Dr. Sajid Ahmed

BSc, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan, 1998
MSc, University of Manchester, UK
PhD, ​King's College London and Cardiff University, UK

W​​hy did you choose KAUST?

I was very much inspired by the worthy endeavor of making KAUST a new “House of Wisdom” in the region, and I wanted to be a part of it. KAUST is a model institution for the advancement of scientific research. 

How is KAUST helping you fulfill your dream?

KAUST is providing me with full independence to do my research. My children are also getting the best education here at The KAUST Schools. KAUST is a truly multi-cultural community and institution, and I am proud of to be a part of the community.

What is your research topic?​

My research topics include waveform design for MIMO-radar and localization of target using passive radar.

What is are your research accomplishments before and after joining KAUST?

The focus of my research is the areas of array signal processing with applications to communications and radar. Before joining KAUST, I worked in the top universities of the world, and have published a number of high-quality journal papers. I am a recipient of a contribution award for my excellent research from the University of Edinburgh (UK). 

In KAUST, my group has published a number of high-quality journal papers. We have also organized a number of workshops in Saudi Arabia to teach how to design radar in practice. I also have become the senior member of IEEE in KAUST.     

What do you think about the KAUST environment and social life?​

KAUST is truly a multi-cultural institution. At KAUST, people come from all over Saudi Arabia, Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia, and Africa. They come here with different ways of thinking, different cultures, and different approaches for solving problems. To socialize and work with them is both exciting and challenging.