Biography of Adnan Abu-Dayya
Executive Director (CEO), QU Wireless Innovations Center (QUWIC)
Dr. Adnan has more than 20 years of international experience in the areas of wireless/telecomm R&D, product innovations, business development, and services delivery. Before moving to Qatar in 2007, he worked for 10 years at AT&T Wireless in Seattle, USA where he served in a number of senior management positions covering Product Innovations & Emerging Technologies, Systems Engineering, Product Realization, Intellectual Property Management and Licensing. Before that, Adnan worked as a Senior Manager at Nortel Networks in Canada in the advanced technology group and as a Senior Consultant at the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada. From April 2007 to Dec. 2008, he was the Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department at Qatar University.
He led the initiative to create and then was appointed as the Founding Executive Director (CEO) of the QU Wireless Innovations Center (QUWIC) in Jan. 2009 at the Qatar Science & Technology Park, Doha, Qatar. QUWIC is focused on utilizing emerging wireless/mobile technologies to develop smart solutions and applications tackling the needs of different market segments in the region including Intelligent Transportation, Environment, Utilities, Mobile Health, etc.
Adnan received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Queens University, Canada in 1992. He has many issued and pending patents and more than fifty publications in the field of wireless communications technologies and services.