Dr. Awad bin Khazim Al-Asmari is the director of Shaqra University in Shaqraa, Riyadh. He is also a Shoura Council member.
Al-Asmari attained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University, Riyadh, in 1982, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University, US, in 1986, and a Ph.D. in communication and signal processing from the University of Toledo, Ohio, in 1999.
Before his current role, Al-Asmari worked as a part-time adviser to the Ministry of the Interior, National Information Center in 1995-96, a part-time adviser to the Ministry of Defense and Aviation from November 1998 to November 1999.
He has been a senior member of the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 1996 and has co-authored a number of publications in the fields of image processing, information security, telecommunications, nanotechnology and quantum computing.
In 2013, Al-Asmari received a gold medal and certificate of appreciation from the IEEE for his contributions to many research studies in communications and information technology and his participation in arbitration and editing in the organization for more than 20 years.
Recently, Al-Asmari signed an agreement with the University of California in the fields of training, research and consultancy.
The agreement aims to train distinguished students at the faculty of engineering at Shaqra University. Students will join an intensive program to develop their skills during the summer break.