Dr. Arafat Al-Dweik received his M.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) and Ph.D. (Magna Cum Laude) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, USA in 1998 and 2001, respectively. He was with Efficient Channel Coding, Inc., Cleveland-Ohio, from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was the Head of Department of Information Technology at the Arab American University in Palestine. From 2003 to 2012, he was with the Communications Engineering Department, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates. He joined University of Guelph, ON, Canada, as an Associate Professor from 2013-2014.
Dr Al-Dweik is a Visiting Research Fellow at Newcastle University in the UK since 2006. He is also a Research Professor and member of the School of Graduate Studies at Western University and University of Guelph, ON, Canada.
Dr. Al-Dweik has extensive editorial experience where he served as an Associate Editor at the IEEE Transactions on vehicular Technology, 2013-present. Moreover, he was an organizing committee and TPC member in several major conferences such as GLOBECOM, ICC, PIMRC and WCNC.
He also has extensive research experience in various areas of wireless communications and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He published more than 120 articles in highly prestigious international journals and conference proceedings, and raised over $2.2 million of research funds in the last six years.
Dr. Al-Dweik has an active entrepreneurship where he is the founder of two startup companies, and has eight patents with the USPO. He has also received several research awards such as the "Best Academic Research Award, Dubai Award for Sustainable Transportation, Feb. 2017", Fulbright scholarship, Hijjawi Award for Applied Sciences, and received the best paper award in several conferences. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada.