Adnan Abu-Dayya, Ph.D.

Since 2009, Adnan has been serving as the Founding Executive Director of the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC).  It is one of the first technology innovation institutions in the Middle East focused on translating R&D and technology innovations into scalable digital platforms and solutions in the field of Intelligent Mobility and Smart Cities. From 2007 to 2008, Adnan served as the Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department at Qatar University.

Before moving to Qatar in 2007, Adnan worked for 10 years at AT&T Wireless in Seattle, USA where he served in a number of management positions covering emerging products & technologies, systems engineering, product realization, and intellectual property management. Before that, Adnan worked as a Senior Manager at Nortel Networks in Ottawa, Canada in the advanced technology group, and as a Senior Consultant at the Communications Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada. 

Dr. Adnan serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department of Texas A&M University at Qatar, he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Smart Grid Research Center at Texas A&M University at Qatar, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Computer Engineering & Science Department at Qatar University, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Qatar Auto Museum.

He received his PhD in Wireless Communications (Electrical Engineering) from Queens University, Kingston, Canada in 1992. He has 10 issued patents, and more than 100 referred publications.