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Education Profile

  • Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland - College Park, US
  • Master of Science – Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland - College Park, US
  • Master Certificate in Project & Technology Management, George Washington University - District of Columbia, US

Hanaa was appointed as the inaugural center manager of the Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center (RC3) in February 2021, her mission is to ensure that the objectives of the RC3 are achieved. She works closely with the RC3 director, and team members, to develop and advance the center focusing on the strategic planning, operations, and administrative support to the RC3 team and affiliates.

Hanaa is an electrical engineer with a background and experience in computer and electronics chip design. For almost two decades, she designed and implemented processor and memory chips at IBM and Analog Devices in the US. Hanaa is a certified project manager with experience in leading and managing teams in advancing complex technology projects through multiple initiation and execution phases towards deployment of the final products.

Hanaa joined KAUST in 2016. Prior to joining the RC3, she was also the inaugural manager for the Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at KAUST. She began her research administration career at KAUST working on the implementation of the KAUST research information system (Pure by Elsevier) in the Office of Sponsored Research and supporting the Office of the Vice President of Research at the University.