saadany Professor, Director, Advanced Power and Energy Center, Acting Dean College of Engineering
Dr. mohamed el moursi Professor, Deputy Director of Advanced Power and Energy Center (APEC)
Dr. vinod khadkikar Professor, IEEE Fellow, Co-Editor-in-Chief - IEEE Trans on Industrial Electronics, Distinguished Lecturer – IEEE IAS, IEEE IAS Fellow Evaluation Committee Member
Prof. baker mohammad Professor, Director, System-on-Chip Center
Dr. yousof al-hammadi Assistant Vice President, Graduate Studies, Associate Professor
Dr. nazar ali Associate Professor
Dr. nawaf almoosa Assistant Professor, Director, EBTIC
Dr. luigi martino Research Scientist, Assistant Professor



Research Scientists
Post-Doctoral Fellows
Dr. dimitris m. manias Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. ashfaq ahmed Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Maha Kadadha Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Associates

Graduate Students

Ahmad Mohammad Saber Abdelsamie Graduate Student, PHD
Ahmed Rehan Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Binzhao Xu Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Xiaoxiong Zhang Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Huruy Tesfai Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Ismail Al-Ali Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Zainab Husain Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Yonas Gebregiorgis Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Tayaba Abbasi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Tasneem Assaf Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Shimaa Naser Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Saleh Edhah Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Nurym Noyanbayev Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Meriem Bettayeb Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Maryam Alshehhi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Marios Papadovasilakis Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Lilas Alrahis Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Lamees Al Qassem Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Ghalia Tello Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Esraa Ghourab Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Eman Hassan Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Ebtesam Almazrouei Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Biyadgie Ayalew Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Alabi Bojesomo Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Ahmed Alshemeili Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Abubakar Sani Ali Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Abdulla Alzaabi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Abdulla Abou Chaer Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Abass Yahaya Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Salim Al Kaabi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Reem Alsuwaidi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Mustafa Shalwani Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Maria Sahakyan Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Baraa Mohandes Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Badreyya AlShehhi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Ayat Taha Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Aishah Al Yammahi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Hamda Al Breiki Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Engr. Ahmed Yaqoub Alhammadi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Leen Younes Graduate Student, M.SC
Yaqoob Al Shamsi Graduate Student, M.SC ISEC
Sumaya Albedwawi Graduate Student, M.SC ISEC
Mohammed Alnuaimi Graduate Student, M.SC ISEC
Maitha Alzeyoudi Graduate Student, M.SC ISEC
Hessa Alzaabi Graduate Student, M.SC ISEC
Fatema Maasmi Graduate Student, M.SC ISEC
Alanoud Almemari Graduate Student, M.SC ISEC
Ahmed Alblooshi Graduate Student, M.SC ISEC
Zhang Zheng Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Wafa Alnaqbi Graduate Students, M.SC ECE
Suood Almazrooei Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Sarah Alhosani Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Ruba Nasser Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Reem Al-Ali Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Qasim Alblooshi Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Omar Hassan Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Nouf Alkaabi Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Nasser AL-Saif Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Muhammad Shafay Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Mohammad Madine Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Mohamed Elimam Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Mariam Al Zaabi Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Mai Almarri Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Hend Alhosani Graduate Student, M.SC
Hamad Alzaabi Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Fatmah Alantali Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Fares Akaila Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Faisal Sattar Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Dunia Mahboobeh Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Bushra Alshehhi Graduate Student, M.SC
Aysha Alteneiji Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Asma Al Mheiri Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Amna Alshehhi Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Amna Aljaberi Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Alya Alhammadi Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Ali Alqaraan Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Aisha Mohamed Eissa Alhammadi Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Ahsan Baidar Bakht Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Ahmed Saafan Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Ahmed Hassan Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Ahmed Ahmed Graduate Student, M.SC ECE
Abdullah Mahmoud Graduate Student, M.SC CSCI
Abdula Abu Zuhri Graduate Student, M.SC CSCI
Saeed Alkaabi Graduate Student, M.SC CSCI
Nada Elsokkary Graduate Student, M.SC CSCI
Muhammad Muneeb Graduate Student, M.SC CSCI
Ahmed Dirir Graduate Students, M.SC CSCI
Henok Teweldebrhan Graduate Student, M.SC ECE & Graduate Research Teaching Assistant
Ammar Battah Graduate Student, M.SC ECE