Dr. Wail A. Mousa

Dean, Entrepreneurship Institute

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Wail A. Mousa currently serves as the Dean, Entrepreneurship Institute, and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). His charge is to create a premier national model for Entrepreneurship education and academic business incubators in the region. Dr. Mousa received two B.Sc. degrees (with honors) in electrical engineering and mathematical sciences and an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from KFUPM. Mousa’s Ph.D. is in electronics and electrical engineering from the University of Leeds, U.K. Mousa was the first Saudi to be sponsored by the Schlumberger Dhahran Carbonate Research (located in Dhahran Techno-Valley), for a Ph.D. His research interests include digital signal processing and its application in geophysics, with particular emphasis on Seismic Data Processing. Mousa has more than 30 publications and conference proceedings, a registered patent, a few pending patents, a published book and three contracted text-books with Cambridge University Press and John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Mousa is a member of many international and local professional organizations. In late 2006, he represented Saudi Arabia in the inaugural World Petroleum Council-Youth Committee (WPC-YC) and served as Chair of the WPC-YC for three years. He is also a coordinator for the Academic Leadership Center, Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Mousa has received many awards, including a letter of distinction from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Schlumberger in 2008 for his technical contributions to the company. In summer 2013, he attended both the Price-Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators as well as Harvard University’s Management Development Program. More recently, Dr. Mousa served as a panel judge in the 28th Annual Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition, Purdue University, USA. The Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition was created in 1987 and is the third oldest business plan competition in the USA.