Dr. Awad Al-Asmari
Awad Kh. Al-Asmari was born in Balasmer, Saudi Arabia in 1959. He received his B.Sc and M.Eng from King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A, respectively. He then proceeded to the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. where he obtained his PhD in 1991 specialising in communication and signal processing. Since 1991 he has been a faculty member at the College of Engineering, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, where he rose through the ranks to become a full professor in 2003. In addition to this, he was appointed Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Research at the Salman Bin Abdulaziz University, Kharj, in 2009. Prof Awad Alasmari is deeply involved in numerous services to his immediate constituencies, both geographical and professional. He has been a senior member of the IEEE since 1996 and has co-authored numerous publications in the areas of image processing, information security, telecommunications, nanotechnology and quantum computing. He can be reached at www.alasmari.com.