Dr. Ashraf Zaher joined AUK in the AY13/14 and is currently the Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). He was awarded both his B.Eng. (Honors) in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1988 and his M.Eng. in Automatic Control Engineering in 1994 from Mansoura University, Egypt. He received his first Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Oakland University, Michigan, USA in 2001, and his second Ph.D. in Control Engineering from Oakland /Mansoura Universities (joint supervision) in 2004.He is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the ECE Department and he was the chair of the College Curriculum Committee for CAS, and a member in the ABET Steering Committee for both the ECE and the CSIS Departments. Within the ECE Department, he is the chair of the Course Assessment Committee, the Assessment and Curriculum Committee, Budget Committee and the ABET Accreditation Committee. Before joining AUK, he was an Associate Professor in Kuwait University for nine years in the Engineering Physics program, Department of Physics, College of Sciences. He was a research scholar and a visiting assistant professor at Oakland University, Electrical and Systems Engineering department from January 1998 until August 2002. During his stay in USA, he worked with both General Motors and Valeo Automotive, Michigan, USA, as a consultant and programmer in their research and development branches. He participated in many projects, received many grants, and published several technical reports in the field of virtual engineering applications in the Automotive industry. In addition, he was among the training team for ALBA Company in Bahrain, when he worked in Bahrain Training Institute in 1995. Dr. Ashraf has plenty of publications in both international journals and conferences and is an associate editor in the American Control Conferences, as well as a reviewer in many periodicals. His research interests include virtual engineering, nonlinear dynamics, hybrid signal processing, engineering physics, and chaos. He is a member of IEEE, AACC and AIP.