Dr. Ahmad R. Dhaini is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the American University of Beirut (AUB).
He received his B.Sc. in Computer Science from AUB in 2004. He then earned his M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 2006. His Master’s dissertation was nominated for the best thesis award. In 2006-2007, he worked as a Software Analyst and Consultant at TEKSystems, Montreal, Canada; and in 2007-2008, as a Software Designer at Ericsson, Montreal, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada in 3 years only (2008-2011), and was granted several awards such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), and other various teaching and research awards at University of Waterloo. In 2011-2012, he worked as a Research Associate at University of Waterloo, Canada, and as a Consultant at KAUST, Saudi Arabia.
In 2012-2014, Dr. Dhaini was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University, working in the Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory (PNRL) lead by Prof. Leonid Kazovsky (known as the father of optical coherent transmission), after being awarded the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship (NSERC PDF). He also completed the Stanford Ignite program for entrepreneurship and innovation; it is a mini-MBA program in Stanford’s graduate school of business, designed to teach scientists how to convert an idea into a business.
Dr. Dhaini is an inventor with US patents. He has also authored/co-authored one book, one book chapter, and more than 30 highly cited research articles in top IEEE journals and conferences. He is a reviewer for NSF, NSERC, and several US universities’ internal grants. He also serves as Editor for Springer’s Photonics Networks Communications journal, and reviewer and technical program committee (TPC) member for several major IEEE journals and conferences.
His research interests cover several themes of optical networks such as fiber-wireless (FiWi) broadband access networks, mission-critical networks, green communications, and software-defined networking. He also have research interests in BioTechnology and TechMed (i.e., the marriage of technology and medicine).