Zaher Dawy was appointed as interim provost on July 1, 2020, and is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined AUB in 2004 after earning his doctoral degree in Communications Engineering from Munich University of Technology (TUM), Germany. He is an AUB alumnus and graduate of the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) in 1998.
At AUB, Dr. Dawy held a number of major administrative responsibilities. During the last three years, he served as associate provost, chair of the University Research Board, and chair of the Graduate Council. He has been leading a range of initiatives focused on research ascendancy and funding programs, graduate studies, and policies and procedures for the reinstatement of tenure. In MSFEA, he also served as the founding coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering Program.
Dr. Dawy’s research and teaching interests are in the fields of communications theory, wireless networks, internet of things, and biomedical engineering. His research lab has been funded by major international grants from Qatar Foundation, Ericsson, General Electric, and NeuroPro AG. For his research contributions, he received in 2012 the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers and in 2011 the IEEE Communications Society Outstanding Young Researcher Award in Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region. He is also the recipient of AUB’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and several professional service recognitions. He has been on various editorial boards including IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Elsevier Computer Networks, and Elsevier Physical Communications.