Advisory Board

  • Dr. Khaled B. Letaief is the Provost of Hamad Bin Khalifa University. Dr. Letaief joined HBKU from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Under his leadership as Chair Professor and Dean of Engineering, HKUST School of Engineering transformed its educational scope, produced high caliber scholarship, and actively pursued knowledge transfer and societal engagement. ...
  • Dara Entekhabi received B.S. (1983) and M.S. degrees (1985, 1988) in geography from Clark University, Worcester, MA and Ph.D. degree (1990) in civil and environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences...
  • G. M. "Bud" Homsy received his B.S. at UC Berkeley, his MS/PhD at the University of Illinois, and had a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at Imperial College, London. Professor Homsy joined Stanford’s Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 1970, where he taught for 30 years before joining the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara in 2001. He joined the Mathematics...
  • James Wescoat is an Aga Khan Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT.  His research concentrates on water systems in South Asia and the US, from the site to river basin scales.  At the site scale, he led the Smithsonian Institution's project titled, "Garden, City, and Empire: The Historical Geography of Mughal Lahore," which resulted in a co-edited...
  • Mr. Chishti is the founding Chairman and CEO of The Resource Group, the largest offshore-controlled business process outsourcing company in the world. With over $200 million in revenues and over 5000 employees, The Resource Group is Pakistan's most prominent growth company. At the Resource Group, Mr. Chishti has raised over $100 million in capital, including an initial public offering on the...
  • Hassan Ahmed is CEO and Chairman of Sonus Networks. As chief executive officer and chairman, Dr. Ahmed is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the company. Prior to joining Sonus as president and CEO in 1998, Dr. Ahmed was executive vice president and general manager of Ascend Communications' Core Systems Division, which grew under his direction to a $1 billion business....

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