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Ahmad Showail

PhD ‘ 16, MS, ’10 in Computer Science, CEMSE

​​​​​​Ahmad is an assistant professor of Computer Engineering and Head of Technology Incubators at the Vice Presidency for Business and Innovation of Knowledge at Taibah University in Saudi Arabia. Ahmad is also the founder and CEO of tech startup company Zayer. Before joining KAUST in 2009, Ahmad was a system engineer with SABIC. During his time at KAUST, Ahmad published several papers in top journals and magazines and filed a US patent. As a student he was a summer intern at Texas A&E University (2011) and the University of Oxford (2010). Ahmad's professional goal is to become a leader in academia, to push higher education development in Saudi Arabia, the region and the world. He also holds a BSc (Hons) '05, from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.​