Dr. Mohammed Al-Mualla holds a PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an MSc degree in Communication Systems and Signal Processing both from the University of Bristol, U.K. He also holds a BEng degree in Communications Engineering from Etisalat College of Engineering, UAE. In 2006 he assumed the responsibilities of the Undersecretary for Academic Affairs of Higher Education at the UAE's Ministry of Education in addition to his duties as the Senior Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Khalifa University, UAE. Since 2000 he has been with Khalifa University where he has served in many roles including Manager of the Abu Dhabi Campus and Interim Provost. His current role as SVP Research & Graduate Studies involves providing leadership and strategic direction for graduate studies, the engagement of the university research enterprise with industry, the management of university Intellectual Property, technology transfer, and research support services. He also oversees Student Recruitment & Admissions. Dr Al-Mualla is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the ICT Fund and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and Training Institute. He is a member of the Senior Management Board of the Etisalat-British Telecom Innovation Center and chair of the Senior Management Board of the Mubadalah-KU Aerospace Innovation Center. He also served in the past on the Board of Directors of C4 Advanced Solutions and the Board of the Emirates Science Club. He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.), Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Al-Mualla is currently the Chairman of the IEEE UAE Section. He also served as the Vice Chairman from 2006 to 2012. He founded the IEEE UAE Signal Processing & Communication Joint Chapter and served as its founding chair from 2004 until 2012. He is the founder and steering committee chair of the IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing & Communication (ICSPC). Dr Al-Mualla has been a member of the steering, organizing and technical program committees of many international conferences, and has served on many editorial and reviewing boards of international journals and conferences.