Ahmed Barnawi is an associate professor at the Faculty of Computing and IT, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he works since 2007. He received PhD at the University of Bradford, UK in 2006. He was visiting professor at the University of Calgary in 2009. His research areas are cellular and mobile communications, mobile ad hoc and sensor networks, cognitive radio networks and security. He received three strategic research grants and registered two patents in the US. He is IEEE member.