Ahmad R. Dhaini was an off-campus Postdoctoral Fellow from University of Waterloo, Canada, under the supervision of Prof. Basem Shihada at the Networking Research Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Currently, he 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.
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 has been also tackling research problems related to Biotechnology; more specifically in the areas of mobile health (mHealth) and medical image analysis.