I spent 20 years in USA where I received a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineer, a Ph.D. in Computer Science, taught for 12 years, conducted funded research, published 22 papers, and consulted for the likes for DoE, NASA, MoD, Bell Core, and IBM.
Then I retired and moved to Saudi Arabia in 1998. I served as an advisor at the Saudi Arabian National Guard, built a technology company – Kahmas – for my respected friend Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan, the most brilliant Arab neurosurgeon, philosopher, and writer. Also, I built the first company in Saudi Arabia – Ateon – to offer blockchain solutions; a systems integrator of solutions from distinguished international partners. Within a year, Ateon shined like a star.
Here is a sample of accomplishments we’re proud of as a team:
Coached my teenage boys into entrepreneurship at age 13 & 14. They built two companies, pitched and presented at regional conferences, and became stars in the region (www.aidmaid.net/gallery.html). My daughter, at age 10, created an initiative “Smiles” to bring some joy to the less fortunate. She has expanded the initiative and will continue to develop it (http://smiles.aidmaid.net).
Long ago, I published a heavily mathematical book on Reservoir Simulation along with a computer program to predict the amount of oil or gas in a given geographical area.
Over 30 years ago, I designed, implemented, and managed one of the first FDDI high speed backbones connecting several engineering buildings and linking to a national high-speed research network; the Synthesis Coalition. At the same time, I secured external funding to build the first Internet & email network on campus; BitNet; funded by the National science Foundation.
Last but not least, I’m a lousy husband, a photographer, a chess player, and a peace lover. I love women: my mother, my wife, my daughters, and my sisters.
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