Mustahsan Mir

Mustahsan Mir

Professor, Executive Director of OIPE
Ext: 6800

Prof. Mustahsan Mir received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Gold Medalist) from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in 1976. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, M.S. degree in Computer, Information, and Control Engineering, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 1979, 1981, and 1983, respectively. Prof. Mir served Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia from 1984 to 2001 where he was a founding member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and the College of Engineering. At Umm Al-Qura University he received a number of awards including the “Best Teacher of the College of Engineering” and the “Distinguished Teacher of the University”. In August 2001, he joined Ajman University as a Professor and served as Head of the Electrical Engineering Department from 2012 to 2016. In January 2017 he became the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Currently, he is the Executive Director for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness. Prof. Mir is a member of Honor Societies Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi. He is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA) and a Fellow of IEEE (Pak). He has served on editorial boards of scientific journals, delivered invited speeches, and conducted workshops on assessment and accreditation.

Education
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 1983
  • M.Sc. Computer, Information, and Control Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 1981
  • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 1979
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 1976
Experience
  • Executive Director, Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, Ajman University, UAE, January 2018-To date
  • Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Ajman University, UAE, Jan. 2017 - Jan. 2018
  • Head of Electrical Engineering Department, Ajman University, UAE, 2012-2016
  • Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ajman University, UAE, 2001 - To date
  • Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia, 1998-2001
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia, 1991-1997
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia, 1984-1990
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, USA, 1980-1982.
Teaching Area
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Research
  • Macrocell Placement Optimization
  • Computer Relaying
  • Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Engineering Education
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Shehieb, W., Ait Gacem, M., Alghlayini, S., Saeed, M., and Ghazal, A., “Smart Assistive Glasses for Alzheimer's Patients”, IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2019), Ajman, UAE, December 10-12, 2019.
  • Eldeen, A. S., Shehieb, W., Mir, Mustahsan, “Outdoor Active Water-Harvesting and Dehumidification System”, Proceedings of 10th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON 2019), Vancouver; Canada, pp. 297-302, October 17-19, 2019.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, Alizadeh, H., Hayati, F., “Effectiveness of Program Assessment Based on Course Learning Outcomes”, 8th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2017), Sharjah, UAE, April 18-20, 2017.
  • Shehieb, W., Al Sayed, H., Akil, M., Turkman, M., Sarraj, M., Mir, Mustahsan, “A Smart System to Minimize Mishandled Luggage at Airports”, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Progress in Informatics and Computing, Shanghai, China, December 23-25, 2016.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, Alizadeh, H., Hayati, F., “Assessment Strategies and Evaluation Software Developed for Electrical Engineering Program at AUST”, London International Conference on Education (LICE-2016), London, UK, Nov. 14-16, 2016.
  • Al-Saleh, M., Mir, Mustahsan, Hassanin, A., “Modified Cluster Boundary Search Technique for Improved Layout Designs”, Proceedings of 6th International IEOM Conference, Malaysia, March 8-10, 2016.
  • Nazir, N., Dawood, N., Karim, R., Younis, M., Mir, Mustahsan, Dorrikhteh, M., Basiratzadeh, S., “Smartphone-based Indoor Tracking System for Firefighters in Action”, Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Technology and Information Systems (ICCTIS’2015), Dubai, UAE, August 13-15, 2015.
  • Mir, Mustahsan and Hayati, F., “Developing Mentoring and Research Skills of Talented Undergraduate Engineering Students”, Proceedings of IFEE 2015 Conference, UAE, March 17-19, 2015.
  • Al-Saleh, M., Mir, Mustahsan, Hassanin, A., “Comparison of Enhanced Constructive Layout Optimization Technique with Tabu-Search and Particle Swarm Optimization Methodologies”, Proceedings of 5th International IEOM Conference, pp. 475-481, UAE, March 3-5, 2015.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, “Using Competitions as Motivation for Learning Essential Engineering Skills”, Proceedings of International Symposium on Smart Learning for the Next Generation, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 24-25, 2013.
  • Ali, A., Al-Shehabi, M., Ali, A., Mir, Mustahsan, “An Indoor Navigation System for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons”, Proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Technologies (NECL 2013), BIT, UAE, May 26, 2013.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, “The Impact of Applying a Holistic Approach to Develop Engineering Students’ Skills”, Proceedings of EduLEARN13 Conference, Spain, July 1-3, 2013.
  • Jeddi, S., Shahin, M., Hassouna, A., Mir, Mustahsan, “Design and Implementation of an Over-Speed Monitoring and Recording System”, Proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Technologies (NECL 2013), BIT, UAE, May 26, 2013.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, “Development of Design and Practical Skills of Engineering Students”, Invited Paper delivered at the International Conference on Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning 2012 (ICOBTL 2012), Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), Manila, Philippine, February 16-17, 2012.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, “Embedded Peer-to-Peer Coaching for Developing Practical Skills of Engineering Students”, Proceedings of 15th Int’l Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning”, Austria, Sept. 26-28, 2012.
  • Mir, Mustahsan and Ali, A., “A Comparison of Output Quality of Two Programs Based on Different Accreditation Criteria”, Proceedings of IEEE GCC 2011 Conference, Feb. 19-22, 2011.
  • Hassanin, A., Mir, Mustahsan, Mukhtar, F., “A Wireless Sensor Network for Water Pipeline Leak Detection”, International Conference on Water, Energy, and Environment, American University of Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 14-17, 2011.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, “Development of Design, Implementation, and Troubleshooting Skills of EE Students”, Proceedings of the 5th Int’l Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2010), UAE, Nov. 2010.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, “Application of Simulated Annealing to Cluster-Boundary Search Algorithm for Macrocell Placement Optimization”, Proceedings of Int’l Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering, pp. 896-899, Malaysia, May 2010.
  • Shams, T., Rahi, F., Mir, Mustahsan, Nasor, M., “Home ECG System: Signal Processing and Remote Transmission”, Proceedings of 9th IEEE Int’l Symposium on Signal Processing and IT, Ajman, UAE, December 2009.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, “Projects-Based Evolutionary Approach for Developing Practical Skills in Measurement and Data Acquisition”, Proceedings of EduLEARN09 Conference, Spain, July 2009.
  • Mir, Mustahsan, Sharif, T., “SMART Program: A Strategy for Promoting Engineering Education”, Proceedings of EduLEARN09 Conference, Spain, July 2009.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Dream Team Excellence Award from the Chancellor of Ajman University, 2017.
  • Supervisor of Graduation Project that secured 3rd position in national-level Artificial Intelligence and Robotics competition held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of UAE, 2017
  • Supervisor of Graduation Project that won One Million Dirham Award in national-level Artificial Intelligence and Robotics competition. The award was given by the Prime Minister of UAE , 2016
  • Recipient of Award from the Ruler of Ajman, 2016
  • Dream Team Award from the Chancellor of Ajman University, 2017
  • Best Paper award in ICEEE Conference, Turkey, 2014
  • Best Paper award at NCET Conference, UAE, 2013
  • Recognition Award from Ajman University, 2012
  • Dean’s Award from College of Engineering, Ajman University, 2011
  • The “Distinguished Teacher of the University” Award from Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia, 2001
  • “Best Teacher” of the College of Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia, 2000
  • Included in Dean’s List, University of Michigan, USA, 1979
  • Received 45 Certificates of Merit, Excellence, Recognition, Appreciation from various universities
  • Fellow, IEEEP (Pakistan)
  • Senior Member, IEEE (USA)
  • Member of Honor Societies: Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi
  • First Position out of 175 students in B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, 1976